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Samsung Galaxy Appeal(Ace Q) SGH-I827(D) (AT&T GoPhone) - Root, Free Unlock

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28th May 2013, 12:15 AM   |  #1  
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Hardware
800MHz Cortex A5 MSM7227A processor, Adreno 200 GPU, 512MB RAM (400MB free in system).
Full QWERTY keyboard, 3MP back camera fixed focus w/out LED flash, QVGA capacitive display (5 touchpoints).

This was all done on the I827D from Telus. I was not able to retrieve the Odin stock factory image from Checkfus though.

The phone is retailing for $80 CAD right now, making it one of the least expensive Android devices on the market with these specs.

Internally it is very similar to the Galaxy Mini 2, which still retails for around the equivalent of $125USD.


Root

Confirmed root method here, with Poot exploit package:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2236445

Do not require a PC. This will inject the su binary into your device. Then you need to manually install Chainfire Superuser and restart your phone.

Free unlock
No root required
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1958859

My I827D (Telus) never gets the 6th screen, but after NVDATAINITIALIZE, my device is fully unlocked already.


Other Notes
Some people have ported CWM for this device, but at the moment there are no custom ROMs for this worth installing, so I wouldn't bother.

Samsung appears to be using an ondemand governor for some weird reason. Interactive governor is present and gives it a nice boost. Touchwiz launcher appears makes the phone sluggish.

I827D stuff
Telus firmware code for 2.3.6
SGH-I827ZSDTLS
PDA/Phone: I827DTLLE4
CSC: I827DOYBLE4

Telus firmware has built in tethering support. If the AT&T one doesn't I can dump the ROM.
Partitions
Code:
/dev/block/mmcblk0p16 /system ext4
/dev/block/mmcblk0p17 /cache ext4
/dev/block/mmcblk0p18 /data ext4
/dev/block/mmcblk0p19 /efs ext4
Code:
cat /proc/partitions
major minor  #blocks  name

 179        0    3817472 mmcblk0
 179        1         20 mmcblk0p1
 179        2        150 mmcblk0p2
 179        3      20480 mmcblk0p3
 179        4          1 mmcblk0p4
 179        5       1000 mmcblk0p5
 179        6       1000 mmcblk0p6
 179        7       2000 mmcblk0p7
 179        8      12288 mmcblk0p8
 179        9       3072 mmcblk0p9
 179       10       3072 mmcblk0p10
 179       11       8192 mmcblk0p11
 179       12      12288 mmcblk0p12
 179       13       4096 mmcblk0p13
 179       14       4096 mmcblk0p14
 179       15        512 mmcblk0p15
 179       16     512000 mmcblk0p16
 179       17     153600 mmcblk0p17
 179       18     956416 mmcblk0p18
 179       19      12288 mmcblk0p19
 179       20      24576 mmcblk0p20
 179       21       4096 mmcblk0p21
 179       22      51200 mmcblk0p22
 179       23    1924534 mmcblk0p23
 179       24       4096 mmcblk0p24
This looks almost identical to Jena (Mini 2): http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=30317179


This looks a lot like the Mini 2. This is probably a good starting point here: https://github.com/TheWhisp/

Jena's partition naming from nandroidonline
https://github.com/ameer1234567890/O...4nandroid.jena

If the partition maps match, boot image is partition 8, recovery is 12, and efs is 19.
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28th May 2013, 07:06 PM   |  #2  
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Telus Galaxy Ace Q I827D CWM Recovery 6
CWM 6.0.3.2 ported from Mini 2 built by theWhisp: (cwm-6.0.3.2-jena-build-3.tar.md5 http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2156194)

Both are stock Samsung kernels pulled from my device.

To enter recovery, use T+Power from a power off state. Now I haven't tried rebooting into recovery from shell yet. Hopefully that works too

You can extract the recovery.img directly from the Odin tar archive.

I used dd to flash my recovery. The root shell command from your device is:
Code:
dd if=/sdcard/recovery.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p12
Untested for Odin PDA flash:
I repacked for Odin using instructions from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=926546


recovery_TLLE4-i827D.zip contains the raw stock recovery dump for TLLE4


Edit:
Found 1 issue with this recovery. To get adb working, you have to make sure the phone enters recovery without USB attached from power off. Not sure what might be causing this. It's not a deal breaker, because recovery is working fine otherwise. Made a nandroid to be sure...
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17th July 2013, 10:50 PM   |  #3  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xaueious

CWM 6.0.3.2 ported from Mini 2 built by theWhisp: (cwm-6.0.3.2-jena-build-3.tar.md5 http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2156194)

Both are stock Samsung kernels pulled from my device.

To enter recovery, use T+Power from a power off state. Now I haven't tried rebooting into recovery from shell yet. Hopefully that works too

You can extract the recovery.img directly from the Odin tar archive.

I used dd to flash my recovery. The root shell command from your device is:

Code:
dd if=/sdcard/recovery.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p12
Untested for Odin PDA flash:
I repacked for Odin using instructions from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=926546


recovery_TLLE4-i827D.zip contains the raw stock recovery dump for TLLE4


Edit:
Found 1 issue with this recovery. To get adb working, you have to make sure the phone enters recovery without USB attached from power off. Not sure what might be causing this. It's not a deal breaker, because recovery is working fine otherwise. Made a nandroid to be sure...

I had this device rooted at the beginning of the year . CWM and root. I suppose if you want to keep the flash counter down this would work though.

As far as I know, I was the first one to root and CWM this. I also have v.6.0.2.8 CWM built from source.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Motorhead1991

I had this device rooted at the beginning of the year . CWM and root. I suppose if you want to keep the flash counter down this would work though.

As far as I know, I was the first one to root and CWM this. I also have v.6.0.2.8 CWM built from source.

Okay sure. I didn't find the information posted reliably here though.


Resync with theWhisp's latest recovery to fix adb, CM6.0.3.5... Pretty untested. Tested booting and adb working. Not for recovery flashing. Raw image.
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at&t stock rom?
Hi everyone,

this is my very first post on any type of message board, so please forgive me if i sound like a noob.

I have a Telus SGH-i927d with telus firmware (android 2.3.6), which has no spanish language option (only english, french, and korean). does anyone know how to install spanish as an option? if that's not possible, does anyone have the at&t firmware for this phone, as that's likely to have a spanish option.

thanks!
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Sorry to bump an older thread but i have a question... where do i find roms for this phone? Anyone have experience with which latest version runs smoothly?
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Sorry to bump an older thread but i have a question... where do i find roms for this phone? Anyone have experience with which latest version runs smoothly?

please rom for galaxy appeal?

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