[International] DjeMBeY ROM's i9505 - Dummies Guide

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  1. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Mine was only a quick peek for a look-see since it would seem that our daring, intrepid, fearless, phone test pilot, (no names mentioned... Ice Age!), chickened out! :ahhhhh:

  2. sntaylor

    sntaylor Well-Known Member Contributor

    It was indeed the cwm version I flashed....so you think it might be an issue with that then?

    I was actually also trying out omega as I like the add ons such as no mms conversion etc but version 7 which is mf8 had the same issue(tried flashing it over stock mf8 and over stock mf5 and on its own.Lol), otherwise mf5 is working out quite nicely for now. Though using chrome theme :)
  3. Bradden

    Bradden Well-Known Member

    I've a suggestion .. how about some guidance on which version to flash? I've types 8#1234# and got a list on info but looking at DjemMBey's thread I'm none the wiser about which ROM would be suitable? I find the CSC thing most confusing!



    CSC: I9505XXAMDB
  4. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    These are custom ROM's and you can therefore flash any version that you like as they all contain the English language pack. See first paragraph of warning in #4.6.

    As per my reply to you, here...

    There is no DjeMBeY ROM that is a direct mirror for your existing firmware as this is quite old now.
  5. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    DjeMBeY ROM Google SE v3, Android 4.3 (CWM flashable)! :)

    "GT-I9505G GOOGLE SE v3 (4.3)
    - Pure STOCK

    PHONE: None
    Kernel: STOCK (I9505GE)
    Build ID: JWR66N
    Build Date: 26 June 2013
    Changelist: 968842

    Please WIPE DATA/cache/dalvik before flashing!!


    This, as the changelog states, is an experimental build that has the stock SE kernel modified by Chainfire and an updated SuperSU.

    This is for competent users and a nandroid, Titanium and efs backup should be done before wiping to install.


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  6. Sydney99

    Sydney99 Well-Known Member

    Are ya gonna?
  7. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Maybe! ;)


    I gave Google SE v3 CWM my best shot DjeMBeY. Coming from Modified MF8 with PhilZ recovery, I did a Factory Reset and a cache and Dalvik wipe and then installed the .zip file and rebooted but was bombarded by a series of, "processes stopped", such as android acore, Media storage, gapps, etc:
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  8. sntaylor

    sntaylor Well-Known Member Contributor

    I had that first time I flashed the 4.2 Google edition, but it was fine yesterday when I flashed it again, nothing force closing etc really nice and smooth, just didn't like the notification bar and many if the other nexus features vs the Samsung features, will be interesting to see what Samsung give us 4.3 wise :)
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  9. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    OK. Up and running after DjeMBeY's advice on a system wipe as well.

    New apps...

    Current = News. Telegraph, Independent, Guardian, etc:

    Keep = Note taking app

    People = Contacts. Now in white background with contact photos on right

    Wi-Fi Advanced = Wi-Fi optimisation (minimise battery usage when Wi-Fi is on)

    Chrome = default browser

    General observations: Status bar is Android blue. Cannot seem to take screen shots. Drag down Notification menu is spartan... Brightness, Settings, Wi-Fi, carrier signal, battery%, Aeroplane mode and bluetooth are on a separate toogle page. Camera is very basic with minimum settings in a half moon setup.

    I know that some of us complain about the Samsung bloatware but there are certain features and UI that I am missing from Android 4.2.2, MF8. The drop down notification panel with everything on one page. The settings menu layout. S-Planner. Multi coloured icons.

    This ROM is very fast and responsive and working perfectly now.

    However, for the time being, I am reverting back to Android 4.2.2.
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  10. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    One of the biggest favours that Samsung have done for us modders is to build a phone and have a battery that can handle not just the Android stuff but also all the Samsung bloatware. This is because that when that bloatware is removed, as in DjeMBeY's Modified Rom's, there is a lot of battery to be had.

    DjeMBeY ROM, modified, MF8


    Also, by removing some of that bloatware it frees up some space on your phone. All my 86 apps are on Internal memory. See #1.5 and #1.6

  11. Rudedawg

    Rudedawg Well-Known Member

    Heres an interesting one . I had Philz installed already and then flashed Djembeys ROM. Everything in ODIN went as described in your thread here Ironass. It reset into Philz asking me to install an untrusted .zip. With 2 failed warnings in the list below. Upon reboot it asked to remove custom recovery. The phone reboots and no Rom has been installed yet Odin says PASS. My head is jumbled. Should I somehow remove Philz before Flashing this ROM? It didnt seem to like it. Maybe I should update Philz first?

    EDIT: Id not done a full wipe prior. Perhaps this was it. Id only know by trying I guess. However untill I purchase a decent sized External SD I will be leaving it alone. Having 2gb internal is a joke. I never had this problem on the S2.

    EDIT #2: Further pondering. Not doing a full wipe shouldn't necessarily cause a ROM fail. So perhaps it would be due to the fact Im trying to use ODIN to install the ROM and not CWM. Gonna go that route this time. Phew its a much longer download. Side question then..On installing this ROM via CWM , is it safe to assume I would still need to install the Wifi fix via ODINs Phone mode?
  12. sntaylor

    sntaylor Well-Known Member Contributor

    Not sure I can help you massively rudedawg, but I can express my past experience.... I flashed the mf8 via cwm coming from mf5, I tried with wipe, without all sorts, Wi-Fi just wouldn't work, tried the Wi-Fi fix and it made no difference for me :-( then tonight I rerooted with mf5, flashed philz, did a complete wipe (install New Rom option) booted into download, flashed mf8 and everything is working :) just to be sure, after the phone rebooted, I flashed philz as it was there anyway, I had tried booting into it, but failed,I think due to my key press.... anyway, everything is now working as should be, week except philz recognising my 64gb card, but otherwise.... ;-)
  13. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Hi Rudedawg! You don't mention which version, stock, modified or CWM, that you are trying to install. I'm guessing that you were trying to flash the CWM .zip using Odin.

    As I mentioned to sntaylor, earlier this evening, I would recommend the stock modified, MF8, ROM, see #1.2, flashed via Odin as the CWM version, see #1.3, requires a Wi-Fi patch flash via Odin, anyway.
  14. Rudedawg

    Rudedawg Well-Known Member

    Well twist my nipples and call me a turnip I was only flashing the CSC version. Wheres my noose?

    EDIT: Ok im lost. You mention Post #2 but these are all CWM versions. The Odin versions have all been moved to Post 3. These are the CSC versions so I assume I wasnt wrong in the first place. Time to go pass out.
  15. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Turnip! :banghead:

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  16. Rudedawg

    Rudedawg Well-Known Member

    It took me some time to PROPERLY read through everything to finally sus that you were referring to your own posts rather than the XDA thread. Once this was establish and I read certain words and sentences slowly in my head did the penny drop.

    Honestly matey If I did this all the time Id be in a much better place. :)

    So I got this installed now. My about device now states MF8. I dunno about anything else though as none of those apps listed have been removed. Still all there.
  17. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Did you do a Factory Reset before flashing?

    Did you use the Odin version of the ROM mentioned in #1.2?

    Did you use a Titanium Backup to restore apps and did that backup include the system apps that had been removed?
  18. Rudedawg

    Rudedawg Well-Known Member

    Ok it would appear I lost my root. So would explain a few things. No I didnt full wipe only clear cache/dalvik.

    As for titanium I removed a few apps which were red but considered green due to a colour chart you have on your dummies guide to rooting. Perhaps unfreezing everything first would be better. Ill do a full wipe after nandroid tonight and start again from scratch.

    Also id have to link the rom version tonight also as on my phone currently. It was an .zip with 2 files within. One being a .tar file. Perhaps ive just flashed an unmodified stock and not checked. I guess well see.

    Downloaded file was named : I9505XXUBMF8-PRE-ROOTED-DEODEXED-SuperSlim-CWM. It extracted to this : I9505XXUBMF8_I9505OXABMF8_I9505XXUBMF8_HOME.tar.md5

    The trouble is your guide lists 3 different types of download however it really isnt as simple as that. There is no mention of CSC files as these are the only ones mentioned by Djembey that are installed via ODIN.

    See below as this is what most will see: [​IMG]

    So lets say I go with the Post #2 files labeled "
    CWM flashable ROM's has been moved to post #2!"

    Let's see:http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=42798412&postcount=2

    There is 3 panes. One is the Google special edition , the next is stock unmodified and the 3rd modified. The third panel has different versions and in each 7 links within.

    Code (Text):
    1. Model: GT-I9505 (4.2.2)
    2. PDA: XXUBMF8
    4. CSC: OXABMF8 (8 codes)
    5. Kernel: 3.4.0-917495 (19.06)
    6. Build Date: 19.06.2013
    7. Changelist: 917495
    8. Original Stock ROM: Download: <<< Hotfile >>>
    9. Stock KERNEL - ZIP: Downloads: <<< Android Host >>>
    10. Stock RECOVERY - ZIP: Downloads: <<< Android Host >>>
    11. Pre-Rooted ROM - ZIP: Downloads: <<< Android Host >>>
    12. WiFi FIX - Open in Odin as PHONE - Download: <<< Dev-Host >>>
    13. Deleted apps (XXUBMF8 - DEODEXED) - Downloads: <<< Android Host >>>
    14. PATCHED SecPhone.apk (Call Recording + NO increasing ringtone) - Download: CWM flashable package
    As an example.

    I had selected the ANDROID HOST link after Pre-rooted ROM. This would make sense correct? This is also where I had found my file mentioned earlier , and that of course which I had rooted. And that is what I did.

    So if indeed I did do correctly then one can assume not full wiping may of coursed the bad flash.Even if Odin was happy with it.

    So apologies for typing as maybe a barrister in court would but I wanted it to be clear. Now feel free to tear me a new one and tell me im over complicating matters.

    P.s that file I did flash seemed to install a load of dodgy german apps like X taxi on my phone. Its like it did the opposite to debloating.

    EDIT: Nope reflashing that file just did the same as before. Now I just have a fresh install of a german MF8 stock Rom unrooted. I really don't get this. Please link to the EXACT file to flash.
  19. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    :confused: My guide lists 3 types of ROM in my post #1 and these are indexed as #1.1, #1.2 and #1.3. No mention is made of mods such as CSC files by me. Both the stock ROMs and the stock modified ROMs are flashed via Odin as per DjeMBeY's instructions in his post #1 in his xda thread..

    I also mention his third type of ROMs, the CWM/TWRP/PhilZ flashable ZIP, which are flashed via recovery as there name implies.

    Nowhere in my Dummies Guide do I refer to the various ROMs locations in DJeMBeY's xda thread but only by their titles.

    That is not an Odin flashable file but as the name inplies in DjeMBeY's heading in his post #2 in his xda thread, a, "CWM/TWRP/PhilZ flashable ZIP", to be flashed via recovery on a pre rooted phone that already has a custom recovery as per the instructions in #2.10 of my giude.
  20. Rudedawg

    Rudedawg Well-Known Member

    Sorry dude Ive read it and read it and it makes no sense to me pal. Flashed CWM version. Much simpler. However the removed roms stated do not include Drop box and chat on as these remained. No interference from titanium. Sorry mate.
    I dont mean to slate your guide , merely as it is not as straight forward as you claim.

    I am aware you didn't mention csc packages BUT when you click the link you provided to pick my ROM download , There is only one set of downloads mentioned by Djembey that refer to ODIN. Do you see my point? See the first pic I posted. It states go to Post #3. So you can see how I made my first mistake.

    Also can someone please screenshot their about phone section so i can marry it up. Ta.

    EDIT: Correction the apps including Chat on and drop box were remembered by my google account. So all is fine there.

    Also Please tell me this is the correct section to download from? All from the first post in Djembeys thread.


    a bit late now as the ROM seems successful via CWM but this is really playing with my mind.
  21. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    I know you are not slating it old son... but it only seems to be you having a problem with it and I am trying to get to the bottom of it.

    My download link for the CWM/TWRP/PhilZ flashable ZIP downloads merely takes you to DjeMBeY's xda thread, as a whole and not to a specific download site, I agree. This is because that in the short time that the ROMs have been in existance, the precise post locations have changed constantly as the dev has added more and varied ROMs. However, as mentioned in my previous reply, the dev quite clearly states that both the stock and stock modified ROMs are flashable via Odin in his Flashing instructions.

    So, we have 3 versions of his ROMs. 2 of which, stock and stock modified, are flashable via Odin and the 3rd type, CWM/TWRP/PhilZ flashable ZIP, is flashable via custom recovery... agreed?



    That is the correct section if you want to download the, "Modified", ROM mentioned in #1.2 with apps removed and flashable via Odin as per #2.0-#2.9 in my post #2.
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  22. Rudedawg

    Rudedawg Well-Known Member

    You've ticked all my boxes Mr Ass. I seem to be at last up to date. :)

    One last thing , Ive noticed the stock Email app crashes or at least fails to load. Is this a known issue? Ive tried using K9 and it simply wont connect to any of my imap or pop servers like the stock app did.

    EDIT: Tried Aqua Mail from google play and it worked first time. No further issue.
  23. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

  24. Rudedawg

    Rudedawg Well-Known Member

    Horses for courses I guess. Aqua is a nice interface.

    Ok so for me thr stock Email app force closes. And when I recieve a text I sometimes get exchange service failed pop up.

    Also texts dont display the senders name on the pop up. Only a generic Text message label.

    Could this be a bad flash or a common issue with th3 current build?
  25. sntaylor

    sntaylor Well-Known Member Contributor

    I had similar issues previously with the email error pop up but I had done a dirty flash,I suspect a factory reset may solve the issue? The generic text message thing something you need to go into your messaging app, settings and select preview message on lockscreen :)
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