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General Unsanctioned "2.1 Leak" Install FAQ

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by erisuser1, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Well-Known Member
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    The Unsanctioned "2.1 Leak Install" FAQ v0.8

    Here's what I've got so far. Feel free to add your own FAQ entries.


    Q1) I don't like to read. Are there any workarounds?

    Happily, yes!. Print these pages to a PDF file using Acrobat Distiller and then do a View... Read Out Loud


    Q2) Will this software work with my Atari II game console?

    Yes! Burn it to a CD-ROM and set it next to the console, and then put your juice box on there. It keeps stains off the coffee table quite nicely.


    Q3) The software asks me, "Do you want to Install?". What do I do?

    I got lost here too, given that there are a total of 5 buttons on the phone, not to mention the 5!/(3!*2!) two-button combinations. Thank goodness I clicked first on the one that worked, instead of the hidden menu items "Burst into Flames", or "Global Thermonuclear War".


    Q4) Are there any video instructions for this?

    No, but you can help out by making one. Get a friend to follow the steps in the answer to Q1; you hold the videocam. This step is critical though: make sure the videocamera is turned on. If you want to use your phone for this you will need at least two mirrors, if not more.


    Q5) I unpacked the zip file using the DOS INFO-ZIP v1.2 program, and renamed all the files to my liking. Install doesn't work for me. Any ideas?

    It will work if you keep repeating the same steps. You just need to convince the phone you are serious. Trust me on this one.


    Q6) I didn't realize my SD card had a "root". If the devs are looking for root, why don't they just use that one?

    Heh. Good find.


    Q7) The screen is cracked on my phone. Will it look better with 2.1?

    Yes, but only in a relative sort of way. Take a screen shot of it and post it up for us so we can see what it looks like.

    $ adb shell /system/bin/fbtool -d /sdcard/crackedscreen.bmp


    Q8) I got it installed on my phone but now my favorite app works differently. What should I do?

    Download the .zip file from the Internet again. Never mind that your phone checked the cryptographic signature. The more often you download and re-install, the better. Practice makes Perfect applies to phones, too.


    Q9) Can anyone assure me that this software won't cause me troubles?

    My cousin knows a guy who's roommate used to work for Verizon. He says you should be "good to go" until 3.0 comes out in July, but all bets are off after that. You can quote me on that.


    Q10) I tried the audio instructions suggested above, but I have profound hearing loss, and the speaker on my phone is crappy. Are their any instructions in braille?

    You need to install the braille font-pack onto your phone. Sorry, but root is required for that.


    Q11) I started reading this FAQ, and my battery was down 18% by the time I finished reading it!

    I Agree. Thanks for sharing! You can overcome this kind of problem by installing the Seido 1750 battery. Either that or reading more quickly.
     

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  2. n1ghtwish

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  3. SirSlayer

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    Very well done!!!!!
     
  4. jreed2560

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  5. JrzDroid

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    good writeup!
    maybe i should give the actualy install instructions

    oh wait, theres a link in my sig that directs right to the How-To I originally posted here
     
  6. kbeep

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  8. korben dallas

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    It's legendary
     
  9. MOS95B

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    I'm sure you missed something, but that seems to just about cover it....
     
  10. :D

    As amusing as the OP is, I'm thinking it would actually be useful if users were to read it prior to attempting an install of the leaked update.
     
  11. Pitamakan

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    Best FAQ ever!

    Thanks for making my morning. :)
     
  12. NKT

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    This OP is full of WIN :)
     
  13. BOMBO

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    Love It!
     
  14. Caddyman

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    very well played erisuser
     
  15. Mays24

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    Awesome.
     
  16. Shnuddy

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    :)

    Now we can put a link for those who ask "how do I do this?" in the last post of the 2.1 thread. :D
     
  17. xx_bishop_xx

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    ...h-e-l-l-o j-o-s-h-u-a...
     
  18. natsu

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    Thanks for this XD i dont know how i would have done it without this faq
     
  19. hookem

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    Too funny.....:D
     
  20. smacky

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    Nice. I hope this actually scares members away from flashing the leak. Or off the boards so they don't keep asking about it.
     
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    I vote for sticky!!!!!
     
  22. thenestor

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  23. JohnnyThumbz

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