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Old December 30th, 2012, 03:47 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Yeah you can backup efs now. Its not broken. You'd know by now...

Not a huge camera user. I flash a camera mod so not even sure we have the same one? It may be the note 2 camera I use is in there already?

Thats one I can't really help with I'm afraid

Is it a gallery issue? Try other apps like quickpic? How are they on a puter?

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No probs, I'm not a big user of the camera either so it's fine for now.

To finish off for tonight, if I do happen to find a load of bugs, or have a terrible battery life tomorrow, just as an example, and I want to restore myself right back to where we started this thread - how do I go about it?

As I understand it, this should achieve it:
  • Download official firmware from sammobile (somewhere?!)
  • Drop onto SDcard as with custom ROMs/mods
  • Run TriangleAway
  • Enter CWM recovery
  • Flash the firmware normal way

Then delete any remains from SD card where possible!
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You wouldn't need to go that far back. Just restore the nandroid. The root procedure will not do anything that would affect battery life
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You wouldn't need to go that far back. Just restore the nandroid. The root procedure will not do anything that would affect battery life
So is the EFS supposed to be static, ie. it should not have changed yet? Reason I ask is because I forgot to backup before flashing this new ROM, so not sure if that would effect the restore of my nandroid? I have a backup of it now, did it on Wanam.

Nandroids are restored through CWM recovery, correct?
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EFS shouldn't Change at all. Backup is incase it corrupts sometime which has happened to some before, even on unrooted devices

Nandroids are backed up and restored via cwm
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EFS shouldn't Change at all. Backup is incase it corrupts sometime which has happened to some before, even on unrooted devices

Nandroids are backed up and restored via cwm
Yep, I've definitely got a nandroid backup, 100%! So restoring it will literally put me back to before flashing Wanam and mods? Just out of interest really, I'd like to understand this a bit better. I've got an EFS backup on the internal SD now, but hopefully I won't ever need it.

With regards to the camera bug - it was my mistake. I'm using the phone under spotlights which causes havoc with the auto-brightness. Camera = full brightness always, and spotlight light = very low brightness. Transitioning from camera to gallery was causing the backlight to dim drastically, creating the under-exposure effect. I'm tired...

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Yep, I've definitely got a nandroid backup, 100%! So restoring it will literally put me back to before flashing Wanam and mods? Just out of interest really, I'd like to understand this a bit better. I've got an EFS backup on the internal SD now, but hopefully I won't ever need it.

With regards to the camera bug - it was my mistake. I'm using the phone under spotlights which causes havoc with the auto-brightness. Camera = full brightness always, and spotlight light = very low brightness. Transitioning from camera to gallery was causing the backlight to dim drastically, creating the under-exposure effect. I'm tired...

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Yep. Its an image. A snapshot in time. It restores everything in /system as it was. That's the rom and any mods to it.

It also restores /data and /cache. Its just the radio / modem / baseband that wont be changed
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Yep. Its an image. A snapshot in time. It restores everything in /system as it was. That's the rom and any mods to it.

It also restores /data and /cache. Its just the radio / modem / baseband that wont be changed
Right, got it. So the update to my modem that this ROM carried out - any potential issues with going back to stock firmware?

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Stock firmwares include modems too so they replace what's there already

You can also download and flash different ones yourself.
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You can also download and flash different ones yourself.
Got it. Well, it's been a long day (for you too!). I'll give this ROM and theme a go - much nicer than the old TW UI.

I know I've said thanks tens of times, but really - thank-you. There's no way I would have gone ahead with this without your help, Shotgun included.

Apologies for all the questions - I just want to understand what's going on, so I don't need to ask individual questions in topics later on. Also just interested.

Everything seems to be working for now. Battery is draining reasonably fast but I think that's because I've been keeping the screen on whilst fiddling with app installations etc., so I've just rebooted the phone and will keep an eye on it now.

The ROM seems a little more fluid, but that may be a placebo. I'm certainly going to give it a good go.

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No worries dude. .. and remember, questions are GOOD. I wish everyone was as precautious and thorough as you have been.

Its easier for us to answer questions first and help with understanding than it is to help someone who is panicked to fix their phone.
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No worries dude. .. and remember, questions are GOOD. I wish everyone was as precautious and thorough as you have been.

Its easier for us to answer questions first and help with understanding than it is to help someone who is panicked to fix their phone.


...and if I don't speak to you guys tomorrow, happy new year! I'll be back here very soon!

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Just want to jump in to give props to SUroot - I wish more user would be so patient in explaining posted and re-posted infos, especially on forums like XDA.. Thumbs Up !!!

(like your phone setup btw.)
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(like your phone setup btw.)
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Well, it passed night #1! Went to sleep with 7% battery, woke up ~8 hours later with 6%, data+wifi on, no power saving used - excellent! I've just run it into the ground for a full charge. Time for a proper day's use. Going to stick with the grey popups - I can see how black would look nice too though. I'm using a vibrant JB wallpaper, so the dark looks great elsewhere - much better than TW's 1990's colour scheme.

I went through and disabled ALL Samsung apps that I could (just using normal Application Manager). That includes any "Samsung adapters". Doing it via App Manager, if I come across any problems, I can just re-enable as appropriate.

The phone looks exactly as I wanted, but with the benefits of a few TW features I occasionally use. One of the mods in this thread also changed the sounds used by the phone to stock JellyBean sounds - an added bonus - and also installed all the JB ringtones (probably JB Domination?). Perfect. I'm continuing to use Nova Launcher Prime to get an AOSP themed launcher, I've used it for months without a single glitch. The rest is all courtesy of the mods posted above by SUroot.

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SUroot, what's the deal with re-flashing mods? I'm not a fan of this "CRT effect" on lock (the old TV style effect) - and it only seems to work half the time. I seem to remember it being an option on one of the mods I've got installed. I'd like to turn it off if possible.

Can I just re-flash the mods over the top of my current setup? Same question for ROMs too, for future reference? Will I need to clear any caches?
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Yep. Just reflash and don't tick the options you no longer want. Anything unticked will be removed

CRT off is an aosp feature
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The crt off not working properly is kernel related. The last time I looked into it siyah was the only kernel which had got it working as it should. However this may have changed with updates to other kernels.
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Works flawlessly on Perseus too.
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Can either of you remember if there was an option to turn it off during installation of the mods in this thread? It definitely wasn't part of the ROM!

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You can't turn it off once you've flashed but aroma installer lets you pick and choose which options you install when flashing through recovery. So just reflash the mod and untick crt effect in aroma and it will flash the others but not that.
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Crt off is part of krytens aosp lockscreen mod. Reflash the mod but dont tick yhr crt off box. Thought we'd already discussed that
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Crt off is part of krytens aosp lockscreen mod. Reflash the mod but dont tick yhr crt off box. Thought we'd already discussed that
Sorry didn't pick up krytens mod from "AOSP feature", my mistake.

Edit: "This Mod gives you AOSP lock screen and CRT off animation." - apologies, completely overlooked that.

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Sure, just wasn't sure which mod to re-flash.
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Hasn't removed the CRT effect - definitely unchecked in installer. Not too fussed, but rather strange!
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Unfortunately it means reflashing rom,.theme and mods again then. No need to wipe though.
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Unfortunately it means reflashing rom,.theme and mods again then. No need to wipe though.
Ah, I see. That sounds like something that could open a can of worms for the sake of something that doesn't matter at all! Never mind, thanks for the heads-up though.

Does that apply to all re-flashes of mods, for future reference?
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Usually to remove a mod, you'd either reflash the rom, do a nandroid restore or have a mod that restores the files that the mod modified
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Went for it in the end, just as a trial more than anything. No CRT any more - worked perfectly. Much simpler without a wipe! I understand wipes are required, or at least strongly recommended, when changing ROMs.

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When re-flashing the ROM, I skipped 'update kernel', and 'update modem' since you recommended only doing this the first time. Hopefully this was correct! Regardless, ROM seems to be working perfectly, Wi-Fi/mobile inclusive.
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No need to update kernel and modem if already installed

Most Sammy based roms are interchangeable without a wipe so I often try without then anything not working, then I wipe.

Aosp is different though
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A couple of questions related to "keeping updated" with a custom ROM.

I have noticed that the ROM you suggested (WanamLite) has recently been updated to XXELLA - good news! I'm in no real rush to update, but I'd like to understand what key things to look at when updating, considering I'm also running mods.

As a refresh, the mods I'm running are:
  • JB Domination 1.5 (update available to 1.5.1)
  • JB Domination 23 Toggles & Battery Icons (Kryten's mod? Can't find a thread on XDA?)
  • JB Domination InkEffect AOSPLock (Can't find on XDA?)

JB Domination 1.5.1 appears to be suitable for XXELLA (kernel version?), however the last modification above is for XXELL5, I can't find a XXELLA update. I assume mixing these is not recommended? Is the toggles theme just specific to the version of "23 toggles" installed - ie. independent of the kernel?
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A couple of questions related to "keeping updated" with a custom ROM.

I have noticed that the ROM you suggested (WanamLite) has recently been updated to XXELLA - good news! I'm in no real rush to update, but I'd like to understand what key things to look at when updating, considering I'm also running mods.

As a refresh, the mods I'm running are:
  • JB Domination 1.5 (update available to 1.5.1)
  • JB Domination 23 Toggles & Battery Icons (Kryten's mod? Can't find a thread on XDA?)
  • JB Domination InkEffect AOSPLock (Can't find on XDA?)

JB Domination 1.5.1 appears to be suitable for XXELLA (kernel version?), however the last modification above is for XXELL5, I can't find a XXELLA update. I assume mixing these is not recommended? Is the toggles theme just specific to the version of "23 toggles" installed - ie. independent of the kernel?

XXELLA is the Samsung Build number for the ROM.

The Same JB Domination and mods you already have work on 5.3 with no issues (I have already updated mine). There is very little change in teh frameworks bewteen LL4 and LLA.

To be honest, I think Krytens mod actually installs the 23 toggles mod itself as well as theming them, so if you havent got the 23 toggles mod, it should install it however for the sake of a tick box, I select it in aroma anyway. Other roms such as Omega, 23 toggles is a pain to get working so I just do it that way anway
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Ah, fair enough. Just a case of trial and error with some non-critical compatibilities then? Might wait for JB Domination 1.5.2, apparently he's doing some quick fixes.

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My biggest problem with JB Domination is the organisation of the thread and the downloads.

The mods from Kryten are currently on page 374 because Krytens mods in post 3 (the mods post) are legacy. It really needs an overhaul.
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1.5.1 and 1.5.2 are only updates of the jkay version of the theme. You and I aren't using jkay so we're still on 1.5
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So many different "mods", it's so hard to get your hand round them all as a newcomer. The jailbreak iOS scene is a walk in the park in comparison!

I'll update the ROM later and re-flash the mods. I'm safe to clear cache and dalvik cache, right? I read the author recommends getting into a habit of doing it before flashing anything, for optimum performance/safety.
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To be honest, we're not even scratching the surface with mods either.

Rooted android is like a vintage clothing shop. You have to Wade through loads of crap but eventually you find that classic you've been looking for.

Part of the flashing of jb dom is to wipe dalvik anyway
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To be honest, we're not even scratching the surface with mods either.

Rooted android is like a vintage clothing shop. You have to Wade through loads of crap but eventually you find that classic you've been looking for.

Part of the flashing of jb dom is to wipe dalvik anyway
True, and the vast number of devices running Android causes more problems when trying to Google a specific mod!

All flashed, all went well. Got the default keyboard reset bug again - must be a JellyBean problem. Backup and restore of the troublesome app/extension fixes the issue - mine was Swiftkey - but the same method works for keyboards, browsers, launchers, the lot (apparently).

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Stock firmwares include modems too so they replace what's there already f.
I thought so too. I installed a custom ROM, which upgraded kernel and modem and when I unrooted / flashed stock, I noticed that CSC was now KOR, instead of BTU, which my phone was (including stock ROM).

I was able to change it manually, but it was still odd.
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I'm not sure about csc to be honest. Since I never ota, its not an issue for me. I leave it as whatever it ends up as after custom flash.
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