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[EP4D][Stock][CWM][Odin]Full Odexed and Deodexed Stock

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28th November 2011, 05:52 AM   |  #1  
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Ok, so for the slightly less noob-y among us, here are some CWM variants of the now-released EP4D OTA, in all of its bloated glory! Thanks go to spjetrovic (provided the OTA leak) and spc_hicks09 (provided a file dump), as well as pentafive for the full factory ODIN. Thanks also go out to skydeaner on IRC and gunnermike53 for offering up some server space for files. Download speeds were pretty atrocious on the two sites I had been previously using.

I AM IN NO WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS (GOOD OR BAD) AS A RESULT OF FLASHING OR ATTEMPTING TO FLASH WHAT IS POSTED HERE! As an additional disclaimer - I'm still pretty new to all of this, but it has worked for me and a few others that were kind enough to try. That being said, as always YMMV.

While there are very likely much better ways to go about this, the current work here is all pulled from the factoryfs.rfs in the full factory ODIN posted by pentafive (originally found here) - and it is from this same ODIN that I pulled the stock kernel and modem files. Just to see if I could figure it out, I took a stab at repacking the kernel with one or two things I was missing from the full-on stock kernel, but those are not included in the main EP4D CWM files (see bottom of OP for links).
The odexed version I did NOTHING to (except pull it from factoryfs.rfs and fashion it into something CWM flashable), which means it is unrooted and it will (if on a stock kernel) overwrite CWM recovery with the stock recovery after rebooting. The deodexed/zipaligned version includes superuser/su (found here) as well as busybox (from here). The same goes for the ODIN version of the deodexed EP4D, except there is a version that includes the latest 5.0.2.7 recovery by imnuts found here as well as my attempt at a repacked kernel. In either case the changes were pretty minimal - it's simply deodexed bloated stock.

You will need to have either CWM (version 5.0.2.7 can be found here, but earlier versions like 4.0.1.4 will work fine as well) already on your phone or ODIN already on your computer, and I would strongly recommend doing a data wipe/factory reset within CWM before flashing either the odexed or deodexed CWM EP4Ds as well (that's what I've been doing at least and I have had no problems).
Also - if you are flashing one of the kernels, either stand alone or as part of a CWM zip, MAKE SURE voodoo lagfix is completely disabled (i.e. /data, /dbdata, /cache, and /system all need to be rfs, NOT ext4) BEFORE flashing.

CWM Installation instructions:
- Download file and place on sdcard
- Boot into CWM recovery
- If flashing odexed/deodexed EP4D wipe data/factory reset (Recommended)
- If flashing kernel only or CWM that includes kernel - you better not be ext4, and I tend to always wipe cache/dalvik for CWM flashes fwiw
- Install the .zip you put on your sdcard

ODIN Installation instructions:
- Download file on to computer and unzip it (w/ 7-zip or the like)
- Put phone into download mode
- Connect phone to computer (assuming all is well with the drivers)
- Open ODIN (I have been using 1.83)
- Place the .tar.md5 file in PDA!
- If flashing kernel only - you better not be ext4!
- Flash away

NOTES:
  • While I am unsure how relevant it is now, I have encountered an occasional odd issue in the past with CWM after flashing that seems to require adb to resolve.
    • The issue is that after flashing and then booting into recovery, I occasionally get a "can't mount /sdcard" error. Apparently that in itself is a known issue, and it is listed as such in the CWM recovery thread.
      The fix requires you to perform the following commands using ADB:

      Code:
      adb shell
      umount /sdcard
      rm -f /sdcard
      mkdir /sdcard
      exit
    • If you do not have ADB installed and you are having the "can't mount /sdcard" error after flashing - I have a possible workaround for you. Download the ADBsdcardFix.zip here - then extract the folder (should be fine to extract it to your desktop) and attach your phone to the computer via USB (I did this while the phone was already in CWM). Open the newly-extracted ADB folder, and then double-click on the CWMsdcardFix.bat - something should pop up on the screen for a brief second, which is completely normal. After double-clicking the .bat file, on the phone go to mounts and storage, then select mount /sdcard - and it now should work!
    • Either approach here (adb code or the stuff in ADBsdcardFix.zip) has worked every time I have needed it, although again in my experience I have not been able to cull the rhyme or reason out of when that need will present itself.
  • For those who dabble in ADB, I noticed that adb shell seems to work "differently" on the stock EP4D kernel - well, differently in the sense that I haven't dabbled much in using stock kernels, so my basis of comparison consists of custom kernels. Normally entering adb shell would lead to a # prompt, but with the stock kernel it stays as $ - however, if you then enter su it goes to the # prompt. This also means you have to exit twice to leave shell - once for su, and once for shell. This also causes problems when using the adb push command - but the tweaked kernel I managed to repack and put together seems to circumvent such issues. I'm very new to such kernel repack tweaks so I am unaware if any other issues come about, but it has been running fine for myself for some time - again, at least on the surface. Take from that what you will.
  • Now that pentafive has posted a full factory ODIN, you no longer have to go through the OTA or CWM updater from EE4 modems route. Instead you can just flash the EP4D Modem package listed below in ODIN.

Please let me know if there are any problems/issues.

---CWM EP4D STOCK FILES---

BLOATED EP4D DEODEXED ZIPALIGNED CWM .ZIP
md5: 2413D8C0D97C314AD62105270370D4DC

BLOATED EP4D ODEXED CWM .ZIP
md5: E852D91C12FDF9C9ED71D9AA67AC367C
NOTE: This includes the stock kernel, so you MUST be rfs for this. If you are ext4, you WILL have problems.

---ODIN EP4D STOCK FILES---

BLOATED EP4D DEODEXED ZIPALIGNED .TAR.MD5
NOTE: This does NOT include a kernel or recovery, but it does include the EP4D modems. This should also wipe your data.
md5: F97C271E70A4B39C9D7211EEF17BCBF1

BLOATED EP4D DEODEXED ZIPALIGNED .TAR.MD5 + REPACKED KERNEL & RECOVERY
NOTE: This includes my attempt at a repacked kernel and the latest 5.0.2.7 CWM recovery found here, as well as the EP4D modems. This should also wipe your data.
md5: 13DD3B5300D92E10EBB000C724225990

---CWM EP4D KERNEL FILES---

NOTE: Only flash these if you are rfs - issues will abound when flashed over ext4 setups
NOTE2: Also - the repacked one is a HUGE experiment on my part - it works fine for me (at least on the surface), but YMMV. FLASH WITH CAUTION!

REPACKED STOCK EP4D KERNEL CWM .ZIP
md5: CE78B23A7FA6CBED9E2A927A7722A8F3

STOCK EP4D KERNEL CWM .ZIP
md5: AEE483F6513E742349D5F3A2D65007F2

---ODIN EP4D KERNEL FILES---
NOTE: Only flash these if you are rfs - issues will abound when flashed over ext4 setups
NOTE2: Also - the repacked one is a HUGE experiment on my part - it works fine for me (at least on the surface), but YMMV. FLASH WITH CAUTION!

REPACKED STOCK EP4D KERNEL ODIN .TAR.MD5
md5: 17C22365FACDB239479D72E348B0D2DB

STOCK EP4D KERNEL ODIN .TAR.MD5
md5: 93AF45F86C8B51B9EF19C789055E0B66

---ODIN EP4D MODEM FILE---
EP4D MODEM
md5: 6F84382BFCF28131DC572A6F9019AFE6
NOTE: This is for the .7z file - you will need 7-zip or something similar to decompress the ODINable .tar.md5 file

---MISCELLANEOUS---
NOTE: READ DESCRIPTION ABOVE FOR HOW AND WHY TO USE THE FILE BELOW -
--- DO NOT FLASH IN CWM!! ---
ADBsdcardFix.zip
md5: 5A362D2AB8BD5D7878AC1835A4AD558E
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28th November 2011, 06:14 AM   |  #2  
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I posted this elsewhere, but in the spirit of sharing I figured it might be of some use to folks if I posted it here as well. Ok, so for the slightly less noob-y among us, here is a CWM variant of the imminent EP4D OTA.

Thanks for putting this out!
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Thanks for putting this out!

No problem - and thanks for the help!
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No problem - and thanks for the help!

Very welcome!
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I'll remove the file from my server. I tend to get ahead of myself (and have been known to put my foot in my mouth on a number of occasions) when providing files and help to other users who may want some custom packages for this ROM. I do give full credit to those people who deserve the credit, I just package them into ZIP files for people to use.

I do apologize. The file has been removed from the server.

You'd think that I'd have learned from this considering that imnuts got pissed at me for doing the same thing. But... I have a thick skull and sometimes things don't get through it unless it's pounded into it.
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OP has been updated. There were some issues with force closes in Settings.apk that are now fixed.

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I'll remove the file from my server. I tend to get ahead of myself (and have been known to put my foot in my mouth on a number of occasions) when providing files and help to other users who may want some custom packages for this ROM. I do give full credit to those people who deserve the credit, I just package them into ZIP files for people to use.

I do apologize. The file has been removed from the server.

You'd think that I'd have learned from this considering that imnuts got pissed at me for doing the same thing. But... I have a thick skull and sometimes things don't get through it unless it's pounded into it.

As you can see, there is a new file in the OP now. And no worries on this - it was on my to-do list anyway, it just happened to slip my mind last night. Thanks for pointing out the utility of it.
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Am I allowed to post that package? If so, I'll repost that when I get home.

It's just the stock EP4D theme with the Extended Power Menu Options that you made that I just packed so you can install it as a ZIP file in CWM.

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29th November 2011, 02:12 AM   |  #10  
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Am I allowed to post that package? If so, I'll repost that when I get home.

It's just the stock EP4D theme with the Extended Power Menu Options that you made that I just packed so you can install it as a ZIP file in CWM.

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To be honest, I'm not sure how worthwhile it would be to post what you had, as what you have already posted in the themes subforum and what is posted in the OP here gets the same job done (and can be combined by folks on their own if desired).

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