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  1. tisti

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    The library was on the phone. It was however 40% smaller then the G1 library.

    Could it be, that Samsung left the software-accelerated library on the phone instead of the hardware one? ;-;
     

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    Works great :) thanks, i thought it was a hardware issue :)

    were you able to install the Market on the emulator? Can you please give me some more details on this?
     
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    Im pretty delighted about this. Quick question though, is it only ii5 that this fix works with, or for instance could i root my h8 galaxy and just throw the file across?

    I just still havent upgraded to ii5 more due to the hassle of backing up all my apps etc and then re-installing everything! Oh eh, on that, just rooting my galaxy and not loading new firmware wouldnt wipe everything would it??

    edit: actually after just watching a video of galaxhero im going to have to get it! Do i need to flash to ii5 first to put it on?
     
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    you do need to flash ii5 first

    that graphics fix should would with any firmware version
     
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    What happens when android 2.0 comes out if ur on galaxhero - will the guy need to rebuild, or can it just go in "underneath" it??
     
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    you have to manually update this device anyway so when 2.0 comes out it will arive via nps probably. there for you can use odin or what ever tool is out by that point to load 2.0 firmware on
    this is a long way away though

    worst case scenario is you flash it to an official samsung rom via odin with csc and use nps to update to the 2.0 firmware
     
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    thanks a lot, it worked :)

    I'm on H8 and this fix worked for me.
     
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    Samsung have fired their developer department because the 'droid community fixes their stuff quicker.

    Nice one folks!
     
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    I was joking Rastaman :)
     
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    i realised instantly and called myself a **** and deleted my post lol
     
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    I thought so. I got the email notification, posted and then your post vanished.
    Watch out for those notification emails :)
     
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    hehe i turned off subscriptions as im a mega poster so i just get spammed
     
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    where do you get libhgl.so file?
    i havent rooted my phone yet, but will try to do it tomorrow and then most probably will try do something with it :)
    should i go for any custom built rooms (galaxHero or sthn like that) and which one would be best? or should i just update it to II5 firmware as im currently on H8. i just want to get the most of my phone (speed, battery)
    any advice?
    will just have to find out how to root it first :) hehe
    by the way will rooting wipe all my data on phone or just allow root permission?
    thanx
     
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    That's hilarious. You are literally in the exact same position as me yesterday, asking the exact same questions!

    You'll have to upgrade the firmware to ii5 from h8 (i was on h8 too), then i'd recommend galaxhero. I finally got it on my phone at 12pm last night so havent had much chance to play with it, but speed is noticeably different in places, particularly in the keyboard typing.
    With regards to the whole process, i'd have a good read through the "How to Odin and Galaxo rom" thread in this forum. The initial instructions are on the first post, and then every possible problem is encountered and listed by me and troubleshooted by devan and rastaman, so there's a comprehensive guide there. Though with any luck you won't experience the driver issues i had which will make things WAY easier.

    Oh and yes, it will wipe everything. What i did was download astro file manager, do a backup, mount the phone on the computer, copy/paste the backup folder onto my desktop, and do the same with my photos. (Havent loaded back on yet). Also, just ensure your contacts are synched with gmail so you can pull them down again after.
     
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    Not working on H5.
    I didn't use adb because my Windows 7 x64 doesn't recognize my galaxy.
    So I used a different method.
    Steps I did:

    1. downloaded the libhgl.so to my galaxy using the android browser.
    2. used root explorer to mount the system/lib to r/w.
    3. Changed the system/lib permissions to 777
    4. renamed the original libhgl.so to libhgl.so.bak
    5. using astro I copied the new libhgl.so to system/lib
    6. reversed all permissions and mountings
    7. rebooted
    8. tried armadillo roll and speed forge 3d, the textures are still broken and it's slow.

    I don't understand why doesn't it work, the 3d acceleration is handled by linux no? maybe there's another lib file to change in order to make it work with the H5 firmware?
     
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    it should work, i wouldnt ever do it on the phone :(
    ADB does work on windows 7 x64, ive done it and explained it many times
    when debugging is enabled connect the device and open device manager on windows 7. manually update device driver and select from list, select have disk, select location of x64 driver in the android 1.5 r3 sdk, select ADB testing interface.

    adb then works

    you will have to do it in recovery unless you have a proper rooted kernal like galaxo.
     
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    What did you use to extract the libhgl.so file from the system.img?

    I downloaded signed-google_ion-ota-14721.zip, but winrar doesnt seem to be able to prise open the img file!
     
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    I don't see a problem with changing system files directly on the phone, linux is linux.
    I know that ADB works on 7 x64, I just can't seem to make it work.

    What will I have to do in recovery mode? I have rooted my phone with the recovery image, I've just never updated my firmware to anything higher because then I'll loose the RTL support my cellular provider has developed for my phone.

    there should be a system directory in the zip, so you don't need to extract the system.img, just copy/paste from the zip files.

    Anyone with H5 got it to work?
     
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    Nope, there's only 5 things in that zip i downloaded:
    - android-info.txt
    - boot.img
    - recovery.img
    - system.img
    - userdata.img

    Perhaps i downloaded the wrong zip.

    PS, sorry i cant help you with your problem - im not that good yet!

    Edit: Found it! The zip you need to download is actually the recovery image signed-google_ion-ota-14721.zip

    The file was in there - it's about 521kb in size, is that correct??
     
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    right, SU doesnt mean you have a adb root there for the remount command will not work
    you can only use adb remount if you are in recovery or have a rooted kernal

    SU is not a rooted kernal its logged in as super user but its still restictive as if you use ADB when device is booted in normal and you type adb remount it will tell you you cannot do it on live operation

    what you are doing using a file browser will not work regardless of what permissions you are setting

    fix your driver problem, boot into the modified recovery and run the commands correctly

    it shouldnt matter what firmware you are on as the file is not even from our device however it uses the same hardware acceleration and chipset as the dream and thats why it works.
    the previous file was incomplete and didnt work and so graphics were being software driven rather than hardware driven due to them messing up the file
     
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    I'm sorry, I don't understand your explanation.
    I successfully override the original libhgl.so file with the fix file and after that I reboot my phone. where does the old version loads from?

    Isn't the adb mounting is only for allowing r/w access? In an app called "Root Explorer" there's an option to mount a directory from r/o to r/w and backwards.

    Thanks for the explanation.
     

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