[GUIDE] [Flashing ROMs] Step-by-step

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mikeeo019

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Hello! I started this thread as it seems it's too hard for lot of people to search for guides about flashing. This is a way to get rid of useless posts like: "What is flashing?" "How to flash?" "Can I haz a cheezeburger?" Be grateful :D

DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible of any issues you might have by using my guide. Flashing always includes a risk of bricking your device. Dont come to cry. You've been warned!

The list of ROMs can be found HERE

-Download ODIN Multidownloader 4.43. Link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=W6CMP1LA
-After it has downloaded, extract it anywhere u want (i suggest desktop, easier)
-RUN ODIN.
-Power off your phone.
-Put your phone into downloading mode. Hold together: Power+Volume Down+Home (phone boots to Downloading mode)
-Connect your phone to PC via USB cable.
-Wait for the drivers to install. After that, in ODIN, one of the top line "bars" should turn yellow and some text should appear there.
-Download the AriesVE.ops file and check it as OPS. Link to download (attached, scroll down the first post, credits goes to manveru0): http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1331164
-Then check the 'one package' from the top left
-The ROM you've downloaded, check it as one package. If it's MD5 file. Then click flash.
-Flashing will take about 9 minutes.
-When you see "Close serial port and wait until rebooting" in odin, you can unplug your phone.
-Enjoy!

-If the flashing doesn't complete. Or you face some other problems, just try another USB port, or computer if possible

NOTE: If the ROM includes several files you should check them all. For example XXKP4 2.3.4 Rooted, screen shot:
odine.jpg
 
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mal13

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Thanks for guide...finally someone made it.
May i add... if flashing gets stuck somewhere... try another usb-cable and/or usb-port. If possible another computer.
 
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Gramrock

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Odin Link doesnt work bro....

Whats their Official Site anyways ? cant find via google

---------- Post added at 10:49 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:21 PM ----------

Okay got it, I downloaded the I9001ZSKP6 ROM but theres no .OPS file, what to do now ?
 
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mikeeo019

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Odin Link doesnt work bro....

Whats their Official Site anyways ? cant find via google

---------- Post added at 10:49 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:21 PM ----------

Okay got it, I downloaded the I9001ZSKP6 ROM but theres no .OPS file, what to do now ?

I've included the .ops file in the first post. Just open the link and scroll down the first post.
 
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Gramrock

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Okay man, ur Guide is Great, I'm a beginner and the describtion is very nice, very precise step by step orders.

u got a thanks, and hope u will keep up the helpful work !
 
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BackDaws

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well im well chuffed, i just flashed to 2.3.6.

is this the same procedure for all roms ?

this version is so much better than my stock 2.3.3, its so much more responsive. :)
 

mikeeo019

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Any of these (yes it is typo), but actually I was thinking about KG3 v2.3.3 ROM ?

Edit: I just see you wrote that i can't flash from recovery.

Do you know why? What is needed to flash from recovery ?

through cwm Flashable boot.img and correct signing. AFAIK. im not a dev so dont blame me giving incorrect info. Thats for sure you cant flash .smd and .md5 files by cwm :)
 

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    Hello! I started this thread as it seems it's too hard for lot of people to search for guides about flashing. This is a way to get rid of useless posts like: "What is flashing?" "How to flash?" "Can I haz a cheezeburger?" Be grateful :D

    DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible of any issues you might have by using my guide. Flashing always includes a risk of bricking your device. Dont come to cry. You've been warned!

    The list of ROMs can be found HERE

    -Download ODIN Multidownloader 4.43. Link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=W6CMP1LA
    -After it has downloaded, extract it anywhere u want (i suggest desktop, easier)
    -RUN ODIN.
    -Power off your phone.
    -Put your phone into downloading mode. Hold together: Power+Volume Down+Home (phone boots to Downloading mode)
    -Connect your phone to PC via USB cable.
    -Wait for the drivers to install. After that, in ODIN, one of the top line "bars" should turn yellow and some text should appear there.
    -Download the AriesVE.ops file and check it as OPS. Link to download (attached, scroll down the first post, credits goes to manveru0): http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1331164
    -Then check the 'one package' from the top left
    -The ROM you've downloaded, check it as one package. If it's MD5 file. Then click flash.
    -Flashing will take about 9 minutes.
    -When you see "Close serial port and wait until rebooting" in odin, you can unplug your phone.
    -Enjoy!

    -If the flashing doesn't complete. Or you face some other problems, just try another USB port, or computer if possible

    NOTE: If the ROM includes several files you should check them all. For example XXKP4 2.3.4 Rooted, screen shot:
    odine.jpg
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    Thanks. Can i flash custom roms too without being rooted?

    Again, depends on the ROM and type of package (Odin or not). Haven't tried it with a stock ROM and an Odin package (I guess that should work).

    But don't worry too much about being rooted or not. Rooting is a very simple process and can easily be reverted. Start flashing one of the many stock roms and see how that goes.

    Next try rooting your device and install Feamod Recovery (see other thread).

    When your device still feels ok, and you have tried to make your first backup in Feamod (and could successfully restore it - don't worry, all these things do not hurt your phone and can be reverted), then start looking into Custom Roms...

    In all cases my advice is always:

    * Take more than enough time when you start (at least 4 hours even though the actual process takes only 10 minutes you may end up in debugging why something does not work
    * Preferably take a backup of everything you have - best is backup through Feamod Recovery (and make sure to test restoring the backup at least once)

    Regards,

    Nika.
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    Hi Taiji,

    Wow, solved it in only one hour time! Impressive, because trust me - I've worked with some people for hours to get their phone onto Cranium RC7 :)

    I guess rooting might be one of the reasons for that specific ROM not to work. The Odin packages have been tested, but it looks like just by me (and for me it worked fine when I followed the procedure mentioned in several posts of the Cranium thread).

    Nevertheless, thanks for posting this - it is definitely useful for several newbies, also to understand the consequences of installing new (custom) ROMs. For stock ROMs (XXKPS, etc.) it's working a lot easier, just follow the steps in the OP of this thread and you'll be allright - they are from Samsung and installing them through Kies always works (as far as I have seen)...

    Regards,

    Nika.
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    Thanks for guide...finally someone made it.
    May i add... if flashing gets stuck somewhere... try another usb-cable and/or usb-port. If possible another computer.
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