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Old August 7th, 2011, 09:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Found a modded 2.2.1 rom that a dev made up for the continuum. ANd he didn't even break the ticker with it, as far as I can tell. Just installed it earlier today. It was my first root, and I didn't have any problems with it at all following his instructions. Very quick, and so far, very stable. I still need to load all my apps on, but I'm liking what I see. Here is the link

[ROM] [FROYO] EC03 Odin ROM - xda-developers

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Found a modded 2.2.1 rom that a dev made up for the continuum. ANd he didn't even break the ticker with it, as far as I can tell. Just installed it earlier today. It was my first root, and I didn't have any problems with it at all following his instructions. Very quick, and so far, very stable. I still need to load all my apps on, but I'm liking what I see. Here is the link

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Did you use Superoneclick? I may try this for my son's continuum.
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No. Cwm and odin. He links everything you need.
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Excellent, thank you for the link!
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No problem. On day 7, and othrr than a couple of glitches, like the dialer app hanging up, no probs. I reboot daily as a matter of course, though (blame microsoft).
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flashed this tonight.. are you still using swype? i don't much care for it..
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flashed this tonight.. are you still using swype? i don't much care for it..
God no. I'm using go keyboard, but android kb is still on there.
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If you apply this patch, are there any options to go back either by uninstalling or any kind of rollback feature?
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If you apply this patch, are there any options to go back either by uninstalling or any kind of rollback feature?
You can do a nandroid backup through cwm aftervyou flash that(before the rom). There is also links to the stock tom images on xda. I will post the thread later.

EDIT: The link to a stock DL17 ROM
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1194642
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Thanks for this... I am new to rooting, and being my first time I am wondering if just like doing a nan_backup for version updates, is the same backup/restore process true for rooting, can you ever go back to a pre-rooted undetectable by verizon state?
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first off, if you root and put this rom on your phone DO NOT try to do an OTA update. This is an unofficial version of 2.2 and trying an OTA could do anything from absolutely nothing, to completely bricking you. ROM Manager sees my rom as a fascinate rom, if that tells you anything. The nandroid backup is simply protection in case something gets screwed up during the flashing of this rom.
As for returning to complete stock, the thread I linked over at XDA gives step by step on how to do it, including unrooting your phone in case you need to return it for warranty.
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does it do anything to battery life? this is our main concern with this phone. it goes FAST.
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does it do anything to battery life? this is our main concern with this phone. it goes FAST.
25-30% better, from what I see. There is a later rom (the one posted is 2.2.1, and we now have 2.2.2) that is as good. Come to the continuum forums on xda. That's where we are doing all of this.
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25-30% better, from what I see. There is a later rom (the one posted is 2.2.1, and we now have 2.2.2) that is as good. Come to the continuum forums on xda. That's where we are doing all of this.

that would be where? found xdadevelopers, got lost in it.

also, main question: how much does interface differ from the stock one? it's my wife's phone, and lords save me from making her learn a new button
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For anyone else looking
Samsung Continuum - xda-developers
the link to our little community.
As for your question, it's completely the same. Touchwhiz is intact on the latest. There is a version that has been cleaned (all vzw and bing crap gone) and one that is totally stock. The only thing your wife might have to learn are some of the bells and whistles that 2.2.2 has (ie drop down that has a toggle for mobile data, or downloading apps that require 2.2.2, and what not.)
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she does not bell, nor whistle. phone, nav, google occasionally. she also won't find anything, if it's not exactly in the same place it was before. unless there's flower on it. completely non-exploratory type.

anyhow, thanks for guidance. I'll get the stuff for her phone and tinker with it later today. there's a lot of do this do that in this. as far as it adds some life to the battery...
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I've got some down time, so I'll be on irc most of the day.
webchat.Freenode.net and the channel is #samsung-continuum. If ya have any questions, swing In and ask them before you do anything. And swing in if something gets screwed up. These phones are almost unbrickable, if you know what to do when something bad happens.
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noted. I gave my Charge quite some hard time too, going through 2 ROMs in 4 days, and it aced through. not worried about doing something wrong, I have been flashing sat receivers for yrs. more concerened about having clear instructions, as programmers who post them - along with their new ROM - are not the best in keeping it clear and simple. they have tendency to explain based on THEIR level of knowledge.
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bump.

we are now with new battery in wife's phone and I am finally so much sick of battery issue that I will flash it today. charging now.

just to make sure:

1. Download the update.zip file and place it on the root of your SD card. It is probably best to do this first before flashing anything.

which means - use USB cable to connect phone to PC and then simply copy paste that pgm somewhere on sd card? or root is a specific folder on it?

2. Place your phone in download mode by removing the battery and holding vol-down while connecting the USB cable.
3. If you want to do a NAND backup before proceeding, then flash just the CWM recovery listed below under PDA in Odin. Otherwise, proceed to step 4.

4. Unzip the ROM file to a tar.md5 file, select this file in Odin under PDA, and flash away!

so we flash with new ROM before update file?

5. Place the update.zip file linked below and boot into recovery by holding both volume buttons and the power button until you see the Samsung logo.

I guess, that means exactly same what #1 says? so what's the right order?

6. Once in recovery, apply update.zip. This is the CWM recovery, so you'll need to use the menu soft-key to select. Once in CWM, the power button is select and the back soft-key is back.

and scroll key is what? volume? I have done rooting on my Charge, volume key scrolls up and down and there was enough scrolling to do.
7. In CWM, make sure you do a wipe/factory reset and wipe cache partition, then reboot.

and this is done how, may I ask?

posting here, I can't post in developer thread at xda.
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Noobs guide to rooting/romming your phone. - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com
Try that walk through. I was trying to go total noob when i made it. See if it's a little clearer.
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Try that walk through. I was trying to go total noob when i made it. See if it's a little clearer.
yeah, it's better. still has a glitch or two in explanations, but I got all of it, backed up by 2 successful rootings of my charge. thank you. easy enough.
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If you don't mind, let me know what the glitches are so i can clarify them. Thanks.
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4. place your phone into download mode by powering off, removing the battery, then holding the volume down button while plugging the phone into your usb port. You should get a yellow box in Odin with the word COM and a couple of numbers. If you don't have this, do not proceed.

connect your phone to your computer using proper cable?
Doesn't it show something on the phone display confirming that phone is in download mode? Little android fella with some sign?

3. extract the Odin.zip contents into a folder where you can get to them (I leave them on my desktop) and open the program. Place the cwm_recovery_test4_adryn.tar in the PDA section of Odin. DO NOT PUT IT IN PHONE SECTION.

is it drag and drop? I just tried to drag and drop into Odin, it is not happening. did not have phone connected, maybe you can with phone connected and recognized.

4. make sure auto reboot is UNCHECKED and click start. It should take less than a minute. Wait until it says 'RESET' before unplugging your phone

isn't there something else that is not supposed to be checked in Odin? PHONE, or BOOTLOAD, do not remember exactly from my last rooting. something that bricks the phone. what is "it"? I'd insert after "start" - Odin will start loading program onto your phone; there will be green progress bar running in box such and such in Odin; wait until load is completed (doesn't it say COMPLETE or something else confirming good load?)

5. Reinstall your battery and reboot into recovery by holding the volume up, down and power button all at once. This will boot you into stock recovery.
6. Using the volume down and menu softkey to select (it won't be lit up. Just tap where it would be - firmly) select sdcard:update.zip This will switch you into CWM recovery.

aren't you already in CWM from step 5? also, I remeber it may be quite a challenge to get to that zip file on sd card by only using volume key. you think a more detailed path will be better?

12, After you get "pass" and "reset", unplug your phone, and reboot into recovery, using the same 3 finger method.
13, apply sdcard:update.zip to get into cwm the same as above, but this time scroll down to 'install .zip from sdcard' once you are in CWM
14., select 'choose zip from sd card' and scroll down to 'EC07.zip', then select it, then yes. This will take a minute or so to install.
15. use your back key to back out to the main CWM menu, then go down to 'advanced' and select it.
16. Select wipe dalvik cache' and yes. this should be pretty quick (Your dalvik cache does not wipe your apps. but it does wipe the interactions your apps have developed with your rom. Wiping this will prevent force close issues.)
17, back out to main CWM menu and select 'wipe cache partition' then yes.

I'd have to be actually doing it, to follow directions.

txwolf, I appreciate your help. and am not a nitpick prick. but I do work with mostly very sick people. people that can not remember anything the very moment they left my office and require crystal clear instructions on anything. hence, I like it all simple, clear, step by step, even better - with pictures. fair enough?
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4. place your phone into download mode by powering off, removing the battery, then holding the volume down button while plugging the phone into your usb port. You should get a yellow box in Odin with the word COM and a couple of numbers. If you don't have this, do not proceed.

connect your phone to your computer using proper cable?
Doesn't it show something on the phone display confirming that phone is in download mode? Little android fella with some sign?

3. extract the Odin.zip contents into a folder where you can get to them (I leave them on my desktop) and open the program. Place the cwm_recovery_test4_adryn.tar in the PDA section of Odin. DO NOT PUT IT IN PHONE SECTION.

is it drag and drop? I just tried to drag and drop into Odin, it is not happening. did not have phone connected, maybe you can with phone connected and recognized.

4. make sure auto reboot is UNCHECKED and click start. It should take less than a minute. Wait until it says 'RESET' before unplugging your phone

isn't there something else that is not supposed to be checked in Odin? PHONE, or BOOTLOAD, do not remember exactly from my last rooting. something that bricks the phone. what is "it"? I'd insert after "start" - Odin will start loading program onto your phone; there will be green progress bar running in box such and such in Odin; wait until load is completed (doesn't it say COMPLETE or something else confirming good load?)

5. Reinstall your battery and reboot into recovery by holding the volume up, down and power button all at once. This will boot you into stock recovery.
6. Using the volume down and menu softkey to select (it won't be lit up. Just tap where it would be - firmly) select sdcard:update.zip This will switch you into CWM recovery.

aren't you already in CWM from step 5? also, I remeber it may be quite a challenge to get to that zip file on sd card by only using volume key. you think a more detailed path will be better?

12, After you get "pass" and "reset", unplug your phone, and reboot into recovery, using the same 3 finger method.
13, apply sdcard:update.zip to get into cwm the same as above, but this time scroll down to 'install .zip from sdcard' once you are in CWM
14., select 'choose zip from sd card' and scroll down to 'EC07.zip', then select it, then yes. This will take a minute or so to install.
15. use your back key to back out to the main CWM menu, then go down to 'advanced' and select it.
16. Select wipe dalvik cache' and yes. this should be pretty quick (Your dalvik cache does not wipe your apps. but it does wipe the interactions your apps have developed with your rom. Wiping this will prevent force close issues.)
17, back out to main CWM menu and select 'wipe cache partition' then yes.

I'd have to be actually doing it, to follow directions.

txwolf, I appreciate your help. and am not a nitpick prick. but I do work with mostly very sick people. people that can not remember anything the very moment they left my office and require crystal clear instructions on anything. hence, I like it all simple, clear, step by step, even better - with pictures. fair enough?
Ok. First off, I don't mind nitpicking... As I THINK i said, this is my first how to, so any contructive input is welcome.
That being said, lets go down the list.
1. I guess I could put 'proper cable' in there. I would assume that the only cable common sense would tell you to use is the one that came with the phone.
2. You are correct. There is an icon of an android (if it can be called that) with a caution sign that says download mode Do not turn off target. And I will update to include that one.
3.Nope. it's not a drag and drop (as I'm sure you figured out). you click the "PDA" button and browse for the file... that one will be updated, as well.
4. The only time anything (as far as phone, csc, bootld, or repartition) checks itself is if you place a file in the corresponding section. You are probably thinking of 'repartition'. If you check that (or, on older versions of odin, it had a habit of checking itself) and you don't have a PIT file, it will brick you. So, that being the case, I didn't bother to instruct the user to uncheck anything else (Odin 1.85 doesn't check repartition on it's own). as for the progress bar reference, that will probably make the cut, as well. But, reset is the LAST thing you see, after 'PASS'. So that is what I instructed to wait for.
5. No, you aren't in CWM when you boot into recovery. Unfortunately (unlike your past phones) we don't have a native CWM. We have an official port from the fascinate. Therefor, you will always have to apply sdcard : update.zip
I'm not sure what you mean by it being a challenge. You do have to hit it with the proper firmness, and in the correct spot. But, I thought I made the fact that you use the menu key to select pretty clear. Maybe you can elaborate on that one.
6. As for the fact that you would have to be reading the tutorial as you go to follow the final steps, I would hope so. I don't expect anyone to memorize all of this, especially on the first run of doing this stuff. If they try, they either have an idetic memory, or are foolish. This was designed to be sitting on you screen as you do the steps, or printed out somewhere. Something to make it easy to follow. The only reason I stated that you should read through it before you started the process is as a good measure. You always read through a step by step before you start any of it to make sure you are clear on what you are doing. Finding out in the middle of it all that you are completely lost and don't understand anything that you are reading is a very bad place to be in.
As for screen shots, I'd have to figure out how to do them on the phone side when I'm in recovery... I'll do some research on it, when i have the time. If i can figure out how to do it (using ADB or something) I will include them.
Do me a favor, and give me a little clearer idea of what you mean by making the instructions on getting into CWM easier to follow, and let me know if you have any more suggestion. Thanks.
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I have finally rooted wife's phone. I had heck of hard time with that yesterday, but this morning, it all went quite well.
1st thing to do after, was to install Battery Calibration app and charge phone to 100%, then run calibration.
2nd thing was to get Juice Defender onto it.
I'll see later how it all works - interface basically looks identical to OEM one, less annoying Verizon and Bing intrusions - but here's word on battery life.
I had that phone unplugged from charger at around 10 or so am. Even with wife using it as usual, and me checking on it once in a while, I had battery at 90% by the time she left for work. That was at 5pm. That phone has never ever been so good on battery life.
Thank you all for your help and patience.
Please, keep in mind, that this thread has 2 links to 2 installs possible. one is install by pastorbennett and one is install by txwolf1980.
maybe, guides, not installs, but there's extra programs involved in 2nd one.
anyhow, 2nd one is more time taking, but appears to be more thorough. your call what to use.2nd route took me maybe 30 minutes total this morning.
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ok, folks, get ready to read this.

we have not charged her continuum since 10 am yesterday, she left for work, and battery is still showing well over 50%. she looked at it and said - no need to charge, and took off. for a phone that used to go dead in less than an hour of phone conversation, THIS IS AMAZING!!
thank you folks for great upgrade.

PS. she left at 5:27PM. it's 31 hrs since last charge.
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someone somewhere mentioned some glitches in walkthrough for Continuum rooting.
I - with great respect to txwolf for all his work - took liberty of twiking those instructions some. maybe this is working for noobs like me better:

What you will need:
1. You need to be able to connect your phone to your PC, using USB to micro USB cable and Samsung drivers:
Samsung Drivers. Samsung
2. You will need a program that allows you to download programs onto your phone, most commonly used is Odin:
Odin MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service
3. You will need programs that will allow you to manually install updates onto your phone in CWM mode, and programs that you can download onto it using Odin. They are listed below, in order you will use them:

# 1. CWM kernel http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30171389/cwm...est4_adryn.tar
#2. EC07 Kernel http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30171389/ec07.tar
#3. EC07 ROM http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30171389/ec07-deodex.zip
Programms #1 and #2 are installed using Odin. Programm #3 is installed in manual mode, or CWM mode.
NONE OF THE FILES YOU DOWNLOADED NEEDS TO BE UNZIPPED! If you unzip it, your PC will not recognize file at all.
Ok. Lets get started.
1. Install the Samsung drivers onto your computer.
2. Connect phone to PC using micro USB cable. Go to the drop down menu on your phone, check if it shows USB connection. Drop down menu and select “connect mass storage”>confirm it. Windows Explorer should pop up a window, showing entire content of your phone’s memory card. It may take some time to build driver database on PC, so give it that time. Drag and drop CWM http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30171389/update.zip and #3 http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30171389/ec07-deodex.zip
Onto your card. Do NOT place them into any folder or unzip!
3. Double click on downloaded Odin file Odin MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service and extract the Odin.zip contents into a folder where you can get to them( Desktop is preferred). Open the program. Make sure to uncheck “Auto reboot”. Click on “PDA” button in Odin. This will prompt to windows explorer window>desktop>click on #1. CWM kernel http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30171389/cwm...est4_adryn.tar > open. File will show in Odin, next to PDA button.
4. Place your phone into download mode for Odin and connect it to PC.
To do so, press and hold power button on the phone>power off> remove back cover>remove battery> connect micro USB cable to the phone>hold DOWN volume button on your phone.
You should get a yellow box in Odin with the word COM and a couple of numbers. If you don't have this, do not proceed, your phone is not connected to PC/Odin.
If connected, your phone will show a yellow picture of an 'android' with a shovel and yellow triangle with exclamation mark in it. It will also say "Do not turn off target"
4. Click START button in Odin. Download will begin. It should take less than a minute. You will see a green progress bar going across the box with the word 'Kernel' in it. Wait until it says 'RESET' before removing USB cable from your phone.
5. Re-insert battery back into the phone, and immediately press both UP and DOWN volume buttons and POWER button. BEWARE THAT BATTERY HAS TENDENCY TO EASILY SLIDE OUT OF ITS COMPARTMENT, so have it secured.
SAMSUNG logo will appear on display. The very moment it does, let go off buttons, still securing battery in place. You should see black screen with blue words on it and ‘manaul mode” down at the bottom. This is stock recovery screen.
6. Press DOWN volume key to scroll to update zip. Tap where soft key “menu” is on your phone. It is not highlighted, so make sure you know where it is before attempting this. Display should switch to RED words in lines. This is your CWM recovery screen.
7. Using phone volume button, scroll to backup/restore> press phone POWER button> scroll down to 'yes'> press POWER button. Now is a good time to get a drink. You are backing up your current stock rom. After this, if you can get into recovery, you can always go back to stock.
8. When backup is done, you will be in CWM recovery, RED screen again. You need to reboot system in CWM recovery (RED screen). If you see it on your display, select and press POWER button. If you do not see it on your screen, press phone where soft BACK key normally is on your phone. Either way, select REBOOT>confirm>allow time to reboot. Once your system has fully rebooted, power it back off by removing battery.
9. Go back to Odin, and click 'RESET'. Then place the #2. EC07 Kernel http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30171389/ec07.tar file in the PDA section, by clicking on PDA>desktop>chose file. Confirm it is in PDA section; uncheck AUTOREBOOT.
10. Place your phone into download mode for Odin and connect it to PC.
To do so, press and hold power button on the phone>power off> remove back cover>remove battery> connect micro USB cable to the phone>hold DOWN volume button on your phone.
You should get a yellow box in Odin with the word COM and a couple of numbers. If you don't have this, do not proceed, your phone is not connected to PC/Odin.
11. Click start in Odin. This will install the kernel and modem for EC07. Again, it should be done in less than a minute. It will hang on "MODEM' for a few seconds, don't be alarmed. This is normal.
12. Ensure you have "RESET" BEFORE you unplug your phone. After you get "pass" and "reset", unplug your phone, and reboot into stock recovery, using steps in #5. Don't get eager, now.
13. Put phone in CWM mode, as in step 6 (RED screen)>scroll down to 'install .zip from sdcard'> POWER button> select 'choose zip from sd card'> POWER button> scroll down to 'EC07.zip'>press POWER button>scroll to YES> press POWER button. This will take a minute or so to install.
15. When done>tap soft BACK key area on the phone> main CWM menu( RED)> then go down to 'advanced'>POWER button.
16. Select wipe dalvik cache' and yes. This should be pretty quick (Your dalvik cache does not wipe your apps. but it does wipe the interactions your apps have developed with your rom. Wiping this will prevent force close issues.) In same screen where you could chose to wipe Davlik, you can remove battery stats, then use Battery Calibration application to improve your phone battery life. BC app requires phone to be rooted 1st, as it removes improper battery statistics file.
17, Back out to main CWM menu and select 'wipe cache partition'> yes.
18. If you have some time to kill, and want some extra insurance, go back to the CWM main menu, and select wipe data/factory reset. This WILL delete all of your apps, and personal info. It will NOT revert you back to stock. Not doing this will not cause a brick, so if you don't have contacts and what not backed up, don't worry about doing it.
19. Back out to CWM main menu, and select 'reboot system now.'
20. You will sit on the verizon splash screen for a while here. It's rebuilding your dalvik and doing final install. DO NOT PULL YOUR BATTERY. This can take 5-15 minutes. Leave it alone, grab a drink, or lunch, or harass a loved one if they are available.,. WALK AWAY.
21, After several eternities (so it will seem) your phone will finally finish booting. Go to Settings>about phone, and scroll down. You should see
firmware version: 2.2.2
Baseband version: S:i400.0.6V.ec06
Kernel: 2.6.32.9
Build number: SC H-I400 EC07
If it says all of that, then you have successfully flashed a pre-rooted rom. Congratulations. Now, start playing.
But first: Remember how you made that original back up? Reboot into recovery (3 finger method) select sdcard:update.zip, scroll down to backup and restore, then back up. Yeah. Do that. That way, when you screw up your rom due to a mod you tried or made (and you will, it's all part of learning), you have something to go back to other than stock.
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someone somewhere mentioned some glitches in walkthrough for Continuum rooting.
I - with great respect to txwolf for all his work - took liberty of twiking those instructions some. maybe this is working for noobs like me better:

What you will need:
1. You need to be able to connect your phone to your PC, using USB to micro USB cable and Samsung drivers:
Samsung Drivers. Samsung
2. You will need a program that allows you to download programs onto your phone, most commonly used is Odin:
Odin MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service
3. You will need programs that will allow you to manually install updates onto your phone in CWM mode, and programs that you can download onto it using Odin. They are listed below, in order you will use them:

# 1. CWM kernel http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30171389/cwm...est4_adryn.tar
#2. EC07 Kernel http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30171389/ec07.tar
#3. EC07 ROM http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30171389/ec07-deodex.zip
Programms #1 and #2 are installed using Odin. Programm #3 is installed in manual mode, or CWM mode.
NONE OF THE FILES YOU DOWNLOADED NEEDS TO BE UNZIPPED! If you unzip it, your PC will not recognize file at all.
Ok. Lets get started.
1. Install the Samsung drivers onto your computer.
2. Connect phone to PC using micro USB cable. Go to the drop down menu on your phone, check if it shows USB connection. Drop down menu and select “connect mass storage”>confirm it. Windows Explorer should pop up a window, showing entire content of your phone’s memory card. It may take some time to build driver database on PC, so give it that time. Drag and drop CWM http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30171389/update.zip and #3 http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30171389/ec07-deodex.zip
Onto your card. Do NOT place them into any folder or unzip!
3. Double click on downloaded Odin file Odin MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service and extract the Odin.zip contents into a folder where you can get to them( Desktop is preferred). Open the program. Make sure to uncheck “Auto reboot”. Click on “PDA” button in Odin. This will prompt to windows explorer window>desktop>click on #1. CWM kernel http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30171389/cwm...est4_adryn.tar > open. File will show in Odin, next to PDA button.
4. Place your phone into download mode for Odin and connect it to PC.
To do so, press and hold power button on the phone>power off> remove back cover>remove battery> connect micro USB cable to the phone>hold DOWN volume button on your phone.
You should get a yellow box in Odin with the word COM and a couple of numbers. If you don't have this, do not proceed, your phone is not connected to PC/Odin.
If connected, your phone will show a yellow picture of an 'android' with a shovel and yellow triangle with exclamation mark in it. It will also say "Do not turn off target"
4. Click START button in Odin. Download will begin. It should take less than a minute. You will see a green progress bar going across the box with the word 'Kernel' in it. Wait until it says 'RESET' before removing USB cable from your phone.
5. Re-insert battery back into the phone, and immediately press both UP and DOWN volume buttons and POWER button. BEWARE THAT BATTERY HAS TENDENCY TO EASILY SLIDE OUT OF ITS COMPARTMENT, so have it secured.
SAMSUNG logo will appear on display. The very moment it does, let go off buttons, still securing battery in place. You should see black screen with blue words on it and ‘manaul mode” down at the bottom. This is stock recovery screen.
6. Press DOWN volume key to scroll to update zip. Tap where soft key “menu” is on your phone. It is not highlighted, so make sure you know where it is before attempting this. Display should switch to RED words in lines. This is your CWM recovery screen.
7. Using phone volume button, scroll to backup/restore> press phone POWER button> scroll down to 'yes'> press POWER button. Now is a good time to get a drink. You are backing up your current stock rom. After this, if you can get into recovery, you can always go back to stock.
8. When backup is done, you will be in CWM recovery, RED screen again. You need to reboot system in CWM recovery (RED screen). If you see it on your display, select and press POWER button. If you do not see it on your screen, press phone where soft BACK key normally is on your phone. Either way, select REBOOT>confirm>allow time to reboot. Once your system has fully rebooted, power it back off by removing battery.
9. Go back to Odin, and click 'RESET'. Then place the #2. EC07 Kernel http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30171389/ec07.tar file in the PDA section, by clicking on PDA>desktop>chose file. Confirm it is in PDA section; uncheck AUTOREBOOT.
10. Place your phone into download mode for Odin and connect it to PC.
To do so, press and hold power button on the phone>power off> remove back cover>remove battery> connect micro USB cable to the phone>hold DOWN volume button on your phone.
You should get a yellow box in Odin with the word COM and a couple of numbers. If you don't have this, do not proceed, your phone is not connected to PC/Odin.
11. Click start in Odin. This will install the kernel and modem for EC07. Again, it should be done in less than a minute. It will hang on "MODEM' for a few seconds, don't be alarmed. This is normal.
12. Ensure you have "RESET" BEFORE you unplug your phone. After you get "pass" and "reset", unplug your phone, and reboot into stock recovery, using steps in #5. Don't get eager, now.
13. Put phone in CWM mode, as in step 6 (RED screen)>scroll down to 'install .zip from sdcard'> POWER button> select 'choose zip from sd card'> POWER button> scroll down to 'EC07.zip'>press POWER button>scroll to YES> press POWER button. This will take a minute or so to install.
15. When done>tap soft BACK key area on the phone> main CWM menu( RED)> then go down to 'advanced'>POWER button.
16. Select wipe dalvik cache' and yes. This should be pretty quick (Your dalvik cache does not wipe your apps. but it does wipe the interactions your apps have developed with your rom. Wiping this will prevent force close issues.) In same screen where you could chose to wipe Davlik, you can remove battery stats, then use Battery Calibration application to improve your phone battery life. BC app requires phone to be rooted 1st, as it removes improper battery statistics file.
17, Back out to main CWM menu and select 'wipe cache partition'> yes.
18. If you have some time to kill, and want some extra insurance, go back to the CWM main menu, and select wipe data/factory reset. This WILL delete all of your apps, and personal info. It will NOT revert you back to stock. Not doing this will not cause a brick, so if you don't have contacts and what not backed up, don't worry about doing it.
19. Back out to CWM main menu, and select 'reboot system now.'
20. You will sit on the verizon splash screen for a while here. It's rebuilding your dalvik and doing final install. DO NOT PULL YOUR BATTERY. This can take 5-15 minutes. Leave it alone, grab a drink, or lunch, or harass a loved one if they are available.,. WALK AWAY.
21, After several eternities (so it will seem) your phone will finally finish booting. Go to Settings>about phone, and scroll down. You should see
firmware version: 2.2.2
Baseband version: S:i400.0.6V.ec06
Kernel: 2.6.32.9
Build number: SC H-I400 EC07
If it says all of that, then you have successfully flashed a pre-rooted rom. Congratulations. Now, start playing.
But first: Remember how you made that original back up? Reboot into recovery (3 finger method) select sdcard:update.zip, scroll down to backup and restore, then back up. Yeah. Do that. That way, when you screw up your rom due to a mod you tried or made (and you will, it's all part of learning), you have something to go back to other than stock.
Nice job on the tutorial. With any luck, this will help those who weren't clear on mine.
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I followed the directions to a T with my continuum. I got to step 13 and the first time I went to select update.zip (holding down softkeys) it told me it couldn't verify the zip file signature. Now when i boot it goes to the recovery utils and they softkeys no longer work to select update.zip. It also says update.zip gone on the bottom under #manual mode# please help I'm a noob. Was I supposed to do something before I started these instructions? Help please. Right now I'm bricked -it just boots to system recovery and I can't select anything =(
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I followed the directions to a T with my continuum. I got to step 13 and the first time I went to select update.zip (holding down softkeys) it told me it couldn't verify the zip file signature. Now when i boot it goes to the recovery utils and they softkeys no longer work to select update.zip. It also says update.zip gone on the bottom under #manual mode# please help I'm a noob. Was I supposed to do something before I started these instructions? Help please. Right now I'm bricked -it just boots to system recovery and I can't select anything =(
But you were able to get into cwm the first time? Try reflashing the cwm adrynalyne test4.tar. Then, flash the ec07 deodexed. Also, make sure that update.zip (cwm) is still on the root of your sd card. If you didn't do a nandroid backup (as in haven't tried to get into cwm, before) I'd imagine that a bad cwm kernel flash is your issue. in that case, download a fresh copy and try it again. if that doesn't work, send me a pm on android central ( i actually have that one subscribed on tapatalk, so I'll get it immediately) and I'll work you through it. Either that, or swing into IRC and we'll see what we can do chatting real time.
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I started everything over from scratch basically what txwolf1980 told me to do. The only thing I had to do when I was finished is update the maps app as it kept crashing continuously. Thanks txwolf1980!
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Glad I found this forum too. A lot of good information on here. Can anyone else recommend any other builds they have used and had luck with?
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Glad I found this forum too. A lot of good information on here. Can anyone else recommend any other builds they have used and had luck with?
Your best bet (and in my mind, the only safe
Option) is the forum over at xda. There are several there. Pattielipps "miunia" rom is pretty stable and very light weight. Nuckins rom is bare bones, and the one you flashed seems (to me) to be the best of all world's.
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To install a different rom can we just follow the same directions as above but sub in the build for the ec07-deodex.zip?
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To install a different rom can we just follow the same directions as above but sub in the build for the ec07-deodex.zip?
You don't even have to go that far. As long as it is an ec07 build, you should be able to simply place the rom on your sd card and install via cwm. Wipe your dalvik and go. But, that being said, 2 cautions.
1. Don't try to flash a rom built for another phone. Bad things will happen.
2. Figure out what the specific instructions for that rom are, if possible.
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Tx, hope you are still keeping an eye on this thread?

I followed the Froyo instructions given by both you and ukrkoz. Firmware upgrade went well. Played around with 2.2.2 a while, and to be honest I wasn't too impressed. The screen often hesitates, I have problems downloading and installing aps from the android marketplace, etc.

I'm wanting to revert back to stock, but not real clear on how. I checked over at xda - but having a hard time making the leap from what little I know about the process to the slim directions given over there. Any help/suggestions anyone can send my way would be greatly appreciated!

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Yes, i keep this thread subscribed for situations like this.
To be honest, I'd rather figure out how to get 2.2.2 up to your specs, The two situations you reported can be fixed by
1. clearing your caches. This will help with lagginess. Of course, touchwhiz is a resource hog, anyway. That can be solved by downloading a different launcher from the market (i recommend go launcher, myself)
2. doing a factory reset. Get sms backup and titanium backup from the market and back up your messages and apps first. Then make sure your contacts and gmail are synced. Then do a reset.

As for the downloading from market issue, go to setting>applications> manage applications and clear data and cache from market. That should solve that issue.

All of that aside, if you still want to revert, go here

[DEV] Continuum DataBase [DL17][EC03][EC07] - xda-developers

and download this file

DL17 Factory stock rom+radio+kernel (odex) all in one odin flash:

Then flash it in ODIN the same way you flashed both of the files in my tutorial.

Give me til tomorrow so I can check the file and make sure it has everything you need, before you flash it, though. I'd hate for you to do so, and have it wind up not having the dl17 kernel.

If you want to keep this rom, and resolve whatever issues you are having with it, post a list of them and we can get together in IRC at some point to see about getting them hashed out.
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Wow, thanks for the quick reply! I had already cleared the caches.

The main ap I'm having problems with is Go Weather. I have to download it and try installing it several times before it is "successful" even then, it doesn't work well - it won't recognize skins I download.

Okay, I'm trying all the resets. First is the one from the three fingered menu. No changes. Then I go to privacy settings, after it finishes I get a bunch of red messages:
FOTA wipe failed
Data wipe failed
Cache wipe failed
Ob data wipe failed
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your storage not prepared yet. please use UI menu for format and reboot actions
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Tried it a couple of times, same result. Also tried another micro-SD card.

Not an emergency, as this is a backup Continuum I bought to play around with.
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I'm assuming you can still boot to the rom? If so, I'd try this:

1. flash the ec07 deodexed again, then try to wipe. Something got corrupted, somewhere.

2. And if that fails, you can go back to stock as I described ^^ and then reflash if you'd like.

3. The other option is to download and flash this file

EC07 Leak stock rom+radio+kernel (odex) all in one odin flash

along with this one in the PIT section (making sure repartition is checked)

EC07 .Pit

from the same link. that is stock froyo. Then, if you want to try the rom again, reflash the cwm adrynalyne test4

after that, boot into cwm and flash ec07 deodexed from your sd card.

Once again, hold off on flashing stock until I have a chance to dig into it, unless you feel risky. If you do, and it soft bricks you, just flash the stock ec07 and the PIT file, and that'll get you back up.

The files I just referenced aren't links, they are just what they are named in the link I gave you in the previous post.

i know i just gave you several options thrown together. If you want to stay on 2.2.2 then I'd do scenario 1, and then 3, if that doesn't work.

EDIT: just checked the DL17 stock that I linked, and it looks like it has everything you need, short of the bootloaders. But, since you can boot fine, that isn't an issue. Since it doesn't have them, it won't overwrite the onese that are on there now.
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I'm assuming you can still boot to the rom? If so, I'd try this:

Not sure what you mean by "still boot to the rom"?
1. flash the ec07 deodexed again, then try to wipe. Something got corrupted, somewhere.
I decided to try the entire process again. Note, that my screen says:
CwM Voodoo LogFix Recovery v2.5.1.x, followed by a menu that is the same given in the previous instructions. However, my menu is about the same color as this font.


2. And if that fails, you can go back to stock as I described ^^ and then reflash if you'd like.

3. The other option is to download and flash this file

EC07 Leak stock rom+radio+kernel (odex) all in one odin flash

along with this one in the PIT section (making sure repartition is checked)

EC07 .Pit

from the same link. that is stock froyo. Then, if you want to try the rom again, reflash the cwm adrynalyne test4

after that, boot into cwm and flash ec07 deodexed from your sd card.

Once again, hold off on flashing stock until I have a chance to dig into it, unless you feel risky. If you do, and it soft bricks you, just flash the stock ec07 and the PIT file, and that'll get you back up.

The files I just referenced aren't links, they are just what they are named in the link I gave you in the previous post.

i know i just gave you several options thrown together. If you want to stay on 2.2.2 then I'd do scenario 1, and then 3, if that doesn't work.

EDIT: just checked the DL17 stock that I linked, and it looks like it has everything you need, short of the bootloaders. But, since you can boot fine, that isn't an issue. Since it doesn't have them, it won't overwrite the onese that are on there now.

Appreciate the help. The Go Weather thing isn't working quite right after re-flashing, but it did re-install without any apparent mis-haps on the first go round. I'll probably give this a try for a few days and see how it works out.

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Appreciate the help. The Go Weather thing isn't working quite right after re-flashing, but it did re-install without any apparent mis-haps on the first go round. I'll probably give this a try for a few days and see how it works out.

Thanks again!
Well that's irritating. So much for perfection. But, if you have a work around.... if not, come on into IRC and we'll see what we can do to slap the silly thing into submission.
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Well that's irritating. So much for perfection. But, if you have a work around.... if not, come on into IRC and we'll see what we can do to slap the silly thing into submission.
Just thought I'd update you.

The phone has been working great for over a week now! The GoWeather ap straightened itself out after a couple of power cycles. The only thing I'm missing is the Verizon Backup Assistant - which after reading thru the forum seems to be a common thing. I was able to back-up to the micro-sd from my original phone and restore to the "updated" phone.

Do you have a link handy which explains the process, and/or terminology? I've rooted phones, installed boot loaders and firmware on other devices. Reading thru the process for the smart phones seems a bit different.

Thanks again for the help, this was fun!
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Just thought I'd update you.

The phone has been working great for over a week now! The GoWeather ap straightened itself out after a couple of power cycles. The only thing I'm missing is the Verizon Backup Assistant - which after reading thru the forum seems to be a common thing. I was able to back-up to the micro-sd from my original phone and restore to the "updated" phone.

Do you have a link handy which explains the process, and/or terminology? I've rooted phones, installed boot loaders and firmware on other devices. Reading thru the process for the smart phones seems a bit different.

Thanks again for the help, this was fun!

Ok. I'm a little tired, so let me make sure I'm getting you. You want a guide on how to pull stuff from your sd card to your phone? Let me know what I'm missing here. As for the reason this rom (and most others) ditch backup assistant, it's because with google sync, it's totally redundant.
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Any help or advice would be appreciated. I just upgraded to 2.2.2 using the steps in post #28. Everything looks good so far except my phone's GPS won't lock. Is this a known issue? Is there a fix?

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Any help or advice would be appreciated. I just upgraded to 2.2.2 using the steps in post #28. Everything looks good so far except my phone's GPS won't lock. Is this a known issue? Is there a fix?

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Yes. it has happened on occasion. Go here: and get the gps conf. file about 2/3 of the way down.

[DEV] Continuum DataBase [DL17][EC03][EC07] - xda-developers

There is a tut there as well.
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