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supercurio

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UPDATE statement.

As original author for this thread, videos and first demos, I'm not currently working on the Gingerbread port these days (heavily busy working on Voodoo sound improvements).
It doesn't mean I lost interest in it, only that I miss time at the moment.

CyanogenMod team work on a serious port of Gingerbread for Galaxy S, witch won't be just a technical demo like the original spirit of this one.
Of course, such goal requires a lot of work, dedication, and also some calm.
There is a lot of natural interest about Gingerbread on Galaxy S, and it's perfectly understandable too.

Giving an ETA until the porting work is done or some major advance is made would be dishonest.
It means that not asking for ETA will be appreciated. However, you're welcome discussing other aspects.

If you want more technical insights and a few updates by most actives developers for this port, i would recommend to follow:
http://twitter.com/CMSGSTeam
http://twitter.com/codeworkx
http://twitter.com/dumdidum

[list needs to be completed, thanks for input]

Thank you!







Original post:

Galaxy S with Nexus S kernel - Booting Nexus S Android Gingerbread
Videos are here:

http://www.youtube.com/supercurioxda

Early demo Releases - V6


Requirements
You must be root on your phone
Your /data must be converted in Ext4 by Voodoo lagfix or another Ext4 lagfix.
Verizon Fascinates are not yet supported - Epic4G will require a lot more development.
You must have proceed to complete backups before
Some busybox installation is also useful for tar.

Another Important note
Be sure you have access to the download mode using the 3 buttons combination.
If you don't, it will be extremely difficult (even if in theory not impossible) to to flash another kernel back.

Steps:

1/ Download this system dump on your sdcard:

system dump archive


2/ Run these commands
Code:
adb shell 
su
cd /data
mkdir gingerbread
cd gingerbread
busybox tar zxvf /sdcard/system-dump-as-root.tar.gz
busybox cp -a /efs efs
sync
reboot download
3/ unzip the attached nsonsgs.tar.zip to nsonsgs.tar

4/ flash the kernel with Odin or Heimdall - no pit - no re-partition

Watch Gingerbread boot on your phone !


How do I get back?

Everything is still in place on your phone - no harm done.
All you need to do is to flash your preferred custom (that support Ext4 obviously) Kernel back on your phone

What's about this port:

- It uses the Nexus S kernel compiled from sources
- It runs the exact /system image release, we dumped on IRC from an actual Nexus S device.

Am i French ?

Now you don't have any doubt anymore :D

Which filesystem ?

This early preview runs on Ext4. no RFS at all, the kernel don't support RFS.

Does everything work ?

Nope, but there are progresses.
Don't work: GPS / Voice / camera
Work: everything else: like sound, GL acceleration etc

Will it work ?

I think most of it will work after countless hours spent on it.

Is it flashable with Odin ?

Won't be so easy, but it's one of the goals

Do you work alone ?

Credits go the IRC channel #NSdev on freenode, and now a team formed regrouping most Captivate/Vibrant/Fascinate/I9000 developers and CyanogenMod team, with Kernel and ROM developers and also newcomers.

When will this/that work ?

The only honest answer is: there is no answer.
Please don't ask for ETA, don't pressure developers, they need peace of mind :)

Is this Open Source ?

Everything is fully published under an open source license

Latest initramfs: https://github.com/project-voodoo/nsonsgs-initramfs
Kernels: https://github.com/galaxys-kernel

Who are the actual contributors to the code?

For the kernel, you can follow works here : who / when.
https://github.com/galaxys-kernel/linux_samsung_galaxys_port/commits/galaxys-port
As it is a team work, sometimes it's not the guy who had the idea who commits the code, but still :)

Articles:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/18/samsung-galaxy-s-receives-gingerbread-port-right-from-the-nexus/
http://briefmobile.com/samsung-galaxy-s-android-2-3-gingerbread
And a lot of other ones now!


Versions:


V6
- Easy root. You only need to install Superuser app from Market.


Downloads :

Kernel you can flash with Odin / heimdall / kernel flashing apps

ClockWorkMod unsigned update.zip


V5
- Wifi semi-working (tend to crash the phone on Wifi sleep timeout)
- Calls working but no DATA for me (coolya had data, which means: erratic) - voice not tested.
- kind of laggy, but there is a lot of headroom.
- GPS working only by Wifi/Triangulation networking - No satellites.

Fantastic job by coolya who did most of the advancement, for Wifi, baseband and also OneDRAM partitions configuration. Really really awesome work.
We were so lucky the snow forced him to stay at home instead of going to work :D

This time you can really start to play with the phone, install apps, surf on the Internet all this with Gingerbread! kind of cool :)


V4
Buttons fixed thanks to the contributions of xcaliburhands, pawitp, fenfir
No need to create some directories manually anymore.
Kernel available as ClockWorkMod recovery update.zip - be sure you have access to 3 buttons !


V3
SDcard now works
- As internal storage
- As USB storage

V2
improved pre-init script and mounts:
no more insufficient space
improved dual-boot solution
faster boot
faster disk I/O

V1
initial

Edit: we started working now as a team, joining XDA forces with CyanogenMod.
Gingerbread CM is AOSP, which means the port will be the real Google experience, using clean source modified just as we need to.
 
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realawill

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Looks like it will be out later.

supercurio François Simond
But I guess that in about than 1 day I will publish a method, and you will be able to boot #Android #Gingerbread on your #GalaxyS
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François Simond
supercurio François Simond
Ok the video will come later, no ETA
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    UPDATE statement.

    As original author for this thread, videos and first demos, I'm not currently working on the Gingerbread port these days (heavily busy working on Voodoo sound improvements).
    It doesn't mean I lost interest in it, only that I miss time at the moment.

    CyanogenMod team work on a serious port of Gingerbread for Galaxy S, witch won't be just a technical demo like the original spirit of this one.
    Of course, such goal requires a lot of work, dedication, and also some calm.
    There is a lot of natural interest about Gingerbread on Galaxy S, and it's perfectly understandable too.

    Giving an ETA until the porting work is done or some major advance is made would be dishonest.
    It means that not asking for ETA will be appreciated. However, you're welcome discussing other aspects.

    If you want more technical insights and a few updates by most actives developers for this port, i would recommend to follow:
    http://twitter.com/CMSGSTeam
    http://twitter.com/codeworkx
    http://twitter.com/dumdidum

    [list needs to be completed, thanks for input]

    Thank you!







    Original post:

    Galaxy S with Nexus S kernel - Booting Nexus S Android Gingerbread
    Videos are here:

    http://www.youtube.com/supercurioxda

    Early demo Releases - V6


    Requirements
    You must be root on your phone
    Your /data must be converted in Ext4 by Voodoo lagfix or another Ext4 lagfix.
    Verizon Fascinates are not yet supported - Epic4G will require a lot more development.
    You must have proceed to complete backups before
    Some busybox installation is also useful for tar.

    Another Important note
    Be sure you have access to the download mode using the 3 buttons combination.
    If you don't, it will be extremely difficult (even if in theory not impossible) to to flash another kernel back.

    Steps:

    1/ Download this system dump on your sdcard:

    system dump archive


    2/ Run these commands
    Code:
    adb shell 
    su
    cd /data
    mkdir gingerbread
    cd gingerbread
    busybox tar zxvf /sdcard/system-dump-as-root.tar.gz
    busybox cp -a /efs efs
    sync
    reboot download
    3/ unzip the attached nsonsgs.tar.zip to nsonsgs.tar

    4/ flash the kernel with Odin or Heimdall - no pit - no re-partition

    Watch Gingerbread boot on your phone !


    How do I get back?

    Everything is still in place on your phone - no harm done.
    All you need to do is to flash your preferred custom (that support Ext4 obviously) Kernel back on your phone

    What's about this port:

    - It uses the Nexus S kernel compiled from sources
    - It runs the exact /system image release, we dumped on IRC from an actual Nexus S device.

    Am i French ?

    Now you don't have any doubt anymore :D

    Which filesystem ?

    This early preview runs on Ext4. no RFS at all, the kernel don't support RFS.

    Does everything work ?

    Nope, but there are progresses.
    Don't work: GPS / Voice / camera
    Work: everything else: like sound, GL acceleration etc

    Will it work ?

    I think most of it will work after countless hours spent on it.

    Is it flashable with Odin ?

    Won't be so easy, but it's one of the goals

    Do you work alone ?

    Credits go the IRC channel #NSdev on freenode, and now a team formed regrouping most Captivate/Vibrant/Fascinate/I9000 developers and CyanogenMod team, with Kernel and ROM developers and also newcomers.

    When will this/that work ?

    The only honest answer is: there is no answer.
    Please don't ask for ETA, don't pressure developers, they need peace of mind :)

    Is this Open Source ?

    Everything is fully published under an open source license

    Latest initramfs: https://github.com/project-voodoo/nsonsgs-initramfs
    Kernels: https://github.com/galaxys-kernel

    Who are the actual contributors to the code?

    For the kernel, you can follow works here : who / when.
    https://github.com/galaxys-kernel/linux_samsung_galaxys_port/commits/galaxys-port
    As it is a team work, sometimes it's not the guy who had the idea who commits the code, but still :)

    Articles:

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/18/samsung-galaxy-s-receives-gingerbread-port-right-from-the-nexus/
    http://briefmobile.com/samsung-galaxy-s-android-2-3-gingerbread
    And a lot of other ones now!


    Versions:


    V6
    - Easy root. You only need to install Superuser app from Market.


    Downloads :

    Kernel you can flash with Odin / heimdall / kernel flashing apps

    ClockWorkMod unsigned update.zip


    V5
    - Wifi semi-working (tend to crash the phone on Wifi sleep timeout)
    - Calls working but no DATA for me (coolya had data, which means: erratic) - voice not tested.
    - kind of laggy, but there is a lot of headroom.
    - GPS working only by Wifi/Triangulation networking - No satellites.

    Fantastic job by coolya who did most of the advancement, for Wifi, baseband and also OneDRAM partitions configuration. Really really awesome work.
    We were so lucky the snow forced him to stay at home instead of going to work :D

    This time you can really start to play with the phone, install apps, surf on the Internet all this with Gingerbread! kind of cool :)


    V4
    Buttons fixed thanks to the contributions of xcaliburhands, pawitp, fenfir
    No need to create some directories manually anymore.
    Kernel available as ClockWorkMod recovery update.zip - be sure you have access to 3 buttons !


    V3
    SDcard now works
    - As internal storage
    - As USB storage

    V2
    improved pre-init script and mounts:
    no more insufficient space
    improved dual-boot solution
    faster boot
    faster disk I/O

    V1
    initial

    Edit: we started working now as a team, joining XDA forces with CyanogenMod.
    Gingerbread CM is AOSP, which means the port will be the real Google experience, using clean source modified just as we need to.
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    Here are some Infos and Screens for you!

    Code:
    /dev/block/mtdblock2 on /system type yaffs2 (rw,relatime)
    /dev/block/mtdblock3 on /cache type yaffs2 (rw,relatime)
    /dev/block/mmcblk0p2 on /data type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,nodiratime,barrier=1,data=ordered,noauto_da_alloc)
    /dev/block/mtdblock6 on /datadata type yaffs2 (rw,relatime)
    /dev/block/mtdblock4 on /efs type yaffs2 (rw,relatime)


    Quadrant Advanced:
    CPU: 4725
    Memory: 1855
    I/O: 914
    2D: 309
    3D: quadrant fails


    Screenshots:

    17
    xda.jpg
    12
    Currently we're using CM7 sources for our work.
    It doesn't matter because CM = AOSP.
    If we get one thing working, the other will work too.

    This means we'll release booth.
    A clean AOSP rom and a CM7 rom at the same time.

    Current Status:
    - CWM 3.0.0 fully working
    - bootlogo is fine now, no more pixelz!
    - no rfs support anymore, MTD working (yaffs2), data on ext4
    - problems on flash_image function
    - Wifi working (Wifi sleep crashes phone)
    - Phone working (a little polling problem on RIL)
    - Graphics mostly working except overlay cause of framebuffer (youtube playback and camera ****ed up)
    - Sensors dead (write a new driver)
    - only one sdcard supported at the moment
    - a secure method for rolling out must be created

    Don't ask any questions. Let us just work on this stuff.