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[For DEV] Samsung Galaxy S I9070 Advance kernel & platform source code

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By qzem, Senior Member on 7th May 2012, 02:43 PM
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Hello!

This is a thread where potential developers can get kernel and platform source code for Samsung Galaxy S I9070 Advance, and other info. I will try to update this until we will have first custom rom ready. I encourage everybody with some experience with android development, to share their knowledge with other users here. Please if any of you will make any progress in rooting, making recovery or developing custom rom, to write here in this thread or even start a new one if some major break trough will be made.

Ok so here are the links to sources (I don't know the diference between those to, but I guess it is region related):

GTI9070_GB_OpenSoruce

GTI9070_LA_GB_OpenSoruce

All sources, can be found HERE.

In the attachment you can also find some other info I've pulled from my phone, which used to be rooted, cause I had some test version. I hope all this stuff will help us get root access, custom recovery and last but not least a whole bunch of custom roms.


NOW LETS HACKING AND DEVELOPING BEGIN!!!



One more thing, PLEASE take a minute to VOTE for this phone to get its own forum section here on XDA. Just make a post in THIS THREAD. The device is not in the poll yet, so you must write a post in thread. THANK YOU!
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7th May 2012, 03:13 PM |#2  
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We've made a step into a right direction with a lot of help from forum I've made a working root method!


I've hard bricked my phone, so I am off the developemnt from this phone, only if by some chance I get a replacement. Sorry guys, in spirit of developing I've killed my phone .
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I wish I was better at kernel development... I would love some development for this phone!

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9th May 2012, 12:02 PM |#4  
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I've somehow managed to configure linux and pulled andorid sources from the repo, now I have to figured out how to compile a kernel. I have much to learn but if nobody else will give it a try, maybe I will succeed.
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yeah...we as new wannabe devs are learning back the basics...i'm still trying to figure out what to do about the kernel source...afraid of bricking my phone in the process... hehe.. but all the kernel sources for all regions has been released...
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yeah...we as new wannabe devs are learning back the basics...i'm still trying to figure out what to do about the kernel source...afraid of bricking my phone in the process... hehe.. but all the kernel sources for all regions has been released...

Dear friend. I come from China, now I already have a good i9070, I can help you with your test, you can send to my mailbox [email protected]
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hmmm...qzem, im getting stuck at initramfs...how do we get these for our phones? because the kernel can only be flashed safely when it is compiled with initramfs files from our phone... and for the phone to get custom recovery, i think they will also need initramfs files...
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hmmm...qzem, im getting stuck at initramfs...how do we get these for our phones? because the kernel can only be flashed safely when it is compiled with initramfs files from our phone... and for the phone to get custom recovery, i think they will also need initramfs files...

Same thing here. I have no idea how to get those, been asking around the forum an searching, but for now all the directions indicates that you need to have root access to get iniramfs. That really sucks...
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hahaha...from this point of view, all Samsung phones after Galaxy S Advance will be quite hard to root... I'm waiting for the Galaxy SIII to launch, and for someone to root it... Maybe then we will be able to use the same way to root our phone... If only we can see what's inside our kernel.bin.md5... I'm sure the files we needed are in there...
11th May 2012, 12:14 PM |#10  
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the initrams? u mean ramdisk?
grab stock boot.img and extract from it.
the stock boot.img can be grabbed from odin flashable stock rom.
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the initrams? u mean ramdisk?
grab stock boot.img and extract from it.
the stock boot.img can be grabbed from odin flashable stock rom.

Yeah.. We have the stock rom, but can't figure out which one should we extract the boot.img from.. There was system.img.md5, cache.img.md5, hidden.img.md5, modem.bin.md5, and kernel.bin.md5... So which one? My suspicion lies to the kernel.bin, but I have no idea how to extract it..

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