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By mashi, Senior Member on 19th February 2012, 08:36 AM
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21st February 2012, 07:07 PM |#31  
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lool 30 posts/4 pages just discussing the link and still its not working
 
 
21st February 2012, 07:46 PM |#32  
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In case someone is anxious for this, here is a quick and dirty guide how to do it:

1.) Grab my stock system.img.ext4 from stock odin post
2.) Boot into a linux with ext4 support compiled into kernel and e2fsprogs installed
3.) Put the system.img.ext4 in your home folder
(from your home folder)
4.) sudo mkdir /mnt/system
5.) sudo mount system.img.ext4 /mnt/system
6.) look in /mnt/system, here is the whole filesystem mounted as a folder. you can add/remove/change things at will from here, like adding su to /mnt/system/xbin, theme stuff, whatever. every change is preserved in the system.img.ext4.
7.) leave the /mnt/system folder so it's not in use
8.) df -h (note the size of /mnt/system in MB)
9.) sudo umount /mnt/system
10.) sudo e2fsck system.img.ext4 (say yes to the prompt asking to create lost+found so it is marked clean)
11.) sudo resize2fs system.img.ext4 790M (this is assuming df -h read 785MB, I am leaving 5MB free space. You can make this any size up to 1GB which is the full system partition size)
12.) (optional) re-mount system.img.ext and delete lost+found folder, then umount it. Android doesn't require that folder, we just needed e2fsck to mark the filesystem clean before resize2fs resized it.
(you should now have a system.img.ext4 at the size you set in resize2fs step.)
13.) tar cvpf pda-odin-system.tar system.img.ext4

That's it, you've cooked up a custom system.img.ext4 to be flashed by Odin to /system, this is my favorite way to mod a ROM
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21st February 2012, 08:42 PM |#33  
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Here's the file
redacted for issues of paramount importance
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21st February 2012, 08:45 PM |#34  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by capite

I pays the money and downloads the file. Here it is in my dropbox folder.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2181043/att_note_root.zip

Enjoy, but I'm taking it down at the end of the day.

Please post how it worked for you.

File is only 241 mb and its incomplete when try to open it it gives unexpected error.
21st February 2012, 09:10 PM |#35  
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You guys just be patient, I have a deodexed/rooted stock rom...I will post odin flashable tar later on this afternoon.
21st February 2012, 09:17 PM |#36  
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File is only 241 mb and its incomplete when try to open it it gives unexpected error.

Hmm looks like it didn't download correctly, I'll try again.
21st February 2012, 09:26 PM |#37  
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Thumbs down Agreed.
File is bad, agreed. Downloaded 3x to be sure.
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File is only 241 mb and its incomplete when try to open it it gives unexpected error.

21st February 2012, 11:38 PM |#38  
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Second try on Dropbox
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21st February 2012, 11:47 PM |#39  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by capite

I pays the money and downloads the file. Here it is in my dropbox folder.

<snip>

Enjoy, but I'm taking it down at the end of the day.

Please post how it worked for you.

Edit: it didn't work -- dropbox error? I'll try again and repost.

OK now maybe it works:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2181043/att_note_root.zip


I hit your "Thanks" button, but just wanted to say it as well. Thank you! Downloading now.
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21st February 2012, 11:49 PM |#40  
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here's a mirror its my server at home so be kind to it

ftp://www.slimeinside.me/Samsung/AT&..._note_root.zip
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22nd February 2012, 12:41 AM |#41  
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So is this supposed to increase the flash counter or not? OP is very confusing but seems to hint that this won't trip flash counter as opposed to the other root method.

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