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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nickst2, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. nickst2

    nickst2 Member
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    ive got a rooted s2.

    model GT-I9100
    Android Ver 2.3.4
    Baseband I9100xxkI1
    kernel 2.6.35.7-I9100XWKI4-CL575468
    root)DELL143 #2
    BUILD GINGERBREAD.XWKI4

    my question is. is there an update or something newer out yet? if so how do I find out when one is available and which one I need? also. will the kies software updates still update?

    If you know one available to me can you please post a link and a quick how to. i think i just used ODIN3 last time.

    many thanks in advance. i know from past experience how helpful and patience members can be when helping people like myself.
     



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  2. ironass

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  3. nickst2

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    My csc is I9100CPWKH1
     
  4. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    And what did it say in post #2 of that link for your CSC code? ;)
     
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  5. nickst2

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    Got to the the dial number and came back here.lol.sorry.
     
  6. nickst2

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    Right so my code is different so an update is available?ill connect kies now
     
  7. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    You might like to have a quick read through this post first... just in case!

    http://androidforums.com/4267212-post116.html
     
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  8. nickst2

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    done. having trouble connecting to kies. been trying everyway possible so doing it through the ABOUT PHONE setting


    UPDATE: downloaded then failed to update.told me to use kies. but i carnt connect to it. i can only connect via MTP?
     
  9. nickst2

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    how can i upgrade without kies?
     
  10. ironass

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  11. nickst2

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    will give it a go. its strange. it used to work fine but now it just connects to MTP mode when i plug the USB in.
     
  12. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    Have you got USB debugging enabled?

    Settings > Applications > Develpoement > USB debugging
     
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  13. nickst2

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    tried it both enabled and unticked with the same result. my downloads the new software via "ABOUT PHONE" option > install > auto reboots > failed to update firmware. try again using PC software
     
  14. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    I know it sounds banal... but have you tried a different USB port?
     
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  15. nickst2

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    dont blame you for asking but tried 3 different ones with no luck. just tried a galaxy 1500 on my laptop and that came up straight away with the copy files. but on my s2 i just get MTP connected. could you link me to the updated kernels ect that i need? i do have a few glitches with my current one. randomly reebooting ect. so i think flashing a new update with odin is my best option.
     
  16. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    If you are trying to get ICS CPW firmware on a rooted phone you will have to flash via Odin anyway... as described under, "My firmware is not eligible for ICS yet but I want it now!", here:-

    http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s2-international/523455-ics-csc-you-eligible-update.html

    If you are running your original, out-of-the-box, CPW firmware with just a rooted CF-Root kernel, you could just flash a stock, unrooted kernel XWKI4 kernel from here:-

    skywanker.net - download

    and then you could try updating via Kies if you can connect.

    Hope this helps! :D
     
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  17. nickst2

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    i believe im fully rooted as i had to use ODIN to root it..i just need the link to the update files i need for ODIN but there are soo many and i get lost in it all. ive already bricked one phone and managed to successfully root this one. i would just like the newer software ice cream sandwich. or whatever i need so i can download through "about phone" again.
     
  18. nickst2

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    so there is defo an upadte for my firmware but im just getting lost in all these numbers and letters and the ones i do try the links are dead. help :-(
     
  19. nickst2

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    been staring at my phone and laptop for 10hrs trying to solve this and im nearly ready to give up. can someone please send me the link i need to upgrade to the latest firmware
     
  20. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    So, your phone is CSC code "CPW". You are running the original CPW firmware that came with the phone. All you have done is to root it, using a CF-Root kernel.

    You now want to get it back to an un-rooted state to enable you to connect to Kies and update to the ICS firmware for CPW.

    Am I correct?
     
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  21. nickst2

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    Correct. But I'm having trouble connecting to kies but can connect with odin. Generated a new fault today also which I cannot get my 3G to work either. Many thanks in advance
     
  22. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    All you need to do is flash the original, unrooted, kernel to your phone, via Odin.

    I gave you that answer and the direct download to the correct kernel, here:-


     
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  23. nickst2

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    I'll try it once I get home. do you think this my sold my rebOoting and 3G problem?
     
  24. ironass

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    If, as you say, you have only rooted your phone with a CF-Root kernel and providing that you used the correct CF-Root kernel that matched your original kernel, I can't see how it would affect your boot problems.

    Whilst you are still rooted, try the following:-

    Boot into Recovery mode > Advanced > Wipe Dalvik cache... and then select Fix Permissions and reboot your phone. On this boot it will take a little while to boot up. See if that fixes your boot problems before flashing a stock kernel.
     
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  25. nickst2

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    Fixing permissions now..
     

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