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Cool Froyo Manual Installation Tutorial for Beginner

THIS TUTORIAL IS MADE BY ME, TO ASSIST BEGINNER OR THOSE WHO DOES NOT HAVE MUCH KNOWLEDGE ON UBUNTU/ LINUX SYSTEM TO RUN FROYO THROUGH MANUAL INSTALLATION.

WHY MANUAL INSTALLATION?
- Better performance than SD card
- Faster and more responsive as compared to SD installation
- Able to check/update the files manually for every files that you transfer to Android system.
- Able to select Android partition installation.

READ THIS BEFORE YOU START
* Make sure to clear all the partition if you have installed Android before on your phone using partition tools i.e. Mini Tool Partition Wizard.
* Make sure to backup your My Storage files to somewhere else just in case the system delete away your files.
* All the codes on Ubuntu are case-sensitive, you have to pay high attention to the spacing, letters and caps when dealing with Ubuntu.


TUTORIALS
Follow all the steps below and will guarantee you a workable Froyo on Omnia 2.

ON WINDOWS
1. Download Daemon Tools from official Daemon website.
2. Download Ubuntu iso from the official website.
3. Download the Froyo Bundle files by Ritchietos, download link here.
4. On your mobile phone, go to Settings> General Settings >USB Connection>Select "Mass Storage" mode and choose "My Storage".
5. Connect phone to PC, extract and copy all Froyo Bundle files to My Storage.
6. After finish downloaded Daemon Tools Lite, follow all the steps and install it (requires reboot).
7. Run Daemon Tools Lite and it will appears on the notification bar.
8. Right click on Daemon Tools Lite and select the option below.
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9. Point to the directory where the Ubuntu iso file is located.
10. After that, open My Computer, and a new drive with Ubuntu iso is created, and right click on the Ubuntu iso, click Explore.
11. Run wubi.exe in the iso folder.
12. Follow the option in the screenshot below and key in you username and password for Ubuntu OS. Follow through the installation process.
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START UBUNTU
1. Restart the computer.
2. And choose Ubuntu in the OS choice menu.
3. Select the first option in Linux choice menu.
4. After login, attached phone to USB port and you should be able to see your My Storage under Places.
5. Copy ext4.tar.gz from Froyo Bundles on My Storage to Desktop.

CREATE EXT4 PARTITION THROUGH GPARTED
1. Go to Applications> Accesories> Terminal
2. Type in the following commands:
Code:
sudo apt-get install gparted
3. Wait for the installation and type in
Code:
sudo gparted
4. After gparted running, go to top-right corner and select the My Storage partition. (select the one with around 7 Gb storage)
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5. Right click on the storage and "Unmount" the storage first.
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6. Right click and select "Resize/Move" to set the partition value.
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7. Leave around 1-2 gb of spaces available for "Free spaces following".
8. A new partition, "unallocated" will be created.
9. Right click, and select New partition, and set the following.
Code:
Create as " primary partition"
File System " ext4
Label "android"
10. Click "Apply" (Tick icon) and wait for the pending operation to be complete.
11. You will see the new android partition created once it's complete.

COPYING FILES TO EXT4 SYSTEM
1. "Android" drive will appear on the top toolbar once the partition process is completed.
2. Right click on the drive, and "Mount" android partition that just created.
2. Open Terminal, and follow the commands below
Code:
cd Desktop
Code:
sudo tar zxvf ext4.tar.gz -C /media/android
3. Wait for the process to be complete.

RENAME STARTUP.TXT ON MY STORAGE
1. Make sure that My Storage partition is mounted.
2. Open and right click on startup.txt.
3. Select open with gedit.
4. Renamed the following line:
Code:
Set CMDLINE "rootdelay=2 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 init=/init"
to
Code:
Set CMDLINE "rootdelay=2 root=/dev/mmcblk0p6 init=/init"
5. Save and exit gedit.
* In some cases, mmcblk0p6 maybe different for some users, however, you can check your code after running haret.exe if the device hang at the following screen.
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Now the Android Froyo partition has been transferred manually to the ext4 partition that just created. You can run the haret.exe on Windows Mobile to enjoy the full Froyo experience.


CREDITS
ritchietos for Froyo bundles compilation.
jerrytech2468 for video tutorials.
omnia2droid developers for making our Android dreams come true.
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Thanks bro I3, I'll try it as soon as i can..
And please report back if it doesn't work, because I need to make sure an easy and understandable guide for beginner.
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Default Problems during installation and questions

Here are some problems that i experienced during my installation:

- I would rather put this link: w3.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download - because on this link you can download ISO image directly and on link that you put: w3.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/windows-installer, installation is started directly from Internet (this is only my suggestion)

- You didn't mention anywhere that Ubuntu needs to be installed on Primary partition (logical , but when following steps people forget that)!
- Because i use PPPOE connection there were no explanation how to create connection on Ubuntu, and how to connect on Internet using that connection!
- How to unmount on Linux?

Question:
- I have set to my partition around 1,5GB, and why when i use camera android report to me that i don't have SD card (i don't have really installed SD CARD but there is about 1GB of free space left on this partition)?
- Can android programs be installed from windows or Linux (like *.cab on Windows) or just using Android Market?
- Is there possibility to put some necessary programs in this bundle installation like Call Light?


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Here are some problems that i experienced during my installation:

- I would rather put this link: w3.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download - because on this link you can download ISO image directly and on link that you put: w3.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/windows-installer, installation is started directly from Internet (this is only my suggestion)

- You didn't mention anywhere that Ubuntu needs to be installed on Primary partition (logical , but when following steps people forget that)!
- Because i use PPPOE connection there were no explanation how to create connection on Ubuntu, and how to connect on Internet using that connection!
- How to unmount on Linux?

Question:
- I have set to my partition around 1,5GB, and why when i use camera android report to me that i don't have SD card (i don't have really installed SD CARD but there is about 1GB of free space left on this partition)?
- Can android programs be installed from windows or Linux (like *.cab on Windows) or just using Android Market?
- Is there possibility to put some necessary programs in this bundle installation like Call Light?


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Hey man look, this is my solution which is working for me, and you can follow your own method if you choose not to follow mine. So here are the main points regarding to your question.

1. The link to the Ubuntu website is to let the users know what they are supposed to download and what content there are downloading, but not just merely give them a download link without reading the instructions.

2. Am I supposed to cover in this tutorial how to turn on and off Ubuntu as well? The reason why I requires you guys to do all the download stuff first in Windows is to saves all the trouble of re-create a new connection in Ubuntu, you doesn't really need a connection though while on Ubuntu. For me, I'm running on Wi-fi, therefore my Internet connection on Ubuntu works as well.

3. I thought a screenshot was provided on the instructions on Unmounting the storage. By the way, to mount and unmount the drive, once you plugged in the storage, it will appears in the top toolbar, and right click and Unmount/Mount the drive.

4. You don't really have a SD card inserted, that's why the camera ain't working. Some apps requires to have a SD card on your phone anyway to function.

5. No, I don't think it can be install through .cab or .apk.

6. Is it really that troublesome for you to go to Market and download that app yourself? Another suggestion for you is to backup all your apps before you go for fresh installation next time.
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I have a problem. When I connect my phone to my computer, the folder "My Memory" (my store) and disappears when I disconnect it, it reappears.
I formatted my memory to 2GB with EASEUS Partition in primary partition and FAT 32. Am I doing something wrong? I can not transfer the file bundle Froyo since I do not see the folder "My memory (my store). Can you help me? Thanks in advance.
 
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it's good, I reconnected my phone through the file and activ'synch My memory is returned. I'll be able to continue installing Froyo.

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