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  1. redvettez06

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    I am having trouble updating serendipity. It says in the instructions to boot from flash recovery (using rom manager?) but there is no update.zip file in the 5.8-5.9 file. What gives? I'm a noob so I apologize if it's something easy.
     

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    Step 1: Download the update file to your phone. Make sure you have gone in order and have the most up to date one.
    Step 2: Boot into Recovery (hold down power button and choose Recovery)
    Step 3: Choose install zip from sdcard (use volume key to move down to that option, hit power button to select it)
    Step 4: Choose "choose zip from sdcard" again (same way you did before)
    Step 5: Navigate to where you downloaded the zip to. I download on my phone, so mine is in download.
    Step 6: Select the zip you want to update to. So, 5.8_to_5.9.zip
    Step 7: Scroll down to Yes - Install....(whatever zip you're updating)
    Step 8: After it is done updating, choose +++++Go Back+++++
    Step 9: Reboot system now

    Done. You can do that for any of the updates. Including the ones in the add on section on Serendipity's site. Make sure you always do reboot after doing an update. Then repeat the process for each one. I fell behind on updating and had to do that for each one of the update zips to get current and for the battery add on.
     
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    Awesome! It worked perfectly. Thanks Bro!
     
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    I use the SGS Kernel Flasher, free from the Market:

    SGS kernel flasher - Android app on AppBrain

    Try it. You'll like it!

    I download the Odin flavor of the kernel for use with the flasher.
     
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    Cool. Should I leave the .tar file as is and the select it in SGS or should I extract it?
    EDIT: also....remove lagfix first?
     
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    Leave the tar file as is.

    Regarding any lagfix, I typically leave it alone if it exists in the current kernel. If it screws up your flash, forget that I wrote this message. :)

    BTW, the flasher includes an option to back up your existing kernel. Do it.

    EDIT: from the SpeedMod FAQ...

    Q: Can I install this over a Voodoo kernel?

    A: Yes, the Voodoo lagfix (as of version 5) is compatible with SpeedMod. You do not need to disable the Voodoo lagfix before flashing SpeedMod.
     
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    Gold! Man I was pretty concerned before I put Serendipity on my phone but I'm sure glad I did. It's pretty easy for people who don't really know what they are doing plus I really like the support it gets too. Thanks again for all the help.
     
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    I don't know about the older versions of Serendipity, but when I flashed 5.8 this was included in my apps drawer.

    I updated to 5.9 yesterday and tried to go into CWM recovery first -- don't do that, I got error messages and had to pull the battery to reboot. Then I rebooted from the Serendipity Recovery screen and it was cake from there.
     
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    Just flashed 13b kernel w/ the included SGS kernel flasher ... the only way it could be easier is if it brought me a beer while I waiting. ;)
     
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    i have a ? how do i know what kernal i got

    i just flashed 5.8 to my phone the other night now i see 5.9 is out and i am going to update but i am a lil confused on this kernal flashing!! how do i know if i need to be updated?

    i see that i am running
    2.6.32.9
    hardcore@speedmod -i897-k13a-500hz#34
     
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    Mike only puts the current kernel in the .0 rendition of the ROM, in other words, whatever was out when 5.0 came out is what you're running right now. Go to the kernel thread on XDA, there you'll find the newest version, which you can download and install easily via the SGS Kernel flasher.
     
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    looks like the most current is k13b and i am on k13a so i will be doing some updating tonight

    thanks
     
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    Is there a NEED to update the kernel? I started with Serendipity 5.5 and have moved all the way up to 5.10 with all the updates...BUT....the updates is the only thing I have done. I don't see any bugs or issues, and only learned of updating the kernel by reading this thread.

    I'm currently running hardcore@speedmod-i897-k12t-500hz#102

    Thoughts?
     
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    No, you don't need to upgrade the kernel, T was current when Mike built the 5.0 version. You are three versions behind, however, and my philosophy is to keep up to date on things, so I check the thread and keep updating. YMMV.
     
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    well looks like everything went well

    thanks for all the info
     
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    enabled all tweaks holy crap this thing is fast
     
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    how did you enable all tweaks? The boot menu?
     
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    Boot into recovery.

    Scroll down to advanced SpeedMod ULK features (and select)

    Scroll down to TWEAK options (and select)

    Select tweaks with the (R) after them. R=recommended
    Choose them one at at time

    Scroll down to go back (and select)

    Scroll down to go back (and select)

    Select reboot system now
     
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    just upgraded to the latest kernel and enabled all these recommended tweaks. Time to see how she performs now!
     
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    updating now thanks alot for the heads up
     
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    Thanks. Do you have to enable tweaks every time you update the ROM and/or the kernel?
     
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    I think so, but somebody may correct me on that. I enabled tweaks yesterday, then upgraded to 5.11 from 5.10 on Serendipity and noticed that I had to re-enable the tweaks. No biggie, and the only way I knew that was I was in there messing around and noticed that they were off again after the update....
     

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