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[Q] Best stock GB ROM?

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17th April 2012, 07:16 PM   |  #1  
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Hi,

This might be a stupid question but which is the most stable GB stock ROM available out there as per your opinion? and what is the harm in installing a ROM with different CSC as to yours current?

Does doing a factory reset after installing a ROM, removes all the settings from your old ROM ? as in is it like a format on a PC?

Thanks in advance.
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17th April 2012, 07:23 PM   |  #2  
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Hi,

This might be a stupid question but which is the most stable GB stock ROM available out there as per your opinion?

This is TOTALLY subjective, as you yourself stated with "as per your opinion", and usually starts a bunch of arguments. Which is why these threads tend to get closed. I expect this one to get closed shortly.
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and what is the harm in installing a ROM with different CSC as to yours current?

You probably won't get updates via Kies anymore, if you were ever able to in the first place.
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Does doing a factory reset after installing a ROM, removes every settings from your old ROM ?

A "factory reset" essentially restores the last ROM you flashed to how it was the moment you flashed it.
EDIT to add: to the above factory reset question... it does remove all user installed apps and data too though. So it is KIND OF like a PC format, but not exactly.
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This is TOTALLY subjective, as you yourself stated with "as per your opinion", and usually starts a bunch of arguments. Which is why these threads tend to get closed. I expect this one to get closed shortly.

You probably won't get updates via Kies anymore, if you were ever able to in the first place.

A "factory reset" essentially restores the last ROM you flashed to how it was the moment you flashed it.

Hi thanks for the reply. No i don't want to start a long thread of debates what i meant was, is the latest GB 2.3.6 better and more stable than the 2.3.5? The reason i asked about the CSC was coz 2.3.6 is not available for my region so was wondering if it is more stable than 2.3.5 i would upgrade it!

I updated my system to 2.3.5 via kies and all the software & everything else was how it was before I upgraded to it, does kies reinstall the stuff?
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Hi thanks for the reply. No i don't want to start a long thread of debates what i meant was, is the latest GB 2.3.6 better and more stable than the 2.3.5? The reason i asked about the CSC was coz 2.3.6 is not available for my region so was wondering if it is more stable than 2.3.5 i would upgrade it!

I'm still on XXKI3, which is 2.3.5. It's perfectly stable for me. CSC only matters if you want releases through Kies. If you want to continue to receive Kies updates, then don't change anything. Otherwise, you can flash whatever CSC you want.

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I updated my system to 2.3.5 via kies and all the software & everything else was how it was before I upgraded to it, does kies reinstall the stuff?

No. Kies updates are non-wipe, which means it won't touch the data partition, where your apps live.
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Hi thanks for the reply. No i don't want to start a long thread of debates what i meant was, is the latest GB 2.3.6 better and more stable than the 2.3.5? The reason i asked about the CSC was coz 2.3.6 is not available for my region so was wondering if it is more stable than 2.3.5 i would upgrade it!

I updated my system to 2.3.5 via kies and all the software & everything else was how it was before I upgraded to it, does kies reinstall the stuff?


2.3.6 is better and for me still beats ICS by a narrowing margin .

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I'm still on XXKI3, which is 2.3.5. It's perfectly stable for me. CSC only matters if you want releases through Kies. If you want to continue to receive Kies updates, then don't change anything. Otherwise, you can flash whatever CSC you want.


No. Kies updates are non-wipe, which means it won't touch the data partition, where your apps live.

The reason i was asking this was coz today wen i clicked on dialer and and started dialing it got hung-up on blank black screen for a few minutes then proceeded :/ tht kinda got to me..coz it happened twice!..

If i restore the old CSC will I get the Kies update functionality back?
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2.3.6 is better and for me still beats ICS by a narrowing margin .

jje

Thanks jje...which GB Rom were u using before 2.3.6? what kinda stability did u feel wen u upgraded?
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The reason i was asking this was coz today wen i clicked on dialer and and started dialing it got hung-up blank screen for a few minutes then proceeded :/ tht kinda got to me..coz it happened twice!..

If i restore the old CSC will I get the Kies update functionality back?

Probably.
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Probably.

one last question, when flashing a GB stock ROM which is not available in my country via KIES do i need to put the following in ODIN:

The .tar with modem in the name is the phone/baseband bit of the package
.tar with csc/multi-csc in the name is the csc bit of the package
.tar with code/PDA in the name is the PDA part of the firmware package
for that particular ROM? or is there something i shouldn't mess with?
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one last question, when flashing a GB stock ROM which is not available in my country via KIES do i need to put the following in ODIN:

The .tar with modem in the name is the phone/baseband bit of the package
.tar with csc/multi-csc in the name is the csc bit of the package
.tar with code/PDA in the name is the PDA part of the firmware package
for that particular ROM? or is there something i shouldn't mess with?

no need to worry, any FW package you download should contain these 3 files, to select from respective sections of the ODIN

or all these in a single TAR file to select from PDA.

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