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This thread is collection of all available data/tutorials about samsung galaxy gio,so it may save time for you guys.
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For Simpilfication each post will contain single tutorial, Main post will only used for New Updates

NOTE: Users Post starts at page number 3 , post number 21.

All tutorials are Below (Post number wise)

Post 2. How to Root Samsung galaxy gio
Post 3. How to Flash(Install/Update new firmware) Samsung Galaxy gio using ODIN (Firmwares and custom roms)
post 4. How to create ext2 partition for a2sd
post 5. How to Enable a2sd darktremor and what is a2sd darktremor?
post 6. How to Unlock Samsung Galaxy Gio (Carrier Unlock)
post 7. Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.59 For Galaxy Gio
post 8. How To Install ClockWork Recovery 5 on Glaxy Gio
 
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How to Root Samsung Galaxy gio gt-s5660 , gt-s5660M/L/v

The First Step In Modification of you Gio is Rooting , everything starts from Rooting. Many Applications Require Root access for working.
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How to Root Samsung Galaxy gio
Download root gb updated.zip file. and copy to SD card (not in any folder)
1. Shutdown/Power Off your Gio.
2. Put your phone in recovery Mode(press: Home button + Power button toghether)
3. In recovery mode, select Update from SD-card(Use Volume keys to navigate and home button for enter).
4. Search for the root gb updated.zip file on your SD-card
5. Run the update
6. Reboot
Phone will be turned on , An App SuperUser will be added , its mean you successfully done rooting , now you must be thinking you have done rooting and nothing really changed, let me tell you my friends its the first step real thing begins after this , read the whole thread and you'll find much more things than you imagined.
 
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Now you want to Update your firmware or want to try a Modified Firmware(Mod) , Lets start Flashing your device.

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Firmwares(Official unmodified):
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=16979769&postcount=547
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Custom Roms/ Modified Roms
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=16979810&postcount=548
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Make sure you have installed Samsung Kies it will install the drivers (Normally windows Install the driver itslef)
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Flashing Samsung Galaxy gio using ODIN



FOR MULTI FILE Firmware Package( example: APBOOT,CODE,MODEM,CSC)

Download ODIN 4.42
NOTE: Always do a fectory reset before and after flashing to avoid glitches.
1. Extract and Run Samsung S5660 Galaxy Gio ODIN 4.42 Downloader on your Desktop.
2. Open ODIN and Click OPS button and select and load: Gio_v1.0.ops
If you want to flash single file(.tar) click on Single package and locate the single .tar file in single package option . skip to step 7
3. Click BOOT button and select and load: APBOOT_S5660xxxxx_CL940762_REV03_user_low_true.tar.md5
4. Click PDA button and select and load: CODE_S5660xxxxx_CL940762_REV03_user_low_true.tar.md5
5. Click PHONE button and select: MODEM_S5660xxxxx_CL928654_REV03.tar.md5
6. Click CSC button and select: GT-S5660-MULTI-CSC-Oxxxxx.tar.md5
7. Turn the Samsung Galaxy Gio into Download mode by pressing ( Volume Down + OK + Power ) together.
8. Connect Cable phone to pc Make sure that the program detect the phone.
9. Click Start button if all set and ready,and wait until the program will finished downloading files. A word PASS! will appear if the flashing successfully completes.
The phone will then reboot,you can check and confirm the newly downloaded firmware version by typing *#1234# and then do a full reset by typing this Code *2767*3855#

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For Single package .tar file follow this
Download ODIN 4.42
NOTE: Always do a fectory reset before and after flashing to avoid glitches.
1. Extract and Run Samsung S5660 Galaxy Gio ODIN 4.42 Downloader on your Desktop
2. Open ODIN and Click OPS button and select and load: Gio_v1.0.ops
3. click on Single package On ODIN
4. Now click on last option single package and locate the single .tar file
5. Turn the Samsung Galaxy Gio into Download mode by pressing ( Volume Down + OK + Power ) together.
6. Connect Cable phone to pc Make sure that the program detect the phone.
7. Click Start button if all set and ready,and wait until the program will finished downloading files. A word PASS! will appear if the flashing successfully completes.
The phone will then reboot,you can check and confirm the newly downloaded firmware version by typing *#1234# and then do a full reset by typing this Code *2767*3855#
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How to create ext2 partition for a2sd

If you do not know what or why are you doing this, do not try this.
-----------------------------------------------------------------
NOTE: This Tutorial can be used to make other paritions as well (ext2,ext3,ext4)
-------------------------------------------------------------------
How to create ext2 partition for a2sd darktremor
1. Insert the memory card in card reader (don't use phone for partition making)
2. Open the "Partition Wizard"
3.Move/Resize Right-click on SDCard and choose Move / Resize
4.Select the partition size ((Don't have to formate complete card just resize)
5.Confirm your choice to "OK"
6.Right-click on the unpartitioned space
7.Click "Create"
8. A warning message appears, click "Yes"
9.Choose "Create as Primary"
10.Patrition type Ext2
11.Cluster size 4Kb Cluster size 4Kb
12.click "Ok"
13.click "Apply"
14.Finish
15.Now you can insert the card into the phone
 
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How to Enable a2sd darktremor and what is a2sd darktremor?

NOTE: a2sd darktremor does not work on most of Stock Roms, For Stock Roms you will need a flashable modified boot.img file you can request on Thread for your Rom or download already posted one , This Tutorial is about how to manually enable a2sd darktremor , Although some of Custom Roms can be by Default a2sd darktrmor enabled , but most of times you have to enable it manually, and almost every latest Custom Rom /Stock rom can support a2sd darktremor, so just enable it using this tutorial.
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**How to Enable a2sd darktremor **
your card must have secondery parittion ext2 primary cluster size 4k
You have to flash only hacked firmwares(In case ofSimpliGio or GioPRO v1.2 everything is installed and rooted , just enable a2sd darktremor using a2sd gui) fectory reset before and after flash..
http://download503.mediafire.com/flne7hx58zeg/1cv4ei51nnlvsln/SimpliGio.7z
root using this
http://hotfile.com/dl/126439902/86124e9/root_gb_updated.zip.html
Extract .zip file on sd card(a2s_enbler.sh+dtapps2sd-2.7.5.3-beta04-signed)
http://hotfile.com/dl/126440084/be40551/3_-_darktremor.zip.html

Install Terminal Emulator or use adb and run these comands

su
cd sdcard
sh a2sd_enabler.sh
reboot recovery (reboot recovery)

update using this file sh+dtapps2sd-2.7.5.3-beta04-signed.
Install a2sdgui from market and open app , click on Dalvik select Delvik Cache on SD-EXT and click on move , phone will reboot and it will be done
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What is a2sd Darktremor and what it does?????
In simple words ,a2sd darktremor let you install your all apps on sd card , so in this way internal memroy stay empty and phone perform better.

This is Darktremor Apps2SD, a multipurpose program that primarily allows a user to execute applications created for the Android OS on their Secure Digital card (with the proper setup...more on that later). But, Darktremor Apps2SD is all about stability. The goal is to be able for all users of the Android OS to be able to take advantage of a method to run their applications from a secure digital card.

But just because the Darktremor Apps2SD is all about stability, doesn't mean it isn't packed with features:

- Move applications (both free and paid) to the Secure Digital card.
- Move Dalvik Cache to run either from your Secure Digital card or from your cache partition and clears the cache on demand.
- Boot Loop Protection: prevents the phone from boot looping in the event the SD card could not be mounted.
- Dalvik JIT for faster performance on Roms which support it.
- User selectable sizes for the Dalvik heap sizes, allowing a user to freely optimize their system.
- Activate a swap partition on your SD card and sets how often the swap partition is utilized.
- Automatically fixes configuration issues.
- Users can check the free space on their SD card and check the installation to make sure all is setup correctly.
- Runs ZipAlign on demand...this makes your programs load faster.
- Built in help system for easy reference of commands.
- All features can also be reversed without repartitioning your Secure Digital card.
- New logging features assists in troubleshooting issues.
- Commands to set the Low Memory Killer feature at boot time. Great for those people who are the "set it and forget it" type.
- And more...
 
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How To Install ClockWork Recovery

NOTE: Your Phone Must be Rooted and must be above 2.3.3 to Install ClockWork Recovery
------------------------------------------------------------------
1.Download the CWM 5.0 v2 and copy to the Root (not in any folder) of your SD card

2. Put your phone in recovery Mode(press: Home button + Power button toghether)
3. In recovery mode, select the downloaded file from SD-card(Use Volume keys to navigate and home button for enter).
4. Search for the root gb updated.zip file on your SD-card
5. Run the update
6. Reboot

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    This thread is collection of all available data/tutorials about samsung galaxy gio,so it may save time for you guys.
    --------------------------------------------
    For Simpilfication each post will contain single tutorial, Main post will only used for New Updates

    NOTE: Users Post starts at page number 3 , post number 21.

    All tutorials are Below (Post number wise)

    Post 2. How to Root Samsung galaxy gio
    Post 3. How to Flash(Install/Update new firmware) Samsung Galaxy gio using ODIN (Firmwares and custom roms)
    post 4. How to create ext2 partition for a2sd
    post 5. How to Enable a2sd darktremor and what is a2sd darktremor?
    post 6. How to Unlock Samsung Galaxy Gio (Carrier Unlock)
    post 7. Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.59 For Galaxy Gio
    post 8. How To Install ClockWork Recovery 5 on Glaxy Gio
    14
    How to Root Samsung Galaxy gio gt-s5660 , gt-s5660M/L/v

    The First Step In Modification of you Gio is Rooting , everything starts from Rooting. Many Applications Require Root access for working.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    How to Root Samsung Galaxy gio
    Download root gb updated.zip file. and copy to SD card (not in any folder)
    1. Shutdown/Power Off your Gio.
    2. Put your phone in recovery Mode(press: Home button + Power button toghether)
    3. In recovery mode, select Update from SD-card(Use Volume keys to navigate and home button for enter).
    4. Search for the root gb updated.zip file on your SD-card
    5. Run the update
    6. Reboot
    Phone will be turned on , An App SuperUser will be added , its mean you successfully done rooting , now you must be thinking you have done rooting and nothing really changed, let me tell you my friends its the first step real thing begins after this , read the whole thread and you'll find much more things than you imagined.
    13
    How to create ext2 partition for a2sd

    If you do not know what or why are you doing this, do not try this.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    NOTE: This Tutorial can be used to make other paritions as well (ext2,ext3,ext4)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    How to create ext2 partition for a2sd darktremor
    1. Insert the memory card in card reader (don't use phone for partition making)
    2. Open the "Partition Wizard"
    3.Move/Resize Right-click on SDCard and choose Move / Resize
    4.Select the partition size ((Don't have to formate complete card just resize)
    5.Confirm your choice to "OK"
    6.Right-click on the unpartitioned space
    7.Click "Create"
    8. A warning message appears, click "Yes"
    9.Choose "Create as Primary"
    10.Patrition type Ext2
    11.Cluster size 4Kb Cluster size 4Kb
    12.click "Ok"
    13.click "Apply"
    14.Finish
    15.Now you can insert the card into the phone
    12
    Now you want to Update your firmware or want to try a Modified Firmware(Mod) , Lets start Flashing your device.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Firmwares(Official unmodified):
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=16979769&postcount=547
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Custom Roms/ Modified Roms
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=16979810&postcount=548
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Make sure you have installed Samsung Kies it will install the drivers (Normally windows Install the driver itslef)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Flashing Samsung Galaxy gio using ODIN



    FOR MULTI FILE Firmware Package( example: APBOOT,CODE,MODEM,CSC)

    Download ODIN 4.42
    NOTE: Always do a fectory reset before and after flashing to avoid glitches.
    1. Extract and Run Samsung S5660 Galaxy Gio ODIN 4.42 Downloader on your Desktop.
    2. Open ODIN and Click OPS button and select and load: Gio_v1.0.ops
    If you want to flash single file(.tar) click on Single package and locate the single .tar file in single package option . skip to step 7
    3. Click BOOT button and select and load: APBOOT_S5660xxxxx_CL940762_REV03_user_low_true.tar.md5
    4. Click PDA button and select and load: CODE_S5660xxxxx_CL940762_REV03_user_low_true.tar.md5
    5. Click PHONE button and select: MODEM_S5660xxxxx_CL928654_REV03.tar.md5
    6. Click CSC button and select: GT-S5660-MULTI-CSC-Oxxxxx.tar.md5
    7. Turn the Samsung Galaxy Gio into Download mode by pressing ( Volume Down + OK + Power ) together.
    8. Connect Cable phone to pc Make sure that the program detect the phone.
    9. Click Start button if all set and ready,and wait until the program will finished downloading files. A word PASS! will appear if the flashing successfully completes.
    The phone will then reboot,you can check and confirm the newly downloaded firmware version by typing *#1234# and then do a full reset by typing this Code *2767*3855#

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    For Single package .tar file follow this
    Download ODIN 4.42
    NOTE: Always do a fectory reset before and after flashing to avoid glitches.
    1. Extract and Run Samsung S5660 Galaxy Gio ODIN 4.42 Downloader on your Desktop
    2. Open ODIN and Click OPS button and select and load: Gio_v1.0.ops
    3. click on Single package On ODIN
    4. Now click on last option single package and locate the single .tar file
    5. Turn the Samsung Galaxy Gio into Download mode by pressing ( Volume Down + OK + Power ) together.
    6. Connect Cable phone to pc Make sure that the program detect the phone.
    7. Click Start button if all set and ready,and wait until the program will finished downloading files. A word PASS! will appear if the flashing successfully completes.
    The phone will then reboot,you can check and confirm the newly downloaded firmware version by typing *#1234# and then do a full reset by typing this Code *2767*3855#
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    9
    How To Install ClockWork Recovery

    NOTE: Your Phone Must be Rooted and must be above 2.3.3 to Install ClockWork Recovery
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    1.Download the CWM 5.0 v2 and copy to the Root (not in any folder) of your SD card

    2. Put your phone in recovery Mode(press: Home button + Power button toghether)
    3. In recovery mode, select the downloaded file from SD-card(Use Volume keys to navigate and home button for enter).
    4. Search for the root gb updated.zip file on your SD-card
    5. Run the update
    6. Reboot

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