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[Guide] Upgrading from 2.1 (or 1.6) to 2.3 swiftdroid [Revised by Stryker’s Lounge]

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bretthutton

Senior Member
Brief: Back up All - Contacts & Data (Remove Sim Card)
[Unlock Phone] [Install 'z4root.1.3.0.apk' 955.48kb] [Install 'Rom Manager' Android Market][Install 'Superuser' Android Market]


Ok the way we are doing this is
2.1 -> 2.2 fastboot -> 2.3.3


Start -


First Install Driver on PC:
'LGAndroidDriver_WHQL_ML_Ver_1.0_All_Win7'



Download this Link to PC: KDZ Updater Europe Open.zip 144mb

Put your phone into Download Mode
1. Take out 'Battery'
2. Put in 'Battery'
3. Hold down 'volume down' and hit 'Power-on'
4. The screen should display 'Download mode'
5. Plug in 'USB'


Extract KDZ Updater Europe Open.zip to your PC/Laptop
1. Run 'kdz_fw_upd'
2. Choose '3gqct' as the 'Type'
3. Choose 'Diag' as the mode
4. Click 'File icon' and select 'Europe Open+Fastboot.kdz'
then hit Launch Software Update


Please note: that you DO NOT have to let this flash finish (BUT IT IS EXTREMLY RECOMMENDED.. takes forever on this rom tho lol)
as we only need the fastboot part of it so leave it flashing for a few mins then remove the phone the updater software will come up with a few errors but just ignore them


Ok now we need the latest Recovery version of the swiftdroid software
Since i used 1.8 i will use this in this tutorial


Download Gingerbread 2.3.3 SwiftDroid_v1.9 95.2Mb


Ok extract the above file to your Pc/Laptop
Now take the 'update.zip' file from extracted folder and copy it to the root of your phones 'SD card'

Now put your phone into fastboot mode
1. Take out 'Battery'
2. Put in 'Battery'
3. Hold in 'Camera button' and press 'Power-on'
4. Keep camera button pressed until 'logo' disappears and it shows a 'blank screen'
5. Make sure phone is plugged into USB


Now open where you extracted folder the above archive (Gingerbread 2.3.3 SwiftDroid_v1.9)
1. Open 'CMD' within folder
2. Type 'flash_recovery.bat' to run


What this does is flash cyanogenmod recovery to your phone
which is a great tool for updating firmwares and restoring from bricks


Now we will put the phone into 'recovery mode'
1. Take out 'Battery'
2. Put in 'Battery'
3. Hold down 'Home button' and press 'Power-on'
4. Keep holding down the 'Home button' until the cyanogenmod recovery menu pops up (it takes a while.)


Now to install the 2.3 rom
1. Press the 'volume' down until 'install zip from sdcard' is selected
2. Then press the 'camera button'
3. Then press the 'camera button' on 'apply /sdcard/update.zip'
4. Then Press the 'volume' up and choose 'yes' and press the 'camera button'


Now this part will take a while (around 5-10mins)
it will say flash complete! when finished and will return to menu once done.

Menu will come back up...
Hit your 'Back button' and select 'reboot system now'

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

Note: if your phone hangs after reboot - I would like you to do below because you have ran out of room on your 'Internal memory' or 'Conflict'

Recovery Mode
1. Take out 'Battery'
2. Put in 'Battery'
3. Hold down 'Home button' and press 'Power-on'
4. Keep holding down the 'Home button' until the cyanogenmod recovery menu pops up (it takes a while.)


Wipe Data/Factory Reset
1. Press the 'volume' down to 'Wipe Data/Factory Reset'
2. Then Press the 'volume' up and choose 'yes' and press the 'camera button'


Now restart back at top of this page write-up

Put your phone into Download Mode
1. Take out 'Battery'
2. Put in 'Battery'
3. Hold down 'volume down' and hit 'Power-on'
4. The screen should display 'Download mode'
5. Plug in 'USB'


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

Tips..
When it loads it will ask you to slide the keyboard( lol what keyboard) the workaround this is to exit out of that part and sign in with ur google login in the market this will activate all the google apps and give you options to download gmail etc


Produced by Stryker’s Lounge AUS
Original Guide by aaa801 (good effort for first guide)
 
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bretthutton

Senior Member
Getting Widgets Working in Android version 2.3.3

Home – Setting – Applications – Manage applications

Under Downloaded:

Look for Widgets you want to use on phone desktops

Click ‘Move to Phone’

Reboot Phone after..

Now Long-press Desktop

Select Widgets and Scroll and select

By Stryker's Lounge AUS
 

bretthutton

Senior Member
Thank you for your responce, I have included the MB, KB etc

Just copy/paste program as is on search web and download exact MB,KB

We are new here so I have to wait for 9 before I can come back and readd Links

Hope this helps...

p.s careful of downloads not exact MB or KB they are fake/trojans
 
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JackG256

Guest
Rooting doesn't unlock the phone and also you don't need to install ROM Manager, the GT540 doesn't support it.

Jack
 

bretthutton

Senior Member
Rooting doesn't unlock the phone and also you don't need to install ROM Manager, the GT540 doesn't support it.

Jack
Thanks JackG256,

The title of cause does not state anything about unlocking phones but however if you
go to Stryker's Lounge AUS Facebook...

Stroll down to bottom the last on current and older posts you'll find two free options but if your phone is not in list or a member of second option being 'Vodaphone' and neither have it -

I would recommend using a retail store to unlock....
 
J

JackG256

Guest
Thanks JackG256,

The title of cause does not state anything about unlocking phones but however if you
go to Stryker's Lounge AUS Facebook...

Stroll down to bottom the last on current and older posts you'll find two free options but if your phone is not in list or a member of second option being 'Vodaphone' and neither have it -

I would recommend using a retail store to unlock....

I know it wasn't in the title, I thought it said at the top Unlock phone by rooting at the top of the post. Also, my phone is factory unlocked.

Jack
 

bretthutton

Senior Member
With Compliments

This seems familiar, AHA I WROTE MOST OF IT lol

Sent from my GT540 using XDA App

Thank you aaa801, As I said great first guide write-up, we fix tweaks up now and then that have been written because people overlook things, do not account for updates in their tweaks or forget that people are 'Novice Users'

Its not a good unless it works top to bottom....

My suggestion is to write it as you are doing it to guarantee that nothing is overlooked...

I could not suggest site of original post because they compete with this site..
 
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clienthax

Senior Member
Jul 29, 2010
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yer when i was writing the guide i had fastboot etc all in my path as i like screwing with android phones etc :p
nice rewrite tho, much easier for the newbs
btw the original guide was on modaco and they post links to xda there so i see no problem with saying that here o_O
 

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    Brief: Back up All - Contacts & Data (Remove Sim Card)
    [Unlock Phone] [Install 'z4root.1.3.0.apk' 955.48kb] [Install 'Rom Manager' Android Market][Install 'Superuser' Android Market]


    Ok the way we are doing this is
    2.1 -> 2.2 fastboot -> 2.3.3


    Start -


    First Install Driver on PC:
    'LGAndroidDriver_WHQL_ML_Ver_1.0_All_Win7'



    Download this Link to PC: KDZ Updater Europe Open.zip 144mb

    Put your phone into Download Mode
    1. Take out 'Battery'
    2. Put in 'Battery'
    3. Hold down 'volume down' and hit 'Power-on'
    4. The screen should display 'Download mode'
    5. Plug in 'USB'


    Extract KDZ Updater Europe Open.zip to your PC/Laptop
    1. Run 'kdz_fw_upd'
    2. Choose '3gqct' as the 'Type'
    3. Choose 'Diag' as the mode
    4. Click 'File icon' and select 'Europe Open+Fastboot.kdz'
    then hit Launch Software Update


    Please note: that you DO NOT have to let this flash finish (BUT IT IS EXTREMLY RECOMMENDED.. takes forever on this rom tho lol)
    as we only need the fastboot part of it so leave it flashing for a few mins then remove the phone the updater software will come up with a few errors but just ignore them


    Ok now we need the latest Recovery version of the swiftdroid software
    Since i used 1.8 i will use this in this tutorial


    Download Gingerbread 2.3.3 SwiftDroid_v1.9 95.2Mb


    Ok extract the above file to your Pc/Laptop
    Now take the 'update.zip' file from extracted folder and copy it to the root of your phones 'SD card'

    Now put your phone into fastboot mode
    1. Take out 'Battery'
    2. Put in 'Battery'
    3. Hold in 'Camera button' and press 'Power-on'
    4. Keep camera button pressed until 'logo' disappears and it shows a 'blank screen'
    5. Make sure phone is plugged into USB


    Now open where you extracted folder the above archive (Gingerbread 2.3.3 SwiftDroid_v1.9)
    1. Open 'CMD' within folder
    2. Type 'flash_recovery.bat' to run


    What this does is flash cyanogenmod recovery to your phone
    which is a great tool for updating firmwares and restoring from bricks


    Now we will put the phone into 'recovery mode'
    1. Take out 'Battery'
    2. Put in 'Battery'
    3. Hold down 'Home button' and press 'Power-on'
    4. Keep holding down the 'Home button' until the cyanogenmod recovery menu pops up (it takes a while.)


    Now to install the 2.3 rom
    1. Press the 'volume' down until 'install zip from sdcard' is selected
    2. Then press the 'camera button'
    3. Then press the 'camera button' on 'apply /sdcard/update.zip'
    4. Then Press the 'volume' up and choose 'yes' and press the 'camera button'


    Now this part will take a while (around 5-10mins)
    it will say flash complete! when finished and will return to menu once done.

    Menu will come back up...
    Hit your 'Back button' and select 'reboot system now'

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

    Note: if your phone hangs after reboot - I would like you to do below because you have ran out of room on your 'Internal memory' or 'Conflict'

    Recovery Mode
    1. Take out 'Battery'
    2. Put in 'Battery'
    3. Hold down 'Home button' and press 'Power-on'
    4. Keep holding down the 'Home button' until the cyanogenmod recovery menu pops up (it takes a while.)


    Wipe Data/Factory Reset
    1. Press the 'volume' down to 'Wipe Data/Factory Reset'
    2. Then Press the 'volume' up and choose 'yes' and press the 'camera button'


    Now restart back at top of this page write-up

    Put your phone into Download Mode
    1. Take out 'Battery'
    2. Put in 'Battery'
    3. Hold down 'volume down' and hit 'Power-on'
    4. The screen should display 'Download mode'
    5. Plug in 'USB'


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

    Tips..
    When it loads it will ask you to slide the keyboard( lol what keyboard) the workaround this is to exit out of that part and sign in with ur google login in the market this will activate all the google apps and give you options to download gmail etc


    Produced by Stryker’s Lounge AUS
    Original Guide by aaa801 (good effort for first guide)
    1
    You have any video it is very clumsome for me please upload any


    Sent from my GT540 using XDA Premium App
    1
    Ummm you forgot to provide any download links for the files you mentioned in the post. No use without those.

    Download links are available just hit search......

    Sent from my GT540 using XDA App