5,596,568 Members 40,965 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[Q&A][SGS2][Newbies][Experienced Users][RCs] New members friendly Q&A thread

Tip us?
 
It_ler
Old
(Last edited by It_ler; 3rd April 2014 at 03:10 PM.)
#1  
It_ler's Avatar
Recognized Contributor - OP
Thanks Meter 13520
Posts: 7,134
Join Date: Aug 2011
Default [Q&A][SGS2][Newbies][Experienced Users][RCs] New members friendly Q&A thread

Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100 and variants) Help Thread
Welcome all XDA members to the New Members Friendly Q&A Thread!


Please read the FAQ found here (Thanks to @KidCarter93), before asking any questions.
It is quite possible your question may have already been answered.

Welcome to the Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100 and variants) help thread! You can ask all questions here without the need of background knowledge. This thread is dedicated to solve users problems, so if you don't want to start a new thread for your question, ask it here. Members ready to help will be monitoring this thread and provide answers as soon as possible.
The intention of this thread is to offer an area where new XDA members and old members alike, can ask their questions without fear of ridicule or abuse.
There is no such thing as a "stupid" question here... all questions are valid.

To see a list of supporters, see here
Quote:
List of current supporters
  • ApriliaM3
  • avirk
  • electricsheepdreamer
  • engloa
  • Hopper8
  • It_ler
  • Many40
  • marjune23
  • Vivek_Neel
  • rkoby13
(The Wall-of-Fame can be found in post #2.)


To those seeking help: Please don't bombard the supporters with PMs asking for help. Instead, ask your question here in the thread so others can benefit from the solution to your problem as well. If you want to be sure someone particular gets notified of your question, put his / her username directly after an @. Also, if you have ROM related questions, post in the relevant ROM Q&A thread (if there is one) or directly in the ROM development thread. If you are not eligable of posting there, you may post here. Thank you!

Supporters: If you want to be put on or off the list, just shoot me a PM!
All experienced users are invited to answer questions, give advice and help others in this thread.

ROM developers: Please read this. Consider if you want to have a ROM specific help thread or not, if not, most likely questions about your ROM will be asked here if the users aren't eligable for posting in development section.

To all of you: Remember the Rules and the Forum Etiquette
Additional thread rules can be found in post #2.
Phone: SGS2 (GT-I9100)
ROM: XWMS3 NeatROM v5.8 Aroma (PDA: XWMS3 / PHONE: XXMS4 / CSC: FOPLS6)
Kernel: Apolo v4.14 (Regular)
If you have any question about or any issue with your SGS2, just ask in the New members friendly Q&A thread.
==>> Have a at my latest kernel test results. <<==
The Following 37 Users Say Thank You to It_ler For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
It_ler
Old
(Last edited by It_ler; 3rd April 2014 at 03:41 PM.)
#2  
It_ler's Avatar
Recognized Contributor - OP
Thanks Meter 13520
Posts: 7,134
Join Date: Aug 2011
Welcome all XDA members to the New Members Friendly Q&A Thread!

The Samsung Galaxy SII forum is very popular and we often find threads / posts created with repeated questions that have previously been answered.
That, apart of being against the rules (since the first rule of XDA is search before posting) contribute to flame wars, angry users, etc.
The intention of this thread is to offer an area where new XDA members and old members alike, can ask their questions without fear of ridicule or abuse.
There is no such thing as a "stupid" question here... all questions are valid.

You will also find here, links to some guides dedicated to the new users of XDA or the SGSII phone forums.

If you need more information, there is also a section called "Indexes" where you will find links to detailed lists of ROM's, Kernels and Tutorials for your SGSII.

All experienced users are invited to answer questions, give advice and help others in this thread.

Originally, this thread was created and maintained by some experienced users who were also Recognized Contributors on XDA (RC's).
Now, talking about Recognized Contributors (RC's), what are they? :
See the Announcement of the Recognized Contributor's and their Code of Conduct on the XDA portal.

⊗ Thread Rules ⊗

1.- Please don't ask what is the best ROM, Kernel or Theme, as you can see on the thread DO NOT POST A "What's the best ROM/Kernel/Theme?" THREAD!
.....That's against the rules. Bear in mind that every user is different and everyone uses their phone in a different way so you need to try things for yourself.
2.- No swearing in this thread.
3.- This thread is mainly for new members on XDA and / or on the SGSII forum so, no flaming please - that's also a rule of XDA.
4.- There are no "stupid" questions... all questions are valid.
5.- If you get an answer to a question or were helped in some way, please just hit the thanks button. This helps keep the thread clear of extra posts just to say thanks.
6.- If you get an answer, please edit your original post to notify everyone that your question has been solved.
7.- I will be asking Forum Moderator's to remove some posts from time to time to keep the thread as clean as possible.


⊗ Indexes ⊗

INDEX of ROMs [Android Development Forum]

INDEX of ROMS [Original Android Development Forum]

INDEX of KERNELS [Original Android & Android Development Forums]

[INDEX of GUIDES/TUTORIALS] SGS2 GT-I9100


⊗ Newbies dedicated: Guides / Sticky Threads ⊗

Forum Rules by MikeChannon

Frequently Asked Questions by KidCarter93

[HOW TO]Make The Most Of The XDA App by KidCarter93

[GUIDE] - XDA New User Guide - Getting started on XDA by mf2112

[HOW TO] make a good THREAD, POST, QUESTION and POLL by saywhatt

[Guide/Info] What you need to include to get help by kilometers4

[28 Aug 2012][ICS]Universal Rooting for most ICS phones, Any ROM, now with CWM6 by Phil3759

[Guide]NOOB Guide To Set File Permission's [28-08-2012] by Sun90

[GUIDE] ROOT/UNROOT Stock ICS Firmware without flashing unsecure kernel by Rachmat3

[Guide] Getting a Moderator's Help by TonyStark

[GUIDE] Fix an unflashable or soft bricked GSII (I9100G/M/P/T VERSION INCLUDED) by Phistachio

[GUIDE][NOOB Friendly]How to make a good signature[NOOB Friendly][GUIDE] by dorianborovina

Android Terms,Slang & Definitions UPDATED 07/08/(READ THIS BEFORE POSTING QUESTIONS!) by Diablo67

[REF] CWM - ClockWorkMod menu options & Partitions– GENERAL KNOWLEDGE by ZACQ8

[Bible] Galaxy S II Bible: Complete reference (updated 01/02/12) by sekhargreen

Postcount limit in developmental fora by 12aon

[GUIDE] Recover your IMEI in 9 steps by vaskodogamagmail

New here? READ THIS THREAD FIRST. What Is Recovery & Download Mode? by pulser_g2

Want To Post In Development? by KidCarter93

[GUIDE][Troubleshoot a failed Odin flash] by Hopper8

[GUIDE][ICS/JB] 26/12 - Flash Stock firmware/ROM + Root & SIM Unlock[AIO] by GamingDj

[Guide] How to root and Flash new ROM on SGS2 for newbie. by avirk

[INFO][APP SETUP] Lockscreen Notifications on Android [4.2+] by Hopper8

NOTE: If anyone finds another "newbie dedicated" guide that I don't have listed here, please send me a PM and I will add it.

Thanks in advance.



⊗ Wall of Fame ⊗

The Wall Of Fame is reserved for members who are consistently helping others in this thread.
I will monitor the thread closely and any members who help and contribute substantially to the thread, will have their name applied here.

1.- AvRS
2.- It_ler
3.- ApriliaM3
4.- Krishnadusad
5.- Many40
6.- electricsheepdreamer
7.- Sun90
8.- Hopper8
9.- avirk
10.- Vivek_Neel
11.- engloa


⊗ SGSII Forum Moderators ⊗

This forum has one Senior Moderator and six Forum Specific Moderators (FSM) in charge, they are TheDeadCPU (SM), efrant, Andy, 'cooleagle', graffixnyc, Jonny and The-Captain all the reported posts will be directed to them but also, if you have any questions regarding the forum or even a personal question, send them a PM. Please keep in mind that they have more than one forum to moderate and have personal lives as well, so if you PM them, please be patient and give them time to answer.
The Following 13 Users Say Thank You to It_ler For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
It_ler
Old
(Last edited by It_ler; 28th March 2014 at 01:45 PM.)
#3  
It_ler's Avatar
Recognized Contributor - OP
Thanks Meter 13520
Posts: 7,134
Join Date: Aug 2011
⊗ What are the XDA titles and how do you earn them? ⊗

Quote:
There are Junior Members, Members, Senior Members first. These make up the vast majority of XDAs userbase. These are based on post count and not thanks -
Junior Member 0 - 29
Member 30 - 99
Senior Member 100+

Recognized Contributors are nominated by other users and/or Mods/Developers. They are recognised for their contributions which are not specifically Development, such as detailed guides, one-click utilities and other tools/mods.

Recognized Themers are also nominated by users/Mods/Developers, for their work themeing custom ROMs and providing standalone themes for flashing.

Recognized Developers are nominated and approved by the Developer Committee, for their work in Development whether it be ROMs, Root methods, bootloader unlocks etc.

Elite Recognized Developers are again assessed by the Developer Committee, and are deemed to have gone above-and-beyond in providing knowledge/hacks/tools/apps/ROMs for the XDA community.

Forum Moderators are appointed by the Moderator Committee, after submitting an application, they are the first-line of keeping the forums tidy, friendly and orderly.

Senior Moderators are the next step up the ladder, providing site-wide support for Forum Mods and looking after the nitty-gritty issues, as well as areas of XDA not policed by FSMs, such as the Marketplace.

Administrators are next. There are several Admins - each look after a specific part of XDA such as the Portal, the Members and the User Experience of XDA as a whole.

At the top is Mike Channon, who is overall Forum Administrator.

Other titles you may come across:

Moderator Committee - sits on the Mod Committee
Developer Committee - as above, but for Developer Committee
RC - RT Committee - as above, but for Contributor and Themer Committee
XDA Newswriter - publishes articles for the Portal (front page)
Retired xxxx - have since officially 'left' their XDA position

Contrary to what a lot of people expect, the thanks-meter does not figure at all in determining a users tag.
Thanks to @juzz86 for the information.
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to It_ler For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
It_ler
Old
(Last edited by Judge Joseph Dredd; 23rd May 2013 at 01:33 AM.)
#4  
It_ler's Avatar
Recognized Contributor - OP
Thanks Meter 13520
Posts: 7,134
Join Date: Aug 2011
Reserved
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to It_ler For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
jorricks
Old
#5  
Member
Thanks Meter 12
Posts: 83
Join Date: Mar 2012
Ok my question:
My baseband-version of my ICS-version is i19100BULP6
So my number is LP6
What does this mean?
Since almost all themes don't support LP6.
So my questions:
1. Why don't they support this version?
2. Are they ever going to support it?
3. If I flash a custom ROM will I be able to use the ICS Domination theme then?

Thanks
 
JJEgan
Old
#6  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 4406
Posts: 23,036
Join Date: Oct 2010
[QUOTE=jorricks;25974370]Ok my question:
My baseband-version of my ICS-version is i19100BULP6
So my number is LP6
What does this mean?

It means your modem is LP6


Since almost all themes don't support LP6.

Baseband is NOT the firmware so you are looking at the wrong code for custom roms .


BASICS.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1125282
jje
The Following User Says Thank You to JJEgan For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
n70shan
Old
#7  
n70shan's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 73
Posts: 356
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lahore
Default help.

i m a android fan boy but every time i buy a phone i get dissapointed very soon currently i have galaxy s2 everything is ok except battery life now plz dont tell me how to increase battery life , i am a software developer!! fanboy i m a crazy user of phone kindly suggest me a high end phone and my special requirements are camera and battery life both should b outstanding with a best cpu also. i hve already checked htc one s and one x and sony xperia s but all are not very satisfactory in terms of battry also htc one x has average camera. galaxy s 3 will b available after a month in my country any other suggestion plzz for me??: what should i buy? thanks in advance and dont say me to leave android
 
The-Hulk
Old
#8  
The-Hulk's Avatar
Forum Moderator
Thanks Meter 1617
Posts: 1,259
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: You are looking at it

 
DONATE TO ME
Quote:
Originally Posted by n70shan View Post
i m a android fan boy but every time i buy a phone i get dissapointed very soon currently i have galaxy s2 everything is ok except battery life now plz dont tell me how to increase battery life , i am a software developer!! fanboy i m a crazy user of phone kindly suggest me a high end phone and my special requirements are camera and battery life both should b outstanding with a best cpu also. i hve already checked htc one s and one x and sony xperia s but all are not very satisfactory in terms of battry also htc one x has average camera. galaxy s 3 will b available after a month in my country any other suggestion plzz for me??: what should i buy? thanks in advance and dont say me to leave android
There is no need to get defencive about your question, not everyone on this forum will snap at you for asking a question, if members do just ignore them. I would say that your best bet is wait for the samsung Galaxy s III, also is your phone rooted have you tried diffrent roms and kernels, to improve the battery life of your Galaxy S II and you would be able to tinker with you cpu.
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to The-Hulk For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
eoincruiser
Old
#9  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 11
Join Date: May 2012
Default Help Needed for a complete NOOB

Hi all, new member as i just got a samsung galaxy S2!

Ok, so i have bought a sgs2 of a friend at work. He was messing with it(trying to root it, he thinks) and did something wrong and messed it up, so i bought it of him for very cheap to have a go at fixing it. Things that are wrong with it - when you turn the phone on it just comes up with samsung Galaxy S2 gt-19100 with a yellow triangle under it, it wont go any further. I can get into the download menu, but i cant get into the menu to do a factory reset. Another thing is it will not charge, when i plug it in to the mains or a pc it just comes up with a battery and a little circle inside it, but dosnt move and dosnt charge! O and yet another thing i dont now what firmware was on it before, but i no it was O2 if thats any help. If i have left anything out that you need to no, ill be hear all night trying to get this thing going! Is it even possible for this to be fixed as i had a good look threw this website and the internet and cant find anything about this. I can post pics if needed!

Thanks

Ps. i hope i have put this in the right place, If not please feel free to move or remove.
 
jorricks
Old
#10  
Member
Thanks Meter 12
Posts: 83
Join Date: Mar 2012
[QUOTE=JJEgan;25976465]
Quote:
Originally Posted by jorricks View Post
Ok my question:
My baseband-version of my ICS-version is i19100BULP6
So my number is LP6
What does this mean?

It means your modem is LP6


Since almost all themes don't support LP6.

Baseband is NOT the firmware so you are looking at the wrong code for custom roms .


BASICS.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1125282
jje
So thanks for your help but I'm a noob and where to get my Firmware version :P?
And could you please answer my other question 2
Also I looked at the Basics link you gave but I can't find info about it

Tags
get help, issues, new users, questions and answers, sgs2
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes