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[GUIDE] How to Flash Custom Binaries Without Ever Incrementing the Flash Counter!!

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By creepyncrawly, Recognized Contributor on 20th October 2011, 12:43 AM
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13th February 2013, 12:29 PM |#531  
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Hi,

I am also about to install a new kernel for the first time on stock 4.0.4 using MobileOdin and your advice is really helpful. I noticed that the latest Siyah is 7.8.9 (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2110542). I am planning to take one step at a time and replace the kernel first, use it with the stock 4.0.4 for a while, then install different ROM (but keep the kernel). Will that work?

Thanks again.

Yes, and using the latest kernel would be my choice.
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15th March 2013, 05:58 AM |#532  
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Yes, and using the latest kernel would be my choice.

could you also revise the first post about " only flash the GB kernel"?. I think for stock ICS, flash GB kernel suggested in the post would brick the phone.

Thank you for your work!!
27th April 2013, 08:36 PM |#533  
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So, I've got a quick question here. I bought another Samsung SGH-i777, the exact same one. I rooted it the exact same way as the first, and flashed the exact same Custom ROM to it. I have a full "Titanium Backup" backup of the first one. Can I safely restore the apps + system data to the second phone? Or just the apps?

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27th April 2013, 08:44 PM |#534  
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Apps and their data should be ok.
You can chance restoring system data...
if it makes it unstable just wipe and reflash the rom then only restore apps.
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27th April 2013, 10:56 PM |#535  
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But they both have the same kernel, modem, and ROM?

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29th April 2013, 06:26 PM |#536  
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Or maybe, I can just make a NAND backup of the first phone, and restore it to the second, correct? Will the NAND backup include all the user apps?

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29th April 2013, 08:52 PM |#537  
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Dude... I said try titanium backup.
Only if it gives you instability issues afterwards try just app data.

Ionno why you needed follow up questions before even trying?
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17th June 2013, 06:29 PM |#538  
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Thanks for the great guide. I had bricked my phone by flashing a wrong kernel. I followed your instructions and reverted to stock ROM 2.3.4. I found the wifi not working. I followed your instructions to the letter upto step 4, and loaded shostock 3.02, however wifi is still not working. I have seen other threads on xda regarding this, however none had a conclusive solution. Any suggestions??
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Thanks for the great guide. I had bricked my phone by flashing a wrong kernel. I followed your instructions and reverted to stock ROM 2.3.4. I found the wifi not working. I followed your instructions to the letter upto step 4, and loaded shostock 3.02, however wifi is still not working. I have seen other threads on xda regarding this, however none had a conclusive solution. Any suggestions??

Boot into recovery and perform a wipe data/factory reset.
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19th June 2013, 04:51 PM |#540  
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Done that.....same problem
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Boot into recovery and perform a wipe data/factory reset.

Did that a few times, the phone just wont accept the password, keeps saying authentication error and asks for password again. Had done a backup, so returned to ics, with siyah kernel, and the wifi works fine, but the home button doesnt work which is kind of irritating. Thats why I wanted shostock. tried reloading the shostock, and did the wipe/reset, no joy. any more suggestions??

edit to last.... removed the wep security, and its connecting as long as theres no authentication required....wondering why doesn work on wep
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19th June 2013, 10:10 PM |#541  
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Did that a few times, the phone just wont accept the password, keeps saying authentication error and asks for password again. Had done a backup, so returned to ics, with siyah kernel, and the wifi works fine, but the home button doesnt work which is kind of irritating. Thats why I wanted shostock. tried reloading the shostock, and did the wipe/reset, no joy. any more suggestions??

edit to last.... removed the wep security, and its connecting as long as theres no authentication required....wondering why doesn work on wep

Shostock3 really did not have any problems for me with wifi!
#1. However, some folks say that it depends upon their router -One or two complained that the could only connect on some routers and not other routers. So please try to connect on another wifi network -and that will pinpoint the issue a bit.
#2. Another thing might be the modem. I know that SS3 comes with a good Samsung modem, but you can go to the XDA I777 modem thread and download and flash a different Samsung modem and see if that changes your situation. That might be shooting in the dark, but if you have already reinstalled the rom [and NOT/NOT restored any system files from any backup -please! because if you do that may create conflicts in phone operations! ] Here is the modem thread link:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?t=1361393;
#3. Finally, you might try another rom. Shostock3 is absolutely super and rock-solid, but Mr. Cook just published a rooted, de-bloated version of the I777 official (stock) 4.1.2 Jelly Bean rom! That version is a good alternative to compare with SS3 since it is a similar, but less sophisticated or full featured TouchWiz/Samsung version.
(Mr. Cook's thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2322046

Oh, when I read the home button was not working -that is also unusual and sometimes happens when you flash an i9100 rom on the I777 phone. The international version of the S2(I9100) is not exactly the same as the AT&T version (i777) and mixing up roms or kernels between them will result in a confused, often non working phone. When that happens you really have to go back and sort of start all over to clean up all the issues. . .
Good Luck!
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