Samsung Galaxy – Flashing and rooting overview


Flashing and rooting overview

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這主要是記錄刷還原副系統的基磋步驟. 文中後部刷的主系統 Android ROM ver 是歐版, 本地人沒有特別需要的話, 就應改用港版或其他更新的 Rom 代替. 執筆時最新的港版 ver 為 I7500ZHII4.


Or, “how I learned to stop worrying and love the root".

 

As discussed elsewhere, I’ve been a Galaxy owner since release day on O2 UK and have been following the forums here for a while. I’ve had all the usual problems (NPS being useless, etc) and found the forum to be invaluable, so thank you.

I wanted to update the firmware, but found there’s almost too much information around. Lots of updated / contradictory information, and some of it requiring convoluted hacking of text files etc. I eventually took the plunge, and made notes as I went. Hopefully, this will be of help for other new users.

After reading, I decided there were two stages to this. First, back up the phone so if it all went west I could roll back. Second, get the firmware on it.

Booting in various modes:

With the phone off:

Fastboot mode – call + power
Recovery mode – vol-down + call + power (hold home + back to exit)
Download mode – vol-down + ok + power

To enable root and back up the phone: (update – this method appears to have been blocked as of firmware rev. II5, should still work for IH8 and earlier)

To enable root and back up the phone:

Get recovery image from http://www.megaupload.com/?d=8SAFKOIN (see http://forum.hdblog.it/showthread.php?t=3995 for details)

Get recovery flasher from Android Rooting in 1-click (limited time only… until it gets patched)

Copy recovery.img and rectools.tar.gz files to /sdcard
(tar.gz must be the root of /sdcard)

copy the recovery flasher .apk to /sdcard and install it

Run recovery flasher
Choose “backup recovery image" just in case

Enter sdcard/recovery.img as the path
Choose “install custom image"

Boot into recovery mode
Run a nandroid backup
Enable root if desired
Reboot

To flash the firmware:

Get Odin + H7 firmware from MEGAUPLOAD – The leading online storage and file delivery service

Get H8 firmware from RapidShare: 1-CLICK Web hosting – Easy Filehosting and unizp it to give you a .tar file. Alternatively, you can use the latest I5 firmware here, there’s links to it elsewhere on the forum – I’m using H8 as an example as this was the latest when I wrote this.

Edit the .tar file with 7-zip to remove cache.img (to remove CSC branding) – 7-zip handles .tar files in a vaguely sensible manner, unlike things like WinRAR. 7-zip can be had from 7-Zip

Boot phone in Download mode
Run Odin
Follow instructions here The Chronicles of Cjeni a.k.a. Dejan Cencelj: Flash ROM Samsung I7500 Galaxy for dummies – essentially you’re adding your freshly modified .tar as a one-file update, along with the orion.ops file supplied with Odin. The web page is nice and clear.

Ooh, new firmware.

Default Flashing and rooting overview

Or, “how I learned to stop worrying and love the root".As discussed elsewhere, I’ve been a Galaxy owner since release day on O2 UK and have been following the forums here for a while. I’ve had all the usual problems (NPS being useless, etc) and found the forum to be invaluable, so thank you.I wanted to update the firmware, but found there’s almost too much information around. Lots of updated / contradictory information, and some of it requiring convoluted hacking of text files etc. I eventually took the plunge, and made notes as I went. Hopefully, this will be of help for other new users.

After reading, I decided there were two stages to this. First, back up the phone so if it all went west I could roll back. Second, get the firmware on it.

Booting in various modes:

With the phone off:

Fastboot mode – call + power
Recovery mode – vol-down + call + power (hold home + back to exit)
Download mode – vol-down + ok + power

To enable root and back up the phone: (update – this method appears to have been blocked as of firmware rev. II5, should still work for IH8 and earlier)

To enable root and back up the phone:

Get recovery image from http://www.megaupload.com/?d=8SAFKOIN (see http://forum.hdblog.it/showthread.php?t=3995 for details)

Get recovery flasher from Android Rooting in 1-click (limited time only… until it gets patched)

Copy recovery.img and rectools.tar.gz files to /sdcard
(tar.gz must be the root of /sdcard)

copy the recovery flasher .apk to /sdcard and install it

Run recovery flasher
Choose “backup recovery image" just in case

Enter sdcard/recovery.img as the path
Choose “install custom image"

Boot into recovery mode
Run a nandroid backup
Enable root if desired
Reboot

To flash the firmware:

Get Odin + H7 firmware from MEGAUPLOAD – The leading online storage and file delivery service

Get H8 firmware from RapidShare: 1-CLICK Web hosting – Easy Filehosting and unizp it to give you a .tar file. Alternatively, you can use the latest I5 firmware here, there’s links to it elsewhere on the forum – I’m using H8 as an example as this was the latest when I wrote this.

Edit the .tar file with 7-zip to remove cache.img (to remove CSC branding) – 7-zip handles .tar files in a vaguely sensible manner, unlike things like WinRAR. 7-zip can be had from 7-Zip

Boot phone in Download mode
Run Odin
Follow instructions here The Chronicles of Cjeni a.k.a. Dejan Cencelj: Flash ROM Samsung I7500 Galaxy for dummies – essentially you’re adding your freshly modified .tar as a one-file update, along with the orion.ops file supplied with Odin. The web page is nice and clear.

Ooh, new firmware.


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Last edited by Cougar; 09-25-2009 at 02:23 PM.

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