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[BOOTLOADERS]CUSTOM Gingerbread Bootloaders for Vibrant - UPDATED [22/06/11]

Why did you install this?

  • I'm a flash freak!

    Votes: 245 45.4%
  • To remove the rainbows!

    Votes: 327 60.6%
  • For the better key mapping!

    Votes: 105 19.4%

  • Total voters
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adyscorpius

Senior Member
NOW WITH CUSTOM BOOTSPLASHES! MORE TO COME SOON...
All you guys, PM me any images you want as boot splashes, and I'll see what I can do...


SAFE TO FLASH, IF PROCEDURE FOLLOWED PROPERLY AND NOT INTERRUPTED

SOLVE YOUR RECOVERY AND RAINBOW PROBLEMS ON GINGERBREAD ROMS
WORKS ACROSS FROYO AND GINGERBREAD ROMS BASED ON SAMSUNG GALAXY S I9000 OR SGS-T959.
ALSO WORKING PERFECTLY WITH CYANOGENMOD AND MIUI
When we got Gingerbread ROMs, we also faced the issue of not being able to see the Recovery on the GB Kernels and having to see our screens go funny which were safely called Rainbows! Well, no more !! Flash these Gingerbread Bootloaders and there you go, no issues on Gingerbread except GPS!!


If You can ODIN to JFD, and can see the Download Mode, You can do this.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY USER ERROR. I HAVE THESE FILES WORKING 100% ONLY ON A SGS-T959 VIBRANT. FLASHING BOOTLOADERS IS RISKY IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING. HOWEVER, BASIC KNOWLEDGE AND COMMON SENSE MAKES IT SURE YOU WON'T GO WRONG WHILE DOING IT.[/CENTER]

This is a small attempt to create bootloader only flashables similar to EZ Boot on the Galaxy S forums, however for our T959 Vibrant... These bootloaders will only have the Vibrant Boot logo and not the I9000 logo, hence maintaining the original look of your phones...

Both the tar packages contain sbl.bin, boot.bin and param.lfs files and have md5 checksums to maintain file integrity when flashing with ODIN. They're working 100% for me... I flashed them atleast 5 times alternatively between them on 3 different ROMs before uploading. So yes, I know the packages are correct.

Gingerbread Bootloaders - No Rainbow - Fully visible Recovery on all ROMs]

Benefits - No more rainbows on Gingerbread 2.3 ROMs like Simply Honey GB, LiDroid, Asgard, etc.

Convenient Key Maps for entering Recovery and Download Modes. (I personally like these mappings over the Standard Vibrant Mapping as you can enter download mode directly without needing to turn off phone or remove battery etc...)

For Recovery - Lower Volume Key + Power Button
For Download - Upper Volume Key + Power Button

Froyo Bootloader - Revert to Vibrant

Benefits - Original bootloaders to revert to stock for Vibrant based ROMs. Also, for MIUI and CM7...

Key Maps
For Recovery - Both Volume Keys + Power Button
For Download - Both Volume Keys and Connect USB Cable

How to DO


ODIN Guide
Please follow this step by step, else I won't be responsible for any DAMAGE.

1. Enter Download mode on your phone.
2. Open ODIN on your computer.
3. Plug in USB and check if ODIN recognizes the phone.
4. Remove all ticks from ODIN, except PDA.
5. Select PDA and browse to the bootloader TAR package file you wish to flash.
6. Click on Flash.
7. If ODIN says PASS, long press power for 10 seconds and it'll reboot, else, repeat 2-6 again...

Avoid exiting download mode if you think the flashing wasn't correct. If however, the peogress window did not start flashing any file, you might just manage to safely reboot and re-enter download mode.

Please note, you do not need to use the PIT file since it will be used automatically from the native partition on the phone.

ODIN shall automatically verify the integrity of the tar package using the included md5 hash. However, for personal prudence, I'd suggest you do that before hand.



CUSTOM GINGERBREAD BOOTLOADERS DOWNLOAD LINK

1. Green Android Logo
- Mediafire Download Link
- MultiUpload Download Link

MD5 Sum - ab17ca277adbc3cd355d7f31ff89bee9

2. Rainbow in my Eye

- Mediafire Download Link
- MultiUpload Download Link

MD5 Sum - 42f2c260b6aa272592dd1f0f3cd77f0c

GINGERBREAD BOOTLOADER DOWNLOAD LINK

- MultiUpload Download Link
- Mediafire Download Link

MD5 Sum - b34df5c2db723eacc534013a011885ad

JFD ODIN File - For use after installing Gingerbread Bootloaders

http://www.multiupload.com/HRYJKFLKFQ "Thanks to laylovj"

MD5: 977E2136996E7138945447A8245D6776

If you have Gingerbread Bootloaders installed and you end up ODINing to stock (JFD), you will notice it changes the bootsplash to I9000. You can either reflash a GB bootloader again, or simply use the ODIN package above to do so.

VIBRANT STOCK (FROYO) BOOTLOADER DOWNLOAD LINK

- MultiUpload Download Link
- Mediafire Download Link

MD5 Sum - 754ecbd8e76d4f81bec49240031f3262

Video


The video here shows Galaxy S i9000 after ODIN. That is because I forgot to include the corrected param.lfs in the packages... However, its been included in the above packges.

Donation Link

I don't demand any donation, but if you think I helped, you may buy me a crate of beer, or contribute to my SGS II kitty by hitting the donation button under my Username. Thanks !!
 

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adyscorpius

Senior Member
Frequent questions / Additional Information

Reserved by OP:

DISCLAIMER: IT IS UNSAFE IF YOU ARE A NOOB! TAKE OFFENCE AND DON'T FLASH IT, RATHER THAN FLASH AND BRICK YOUR PHONE

Definition of a Noob

A person who does something to his phone not knowing what he did or what would happen next.

Definition of a DumbHead
All qualities of a Noob + I did not read the OP or FAQs.

FAQs:

1. Is it unsafe?
Flashing a bootloader incorrectly technically bricks your phone. So its like having a single shot at what you're doing, you either keep doing it right and shuffle between the bootloaders, or you do it wrong just once, and you might have a dead phone.

2. What ROMs can I use with the GB Bootloader?
You can use any ROM - 2.1, 2.2 or 2.3 without needing to alter affect your bootloaders as they are backward compatible. However, DO NOT FLASH OR ODIN the following packages
- ODIN Packages containing only an Sbl.bin
- ODIN Packages containing only a boot.bin

If the package contains both, it would technically upgrade/downgrade your bootloader, hence being safe if they are the correct files.

3. Should I flash this before/after flashing a new ROM
You can flash this at anytime, before or after, both are safe.

4. Will it affect performance?
Bootloaders are not known to alter performance. However, on Gingerbread ROMs ported from I9000, they have helped solve the presence of the Rainbow screens, and also allow you to view recovery directly from the phone.

5. Will my 3 button combi work?
If you have the Gingerbread Bootloaders, no. Use the combinations mentioned in the OP to enter both recovery and download mode.

6. Which .pit should I use?
The phone itself has its native .pit partition to take care of any such issues. So not using a .pit file will not affect/harm you. I suggest you not to use one. However, if you do use one, use this - s1_odin_20100512.pit
It is the same we use for ODIN to JFD or Eugene's Froyo that does not brick.

7. What to do when an Official Vibrant update for Gingerbread arrives?
Safest option - Return to Stock Vibrant Froyo bootloaders as in the OP. They will return you to factory bootloaders and any Gingerbread upgrades containing either an sbl.bin or boot.bin or both shall flash just fine. You may choose not to do this, if you're aware of what you're doing.

8. Can I ODIN to stock JFD like I always did?
The JFD Odin packages that I have seen don't contain sbl.bin or boot.bin ! Hence, till that's the case, its safe to ODIN to stock. Please check your ODIN tar packages using 7zip or WinRAR or any other Archive utility for absence/presence of the mentioned files. If they do appear, they should be present together. Else, if they don't appear, you are safe to ODIN to stock.

9. Whatever I flash, I end up in Recovery! What should I do?
Flash stock Vibrant bootloaders, then ODIN to stock JFD. You should be good to go here onwards... I only had this issue when I tried changing bootloaders over MIUI/CM7. Couldn't replicate on Samsung ROMs...
 
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adyscorpius

Senior Member
Very nice scorp! You just took a lot the guess work out of the process. Very simple and I feel best thing that could have happened for our phones. Awesome man!:)

Thanks man... :) Hope people start using it... It's not really that much of an issue really... I've replaced bootloaders over a 100 times over the last week with no issues... And that when I have the phone in India, so if its dead, I cant even get it replaced from T Mobile or the insurance... Lol
 

jcc332006

Retired Recognized Developer
Jun 18, 2007
4,126
1,299
Los Angeles
Thanks man... :) Hope people start using it... It's not really that much of an issue really... I've replaced bootloaders over a 100 times over the last week with no issues... And that when I have the phone in India, so if its dead, I cant even get it replaced from T Mobile or the insurance... Lol

Man I just flashed and it works like a charm. So dam simple now. Booted up so fast and rainbow is history!:)
 

kooksta

Member
Aug 31, 2010
37
4
salt lake city
My friend wants to know if she can flash the gb bootloader via sgs kernel flasher or cwm app on simply honey?? She has no CPU.

Sent from my GT-I9000 using XDA Premium App
 

adyscorpius

Senior Member
My friend wants to know if she can flash the gb bootloader via sgs kernel flasher or cwm app on simply honey?? She has no CPU.

Sent from my GT-I9000 using XDA Premium App

Nopes buddy, don't try that as of now... However I'm planning to upload one for the CwM App soon... Wait for a couple of days... I want to make sure its 100% safe before I release it publically. Till then, you can ask her to just borrow your PC or any other PC to flash it... Just need ODIN and the drivers...
 

Longcat14

Senior Member
Feb 13, 2011
1,589
142
Dallas
Guess I'll try it out as soon as I flash Simple Honey (downloading it right now).

EDIT: Sweet, worked great, and no more rainbow! Also love the easy way to get into recovery and download. Thanks. :)
 
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    NOW WITH CUSTOM BOOTSPLASHES! MORE TO COME SOON...
    All you guys, PM me any images you want as boot splashes, and I'll see what I can do...


    SAFE TO FLASH, IF PROCEDURE FOLLOWED PROPERLY AND NOT INTERRUPTED

    SOLVE YOUR RECOVERY AND RAINBOW PROBLEMS ON GINGERBREAD ROMS
    WORKS ACROSS FROYO AND GINGERBREAD ROMS BASED ON SAMSUNG GALAXY S I9000 OR SGS-T959.
    ALSO WORKING PERFECTLY WITH CYANOGENMOD AND MIUI
    When we got Gingerbread ROMs, we also faced the issue of not being able to see the Recovery on the GB Kernels and having to see our screens go funny which were safely called Rainbows! Well, no more !! Flash these Gingerbread Bootloaders and there you go, no issues on Gingerbread except GPS!!


    If You can ODIN to JFD, and can see the Download Mode, You can do this.
    PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY USER ERROR. I HAVE THESE FILES WORKING 100% ONLY ON A SGS-T959 VIBRANT. FLASHING BOOTLOADERS IS RISKY IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING. HOWEVER, BASIC KNOWLEDGE AND COMMON SENSE MAKES IT SURE YOU WON'T GO WRONG WHILE DOING IT.[/CENTER]

    This is a small attempt to create bootloader only flashables similar to EZ Boot on the Galaxy S forums, however for our T959 Vibrant... These bootloaders will only have the Vibrant Boot logo and not the I9000 logo, hence maintaining the original look of your phones...

    Both the tar packages contain sbl.bin, boot.bin and param.lfs files and have md5 checksums to maintain file integrity when flashing with ODIN. They're working 100% for me... I flashed them atleast 5 times alternatively between them on 3 different ROMs before uploading. So yes, I know the packages are correct.

    Gingerbread Bootloaders - No Rainbow - Fully visible Recovery on all ROMs]

    Benefits - No more rainbows on Gingerbread 2.3 ROMs like Simply Honey GB, LiDroid, Asgard, etc.

    Convenient Key Maps for entering Recovery and Download Modes. (I personally like these mappings over the Standard Vibrant Mapping as you can enter download mode directly without needing to turn off phone or remove battery etc...)

    For Recovery - Lower Volume Key + Power Button
    For Download - Upper Volume Key + Power Button

    Froyo Bootloader - Revert to Vibrant

    Benefits - Original bootloaders to revert to stock for Vibrant based ROMs. Also, for MIUI and CM7...

    Key Maps
    For Recovery - Both Volume Keys + Power Button
    For Download - Both Volume Keys and Connect USB Cable

    How to DO


    ODIN Guide
    Please follow this step by step, else I won't be responsible for any DAMAGE.

    1. Enter Download mode on your phone.
    2. Open ODIN on your computer.
    3. Plug in USB and check if ODIN recognizes the phone.
    4. Remove all ticks from ODIN, except PDA.
    5. Select PDA and browse to the bootloader TAR package file you wish to flash.
    6. Click on Flash.
    7. If ODIN says PASS, long press power for 10 seconds and it'll reboot, else, repeat 2-6 again...

    Avoid exiting download mode if you think the flashing wasn't correct. If however, the peogress window did not start flashing any file, you might just manage to safely reboot and re-enter download mode.

    Please note, you do not need to use the PIT file since it will be used automatically from the native partition on the phone.

    ODIN shall automatically verify the integrity of the tar package using the included md5 hash. However, for personal prudence, I'd suggest you do that before hand.



    CUSTOM GINGERBREAD BOOTLOADERS DOWNLOAD LINK

    1. Green Android Logo
    - Mediafire Download Link
    - MultiUpload Download Link

    MD5 Sum - ab17ca277adbc3cd355d7f31ff89bee9

    2. Rainbow in my Eye

    - Mediafire Download Link
    - MultiUpload Download Link

    MD5 Sum - 42f2c260b6aa272592dd1f0f3cd77f0c

    GINGERBREAD BOOTLOADER DOWNLOAD LINK

    - MultiUpload Download Link
    - Mediafire Download Link

    MD5 Sum - b34df5c2db723eacc534013a011885ad

    JFD ODIN File - For use after installing Gingerbread Bootloaders

    http://www.multiupload.com/HRYJKFLKFQ "Thanks to laylovj"

    MD5: 977E2136996E7138945447A8245D6776

    If you have Gingerbread Bootloaders installed and you end up ODINing to stock (JFD), you will notice it changes the bootsplash to I9000. You can either reflash a GB bootloader again, or simply use the ODIN package above to do so.

    VIBRANT STOCK (FROYO) BOOTLOADER DOWNLOAD LINK

    - MultiUpload Download Link
    - Mediafire Download Link

    MD5 Sum - 754ecbd8e76d4f81bec49240031f3262

    Video


    The video here shows Galaxy S i9000 after ODIN. That is because I forgot to include the corrected param.lfs in the packages... However, its been included in the above packges.

    Donation Link

    I don't demand any donation, but if you think I helped, you may buy me a crate of beer, or contribute to my SGS II kitty by hitting the donation button under my Username. Thanks !!
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    Frequent questions / Additional Information

    Reserved by OP:

    DISCLAIMER: IT IS UNSAFE IF YOU ARE A NOOB! TAKE OFFENCE AND DON'T FLASH IT, RATHER THAN FLASH AND BRICK YOUR PHONE

    Definition of a Noob

    A person who does something to his phone not knowing what he did or what would happen next.

    Definition of a DumbHead
    All qualities of a Noob + I did not read the OP or FAQs.

    FAQs:

    1. Is it unsafe?
    Flashing a bootloader incorrectly technically bricks your phone. So its like having a single shot at what you're doing, you either keep doing it right and shuffle between the bootloaders, or you do it wrong just once, and you might have a dead phone.

    2. What ROMs can I use with the GB Bootloader?
    You can use any ROM - 2.1, 2.2 or 2.3 without needing to alter affect your bootloaders as they are backward compatible. However, DO NOT FLASH OR ODIN the following packages
    - ODIN Packages containing only an Sbl.bin
    - ODIN Packages containing only a boot.bin

    If the package contains both, it would technically upgrade/downgrade your bootloader, hence being safe if they are the correct files.

    3. Should I flash this before/after flashing a new ROM
    You can flash this at anytime, before or after, both are safe.

    4. Will it affect performance?
    Bootloaders are not known to alter performance. However, on Gingerbread ROMs ported from I9000, they have helped solve the presence of the Rainbow screens, and also allow you to view recovery directly from the phone.

    5. Will my 3 button combi work?
    If you have the Gingerbread Bootloaders, no. Use the combinations mentioned in the OP to enter both recovery and download mode.

    6. Which .pit should I use?
    The phone itself has its native .pit partition to take care of any such issues. So not using a .pit file will not affect/harm you. I suggest you not to use one. However, if you do use one, use this - s1_odin_20100512.pit
    It is the same we use for ODIN to JFD or Eugene's Froyo that does not brick.

    7. What to do when an Official Vibrant update for Gingerbread arrives?
    Safest option - Return to Stock Vibrant Froyo bootloaders as in the OP. They will return you to factory bootloaders and any Gingerbread upgrades containing either an sbl.bin or boot.bin or both shall flash just fine. You may choose not to do this, if you're aware of what you're doing.

    8. Can I ODIN to stock JFD like I always did?
    The JFD Odin packages that I have seen don't contain sbl.bin or boot.bin ! Hence, till that's the case, its safe to ODIN to stock. Please check your ODIN tar packages using 7zip or WinRAR or any other Archive utility for absence/presence of the mentioned files. If they do appear, they should be present together. Else, if they don't appear, you are safe to ODIN to stock.

    9. Whatever I flash, I end up in Recovery! What should I do?
    Flash stock Vibrant bootloaders, then ODIN to stock JFD. You should be good to go here onwards... I only had this issue when I tried changing bootloaders over MIUI/CM7. Couldn't replicate on Samsung ROMs...
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    Thought I'd throw this ***** to the top, as there have been a lot of people asking about it.

    Sent from my SGH-T959 using xda premium
    4
    One thing I think ppl should be aware of for future reference. When we get our own Gingerbread leak I'm gonna bet that it only comes with an SBL.bin and not a boot.bin. If I'm correct, then I'm pretty sure flashing a vibrant sbl.bin with an i9k boot.bin would result in a hard brick (not positive though). SO, when we get our own GB leak it would be in everyone's best interest to revert back to the froyo vibrant bootloaders BEFORE upgrading to Gingerbread. Just an FYI. :)
    3
    ... what are these GB bootloader and how can i flash it.

    plzz help me i do not want that i do a noob thing and brick my device ...

    Two things you can do:

    * Read the OP (first post of this thread), which explains how to flash very clearly. For me, it takes about 5-7 seconds to flash via Odin. adyscorpius has some nice custom boot splashes as well (ie. I'm currently using the Rainbow In My Eye GB BL).

    * Read the recent discussions above your post.