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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Logan47, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Logan47

    Logan47 Android Enthusiast
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  2. Sydney99

    Sydney99 Android Expert

    Good to go!
     
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  3. Logan47

    Logan47 Android Enthusiast
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    Before I start just wanted to check something I'd seen mentioned; do I need to have USB debugging mode enabled before I start?
    thanks.
     
  4. fonegyro

    fonegyro Well-Known Member

    Yes, USB debugging needs to be enabled in order for Odin to detect your phone in download mode.
     
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  5. Logan47

    Logan47 Android Enthusiast
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    Thank you. Out if interest how would you get your phone out of download mode if odin did not detect it? Can you cancel or battery remove perhaps?
     
  6. rodofgod

    rodofgod Member

    I just remove the battery
     
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  7. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    Hold the power button until your phone switches off. Then just reboot as normal
     
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  8. zms123

    zms123 Member

    You take the long way out lol. Just hold power button.
     
  9. Logan47

    Logan47 Android Enthusiast
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    Ok, root went quick and easy, but a few questions if you please. If I connect to Kies at a later date and it offers me a nice Ice Cream Sandwich will I be able to update in the rooted state and if so, will this reset the phone back to its default state or remain rooted?
    I notice the exclamation triangle on the boot screen as I have a insecure kernel, what is the best or easiest way to remove this....USB jig?
    Thanks again. :)
     
  10. Sydney99

    Sydney99 Android Expert

    No, you will no longer be able to get updates via kies. You'll almost certainly get ics from elsewhere way before kies offers it anyway.

    Yellow triangle, get a jig, or just leave it on
     
  11. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    Personally I wear the triangal with pride. I get what you mean but seriously don't worry. Xda/odin upgrades you quicker than anything else
     
  12. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    Spot on Sidney. I You made that sound easier
     
  13. Logan47

    Logan47 Android Enthusiast
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    Thank you guys. Think I'll keep the triangle. Any recommendations for must-have rooted apps or roms I should look at?
     
  14. fonegyro

    fonegyro Well-Known Member

    CheckROM Revolution and Siyah kernel.

    First 3 root apps I went for:

    Titanium Backup Pro Root
    Root Explorer
    Set CPU
     
  15. Sydney99

    Sydney99 Android Expert

    As above, and

    Bln
    Better battery stats
    Root explorer
    Cpu spy
    Tasker
     
  16. Logan47

    Logan47 Android Enthusiast
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    I installed CheckROM Revolution and added ICS theme from Kitchen app...very nice utility. How would I add the Siyah kernel, can I simply download it and then install from ClockworkMod without any problems or should it be done in a different order? Are there any options within cwm which I should follow before installing new kernel as I see mentions of clearing certain cache which I am unsure of?
    I take it the new Kernel will add performance functionality above regular one?
    Thanks again.
    :)
     
  17. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    Download the samsung roms kernel cleaning script from here

    Then download the siyah kernel.

    Boot into recovery mode and flash the cleaning script and then the siyah kernel straight after. Reboot your phone and your're good to go
     
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  18. Logan47

    Logan47 Android Enthusiast
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    Thanks for the info, it all went fine.
     

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