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Old September 25th, 2009, 03:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default MoDaCo Custom Rom Based on IH8

I just saw this over at MoDaCo based on IH8 with swap support and he looks like he's going to support II5 soon. Looks good.

21/09 1.1 - the MoDaCo Custom ROM is here (rooted with custom Kernel with swap/netfilter + more!) - Android @ MoDaCo

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sick
my mate runs this on his hero and its very quick indeed.
cant wait for the ii5 version. i dont want to go back to h8, since flashing to ii5 my device is even better on battery and the transitions/screen feels more responsive
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I installed this just today after finding it

It runs pretty snappy, will need more time to see.
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Awsome!

This is the only thing I don't like about Galaxy, the way the community
is dispersed over all sorts of forums and blogs and it's so hard to keep
track of everything.

Thanks for the link.
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Angry Google Maps force close on hte MoDaCo ROM

I've installed the MoDaCo ROM (v1.1) and now whenever I search for something in Google Maps (v3.1.2), it enters a force close loop. Also, it can't display directions.

Has anyone else run into this?

As for the community being spread over various forums, I've seen the same problem. While AndroidForums is the largest, there are a few other important forums. I've listed them at Samsung Galaxy community forums on my Galaxy wiki.

I think one major problem is that people are more comfortable with talking in Italian (hdblog.it) or French or whatever language but English. IMO this splits up the community for a silly reason. Just use English, even if broken, and go with the program. Most terms in Android development, cellular technology and computers in general are English anyway.
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Angry Problems with MoDoCo custom ROM

OK. I'm no computer dummy, but I'm a bit lost here.

I'm trying to get the custom recovery image installed prior to installing the MoDoCo ROM, as per the instructions here:

http://android.modaco.com/content/samsung-i7500-i7500-modaco-com/293168/21-08-installing-the-patched-recovery-image-on-your-device-permanently/

I followed the instructions to the letter for installing the ROM on a 'virgin' i7500, but hit a snag in that whenever I launched into FASTBOOT mode, Windows had a fit trying to find the driver for an 'Android 1.0 device', and by the time it had decided that it couldn't find one, the phone had just continued booting into the normal OS which effectively removes the Android 1.0 device from the system.

I've had a Galaxy for about a month now, it's on firmware H6, and it's hacking me right off that I can't update it, either 'legally' or 'illegally'! It's in Debug mode, as required, and the horrid horrid horrid waste-of-drive-space Samsung NPS software is installed. I can connect to the phone via USB and see the memory cards, but that's about it. As far as I can tell, that's all I SHOULD be able to see, correct?

I tried pointing Windows at the drivers from the Android SDK, but it told me that there were no drivers compatible with the device. This was on my Vista laptop.

Can anyone help me?

Please?

Before this phone goes through the window, and I start hunting down O2 and Samsung technical staff with a hunting rifle?

EDIT:

I've just tried this entire process again on a WinXP PC that has never had any of the Samsung software installed on it previously. Downloaded NPS (IH4 build) from the Samsung website, installed it. Plugged in phone and it found most of the drivers but was still left with an unknown device. Booted into FASTBOOT, got the Windows driver request for an Android 1.0 Device. Told Windows to look for it, no joy. Installed the 'USB drivers' from the CD that came with the phone, tried again. Same problem.

Help?

Before this phone goes through the window, and I start hunting down O2 and Samsung technical staff with a hunting rifle?

EDIT 2:

Tried it again, still no joy. Again tried forcing Windows XP to pick up the generic 'Android 1.0' device drivers from the SDK (android-sdk-windows-1.0_r2.zip), and again told that Windows can't find any suitable drivers for that device.

The biggest problem I'm having seems to be that because Windows can't find drivers, it can't find the phone in FASTBOOT, hence nothing else works.
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download the 1.5 android sdk
point the drivers manually to the android usb files and select adb/android test interface

or try using the drivers from odin
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Ah, so it's just the wrong SDK i got then?

I stupidly made the incorrect assumption that as it came up as 'Android 1.0' rather than 'Android 1.5' that I'd need the v1.0 SDK. I realise now that this was particularly daft - why make it so obvious?

So it's just a case of when the 'Android 1.0' device turns up and Windows asks you for drivers, point it to the relevant folder in the SDK, and go from there?

Wish I'd brought my laptop to work now - I could have tried this.
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yeah, you have about 15 seconds to go to manual select and "have disk" point it to the folder and select adb test interface.

it took me a good 3-5 device reboots the get it right in time but once done just power into fastboot again and do the recovery flash

its hard work lol but i got there in the end
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Rasta - I think I might love you just a little bit!

Thanks mate. Appreciate the help - they do like to make this hard, don't they?

Now all we need to do is wander round to the Samsung UK HQ and give them a good solid kicking!

Is there any improvement in the keyboard responsiveness of the MoDoCo build does anyone know? As I mentioned, I'm on H6 and the keyboard can't keep up with me - I was significantly faster on a T9 keyboard with my old N95. MoDoCo is H7 right?

I'm just torn between this, and going with II5 at the moment.
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modoco is h8, i havent tried it as im currently on an i5 build that i have rooted with recovery v3
im looking at the compcache glaxo/glaxhero roms that are using i5 atm

might grow some balls and dive in for that one. was scared enough rooting my phone cos of the similar issues you had only it was even worse as i have windows7 pro x64
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Yeah. I was annoyed more than anything. Bloody phone nearly went across the room last night. How hard is it to have 'drivers'? I mean, I'll grant getting NPS working might be a bit trickier, but drivers? C'mon.

I think I might use the Recovery v3 from the glaxo/glaxhero setup, and try the MoDoCo ROM. Least I can always just flash it up to the glaxo build after that if the responsiveness is still lagging.

Suppose it depends how long it is until the MoDoCo build is updated. A more responsive keyboard would be nice though.
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Heres a daft question:

If you flash the recovery image, will that be overwritten if you use odin to flash another firmware version?
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part of the rom flash is the recovery image
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Or here's the modified .inf file with the galaxy PID's

(32bit and 64bit)

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Kam - is that the driver to use for the 'Android 1.0' device that comes up in FASTBOOT mode then?
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Yeah should be. And this is the download mode one (for odin if its not recognised):

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(or maybe i got them the wrong way round, but anyway its one or the other!)
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Ah-hah. These forums are finally back online!

So i got the software updated - for anyone having similar problems, I found that the 1.5 SDK drivers didn't work, so best thing is to use the modified driver file that Kam187 provided.

My only remaining problem is that for some reason, even after the update, the phone is still reporting the baseband version as H6 and not H8, and I've no idea why.
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The script he's using to update the baseband doesn work

You're best bet is to update to H8 with odin, and then install the Modoco rom afterwards.
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Oh-ho.

That explains it.

Well, I was thinking about installing the GALAXO ROM tonight to try that anyway.
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Oh-ho.

That explains it.

Well, I was thinking about installing the GALAXO ROM tonight to try that anyway.
if you are meaning the beta2 its been taken down for a bit
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II5 Modaco rom is up.

Sadly it is his last build
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II5 Modaco rom is up.

Sadly it is his last build
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did he say why he was stopping?

EDIT sorry top of thread
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did he say why he was stopping?

EDIT sorry top of thread
he's probably selling his galaxy.
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Yeah he said he is. The hdblog.it one has alot more customisations tho. He's incorporating modded apps from xda-developers.
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Yeah he said he is. The hdblog.it one has alot more customisations tho. He's incorporating modded apps from xda-developers.
But its not out


Question though, can I go on this upgrade root:

H8 -> II5 -> Modaco II5 -> hdblog galaxo

or

H8 -> II5 -> Modaco II5 -> II5 -> hdblog galaxo
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Yeah you can. The basic requirement is to flash with II5 first, and factory reset. That gives you a clean OS. The update.zip method just unpacks on top of the current system replacing/adding/changing files.

So to use any II5 custom rom, you need to be on II5 firmware then:

II5 -[factory reset]-> Modaco II5 -[factory reset]-> hdblog galaxo

i.e. always factory reset before applying a new update.zip
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he's probably selling his galaxy.
Reason? And what is he getting instead?
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He had a Hero, then a galaxy. I guess he's going back to Hero.

He buys alot of phones to unbox and review, and maybe he found another cool phone he likes! android.modoco is new, but modoco is huge and been there for ages.
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He had a Hero, then a galaxy. I guess he's going back to Hero.

He buys alot of phones to unbox and review, and maybe he found another cool phone he likes! android.modoco is new, but modoco is huge and been there for ages.
he doesnt buy any of the phones, he gets bought them by xda forums (other than the galaxy)
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ahh lucky him!!
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he doesnt buy any of the phones, he gets bought them by xda forums (other than the galaxy)
Haha, I don't think so!

Donations contributed towards my purchase of a Hero, but that's the only one!

I bought the Galaxy myself, I have a Pulse here I bought, not to mention a bunch of other phones... I generally switch phones in and out so I don't end up with too many at a time (and end up losing too much money!)

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Haha, I don't think so!

Donations contributed towards my purchase of a Hero, but that's the only one!

I bought the Galaxy myself, I have a Pulse here I bought, not to mention a bunch of other phones... I generally switch phones in and out so I don't end up with too many at a time (and end up losing too much money!)

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sorry mate it was second hand information i was told from someone over at xda

my apologies
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So paul... now we got you here.. Why get rid of the galaxy? EXPLAIN YOURSELF!!!

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hi...
do you know how download drivers to my samsung galaxy s2? my phone is corrupt.. thank you...
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