[SHW-M250*] Korean Galaxy SII M250S / M250K / M250L Users

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dreampillow

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Oct 2, 2011
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hello sir.. i have favor to you.. i hope you will help me.. sir.. i just want to know how you can flash custom roms of i9100 to m250s? i already converted to i9100 stock gingerbread rom.. but not rooted and dont have yet cwm. please sir guide me to do that.. i want to know it. what should i do? please... step by step sir.. to prevent bricking my phone. .. i wanna try neatrom like yours.. thank you so much
 
Nov 1, 2010
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Colombo
but i think pit of jb of i9100 is different as compared to ics????so can i use ics pit in jb file????

I used that PIT with JB ROM. Still no problem, running very smooth.

hello sir.. i have favor to you.. i hope you will help me.. sir.. i just want to know how you can flash custom roms of i9100 to m250s? i already converted to i9100 stock gingerbread rom.. but not rooted and dont have yet cwm. please sir guide me to do that.. i want to know it. what should i do? please... step by step sir.. to prevent bricking my phone. .. i wanna try neatrom like yours.. thank you so much

First backup the contacts, messages and apps using Titanium or any other similar app

Then watch this video and root your phone and install CWM (Read the description in the video as well)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCgncF59mwE

Download the NeatROM Lite version from below and copy it to internal/external SD card.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1569686

1. Boot into CWM by pressing Vol.Up+Home+Power
2. Navigate (Vol.Up and Vol.Down) to wipe data/factory reset and select (Power Button) it. Navigate down to yes and select it.
3. Navigate to wipe cache partition and select it. Navigate down to yes and select it.
4. Navigate to advance-->wipe dalvik cache and select it. Navigate down to yes and select it.
5. Navigate to 'install zip from sd card'.
6. Select it, and then navigate to 'install zip from sdcard/internal sdcard'.
7. Select the NeatROM that you have copied to your sd card.
8. Navigate down to yes.
9. Let CWM install you the new ROM!
10. Reboot system.

Video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QASM0KF0kUE

Then download Siyah Kernal (zip file, not the tar) from below and flash it via CWM (Same steps you did to flash the NeatROM).
http://www.gokhanmoral.com/?p=1796

Additional Guide
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1125282
 
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majestico

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Been searching the forums for a couple hours with no results.

I have a M250k converted to GT-I9100 many months ago.

I understand it might be possible to bring back NFC. I installed the NFCJB Enabler v4 Mod.

The toggles now appear and can turn on but it does not seem to function. Am I missing something here?

4.1.2
Baseband: I9100XXLS6
Kernel: 3.0.31-462349
[email protected] #3
SMP PREEMPT Tue Nov 6 02:42:23
Build: Omega v16.2 - XXLSJ


Help would be greatly appreciated!
 

axel-529

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Been searching the forums for a couple hours with no results.

I have a M250k converted to GT-I9100 many months ago.

I understand it might be possible to bring back NFC. I installed the NFCJB Enabler v4 Mod.

The toggles now appear and can turn on but it does not seem to function. Am I missing something here?

4.1.2
Baseband: I9100XXLS6
Kernel: 3.0.31-462349
[email protected] #3
SMP PREEMPT Tue Nov 6 02:42:23
Build: Omega v16.2 - XXLSJ


Help would be greatly appreciated!

Is your battery are nfc enable?

Sent from my Aurora-II using xda app-developers app
 

sgtkeroro

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Feb 18, 2013
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I think it should. Because i9100 also supports MHL to HDMI.

Thanks for the clarification! :) As of the moment I have XWLSN and the PhilZ v.4.93.6 kernel, I'm planning to move to NeatROM Lite though it comes with the PhilZ v.4.92.8 kernel, if I install NeatROM Lite, will it also install the older version of PhilZ or it'll maintain the latest version?
 
Nov 1, 2010
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Colombo
Thanks for the clarification! :) As of the moment I have XWLSN and the PhilZ v.4.93.6 kernel, I'm planning to move to NeatROM Lite though it comes with the PhilZ v.4.92.8 kernel, if I install NeatROM Lite, will it also install the older version of PhilZ or it'll maintain the latest version?
After flashing NeatROM, flash any latest kernal (Siyah, DorimanX or PhilZ). So that you can have the latest kernal :) No problem in doing so.

---------- Post added at 08:11 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:03 PM ----------

Been searching the forums for a couple hours with no results.

I have a M250k converted to GT-I9100 many months ago.

I understand it might be possible to bring back NFC. I installed the NFCJB Enabler v4 Mod.

The toggles now appear and can turn on but it does not seem to function. Am I missing something here?

4.1.2
Baseband: I9100XXLS6
Kernel: 3.0.31-462349
[email protected] #3
SMP PREEMPT Tue Nov 6 02:42:23
Build: Omega v16.2 - XXLSJ


Help would be greatly appreciated!
Tried flashing the latest Siyah kernal?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=36134001&highlight=m250#post36134001
 
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jhempelayo

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Apr 20, 2013
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i dont know if somebody asked already this kind of question:

its quite hard to find a better or extended battery for my S2 M250L locally
so im hunting via online:

Does all type of "S-Galaxy S2" are the same in batteries (size to be exact) ?

because maybe if i will ask someone to buy it for me from other countries, maybe it will not fit in my unit


hope someone can give a little shed of light
 
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IceRapture

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Mar 5, 2013
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From my experience, yes. All Korean Galaxy s2 batteries are the same size (my friends gave me theirs when they upgraded). The major difference in the korean s2 batteries is that the SK and KT phones have their NFC antenna in the battery (the 4th contact towards the middle) and the LG U+ doesn't have NFC at all so their batteries don't have the 4th contact.

The usa Galaxy skyrocket battery does not with the korean s2

Edited from my SHW-M250L using Tapatalk 2
 
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opusdeigner

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for those asking for NFC on phone..sorry to say..i9100 is not supported..even if you have the NFC capable batteries, it wont work..i9100 by default doesnt have NFC..its either by Custom ROM (My Rom has NFC capabilities but it doesnt work) or reverting back to M250..only i9100P have NFC..so sorry to say no NFC, if you have converted to i9100..
 
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DVDeus

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Dec 9, 2011
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That's not entirely true. Check this mod.

Regarding battery, you cannot use classic extended battery for the i9100, as the cover will not fit (and you will lose NFC).
 

opusdeigner

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That's not entirely true. Check this mod.

Regarding battery, you cannot use classic extended battery for the i9100, as the cover will not fit (and you will lose NFC).

Read the post...Like what I said..It is not working on i9100..before you comment on something read first..if you really wanted NFC on your phone buy a NFC enabled one but as long as you are using a converted i9100, NFC is no more..revert back your phone to M250 if you wanted NFC..

You can see this on 1st post..Read it!!

Devices Confirmed Working On:
-I777
-M250k/M250s
-I9100p (after mounting system )
-i9210
-i9250
-T989
....IDK you tell me!


Devices this should work on:

i9100 = NO

i9100P = YES (it's an i9100 exactly, but with NFC. ROMs for i9100 will work, but need to be modified to show NFC settings, otherwise no NFC options will show)

i9100G = NO, it's completely different from the i9100 hardware (TI-OMAP instead of Exynos). ROMs from i9100/P don't work.

T989 (T-Mobile GS2) = YES, but it's completely different from the i9100 hardware (Snapdragon S3 instead of Exynos). ROMs from i9100/P don't work.

i777 (AT&T GS2) = YES, AOSP based roms have it but i9100 hellraised roms are missing it(due to NFC not being a feature of the i9100)

D710 (Sprint GS2) = NO


and btw..i9100p is from Orange mobile network
 
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Can someone please tell me how to use nv_data.bak file to restore imei ,i think this is the only file left un corrupted ,,,,,or any other method to do imei injection on SHW-250 k samsung s2 ,PLEASE
 

jhempelayo

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Apr 20, 2013
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@IceRapture
thanks for the inputs

i will hunt now who can bring me an extended battery from korea so i can be sure it will be fitted
i dont like to buy online then later on it will now fit in my unit

nfc - its not big deal for me if it has or it dont have



by the way - just to ad info, most extended batteries (yes they are too bulky) sell online has their own back cover so that it will be sure that it fill in your unit
 

frank992

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May 12, 2013
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Help!

Hello and thanks for your time. I have a s2 m250k and i tried to turn it on a i9100 but i FAILED. The worst part is that i now have a BLACK SCREEN, with a mobile and a computer icons... if you could help me, i ll be very very happy!

P.s: i used the instruction on the page 104, odin trowed me a "FAILED" after the first try (using all the files on this post)

P.s2: im NEW in this, and i hardly understand whats going on! Please be kind
 
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shindatuin

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Hello and thanks for your time. I have a s2 m250k and i tried to turn it on a i9100 but i FAILED. The worst part is that i now have a BLACK SCREEN, with a mobile and a computer icons... if you could help me, i ll be very very happy!

P.s: i used the instruction on the page 104, odin trowed me a "FAILED" after the first try (using all the files on this post)

P.s2: im NEW in this, and i hardly understand whats going on! Please be kind

Maybe u don't hav the latest driver update. Or did u check the md5sum of the files? Upon using odin, use the application as 'administrator'.


Anyway. If u can go to download mode (power+volume down+home key), then flash the official firmware of m250s. Then back to page 104 in converting the firmware.

Sent from my GT-I9100 using xda premium
 

DVDeus

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Dec 9, 2011
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Games freezing?

Does anyone have a problem with some games freezing? I have identical ROM on both my M250S and i9100 (SlimBean 4.2.2 build3), but games like Raptide GP, Carmageddon and Osmos keep freezing while in-game playing. Freeze can happen in fgew seconds or few minutes, randomly. Removing battery is necessary. CPU is not overclocked, kernel is default CM. Any help on that?
 

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    I WON'T TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY IF YOU BRICKED YOU PHONE. DO AT YOUR OWN RISK
    Tested ONLY on M250S/K
    HOW TO CONVERT YOUR PHONE TO I9100

    Follow these instructions carefully:
    1. Download Odin and extract(look for attachment)
    2. Download an ICS rom from http://goo.gl/n6u3
    3. Open Odin(run as administrator if using win7 or vista)
    4. Fill up only the PDA with the rom you got from sam firmware
    5. Fill the PIT using the I9100 pit from the attachment(check if re-partition is ticked)
    6. Reboot your phone to download mode by pressing [Power+Voldown+home button at the same time]
    7. Connect your phone to pc then check if Odin recognized the device(there should be a yellow signal). Something like 0:[COM3}
    It should look like this:
    Capture.jpg

    8. Hit start and pray for luck
    9. Enjoy! (if you are experiencing some problems, just do a factory reset of your phone )
    10. In case you want to revert back to m250, just do the same as above but changing the PDA with a korean rom and the m250k pit given from the attachment.
    NOTE:If you are experiencing any problems, do a full wipe or factory reset. I recommend doing this because you're converting your phone into a different phone :D

    LOCKSCREEN AND POWER BUTTON ISSUES(Need to be Rooted):
    For lockscreen and power options you can solve this prob by folllowing this
    1. Using a root browser navigate to /efs/imei
    2. Create file "keystr"
    3. Open it as text and write "ON"
    4. Set permissions to rwx rwx rwx
    5. Reboot
    Originally posted by Memorycontroller. Cheers to him :D
    If you are not yet rooted, read the next steps

    CONS:
    1. Gyroscope not working or buggy(for others it is but for me it's fine. I can play asphalt with no difficulties)
    2. Weak Vibration
    3. Weak mobile signal or connection. Look for a diffirent modems. Try the one I attached at this post I9100_radio NELP2. Flash it using CWM. I'm currently using it and I don't experience any difficulties in mobile connection except of course if I'm on the comfort room or in mountains. LOL
    4. No NFC capabalities (there's a fix for it; search for in the forums)

    PROS:
    1. You can now be at ease at the removal of the irritating 80sms character limitation
    2. Your phone is the same as the international I9100. It basically does almost the same.
    3. You can flash all I9100 roms and kernels(do at your own risk)
    4. No Korean bloatware apps. Like t-map,t-store and the like
    5. Rooting is a walk in the park.(easier and has more support)

    If you can add more pros and cons, please leave a comment :D

    ROOTING YOUR PHONE(I9100)
    1. Download kernels like Siyah kernel or CF Kernel. If you use the CF-Kernel, be sure that the kernel you download is compatible with the firmware you are currently using. Link for Siyah http://goo.gl/RVSp4 Link for CF-root http://goo.gl/ehSbJ
    2. Now go into download mode by pressing [Power+Voldown+home button at the same time]
    3. Connect your phone through a usb cable to your pc.
    4. Run ODIN(run as admin if using win7 or vista). Odin should read your device if there is a yellow signal on the upper right
    5. It should look something like this: DO NOT TICK THE REPARTION
    Capture2.png

    6. Now hit start and pray for luck :D
    7. To check if you are successful, look for a supersu icon(the app with a pirate android) or just download the root checker in the play store.
    8. Enjoy :D
    NOTE: Flashing a custom kernel or rooting the device will result into a yellow warning sign when you boot your phone. This means you have flashed a kernel that is not officially made by samsung. Meaning you have void your warranty. I warn you.

    ROOTING YOUR PHONE(SHW-M250*
    1. Go download a pre-rooted firmware at http://goo.gl/yDrx3. Use google chrome to translate the page to Enligsh. Look for the (routing version). Be sure to download the correct firmware for your carrier. If you're using SHW-M250S, download SKT and KT if SHW-m250K.
    2. Now go into download mode by pressing [Power+Voldown+home button at the same time]
    3. Connect your phone through a usb cable to your pc
    4. Run ODIN(run as admin if using win7 or vista). Check for the successful connection of ODIN to your phone buy checking the yellow SIGNAL at the upper right corner. Something like 0:[COM3}
    5. It should look something like this:
    Capture3.png

    6. Hit start
    7. If successful, there should be an app that looks like an ndroid pirate. Click the first choice for root, Second for un-root, Third choice for restart. :D
    8. Enjoy

    REVERTING BACK TO SHW-m250* FROM AN I9100
    1. Download the firmware from http://goo.gl/yDrx3. Be sure to download the correct firmware for you phone. SK for M250, and KT For M250K. Either choose the rooting version or the normal one.
    2. Download the pit attached from this post. Use the m250k_pit(can work on both m250k and m250s)
    3. Go to download mode by pressing [Power+Voldown+home button at the same time] then click the Vol up to confirm to go to download mode. There should be big Android in the center of the screen.
    4. Run ODIN(run as admin if using win7 or vista) then connect your phone to you pc through a usb cable.
    5. Fill up the PDA using the Firmware you got. Fill up the pit using the m250k_pit I provided in the attached file.
    6. It should look something like this:
    Capture4.png

    7. Hit start and pray for luck
    8. Rebooting would take quite some time. Enjoy :D
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    I recently bought a SGS2 M250k running on android 2.3.3. I want to update it to ICS (preferably the international version, then install a custom rom). I have browsed this thread and I cant seem to find any detailed guide on how to do this. Im afraid that I might brick my phone since it is my first time. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

    Follow these instructions carefully:
    1. Download Odin and extract(look for attachment)
    2. Download an ICS rom from http://goo.gl/n6u3
    3. Open Odin(run as administrator if using win7 or vista)
    4. Fill up only the PDA with the rom you got from sam firmware
    5. Fill the PIT using the I9100 pit from the attachment(check if re-partition is ticked)
    6. Reboot your phone to download mode by pressing [Power+Voldown+home button at the same time]
    7. Connect your phone to pc then check if Odin recognized the device(there should be a yellow signal)
    It should look like this:

    Capture.jpg

    8. Hit start and pray for luck
    9. Enjoy! (if you are experiencing some problems, just do a factory reset of your phone :))
    10. In case you want to revert back to m250, just do the same as above but changing the PDA with a korean rom and the m250k pit given from the attachment

    I have a galaxy S2 M250K phone, and i have flashed XXLQ5 room 4.0.4 then i wipe factory this. now, I think it has birck, I try into Download mod anh CMW but not yes. Can you help me???
    Thanks for your help!!!

    Can you enter download mode? If not, I think you might have potentially bricked your phone.
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    Actually you can solve this problem:

    1. Using a root browser navigate to /efs/imei
    2. Create file "keystr"
    3. Open it as text and write "ON"
    4. Set permissions to rwx rwx rwx
    5. Reboot
    6. Hit thanks

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using XDA
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    Steps to Flash Official Korean ICS through ODIN

    Download the appropriate Firmware for your phone model.
    Open the page below and you will see a download link there.

    M250K
    Rooted KT Firmware

    M250L
    Rooted LGU+ Firmware

    M250S
    Rooted SKT Firmware

    Download ODIN Here

    Optional:
    Download Samsung USB Drivers

    The file you downloaded will be in a .tar file.
    Don't extract it.
    RootFirm.jpg


    Run ODIN as administrator.
    Now you will see this screen:
    ODIN.jpg


    Click on PDA and select the file you have downloaded.
    ODIN2.jpg


    Turn OFF your phone.
    Enter ODIN Mode (Press On while holding the VOLUME DOWN and MENU BUTTON)
    (A Korean Text Warning will appear with an Exclamation triangle on the center bottom)
    (Press the Volume Up to proceed to ODIN Mode)

    Plug your phone to your pc.
    You will see your ODIN interface change and will see that your phone is connected via 0:[COMXX]. Mine is on COM33
    NOTE: If you are still on Gingerbread Firmware, you will see 0:[COMXX] and 1:[COMXX]. This is normal.
    ODIN3.jpg


    Make sure AUTO REBOOT is checked.
    Press Start.
    You will see the LOG on the lower left update.

    <ID:0/033> Added!!
    <ID:0/033> Odin v.3 engine (ID:33)..
    <ID:0/033> File analysis..
    <ID:0/033> SetupConnection..
    <ID:0/033> Initialzation..
    <ID:0/033> Get PIT for mapping..
    <ID:0/033> Firmware update start..
    <ID:0/033> zImage
    <ID:0/033> NAND Write Start!!
    <ID:0/033> modem.bin
    <ID:0/033> factoryfs.img
    <ID:0/033> Sbl.bin
    <ID:0/033> RQT_CLOSE !!
    <ID:0/033> RES OK !!
    <ID:0/033> Completed..
    <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)
    <ID:0/041> Added!!

    Once Completed the phone will restart. Go through all the introductory settings.
    Open your applications menu, and scroll through all the pages to find the app with SUPERUSER Logo;
    hi-256-0-34c0098fc95d50eef1ab7933f4d9efdd0da07b29


    The text is in Korean.
    Open it and select the 2ND Option.
    After that your phone is now rooted.

    Note: If ODIN failed flashing, try using another USB PORT or another USB Cable. As much as possible use the Original Samsung Micro USB Cable.
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    I have tried to get rid of the damn roaming screen but it still pops up and it doesnt seem to recognize my number so I have to change sender whenever I want to SMS.

    Can anyone please point me to a guide on how to install a custom/stock ROM.
    I want to get rid of this Korean bloatware.

    I have a M250K
    After spending some time on the roaming issue, I finally found a way to disable this pop up. Turns out that it s quite easy:

    1. Download the app Anycut
    2. Launch Anycut
    3. Select " Create New Shortcut"
    4. Select " Activity"
    5. Roll down until you find and select "Roaming Auto Dial"
    6. The new shortcut is created - exit Anycut.
    7. Launch your new shortcut and disable Roaming Auto Dial.

    Hope this help.

    Cheers
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