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By arkhan11, Senior Member on 19th October 2012, 11:10 PM
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Galaxy S Advance i9070 / i9070P
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This is just and index. I'm NOT responsible of your actions (bricked phone, world in crisis, space invasions, etc...).
Use this content at your own risk. Credits to respective devs



Specs
CPU: Dual core 1 Ghz ST-Ericsson U8500 NovaThor
GPU: ARM Mali 400 GPU (single-core)
RAM: 768 MB
ROM: 8 GB (micro sd slot available)
FFC (front facing camera): 1.3 MP
RC (rear camera): 5 MP
NO USB OTG support! arghh Samsung !!!
more specs here
Official Samsung's website
released in April 2012
shipped with Gingerbread 2.3.6

GT-i9070P is NFC version of S Advance.
For i9070P owners, read please --> "Just remember that flashing rom requires that you will use proper rom for i9070P NOT for i9070".

News
_ 4.1.2 UPDATE still being rolled out! Links in the line right below. Some countries (e.g. Indonesia) stuck on gingerbread (hope XDA and this index make your devices more... 'jelly')
_ 4.1.2 UPDATE for i9070 (NOT NFC version!) HAS STARTED TO BE RELEASED (some countries, more info here and full list here - you need to look for 'i9070' after clicking on the latest link)
_ here how to DOWNGRADE 4.1.2 -> GINGERBREAD

_ Jelly Bean 4.1 update for Galaxy Ace 2. Note that it has the same CPU of GSA
_ I'm sorry for not having updated the post in a month. I've been busy with university. Thanks to everyone who have sent me a PM as an alert! You rock guys!

benchmarks and reviews
http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_gala...view-732p3.php
some novathor benchs

comparisons
galaxy S advance VS galaxy S2 --> the galaxy s advance is really close to S2, sometimes better
galaxy S advance VS galaxy R --> the galaxy s advance beats the R in every aspect.

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

Before starting... (Read please)
- For those people wondering if it's possible to flash i9000 (Galaxy S) ROMs on the i9070 (Galaxy S Advance) the answer is NO. You CAN BRICK your phone. I'm NOT responsible of your actions.
- Don't use android sdk. use Odin tool with Kies installed.
- Samsung device drivers comes in Kies PC software. So Odin requires Kies to detect Samsung devices.
- Odin doesn't exist for Linux. Use Heimdall instead.
- You can't get in bootloader using Android SDK (an `adb reboot bootloader` just does a normal reboot).
- 'wipe data/factory reset' wipes only /data partition
- stock recovery usually performs signature verification for every zip-package you try to install. if the package is not signed by Samsung, then it will not be applied. you need a custom recovery to install zips with no restrictions.
- I don't have this phone, yet (I should buy it in weeks). So don't believe me without questioning. If I'm wrong, correction is welcome.
- A backup is always a good thing.

Guides ROOT, UNROOT & CO.
root for stock samsung firmwares
[ROOT] Root JellyBean
[HOW TO] Samsung Galaxy S I9070 Advance ROOT for most firmwares!
For i9070P "at Point 10 just choose XXLD3 (which could be downloaded from other site), it should work well" (original thread here 'Unlock Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-I9070P')
[GT-I9070] [ROOT] Rooting your Galaxy S Advance without increasing the Binary Counter

How to use Odin for GT-I9070
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1985398

Back to stock recovery, ROM, kernel
THIS WILL ERASE THE WHOLE CONTENT OF YOUR PHONE (backup first)
download latest stock firmware
download odin from tools 'collection' below
check if samsung kies is installed. if not, please install it.
do a full wipe if you have custom recovery installed, otherwise (teorically) temporarily boot twrp recovery to make a full wipe.
put the device in download mode
connect it to computer and open odin
watch this video from 1:06 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...-k3KfY5c#t=66s
done.
--> Tools are below.

Tools, firmware and recovery
Tools
Collection (thanks to xsenman)
[TOOL][Alpha] Any Kernel Flasher ★ GT-I9070
[GB & JB] Reset Binary Counter (network locked devices MIGHT have brick problems! read here) (thanks to Shaaan)

Firmware
firmware download
or on xda [LIST]All stock firmwares - Galaxy S Advance

Recoveries
[GT-I9070] [Kernel] [ROOT] Stock Kernel + TWRP Recovery for Galaxy S Advance
[Recovery] CWM 6.0.1.5 Clockworkmod recovery ATM is temporary mode only!

ROMS
Gingerbread ROMs
[ROM][KERNEL][18/10]JetMOD™ HD★GT-I9070★AROMA★xLoud★Bravia★Jelly★TZ kernel★More
[ROM][GT-I9070]AdvancedStock-GB
[ROM][SAMSUNG GT I9070][SGS Advance]Supressed ROM
[ROM] [SAMSUNG GT I9070] [SGS Advance] PRADA PORT
Chucky-Advance version final (external to XDA, it's in Spanish but should have English language inside)
[CM] CyanogenMod 7 [Alpha 1]

Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs
none

Jelly Bean ROMs
(from the most updated to the least one)

AOSP --> [Rom][JB][4.1.2] Pure Vanilla (AOSP) ★ Smoothness Refined ★ Solid stable
[ROM][JB][CM10.1][Touchwiz 5.0][UPDATE] By Woft 04/10/2013
[ROM][JB][DDULP8]HarshJelly ROM v2.2 - A pure touchwiz experience
CM based --> [Rom][CM10] Cyanilla
P.A.C. --> [DEV][ROM][I9070/I9070P]P.A.C-Man ROM (<--- still waiting update!)
[DEV][ROM] ParanoidAndroid 2.99 [BETA 9] (<---- development STOPPED! redirect here)
[ROM] Paranoid Android 3.69
[ROM] [PORT] [4.2.2] TIGER_JELLY v8 UNOFFICIAL Build-1 (16/9/13)
---------> older ROMs
[ROM][JB] MIUI v4 4.1.2
[ROM]LightJB v1.2 - with a touch of S4 - No Lag
CM --> [DEV][ROM][BETA3] Unofficial CyanogenMod 10 for Galaxy S Advance / S2 Lite (GT-I9070)
[ROM] [GALAXPERIA] 2.0 [JB 4.1.2]
[ROM] [JB] SUPRESSED ROM
[JB] Full JB ROM deodex + MODS
CM --> [DEV][WEEKLY]Unofficial CyanogenMod 10.1 | TeamCanjica
[ROM] TurboStock - Stock with a pinch of S4 [Supercharged]
[Rom][JB][Beta] Windows Phone Project
[ROM][JB] Slim-JB
[ROM] [JB] Optimus Droid - Buttery Smooth
[ROM][JB]Rom JellyMOD ★ AOSP themed ★ Butter Smoothness
[ROM][JB][1.0] PiDroid
Chucky-bean Rom [EXTERNAL LINK]
[DEV][ROM][ALPHA3][30/01] Unofficial CyanogenMod 10.1 for Galaxy S Advance (GT-I9070)
[COLLABORATIVE DEV PROJECT] Port Jelly Bean to S Advance from Galaxy SIII Mini (fixed link for sgs3 mini system dump is here) maybe abandoned!

Kernels
...for Gingerbread
[GT-I9070][Kernel][GINGERBREAD] Stock Kernel + TWRP Recovery for Galaxy S Advance
[ROM][KERNEL][23/11]JetMOD™ 3.2 HD★Swipe to Remove★15 Toggles★Turbo★JB Layout★Lots
[GT-I9070][Kernel][Gingerbread][Updated] CoCore Custom Kernel (thanks to johnnybr)

...for Jelly Bean
[Windows APP][I9070] --| TerminalKernel Beta 0.3 & Siri Settings |-- Flash JB Kernels
[Kernel][10/02/2013] CoCore-E 2.8
[JB][KERNEL][3.0.61][02/Feb] ThuϟderZap Reloaded 3.5 ★ Clockworkmod Recovery 6.0.2.7
[Release 28/1/2013][JB][KERNEL] SIRI KERNEL ★ A light and fast Experience ★

More...

Themes
[GT-I9070] [Theme] [PowerMenu] JackStow's Tweaks for Galaxy S Advance
[THEME] ICS Theme Galaxy s Advance i9070


MODS
NO lag anymore in UI
[APP][ROOT][1.6-4.x] ButtonLED v1.4 (19/01/12)
[Mod] 4 shortcut on lock screen (XXLPY)
Memory Manager - V6 Super Charger
[MOD][PORT] Ink effect

More threads
All things Discussion - Help, Problems, Advice (thanks to varun.chitre15)
Galaxy S Advance I9070




FAQ
Samsung Galaxy S Advance_FAQ - CyanogenMod wiki

[Q] As I understand, Samsung has been using an internal counter that will void your guarantee if you install a custom kernel, I'd like to avoid that.
[A] Flashing only system.img with Odin or Heimdall (use 1.3.1 version) does not increase the counter.

[Q] How to use ODIN to upgrade firmware on Samsung I9070
[A] Read here




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19th October 2012, 11:33 PM |#2  
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good job, you can add some links from My Android Collections for your model and update it to like this so most i9070 users will come to depend on it .
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Gud work

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Info 2 Clockworkmod
Guys i found this link on CWM's fb page...(sorry i cannot post the link before 10 posts)

builder.clockworkmodDOTcom/ (replace 'DOTcom' with '.com)'


Can anyone help me with the extraction of the required files please???
20th October 2012, 02:43 PM |#5  
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Guys i found this link on CWM's fb page...(sorry i cannot post the link before 10 posts)

builder.clockworkmodDOTcom/ (replace 'DOTcom' with '.com)'


Can anyone help me with the extraction of the required files please???

you can't build with this guide,because the kernel of s advance is in .bin format
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21st October 2012, 09:06 PM |#6  
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Hello everyone, I'm new here (trying to not be a n00b) I just purchased this phone and it's my first Android device, I like to learn how to do this sort of customization (I did with my PSP) so I read all I can before starting, to prevent messing my device. I think this post must be my start point, so thanks and let's begin.
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Hello everyone, I'm new here (trying to not be a n00b) I just purchased this phone and it's my first Android device, I like to learn how to do this sort of customization (I did with my PSP) so I read all I can before starting, to prevent messing my device. I think this post must be my start point, so thanks and let's begin.

Ok, happy you want to learn.
You have read something before start posting. So what do you know? We're trying not to flow the thread with noob stuff but to make it useful to most people as this device is really price accessible.

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Ok, happy you want to learn.
You have read something before start posting. So what do you know? We're trying not to flow the thread with noob stuff but to make it useful to most people as this device is really price accessible.

Well, I read about flashing, the TWRP ,the binary counter u.u, cutom ROMs, Odin, drivers, well, almost everything on this index and finally I decided to flash my device and I did it sucesfully with JetMOD, which looks pretty nice.

Yeah, I decided to purchase this device cause it was on my possibilities and it have nice specs, just wish that the update to Jelly Bean comes soon, and of course I'll be checking for new CRs

On the other hand, I'm studying Systems engineering, I don't think I'll do something on custom ROMs but I really want to develop Andoid apps.

I don't have any doubts right now, maybe on the future I'll have but before posting something I use to search everywhere, so cya
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Exclamation Full Format your S Advance
People, is there any way i can format my full phone, including the internal memory wipe, everything, and then installing a new stock firmware with odin mode??

I gave it a day researching about it, and found that using Fastboot i can wipe out everyhting with the fast boot command lines :

fastboot erase system
fastboot erase userdata
fastboot erase boot
fastboot erase recovery
fastboot erase cache


And so i installed the android SDK, adb and fastboot for it...everything was set, in cmd.exe, i typed adb devices and my device was found, and then doing a few adb command test i was sure about adb, but when i typed fastboot devices, nothing happened, no response..seemed like my device is not responding to fastboot

then i searched a bit on fastboot, and found out that it works in bootloader mode, if security is unsecure/unlocked (this i found it for nexus)..also tried the command adb reboot bootloader, but it just reboots my phone nothing new.
So im stuck at this point..!!

Please help me, PM me, Mail me anything...i want to know if im going in the right direction, if not, please guide me i'll be thankful!!!

PS: No issue if the warranty gets void, android is a open source platform unlike iOS, so it should be enjoyed to the fullest!!!

PSS: i may not know about command language or linux commanding, but im not a noob, and internet has a lot to give...also i learn quickly!!!
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USB OTG
is there a way that our phone can support OTG/ USB HOST, because even sony xperia go does support OTG (gsm arena says so, i have not personally seen/tested it)
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Question Video Tutorial on How to Root i9070
THANKS FOR MAKING THIS PAGE/POST!!

Anyways I was wondering.. would any of you be kind enough to make a video tutorial on how to successfully and safely root Samsung Galaxy S Advance... I've searched a lot in the internet but I didn't find any videos about this yet... Its odd that no one made a Rooting video on this great mid-range phone....

Thanks in "advance"...!!
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