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Finalforce1111

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Hey folks, I have some problems to download the needed software, all links aren't working, maybe some guys from samsung
are doing some censoring on the web...
Can anyone please send me working links for the stuff?
Thx in advance
 

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MrFrle

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I have a problem.
After successfully flash, phone reboots with Samsung logo only. The phone is able to to get into download mode, tried multiple times, same result.

Before flash, phone freezes for 10-15 sec in randomly manner, not software related. A friend from the workshop said that is was probably damaged board.

Any suggestions?
 
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flippolino

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Mar 28, 2008
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where are the usb drivers and the flashprogram?

Modified from my instructions posted in the wiki.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki/index.php?title=Samsung_Omnia_7#Updating.2FChanging_the_ROM

Updating/Changing the ROM
Before continuing with any of the following processes, you should note that (at present) there is no way to back up your user data. Things such as your contacts and emails can be re-downloaded from your phone since they are stored on remote servers. Multimedia items which have been synced with Zune to your PC can also manually be transferred back to your phone. However, things such as personalisation settings, SMS and MMS are lost. Programs can, of course, be re-downloaded from the Marktetplace - but this, again, is a manual process.

This process may also help your recover a "bricked"device - or rather one which does not successfully boot up into Windows Phone fully.

Hard Reset / Full Format
You may wish to hard reset the phone if you are experiencing software errors which are not fixed after a soft reset (pulling the battery out) or if you wish to clear the phone (i.e. you've just bought the phone second hand or are selling the phone).

To hard Reset your Omnia 7 without booting into Windows Phone 7, you have to:
  • Turn off the phone.
  • Turn on the phone, holding the Power + Volume DOWN + Camera buttons
  • Hit home button (Start) twice to begin.

Update/Change the ROM
Disclaimer:You should note that this process may void your warranty! Neither I nor xda will be held responsible for any damage caused, or refusal of warranty, by following this guide.

Before you can update your ROM you'll need to see if you can access the phone's Download Mode.

Accessing Download Mode
To update your ROM software, you will need to be able to access the phone's download mode.

  • Turn off the phone
  • Turn on the phone, holding down the Power + Volume UP + Camera buttons simultaneously.
  • When the phone turns on, release the power button.
  • A yellow triangle with an exclamation mark and a "download mode” message should appear.

If you are successful in this then you can continue with the flash. If you are unable to access download mode, then your phone has a faulty(?) bootloader. Follow the instructions in this forum post.

Download your ROM and flash tools
To flash the new ROM you will need:
  • Your new ROM.
    There are currently three ROMs available though the only difference is their locale (which you can change later in the settings). The 8700XXJK1 ## 2010 November CSC_Cetus_Europe_I8700XENJK1 can be found here. The ROM package is compressed in .rar format, the password is samfirmware.com
    Edit: A nice sticky thread now exists with loads of ROMs available here
  • Samsung Mobile USB Drivers v5.2
    Can be found here
  • Samsung WP7 Flash Program
    Can be found here

Now we're ready to flash!

  • Turn off your phone and disconnect it from the PC
  • Unrar the downloaded ROM package and install the Samsung USB drivers
  • Boot the phone into download mode (or insert your jig)
    download_mode.jpg
  • Now connect the phone to your PC. Windows should recognise your device and install the drivers (it may check Windows Update first, you can either skip this or just let it be).
  • Open the WP7 flash program. If you are prompted with an md5 error, don't worry! You should see now an Active COM port (green) in the program.
    logiciel_02.png
  • Drag and drop the ROM files (all four) into the program, a small box will pop up and check the files. It will disappear.
    logiciel_03.png
  • Click start and the flash process begins!
  • DO NOT interrupt this process. Keep the phone and PC connected throughout. After 10-15mins the phone will reboot and you'll have your fresh new ROM.

Some things to note:
  • Between steps 7 and 8 everything should go automatically.
  • After the phone reboots for the fist time, a screen with a phone and a computer with an arrow and a red cross over the arrow will appear - this is OK!
    There may be some delay between the phone asking for its new configuration settings and the flash program saying the flash is complete (a progress bar states it is still "Rebuilding"). It may be wise to just allow that progress bar to complete before inserting the new settings.
  • Depending upon what ROM you flash, you will find that your language and locale are probably not correct. You will need to change these in "Settings" for things such as Marketplace to work correctly.
  • If the Flash program does not recognise your device, try a different USB port. If that still doesn't work, try starting the program first and then plug in your phone.

Credits: Heathcliff74 and Erwan for the images.

Casey
The links to the drivers and the flashprograms don,t work. I only got a downloadmananger I don't want. How do I get them right? What is the code for the rom?
 

Syaoran

Senior Member
Jan 15, 2008
80
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This might be a stupid question, but does following log indicate a problem with my phone?
I'm suffering random reboot and reboot loops (Samsung Omnia 7 logo flashes on and off for eternity)

It happens when I'm using the phone more intensively for approximately 15 minutes. It turns off, reboots and enters a loop until I remove the battery and sometimes only after I let it 'cool' down for several minutes.

It's been to a repair center twice. The first time they flashed the RTM version on it an sent it back. It already crashed while installing the updates with Zune.
I made a detailed report of every step I did, just in case (which proved to be a good idea) and sent it back a second time. The problem couldn't be reproduced and they simply sent it back without any repairs done. Now I'm mailing with Samsung themselves and even made video footage of how the device crashed twice within 30 minutes, starting with a hard reset, setup, installing apps & using them.

I suspect a hardware problem, but they say it's software-related and that my phone "works according to standard specifications". I disagree and am currently waiting for their reply on my video. In the meantime I flashed it several times myself with different versions. None of the unlocked or custom, but all official releases. In the past I flashed unlocked customs and DFT up to 7.8 have the same issue. It started after I got Mango.

Anyway, I think the log below is one as it's supposed to be. Bu I noticed that the phone reboots and shows the USB don't disconnect image thing while the tools says "Plz wait while rebuilding". It continues to booting and loading WP7's setup wizard. A little later, it's still finishing the "Plz wait while rebuilding" and ends with "Download Done."

I expect that the flashing itself went ok? But something else got broken? CPU or NAND? It gets rather warm when I leave it in its reboot loop.

Code:
Detect COM6 Port
[Channel 0]  Confirm Model Name
[Channel 0]  FLASH UNLOCK
[Channel 0]  FLASH UNLOCK Success!!!
[Channel 0]  Send Partition Table
[Channel 0]  Partition Table is correct
[Channel 0]  Erase MIBIB Region 
[Channel 0]  Write MIBIB Data
[Channel 0] MIBIB Download Success!!
[Channel 0]  Erase FSBL Region
[Channel 0]  Write FSBL Data
[Channel 0]  FSBL Download Success!!
[Channel 0]  Erase OSBL Region
[Channel 0]  Write OSBL Data
[Channel 0]  OSBL Download Success!!
[Channel 0]  Erase AMSS Region
[Channel 0]  Write AMSS Data
[Channel 0]  AMSS Download Success!!
[Channel 0]  Erase DSP1 Region
[Channel 0]  Write DSP1 Data
[Channel 0]  DSP1 Download Success!!
[Channel 0]  Erase APPSBL Region
[Channel 0]  Write APPSBL Data
[Channel 0]  APPSBL Download Success!!
[Channel 0]  Erase CSC Region
[Channel 0]  Write CSC Data
[Channel 0]  CSC Download Success!!
[Channel 0]  Erase PDA Region
[Channel 0]  Write PDA Data
[Channel 0]  PDA Download Success!!
[Channel 0]  FLASH LOCK

Capture.PNG
 

nedlaroun

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Aug 6, 2009
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This might be a stupid question, but does following log indicate a problem with my phone?
I'm suffering random reboot and reboot loops (Samsung Omnia 7 logo flashes on and off for eternity)

It happens when I'm using the phone more intensively for approximately 15 minutes. It turns off, reboots and enters a loop until I remove the battery and sometimes only after I let it 'cool' down for several minutes.

It's been to a repair center twice. The first time they flashed the RTM version on it an sent it back. It already crashed while installing the updates with Zune.
I made a detailed report of every step I did, just in case (which proved to be a good idea) and sent it back a second time. The problem couldn't be reproduced and they simply sent it back without any repairs done. Now I'm mailing with Samsung themselves and even made video footage of how the device crashed twice within 30 minutes, starting with a hard reset, setup, installing apps & using them.

I suspect a hardware problem, but they say it's software-related and that my phone "works according to standard specifications". I disagree and am currently waiting for their reply on my video. In the meantime I flashed it several times myself with different versions. None of the unlocked or custom, but all official releases. In the past I flashed unlocked customs and DFT up to 7.8 have the same issue. It started after I got Mango.

Anyway, I think the log below is one as it's supposed to be. Bu I noticed that the phone reboots and shows the USB don't disconnect image thing while the tools says "Plz wait while rebuilding". It continues to booting and loading WP7's setup wizard. A little later, it's still finishing the "Plz wait while rebuilding" and ends with "Download Done."

I expect that the flashing itself went ok? But something else got broken? CPU or NAND? It gets rather warm when I leave it in its reboot loop.

Code:
Detect COM6 Port
[Channel 0]  Confirm Model Name
[Channel 0]  FLASH UNLOCK
[Channel 0]  FLASH UNLOCK Success!!!
[Channel 0]  Send Partition Table
[Channel 0]  Partition Table is correct
[Channel 0]  Erase MIBIB Region 
[Channel 0]  Write MIBIB Data
[Channel 0] MIBIB Download Success!!
[Channel 0]  Erase FSBL Region
[Channel 0]  Write FSBL Data
[Channel 0]  FSBL Download Success!!
[Channel 0]  Erase OSBL Region
[Channel 0]  Write OSBL Data
[Channel 0]  OSBL Download Success!!
[Channel 0]  Erase AMSS Region
[Channel 0]  Write AMSS Data
[Channel 0]  AMSS Download Success!!
[Channel 0]  Erase DSP1 Region
[Channel 0]  Write DSP1 Data
[Channel 0]  DSP1 Download Success!!
[Channel 0]  Erase APPSBL Region
[Channel 0]  Write APPSBL Data
[Channel 0]  APPSBL Download Success!!
[Channel 0]  Erase CSC Region
[Channel 0]  Write CSC Data
[Channel 0]  CSC Download Success!!
[Channel 0]  Erase PDA Region
[Channel 0]  Write PDA Data
[Channel 0]  PDA Download Success!!
[Channel 0]  FLASH LOCK

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meeeee tooooo

plz help
 

Syaoran

Senior Member
Jan 15, 2008
80
5
meeeee tooooo

plz help

Nothing much you can do. My phone was diagnosed with faulty eMMC chips on the board and after a long struggle about whether or not is was still covered by the 2 year EU warranty on electronics, Samsung made its service center replace the board.
Once I got it back, I sold the phone because I didn't really trust it anymore.
I briefly used a Lumia 800 and now I've a Xiaomi Mi-2S with Android.

So, If Samsung doesn't want to service your device properly, consider it to become a wreck/brick anytime now.
 

pjps

Member
Dec 24, 2005
7
1
hello, I did the update to try to get my i8700 with Idoma in Portuguese but still without the Portuguese language in a solution?
 

pjps

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Dec 24, 2005
7
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I8700XXJK1_JK2_JK3_ALL_PROVIDERS I installed this software I8700XXJK1_JK2_JK3_ALL_PROVIDERSbut still does not have the language in Portuguese as you can see in the photo, am I doing something wrong
 

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chetansaraf

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No Download Mode ?

... When i am tryin to make phone enter into Download Mode by pressing Vol Up, Camera and Power, it actually gets into PC connection mode where it has image showin phone connected to Laptop via wire :confused: ...
 

fadenfisch95

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... When i am tryin to make phone enter into Download Mode by pressing Vol Up, Camera and Power, it actually gets into PC connection mode where it has image showin phone connected to Laptop via wire :confused: ...

well thats not what should happen... you should get a yellow triangle... did you try to format your device? (hard reset)
Vol down+power+camera --> home button twice, wait. Device will reboot, all settings lost, If this doesn't change your problem, try flashing on that other screen.
 
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cadetes

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I flash the phone samsung i8700 omnia7 but the language stay the same! only Deutsch, English (United Kindom) English (United states) Español Français, Italiano! And i need put Português (Portugal)!

Please help
 

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    Modified from my instructions posted in the wiki.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki/index.php?title=Samsung_Omnia_7#Updating.2FChanging_the_ROM

    Updating/Changing the ROM
    Before continuing with any of the following processes, you should note that (at present) there is no way to back up your user data. Things such as your contacts and emails can be re-downloaded from your phone since they are stored on remote servers. Multimedia items which have been synced with Zune to your PC can also manually be transferred back to your phone. However, things such as personalisation settings, SMS and MMS are lost. Programs can, of course, be re-downloaded from the Marktetplace - but this, again, is a manual process.

    This process may also help your recover a "bricked"device - or rather one which does not successfully boot up into Windows Phone fully.

    Hard Reset / Full Format
    You may wish to hard reset the phone if you are experiencing software errors which are not fixed after a soft reset (pulling the battery out) or if you wish to clear the phone (i.e. you've just bought the phone second hand or are selling the phone).

    To hard Reset your Omnia 7 without booting into Windows Phone 7, you have to:
    • Turn off the phone.
    • Turn on the phone, holding the Power + Volume DOWN + Camera buttons
    • Hit home button (Start) twice to begin.

    Update/Change the ROM
    Disclaimer:You should note that this process may void your warranty! Neither I nor xda will be held responsible for any damage caused, or refusal of warranty, by following this guide.

    Before you can update your ROM you'll need to see if you can access the phone's Download Mode.

    Accessing Download Mode
    To update your ROM software, you will need to be able to access the phone's download mode.

    • Turn off the phone
    • Turn on the phone, holding down the Power + Volume UP + Camera buttons simultaneously.
    • When the phone turns on, release the power button.
    • A yellow triangle with an exclamation mark and a "download mode” message should appear.

    If you are successful in this then you can continue with the flash. If you are unable to access download mode, then your phone has a faulty(?) bootloader. Follow the instructions in this forum post.

    Download your ROM and flash tools
    To flash the new ROM you will need:
    • Your new ROM.
      There are currently three ROMs available though the only difference is their locale (which you can change later in the settings). The 8700XXJK1 ## 2010 November CSC_Cetus_Europe_I8700XENJK1 can be found here. The ROM package is compressed in .rar format, the password is samfirmware.com
      Edit: A nice sticky thread now exists with loads of ROMs available here
    • Samsung Mobile USB Drivers v5.2
      Can be found here
    • Samsung WP7 Flash Program
      Can be found here

    Now we're ready to flash!

    • Turn off your phone and disconnect it from the PC
    • Unrar the downloaded ROM package and install the Samsung USB drivers
    • Boot the phone into download mode (or insert your jig)
      download_mode.jpg
    • Now connect the phone to your PC. Windows should recognise your device and install the drivers (it may check Windows Update first, you can either skip this or just let it be).
    • Open the WP7 flash program. If you are prompted with an md5 error, don't worry! You should see now an Active COM port (green) in the program.
      logiciel_02.png
    • Drag and drop the ROM files (all four) into the program, a small box will pop up and check the files. It will disappear.
      logiciel_03.png
    • Click start and the flash process begins!
    • DO NOT interrupt this process. Keep the phone and PC connected throughout. After 10-15mins the phone will reboot and you'll have your fresh new ROM.

    Some things to note:
    • Between steps 7 and 8 everything should go automatically.
    • After the phone reboots for the fist time, a screen with a phone and a computer with an arrow and a red cross over the arrow will appear - this is OK!
      There may be some delay between the phone asking for its new configuration settings and the flash program saying the flash is complete (a progress bar states it is still "Rebuilding"). It may be wise to just allow that progress bar to complete before inserting the new settings.
    • Depending upon what ROM you flash, you will find that your language and locale are probably not correct. You will need to change these in "Settings" for things such as Marketplace to work correctly.
    • If the Flash program does not recognise your device, try a different USB port. If that still doesn't work, try starting the program first and then plug in your phone.

    Credits: Heathcliff74 and Erwan for the images.

    Casey
    2
    Hey folks, I have some problems to download the needed software, all links aren't working, maybe some guys from samsung
    are doing some censoring on the web...
    Can anyone please send me working links for the stuff?
    Thx in advance


    Hi,you can find various ROM here:

    I8700 Omnia 7 Firmware

    Here there is I8700XENJK1:

    I8700XENJK1

    And here I8700 Downloader and I8700 Samsung Mobile USB Driver:

    I8700 Downloader

    I8700 Samsung Mobile USB Driver
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    If, for modified, you mean you would like to flash both Engineer and Product ROMs, here it is! ;)
    1
    I have a problem :S ...

    i want to update my Omnia 7 and i get this...

    screenomnia7.png


    I don't know why ... it was green...com 3

    EDIT: I guess that i must connect USB cable to back of my PC :) ... in front USB just disconnecting device.
    1
    I flash the phone samsung i8700 omnia7 but the language stay the same! only Deutsch, English (United Kindom) English (United states) Español Français, Italiano! And i need put Português (Portugal)!

    Please help
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2197846 ;)