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Old January 16th, 2010, 12:26 PM   #101 (permalink)
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So far you're doing well

I've never restored my phone with nandroid. I don't know if it would help, but it's worth making a backup, just in case. It does not take too much time.

I would also remove cache.img. This is Italian CSC. You don't need that.

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make sure you are using a program like jzip to remove the files.
winzip and winrar mess up the packing in the tar so you want be able to flash with it.
if you are wanting to do a nand backup before you go through with this you will need to flash the recovery to galaxo recovery 4.4 from drakaz.
do a nandroid backup
flash firmware

if you need to revert back you will need to put the custom recovery back on (as its overwritten by odin) and restore nandroid backup
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Informale,
Most of the people in the Brazilian group came from here (Androidforums.com) and asked him a million times what is his telephone model. (We were so amazed with the news too)
Feijó answered he bought his phone in Brazil and the box is written i7500L!

It's a mystery how he did it!
Anyway, Andre Muller (another Pearson from the Brazilian group) already found a way to flash only the PDA firmware. I believe I will try his tutorial first before venture myself in a full Galaxy flash!
Hi guys, here I am (Gustavo Feijó - THE LEGEND lol ).

I bought my Galaxy at Tim.

There is GT-I7500L all over the box and the phone.

I came in this forum and searched and searched and searche and came to this thread that says [DO NOT FLAHS ROM] for brazilians. But I'm that kind of man that do not stop searches until reaches a solution or until get his device realy crashed.

So, searching at Market, I found this excelent app called Android System Info. Using this application I was able to find this "so important" information under System tab:
<i>Board GT-I7500</i>
<i>Device GT-I7500</i>
<i>Product GT-I7500</i>

With that information I decided to take the flash risks.

The steps were the same found in this forum or other android forums.

Now I'm running I7500XXIK5 flash.

Best regards for all of you
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make sure you are using a program like jzip to remove the files.
winzip and winrar mess up the packing in the tar so you want be able to flash with it.
if you are wanting to do a nand backup before you go through with this you will need to flash the recovery to galaxo recovery 4.4 from drakaz.
do a nandroid backup
flash firmware

if you need to revert back you will need to put the custom recovery back on (as its overwritten by odin) and restore nandroid backup

Informale,
thanks again! I will remove the chace.img from the tar file as well.

Rastaman,
I`m sorry but I did not get what you mean by "galaxo recovery 4.4 from drakaz".
I do not use the Galaxo Rom, so is it necessary to make a galaxo recovery?

I`m using the Linux Ubuntu to remove the AMSS and CACHE.IMG from the tar file. Should I need to use jzip as well?
In Linux I can open the tar file very easyly.

Do you have a step by step how to backup the phone before start flashing? I'm confuse now, cause I don`t know what kind of recovery should I have to do!

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Ok, I was reading about the nandroid backup here:
Full backup/restore for Samsung Galaxy with nandroid | receptorBlog

And I did not figure if this backup will help me in case of failing with Odin.
For example: something went wrong when i was flashing my phone to the new firmware IK5, this backup will help me in something? Am I be able to restore everything?
In case I did not make the backup with nandroid, is it possible to restore the phone using another method / via?

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Hi guys, here I am (Gustavo Feijó - THE LEGEND lol ).

I bought my Galaxy at Tim.

There is GT-I7500L all over the box and the phone.

I came in this forum and searched and searched and searche and came to this thread that says [DO NOT FLAHS ROM] for brazilians. But I'm that kind of man that do not stop searches until reaches a solution or until get his device realy crashed.

So, searching at Market, I found this excelent app called Android System Info. Using this application I was able to find this "so important" information under System tab:
<i>Board GT-I7500</i>
<i>Device GT-I7500</i>
<i>Product GT-I7500</i>

With that information I decided to take the flash risks.

The steps were the same found in this forum or other android forums.

Now I'm running I7500XXIK5 flash.

Best regards for all of you

Feijó,
you are very, very, crazy! I do not have this courage (and money to spend)

After your thread in the brazilian galaxy group, I just downloaded this app (Android system info) and I received the same response you had!
Everything here is GT-i7500 and not i7500L...

The strange thing is the model number GT-i7500L is all over the box, manual, etc...

Maybe someone from Canada should post here their system info so we can compare.

Looking at the point of view you have sucess with the European full flash, I believe all the i7500L can be flashed with the European tutorial. Pehraps our friends from Canada did something wrong (or something wrong happened) when was flashing theirs phones...

How many Canadians tried to full flash their phones?
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I am from Canada and when I use this app on my phone it comes of GT-I7500 with no L. I was unfortunate to flash my phone before I discovered this stie and my phone is a brick now until a new Bell / Samsung firmware update it done.
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Old January 17th, 2010, 12:19 PM   #108 (permalink)
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My Bell Galaxy :
System info/about phone/Model Number - GT-I7500L
System info/about phone/Firmware - 1.5
System info/about phone/Baseband Verison - I7500BMIK6
System info/about phone/Kernel Version - 2.6.27 root@sep-36 #1

Android System info says:
Board GT-I7500
Device GT-I7500
Product GT-I7500
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Bell Samsung Galaxy i7500L info:

Model #: GT-I7500L
Firmware vers.: 1.5
Baseband vers.: I7500BMIK6
PDA: I7500BMIK6
Phone: I7500BMIK6
CSC: I7500BMIK6
FTA SW Version: I7500L.012
Build #: 76XXCSDCBALUM6375
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So Android Info is no good at this.
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Old January 17th, 2010, 05:28 PM   #111 (permalink)
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So Android Info is no good at this.
seems that way doesnt it.
bad bad app
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Ok, I was reading about the nandroid backup here:
Full backup/restore for Samsung Galaxy with nandroid | receptorBlog

And I did not figure if this backup will help me in case of failing with Odin.
For example: something went wrong when i was flashing my phone to the new firmware IK5, this backup will help me in something? Am I be able to restore everything?
In case I did not make the backup with nandroid, is it possible to restore the phone using another method / via?

galaxo recovery is just the recovery not the full galaxo rom
that one you have linked is old
this is what you are looking for
UPDATE 8/12 - V4.4! - ROOT/RECOVERY IMAGE update, wipe, backup and restore GALAXY - HDblog - Forum
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Same/Same as the other Canadians so far.
Bell Mobility Samsung Galaxy i7500L info:

Model #: GT-I7500L
Firmware vers.: 1.5
Baseband vers.: I7500BMIK6
Kernel 2.6.27
Build #: 76XXCSDCBALUM6375

Output from ADB device list
-> List of devices attached
-> I7500JYpraPx1Wc device

That "Android sys info" app hangs often when trying to run it and it is reporting the wrong model too.
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Guys!!!!!!!!!!!!
I need help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After reading a lot from update firware to the i7500L model, I decided to update my phone!

Everything went well and good in the Odin, but after all the installation, it just got stuck when trying to reset!!!
Did I just brick my phone???????

I just pulled off the battery and set back again and I could enter in the downloading mode again!

I tried the Odin again, but I just had the same issue in the end of installation!

Who is the Hero that will help me?? I will post a video from the last update!
Wait a minute!!!

My good, I'm shacking here....
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Here is the video!!!
YouTube - Endless Reset after updating i7500L - Samsung Galaxy

What did I do wrong????
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Judging by the "3/3 Finished." I suppose you did remove cache.img and amss. (Oh, yeah, you showed that in the video)

As I remember, if you damaged the tar by using WinZip or smth similar, Odin would not flash the firmware at all (folks, correct me if I'm wrong here). But still, what program did you use to edit your TAR?

Hmm. Try recovery mode (VOL down + Start Call + End Call, then Home or Menu button - don't remember exactly.).
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Judging by the "3/3 Finished." I suppose you did remove cache.img and amss. (Oh, yeah, you showed that in the video)

As I remember, if you damaged the tar by using WinZip or smth similar, Odin would not flash the firmware at all (folks, correct me if I'm wrong here). But still, what program did you use to edit your TAR?

Hmm. Try recovery mode (VOL down + Start Call + End Call, then Home or Menu button - don't remember exactly.).

Informale,
I just used Ubuntu to remove all the Cache and AMSS files from TAR.

But I opened with jzip before starting the flashing...

I just tried the recovery mode as you mentioned, and it showed me a yellow box... Then I push the Menu botton and the box opened!

But, after that the phone tried to reset and I'm stucked again!

Do you believe it's some problem in the TAR file?
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I dunno, I can't find that forum post, where someone used WinZip, and I don't remember if Odin allowed to flash it. I cannot think of another reason, cause you seem to have done everything correct.

I personally used Total Commander's internal archiving engine to remove the files from tar and it worked perfect for me.
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I dunno, I can't find that forum post, where someone used WinZip, and I don't remember if Odin allowed to flash it. I cannot think of another reason, cause you seem to have done everything correct.

I personally used Total Commander's internal archiving engine to remove the files from tar and it worked perfect for me.
I'm downloading right now the TAR file direct from FUS downloader, as you mentioned in some posts before!
The one I donwloaded was from a crazy link I found in internet!

Do you believe Jzip is better than using Ubuntu to delete the AMSS and CaCHE.img from the TAR file?

I will no longer uses Ubuntu... Let's see...

My phone is not bricked cause I can enter in the recovery and downloading modes... Right?
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Yes, it's not considered bricked until you can re-flash the firmware or boot in different modes

I don't know about Jzip, but Rastaman-FB said it's good, and apparently that's the one he's used, so it should be fine.

Consider downloading other firmware versions as well. Some of them come in multiple TARs (II5?). Worth a try, esp. if you won't be able to boot with IK5.
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Yes, it's not considered bricked until you can re-flash the firmware or boot in different modes

I don't know about Jzip, but Rastaman-FB said it's good, and apparently that's the one he's used, so it should be fine.

Consider downloading other firmware versions as well. Some of them come in multiple TARs (II5?). Worth a try, esp. if you won't be able to boot with IK5.

Do you know how to download II5?
Do you know the the specific numbers of PDA, PHONE AND CSC for the II5, in the FUS Downloader?

Thanks a lot for your help, my friend! I really appreciate that!



I'll try with the new file again... Finger crossed!
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Sorry, II5 was single file, IK4 is in multiple TARs. I'll send you the links in PM, as I don't want to search the forum, I'll just share those form my PC for you )
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MY GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!

MY PHONE JUST COME BACK TO LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Informale,
When you came here to Rio for vacations, remember me to give you a kiss!!!
ahahahahaha

My good, I'm
euphoric here!!!
Everything is in English, the wallpaper is nice and has a soft called Switcher inside!!!


Thank god you exist, Androidforums.com!!!
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The phone is Damn fast!!!!!!!!

I need a bier, immediately!!!
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It's great then! Congrats! I guess you'll be off to your Brazilian group, sharing experience and emotions )
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It's great then! Congrats! I guess you'll be off to your Brazilian group, sharing experience and emotions )
Not so fast!!!
The keyboard is not working in the wide mode...

Everything here is not working in the wide mode!

I just turned the 90 deg the phone and the screen continues in the portrait format!
What is that?
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You need to turn on the orientation in Settings

Settings -> Sound and Display -> Orientation

And don't forget to make a factory reset before you start using the phone.
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You need to turn on the orientation in Settings

Settings -> Sound and Display -> Orientation

Opsss.....ehehehehe
Damn Portuguese from Portugal.... They are so stupid!!

I just found here!
Everything is 100%, my friend!!!

You guys are just amazing! Thank you so much!
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Just to record. After the update, when I dial *#1234# it appears only PDA and Phone numbers:
PDA:I7500XXIK5
Phone:I7500LVIII3

Seems the CSC number disappeared!
But I do not miss it at all....

Let me play with my "new toy" here... eeheheh
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CSC disappeared because you did not flash it, so flashing removed your old CSC and did not replace it by Italian.

So now that you have no CSC, Samsung's New PC Studio will not recognize the phone as eligible for firmware updates. You will have to flash next updates (if any) with Odin. Or you can re-flash an update with CSC and give it a chance with NPS, but I wouldn't )
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CSC disappeared because you did not flash it, so flashing removed your old CSC and did not replace it by Italian.

So now that you have no CSC, Samsung's New PC Studio will not recognize the phone as eligible for firmware updates. You will have to flash next updates (if any) with Odin. Or you can re-flash an update with CSC and give it a chance with NPS, but I wouldn't )
I won't never ever give Samsung a chance anymore!
Be sure... NPS, no thanks....

My friend, I'm leaving now... After so many emotions here, I just need some rest!
See you tomorrow!
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Fernando. Very stressful reading! and congratulations, not too many new grey hairs I hope?

So this is the same i7500L that is being sold in Canada and you have successfully rooted and installed custom image? What did you gain and what did you lose if anything with the custom firmware?

I'm tempted to try this myself but so far your the only one I have read who did this successfully with the i7500L. Was it worth it?
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Fernando. Very stressful reading! and congratulations, not too many new grey hairs I hope?

So this is the same i7500L that is being sold in Canada and you have successfully rooted and installed custom image? What did you gain and what did you lose if anything with the custom firmware?

I'm tempted to try this myself but so far your the only one I have read who did this successfully with the i7500L. Was it worth it?
Sanzzy,
you can't imagine how stressful this update was for me! Thank God this forum exist!

Let me answer all your questions:
1- I did, after a big scare, install the latest firmware to our complicated i7500L model! I did not rooted, just used Odin to update!

2- I can tell all the gain i had, comparing with my old firmware II3:
a) Battery life is much longer than before. I'm using the wireless connection for almost full day and the battery is in 28%.
b) The Android interface is snappier than before. In the II3, the phone used to choke when you were moving the screens up, down and to the sides...
c) The browser is 2x faster than before. It used to take so many time to open a page and now, it's almost the same speed as my ipod touch.
d) The second biggest improvement (battery was the first) is the keyboard sensitive. I can write as fast as I can without any choking symptom.

3- I lost all my operator icons and apps... Thank God!

4- I strongly recommend the update for the Brazilians people. I can't tell you if your original firmware is equal to the Brazilians, but for us it was I huge step!

If you need a help to update yours, please let us know! I can now contribute to the forum!
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canadians are on ik6 i believe so this ik5 wouldnt really be a beneficial move
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I just want to share with you guys that I am new to the Android world, but was willing to give it a try after listening so much from my friend's who use HTC.

I got my galaxy phone from Bell cuz they are giving promotion on I7500L. I can confirm that it is I7500BMIK6 baseband version / 1.5 firmware / GT-I7500L model number.

i hope that we can find a way to root / flash rom for this phone.
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I just want to share with you guys that I am new to the Android world, but was willing to give it a try after listening so much from my friend's who use HTC.

I got my galaxy phone from Bell cuz they are giving promotion on I7500L. I can confirm that it is I7500BMIK6 baseband version / 1.5 firmware / GT-I7500L model number.

i hope that we can find a way to root / flash rom for this phone.
your firmware is higher than the uk versions. leave it alone
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Rastaman-FB: yes, i understand 1.5 firmware is probably the highest for i7500 for now. the feature i want is chinese and t9 input (right now only have french and english), tethering, and the phone run faster (when comparing with my friend's HTC, it seems slower)
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Rastaman-FB: yes, i understand 1.5 firmware is probably the highest for i7500 for now. the feature i want is chinese and t9 input (right now only have french and english), tethering, and the phone run faster (when comparing with my friend's HTC, it seems slower)
im not refering to 1.5 im refering to ik6 firmware
if you are wanting to go to mustmod 2.0 then those things are not sorted out yet and it will never run as fast as a hero as it has less memory
the language features are also not related to all firmwares.
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so, how to get other languages on it?
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so, how to get other languages on it?
youd probably need to get firmware versions from other vendors from the country you want the language support from

some 3rd pary kb come with language packs

someone else maybe able to elaborate further on that
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Default Q: For Bell Canada phones

For Bell Canada users (I7500L):
Has anyone unlocked their phone for $75 via Bell? Or perhaps via a 3rd party?
if so...
If it's successfully unlocked... should you then be able to apply various firmwares?

Here's my situation:
I brought my Bell phone to a 3rd party for unlocking. They successfully unlocked the phone, and verified with Rogers SIM. Bell SIM still also works. (Still running BMIK6).

I go home and without fully thinking things thru, do a full II5 update, then L3 update... etc... Haven't been able to get Bell voice or data since.

As it sits right now, with the L3 Hong/Kong firmware, I'm able to get voice (haven't tried data) with a Rogers sim.

My bell sim does not find any network.

Demo sim @ Bell store does the same as my own personal sim.

Have I bricked my phone by changing the AMSS portion?
Why would a Rogers sim work, and not a Bell?
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hey manoccs, I am the other Canada Bell user.
I haven't dare to update the ROM after reading this thread as our ROM (BMIK6) is pretty high already.

For the difference between Roger and Bell, for what I understand, Bell is saying their network doesn't support all SIM card cell phone, and customer should check with their website first. Base on the fact their new network is for 3G, my guess is they may just have the 3G network for a particular freq or something.

I don't have much knowledge on cell phone. So may be I am wrong...
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I know the phone is 100% compatible with Bell because I bought it from them originally... only had it unlocked by a 3rd party.

SO... my unlocker was also unable to get voice/data working on the Bell sim card aswell.

I understand if I've bricked by phone because I overwrote the original Bell AMSS portion of the firmware... but then why do Rogers SIM cards work?
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Bell may only be able to work with their amss. You've not bricked it, it's just that Bell sim cards will probably never work again in your phone.
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manoccs: what i m saying is that bell can only work with certain freq/amss, but roger has been supporting sim, so it can take different and more freq/amss... (incluing fido's? cuz they merge their network?)

informale: i wouldn't say "will probably never work again in your phone.", as long as he can get a good amss, right?
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Interestingly. I suspect rogers is using a different band than bell.

The difference between your AMSS (7500L and the galaxy 7500 one is the frequency bands supported. Try typing *#*#4636#*#* into the dialer and playing with the WCDMA, CDMA etc options. They may map to something different on your phone.

I suspect you may need to enable the debug interface and use qmat to switch the frequency support.
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UMTS frequency bands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It appears that Bell/Rogers/Telus use the same 850 & 1900 UMTS bands.

The dialer command you recommended gives me phone info, battery info, battery history, usage stats.

Under phone info --> 'set preferred network type'... I can choose:
wcdma preferred
gsm only
wcdma only
unknown

Does any of this info help?

Perhaps when I tested the Rogers sim, it was connecting on 2G and not 3G? Otherwise, considering Rogers/Bell use the same frequency, does it rule out the option of changing the settings via debugger/qmat?
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I suspect that rogers in that area had 1900 towers (which the 7500 AMSS supports), but bell had 850 towers (which the 7500 AMSS doesnt support).

Although both networks use 850/1900, it would depend on your location which frequency was in use.

qmat has a provisioning tool that lets u select the bands. Its a qualcomm tool which u'll need to find _somewhere_ :P
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Perhaps when I tested the Rogers sim, it was connecting on 2G and not 3G? Otherwise, considering Rogers/Bell use the same frequency, does it rule out the option of changing the settings via debugger/qmat?
I can confirm my Bell Galaxy never connects on 2G.
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I downloaded QMAT from _somewhere_

Now... Not sure where to begin with this app..
Under hardware forensics--> use mobile ports, there's a section called CDMA that appears to have the fields I'm looking for. (Preferred mode... preferred channel A/B etc)

Can anyone tell if I'm on the right track with this? Any recommended guides/documentation/forums that might help?

...another thought... Are there any AMSS files in circulation that use the 850 band? ...or is there a way to edit the AMSS file to support my needs, then reload the firmware?

BTW... thanks a lot for everyone's help and feedback so far
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