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  1. phil823

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    i recently went from Stock 2.2 to Serenity Via the instructions on the Website.

    it loaded ok, but im having 2 issues that i cant seem to figure out

    1. the home button is not working

    2. i have no 3g? i keep getting browser errors and no websites will load!

    im wondering if anyone else has had this issue?

    i used odin3 to flash per the instructions. i think i still need to Root it as S7 doesnt auto do that. and i need to install clockworkmod still.

    would S7's new 2.0 Kernal fix these issues (the package uses 1.1 rework)

    UPDATE: i read that i need to change my modem from the S7 package to something else? and beyond the Websites instructions, i need to run something from my SDcard with rom manager (but i already have 2.3.3)
     

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    another update:

    i do think i did! i followed the websites directions! i just installed Update #2 and #3. i now have a S7 bootscreen. the phone is now rooted also. i have internet now!


    but the home button still doesnt work!

    AARG if i can get the home button working im in the gold!
     
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    What "update #2 and #3" are you talking about? I dont see any updates on the s7 website
     
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    Just put the zip on your phone and use cwm to install zip, then choose zip. I would just go to 3.
     
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    Yes, just go straight to Kernel #3.
     
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    just noticed a problem I keep getting...if a get a notification from liveprofile during a phone call, it automatically ends the call for me. has anybody else had this?
     
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    Hey!

    Quick question (s):

    1. I just flashed S7 and LOVING IT, I want to change modems though. I want KC1, should I use the gingerbread version or the froyo version. I'm asking because i'm on CWM 2.5.X so I don't know which to use... and I can use the I9000 right...?

    2. How do I update the modem from within CWM?

    Thanks again :D
     
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    Use the Gingerbread version for the Captivate.

    Put the modem in the root of your internal sd card. Boot into recovery with the extended power menu, install from zip file, navigate to the file and flash it. Easy peasy!

    You're welcome :)
     
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    When you say "use the gingerbread version for the captivate" what do you mean? I'm planning on getting it from here: [Modems] - (Froyo & Gingerbread) - WCDMA 850 enabled - xda-developers

    But it says it's for the I-9000.

    Thank you!
     
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    Well...just installed S-7 and Kernel 3 and while it's much smoother my cell signal has dropped to zero while sitting at my desk. Same location under 6.4 was usually 3 - 4 bars. Is this common?


    ETA: flashed the JL2 modem for Gingerbread and signal is back to "normal".
     
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    I was running the stock modem that comes with S7 for 2 days (JV6) and actually worked pretty well with me. I decided to flask JL2 however as i've heard great things about it and it's native to Bell Canada (my carrier) so win win.

    Is battery life significantly reduced with certain modems? When I mean significant i'm talking over an hour!

    I'm new to this new community but I'm loving it!
     
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    someone please help, i Flashed Serendipity 7 in captivate(i896) on Stock Rom 2.2 was flashed with odin.my stock rom was not rooted but phone is network unlocked. Phone is dramatically fast for every application (thanks to Dev). RAM was shown 304 mb befor on stock 2.2 and now 329 mb. i just love everything on it. But my problem is HOME Button now, its dead not doing anything.after i download PACKAGE, flashed Serendipity 7 with odin with all the instructions from there web page (Download - Serendipity VII). i took my SIM and SD card out before put it in download mode. but all my applications was still there, nothing was deleted, and my screen is just like old stock 2.2 nothing changed like i see in the Given Pictures. but everything else is working good. please let me know if i need to flash back Stock 2.1 With odin and then i should again Flash SEREDIPITY 7 back on it may fix problem?. in settings its showing 2.3.3 firmware ..
    thanks in advance
     
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    Sounds like you didn't flash the ROM. You have to do two flashes, first the Gingerbread bootloaders, which you seem to have done successfully, then you flash the actual ROM - from the big DOWNLOAD link at the center of the page.
     
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    :thinking:sorry reinbeau, i couldn't figure out how to install "Serendipity_VII_Build_2" from SD card., i placed downloaded file(Serendipity_VII_Build_2.zip / has tree sub-folders in side) from their web page on the root of SD card, then start CWM recovery with pressed down vol. up + power switch, tried to find zip file in clock W recovery, but could not find the file. Do i need to rename this file(Serendipity_VII_Build_2.zip) to UPDATE.zip or what??????? cant understand and cannt take any risk. not so rich so can buy new phone., but hate Samsung Stock 2.2..
    please help..

    how to INSTALL Serendipity_VII_Build_2 from SD card....... in detail

    thanks:thinking:
     
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    the serendipity .zip you downloaded from xda is the .zip you install from cwm. you dont unzip it, leave it as it is. and make sure you are in cwm recovery and not the standard recovery
     
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    sorry bud, cannt find in xda., is it posible to post a link please. i have downloaded already Serendipity_VII_Build_2.zip but not getting update strait from it.
    please help
     
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    Download - Serendipity VII

    he included the steps as well. there is a one click method to get to stock gingerbread but you will need to flash a kernel as well so its probably easier if youve never done it to just follow his instructions
     
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    sorry, i already using 'http://serendipity7.weebly.com/download.html' .but in instructions from 1 to 12 i have done successfully and now from 13 to 16 is not working., but now from their download link i have downloaded a zip file named: Serendipity_VII_Build_2.zip .,placed in the root of SD card but in CMW i cant see this file to execute for installation.
    please help.....
     
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    it should be wherever you placed it, dont put it in any folders or anything, the .zip files usually are at the bottom of the list once you select "apply .zip from sd card" or whatever it says
     
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    when can we expect the add-ons? im missing the battery mods we had from version 6
     

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