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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by malibu_rapper, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. malibu_rapper

    malibu_rapper Member
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    I had the hardest time with my phone over the last few weeks and couldn't seem to get it to flash even the stock ROMS until I figured out it was a combination of the USB cable and the computer. Serendipity ended up being too unstable and I had that mysterious battery drain issue from time to time.

    Well, last night it was a good night being able to flash to Slim ICS 3.2. It's been so wonderful and fast, I never knew my 2 year old phone could be so great. Everything works amazing so far, it's fast and stable. I've been dying for the S3 to come out but I could honestly live without it for now. My old Captivate runs awesome!

    Don't hesitate with ICS, especially Slim ICS...

    [ROM][4.0.4][6-Apr]Slim ICS[3.2] - 70MB Clean, Simple and Fast - The Google Way - xda-developers
     



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  2. geeve420

    geeve420 Well-Known Member

    Great ROM! been on it since 2.8.

    Geeve
     
  3. iffrett

    iffrett Well-Known Member

    can someone give me a set by step procedure on how to install this? the instructions on the website are too ambiguous. i haven't flashed anything in about a year now and so i've been out of the loop as to what programs people have been using.
     
  4. malibu_rapper

    malibu_rapper Member
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  5. iffrett

    iffrett Well-Known Member

    how do i know if I have cwm? i can get into download and recovery mod with the rom manager in the background. is that cwm?

     
  6. malibu_rapper

    malibu_rapper Member
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    CWM you can see when you reboot into recovery mode. It will say CWM or clockwork recovery in recovery mode. It has a lot of options and doesn't look basic like this:

    http://www.youwantthat.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/wpid-IMG_20100826_112159.jpg

    Depending on which version you have it will look something like this:

    http://www.jayceooi.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/SGS2-ClockworkMod-Recovery-Mode.jpg

    But don't worry if you don't have it, you can install it from that link I've provided via a one click installer that will flash GB. I tried to install CWM on a flaky phone and trust me it's much easier to flash the whole ROM.

    Slim ICS is still running like a champ. Just discovered the built in bandwidth management tool and wifi hotspot. So sweet...
     
  7. El Niche

    El Niche Member

    Running ICS SLim for 2 weeks and it has been perfect. I would def recommend. I would def recommend it too. It has been more stable than GB for me.
    iffrett, with the phone turned off, hold vol up and vol down and power on, when you see att screen, let go of the power button, it should take you to CWM if you have it. The easiest way for me was to odin one-click a GB rom with CWM, flash Teamhacksung's latest build, then ICS base + essentials.
     
  8. iffrett

    iffrett Well-Known Member

    ok so i do have cwm. do I need to follow your exact steps as you posted in "I think I'm gonna take the plunge"? the instructions on the slim ics website looks less complicated
     
  9. El Niche

    El Niche Member

    This is what I did to get to slim 3.1, it should be the same for whatever version is out now . ( I am assuming you are on GB)

    -Backup your stuff
    -Download the latest teamhacksung and latest slim, place on SD Card
    -remove sim/external card
    -reboot in CWM, clear data/cache
    -install zip from team hacksung, let it reboot.
    -Reboot in CWM, clear data/cache
    -install Slim essentials + base.
    -reboot.

    If you get a boot loop dont panic, just go into CWM and reflash what you had just flash.
    Let me know if this works out. Havent looked back after I went to ICS
     
  10. iffrett

    iffrett Well-Known Member

    thanks i'll give it a try once I charge my battery enough. Does it matter which version of cwm i use?
     
  11. El Niche

    El Niche Member

    About the CWM version I am not sure. When was the last time you flashed? I think if you flashed something with GB the CWM should be ok. I've never seen anyuthing that says you have to be on a specific CWM to flash. But this I am not 100% sure
    What rom are you on?
     
  12. iffrett

    iffrett Well-Known Member

    im on serendipity7, which is a GB rom
     
  13. El Niche

    El Niche Member

    you should be good to go
     
  14. iffrett

    iffrett Well-Known Member

    alirhgt i flashed slim but im having troubles with superuser. it keeps crashing, as if i dont have my phone rooted. I looked at the FAQ on the slim website and it said to download busybox installer but i need superuser permissions to use it....
     
  15. El Niche

    El Niche Member

    mmm this didn't happen to me and I didnt have any problem w super user. Try going into CWM and wiping data / cache. (if you still havent installed anything, Id try reflashing just in case) .
    If that doesnt help, try reaching to the dev in xda, they are helpful.
     
  16. malibu_rapper

    malibu_rapper Member
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    You did flash CM9 right? I would try flashing everything all over again, use the links I provided to be on the CWM GB ROM. Then flash Slim 3.4. I think some users had problem with Busybox before that.
     
  17. iffrett

    iffrett Well-Known Member

    ok yea everything seems to be working now. however i think i might switch back to GB. the battery life isn't as good so far and i feel like there's still a ton of features that are missing with slim. i would love to have a dark themed stock calendar, speed dialling, and a more organized way of sorting contacts. i can't seem input any contact info besides their phone numbers, even the most primitive versions of froyo allowed users to put email addresses, notes, and other info for the contact.
     
  18. El Niche

    El Niche Member

    I agree I missed the speed dialing (I think the only way around this is to download another dialer, such as GO dialer). However, I am able to put email addresses and other info when I go to add a contact. I dont know why you can't.
    As for battery life , I get the same I was getting GB which was pretty good. It can hold me for the day. If you can, give it a few charging cycles.
     
  19. iffrett

    iffrett Well-Known Member

    i can only see the contact card with extended info (like email) and stuff if i add a new contact. how do i view the contact cards for existing contacts? i cant seem to find a way of accessing them. also is there some way i can have BLN?
     
  20. El Niche

    El Niche Member

    I'm not running the latest build, but i believe it is done from the ASS menu in the options. I think someone asked this before so if its not there, just do a quick search in the thread in xda.

    About the contacts, Im not sure what you mean. if I click on a contact, all of their info shows up, if I try to edit them I can add new fields.
     
  21. uberdwang

    uberdwang Lurker

    do you have any ideas how to change the ringtone/alarm? the slim ics rom seems to only allow me to choose from a set list (and they all suck lol)?

    edit: nevermind, i didn't see the ringtone/alarm folders. my bad! :D
     

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