Fed up with this flashing nonsense.


  1. jgreetham

    jgreetham Well-Known Member

    So... I decided to give CyanogenMod one more try on my Vibrant. So ODIN back to factory setup, root, then flash CyanogenMod 7.x. Now I have no GPS and battery life is down the tubes. The 23 pages of instructions to fix the GPS take more turns than Formula 1. I'm still not sure about the battery fix.

    So, this evening it's ODIN back to stock, update to 2.2 and reinstall all my apps. Again.

    I did find one tidbit while researching the GPS thing - If you've done a backup of your T-Mobile system before flashing CM 7, there is no way to restore your backup without first doing ODIN back to factory. CM7 repartitions the system which hoses any of your earlier backups.

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  2. CptGemini

    CptGemini Well-Known Member

    GPS on gingerbread has always been up in the air. The vast majority of the roms out there based on gingerbread has GPS that most likely will not work and a lot o them have poor battery life.

    There is one rom in particular I always recommend to users on our forums and thats project V, its froyo 2.2 based but everything on it works, its fast and has awesome battery life.
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  3. jgreetham

    jgreetham Well-Known Member

    Thanks, CptGemini.

    I flashed the project V rom and it all works as you say. However I don't notice much difference in response from the T-Mo stock KB5.

    I hear lots about the One click Lag Fix increasing speed. Any advice to implement or not?
  4. CptGemini

    CptGemini Well-Known Member

    OCLF is not needed and its not really recommended to use it anymore. Voodoo lagfix comes pre-enabled and it good enough. If you put OCLF on you will most likely have problems with not enough space for your apps you install since it uses your data partition when you install OCLF.
  5. jgreetham

    jgreetham Well-Known Member

    It comes pre-enabled in Project V?
  6. CptGemini

    CptGemini Well-Known Member

    Voodoo yes, if you flashed Project V from stock and the talking you heard was it being enabled.
  7. jgreetham

    jgreetham Well-Known Member

    Right - I remember all the talking.

    Biggest difference for me is that it's rooted so I can use Titanium Backup. Apparently KB5 is protected somehow against the current rooting programs.

    Thanks again,
    Jim
  8. CptGemini

    CptGemini Well-Known Member

    Idk what your talking about KB5 being protected, I have never had problems with anything. Try Flashing the attached kernel, its what I use with project V.

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