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Default ***READ THIS!!!!!!*** Going from CM7/MIUI/OMFGB to another rom/Unbricking your device

I figured I would put this out there for those who have flashed or are thinking of flashing CM7/MIUI/OMFGB/OMGB or any mtd rom for that matter. If you have flashed one of the aforementioned roms, then you will need to use odin if/when you choose to go to another non-mtd rom. But, you cannot simply use any odin file and there is a particular procedure that is needed to execute this correctly. *Note* This method will also work to unbrick your device from pretty much anything. ***PERFORM ALL OF THE FOLLOWING STEPS WITH THE BATTERY IN YOUR PHONE, DO NOT REMOVE BATTERY***

STEP 1. Open odin (http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?73ta726ghelw381) and place the linked file below in the "PDA" section and WAIT. You will need 7zip or the like to extract the tar image from the zip file below. This particular type of odin file is the only kind that I know of that contains the proper bootloaders to re-partition your phone. ONLY THE PDA SECTION!!!!

Link removed. My dropbox account was suspended due to excessive traffic. I'll figure out another place to upload and then post the link.

STEP 2. Then, place this file in the "PIT" section in odin and WAIT.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20070269/atlas_v2.3.pit <---*Atlas_v2.3 Re-partitioning "PIT" file*

STEP 3. And place a check in the "Re-partition" box in odin.

STEP 4. At this point you need to power off your phone. Then, enter download mode by holding the volume down button and continuing to hold it while you plug the cable into your phone, you should then see a yellow "downloading" screen popup. If/when this happens, go to step 5.

STEP 5. When you have done the first 4 STEPS, THEN hit the "START" button in odin and wait about 5-10 minutes until you see the green "PASS" in odin and profit. ***You must allow the phone to boot fully one time after running this odin process so that it can wipe the phone and complete the the re-partitioning.*** However, when the phone boots, you will be on stock, binged, bloated, unrooted TouchWiz. So odin a recovery and remedy that situation quickly!!! And just in case there are any misconceptions, you do NOT need to be rooted to install a custom cwm recovery.tar file with odin. So unless you plan on staying stock, you don't need to root again because any rom you flash will already be rooted. So just odin a recovery and boot immediately into the recovery via the 3 finger method (holding both volume up and down buttons and the power button at the same time and continue to hold them until you see the samsung logo). YOU MUST DO IT THIS WAY BEFORE THE PHONES BOOTS UP NORMALLY OR YOU WILL LOSE THE RECOVERY THAT YOU JUST ODINED! Then, as good practice, follow the instructions of the next paragraph.

And as a good suggestion, if you want voodoo converted partitions (in others words, if you want to flash a voodoo kernel) after odin does it's thing, flash this package (courtesy of navenedrob) from cwm recovery 3x before flashing whatever rom in conjunction with a voodoo kernel you were wanting to flash after coming from CM7 MTD/GB MIUI. Here is the link, flash this if you want voodoo partitions (ext4): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20070269/ext4_formatter_all.zip . This will help to insure that you obtain a clean install of whatever rom/voodoo kernel you are flashing after coming from CM7 MTD/GB MIUI ***If you flash the Ext4 package, you must flash a voodoo kernel afterwards or you will have another brick.***

It is absolutely mandatory that you follow these steps exactly to properly get off of CM7 MTD/GB MIUI so that you can flash another rom. Attempting another method or not following these steps implicitly will result in eventual problems down the line and/or a bricked phone and you will have to follow this guide to fix it.
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I figured I would put this out there for those who have flashed CM7 MTD or GB MIUI. If you have flashed jt's new CM7 MTD or andmer's AOSP GB MIUI, then you will need to use odin if/when you choose to go to another rom. But, you cannot simply use any odin file and there is a particular procedure that is needed to execute this correctly:

Open odin (http://download1422.mediafire.com/ii...din3+v1.83.exe) and place one of "ONLY" these two files in the "PDA" section: These are the only odin files that contain the proper bootloaders to re-partition your phone. ONLY THE PDA SECTION!!!!
http://adbdev.com/danknub/CI500_VZW_...YO_REL.tar.md5

http://adrynalyne.us/files/stuff/CI5...ECLAIR.tar.md5

Then place this file in the "PIT" section in odin:
http://download248.mediafire.com/z5q...atlas_v2.2.pit

And place a check in the "Re-partition" box in odin.

When you have done all of these things, hit the "START" button in odin and wait about 10 minutes until you see the green "PASS" in odin and profit.

It is absolutely mandatory that you follow these steps exactly to properly get off of CM7 MTD/GB MIUI so that you can flash another rom. Attempting another method or not following these steps implicitly will result in a bricked phone and you will have to follow this guide to fix it.

I will have to give this a try since I just chewed out Big Red for screwing up my phone with their ED04 OTA, wich I odin'd back to stock from JT's CM7 to get it.
 
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If you do all this and Odin hangs or something else fails to work, make sure you are using an OEM data/charge cord to do this. I did this exact beautiful brick a month ago was stuck believing for a good 8 hours that I had done it this time, because I was using a data/chord that was supposed to be an upgrade from the OEM chord. Fun times
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I figured I would put this out there for those who have flashed CM7 MTD or GB MIUI. If you have flashed jt's new CM7 MTD or andmer's AOSP GB MIUI, then you will need to use odin if/when you choose to go to another rom. But, you cannot simply use any odin file and there is a particular procedure that is needed to execute this correctly:

Open odin (http://download1422.mediafire.com/ii...din3+v1.83.exe) and place one of "ONLY" these two files in the "PDA" section: These are the only odin files that contain the proper bootloaders to re-partition your phone. ONLY THE PDA SECTION!!!!
http://adbdev.com/danknub/CI500_VZW_...YO_REL.tar.md5

http://adrynalyne.us/files/stuff/CI5...ECLAIR.tar.md5

Then place this file in the "PIT" section in odin:
http://download248.mediafire.com/z5q...atlas_v2.2.pit

And place a check in the "Re-partition" box in odin.

When you have done all of these things, hit the "START" button in odin and wait about 10 minutes until you see the green "PASS" in odin and profit.

It is absolutely mandatory that you follow these steps exactly to properly get off of CM7 MTD/GB MIUI so that you can flash another rom. Attempting another method or not following these steps implicitly will result in a bricked phone and you will have to follow this guide to fix it.
Bro, just a thought...But for people who follow these steps and STILL get issues, like force closes, the phone not saving your contacts or settings, etc. Then go to http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...ext4+formatter. Most of us, I think, use ext4, but RFS is the default for Samsung phones. Ext4 is what VooDoo converts your file systems to. Download the file system .zip of your choice, flash it in CWM, then re-flash your ROM, kernel, theme, etc. and it should fix your issues. I had many issues, this killed them all.
 
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I am pretty sure the atlas file is not required if you are using the dl09 package. At least I was able to revert just fine without it.
 
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I am pretty sure the atlas file is not required if you are using the dl09 package. At least I was able to revert just fine without it.
you are correct, if you odin dl09 with the atlas 2.2 pit, it will only boot to recovery.
 
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you are correct, if you odin dl09 with the atlas 2.2 pit, it will only boot to recovery.
This isn't true. I have odined with DL09 and 2.2 pit file and repartition checked many times and it causes the phone to boot normally to stock. I have actually done it with both files many times. They both work just as I wrote it, at least for me and everyone else that I know.

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