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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by a.norton, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. a.norton

    a.norton Newbie
    Thread Starter

    an update for serendipity is out: ROM Table - CapFAQ

    not sure how to get the update though? i tried downloading it renaming it as a zip and putting it on the root of my sd card. then went into recovery mode and tried to install it but its not working. Any ideas!?


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  2. ~Reaper~

    ~Reaper~ Well-Known Member

    why would you rename it

    just throw it on the root and hold the power button then pick recovery and flash it to the phone
  3. redvettez06

    redvettez06 Member

    Did you download the 5.10 to 5.11 file? You may have downloaded the plain 5.11 file and that could be your problem. You shouldn't have to rename it and I would just leave it in the main folder and delete it afterward. That way you don't have to look for it in that menu.
  4. sethjamto

    sethjamto Well-Known Member

    Exactly! Keep it named 5.10-5.11 or whatever it is and flash it that way through recovery! It WILL work perfectly if done this way. I have been running their updates from 5.5 through current 5.11 with no problems at all!

    Good luck, and let us know if you have any other problems!
  5. a.norton

    a.norton Newbie
    Thread Starter

    ok thanks ill try that. one more question though, when i download the 5.10-5.11 file it doesnt download as a zip.. it just is a folder, is that going to be a problem?
  6. sethjamto

    sethjamto Well-Known Member

    it should be a zip....
  7. ~Reaper~

    ~Reaper~ Well-Known Member

    yeah it should be a zip file

    i have since moved on to cognition 4.1 it is so nice to have everything working like it should thank god the froyo update came out solved alot of minor issues for me
  8. gunderbum

    gunderbum Lurker

    Serendipity 5.12 smooth as silk... cant find any problems yet,great battery, voodoo sound and gps even works. I loaded onto root and flashed right over cog 3.04 no problem. Quadrant was a little better than cog 3.04 but i'm going by the experience and its quick and the sound is incredible you cant get voodoo control with the kernel that comes with cognition i know i can swap kernels but why bother ...maybe i will give cognition 5.0 a shot.
  9. ~Reaper~

    ~Reaper~ Well-Known Member

    this is true i am hoping they get access to the kernal source so we can get voodoo sound on cognition cause man i love my phone actually looking like a captivate not another phone. one thing i will tell you when i was running serendipity my google voice would not stay connected and when i would give the radio in my car access to my phone book the the phone would keep disconnecting from the radio via bluetooth and i would have to re pair both those issues have been solved i can now voice dial in my car over bluetooth and google voice is working perfectly
  10. phantomatech

    phantomatech Newbie

    oohhh cool.

    i have cognition 4.1, but my battery drains sooo fast. i like the ROM, but i might switch to serendipity. i keep hearing good things about it.
  11. mttfrog13

    mttfrog13 Android Enthusiast

    Have you guys been updating your kernel? It's slightly simpler than updating the rom. I'm not sure, but is it even really that necessary? I just updated my speedmod kernel to k13c.
  12. reinbeau

    reinbeau Klaatu barada nikto

    Keep an eye on your battery and let us know if it starts to drain quickly. I've moved to the Paragon kernel because of the many battery drain issues I've experienced and seen reported.
  13. bword

    bword Android Enthusiast

    can I upgrade from serendepity from 5.2 to 5.10 or 5.11 without doing a master re flash with odin??
  14. Timberline

    Timberline Member

    Since converting to Serendipity a couple weeks ago, I've updated my SpeedMod kernel a couple times to 13b and now 13c. I haven't taken the time to measure it, but it seems that battery life is marginally shorter with 13c but it's not a dramatic difference. I also enabled all the "recommended" tweaks in the kernel.
  15. Timberline

    Timberline Member

    Yes, but you'll have to update them sequentially since each update is not cumulative.
  16. bword

    bword Android Enthusiast

    ahh okay well in that case it will be faster to odin it up. Rather than work my way back up from 5.2. Thanks doing it now.
  17. Timberline

    Timberline Member

    Just to be clear: You know that if you're going to do a wipe and install that you'll pull from the Download section of the Serendipity site rather than the Update section.

    Probably know that already, but just in case.....
  18. Jack45

    Jack45 Android Expert

    Not sure that a full flash will be faster than going through the incrementals (although a boot is required after the application of each incremental). Takes me about 2 hours to do everything from cleaning up the phone to prepare it for the flash all the way to restoring apps and prefs and widgets and customizing everything else. Either I'm slow or everyone else is fast.

    Anyway, make sure you remove your SIM card and external microSD card before the flash process if you choose to do a full ROM flash.
  19. Timberline

    Timberline Member

    I would tend to agree, but he's going from 5.2 to 5.12 so that's ten updates. Still, even if it's a wash on time I'd do it that way rather than a full flash, but ODIN makes me nervous ... probably just me.
  20. Jack45

    Jack45 Android Expert

    I've done about 3 full flashes and, at least for my pea-sized brain, it's a PITA. ODIN's flakiness doesn't help. That's the beauty of Serendipity's incrementals. Even at 5 minutes an incremental...well, you do the math! "More better," for sure.
  21. Timberline

    Timberline Member

    Agree - the one and only time I used ODIN to flash between Cognition and Serendipity I ended up soft-bricking the phone. Even though it turned out to be an easy fix it scared the crap out of me.
  22. bword

    bword Android Enthusiast

    I almost used the update file lol...am runnig 5.12 right now just booted up actually. Looks nice hopefully I wont run into the Gmail not wanting to update issue again like on 5.2
  23. Timberline

    Timberline Member

    I haven't had any Gmail (or any other for that matter) problems with Serendipity since I first started with 5.8

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