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Dear All,

I have the following phone:
Model number: GT-I9100G
Android version: 2.3.5
Baseband version: I9100GZCKI1
Kernel Version: 2.6.35.7 se.infra@SEP-76#2
Build Number: GINGERBREAD-ZCKI1

This phone is original bought in China Mainland, so, no google sync, no market, no Whatsapp... Even no useful GPS...

I was reading lot of posts and I decided to change my firmware into a european one...
I get the open europe version, download Odin, put in debug mode...
SOFT BRICK! (Now I know perfectly the meaning of this).
PANIC MODE ON!
Cold sweat running my back, ashtray full, 2:30 am... Nothing.
Next morning, after a hard night full of nightmares with my phone, I was searching information how to get it back... so I get the official chinese firmware.
Download again, use Odin, Start... NOTHING!
I was searching a JTAG service center in China when OMG, a clever malasian guy said:
"The secret to the sauce: The correct PIT file should have been included, and "re-partition" option is ticked and the correct PIT file for I9100G is as attached."
**I can't post the link**
(PS: THANK YOU VERY VERY VERY MUCH!!!!)

uffff! Saved.

As now I have the key to come back to the original status... Let's try other options...

I tried superoneclick: Blocked on step 7
I tried another post here suggesting use the I9100ZNKG5-ownhere-v1.2.4.Odin:Success, but, can't turn on. Stops at the beggining with our yellow triangle friend...

Oh, I've forget to say that I'm in china, so search and download firmwares is an epic task! hotfile, rapidshare and so on are blocked! At least I have a VPN, but I'm sure that not everyone have...

So now, what can I do? Is there any solution to take the chinese firmware out?
I was wondering maybe the .pit file is the solution to use ZNKG5... but I can't find it anywhere.

I have read another post from a Colombian guy (sorry, I don't have the link) that there is method changing the modem in a clockwork orange... really, too complicated to me.

My intention is keep a post with all the files needed to change the firmware if is possible.
You can put here your links and I will upload the files into chinese web storages, because the problem is from phones bought from China, so I guess people will be living in China...
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I get the open europe version, download Odin, put in debug mode...
SOFT BRICK! (Now I know perfectly the meaning of this).
PANIC MODE ON!


Usual is not flashing G Model firmware but flashing i9100 firmware .


PIT files are dangerous do not use or repartition as that may brick your phone .

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So, can I use any firmware meanwhile is G version?
Maybe I've downloaded the not G one...
Well, try is worthy.
 
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You need to use i9100g firmware, I9100 stuff will not work.

Now to root you can flash this kernel, http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1369977

There is a custom rom for the i9100g, let me just find it and I will come back and link

Edit: rom http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1374135

You can also check http://www.sammobile.com/firmware/ for stock unmodified roms, but make sure you use one for i9100g, that g is important, it's almost a totally different phone than the international version, only the name and screen are the same.

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Veyka, Any Kernel is OK?
I mean, they are:
XXLA1
JPKK1
DZKL3

But my phone is chinese (GZCKI1)
 
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Veyka, Any Kernel is OK?
I mean, they are:
XXLA1
JPKK1
DZKL3

But my phone is chinese (GZCKI1)
To be honest I don't know that much about the i9100g, download your stock firmware, from sammobile or elsewhere, (I tried looking but the results where mostly in Chinese which I don't speak, sorry) so if the version you flash does not work you can jump back

Here is more info; http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/2068824/all

Also Google for checkfus as it should allow you to download the firmwares from Samsung.

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FFS, G model has a different CPU do not use any NONE G firmware.

Chinese model has different signed boots which will reject any firmware which is NOT for the Chinese version.

Double Trouble

Take it back, go to a black market and buy the international version

or just enjoy the phone as it was meant to be.
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But we are speaking about software right?
I mean, must be a way to change the boot right or something right?

And hope I could turn it back, but too late... And I'm sure that more people should be in the same situation.
 
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But we are speaking about software right?
I mean, must be a way to change the boot right or something right?

And hope I could turn it back, but too late... And I'm sure that more people should be in the same situation.
You could use JTAG and change the boots to the normal G version instead of the Chinese G boots.
 
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Hey! I have the market on my phone! and Whatsapp!
As soon as I can link webs I will put all of the information!!!

Yujuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!

It's like have a new phone!

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