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By alovell83, Senior Member on 2nd September 2010, 07:21 PM
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Hi All,

I'm going to put this upfront, because it's more important than the FAQ. Though there names get repeated a bit in this post, a major credit goes to Koe & Appagom for providing a lot of know-how, testing, information sharing and answers to questions users have posted here. This thread wouldn't be half as valuable without them. They should probably consider getting donate links, as it's the popular thing to do around here anyways, and I'd surely give them a few 원 for some soju or their beverage/food of choice for enhancing my phone experience. If they do decide to do something like that, I'd encourage you to do the same if you've used their methods or have even delayed taking action until you saw and read about their successes, trials & tribulations before proceeding with anything risky.

Next important thing, please don't try to flash i9000 or any other SGS variant's firmware unless you are really prepared to experiment and fix your own problems.


I'm writing this because perhaps it will help us SHW-m110s users spread information and have a point of reference, perhaps even bookmark, to spread information specific to our phone. Many of our questions just get posted in the most recently replied to thread with the word "Korean" in it. Part of my goal will also be to provide an area that Korean users who speak little English will be able to post and have a discussion. I will start that process on my own and enlist help from others I know. Please feel free to contribute in any way you can in any of these areas.

With the Froyo update, I'd like to link to one of the more newsworthy and relevant development's due to increased system functionality we have at our disposal. Koe's guide on HowTo OpenVPN on the SHW-M110S (via StrongVPN and maybe others) can be found here Thanks KOE

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Tested on FroYo firmware versions DI29 and SK05

Prerequisites:
rooted (I also recommend SuperUser)
busybox installed
You understand the benefits of being able to connect to a stateside OpenVPN server.
openVPN server account


By request, other links to other guides or important topics available on XDA (or elsewhere) for the Galaxy S series if you haven't already come across them or just need a point in the right direction will be posted here. So, please let me know if you feel there is some other required reading before the test :

[REF] BIG FAQ! {Flash/Root HOWTO} {ADB&Tutorials} {T&T} {FW-Guide} [MUST READ!]

So, on with the FAQ/guide:

*please note, this is a highly work-in-progress thread and is meant to be supplemental to, not in place of, better, more refined guides featured in the I9000 board. I started to plan this about 24 hours ago but there continue to be questions asked out of place so I'm rushing this a bit

  1. Where can I find ROM "(insert name)"?
  2. How do I update my phone?
  3. Can I put a ROM from the i9000 or another SGS family on this device?
  4. What frequencies does the cellular radio operate on?
  5. Does that make this a world phone?
  6. What limited functionality have users experienced overseas?
  7. How do I use Voice search in Korean?
  8. What else is different from the I9000 and other versions of the SGS?
  9. How do I root my phone?
  10. Where is Samsung Apps/Samsung Apps store?
  11. Are there any other ways to download games in Korea?
  12. Does SK Telecom support OTA updates?
  13. How do I work the DMB tuner?
  14. Why aren't the Secret Codes aren't working?
  15. Can I change the SMS character limit from 80 to 160 characters?
  16. Can we get Social Hub on the phone?
  17. I want the boot animation, do you have it?
  18. This FAQ is terrible, but I have a question...
  1. Where can I find ROM "(insert name)"?
    Koe seems to have kept a good list, here.
  2. How do I update my phone?
    Download Kies 2.0 here > click on the magnifying glass to the right of "Kies" > click on the white button "Kies 다운로드" > run the file > install > important set your location (left box) to Korea (I assume this to be the default) and your language (right box) can be the language of your choosing.
  3. Can I put a ROM from the i9000 or another SGS family on this device?
    This is one of those, 'if you have to ask...stay far far away questions'. Essentially you can come in here if you want a suggestion on what ROMs we might be using at the time, but no, for the love of God don't ask about i9000 or other device ROMs. If you know how to get yourself out of a pickle you wouldn't even need to ask, and if you try and fail you'll be asking us to get you out.

    Right now most users are content with z4mod, though there are some Korean ROMs that will be brought up from time to time.

  4. What frequencies does the cellular radio operate on?
    *To be updated*
  5. Does that make this a world phone?
    XDA users have reported some phone functionality in Russia and the Philippines. And know specific carriers in the US that the phone may/may not be compatible with, and if this will work for users in the EU. It seems that most people, if they have the right APN information, have gotten working this in a variety of countries though there will be at least some U.S. carriers that aren't available and potentially other non-standard frequency users. Still, if I were living in another country I'd probably only get this from a distributor who I'd be able to get a refund from if I couldn't get it working - anything else and you're doing so at your own risk.
  6. What limited functionality have users experienced overseas?
    User ulrauko has reported no data functionality on his device in Russia.
    It is recommended to work with a local carrier to get APN information to enter into your settings in order to maximize phone functionality. Some users may continue to have 3G problems after this, it might be possible to check setting "data roaming" in wireless & network > Mobile networks, but it'd be wise to check with your carrier to see what happens if you end up roaming onto another carriers towers.
    Users precious_mew has reported that he can't use MMS due to his carrier while chester_go has reported an inability for his phone to see his phone number requiring him to edit his phone number (to any number, not necessarily his actual number) to send SMS without any problems receiving SMS. Since then, Chester has been able to "program" his SIM by using the following method:
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    -Removing the SIM card
    -Placing it in another phone that has the "My Number" option (I used an iPhone, heard that older Sony Ericssons work too.)
    -Entering my own number in international format (+63917~) (Prior to this, "Unknown" was also shown in the iPhone.)
    -Inserting the SIM back to the M110s.

  7. How do I use Voice search in Korean?
    Voice Search can be changed in settings>voice & input>voice recognition settings>lanugage...
  8. What else is different from the I9000 and other versions of the SGS?
    For now, I assume that we have different cellular radios. Also, we have a T-DMB tuner. We were given different stock software, originally missing Swype and a few other things, since then we have received Swpye through a firmware upgrade. We do utilize different firmware for our SHW-m110s than the typical international versions.
  9. How do I root my phone?


    Appagom's Evolving, and well well-supported, Post.

  10. Where is Samsung Apps/Samsung Apps store?
    The Samsung Apps store in Korea is a subset of SK Telecom's store, I highly doubt this would be accessible overseas as I think it's SIM card dependent. There you will find a full version of Asphalt for a free download. Please note, some games, even western games such as Farm Frenzy only have Korean language menu, while Asphalt has both English and Korean. I'd also guess there is no 24 hour return policy, but any confirmation would be great, and I have to presume that charges will be added to your monthly phone bill. *As of Froyo SK has partially, and poorly, integrated part of their(?) app store into the marketplace in a separate tab called "SKT"
  11. Are there any other ways to download games in Korea?
    Being rooted will allow you to run MarketEnabler and fake a SIM code to be in one of a few countries. I don't think anyone on this thread knows the legality of such actions, so do so at your own risk.

    *Note, as of Nov 15th, the Froyo update fast web installer is not functional. Will update if there is a change and I remember. Also, see Koe's guide to getting VPN working which can give you access to location restricted apps.
    I hold out hope that fast web installer for AppBrain will be updated to work on the SGS, there are reports that some items such as GoogleEarth can be installed in this manner where users can't find the app in the marketplace.
    There are also always "other ways" amongst them there are 3rd party sites such as slideme.org where you can find both paid and free games (some of which might not be available in the marketplace due to developer preference and/or marketplace restrictions). Slideme will work direct on the phone and you can also use it on your PC to download and sideload apps. As a matter of fact, games can be found by developers here at XDA which can be sideloaded. If you root your phone you will, hopefully, be able to use market enabler to sign as though you aren't in Korea (use wifi + airplane mode) and be able to download games directly from the marketplace. Additionally there are always the less legitimate ways.
  12. Does SK Telecom support OTA updates?
    User akbk84 reported to me in August that he did receive an OTA udpate. However, this was weeks after I had received my first, and I was perhaps on my 3rd or 4th update by then. He She (my apologies ) did, however, receive the most current update. I do not know what SK/Samsung plan going forward, perhaps just critical updates will be OTA. I personally have, and I kind of recall reading someone else might've, received an OTA camera update.

    Update: In the t-store there is an app called T-Upgrade, we believe it is supposed to give OTA updates to the phone. After downloading it didn't help me get the newest FW, so I'll post further information when I hear of a success story.

  13. How do I work the DMB tuner? The DMB tuner works best with the DMB antenna extended. Extend the DMB tuner, located on the top right of the phone above the power button.
  14. The secret codes were changed, or removed from, or broken during, an August firmware update. For now, we will keep a running list of working secrete codes here:

    Quote:

    TouchKey F/W Info - *#86824#
    - Has an "F/W Update" Button
    - Can set the "Menu" and "Back" key sensitivity

    SKT Admin menu (general settings, such as: network, system, sms, etc.)
    Quote:

    From the dialer enter: 319712358
    You will be prompted for a pasword: 774632

    thanks koe1974
  15. Can I change the SMS character limit from 80 to 160 characters?
    This seems to be a common question posed from people living outside of Korea. Handcent defaults to 160 characters before changing the message to an MMS, how this will affect your message setting and carrier costs have never been verified so please do some sort of conclusive test and update us. Within Korea, MMS/SMS have the same pricing and free allotment, so it doesn't seem to be necessary to have the 160 character difference, also I haven't heard anything about how this might affect the messages and how SKT would deal with and treat extra long SMS messages.
  16. Can we get Social Hub on the phone?
    As far as I know, no one has successfully extracted and loaded Social Hub onto our phones.
  17. I want the boot animation, do you have it?
    Yes, please go to this post for more information.
  18. This FAQ is terrible, but I have a question...
    Please ask, provide better answers, do whatever to help us improve our SHW-m110s experience.
Thanks all!
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2nd September 2010, 07:21 PM |#2  
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여기 한국어 faq 쓰겠습니다, 하지만 미국 사람 입니다. 그름, 한굴말 잘 못 합니다, 미안합니다.
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i'm hoping the mods will create a subforum for this model, since they seem to be doing it for all the models

or instead of that, they should combine all the forums into one

no idea what their plans are, but it's really messy as it's right now
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Agreed, if I wasn't busy writing this I might've actually posted a link in the Galaxy Tab forum regarding your proposal when I saw it pop up on my Google reader.
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re. the unlimited data option. it is currently available. i called SKT a few days ago and changed my plan to unlimited.
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re. the unlimited data option. it is currently available. i called SKT a few days ago and changed my plan to unlimited.

You are correct, this thread has paid for itself already!
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i'm so envious.... USA and Korea, and many other countries already have unlimited data

but we in Canada still stuck with limited data
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Ha, if I were still in the US I'd still be a bit jealous of the Korean system. U.S. buy a Galaxy S, get a gimped phone and be forced into a data plan (no FF camera, no tethering with the exception of Sprint in 4G areas). These days new contracts at the big two, AT&T and Verizon don't even get unlimited data IIRC (Verizon is implementing capped data, not sure on the timeframe)

In Korea you can buy a phone without a data plan, or a plan without a voice plan. Unlimited data plan with 200 texts and 300 minutes (I might've reversed those) is essentially less than half the price of the cheapest AT&T and Verizon plan with more than 1GB.

In summary, you can have:

contract free
no voice plan
no data plan
unlimited data on the super cheap
free tethering (not available on any carrier in the U.S. in the near future with the exception of Sprint but only on the 4G network)
Free wifi access points

Compared to Canada I pay less than 50CAD for my plan.


Also, not available on SKT, the carrier that has the SGS, but one more reason to be jealous of possibilities here...KT expands Wi-Fi coverage to all subways
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I found these at an korean site.
It's used with odin to root the phone.
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hope this help
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i think we should link all the other relevant Korean Galaxy S question to this topic, for a quick and easy index

i'll add them here as i find them

Korean Galaxy S Missing Features and Laggy
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=731466

[Q] Updating a Korean Galaxy S on a Mac
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=766310

Anycall Galaxy S?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=761040

Anycall Galaxy S?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=761095

Korea Figures
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=758447

Official firmware DG07 pushed out in Korea via Kies
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=725407

Android 2.2 coming to Galaxy S. Starting with the Korean version.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=723713

[Q] m110s EDGE problem
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=774508

Korean keyboard apk files from Korean Galaxy S?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=778256

[Q] Samsung Galaxy S SMS Problem
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=760159

Korean keyboard apk files from Korean Galaxy S?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=778256

[Q] Need help on fixing boot.bin and Sbl.bin for my Korean Galaxy S (M110S)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=790388

[Q] Anycall Galaxy stuck..>.> please HELP!
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=812106
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Note: we (mods) are discussing the best way to combine/organize all the Galaxy S sections for ease of use.

In the meantime, I'm making this thread a sticky in this section for easy reference, 'till we determine if it will get it's own section in the long run.
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