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[MOD][V3.1][06/07/12] 26.13.04.19 Radio lib-ril/gps .so updater-CM9 & AOKP based ROMs

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By EdKeys, Senior Member on 3rd May 2012, 02:48 AM
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FOR CM9, ANDROMADUS & AOKP BASED ROMS

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Update to Version 3.1 Why? I have done some research on flashing radio images and found some interesting information. Apparently there are 2 files that pertain to radios in the RUU releases, a radio.img and a rcdata.img. We all have been flashing only the radio.img file but the rcdata.img contains further carrier information that directly relates to information in the build.prop file. I have put together a new 26.13.04.19 radio zip file that contains both the radio.img and the rcdata.img. The .img files were taken directly from the latest T-Mobile RUU release. This new radio/rcdata zip needs to be flashed through bootloader just like you flashed a radio in the past. As usual, you''ll need to rename the zip file to PC10IMG.zip before you reboot into bootloader. Check the MD5 Sum after you download the file to your sdcard to make sure it matches the following:

MD5 Sum: 360EA26286DEC39FC8008B266F470839

DOWNLOAD VISION_RADIO_RCDATA_12.62.60.27_26.13.04.19.zip

MIRROR: http://www.mediafire.com/?vdecstne5uuvuxn

I have also updated information in the build.prop patcher with the proper information to match the information in the rcdata.img. This is now Version 3.1. After you flash the radio/rcdata img from the above link through bootloader, download the latest version 3.1 and flash through recovery along with the EFS wipe.

Several months ago T-Mobile released it's latest update for the G2. The OTA update contained new radio firmware and updated ril library files. Many of us running CM7 that flashed the .19 radio and matched the updated lib-ril files that were contained in this release found improvements in performance and most noticeably an improvement in battery life. It was later incorporated into Tsubus' ILWT CM7 ROM. You can find the CM7 lib-ril matching thread here and read users comments after updating the files.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1335127

I have compiled a new mod for CM9 & AOKP based ICS ROMS that should offer similar results. This has been tested with CM9, Andromadus and AOKP builds.

ATTENTION: I am not responsible if you brick your phone or if it starts a fire in your apartment by using this mod! USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!

Procedure:

If you are not running the .19 radio along with the latest rcdata.img, download from the above link. If you need further flashing instructions get them here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=970809

Make a complete backup with recovery.

Download the updater and flash through recovery. This will patch your build.prop file and update your radio ril and gps .so files. Many thanks to GinoAMelone for supplying the code to patch the build.prop file without having to replace it.

Download Version 3.1 - 26.13.04.19 Radio - ril and gps .so updater for CM9 based ROMS

MIRROR: http://www.mediafire.com/?6ausxuv6ppxhs0m

IMPORTANT: While you are in recovery, wipe your cache and dalvick cache and wipe the efs partitions by flashing the Vision EFS partition wipe tool.

Download EFS Partition Wipe Tool



Reboot your device and you're good to go.

NOTE: At first boot, it might take a little longer than usual for you to connect to your local towers since you've wiped your radio data and the efs partitions need to be re-populated with the new data. This also means you'll need to be outside and wait several minutes for a new gps lock as the new data is obtained from the satellites.

Don't forget to hit the thanks button if this works out for you!
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3rd May 2012, 05:06 AM |#2  
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OK just tried it and all is working well now. I used the files put them in the correct places and the gps didnt work. Then I flashed the file in your op and the installation aborted, BUT my gps is working now. I dont know how though.
Thanks for all the work (and yes I hit the thanks button)!
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3rd May 2012, 05:30 AM |#3  
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Will be trying this later tonite after I flash the latest Andromadus test nightly.
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3rd May 2012, 06:24 AM |#4  
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OK just tried it and all is working well now. I used the files put them in the correct places and the gps didnt work. Then I flashed the file in your op and the installation aborted, BUT my gps is working now. I dont know how though.
Thanks for all the work (and yes I hit the thanks button)!

Thanks for the heads up on the gps update file...I linked to the wrong file. I'll correct that now.

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3rd May 2012, 08:53 AM |#5  
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Will this work for the unofficial CM9 ROM? Also, thank you for doing this again. When i matched .so files on CM7.2, that was the first time i ever managed to eliminate the constant battery drain that i would always suffer from when using CM7. I hope that now we can see similarly amazing battery life on CM9 .

Also, would i be able to push those files to their respective directories through ADB? Or is it better to just use root explorer for copying them to where they're meant to go?
3rd May 2012, 02:41 PM |#6  
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Tried it with [ROM][02-05-12][ICS|CM9] CyanogenMod 9.0.0-RC0 BETA 3 [Unofficial].

Signal was better before using those RILs so i restored my old ones.
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Tried it with [ROM][02-05-12][ICS|CM9] CyanogenMod 9.0.0-RC0 BETA 3 [Unofficial].

Signal was better before using those RILs so i restored my old ones.

If matching the radio drivers (that were released at the same time with the radio firmware) is giving you a worse signal this could be evidence that you are using the wrong radio with your particular carrier in France. The .19 radio was released by T-Mobile USA. You might want to try the radio released with the latest Desire Z AOSP ROM by your carrier if you encounter other issues such as echos in calls, dropped calls with call waiting etc. Sorry this didn't work out for you but thanks for giving it a go!
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Will this work for the unofficial CM9 ROM? Also, thank you for doing this again. When i matched .so files on CM7.2, that was the first time i ever managed to eliminate the constant battery drain that i would always suffer from when using CM7. I hope that now we can see similarly amazing battery life on CM9 .

Also, would i be able to push those files to their respective directories through ADB? Or is it better to just use root explorer for copying them to where they're meant to go?

This should work for any ICS ROM that is CM9 based. Right now I'm getting battery life as good as I was getting with CM7 with the matched .so files and my GPS locks quick with NMEA strings and 9-11 satellites in view. Data switching handshakes are very quick, seemingly more quickly than CM7.

ADB will work fine. Anyway you get those files over to your system folders is OK. I've actually opened up the ROM zip folders before flashing and moved them there that way, but I believe you have to have an ENG H-boot, which I have, to flash an unsigned ROM.
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Do I delete the previous files because it asks me to overwrite the file
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Do I delete the previous files because it asks me to overwrite the file

Yes, overwrite the old.

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3rd May 2012, 11:50 PM |#11  
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When I overwrite it says operation failed
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