Samsung Exhibit II 4G Discussion

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jms_209

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Aug 13, 2011
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Well I got this phone today and don't see a forum for it yet :p

It's rather new so I'm guessing thats why,but does anyone know how to root this phone(I'm a noob)....

I want to get rid of some of the useless t-mobile apps and some other samsung ones....... the thing is,I heard I need to root it first :cool:

I want to underclock the phone while I play music(screen off) :D

I want to know if this phone has voodoo sound or whatever it's called.....how do i get a detailed list of what does phone has inside....

Can anyone point me in the right direction please :rolleyes:
 
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smartymcfly

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I put this together so that it may help others who need to return their Samsung Exhibit II 4G SGH-T679 back to stock condition. I can't guarantee that it will work for you, but it did work for me. I am not responsible for further damages for your phone.

1. If your phone is rooted, then you surely have the correct Samsung drivers installed to your PC already. The first time I connected my Exhibit II, all the drivers were automatically downloaded.

2. With your phone powered off, go into the Download (or Odin) mode by pressing the volume down and power buttons. When the screen with the exclamation mark appears, select the volume up button. You should now be in download mode.

3. Connect your Exhibit II to your PC.

2. Download this file http://dl.dropbox.com/u/425803/SGH-T679.zip and extract all the files.

3. Open Odin Multi Downloader v4.43.exe .

4. click on the OPS-Button and navigate to the folder with the extracted files and select Ancora.ops file.

5. Select the options: One Package, Protect OPS. I did not touch the Auto Reboot, Reset Time options.

6.Click on the One Package-Button and select the md5 file in the extracted folder.

7. Click on the Start button. The flashing process took around 5 minutes for me, at which point the phone rebooted into recovery mode to finish the process. I selected reboot the system.



Hi, is there an updated link to download? I have been searching for something like this for my buddy's phone and this would be of great help.

Thanks
 

gyl49

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Feb 15, 2013
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Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G doesn't do anything in recovery mode

I have installed the cm10 with ClockworkMod Recovery 6.0.1.9 in my Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G phone. It boot up and everything works OK. Then I try to make an backup of the my cm10 4.1.2, I select the backup and entering a new name of android4.1.2 then performing backup. Then in the half way, it pop up a message saying that not enough storage then back to the recovery mode. I think it not have enough space it might due to I already have one system backup in my phone for the version of v2.3.6. I did not pay much attention at that time and reboot it and it work OK. Even today, it is still work but when I boot to recovery mode try to delete the backup of v2.3.6 and create a new backup of v4.1.2. I can use up or down volume key to select any time but won't do anything by pressing the power button. It won't go anything except moving up or down the items list by moving the up or down volume key. Now action will performed by pressing the power key. I have to either take a battery out or press the pwoer button long to get out of the recovery mode and boot normally. It still can boot normally and functioning. Just the recovery mode does nothing.

George

Problem Solved by reflash it back to factory with the following link guide
http://androidforums.com/exhibit-2-...bit-ii-4g-back-its-factory-out-box-state.html After the ROM is flash back to factory condition, I reflash the Cyanogenmod 10.
 
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decosting

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Where do things stand?

Greetings all,

Thanks for all the hard work.

I've been looking for a ROM to put onto my T679, which is rooted, but still running stock. It's starting to run into all sorts of problems and I'm looking for a solid ROM to put on it.

I've worked my way through several forums on here looking for a good ROM, but literally every download link I've tried is down by now. Yes, it's an old phone.

Anyway, if anyone cal tell me what the lastest/best ROM is out there for the T679 and can point me toward a place to obtain it, I'd be very thankful!

Much appreciated!
 
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pimpymcgee

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Best stock based rom ive found and am currently still using is peach sunrise, i found it here at xda by searching exhibit 4g

Sent from my SGH-T679 using xda app-developers app
 

Batkanman

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Nov 10, 2011
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weak signal

Hello to all,

I have following problem with the phone:
It does have weak signal, sometimes no signal at all.
Android version: 2.3.6
Baseband Version: T679UVLG3
I tried to select "2G only", but no result.

Maybe someone could help me?
Thanks in advance.
 

detdett

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Dec 6, 2011
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Hello to all,

I have following problem with the phone:
It does have weak signal, sometimes no signal at all.
Android version: 2.3.6
Baseband Version: T679UVLG3
I tried to select "2G only", but no result.

Maybe someone could help me?
Thanks in advance.

Weak signal is related to your cell phone provider. Who are you with right now

Sent from my cm_tenderloin using Tapatalk 2
 

EmmaHAARP

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Hello! I'm trying to fact reset my friend's exhibit 2 due to passcode issues. It wont enter recovery, and its unrooted. I tried the odin method to revert to stock it simply reboots the phone and continues to remain locked.

Any way I can just make it work as stock again?
 

PeteM95

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Dec 6, 2011
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Hello! I'm trying to fact reset my friend's exhibit 2 due to passcode issues. It wont enter recovery, and its unrooted. I tried the odin method to revert to stock it simply reboots the phone and continues to remain locked.

Any way I can just make it work as stock again?

Sorry for the late reply. In case you haven't figured it out yet, there should be a way through settings. I don't have the phone anymore, so I can't tell you for sure.
 
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zsoltikj

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Hi!
I have an exhibit II 4g.
Power on, the screen is blinking... no logo...no nothing... blinking.
Connect to pc... nothing...
Please help...
Sorry my bad english...
 

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    Getting back to stock in Samsung Exhibit II

    I put this together so that it may help others who need to return their Samsung Exhibit II 4G SGH-T679 back to stock condition. I can't guarantee that it will work for you, but it did work for me. I am not responsible for further damages for your phone.

    1. If your phone is rooted, then you surely have the correct Samsung drivers installed to your PC already. The first time I connected my Exhibit II, all the drivers were automatically downloaded.

    2. With your phone powered off, go into the Download (or Odin) mode by pressing the volume down and power buttons. When the screen with the exclamation mark appears, select the volume up button. You should now be in download mode.

    3. Connect your Exhibit II to your PC.

    2. Download this file http://dl.dropbox.com/u/425803/SGH-T679.zip and extract all the files.

    3. Open Odin Multi Downloader v4.43.exe .

    4. click on the OPS-Button and navigate to the folder with the extracted files and select Ancora.ops file.

    5. Select the options: One Package, Protect OPS. I did not touch the Auto Reboot, Reset Time options.

    6.Click on the One Package-Button and select the md5 file in the extracted folder.

    7. Click on the Start button. The flashing process took around 5 minutes for me, at which point the phone rebooted into recovery mode to finish the process. I selected reboot the system.
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    Root for Samsung Exhibit II 4G

    The root for the Exhibit 4G by nocturnalmike works with the Exhibit II 4G as well.
    I got mine yesterday and rooted it today.
    Here a link to the thread.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1275415&page=3

    Like it said, just unzip and run the .bat file. Wait for it to finish and your rooted.

    Just be sure that all drivers are installed and you can access the phone storage from windows. I installed Samsung Kies because Windows didn't find any driver for mine.
    USB Debugging should also be enabled on the phone.

    Hope this helps.
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    Is there any way to remove the crappy Tmobile boot and shutdown animation and sounds?

    To get rid of the startup and shutdown sounds, you'll need to be rooted and then use Root Explorer, EF File Explorer, or adb to find these files on your phone:

    system/media/audio/ui/PowerOff.wav
    system/etc/PowerOn.wav

    I replaced mine with silent sound files that I made using Windows sound recorder with my mic turned off. You can probably just delete them, if you prefer.

    On a side note, to everyone working on a ROM for the Exhibit II, I'm cheering you on. Wish I could help, but I'm too noob. Mucho thanks in advance.
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    Our Update

    Thanks to Seriiez, I have a copy of the update in tar format. Basically, it's a new bloat-filled rom with a new kernel. The only root method thus far is to flash my rooted kernel. However, this drops you back a kernel version to 2.6.35.7. You can also flash cwm with the stock recovery (no, you don't need to rename it update.zip) and install the rom of your choice, more or less putting you back to square one.

    Still, this will drop you back 2.6.35. This will not change until we get source code for the new kernel and root it.

    Pulling an update from the new release to patch current systems would be a bear. What I've got to work with is a kernel w/o source and a system partition. Identifying which bits are new and which are old in the new /system partition isn't something I want to undertake.

    Still, it's possible to build a debloated rom using the current material. That's what I'm going work on this weekend, among other things :)
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    Hey, thanks to the guys who are trying to make a custom rom for this phone!
    Removing "System Manager App" is pretty effective at removing Carrier IQ. I think you might want to also do this:
    1. Warning: no guarantee this will work for you. People will probably put together an app to remove Carrier IQ, so I will edit this post to point to that. This is an experimental procedure that might work for you, or it might not.

    2. Warning: after doing this, you will not be able to get firmware info by dialing *#1234#. Please dial *#1234# now and write down the information reported so you have access to it later.

    3. Root your phone (post #3 on this thread has a link to instructions). This will install 'adb' on your computer as part of that process. Use it for the next step.

    4. Use adb to save the files you are about to delete from your phone. You can open command prompt in windows or terminal on mac / linux, and type: adb pull /system/app/IQ-tmobile-release-signed-zipaligned-v1.1.apk, then press enter.

    5. Browse to the current directory, shown in the prompt (command prompt or shell prompt). e.g. for Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>

    6. Check that a file named IQ-tmobile-release-signed-zipaligned-v1.1.apk is there. If not, you don't have a backup. Windows may call the file IQ-tmobile-release-signed-zipaligned-v1.1 and hide the ".apk" extension.

    7. Now go back to the command prompt and type adb pull /system/lib/libiq_service_tmobile_2.2.so

    8. Check that a file named libiq_service_tmobile_2.2.so (or it may be missing ".so") shows up in the directory listing.

    9. Close the command prompt or shell on your computer.

    10. attachment.php
      Open the Terminal Emulator application from the phone's apps. (This next part does not use the computer.)

    11. Type: su (and press enter). You may then be prompted to grant privileges to "Superuser." If you are asked, grant the privileges.

    12. Type: mount -o remount,rw /dev/block/mmcblk0p15 /system (press enter). Hint: there's a lower-case o after the first -, then an o in remount and block, but it's a zero in mmcblk0p15.

    13. Type: rm /system/app/IQ-tmobile-release-signed-zipaligned-v1.1.apk /system/lib/libiq_service_tmobile_2.2.so (press enter). This will remove the Carrier IQ files from your phone.

    14. Unless you already followed bomberbadj's instructions to remove "System Manager Application," the phone will now warn you over and over that "System Manager Application" is failing. You have to click the "force close" button on that warning, over and over, while completing the rest of the process. (This part is where the process could really use some polish.)
      attachment.php
      (I know this says Email, not System Manager Application)

    15. Power off the phone by holding down the power button for a few seconds, then selecting "Power Off"

    16. Power the phone back on by holding down the power button.

    17. Now you will not be warned over and over about "System Manager Application," and the Carrier IQ files have been completely removed. Please post a note saying whether this worked for you or not.