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T-Mobile/Samsung have rebranded the Exhibit II 4G, giving us a new kernel, a bump to Android v2.3.6 and performance improvements (they claim) in the process. The phone we all love is now the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G.

This stock ROM (UVLG3) is NOT vulnerable to USSD Dialer Attacks!

Rooting
Currently, zergrush will not root this phone's Android 2.3.6. Three known methods:

Root Stock 2.3.6 w/o a new kernel or ROM
root-stock.zip
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This zip will install Superuser, su and busybox, leaving you rooted, but otherwise no changes to your phone. ClockworkMod must be installed to flash this. So:

1. Flash ClockworkMod
2. Boot into ClockworkMod and flash root-stock.zip.


Rooted Community ROM (forkable)
t679.uvlg3.odex.01.zip
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(also see custom ROMs)

Linked above is Samsung's newest release for the Galaxy Exhibit, a stock rooted UVLG3 Gingerbread ROM. Busybox is also included. You must flash it via clockworkmod. Clockworkmod can be flashed with Samsung's stock recovery.

Custom rooted kernel
t679-root-v1.8.zip
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Kernel sources

The kernel is based on Samsung's kernel source. This kernel is rooted; if you flash it via stock recovery or cwm your ROM will be rooted with Superuser.apk, Busybox and the Galaxy Exhibit cwm-recovery installed. This kernel works with all Samsung Gingerbread releases.

Rooted ROM Installation

CWM Keys:
Home key = enter
Back key = back
VolUp/Dwn = highlight choice

1. Back up your data. The installation will format your data partition. I suggest Titanium Backup, available in the Market.

2. Download & copy the current t679.uv???.deodex.0x.zip to your internal sd card (if you already have a cwm installed you may use your removable card).

3. Install Galaxy Exhibit Custom Recovery . If you're already rooted, you may install from the command line, otherwise you may install from Samsung's Recovery. Samsung's recovery only sees the internal SD, so copy the cwm zip there if you just have stock recovery. Stock recovery sometimes takes more than one try to start.

Easy way to start recovery
* Make sure the cwm zip is on your internal (non-removable) sd.
* Pull the battery from your phone.
* Connect phone to your pc via usb.
* Press & hold Volume-up
* Insert battery

Your phone will boot into recovery. Press the capacitive menu button (left bottom button) when you see the open white box and droid. Choose 'apply update from sdcard' and select the cwm zip file.

4. Start Custom Recovery (cwm): Press & hold Vol-Up, then press & hold Power. Shortly after the plain white Samsung logo appears, release both buttons. Recovery should start after the Galaxy Exhibit logo.

5. Select ROMwipe. This step is required!

6. Highlight install zip from sdcard, then press Home.

7. Highlight 'choose zip from sdcard/external sdcard, depending where you placed the download in step 2.

8. Highlight the rooted rom zip file, then press Home.

After you confirm your choice, installation should take less than three minutes.

Anything you download and install is at your own risk. No guarantees or warranties are given or implied. Your first post-installation boot may be several minutes long.

Rooted Kernel Installation

CWM Keys:
Home key = enter
Back key = back
VolUp/Dwn = highlight choice

1. Back up your data. I suggest Titanium Backup, available in the Market.

2. Download & copy t679-root-v1.8.zip to your internal sd card (if you already have a cwm installed you may use your removable card).

It's recommended to install Clockwork Mod, but you can also flash the kernel from Samsung's stock recovery. Samsung's recovery only sees the internal sd, so copy files there if you don't have cwm.

Stock recovery sometimes takes more than one try to start.

Easy way to start recovery
* Make sure the cwm zip is on your internal (non-removable) sd.
* Pull the battery from your phone.
* Connect phone to your pc via usb.
* Press & hold volume-up
* Insert battery

Your phone will boot into recovery. Press the capacitive menu button (left bottom button) when you see the open white box and droid. Choose 'apply update from sdcard' and select the cwm zip file.

4. Start Custom Recovery (cwm): Press & hold Vol-Up, then press & hold Power. Shortly after the plain white Samsung logo appears, release both buttons. Recovery should start after the Galaxy Exhibit logo.

5. Highlight install zip from sdcard, then press Home.

6. Highlight 'choose zip from sdcard/external sdcard, depending where you placed the download in step 2.

7. Highlight the kernel zip file, then press Home.

After you confirm your choice, installation should take less than a minute.

Anything you download and install is at your own risk. No guarantees or warranties are given or implied.

Please DO NOT PM me with support questions! They will be ignored! Post them in this thread!
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Links and useful info
Galaxy Exhibit XDA Wiki
Galaxy Exhibit IRC channel
Galaxy Exhibit Themes

Custom ROMs
All ROMs listed require cwm for installation.
Peach Sunrise
RebelROM
XquiziT
CyanogenMod 9 Beta
Galaxy ExHibition
CM10 Port
AOKP (WIP)
CM7 (WIP)
CM9 Pure Nexus

Stalled, partially working
AOKP
KEMIUI

Help! I keep getting FCs!

Custom kernel for Rebel Rom
This is custom kernel 1.8 packaged specifically for RebelRom, tested on
version 3.0.8. This package includes kernel & modules only.
rrkernel.zip
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Stock 2.3.6 via Odin
uvlg3.odin.zip
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Adb for Windows
winadb.zip unzip and copy to your c:\Windows directory
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Flash2Stock
Flash2Stock (flash via cwm) will install stock UVLG3 and Samsung's stock recovery, un-rooting
your phone, removing ClockworkMod and returning your phone to factory condition.
uvlg3.flash2stock.zip
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SwapSD
SwapSD This simple app allows you to swap internal "usb storage" (aka /sdcard) and your removable sdcard (aka external_sd) so your larger "external sd" is mounted as "/mnt/sdcard/" and the smaller sd internal memory is mounted as "/mnt/sdcard/external_sd". This is done by changing a file called vold.fstab in your phone's /etc folder. The original device vold.fstab file is backed up to /etc/vold.fstab.backup when this app first runs. Your data on /mnt/sdcard and /mnt/sdcard/external_sd is not touched in any way whatsoever.


Dropbear (flash via cwm)
is a software package that provides a Secure Shell-compatible (ssh) server and client. It is designed as a replacement for standard OpenSSH for environments with low memory and processor resources, such as embedded systems. This archive also includes the scp and rsync utilities.
dropbear.zip
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Bloatware
These apps are safe to delete. You may also freeze them using Titanium backup.

AnalogClock.apk
Browser.apk (Only if you use an alternative browser)
Dlna.apk
DownloadProviderUI.apk
DualClock.apk
DualClock.apk
IQ-tmobile-release-signed-zipaligned-v1.1....
JobManager.apk
KiesAir.apk
MobileBackup-unsigned_v3.3.02.apk
MyFiles.apk(Only if you have an alternative File Browser i.e. Astro File Manager)
SamsungWidget_Program...
Swype.apk
TetheringManager2.apk(Only if you don't use T-Mo's tethering service)
TouchWizCalendar.apk
TouchWizCalculator.apk
TwCalendarAppWidget.apk
VideoPlayer.apk(Only if you have an alternative video player)
VoiceRecorder.apk
WiFi-Calling.apk(If you don't use it)
ZinioSettingsProvider.v2.03.3331.TMobile....
sihome-signed-tmo-android-8.apk
talkback.apk
tmobile_m4m_3_0_15.signed...
vvm-signed.apk

Partition Table
/dev/block/mmcblk0p1 secboot2 partition map
/dev/block/mmcblk0p2 dbl.mbn (boot loader)
/dev/block/mmcblk0p3 osbl.mbn (boot loader)
/dev/block/mmcblk0p4 MBR extended partition table
/dev/block/mmcblk0p5 EMMCBOOT.MBN (boot loader, has odin download mode)
/dev/block/mmcblk0p6 amss.mbn
/dev/block/mmcblk0p7 emmcparam.bin
/dev/block/mmcblk0p8 boot.img (linux kernel)
/dev/block/mmcblk0p9 adsp.mbn (baseband)
/dev/block/mmcblk0p10 rmt
/dev/block/mmcblk0p11 rmt
/dev/block/mmcblk0p12 persist.ext4
/dev/block/mmcblk0p13 recovery.img (linux kernel+initrd for recovery mode)
/dev/block/mmcblk0p14 param
/dev/block/mmcblk0p15 system.ext4
/dev/block/mmcblk0p16 cache.ext4
/dev/block/mmcblk0p17 data.ext4
/dev/block/mmcblk0p18 preload.ext4
/dev/block/mmcblk0p19
/dev/block/mmcblk0p20 all 0's
/dev/block/mmcblk0p21 all 0's
/dev/block/mmcblk0p22 all 0's
/dev/block/mmcblk0p23 all 0's
/dev/block/mmcblk0p24 all 0's
/dev/block/mmcblk0p25 all 0's
/dev/block/mmcblk0p26 all 0's
/dev/block/mmcblk0p27 efs (encrypted fs)
/dev/block/mmcblk0p28 /mnt/sdcard


Credits:VanillaTbone,s0unds,KemikalElite, jocala, Wildchild, bpear96, camcory, Intercepter and others. If your name belongs here or you have info that needs to be added please speak up!
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Rooting the original Exhibit II via zergrush: Please read DooMLoRD's Easy Rooting Thread

Please note that this method does not work with Android 2.3.6 on the Galaxy Exhibit.
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Galaxy Exhibit cwm-based recovery v6.0.1.2

6.0.1.2 has new features, including better support for both external and internal SD cards, faster backups and restores with a new backup format that de-duplicates data in between backups. Exclusive features for Galaxy Exhibit include:

wipe menu with rom wipe
All system wipes under one menu: rom (system/cache/data),cache,dalvik,cache/dalvik,data.

Stack zip files for installation:
Flash cm9 & gapps, etc. Select as many zip files for installation as you choose. Flash them all with one command.

Install system images:
Drop any recognized system image into a folder on your phone and recovery can flash it. You can even drop the entire contents of an odin tar/md5 file in a folder and cwm recovery will flash it all automatically.

All images must conform to Odin naming standards:
Quote:

adsp.mbn
amss.mbn
boot.img
cache.img.ext4
preload.img.ext4
recovery.img
system.img.ext4

This is regular interface, not touch.

cwm.6012.t679.zip

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To initially install Galaxy Exhibit Custom Recovery you need to:

1. Copy cwm.galaxy.exhibit.zip to your internal SD storage.

2. Boot into stock recovery:

Starting recovery: Press & hold Vol-Up, then press & hold Power. Shortly after the plain white Samsung logo appears, release both buttons.

Or a different method some find easier:

* Pull the battery from your phone.
* Connect phone to your pc via usb.
* Press & hold Volume-up
* Insert battery

Recovery should start after the Galaxy Exhibit/T-Mobile logo.

3. Press the capacitive menu button (left bottom button) when you see the open white box and droid. Choose 'apply update from sdcard' and select the cwm.galaxy.exhibit.zip file.

If you already have cwm installed, to update follow the steps above, booting into your current cwm instead of stock recovery.

Should you need to install ClockworkMod via Odin:
cwm.6012.tar
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We have needed a new thread for our phone, thanks for making this!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kingdavidd

We have needed a new thread for our phone, thanks for making this!

You're welcome. Just fyi, I'm no longer going to post in the old dev thread or discussion thread. I also plan to make good use of the <reserved> posts above for Galaxy Exhibit links and information.

I'm committed to this phone for the long haul, so thanks for joining me here. I hope this thread will be used for any general discussion of our Galaxy Exhibits (concerning development as well). I also hope folks will evangelize and point people here rather than carry on in the older abandoned OP threads.
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Nice job jocala! Thanks.

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So the rom is stock exhibit after the update... Other than being rooted and the custom recovery, correct? Much rather flash that then go back to stock then update. Thank you for that.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by jocala

You're welcome. Just fyi, I'm no longer going to post in the old dev thread or discussion thread. I also plan to make good use of the <reserved> posts above for Galaxy Exhibit links.

I'm committed to this phone for the long haul, so thanks for joining me here. I hope this thread will be used for any discussion of our Galaxy Exhibits.

Yea all the old threads OP's abandoned them and the original post had all old info, I am glad you're dedicated to this phone!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SurgeRush

So the rom is stock exhibit after the update... Other than being rooted and the custom recovery, correct?

Yep, that's it. Purely stock except for root, busybox & recovery.

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