How to load Zefie's custom kernels (for Dummies)


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  1. N*TE

    N*TE Well-Known Member


    THANKS! I did what you recommended and uninstalled the driver(s) and installed Samsung PC studio and now i have no issues syncing up with Odin, but I'm still getting a "fail" message after i start the download process in Odin within 11 secs. I've tried other usb ports as well...I've tried 3 different ports with the same result. posting the messaging that i get from odin below...

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    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> e - dll cannot open the usb serial port. code: 5

    Thanks agian for your help, I hope i can get this working soon...it seems so simple! ha

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  2. chibucks

    chibucks Well-Known Member

    not sure if this will help...

    1) but with the tar file (one package), what program did you use to extract it out with? i heard that winzip has issues... and to use the default windows application.

    2) you're using odin 3.98?

    3) you have the moment.ops file selected?
  3. dkjones96

    dkjones96 Well-Known Member

    I used 7Zip for mine.

    What Odin version are you running?
  4. Warlock

    Warlock Well-Known Member

    Ok, I'm new to this, but I can't get it to work.

    At work I have W7 x32 and I can't get windows to recognize the driver when my phone is in "download" mode.

    I also tried it on a VM of XP Pro x32 and couldn't get windows see the phone in "download" mode there either.

    Both see the phone in regular mode....

    At home I have an Ubuntu box and a W7 x32 box also. I'll try it when I get home but I'm not holding my breath. Anybody have any idea on how to get it installed using Linux?
  5. chibucks

    chibucks Well-Known Member

    when you say it sees in regular mode - does it see it as a USB drive? do you have USB debugging on? menu>settings>applications>development

    also, on your computer, are the correct drivers installed? go into your device manager - you should see adb interface and a samsung android composite adb interface installed with the following drivers (under driver file details):

    c:\windows\system32\drivers\ssadadb.dll,
    c:\windows\system32\drivers\wdfcoinstaller01005.dll,
    c:\windows\system32\wdfcoinstaller01005.dll

    for linux:
    Getting adb to recgonize moment under Ubuntu Karmic
  6. globalninja

    globalninja Well-Known Member

    Iv been looking at this thread for a while and in just curious about a couple things:
    1. Does this custom Kernal have any risks as for as bricking the phone?
    2. When android 2.1 comes out for the moment will that be a problem?
    3. Will this void the warranty on my phone?

    This seems like a pretty good temporary fix till 2.1 come out.
  7. Warlock

    Warlock Well-Known Member

    I figured this out, I had the incorrect drivers install.

    Thanks for the quick response.
  8. chibucks

    chibucks Well-Known Member

    1. not really - however, if you remove the wrong files after you root, then maybe
    2. no - you can always flash back.
    3. probably - but realistically, it'll be hard to prove if you have a phone that doesn't work.
  9. Warlock

    Warlock Well-Known Member

    Ok, I got Odin to recognize my phone, but 11 seconds in I get this:

    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> e - dll cannot open the usb serial port. code: 87

    I am using Odin 3.98 and I extracted the package with 7zip. I am using a Mini USB cable with a converter on the end to Micro USB. Maybe this has something to do with the problem. I will try a straight Micro when I get home.

    I'll let everybody know how it goes.

    Thanks for the help.

    BTW: I've gotten the phone connected in Ubuntu, I'm concerned about the flashing part of it. Is there an Odin like program for Linux?
  10. globalninja

    globalninja Well-Known Member

    c
    One more question does this really help with the battery?
  11. Cessna

    Cessna Member

    My Moment now wakes on its own too every couple minutes. But only while not plugged in.
  12. Warlock

    Warlock Well-Known Member


    I read someplace that having wifi on might do this... I don't remember where though.

    I finally got this to install on my computer. I think I was still missing a driver on my work computer.
  13. N*TE

    N*TE Well-Known Member

    OOOOOOk, I extracted using windows instead of Winzip and I can now get past the 11 sec. mark. BUT the timer keeps roll'n. I have tried disconnecting from the usb and reconnect but it doesnt give me the option to restart the process. I have to re-start Odin and i get the same results. using Odin 3.98 guess i'll give it another go when i get off work. agian thanks for the help!
  14. chibucks

    chibucks Well-Known Member

    progress. :) yeah, just try it again - i had to restart as well as mine didn't take the first time, but it did the second time... as the OP stated:

    14. Click Start
  15. N*TE

    N*TE Well-Known Member

  16. chibucks

    chibucks Well-Known Member

    when i personally did it, i actually restart odin as well... i power cycled my phone (took battery out and brought it back up in download mode) - reconnected the usb and started odin up again...

    clicked on the one package, browsed to the moment.ops file, and browsed to my .tar file and hit start and it worked pretty quickly.
  17. N*TE

    N*TE Well-Known Member

    hmmm weird, thats what I'm doing, I'll try it again when i get home in a few hours. it seems soooo straight forward and simple...

    ^^^^again, Thanks!
  18. sjenovai

    sjenovai Member

    Well, I took the plunge, and flashed my phone. The whole process took less than 15 minutes including downloads and my asking myself "are you sure you want to really do this?" It really was a very easy process thanks to the steps here and in other forums.

    I only ran into a few bumps....

    1.) Pressing vol down/end/camera button would not put the phone in download mode...until I unplugged the charger cable! (sometimes the obvious things are overlooked ! :) )

    2.) The drivers from the custom package on Zefie's FTP site did not work. I downloaded PC studio 3 (free), and installed it. You do not need the application running. It simply installs the correct drivers - SIDE NOTE - my wife has a Blackberry that would not be recognized by the PC until I removed the assortment of other phone drivers that I had accumulated over the last few years (work phones, home phones, etc. etc.)

    3.) Odin detected my phone with no problem. I pressed the start button after selecting the required files. Odin hung on setup connection. I waited 5 minutes, disconnected the USB cable, and pulled the battery from the phone. Just to be safe, I charged my battery to 100% ( yeah I know - 10 seconds after being unplugged it will say 50%). Most phones require that the battery be fully charged before attempting any sort of upgrade or flash operation. Doesnt hurt to be safe! I rebooted the phone into download mode, and ran Odin again. It took less than 30 seconds including the reboot. The actual software upgrade was only a few seconds.

    The process was SO QUICK that I thought that maybe something didnt work. Even the Sprint startup animation played ( I flashed to ZE08.2 ) instead of the alternate one I read about. I had downloaded Connectbot in order to be able to delete tombstones files (created when certain processes suddenly die enexpectedly) that were taking up space and stupidly can only be deleted by root level access. Prioir to flashing, I could not delete these files. I tested Connectbot again, and found out I now had root access and could easily delete these files (and easily anything else if you are not careful!)

    Time to remove Bejewled! (VEG!)
  19. Schwamy

    Schwamy Well-Known Member

    Alright, I got this to work, finally. I had to use my grandpa's 32 bit Vista. Stupid 64 bit 7.

    But how do I go about deleting the unwanted apps, like bejeweled? If I need a program does anyone know if it would work with 7?
  20. Warlock

    Warlock Well-Known Member

  21. globalninja

    globalninja Well-Known Member

    So is doing with really worth it? Im kinda iffy messing with the software of my phone and messing up and having to get a new one. I kinda wanna do this because i heard it helps with the battery meter.
  22. Schwamy

    Schwamy Well-Known Member

    It's actually pretty easy, I'm only 17 and I did it no problem. But I have yet to delete the other apps.


    Also can someone give a better guide to the ABD thing? I kinda suck at command prompt. :p
  23. dkjones96

    dkjones96 Well-Known Member

    The kernel replacement is super easy. Really no way to mess that one up other than unplugging the phone in the middle of the download or something. Not a big deal. The apps, not sure if it has made a difference because yesterday I ran the media test but you can mess that one up. Put the asterisk in there instead of the actual package name and wipe all your programs. Not cool. Pay attention and you should be fine I was worried about messing with mine too.

    Today was an average day of use and I have 50% battery after 14 hours. Way better than before except last night I got a warning that I was at 15% battery and then about 2 minutes later got on a phone call where the phone died not but 4-5 minutes into the conversation. Wasn't expecting that one.
  24. dandroid123

    dandroid123 Member

    Has anyone else who's flashed to ZE08.2 notice that the proximity sensor doesn't turn the screen off on phone calls anymore?
  25. jebrank

    jebrank Well-Known Member

    Very dumb question.. This roots my phone right? When/how can we do wifi tether? I have tried the wifi tether program, says it starts but does nothing!

    Thanks

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