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Old March 20th, 2010, 11:55 AM   #251 (permalink)
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tested out the I7500BMIK6-PDA(BMC).tar yesterday after I installed JC4 with the AMSS file still in it (Caused me not to get a connection with bell). So I reinstalled BMIK6 and just wanted to confirm for everyone that this is indeed the Bell Mobility Stock Firmware.

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tested out the I7500BMIK6-PDA(BMC).tar yesterday after I installed JC4 with the AMSS file still in it (Caused me not to get a connection with bell). So I reinstalled BMIK6 and just wanted to confirm for everyone that this is indeed the Bell Mobility Stock Firmware.

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Thanks for testing for us but to be clear which file is and is not Bell Mobility?
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Thanks for testing for us but to be clear which file is and is not Bell Mobility?
Both are. The BMIK7 file that Samsung-Firmwares posted had the BMIK6 tar file inside of it. They're one in the same (There is no BMIK7).
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I just successfully flashed my Bell Mobility i7500 up to 1.6 using the JC6 firmware minus the phone.tar (it contains the dreaded AMSS).

Used x64 Windows 7, Odin 3.95 and the orion file. Only thing I had to do was re-enter the Bell Canada APN settings. Noticed right away the keyboard is way more responsive (this was my biggest beef with 1.5).

Nice change for the better, I just couldn't wait any longer for an official release.
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superj, please fwd me the procedue you followed in order 2 upgrade your firmware to 1.6. Thanks.
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I just successfully flashed my Bell Mobility i7500 up to 1.6 using the JC6 firmware minus the phone.tar (it contains the dreaded AMSS).

Used x64 Windows 7, Odin 3.95 and the orion file. Only thing I had to do was re-enter the Bell Canada APN settings. Noticed right away the keyboard is way more responsive (this was my biggest beef with 1.5).

Nice change for the better, I just couldn't wait any longer for an official release.
Yup I'm very happy with JC6 on Bell. Nice phone.
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There a new firmware I7500LVIJD1. Has anybody tested it?
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There a new firmware I7500LVIJD1. Has anybody tested it?
Source??

EDIT: Found it on Samsung-firmwares site. From what I've read while googling is that it's Android 1.5 not 1.6
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its 1.5 cupcake

if you register at modaco and get the samsung downloader you can get it from there
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Yeah I've got the downloader at home but I'm stuck at work today. Can't believe they'd release a 1.5 version at this stage of the game.
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well maybe its what the provider wanted? theres prrof that samsung can produce 1.6 upon provider request as we have russia and italy with official donut updates with a prior version number to this one
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will do I'm away from computer this weekend though.
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Hi everyone, I've been following this forum for a very long time but I can't figure this out!!!
As a Bell Samsung Galaxy owner, can I put on the galxo rom 1.6.2? without destroying my phone radio? Everything here seems so complicated but from what I gather you can update just the "pda" part of the phone with galaxahero or whatever it is? I would really appreciate any help
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Hi everyone, I've been following this forum for a very long time but I can't figure this out!!!
As a Bell Samsung Galaxy owner, can I put on the galxo rom 1.6.2? without destroying my phone radio? Everything here seems so complicated but from what I gather you can update just the "pda" part of the phone with galaxahero or whatever it is? I would really appreciate any help
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Am I blind ?? I can't seem to find where to download 1.6. Maybe its just because its 3am ...
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Disregard. Found it.
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I was sick of not getting an update, so I finally moved to Android 1.6. I even made a small step by step guide as I saw that some people didn't know how to update their I7500L. Please note that you should sync your contacts/calendar before following this procedure.

HOW TO UPDATE A GALAXY I7500L

First of all, I’m going to give you the link the the original Android 1.5 BMIK6 firmware, the one I had on my Galaxy I7500L I bought with Bell in Canada:
Megaupload
It's called BMIK7, but in fact it's BMIK6. I flashed all of it, including the cache.img and the amss and it's the exact same thing that came with my phone when I bought it.


You’ll need a few things before you can do the actual updating:

-The new firmware (I wanted Android 1.6, so I used JC6, get it there: RapidShare: 1-CLICK Web hosting - Easy Filehosting)

-Jzip (You are going to use this to remove some parts of the firmware, using Winrar or Winzip probably won’t work correctly. Get it there: http://download.jzip.com/jZipV1.exe)

-Odin Multi Downloader (The software you’re going to use to install the firmware to your phone, get it there:
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-Orion.ops (It should be included with the Odin download above)
When you have downloaded everything, I suggest you place everything on your desktop; it’ll be easier like that. The procedure is quite simple, but you probably are a little unsure of what you’re doing.


The actual updating:

Start by opening Jzip. Select Open archive at the top, and then find the firmware you downloaded. (Mine was I7500_XEJC6_XEJC6_SERJC6_Russia_SER.7z). Once it’s done, simply press extract, and select the place you want (the desktop is nice).
That’s it for Jzip. You’re going to need to boot your phone in download mode. Start by turning it off (hold the end call button and select turn off). When it’s off, press and hold Volume Down, Ok, and End Call, as you see on this picture:



Ok, now you should see something special on your phone, you’ll know if it worked. It’s time to plug it on your computer (I didn’t have to install any drivers, it worked on my first try, although I do have New Samsung PC Studio 1.4.2 installed on my Windows 7 32bit computer, AKA the one I used).
Open up Odin. You should see the first square (upper left) being different than the others if your phone is recognized. Mine was, so yours should be. Now is the tricky part (it’s really easy in fact). You need to click the “OPS” button right under “Select Ops” pretty much in the middle of the screen. It’s at the top of the column of buttons you’ll have to click. You’ll have to select Orion.ops, it’s supposed to be where Odin is.

Alright, now you have to click “BOOT” and select the “BOOTLOADER.tar” file from the firmware you downloaded. Mine was “I7500XEJC6-BOOTLOADER-CL209906.tar”

Now, you skip the Phone part, it only contains the file that would have rendered your phone incapable of connecting to your provider. SO DO NOT PUT ANYTHING THERE, DON’T EVEN CLICK “PHONE”. That’s right, you’ll only be using 3 of the 4 “xxxx.tar” files.

Click on “PDA” and select the “PDA.tar” file, mine was I7500XEJC6-PDA-CL209906.tar

Click on “CSC” and select the “CSC.tar” file, mine was I7500SERJC6-CSC-CL209906-SER.tar

You should scroll down a little and check the picture if you’ve done it right, but I see no reason why not.

Don’t put anything in “ONE PACKAGE” either.



Here’s a printscreen I took during the process:



If everything is like that, you’re ready to go, press “Start” (it is grayed out in the picture because I had already clicked)


Now a lot of stuff is going to happen, just wait. You can see the progress in green in Odin. When it’s over, you’ll see that your phone will reboot and initialize. Odin will write "PASS" on a blue background.

You might also notice that it’s going to be different, and the language might be too. Mine was in Russian I think. On the homescreen of your phone, go into the settings. Select the ninth option, or the fifth from the bottom. Then select the first choice and you’ll see a list of languages. Chose yours (mine’s French). It’s not over yet, you have to do a factory reset for it to work correctly. So go into settings again and select the seventh option (SD card and Memory). Scroll down and select the last one. Proceed. Your phone will now be good to go.

THE END, THEY LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER

In short: You download everything, extract the 4 folders from the firmware you downloaded, you boot your phone in download mode, you plug it it, then in Odin you select the OPS (orion.ops), the BOOT (should look like BOOTLOADER.tar), NO PHONE, the PDA (something like PDA.tar) and the CSC (looks like CSC.tar). Then you press start, you wait for a while, your phone will be updating. When everything’s done, you’ll have to change the language, and factory reset your phone.

If you are on Bell Mobility: to get your Data connection to work again, you have to go into settings, wireless, mobile settings, APN, and then you have to create a new APN called Bell with these settings:

Name: Bell Internet
APN: pda.bell.ca
Proxy: web.wireless.bell.ca
Port: 80
MMSC: http://mms.bell.ca/mms/wapenc
MMS proxy: web.wireless.bell.ca
MMS port: 80
MCC: 302
MNC: 610
APN type: Internet + mms
Authentication Type: none


A big thanks to everyone on this forum who helped me update my phone, I merely wrote a small text to help others too, especially informale because he answered my questions when I was a total noob.
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I think you made a typo.

"Click on “PDA” and select the “PDA.tar” file, mine was I7500SERJC6-CSC-CL209906-SER.tar"

Should this not read: "Click on “CSC” and select the “CSC.tar” file, mine was I7500SERJC6-CSC-CL209906-SER.tar" ??

Forgive the noobness if I am wrong. I am in process of gathering all the software I need to do this. All I need is 1.6 ( I have everything else downloaded ). Things take time on dial-up. So, in the meantime, I printed your instructions, read them and read them again just because I don't wan't an expensive brick. Thanks again for the tutorial. Will be handy once I get the nerve to give it a go !!
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I think you made a typo.

"Click on “PDA” and select the “PDA.tar” file, mine was I7500SERJC6-CSC-CL209906-SER.tar"

Should this not read: "Click on “CSC” and select the “CSC.tar” file, mine was I7500SERJC6-CSC-CL209906-SER.tar" ??

Forgive the noobness if I am wrong. I am in process of gathering all the software I need to do this. All I need is 1.6 ( I have everything else downloaded ). Things take time on dial-up. So, in the meantime, I printed your instructions, read them and read them again just because I don't wan't an expensive brick. Thanks again for the tutorial. Will be handy once I get the nerve to give it a go !!
You are totally right, my bad, I'm sorry. I wrote the same thing twice, but I edited the post now.

Good luck, it was not really difficult for me.
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just one question, did anyone using 1.6 on i7500L experience the so caled "no sleep bug"? i ask this because i think this bug is located in amss which never gets flashed into i7500L so should not be there if i am right...
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HOW TO UPDATE A GALAXY I7500L
Everything looks fine except the APN will need to be inputted again. SETTINGS..WIRLESS..MOBILE SETTINGS..APN Create a new APN called Bell and settings are: pda.bell.ca
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Everything looks fine except the APN will need to be inputted again. SETTINGS..WIRLESS..MOBILE SETTINGS..APN Create a new APN called Bell and settings are: pda.bell.ca
Yeah, you're right, but as I have no Data Plan I didn't care for this stuff. I'll edit it in anyway, most people will need it.
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Just wanted to let some distraught users know, that their "bricked" i7500L with the wrong Baseband Firmware (CSC, ASMM, etc...) can be restored by finding torrents such as: Samsung I7500L Galaxy firmware I7500BMIK6 Bell Canada

Furthermore, after restoring to original Bell condition, you can upgrade to the Mustymod Android 2.1 ROM, by downloading mustymod_Eclair_v2_1_00 and dumping the PDA and BOOTLOADER parts.

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I will be doing just that as soon as bluetooth is working.
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Yeah, you're right, but as I have no Data Plan I didn't care for this stuff. I'll edit it in anyway, most people will need it.

Just to let everybody know, the Galaxy on Bell is NOT a data phone, it works with the unlimited mobile browser. So unlike all the other "smartphones" it does NOT need a data plan. If you don't believe me, just phone Bell and ask them
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Yay, another Bell user on 1.6!! Less painful than I thought. The only casualty is that I cannot seem to sync with gmail. Am I going to have to set up a new gmail account ?? The damned thing keeps saying that the password does not match the user account. I can access the account just fine through the browser.

PS. Where did the Switchers app go ????? I miss that...
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Yay, another Bell user on 1.6!! Less painful than I thought. The only casualty is that I cannot seem to sync with gmail. Am I going to have to set up a new gmail account ?? The damned thing keeps saying that the password does not match the user account. I can access the account just fine through the browser.

PS. Where did the Switchers app go ????? I miss that...
For the gmail problem, I never used it, so maybe someone else can help you. EDIT: Well, I've now set up my Hotmail account to forward every message I receive to my gmail account, and syncing it seems to work just fine. I know it's gonna sound stupid, but are you sure you wrote the email and password correctly?

As for the switcher app, I missed it too, but then I discovered the Power Control Widget that is included, so I started using this instead, and I have to say I prefer it over Switcher.
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Yup. Pretty sure I got the username and password correct. I remember seeing something about that here. I'll do some more searching.

Power control widget ?? Hmmm, never noticed that. Will have to find it.
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I must be blind ... or that Power Control Widget isn't on my phone. It came with 1.6 or did you get it from the market ??
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I followed DaSchmarotzer tutorial and so far its working awesome! Its much faster than the previous firmware. But when I check my baseband version it still comes up as I7500BMIK6. My PDA is I7500XEJC6 and CSC is I7500SERJC6
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I followed DaSchmarotzer tutorial and so far its working awesome! Its much faster than the previous firmware. But when I check my baseband version it still comes up as I7500BMIK6. My PDA is I7500XEJC6 and CSC is I7500SERJC6
I was surprised when I saw mine was still BMIK6 after I flashed, but I guess it's normal, as everything is working great!

I'm glad to have helped someone.

EDIT: I might do a step by step guide to flash the next Galaxo or gaosp release, depending if gaosp is usable or not.
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I followed DaSchmarotzer tutorial and so far its working awesome! Its much faster than the previous firmware. But when I check my baseband version it still comes up as I7500BMIK6. My PDA is I7500XEJC6 and CSC is I7500SERJC6
thats how its supposed to be, if it was the new basband (amss) you would have problems accessing the phone asking for unlock
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thats how its supposed to be, if it was the new basband (amss) you would have problems accessing the phone asking for unlock
Ok sweet I understand now thanks!

Someone earlier on this page mentioned "Unlimited mobile browser/Galaxy not a smart phone and doesnt need a Data Plan". I called bell and asked them about my plan cause I have no data on mine either although I still added the APN anyway. They said they charge 5 cents/KB to users without a Data Plan. I just want to know exactly what was meant before I go downloading like a fiend on 3G and get bent over the table when I get my bill haha
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Ok sweet I understand now thanks!

Someone earlier on this page mentioned "Unlimited mobile browser/Galaxy not a smart phone and doesnt need a Data Plan". I called bell and asked them about my plan cause I have no data on mine either although I still added the APN anyway. They said they charge 5 cents/KB to users without a Data Plan. I just want to know exactly what was meant before I go downloading like a fiend on 3G and get bent over the table when I get my bill haha
I think he meant that you can buy the unlimited internet plan for regular cellphones that cost 10$, because the "smartphones" data plans cost something like 30$. The Galaxy is not considered a smartphone (no idea why).

I don't know if the cellphone uses a lot of kilobytes, and it depends on your usage, but I guess that 5 cents per kilobyte could cost a lot if you don't watch your usage.
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I think he meant that you can buy the unlimited internet plan for regular cellphones that cost 10$, because the "smartphones" data plans cost something like 30$. The Galaxy is not considered a smartphone (no idea why).

I don't know if the cellphone uses a lot of kilobytes, and it depends on your usage, but I guess that 5 cents per kilobyte could cost a lot if you don't watch your usage.
Oh I could see it costing an arm and a leg! Imagine downloading an App at $0.05/kb?
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this is amazing! thanks so much DaSchmarotzer. Is there any way I can modify this procedure to include the installation of Galaxo 1.6.2? Thanks again for helping out everyone. Before this I completely regretted getting the galaxy but clearly it's a solid piece of hardware!
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Oh I could see it costing an arm and a leg! Imagine downloading an App at $0.05/kb?
$30 for a 600k app
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this is amazing! thanks so much DaSchmarotzer. Is there any way I can modify this procedure to include the installation of Galaxo 1.6.2? Thanks again for helping out everyone. Before this I completely regretted getting the galaxy but clearly it's a solid piece of hardware!
Sameer, if you follow the Galaxo instructions to the letter, it should work for you. Just make sure the "Samsung.tar" file does not contain anything that says amss.
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Sameer, if you follow the Galaxo instructions to the letter, it should work for you. Just make sure the "Samsung.tar" file does not contain anything that says amss.
I'm not even sure if it really matters, wasn't the firmware only used to restore to Google apps or the open gl library if you decide to do so?

Anyway, if you follow this guide, it will work perfectly on a I7500L.
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I'm not even sure if it really matters, wasn't the firmware only used to restore to Google apps or the open gl library if you decide to do so?

Anyway, if you follow this guide, it will work perfectly on a I7500L.
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amss can only be flashed via bootloader as its baseband. it cannot update via update.zip or anyother zip for that matter
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In case you were wondering...serious newb here....I thought I had a pretty good handle on "things electronic" but I am getting dizzy. I have a Bell i7500L and I would like to upgrade to 1.6 (without wrecking my phone) and I am hoping somebody with a soft spot in their heart can kick me along the path a bit.

If I follow DaSchmarotzer's tutorial....am I missing a step? Do I need to root the phone first?...I find lots of threads about both rooting and firmware upgrades but not much crossover to relate the two.

I have downloaded the software needed and what is talked about in the tutorial is straight forward enough for me to grasp but..........or am I just making this seem harder than it really is.

I have been lurking for a while and have read up a fair bit but I think that is confusing my poor melon even more.

thanks for any help. Curtis
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In case you were wondering...serious newb here....I thought I had a pretty good handle on "things electronic" but I am getting dizzy. I have a Bell i7500L and I would like to upgrade to 1.6 (without wrecking my phone) and I am hoping somebody with a soft spot in their heart can kick me along the path a bit.

If I follow DaSchmarotzer's tutorial....am I missing a step? Do I need to root the phone first?...I find lots of threads about both rooting and firmware upgrades but not much crossover to relate the two.

I have downloaded the software needed and what is talked about in the tutorial is straight forward enough for me to grasp but..........or am I just making this seem harder than it really is.

I have been lurking for a while and have read up a fair bit but I think that is confusing my poor melon even more.

thanks for any help. Curtis
If you follow the guide in this thread, you don't need to do anything else. In fact you won't even be rooting your phone, all you're going to do is to update the firmware using a simple program (Odin).

If you want a custom ROM (a modified firmware), then you could try Galaxo 1.6.2.3, which is based on Android 1.6 and fully functional (with overclocking!). However, the procedure is a little bit more complicated, and you should check out the Root subforum. There's also the GAOSP project, which I didn't try because a lot of things don't work yet, it's based on Android 2.1 and the procedure is similar to the one for Galaxo, but not identical.

If you follow the tutorial to update your firmware to 1.6, you shouldn't encounter any problems, and if you do, you can always go back to the original firmware you have (bmik6). It's really simple, but it can be stressful the first time. Just take your time, backup your stuff and follow the steps!

If anything goes wrong (which can't really happen) or if you have any questions, lots of people here will do their best to help you!
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In case you were wondering...serious newb here....I thought I had a pretty good handle on "things electronic" but I am getting dizzy. I have a Bell i7500L and I would like to upgrade to 1.6 (without wrecking my phone) and I am hoping somebody with a soft spot in their heart can kick me along the path a bit.

If I follow DaSchmarotzer's tutorial....am I missing a step? Do I need to root the phone first?...I find lots of threads about both rooting and firmware upgrades but not much crossover to relate the two.

I have downloaded the software needed and what is talked about in the tutorial is straight forward enough for me to grasp but..........or am I just making this seem harder than it really is.

I have been lurking for a while and have read up a fair bit but I think that is confusing my poor melon even more.

thanks for any help. Curtis
I was there a couple of days ago, and I have a bit of programming experience .

If you install Galaxo's ROM, then it's already "rooted" (i.e. super user permissions in Android, which are normally locked out so you don't mess anything up). Think "administrator privileges" in windows as an analogy.


Before you go on, I'm will give you a bit of a caution about the current ROMS out there. Both 1.6 ROMS I tried out (JC6 and Galaxo, which is based on JC6), don't seem to work very will with my Bell Samsung Galaxy's (i7500L) GPS. Whereas the stock Bell Rom picks up a GPS signal almost instantly.

A couple of things that I found annoying to find/things to remember when installing the roms:
  1. If you flash JC6, DO NOT flash the "PHONE" part, just the "PDA" part. Make sure there is nothing that says "amss" in the PDA tar. If there is, just grab a different JC6 archive, from this site that does not have (just to be safe, I'm assuming you can delete amss and have issues, but I'd rather be safe).
  2. Download the stock Bell ROM entitled I7500BMIK7, in the event you need to flash back.
  3. For flashing the recovery (which allows you a set of tools on your phone to flash Galaxo, among other things), you need the correct drivers and a set of tools you can download (if you search this site, you should be able to find them). The tools allow you to communicate with the phone. In this set of tools, there is a binary (program) called fastboot.exe. This is the fastboot that Galaxo talks about in his instructions.
  4. Hardware buttons:
    a)"Fastboot mode": with the phone off, press the bottom two buttons (Send and End). Your phone must be connected to the computer with the correct drivers, and you need the appropriate tools to use this fastboot mode to put the "recovery" onto your phone.

    b)"Recovery mode": Phone off, press the volume down and bottom two buttons (Send and End). This will boot the recovery, if you have it installed.

    c)For flashing JC6, you will need to use what I, for lack of a better term, call "downloading mode". With the appropriate drivers and tools (odin), and your phone (which is off) connected to the computer press volume down, OK, END. If it works you will see a blue Icon and the term "Downloading."

This information helped me clear up some of the cobwebs (many of which still exist regarding a few things) that existed for me. The remaining information on this site should be enough to get you the ability to flash.

One last summary/note: the tools required to flash JC6 are different from what is required to flash Galaxo. For JC6 you need odin, and use the "downloading mode" method. For Galaxo you need the fastboot (etc.) tools, and need to use "fastboot mode" to install a recovery, then essentially copy Galaxo's rom (and the PDA tar in JC6 renamed to SAMSUNG.tar) to the root directory (i.e. the first directory) of your phone, and use the recovery to flash the rom and SAMSUNG.tar to restore G-apps (google-specific apps left out of the ROM for legal purposes).

Flashing Galaxo, in my opinion, is safer than flashing JC6 via odin, less things you can mess up.
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Well, I'd say that both are pretty safe now that we have the original Bell amss and the cache.img, you can always go back to the original firmware (when we didn't have it, people who flashed the amss were pretty much screwed).

However, it's a bit more complicated to install Galaxo because of the drivers and such, some people experience problems. I do prefer Galaxo over the stock 1.6 though, and if you decide to go for it, I'd suggest following this guide, it's really simple.
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Thanks for the info, I kinda thought that the steps for jc6 and the custom stuff were different in the guides, I just couldn't wrap my head around the whole "root" thing.

one more question......I will probably start with jc6, if I decide to go Galaxo, can I update from jc6 or do I neeed to put the old 1.5 back on the phone first?

thanks again, I will let you all know how it goes.
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Thanks for the info, I kinda thought that the steps for jc6 and the custom stuff were different in the guides, I just couldn't wrap my head around the whole "root" thing.

one more question......I will probably start with jc6, if I decide to go Galaxo, can I update from jc6 or do I neeed to put the old 1.5 back on the phone first?

thanks again, I will let you all know how it goes.
You can keep 1.6 before updating with Galaxo. In fact that's exactly what I did, starting with something simple and progressing from there.
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well, I dove in.....and I must say, the above instructions worked to a tee.

.........gonna play around with 1.6 for a bit and then go from there.


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Just wanted to let some distraught users know, that their "bricked" i7500L with the wrong Baseband Firmware (CSC, ASMM, etc...) can be restored by finding torrents such as: Samsung I7500L Galaxy firmware I7500BMIK6 Bell Canada

Furthermore, after restoring to original Bell condition, you can upgrade to the Mustymod Android 2.1 ROM, by downloading mustymod_Eclair_v2_1_00 and dumping the PDA and BOOTLOADER parts.

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Ok how do I go back to my 1.5 now I have 1.6 loaded and its not all working

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Ok how do I go back to my 1.5 now I have 1.6 loaded and its not all working

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You did do a Nandroid Backup before you flashed right? Or did you flash 1.6 with Odin instead of using Galaxo and the custom recovery?
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