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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MYGuy, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. MYGuy

    MYGuy Lurker
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    So despite only reading up on rooting for about 2 days, I decided to take the plunge and root my phone. Now I don't even know what firmware I have, ICS or GB. :thinking:

    For the sake of simplicity here's a summary:

    1. Followed Scotty's guide (Worked great!)
    2. Installed CleanROM 4.3, had bootloop issues with gmail account.
    3. Tried to install leaked ICS ruu to fix issue (instead of GB patch, my mistake)
    4. Still had bootloop issues, so installed CleanRom for GB
    5. SD card wasn't being recognized, so used GB_SD_card_fix and now it works.

    My firmware is probably ICS, but then I don't know why the bootloop issues continued. Then again, if I'm on GB firmware I shouldn't have needed the GB_SD_card_fix, right? Is there an easy way to check what I have?
     



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  2. thornev

    thornev Android Enthusiast

    Settings > About phone > Software information > Software number. Given your explanation, should say "CleanROM <something>". CleanROM 1.x is Gingerbread; CleanROM 4.x is ICS. As far as firmware goes (CleanROM is a ROM, a system alteration, not firmware), on the same page, select "More", and it will list your Baseband version which is your radio, and Build number which is the Andriod OS version.
     
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  3. MYGuy

    MYGuy Lurker
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    Thanks for the reply. My software number is CleanROM GBE 1.7.5. Does that mean my firmware is GB as well, not the leaked ICS?
     
  4. trophynuts

    trophynuts Extreme Android User

    well i assume that when you rooted you made a nandroid backup correct? If you did you could restore that and start over.
     
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  5. MYGuy

    MYGuy Lurker
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    Indeed I did. I guess I was simply under the assumption that even with a backup it wouldn't be possible to revert back. Unless I'm misunderstanding something, of course (which wouldn't surprise me).

    I was a bit too hasty and replied before you had a chance to edit. Thanks for this. The build number is 2.01.605.11, which appears to be stock. I compared my phone to my friend's (which hasn't been tampered with at all), and everything is identical except CleanRom. Seems like I failed installing the leaked ruu somehow, much to my relief! :eek:
     
  6. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    nandroids are software,radio and hboot are firmware. 2.01.605.11 is a software build number,and is the current GB build.

    check your hboot version,and/or baseband. if you are on hboot 2.21.0000 or baseband 1.22.10.0310r,1.22.10.0308r then you ARE on the leak firmware. you can run gingerbread software with this formware,as has been said,by flashing a special patch. GB software and ICS firmware(and vice versa :eek:) are not naturally compatible.

    if you do find yourself to be on ICS firmware,you ARE stuck with it,until the s-off tool is released,or until newer leaks surface.

    while you can patch and run older software,you cannot downgrade firmware with s-on.

    hope that made sense ;)
     
  7. MYGuy

    MYGuy Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Fantastic post. I'm stunned by how much support this forum is willing to give to a newbie such as myself. Thank you. :eek:

    My baseband is fine, but my hboot is unfortunately 2.21.0000. If only I read Scotty's posts about this sooner. Oh well, at least I have a definitive answer.

    Thanks again.
     

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