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Old January 18th, 2010, 11:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to Update the Moment (instructions)

Following these instructions will make a significant change to your phone. You may follow these instructions only at your own risk. Do not hold me or this forum accountable for your actions. I do not guarantee success, completeness of instructions, or that your phone will continue to work if you continue. These instructions are written for those who have past experience updating devices, a strong familiarity of Windows computers, and are willing to take risk.

These instructions are for those who wish to keep their phone similar to a stock upgrade without any 3rd party kernels or enhancements. The files are taken from a factory upgrade, but are not the exact same files that you get from the Sprint Store. The quality of the upgrade is as good, but this is not the official update.

These instructions come from what I've learned from http://www.sdx-developers.com, these forums, and http://wiki.sdx-developers.com. I do not take credit for making available the ROM file and the engineering involved.

This update improves battery life, keyboard response, GPS radio settings, and some application improvements.

Some requirements:
  • o- You'll need a Microsoft Windows PC with Administrator access (Windows XP, Vista, Seven).
  • o- You'll need to download Odin 3.98 (I'll explain how).
  • o- You'll need to download SPH-M900_CL14_WORKING_SYSTEM_ONLY.7z (I'll explain how).
  • o- You'll need to download SPH-M900_CL14_CDMA-ONLY.7z (I'll explain how).
  • o- You may need "Samsung Moment USB Drivers Windows.zip".
  • o- You need access to a 7zip compatible file decompression tool.
  • o- You need an available USB port in your PC.
  • o- You need the data cable provided with your phone.
  • o- You'll need a Samsung SPH-M900 Moment phone.
Before proceeding with these steps, make sure that your phone's battery has plenty of charge/power in it. Don't proceed if your battery is out of power. Charge it first. The update wont take this long, this is just to help ensure that the battery life will not be an issue during this update.

Refer to your Samsung manual for button names and locations.

Step 1. Test connection with the phone to your computer. No changes will be made in this step.
  1. Step 1-1. Turn off your phone.
  2. Step 1-2. Disconnect the data cable (if it is connected).
  3. Step 1-3. Hold the following three buttons for about 10 seconds until you see a blue Downloading screen: Volume Down + Camera + End.
  4. Step 1-4. If the phone powers on as normal, then turn it off and try step 3 again - holding the buttons down a little harder next time.
  5. Step 1-5. Note: To take your phone out of the Downloading mode you'll need to remove the battery.
  6. Step 1-6. With your phone in the Download mode, connect the data cable between your phone and your PC.
  7. Step 1-7. Windows must be able to identify your phone as a "SAMSUNG USB Composite Device" and show that it's working properly. If its not, you need these drivers: Samsung Moment USB Drivers Windows.zip
  8. Step 1-8. Look for your phone in Windows Device Manager and ensure that there are no Exclamation marks next to your phone, and that in the SAMSUNG USB Composite Device's Properties show the Device Status as "This device is working properly."
Note: Remove the battery to get out of the Downloading mode screen.

Correct any driver's issues before proceeding. You must be able to meet Step 1-8 before you're able to continue.

Step 2. Gather the software that you'll need to preform the update. In this step we will download several files and unzip them into a folder.
  1. Step 2-1. Make a new folder at the root of your C: drive and call it SPH-M900
  2. Step 2-2. Download SPH-M900_CL14_WORKING_SYSTEM_ONLY.7z
  3. Step 2-3. Download SPH-M900_CL14_CDMA-ONLY.7z
  4. Step 2-4. Download Odin Multi Downloader (v3.95, v3.98, v4.03).rar
  5. Step 2-5. Decompress all files into the C:\SPH-M900 directory.
Ensure that the following files are in this directory:
C:\SPH-M900\Odin Multi Downloader v3.98.exe
C:\SPH-M900\SS_DL.dll
C:\SPH-M900\Moment.ops
C:\SPH-M900\SPH-M900_CL14_CDMA-ONLY.tar
C:\SPH-M900\SPH-M900_CL14_WORKING_SYSTEM_ONLY.tar
Note: For those of you who are tempted, Do Not untar the tar files.

Step 3. Time to cause some damage, or some updates if we're lucky! This is your last chance to turn back and guarantee that you have a working phone. You can still wait for your Sprint Store to get their computer configured for this update, or wait for an over the air update. Proceed at your own risk. This step is conducted in 3 major sections: the System update, the Radio Update, and finally Confirming that the update worked.

System Update section:
  1. Step 3-1-1. Place your phone in Downloading mode (Steps 1-1 - 1-8).
  2. Step 3-1-2. Windows must be able to identify your phone before proceeding to the next step.
  3. Step 3-1-3. Double-click Odin Multi Downloader v3.98.exe and follow the next set of steps to prepare this tool to update your phone.
  4. Step 3-1-4. Odin must show a yellow box that reads "Detected" before continuing. The Message box says, "<1> Added!!!" and "<1> Detected!!!" If it does not stop and ask for help.
  5. Step 3-1-5. Place a check in the Option / One Package box. (Leave the other boxes checked).
  6. Step 3-1-6. In the Select OPS section, press the OPS button and browse to C:\SPH-M900\Moment.ops selecting this file.
  7. Step 3-1-7. Note: You will get an "IMAGE PATH" pop-up message after selecting the file. Please disregard the message.
  8. Step 3-1-8. In the "Selet [sic] Integrate Package - Check One Package Option", press the One Package button and browse to C:\SPH-M900\SPH-M900_CL14_WORKING_SYSTEM_ONLY.tar selecting this file.
  9. Step 3-1-9. Note: You will get an "IMAGE PATH" pop-up message after selecting the file. Please disregard the message.
  10. Step 3-1-10. This is your absolute last chance to turn back now! The next step will update your phone!!!
  11. Step 3-1-11. Press the Start button, and wait about 5 minutes for the update. DO NOT PANIC, UNPLUG THE PHONE, REMOVE THE BATTERY, ETC... Allow ample time for the update to continue. Here's what is going to happen: Odin will copy some files to your phone (about 3 minutes for this), reboot your phone, configure those new files while displaying a pulsing SAMSUNG logo (about 2 minutes for this). After which your phone will be up and running with the new system update.
  12. Step 3-1-12. Allow your phone to fully reboot before proceeding.
  13. Step 3-1-13. Wait for Odin to display Success.
  14. Step 3-1-14. Close Odin.
Radio Update Section:
  1. Step 3-2-1. Place your phone in Downloading mode (Steps 1-1 - 1-8).
  2. Step 3-2-2. Windows must be able to identify your phone before proceeding to the next step.
  3. Step 3-2-3. Double-click Odin Multi Downloader v3.98.exe and follow the next set of steps to prepare this tool to update your phone.
  4. Step 3-2-4. Odin must show a yellow box that reads "Detected" before continuing. The Message box also reads, "<1> Added!!!" and "<1> Detected!!!" If it does not stop and ask for help.
  5. Step 3-2-5. Place a check in the Option / One Package box. (Leave the other boxes checked).
  6. Step 3-2-6. In the Select OPS section, press the OPS button and browse to C:\SPH-M900\Moment.ops selecting this file.
  7. Step 3-2-7. Note: You will get an "IMAGE PATH" pop-up message after selecting the file. Please disregard the message.
  8. Step 3-2-8. In the "Selet [sic] Integrate Package - Check One Package Option", press the One Package button and browse to C:\SPH-M900\SPH-M900_CL14_CDMA-ONLY.tar selecting this file.
  9. Step 3-2-9. Note: You will get an "IMAGE PATH" pop-up message after selecting the file. Please disregard the message.
  10. Step 3-2-10. Press the Start button, and wait about 5 minutes for the update. DO NOT PANIC, UNPLUG THE PHONE, REMOVE THE BATTERY, ETC... Allow ample time for the update to continue. Here's what is going to happen: Odin will copy some files to your phone (about 3 minutes for this), reboot your phone, configure those new files while displaying a pulsing SAMSUNG logo (about 2 minutes for this). After which your phone will be up and running with the new system update.
  11. Step 3-2-11. Allow your phone to fully reboot before proceeding.
  12. Step 3-2-12. Wait for Odin to display Success.
  13. Step 3-2-13. Close Odin.
Confirm that the update worked:
  1. Step 3-3-1. When the phone is running, press your Menu key, and press Settings.
  2. Step 3-3-2. Scroll to the bottom and press "About phone"
  3. Step 3-3-3. Look at the Baseband version. This now ends with CL14.
  4. Step 3-3-4. Look at the Build number. This now ends with CL14.
  5. Step 3-3-5. Your phone is now updated.
Congrats, you've made it!

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These instructions are for those who wish to keep their phone similar to a stock upgrade without any 3rd party kernels or enhancements. In other words, these instructions will upgrade your phone to the same files that Sprint store would use.
I don't mean to call you a liar... but that is EXACTLY what is in the 'Zefie's Kernel' thread. And it's using Zefies files... and he is a third party. And they are not exactly what Sprint is using.

Don't get me wrong, it's a great instruction manual for installing the DX Dev's stuff... but it's not what the Sprint store uses! Give credit where credit is due!
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pretty sure nembus already stated in another thread that its the same as what sprint is using EXCEPT the battery meter is different....but again, donít quote me...I'm only a messenger, and YOU KNOW how things can get lost in translation on forums...lol
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I don't mean to call you a liar... but that is EXACTLY what is in the 'Zefie's Kernel' thread. And it's using Zefies files... and he is a third party. And they are not exactly what Sprint is using.

Don't get me wrong, it's a great instruction manual for installing the DX Dev's stuff... but it's not what the Sprint store uses! Give credit where credit is due!
I wasn't able to follow those DX Dev's instructions specifically for this update. What I wanted was Samsung's CL14 update without any additional contributions, kernels, or (especially) waiting for my local Sprint Repair Tech's to come up to speed. From what I've read Zefie created these files from a factory upgrade, so this is as close as I am able to get, without bricking my phone, which has been experienced by those using the Samsung update.

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pretty sure nembus already stated in another thread that its the same as what sprint is using EXCEPT the battery meter is different....but again, donít quote me...I'm only a messenger, and YOU KNOW how things can get lost in translation on forums...lol
Thanks for the input. I'm not sure what the battery meter changes from Nembus were, but this update has improved my battery life. I'm guessing that the improvements are an order of 20% or more. I have a few other unmodified phones that I might be able to use for comparison testing.
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In other words, these instructions will upgrade your phone to the same files that Sprint store would use.
Umm, so this isn't true?
Seriously?
Okay, well i'm going to the sprint store.
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Umm, so this isn't true?
Seriously?
Okay, well i'm going to the sprint store.
Right - if I'm to believe Zefie, the update files he made result in the same upgrade that the factory files produce, but that's like saying its birthday cake from the store and not what mom made.

One difference is that this update doesn't erase your settings like the store does.
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I ran through the instructions and after ODIN rebooted my phone, it got to the SDX Developers screen, and it won't go past this screen. Please help!
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I ran through the instructions and after ODIN rebooted my phone, it got to the SDX Developers screen, and it won't go past this screen. Please help!
If you're getting an SDX Developers screen you're probably using a custom kernel. See if these instructions help you there...

Sprint Bricked my Phone.. I can't flash ZE, ect
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If you're getting an SDX Developers screen you're probably using a custom kernel. See if these instructions help you there...

Sprint Bricked my Phone.. I can't flash ZE, ect

Thanks for the link - that worked. Had to wipe my phone again but at least its working and I'm on CL14
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the kernel Zefie made is NOT the same as the sprint version. The Sprint version is a complete CL14 kernel.. Zefie's is based off of the CJ05 kernel...
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I spoke with Sprint today and they told me the Samsung Moment now comes with Android 2.0.


I didnít believe it, so I called Samsung support. Samsung says the Moment comes with Android 1.5. However, an Android software update came out Friday, 1/15/10. This update is available through the Sprint stores: Go into sprint store and ask for upgrade of the phone OS. Samsung could not tell me if the update was 1.6 or 2.0, but she said the store would know.


I plan to check this out tomorrow in person. If the info is accurate, I plan to buy the Moment. For me, Android 1.6 or 2.0 is the deciding factor, because I need Google Maps Navigation.
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THe update doesn't update Android, just has some fixes.
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Does this include the Sprint CL14 kernel or the CL05 kernel?
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Right - if I'm to believe Zefie, the update files he made result in the same upgrade that the factory files produce, but that's like saying its birthday cake from the store and not what mom made.

One difference is that this update doesn't erase your settings like the store does.
What settings are those?
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Anyone else not able to get the phone drivers to work correctly?

I cannot connect my phone to either Windows 7 or XP???

Downloaded and installed the drivers. I have the phone in download mode, but no luck with recognizing the phone.
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Does this include the Sprint CL14 kernel or the CL05 kernel?
I'm not aware of a kernel update in either CL5 or CL14. It still 2.6.27 (ms925.kim@stella) on my non-updated and updated phones. The updated kernel version even match what was pictured from Sprint.
Official Samsung CL14 Software Update at Sprint Service/Repair Centers 01/15/10 (Sprint)

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What settings are those?
Some are expressed here:
Backing up data before going to Update at the store..

Mostly what others are describing is the phone is updated by the store is done as a new out-of-the-box experience. Google Contacts, Calendar, Chat, and Email are mostly safe since they exist in the "cloud" but any other settings that you've made since the phone was new would need to be put back. It's said that data on the SD card stays safe. Others are complaining that their contacts were restored by the store technicians and after Google's sync'ed they now have duplicates.

When I updated with these instructions, I didn't lose any applications or their settings. I was upgrading from a stock base code and basically got the update without any loss by following the steps above.

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Anyone else not able to get the phone drivers to work correctly?

I cannot connect my phone to either Windows 7 or XP???

Downloaded and installed the drivers. I have the phone in download mode, but no luck with recognizing the phone.
Yeah!! Me, big time... I have Windows 7 32-Bit Premium and Windows would not load the drivers automatically. I used the "Have Disk" method to load the drivers in Device Manager for the phone, and even that failed at first. I tried the "SAMSUNG USB Composite Device" and then "SAMSUNG Android USB Composite Device", and neither worked. I uninstalled the driver through the device properties in DM and in a WTF moment when I reconnected my phone it worked.
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I'm not aware of a kernel update in either CL5 or CL14. It still 2.6.27 (ms925.kim@stella) on my non-updated and updated phones. The updated kernel version even match what was pictured from Sprint.
Official Samsung CL14 Software Update at Sprint Service/Repair Centers 01/15/10 (Sprint)
Actually in both the picture and on the phone it now says 2.6.27 shina.lee@Fortune). Not sure what that means though.
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Yeah!! Me, big time... I have Windows 7 32-Bit Premium and Windows would not load the drivers automatically. I used the "Have Disk" method to load the drivers in Device Manager for the phone, and even that failed at first. I tried the "SAMSUNG USB Composite Device" and then "SAMSUNG Android USB Composite Device", and neither worked. I uninstalled the driver through the device properties in DM and in a WTF moment when I reconnected my phone it worked.
No luck for me. Time to throw in the towel...

Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)

Edit... It worked! I am missing this file though

C:\SPH-M900\SS_DL.dll
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I don't mean to call you a liar... but that is EXACTLY what is in the 'Zefie's Kernel' thread. And it's using Zefies files... and he is a third party. And they are not exactly what Sprint is using.

Don't get me wrong, it's a great instruction manual for installing the DX Dev's stuff... but it's not what the Sprint store uses! Give credit where credit is due!
To clear up a few things here:
(DISCLAIMER: I am not a dev, and I had nothing to do with creating any of these files. I am just a user who has flashed more than a few updates and custom kernels to my phone - and love it.)

The SPH-M900_CL14_WORKING_SYSTEM_ONLY.tar file will update your Android system to include the Sprint 1.5 CL14 bug fixes. This is not a 1.6/2.0/2.1 update, nor is such an update available. This will (as the name implies) update ONLY the Android system.

The SPH-M900_CL14_CDMA-ONLY.tar Will update your modem file to include the Sprint 1.5 CL14 bug fixes.

The SYSTEM_ONLY and CDMA_ONLY files together make up almost the entire Sprint CL14 update you would get at the store - only you can do it easily yourself and it will not reset your system. Your contacts, apps, files, and settings will be maintained. This will not update the kernel or the SBL (Secondary Boot Loader), which will allow you to continue to flash files to your phone yourself (either Sprint updates or custom kernels) if you wish.

The SPH-M900_CL14_STOCK_FIXED_with_CJ05_SBL.tar file will update your phone to exactly the Sprint 1.5 CL14 update with the sole exception of leaving the CJ05 SBL which will, as stated above, allow you to continue to flash files to your phone should you want to take advantage of any custom files in the future. This update WILL erase all data on your phone though (but not on your SD card), you will loose all your downloaded apps, contacts, calendar, and settings (contacts and calendar can easily be re-synced though).

Though these files were put together by the genius zefie, they are for all intents and purposes the stock Sprint updates, and were in fact built directly from the stock Sprint/Samsung updates. There will be no noticeable difference between flashing these files yourself and getting your phone updated at a Sprint store except that if you go to a Sprint store there is no known way right now to flash custom kernels or community updates to your phone. There is NO custom kernel or system content in these updates.

If you want the improvements of zefie's custom kernels (such as the improved battery meter, improved display drivers, and speed improvements) you will need to download and flash SPH-M900_ZE09.2-patchoob_KERN.tar. Flashing this custom kernel is done exactly the same way as described above.

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C:\SPH-M900\SS_DL.dll
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same here...
I found it in this rar.

The anonymously donated SPH-M900 Downloader...

Update worked fine. Keyboard lag is gone. Phone seems a bit quicker.
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Help, when I open Odin, I do not get any notification of detected or anything...

I have the 5 necesary files in my folder and 7 has recognized the phone as a samsung usb device.

Odin has been running for 12 minutes, should I worry?

Download Start...
<0> Create File...
<1> StartThread Detected : 1
<2> StartThread Detected : 0
<3> StartThread Detected : 0
<4> StartThread Detected : 0
<5> StartThread Detected : 0
<6> StartThread Detected : 0
<7> StartThread Detected : 0
<8> StartThread Detected : 0
<1> Begin Thread..
<1> Engine RUN!!!
<1> setup connection...
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I found it in this rar.

The anonymously donated SPH-M900 Downloader...

Update worked fine. Keyboard lag is gone. Phone seems a bit quicker.
Thanks Tbone; I went ahead & went to a store though; definitely worth doing I must say!...
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Hi guys, this is an amazing thread - thanks!

If you "brick" your phone, what then?

A new Moment without service plan costs $430 at Amazon. Is that the worst-case scenario? Or is there something else you can do?
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Hi guys, this is an amazing thread - thanks!

If you "brick" your phone, what then?

A new Moment without service plan costs $430 at Amazon. Is that the worst-case scenario? Or is there something else you can do?
if you brick your phone, take it in to sprint...how would they know what you did to brick it? plus if you have insurance on your plan its 100 bucks for a new phone. but either way, there really isnt a way they can tell on why a phone bricked, so they'd have to replace it. if they argue, just argue back...remember, customer is ALWAYS right



PS...dont think anyone has bricked their phone using the above method of rooting...
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Help, when I open Odin, I do not get any notification of detected or anything...

I have the 5 necesary files in my folder and 7 has recognized the phone as a samsung usb device.

Odin has been running for 12 minutes, should I worry?

Download Start...
<0> Create File...
<1> StartThread Detected : 1
<2> StartThread Detected : 0
<3> StartThread Detected : 0
<4> StartThread Detected : 0
<5> StartThread Detected : 0
<6> StartThread Detected : 0
<7> StartThread Detected : 0
<8> StartThread Detected : 0
<1> Begin Thread..
<1> Engine RUN!!!
<1> setup connection...
To, that sounds like your using the newest Odin version. I had the same result when it tried the latest version. More than10 minutes sounds lilk its taking too long, so its probably not transfering any files/data. You migjt be able to confirm that by pulling the battery and booting the phone.

Just to make sure, you are using the 3.98 version of Odin and not the 4.03 right?
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To, that sounds like your using the newest Odin version. I had the same result when it tried the latest version. More than10 minutes sounds lilk its taking too long, so its probably not transfering any files/data. You migjt be able to confirm that by pulling the battery and booting the phone.

Just to make sure, you are using the 3.98 version of Odin and not the 4.03 right?
I'm def using Odin 3.98. I was able to get the phone to flash the first upgrade, but the phone will has the same issue when trying to reconnect to flash the cdma upgrade. I am not even sure I can flash bacck to stock to take it to Sprint. Frustrating to say the least.
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-if using firefox, make sure its closed
-make sure PC studio IS NOT running in the background (check toolbar)
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These are what made mine work...boy did I feel like an idiot after days of trying and realizing pc studio was the culprit.
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Question XP not recognizing device

Hi: I'm stuck on this step:

Step 1-7. Windows must be able to identify your phone as a "SAMSUNG USB Composite Device" and show that it's working properly. If its not, you need these drivers: Samsung Moment USB Drivers Windows.zip

I downloaded and installed the drivers (by running install.exe) and rebooted my computer (Windows XP Pro SP/3). However, it does not recognize the device. When I point the driver installation prompt to the drivers directory, it still does not find a driver - and I don't know which exact file to point it to.
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No luck for me. Time to throw in the towel...

Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)

Edit... It worked! I am missing this file though

C:\SPH-M900\SS_DL.dll
I can NOT get my Moment to be seen in download mode. It works fine when normally attached to a pc, but in dl mode it shows as a USB Device. I've tried showing it the drivers, but no go. Rebooted everything. Nope. Any other ideas?
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Hi, I am going to try again after installing Samsung PC Studio 3.13 (for Win XP):

Samsung_PC_Studio_313_GL6.exe

which I found here:

Support for Sync

Supposedly, this will allow Windows XP to recognize the Samsung Moment in download mode. I will report back on whether or not this works.

There is also a version for Vista available at the above link.

Edit: This worked to get the PC to recognize the device correctly.

I installed the above software, then closed it out, then connected the device.

Next step: Odin!
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Hi, I am going to try again after installing Samsung PC Studio 3.13 (for Win XP):

Samsung_PC_Studio_313_GL6.exe

which I found here:

Support for Sync

Supposedly, this will allow Windows XP to recognize the Samsung Moment in download mode. I will report back on whether or not this works.

There is also a version for Vista available at the above link.

Edit: This worked to get the PC to recognize the device correctly.

I installed the above software, then closed it out, then connected the device.

Next step: Odin!


Just make sure you close all the way out of PC studio....it stays open in the taskbar on your PC.
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Just make sure you close all the way out of PC studio....it stays open in the taskbar on your PC.
Thanks - I thought I had closed it completely - it is not in my task list, process list or task bar - but Odin has now been running (step 3-2-10) for TWENTY MINUTES and nothing is happening
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So after 25 minutes I unplugged it and dumped out the battery. It's the same as before.

Assuming that PC Studio in the background prevented the update, I rebooted the computer and will try it again.
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You must have not read my post in another thread on flashing your phone. Like you, I did EVERYTHING I read in multiple posts in the forum. No luck. Then, I read a post by Zefie which included a couple of things.

1. Make sure PC Studio and NOT New PC Studio is installed but NOT running in the background and...

2. And this was the biggy...FireFox must NOT be running!

I had always left FireFox open to this forum so I could read each step as I did it. Once I closed the web browser, it worked flawlessly! Took about 45 seconds!
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You must have not read my post in another thread on flashing your phone. Like you, I did EVERYTHING I read in multiple posts in the forum. No luck. Then, I read a post by Zefie which included a couple of things.

1. Make sure PC Studio and NOT New PC Studio is installed but NOT running in the background and...

2. And this was the biggy...FireFox must NOT be running!

I had always left FireFox open to this forum so I could read each step as I did it. Once I closed the web browser, it worked flawlessly! Took about 45 seconds!
Hi Gizmodo, Thank you very much. I had in fact noted those things, and thought I had closed everything, but clearly PC Studio was still running.

After rebooting my PC, I tried it again and SUCCESS!

INSTALL PC STUDIO, THEN REBOOT YOUR COMPUTER. DO NOT RUN FIREFOX WHILE UPDATING.

IT WORKS!
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Getting ready....and excited.

Do I have to have PC Studio installed? Or is that just for the drivers? I think my drivers are all set. I get just the drivers from the package in the tethering thread.....works fine.
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Do I have to have PC Studio installed? Or is that just for the drivers? I think my drivers are all set. I get just the drivers from the package in the tethering thread.....works fine.
Hi - I installed PC Studio to get the drivers. If you're computer is recognizing the device, then you probably don't need it.
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After completing the update to CL14, I went to System Updates (where there is now an "Update Android" button!) and requested "Update PRL" and then "Update Profile". This was recommended (somewhere!) to avoid intermittent G3 connection glitches.
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Hi - I installed PC Studio to get the drivers. If you're computer is recognizing the device, then you probably don't need it.

Guess I was missing G driver. Gonna try PC studio.

Edit:

Still having problems w/ driver stuff. Is the device recognized differently while in download mode? In normal mode USB composite works fine. In download mode, I had trouble with USB composite device, and something called Gadget Serial Control.

1. Are the drivers listed above the same as those in PC Studio? Does PC studio need to be installed? I ran the install, but not as admin or Vista SP2 compatibility. Does that matter?

2. How do I get Gadget serial control to load?
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Hi Akenis,

I suggest installing PC Studio 3.2.1 for Vista (NOTE: this is not v. 3.1.3) as Administrator, then rebooting your PC. Most of the success stories (mine included) seem to been obtained from Win XP, but there seems no reason it can't be done on 32-bit Vista. If you have 64-bit you may be out of luck. I have a Vista laptop but have not tried using it for this. I am not ashamed to say that I hate Vista. Good luck.
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Well...pulled a lot of hair out, but finally got all the drivers.

I am running 64 bit Windows 7. I had previously set up all the drivers via the tethering package in this forum. I used the usbdev program several times and deleted all instances of drivers for the phone (run as admin). I think it just kept loading the same drivers until I renamed the folder from the tethering package. I was never able to manually set a driver for G or Serial Control device.... update driver was always grey'd out. When I finally got a chance to manually set a driver I sent it to the PC Studio directory w/ USB drivers....sub folders checked. It ends up as another Android modem or something.

Got the sys only and cdma....AND GPS in the hotel room. Keyboard works better. Now that this is easy....ZE09 kernel next.
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What are the pros and cons of ZE09? (Thanks in advance for answers )
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Hi, I am going to try again after installing Samsung PC Studio 3.13 (for Win XP):

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which I found here:

Support for Sync

Supposedly, this will allow Windows XP to recognize the Samsung Moment in download mode. I will report back on whether or not this works.

There is also a version for Vista available at the above link.

Edit: This worked to get the PC to recognize the device correctly.

I installed the above software, then closed it out, then connected the device.

Next step: Odin!
Thanks for this info! Now it's seen in download mode and I'm running CL14.
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Sigh...I need help...I followed all the steps got the to end. and even tho the usb is unplugged and everything it boots up and just stays at the pulsing samsung screen...ironically enough I thought this would fix my pulsing android screen that probably was caused by the stupid "techs" at sprint with my failed 2 hour update....I really wanna pitch the phone against the wall.
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Sigh...I need help...I followed all the steps got the to end. and even tho the usb is unplugged and everything it boots up and just stays at the pulsing samsung screen...ironically enough I thought this would fix my pulsing android screen that probably was caused by the stupid "techs" at sprint with my failed 2 hour update....I really wanna pitch the phone against the wall.
I'm not sure if this is the issue, but you might want to read this:
  • Don't take your phone to Sprint to be updated. If you took your phone to a Sprint store to be updated to CL14, and are wanting to use Zefie's custom kernels, then you will need to flash your kernels with the patchoob versions. The CL14 update from Sprint stores will jack up your phone and cause headaches when wanting to flash with any of Zefie's custom kernels. Instead, flash with the CL14 update listed above. It is the SAME EXACT update that Sprint is handing out, but doesn't run into problems with any of his kernels.

Also i want to reiterate that NO ONE should try to flash the Sprints official update using any method on this forum or SDX-DEV, as it can permanently damage your phone. If you want the official one go to your local Sprint store and get it that way. If, in the future, you want problem-free flashing of the ZE** kernels, stay away from the stock CL14 all together. Just flash the CL14 /system update and the CL14 modem listed above.
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How-To: Flash to ZE08 & back to Stock Kernel/Remove System Apps
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Well I was finally able to flash the update after installing PC Studios.

Now my question is should I also update the kernel with the Zefie's custom kernel? What will I get out of it?
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Well I was finally able to flash the update after installing PC Studios.

Now my question is should I also update the kernel with the Zefie's custom kernel? What will I get out of it?
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What is the difference between SPH-M900_ZE09.2_KERN.tar and SPH-M900_ZE09.2-patchoob_KERN.tar?

Is there a changelog for Zefie's kernels? What is new in ZE09.2 compared to ZE08.3? What are the pros and cons of flashing to ZE09.2?
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