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[Noob Thread]Q&A regarding flashing,rooting,custom roms..etc.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by roofrider, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. roofrider

    roofrider Member
    Thread Starter

    Created this thread for all queries regarding flashing..rooting and wat not.
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    So, i request every new member not to create any new threads to clear ur doubts,just post them here.
    And also request all the experienced users to guide and help them. I may not always be here :)

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  2. Netas3k

    Netas3k Well-Known Member

    Well this thread is at least needed... Good work roofrider :)
  3. these are the steps i am going to follow before flashing cm7...please let me know if i am right or not..?

    1.flash to gb(which already i have)..
    2.install cwm..
    3.download the zip file of cm7 to sd..
    4.go to recovery mode firstly wipe the data and then choose install from zip and install it.. :)..

    some doubts i have..
    1.should i be rooted before installing cwm or cm7..?any specific version of gb should i be on..right now i am on kpi..
    2.should the "data wipe" be done before installing from zip or after..and there are many options right like wipe data,wipe cache,etc..so please be specific..
    3.after flashing to cm7 is the procedure same to fash back to froyo or gb..i.e,using odin...?
    4.what are the steps to be taken to overclock after installing cm7...?
    5.how to make partitions to use a2sd gui..and how to use a2sd gui..i use a 2gig card is it enough..?
    6.are the steps same to flash to rom by parasmi..are themes and oc available in parasmi's final version rom...

    please provide the link for latest patched version of cm7 for mini and also for the rom by prasmi....

    sorry for asking so many questions. i want to be clear before flashing so that i dont brick my phone..
  4. yagya

    yagya Android Enthusiast

    First of all all the best for upgrading!!!
    Yes you are right. (but be careful in recovery go to install zip from sdcard>choose zip from sdcard option and don't select apply update.zip option)
    No you don't need to be rooted to flash cwm or cm7. cm7 comes pre rooted.
    Wipe data and wipe cache partition both before and after flashing cm7 for better performance and to flash without errors...
    Yes the steps are same to flash to froyo and gb. Just get a gb or froyo rom and flash in odin ( this will remove custom recovery also)
    Though steps might be same the oc and other patches might be different..
    For partitioning your sdcard, go to CWM recovery>advance options>Partition your sdcard . THe size depends of how much apps will you install but at any cost 500 mb should be enough unless you want your large games to be installed on sd-ext.

    The link given at the 1st post of this thread http://androidforums.com/samsung-ga...-7-1-0-samsung-galaxy-pop-mini-gts5570-2.html is the latest cm7!

    If you have any questions go through the links in the first post of the above thread... It has got everything in details!!!

    For more questions you can visit this http://androidforums.com/galaxy-min...rom-galaxy-mini-questions-tutorials-here.html

    Don't worry everything will go right just do it.:)...
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  5. yaga thanks on that..i am thinking of flashing rom by parasmi as i require "fm"...please provide the link for that..are themes and oc available on the parasmi's rom...and what is the difference b/w ext partition 1,partion2 and partition3...? which one should i do to use a2sdgui...?
  6. yagya

    yagya Android Enthusiast

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  7. Ok..is the mthd same to make ext4
    ie, using cwm..in advanced option?
  8. roofrider

    roofrider Member
    Thread Starter

    dont worry cwm doesnt ask for ext3/4 options. yes partition is done in advanced option.
    by default it creates ext3 i believe and ext3 is good enough for everything.
    but u can later convert ext3 to ext 4 if u need.
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  9. Netas3k

    Netas3k Well-Known Member

    Nope.... It creates ext4 partition. Well it created ext4 partition for me....
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  10. Great..last question..any specific version of gb should I be running before flashing to parasmi's or cm7...? For cm it's kpi and for parasmi it's kpk right..?
  11. yagya

    yagya Android Enthusiast

    I don't think its needed to flash on a specific gb.. I flashed cm7 on kpk and its working fine.
    So, basically you can flash on any gingerbread ...
  12. please provide the link for the latest cm7 2.3.7...it has no mic or other bugs right...? heard its blazing fast....!would flash it now for surely as its more stable than earlier...does it require new version of cwm or can flash it with older version..and is radio working,,?please reply asap..
  13. yagya

    yagya Android Enthusiast

    Here you go!!! download.andro-id.net/index.php?dir=GT-S5570/Cyanogenmod/&file=update-cm-7.1.0-GalaxyMini-KANG-signed-01102011.zip

    Its super fast and speedy. no need to flash any patchs, just copy two modules cifs.ko and tun.ko to /system/lib/modules:)
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  14. Please provide me the link for the swype which works well on cm..
  15. yagya

    yagya Android Enthusiast

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  16. Just now finished downloading
    Cwm, rom,gapps and dt a2sd...is dt a2sd working on 2.3.7..and are their any major problems..? Will wait for the fix if any...just wanted to be clear before flashing..sorry for asking such silly questions..i am a bit afraid that I would brick my phone..in case if I am stuck or anything goes wrong while flashing..how do I flash back to gb...?
  17. yagya

    yagya Android Enthusiast

    Yes, CM7 is completely working is probably free of most bugs found in previous versions. You can falsh it without fear. dta2sd works very well eith cm7. Just flash it the right way. Need help on installing dta2sd read this

    ALso, to go back to gb, flash gb rom from samfirmware. Its the same procedure you followed while upgrading to gingerbread... (Wipe data and cache before flashing gb)
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  18. falshed sucessfully....no probs...but how does this "dt a2sd" work..?
    once i install it(a2sd) does all the apps in phone memory directly go to sd partition..i really am not able to work with it...please be specific on how to use it....

    my current state..
    flashed to latest version of cm7 by tj..
    installed the gapps...

    Not able to copy modules .....?it says can't paste here as the "file system is read only "

    how to use dt a2sd...
    should the sd card be formatted before partitioning it...
    i just have a 2gig card and will set the partition size to 650mb..is it enough..?
    now only 100mb of phone memory is free...

    thanks yaga and others for helping me to flash to cm7 sucessfully...

    please anyone one reply soon....
  19. and also provide the link for themes..and please specify how to install them...
  20. yagya

    yagya Android Enthusiast

    Use root explorer and click the button R/W at the top to change to read write mode...

    Dt a2sd works automatically once you install it... (make sure your phone reboots again after you reboot your phone from recovery while flashing a2sd, its not abnormal.)

    It won't be necessaey if you aren't a huge gamer. About 500mb is enough for normal users.

    Read this for more detail if you haven't already.... Handy Informations: How to Partition an SD Card and Install Darktremor Apps2SD on Android Smart Phone? :)
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  21. followed the steps stated in your blog...
    got the following error when installing from zip..
    "it was necessary to remove it when upgrading to cwm 3.0 gb based recovery,please switch to edify scripting (updater-script and update binary) to create working update zip package.
    Installation aborted"

    what do i do now...?
  22. hey yaga the dt a2sd link mentioned in your blog didnt work for me...installed it from other...i was able to flash sucessfully in cwm..then i rebooted my phone.but again it didnt restart....now i dont know its working or not..take a look at the screenshots in zip file and tell me what has happened... :(..i think its not workin..:thinking:

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    • scr.zip
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  23. yagya

    yagya Android Enthusiast

    Your sd-ext seems mounted at boot .... So, can't figure whats going wrong.

    Download this latest A2SD script and flash it: http://www.darktremor.info/files/a2sd/a2sd-2.7beta5-signed.zip

    Backup your current rom and apps
    Format sd-ext
    mount it at boot and flash the script in CWM recovery
    [It might take some time for your phone to restart once you reboot from recovery.. ] :)

    Try again as above... It should work...
    To check if apps are linked to /sd-ext go to /sd-ext/app and see if your app are there or not also at /data/app check the size at the top of RE to match the size of /sd-ext/app folder...

    You can also type a2sd check at terminal and see for APPS - LInked to SDcard OR install A2SDGUI and see check to see APPS ARE ON SDCARD on A2SD settings....:)

    Good Luck!!!... You are going to need one:D :)
  24. take a look at the scr shots in zip...i am really confused now....:thinking:
    so what next...?

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