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  1. MrBaker22

    MrBaker22 Well-Known Member

    ive just flashed my s2 that had litening rom on back to 2.3.3 ke7 for the uk now all it does is stick on the S boot animation! what do i do.......

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  2. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Did you do a FULL wipe (data/dalvik/partition) before flashing to stock ROM?
  3. MrBaker22

    MrBaker22 Well-Known Member


    ermm nope a friend said i didnt need too ......
  4. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    With power off... Hold volume UP button + Home button + Power button and see if you can reboot into Recovery. You may then be able to select wipe for cache/dalvik and under Advanced.. partition wipe. You should then be able to boot up and restore your app's/data via Titanium Backup (if you have it).
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  5. MrBaker22

    MrBaker22 Well-Known Member


    im in recovery mode i have 2 options

    wipe data/factory reset
    wipe cache partition
  6. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    do both!
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  7. MrBaker22

    MrBaker22 Well-Known Member


    thankyou very much for the help!


    what do i do after i have done those ?
  8. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Are you in your new stock ROM now?
  9. MrBaker22

    MrBaker22 Well-Known Member


    yes i am its successfully booted and its like a new phone gotta go through setup again whats next?
  10. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Restore your app's and data from Titanium Backup Pro.
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  11. MrBaker22

    MrBaker22 Well-Known Member


    doing that as i speak, do i need to do anything else ?
  12. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    1. You will need to sign into your Google account to re-sync Contacts, Calendar, etc.

    2. You can press my "Thanks" button until your finers bleed. :D

    3. Go and sort your "friend" out who said you did not need to wipe.

    4. Read up on everything to do with rooting, ROM's, flashing and restoring... before you do it! :D

    See slug's post here:-

    http://androidforums.com/galaxy-s2-...guide-updated-13-13pm-bst-sept-20-2011-a.html
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  13. MrBaker22

    MrBaker22 Well-Known Member

    i will gladly take all your advice and i will of course frantically press your thanks button youve been a massive help! dont suppose you could explain betterbatterystats and how to stop these wakelock things cant get my head round half these battery saving tips im looking for a simple to follow guide :)
  14. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I don't use BetterBatteryStats, Juice Defender or Task Killers. I tend to find that most of them are a waste of time or use more power than they save.

    The only thing I do when I flash a new ROM is to re-calibrate my battery using BatteryCalibration, free from the Market. See here:-

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.nema.batterycalibration&feature=search_result

    Our resident expert on "wakelocks" is hawker. See here:-

    http://androidforums.com/galaxy-s2-...lmost-constant-wake-locks-wifi-since-ki3.html
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  15. MrBaker22

    MrBaker22 Well-Known Member

    i cant use that calibration app as im not rooted now im on 2.3.3 ke7 what my phone came with, is there another way to calibrate the battery?
  16. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Are you not going to root your phone now that you are on stock ROM?

    You could try booting into Recovery, (you know how to do that), and using the volume key, go down to "Advanced" and press the Home key. Then you should have a menu that contains, "Wipe Battery Stats". Navigate to it with the volume key and select it with the Home key. Then reboot you phone and charge it until it is 100% charged + half an hour. This will reset your battery calibration to your new ROM. It only needs to be done if you change ROM's.

    Hope this helps. :D
  17. MrBaker22

    MrBaker22 Well-Known Member

    i think im a complete tool! i have no idea how to root with a stock rom i read the guides and it went straight over my head, im now going to cry in my room lol all i want is a stable phone with a battery that lasts more than a day because i only use it lightly and it still drains.....
  18. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Download CF-Root kernel from here:-

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=625689&d=1308103282

    Follow instructions here:-

    How to root your Samsung Galaxy S2 | Reviews | CNET UK

    after watching video here:-

    How to Root Galaxy S2! - YouTube

    Hope this helps. :D
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  19. MrBaker22

    MrBaker22 Well-Known Member

    in adroid system recovery all i have is reboot system now
    apply update from sd card
    wipe data/factory reset
    wipe cache partition
  20. MrBaker22

    MrBaker22 Well-Known Member

    THANKYOU VERY MUCH!!!!!!! all rooted now is there a guide to show what to tinker with and tweak for better battery life? and should i stick with ke7 until my carrier brings out an update?
  21. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    See... that wasn't so hard.

    The world is now your lobster!

    You can download Titanium Backup Pro, Battery Calibration, etc; etc:

    Go onto the SGSII ROM forum now and start reading about custom ROM's etc.

    http://androidforums.com/galaxy-s2-...guide-updated-13-13pm-bst-sept-20-2011-a.html
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  22. MrBaker22

    MrBaker22 Well-Known Member

    spoke too soon :( i followed the instructions on the video you gave me earlier regarding rooting and it seemed to have worked i have cwm and superuser but when i tried doong a backup on cwm it didnt work, so i tried the manual way went into recovery mode and there was no.option there

    i bow to you're wisdom any idea??


    ps i have titanium bsckup pro and that seems to be working fine
  23. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Bit vague I'm afraid. What happens when you select Backup in CWM?

    You are obviously rooted as you have SuperUser and Titanium Backup Pro is functioning.
  24. thevarunfactor

    thevarunfactor New Member

    Hi guys,

    I was running the latest version of VillainROM and after trying to flash stock kernel and rebooting, I am getting a BOOT LOOP at the VillainROM startup screen. I tried connecting to Odin in download mode but ODIN is not recognizing the phone. (I can get into CWM recovery and Odin download modes, but odin is not recognizing the phone!)

    Please help out. I forgot to take backups using CWM before installing the kernel and now I am not able to connect to the PC either. Is there any way of flashing back the old kernel/ROM using external memory card? Will the device be recognized by Odin if I use a USB jig? Any suggestions? I would be really grateful! Thanks.

    PS - Wiped all my cache (Including Dalvik cache), formatted SD card and still stuck in boot loop! :(
  25. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Hopefully you still have the original Villian ROM .zip file on your SDCard (not the external sdcard).

    Just go into Recovery mode > install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard... navigate to your original Villian ROM zip and install it. Reboot after installation.

    Hope this works. :D
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