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[KERNEL] T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II Stock Kernel // UVKID

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T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II Stock Kernel // UVKID

Finally guys we have root access and with root access that brings goodies, this is one of those goodies.

Explanation

What we have here is a stock boot.img (imagine that Samsung changing things up again on us) pulled from a rooted (via recovery) T-Mobile SGH-T989 (Samsung Galaxy S II).

With this you can recover your phone using ODIN, in the case of a brick or just to return to a factory state.

Initramfs for Developers

I have extracted the boot.img and posted it up for all developers on my github.

Code:
https://github.com/bubby323/stock-initramfs-UVKID-galaxysII-tmo
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Also to restore you're phone I have a nice little tar file that will take care of the job for you that you can grab from here.
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How to Flash

We are going to be using Odin in this explanation to flash the stock kernel to your phone.

Downloads

First you are going to want to start by downloading all the needed files onto your computer and then place them onto your Desktop.

Samsung Kies

Odin3-v1.85.zip

SGH-T989-Stock-UVKID.tar

Process

Once you have everything downloaded and on your desktop, you are going to want to first install kies.

After this is done you should restart your computer for proper driver installation.

Next, extract Odin to a new folder on your Desktop. Leave the tar in the form it is.

Now, open up Odin by double clicking the .exe in the folder you extracted it to.

The most important step is now, you need to put your device into Download/ODIN mode so your computer will recognize it and be able to flash to it. To do this simply turn your phone off completely (or pull the battery). Then you are going to want to use the following button combination to force your device into download mode:

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Hold the volume up/down and power button all at the same time.

Now ODIN should have recognized your device ( it may take a while for the drivers to complete installation so don't panic the first time).

Lastly, we want to click on the PDA button and then search for the SGH-T989-Stock-UVKID.tar we download earlier and placed on the Desktop.

If all of the above has taken place you are free to hit the Start button.

Done!

If all has gone well at this point the flash should be proven successful and your phone should reboot like normal.

If so, please feel pressured to give yourself a pat on the back, that was tough! :P
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Is this method better then slayher?? Method?

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Different thing. This is to restore your phone to stock in a bricky situation...
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Is this method better then slayher?? Method?

Sent from my SGH-T989 using XDA App



Sent from my SGH-T989 using XDA App

---------- Post added at 09:04 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:42 PM ----------

hey bubby, you happen to know the defconfig of this phone?
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Different thing. This is to restore your phone to stock in a bricky situation...



Sent from my SGH-T989 using XDA App

---------- Post added at 09:04 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:42 PM ----------

hey bubby, you happen to know the defconfig of this phone?

Ok.. Starting to panic. Just rooted via Slayers method. In the process of doing the Nandroid backup now. Am I at risk?? What should I do now/ I want to try this method. as this seems to be the safe bet. Is it too late for me to? Fogive my noobage..
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Ok.. Starting to panic. Just rooted via Slayers method. In the process of doing the Nandroid backup now. Am I at risk?? What should I do now/ I want to try this method. as this seems to be the safe bet. Is it too late for me to? Fogive my noobage..

You are A ok man! Nothing has done wrong for you so you are in the clear you only need this kernel if you need to get back to stock.
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You are A ok man! Nothing has done wrong for you so you are in the clear you only need this kernel if you need to get back to stock.

Sweet. Root confirmed though. Had some issues with su zip install but all was well when I installed zip from internal sd. Now just need to know what bloatware is safe to remove. Itchy trigger finger in Titanium Backup now.. LOL! Thanks
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Mac Instructions
thanks for everyones hard work.

anyone have any tips on how to root using a Mac?
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thanks for everyones hard work.

anyone have any tips on how to root using a Mac?

For the moment we mac folks are a bit sol but it'll. Come ;)

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For the moment we mac folks are a bit sol but it'll. Come ;)

Sent from my Nexus S MV from the XDA Premium app.

Use parallels and windows.

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