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Old July 3rd, 2013, 03:51 PM   #601 (permalink)
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Thanks ironass not rooted as yet. I know I can do it free but I rather get official updates,just trying to find out, how eBay people can give code without being rooted unless its con.
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You can always unroot after unlocking it and you will continue to receive updates over kies!
Not sure after unroot u would be able to update, which carrier would kies use to update with....with T-mobile UK ironass I think freeze unlock is how I think eBay code r used
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T-Mobile!

Next update is due...




I wouldn't worry about getting any more updates via Kies or OTA for your Galaxy S2 on T-Mobile or Orange. See, here.

Besides, in the unlikely event that there is a release for JB, you can always flash it via Odin in a matter of minutes.
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Not sure after unroot u would be able to update, which carrier would kies use to update with....with T-mobile UK ironass I think freeze unlock is how I think eBay code r used
You can flash the stock Rom after you've unlocked, the firmware itself is what determines what upgrade you receive. For example, my s4 on T-Mobile UK(ee) was , rather is playing up with a usb port problem, so I flashed back the firmware I had on my phone when I got it, I plugged it into the computer and kies recognised it and updated it to the latest version! It didn't matter a bit wether the phone has a lock on one company or not!
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IT'S OFFICIAL! HELL HAS FROZEN OVER!




Jelly Bean, Android 4.1.2, release for the following CSC codes...

GT-i9100

ORA = UNITED KINGDOM (Orange) updated to LSY

TMU = UNITED KINGDOM (T-Mobile) updated to LSY


(For an explanation of CSC codes, firmware, eligibility, etc; for the Jelly Bean releases... see posts #1, #2 and #3, of the Jelly Bean update - Dummies Guide.)
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You can flash the stock Rom after you've unlocked, the firmware itself is what determines what upgrade you receive. For example, my s4 on T-Mobile UK(ee) was , rather is playing up with a usb port problem, so I flashed back the firmware I had on my phone when I got it, I plugged it into the computer and kies recognised it and updated it to the latest version! It didn't matter a bit wether the phone has a lock on one company or not!
So if i root the phone which will but Siyah v6.0beta5 kernal on with a triangle on when it bootsup....then unlock it using app... then download from sammobile current rom+kernal for t-mobile (does it include both rom and kernal no sure) then flash it with odin (will this get rid of counter and triangle not sure also) will i have unlocked phone with t-mobile rom/kernal and will be able to update via kies........please advise, great new at last with t-mobile updating s2 to J.B.
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So if i root the phone which will but Siyah v6.0beta5 kernal on with a triangle on when it bootsup....then unlock it using app... then download from sammobile current rom+kernal for t-mobile (does it include both rom and kernal no sure) then flash it with odin (will this get rid of counter and triangle not sure also) will i have unlocked phone with t-mobile rom/kernal and will be able to update via kies........please advise, great new at last with t-mobile updating s2 to J.B.
There seems to be some confusion... probably on my part!

At the end of the day, what do you want to do?

1. Do you want a rooted or un-rooted phone, (if so, why)?

2. Do you want the stock, branded, T-Mobile firmware or stock, unbranded firmware or a custom ROM on your phone.

3. Do you want to root simply to unlock your phone from T-Mobile so that you can use another carriers sim card?
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Also do have to download t-mobile rom kernal to get updates from kies (dont really want bloatware from tmobile) or does kies only recognise t-mobile kernal for my handset to be able to get updates. Thinking of updating to J.B before root,rooting it then unlocking it using market app, then using sammobile rom/kernal to flash back to original kernal (will this get rid of SU and clockwork not bothered really about it and also the triangle) i think su clockwork will stay but wont work because unroot and triangle will stay because of counter has been logged....anyone can shed some light..Thanks
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all i want a do ironass is have a unlock phone from t-mobile as i have voadafone sim only contract and be able to update via kies be it t-mobile or stock..so really third option to honest but rather get rid of bloatware..Thanks
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alll i want a do ironass is have a unlock phone from t-mobile as i have voadafone sim only contract and be able to update via kies....Thanks
In that case, you do not need to root. Just pick up the phone and call EE and request that your phone is sim unlocked. Simples!

EE UNLOCKING YOUR PHONE
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Also do have to download t-mobile rom kernal to get updates from kies (dont really want bloatware from tmobile) or does kies only recognise t-mobile kernal for my handset to be able to get updates. Thinking of updating to J.B before root,rooting it then unlocking it using market app, then using sammobile rom/kernal to flash back to original kernal (will this get rid of SU and clockwork not bothered really about it and also the triangle) i think su clockwork will stay but wont work because unroot and triangle will stay because of counter has been logged....anyone can shed some light..Thanks
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In that case, you do not need to root. Just pick up the phone and call EE and request that your phone is sim unlocked. Simples!

EE UNLOCKING YOUR PHONE
Dont want bloatware reason for rooting it as it eats your battery i was hoping to be able to put stock rom no bloatware then flash back to t-mobile to be able to get updates again via kies or even stock rom/kernal and be able to get updates if i can do this....but thanks for you help anyway.
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Dont want bloatware reason for rooting it as it eats your battery i was hoping to be able to put stock rom no bloatware then flash back to t-mobile to be able to get updates again via kies or even stock rom/kernal and be able to get updates if i can do this....but thanks for you help anyway.
If you root and change your firmware from T-Mobile you will not be able to update Via Kies. See #2.9.

If you did flash back to T-Mobile to update, it would be overwritten when you go back to the de-bloated firmware... so there is no point.

Why not just root and flash a de-bloatwared ROM, such as NEAT ROM LITE, in the first place.
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I have made some minor updates to posts #1, #2 and #3 to keep them up-to-date.

Many of you will now be coming out of your 2 year warranty period and may be thinking of retaining your Galaxy S2... and I don't blame you!

I skipped the Galaxy S3 release as it did not offer me enough to warrant the change. To be honest, if anything happened to my S4, I would not hesitate to revert to the Galaxy S2 which, in my humble opinion, is the best phone of its time.

Whilst it is true that Samsung will not be supporting it fully in the future, you can still keep this phone updated and reasonably current by rooting and flashing a custom ROM and mods. For my money, there is no better combo than the Siyah kernel and the latest NEAT ROM LITE.

For those of you who would like a more, "pure", Android feel with some of the features found in Android 4.2.2 and 4.3, there is now, finally, a Release Candidate available for the very popular CyanogenMod, (CM), ROM 10.1.3. See the thread, "CyanogenMod CM10.1 ROM Android 4.2".
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I regret installing Siyah. After I installed (and stayed with siyah defaults) phone restarts or switches off seemingly random (eg. every hour, when not plugged to charger), battery metering is completely broken. It also started to overheat and crash while playing 3d games. I was also able to restart the phone by haphazardly pressing the power button when phone was locked (as it may happen while phone is in a pocket). It seems like there is no protection against completely discharging your battery, wchich in my case destroyed 2 of my batteries. Now I'm unable to start my phone. I hope to be able to flash original firmware after buying a new battery.
Strangely there seems to be no official kernel with just root added, or an information on how to patch the original kernel yourself, and hopefully flash it without wiping data.
How is Siyah working for others?
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I regret installing Siyah. After I installed (and stayed with siyah defaults) phone restarts or switches off seemingly random (eg. every hour, when not plugged to charger), battery metering is completely broken. It also started to overheat and crash while playing 3d games. I was also able to restart the phone by haphazardly pressing the power button when phone was locked (as it may happen while phone is in a pocket). It seems like there is no protection against completely discharging your battery, wchich in my case destroyed 2 of my batteries. Now I'm unable to start my phone. I hope to be able to flash original firmware after buying a new battery.
Strangely there seems to be no official kernel with just root added, or an information on how to patch the original kernel yourself, and hopefully flash it without wiping data.
How is Siyah working for others?
Hello and welcome to Android Forums Jeff the Unlucky!

Siyah is undoubtably the best and safest kernel I have ever used on an Android phone, bar none!

Its developer, gokhanmoral, is world renowned for his work and no such problems as yours have been previously mentioned in the 20 months and 613 posts of this thread.

Therefore, I fear that perhaps you are blaming the Siyah kernel unfairly for another fault, or faults. You could try re-rooting using either the Siyah v6.0beta5 or v6.0beta4 for stock Jelly Bean, Android 4.1.2, firmware, if that is the platform you are on, and following the steps in posts #1, #2 and #3 of this thread.

Also, instead, you could flash the Dorimanx v8.41 kernel for stock Jelly Bean, Android 4.1.2, firmware, if that is the platform you are on, by following the steps in the Dorimanx kernel - Dummies Guide.

Alternatively, as you say, you could try reverting to your original stock firmware and kernel by following the steps in #1.7 of the Jelly Bean update - Dummies Guide
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That may well be, I found no post complaining on Siyah.
I just guess most people also swap ROM, maybe reinstall apps (for me too much work, risk of losing some apps config or payed apps (?)), or they tweak/overclock so much that stability isn't to be expected anyway.

After swapping kernel I only did two "mount --bind" (that gave my S2 a new "life lease" ), but later I stopped executing them at startup hoping that that might be the cause, but it was not.
I also installed stock 4.2 Camera app. After swapping the kernel "android.process.media" started hogging assaults on my CPU (too many photos? some of them photosphere?), so I executed my new root powers and treated it with "kill -9" a few times.

So I agree, the suspicion to Siyah is not in 100%, but 98%. Restarts can be blamed on "android.process.media" - problem just coinciding in time, but loony battery metering and phone not shutting down after battery drop to 0% seem to be kernel issues. Or the phone restarts suddenly, and after reboot battery level is 70% higher...
Similarly overheating and crashing while playing (Real Racing 2). I had no problems before. (I went to tweaks app and decreased GPU frequencies from the default. That helped.) Once again, I did no other changes in tweaks.

I'm not saying don't use Siyah - just backup your stock kernel (if you know how, because I don't, but that's another topic). And I would recommend not leaving the phone running on battery unattended until you are sure everything is as expected. I have to rescue my S2 anyway, and will clear the "warning" if I'll have same situation under PhilZ kernel and new battery.
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#2.0. Rooting procedure

Important Now is a good time to make a note of your phone's, "Version" in case you ever need to revert back from rooting. To do this, open the dial pad and type in the following:- *#1234#
Hi. My S2 is currently unrooted, and stuck in a boot loop. It is usable for just a few seconds before it reboots. I want to backup my SMS / Contacts etc using adb pull before I try a factory reset, but I understand the phone needs to be rooted to do this. However, whilst I can just about type in the *#1234# before the phone reboots, nothing is displayed on the screen.

Is there another way of getting hold of this information at all? If not, is it absolutely necessary, or just a precaution in case things go wrong with the root? I'm running out of options at the moment, so may have to go ahead and try to root it anyway?
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Hi. My S2 is currently unrooted, and stuck in a boot loop. It is usable for just a few seconds before it reboots. I want to backup my SMS / Contacts etc using adb pull before I try a factory reset, but I understand the phone needs to be rooted to do this. However, whilst I can just about type in the *#1234# before the phone reboots, nothing is displayed on the screen.

Is there another way of getting hold of this information at all? If not, is it absolutely necessary, or just a precaution in case things go wrong with the root? I'm running out of options at the moment, so may have to go ahead and try to root it anyway?
I do not think that rooting your phone will cure your boot loop I'm afraid. Try booting into recovery and selecting to wipe the cache partition may help though.
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Thanks for your reply. I know that rooting will not cure the boot loop. I am hoping a factory reset will do that, but I want to recover my SMS / Contacts first, for which I understand I need to be rooted. I can then use a pull command in the ADB software to save the required data first, but this can't be done for system files unless the phone is rooted. I've already tried wiping the cache partition, and that makes no difference.

I am trying to follow the rooting instructions to the letter, as it mentions several times how important this is! I am just trying to understand how vital the stage I can't actually do is to the process (I assume it is fairly important, as it says 'Important' in red).

Can the *#1234# information be obtained in any other way, e.g. via a menu option or via ADB etc? I've just had enough time before the reboot to turn on USB debugging and to take a photo of the 'About phone' information, so there are still some things I can do in the available time.
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Thanks for your reply. I know that rooting will not cure the boot loop. I am hoping a factory reset will do that, but I want to recover my SMS / Contacts first, for which I understand I need to be rooted.
Did you sync your Contacts with your Google account. If so, they can be restored from there after a Factory Reset. SMS are a different matter and would have required something like Helium backup from the Play Store.

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If the phone is looping,.that may not be possible I'm afraid.

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I am trying to follow the rooting instructions to the letter, as it mentions several times how important this is! I am just trying to understand how vital the stage I can't actually do is to the process (I assume it is fairly important, as it says 'Important' in red).
This is so that you can use the information to flash your stock firmware back again in case of warranty repairs or to receive updates via Kies.

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Some information can be got under Settings > About phone but not your CSC code. See #1.1 of the Jelly Bean update - Dummies Guide. However, it is not important to the actual rooting process itself.

Personally, I would not recommend rooting a phone that has your shut down problems, for fear of, "bricking", it.

Have you tried removing your installed app's, one-by-one, as this may solve your shutdown problem or, do you know why, or how, this is occurring. Perhaps, start a separate thread on the subject in the General forum, in case anyone else has experienced this.
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Thanks so much for your prompt and speedy repsonse.

Unfortunately, I turned off contact sync when the phone was new, as it imported around 500 contacts (one for every email address I'd ever sent an email to from my Gmail account). In general, there is not much overlap between those I email and those I phone/text, and I wanted to keep them separate. Regret that now of course!

Whilst the phone is looping, it still seems to stay connected as far as the PC is concerned. I only get the 'hardware connected' noise from Windows when the phone is turned on, and again when it is turned off, and it doesn't go on and off every time the phone boot loops. The PC seems to have constant access to the data, despite the continuous rebooting of the phone. On Saturday I managed to copy 8GB of data from the internal memory by a simple copy and paste, and the boot looping didn't seem to affect this in any way. I imagine the SMS and contacts databases are fairly small files, so I'm hoping there would be time to copy them in the available 5-7 seconds anyway.

I'm pretty sure the boot loop isn't caused by an app. I hadn't installed a new one for about a month beforehand, and I've already tried deleting the last one, but it makes no difference. I was having trouble with the battery in the previous couple of weeks. The charge was emptying very quickly, and then sometimes increasing again without being plugged in to the charger! Sometimes the phone would also turn itself off without warning, and I assume that this may have somehow corrupted the software? Of course it could be a hardware fault too.

Just remebered some addtional information. When in recovery mode, it says:
Can't access to '/system/csc/XEU/system'
Successfully applied multi-CSC

I already started a thread in the General section a week ago, but go no replies.
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Update: Finally plucked up courage to try the root - and it appears to have been successful! However I still can't do an adb pull of the data (although it works with other files, so I think it is a permissions issue rather than due to the boot loop). Anyway, I notice I now have a 'backup/restore' option on the recovery page, so off to do some research on whether I can backup SMS/contacts somehow using that.

So the rooting is resolved - I will ask again in the general section if I need more help with the data recovery. Thanks for your help!
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Update: Finally plucked up courage to try the root - and it appears to have been successful! However I still can't do an adb pull of the data (although it works with other files, so I think it is a permissions issue rather than due to the boot loop). Anyway, I notice I now have a 'backup/restore' option on the recovery page, so off to do some research on whether I can backup SMS/contacts somehow using that.

So the rooting is resolved - I will ask again in the general section if I need more help with the data recovery. Thanks for your help!
If you are indeed rooted, you could try and do a nandroid backup, (mirror image of the entire phone), to your extsdcard as per #2.7.
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Hi, Im new to this forum so im sorry if im not posting this in the correct place.
I recently tried to flash my SII with a JB firmwayi found on a different guide. But the installation got stuck and an error was shown at about 99% completion. Can anyone tell me the reason for this.

PS afterwards i had to flash it with another ICS firmware to get the phone working again. Now my Baseband version is different from before, (i just downloaded the first ICS firmware i could find). The new version I downloaded is TOP. But the one told by kies that suits my phone is SLK.
will this be a problem in the future while trying to update to JB?

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Hi, Im new to this forum so im sorry if im not posting this in the correct place.
I recently tried to flash my SII with a JB firmwayi found on a different guide. But the installation got stuck and an error was shown at about 99% completion. Can anyone tell me the reason for this.

PS afterwards i had to flash it with another ICS firmware to get the phone working again. Now my Baseband version is different from before, (i just downloaded the first ICS firmware i could find). The new version I downloaded is TOP. But the one told by kies that suits my phone is SLK.
will this be a problem in the future while trying to update to JB?

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See my reply, here.

Once you have flashed the correct firmware you can root your phone by carefully and thoroughly reading posts #1, #2 and #3 for the GT-i9100.
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Once you have flashed the correct firmware you can root your phone by carefully and thoroughly reading posts #1, #2 and #3 for the GT-i9100.
Hi I have a GT-I9100M. I want to root and unlock it. Will this method of rooting worked fine then unlocking it afterwards with "Galaxy S Unlock" app? I refused to use the method stated in the ff thread

How to Unlock (and Root) the Bell Galaxy S2. Step by Step Guide

as it is very confusing for me and I don't understand Kernels and that thread of Kernels is messy. Your method seems easier. So can i use your method and use "Galaxy S Unlock app" for unlocking and be successful? Thank you

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The root will work, but I can't vouch for the unlock as I've never tried that app.

I see from your post in the How To Root [...] The Bell S2 thread that you've succeeded.
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Hye guys..i follow all of the step above..i think 4 times but still cant get my phone rooted..my phone got stuck/jammed at the first bootscreen after installing root via odin, plus i cant get in to recovery mode..i only can get into download mode..i have to flash my phone back..to get my phone work again..i repeat this process 4 times..still get the same result..im still new in rooting section..

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Hi mate, I followed your Dummies Guide to rooting the S2 and it worked fine (brilliant guide for an idiot like me, might I add!). Now I accidentally went into SU and clicked unroot trying to get back to the factory state.

It all went tits up from there. I've tried to reflash the kernel using your method a few times, but to no avail. My root is gone and it's not coming back unfortunatley. ODIN says passed but Root Checker and root apps say no

Do you have any idea if I'm doing something wrong with your method? I used it to root successfully but trying to re-root is proving to be a lot more difficult.

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Hi, ironass, just wanted to check this thread is still the most current for root?

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Hello and welcome to Android Forums Corey!

The first 3 posts of this thread are constantly monitored by myself and are up-to-date as far as rooting is concerned. Please take the time to read them through, carefully and thoroughly, before embarking on it.

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Hi, just rooted my S2 with the kernel as in post #1.8 I cant move apps around the home screens anymore, any ideas? also any recommendations on modems? I have the GT-I9100T. also is there an updated bloatware removal list as the list linked to here doesnt seem to match the list in my titanium backup?
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Ok, moving apps is now fine, also current modem seems good. Still looking for updated bloatware removal list, and also my battery usage has gotten worse, have installed some battery apps but still sucking any tips?
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The bloatware removal list is for unbranded phones. Obviously, it cannot take into account all the different branded firmware add-ons from the different carriers and models, worldwide. I'm afraid it's Googling time.

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Having just upgraded from an S2 to an S4, I fancied rooting my old phone. This guide was invaluable - easy to follow, very accurate and totally successful (it's the reason I joined these forums!). All I have to do now is to work out what to do with it! Thanks very much.
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Im a samsung user but the wife is about to get an s2 so i thought id have a little refresher and your guide is perfect
Gona root it as soon as she gets it and put on the rom im using on my s3 (Sale's AOSP NeatROM)
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I'm Back, been running stock for a while ( Unreliable Alarm on JB ) and before the S5 im considering ASOP Neatrom, is Siyah v6.0beta5 .TAR kernel file the latest for unlocking, do you have a dl link as it appears not to work here. 4.1.2 I9100XXMS2
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This guide is only about rooting, see #1.1, and will not unlock a stock Galaxy S2 firmware.

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Total fail on my part. Where should I look ?
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You are clicking on the orange word TAR, above ZIP, at the bottom of the SiyahKernel S2-v6.0beta5 description aren't you?

Just checked using my phone and it works fine.
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Cheers, works now, maybe it was a bandwidth issue when i tried it.
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Hi All,
first post from newbie! i have followed the steps to root my S2 and all went as per instruction and managed to root my phone, so thanks for that! just got a problem with the unlock sim part now. i have tried chainfires galaxy s2 unlock from play store and galaxy s from same place, neither will give me a code to unlock. does this mean i will have to pay "orange" to get an unlock code or a shop maybe? or is there another way round the problem without paying?

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After trying for hours and getting this same message no matter what usb port/odin version I use, Odin CONTINUES to report this message:

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<ID:0/007> Odin v.3 engine (ID:7)..
<ID:0/007> File analysis..
<ID:0/007> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/007> Initialzation..
<ID:0/007> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/007> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/007> zImage
<ID:0/007> Complete(Write) operation failed.
<ID:0/007> Added!!
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
ARGH. I have a i9100M and it came with this firmware:
3.0.31-900488se.infra@sep-127 #3 SMP Preempt Mon Jan 28 23:45:31 KST 2013

I've tried flashing the Siyah kernel Siyah-s2-v6.0b5 as suggested, but Odin always gives the same message. I've used this same cable to image other phones in the past so I'm sure the cable's fine.

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ARGH. I have a i9100M and it came with this firmware:
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I've tried flashing the Siyah kernel Siyah-s2-v6.0b5 as suggested, but Odin always gives the same message. I've used this same cable to image other phones in the past so I'm sure the cable's fine.

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Hello and welcome to Android Forums guysmiley!

Have you tried the guide that is linked to in #1.4, concerning advanced connection problems?
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Hi ironass,
Yes, I read through that post but it describes phones that aren't recognized by Kies/ADB/Win7 and my phone does get recognized without issue. Odin recognizes it too (first line of message is 'Added' and the COM light goes blue).

My issue is that Odin hangs at the zImage stage and never completes. I have to force power-down the phone and unplug it (after 15 minutes of waiting).
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Yes, I read through that post but it describes phones that aren't recognized by Kies/ADB/Win7 and my phone does get recognized without issue. Odin recognizes it too (first line of message is 'Added' and the COM light goes blue).

My issue is that Odin hangs at the zImage stage and never completes. I have to force power-down the phone and unplug it (after 15 minutes of waiting).
My bad. I shouldn't attempt to answer queries on 3 hangovers and one coffee!

Are you using the Siyah.tar file and not the Siyah.zip file?
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No worries

I got it rooted by flashing one of Philz' Super kernels from external sd.

Now I can't figure out how to unlock it... Lots of paid methods but no freebies that I can see...
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No worries

I got it rooted by flashing one of Philz' Super kernels from external sd.

Now I can't figure out how to unlock it... Lots of paid methods but no freebies that I can see...
Ended up paying 3.99 (well worth it).

One last question (sorry!):
When I try to flash 4.4.4 recovery from 3e (running 4.1.2) I get a signature verification error.
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Thanks for the help, all!
In order to bring me to SlimSaber ([ROM][4.3.1][07/19] SlimSaber Reborn - i9100… | Galaxy S II | XDA Forum) from stock 4.1.2 on an i9100M (Bell phone) I:
1. Flashed the OJC file from here Dev-Host - The Ultimate Free File Hosting / File Sharing Service. Thanks to [ROM][4.4.4][07/21] SlimSaber - i9100 [SlimKat Unofficial Builds] - Post #13510 - XDA Forum
2. Rebooted to Recovery then flashed the SlimKernel from the SlimSaber post above and followed the installation instructions in that post.
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