Stock T-mobile UK Firmware needed Samsung Galaxy i5700 Portal/Spica please


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  1. unknown-singh

    unknown-singh Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    please does anyone have or know were i can get the stock T-mobile UK firmware for the galaxy portal spica i5700

    phone needs to go in for repair.

    thanks
     

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  2. Beerkan

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    You're on thin ice, with access to a short rope, thrown by a fat bloke.

    If I were in your shoes, I'd install 2.1 baseband JC1, as this is the firmware that can be installed from Samsung. Do a factory reset, and keep your head down. I doubt you'll be in trouble with your supplier if you return it with 2.1 baseband JC1.
     
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    unknown-singh Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    hi mate thanks for your reply, would this be the right one? "I570EXEJC1"

    its on http://samfirmware.webs.com/WEBPROTECT-i5700.htm

    should i follow your root guide to install this, leaving out the steps to root it?


    sorry for the questions but i am a noob at android flashing, i bought the portal off ebay and it already had the 2.1 firmware on it

    currently on the phone:

    Firmware version 2.1-Update1
    Baseband version: i570EXXJD1
    Kernel Version 2.6.29root@SE-S608 #2
    Build number@ ECLAIR.XXJE1

    thanks
     
  4. Beerkan

    Beerkan Well-Known Member

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    Yep you can follow root guide, however, I570EXEJC1 is packaged with seperate files rather that a One Package update.

    To confirm, run odin,
    On the right hand side windows Select these files.

    OPS = spica_jc3_ops
    BOOT =I570EXXJA1_CL132638_Bootloader.tar
    Phone = I570EXXJC1_Phone.tar
    PDA = I570EXEJC1_CL_PDA.tar
    CSC = I570EOXEJC1-CSC-MULTI-CL186713.tar
    One Package = Blank

    Left hand side window
    [ ] One Package
    [x] Reboot (ticked)
    [x] Protect OPS (ticked)
    [x] Reset Time (ticked) 300
    [ ] Debug (not ticked)

    Then follow root guide.
     
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    unknown-singh Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    hi just finished and it I think it worked, updated successfully following your instructions

    now states

    Firmware version 2.1-Update1
    Baseband version: i570EXXJC1
    Kernel Version 2.6.29root@SE-S610 #2
    Build number@ ECLAIR.XEJC1


    thanks alot for this, will send it off to T-mobile and hope it all goes well.
    :)
     
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    Be sure to post how it goes here. If they ask why It has an odd firmware on say, what does that mean and act confused.
     
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    unknown-singh Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    yer sure i will l keep the thread updated, my brother works at carphonewarehouse so im going to get him to send it in for warranty repair for me as if i was a customer.

    will let you know how it goes.

    thanks
     
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    Don't forget to tell your brother to tell them, you're thick. Completely thick... :p
     
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    unknown-singh Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    lol
     
  10. Felxion

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    Hey There,

    Yes, please, please, please let me know what kind of feedback you get.

    I have hacked/rooted mine till there is no tomorrow and my phone has now been accidentally damaged. I'm hoping for repair (I am paying insurance on the phone) but I don't think they would allow it as I had so much software on it and made so many changes it doesn't really look like a Samsung Galaxy Portal, from a software point of view.

    And I have followed your guide and went back to the same firmware as stated here but is it meant to have 'root' in the kernel version.

    I am going to send it off based on what happens with you so please let me know.

    Another query that bothers me is that Android 2.1 isn't available on T-Mobile so if I send it to them with 2.1 on it (when I got it and T-Mobile only sell it with 1.5) will they deny to repair my phone ?

    Thanks,
    Felx.
     
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    unknown-singh Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    hi i will post back as soon as i get any results, going by what Beerkan has said, just act like there speaking another language if they ask about the firmware, rooting, etc

    the firmware that we have flashed is firmware that samsung could put on the phone, so does not look that dodgy, im not sure about the root kernel, but there is a app in the market that test if your phone is rooted, and mine came back as not rooted after i flashed the above firmware.

    just got to hope for the best i suppose,

    will update as soon as i can.

    p,s if your insurance is with an insurance company as opposed to T-mobile then most likely you will just get a new/refurb unit no questions
     
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    You could probably argue that when you installed NPS Studio, and connected your phone, it offered to update your firmware, so you accepted it.
     
  13. Felxion

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    True, Do you know or could you guess which firmware from the samsungfirmware site that would actually be used as stock 1.5 ?

    The whole update process by plugging it into a pc and Kies or PC Studio won't work from my experience. The computer just doesn't recognise the portal on android 1.5 what so ever so I don't think that would be enough.

    I am happy just using odin and flashing it to the stock 1.5 but i'm not sure on which one it would be.
     
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    I'm awaiting my repair envelope to send off my Galaxy Portal to 3 for a warranty repair. Also following this advice. Fingers crossed! What happened in the end unknown-singh? I'll keep you guys posted.

    D
     
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    unknown-singh Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    they gave me a refurbished model, no questions asked about the rom, which was lucky for me.


    i don't know if this is how all claims will go, as the person just might not have checked the software.

    but good luck anyway :)
     
  16. stuff1988

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    Sent it off today! Wonder what will happen! Eek!
     
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    Received fixed phone today! No charge at all :D
     
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    Hi, I'm having the same issue. I flashed the phone to stock firmware. My about phone displays:
    Firmware version: 2.1-update1
    Baseband version: i570EXXJD1
    Kernel version: 2.6.29 root@SE-S601 #2
    Build number: ECLAIR.XXJH6

    How do I revert back to the stock kernel version? It still displays root@SE-S601#2. I'm not rooted anymore though, checked with rootchecker app. Will the kernel version give me problems if I give the phone in for repair?
     
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    I moved this to the ATR section.:)
     

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