Monday, December 31, 2012

Update Galaxy Ace S5830 with 4.1 Jelly Bean based Revolution Light Custom ROM

The Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 users can now power up the performances of their smartphones by installing the latest custom ROM available, the Revolution Light V1 software. By flashing the same on your phone you will be able to update a Jelly Bean based firmware on your Ace, so that you can easily enjoy and test some of the latest Android features, looks and capabilities right on your own device. In order to succeed with this operation, I have explained a step by step guide which will take you through the installation procedure, so for further info check the next lines.
Take note that this is not an official firmware released by Samsung, the Revolution Light custom ROM being developed by those of xda-developers (we have to thanks them for the present tutorial). Furthermore, by completing this guide you will not update the Galaxy Ace with a Jelly Bean OS, though the platform comes with several Android 4.1 features and themes. As usual, when we talk about custom ROMs, you should know that you will not be getting the classic Android system as there will be added different features that cannot be found in the default version of the mentioned OS.
Anyway, before deciding whether to update your Galaxy Ace to Jelly Bean based Revolution Light custom ROM or not, you should first take a look over the features that will be installed on your handset. I have mentioned the most relevant ones in the image from below; also remember that this is the first version of the software, meaning that there might be some bugs into the system. Don’t worry though as those of xda-developers will resolve the same once a new variant of the update will be provided.
Galaxy Ace Jelly Bean based Revolution Light Features
Galaxy Ace Jelly Bean based Revolution Light Features
If you do want to continue with this tutorial, then you must first prepare your Galaxy Ace for the flashing process that will follow. That’s why you must first complete the next pre requisites; if not you will not be able to apply the Jelly Bean styled update on your smartphone.
You should start by rooting your Ace S5830 device. If your phone has been previously rooted, then you can skip this part. The Revolution Light custom ROM can be updated only on an unchained system, meaning that you must remove the factory restrictions out from your phone. This can be performed by gaining root access, a procedure that can be easily completed (follow our suitable how to guide). Be aware, as this will imply in voiding the warranty; the only way available for restoring the warranty is the downgrade one (reinstall the stock firmware, or update with an official software provided by Samsung and suitable with your Ace).
The next thing to do is to download and install a custom recovery image, such as CWM recovery. This tool is extremely important because you will have to use it for performing a full wipe of the system and for installing the Jelly Bean update on your Galaxy Ace. Yes, a wipe is being required, so a backup must also be performed. I have mentioned some backup and restore tips below, so that you can easily take care of the same. Furthermore, during the same list you can see which the rest of the pre requisites are; complete them before heading to the proper steps.
  • Use a custom recovery image if you want to backup the current ROM; in case something bad happens while trying to flash the Jelly Bean based one, you will be able to easily restore the stock OS.
  • The text messages can be saved and this by downloading suitable backup and restore apps for Android.
  • Furthermore, there are backup and restore apps for saving the call logs, so don’t hesitate and use the same.
  • Backup the EFS folder and the internet settings.
  • Sync with your Gmail account for saving the contacts list.
  • Use a computer or SD card for backing up other files like images or videos.
  • You will have to use a computer and on the same and on the phone deactivate or uninstall the security tools (antivirus and Firewall protection included).
  • On your handset enable the USB debugging option; go to “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging”.
  • Your device should be first charged, or else it might get turned off in the middle of the installation procedure.
  • Remember to root and install a custom recovery image.
  • Apply the next steps only for updating the Samsung Galaxy Ace model number S5830; the Jelly Bean styled Revolution Light custom ROM will work only on the mentioned smartphone.

How to Update Galaxy Ace S5830 with Jelly Bean based Revolution Light Custom ROM

  1. On your computer, download the update file.
  2. Use the download link from here.
  3. Take your Ace and by using its USB cord connect the handset with the computer.
  4. Select the downloaded file and copy-paste it, or just drag and drop, from the computer to the phone SD card.
  5. Once completed, disconnect the device from the PC.
  6. Turn the Ace off.
  7. Reboot in recovery mode.
  8. As soon as recovery mode is reached, navigate through its menu and select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.
  9. Then, return to the main window by selecting “+++go back+++”.
  10. Up next, select “install zip from sd card” and then “choose zip from sd card”.
  11. Pick the update file from the SD card and install the same.
  12. The flash operation should take a couple of minutes, don’t press anything.
  13. In the end, select “+++go back+++” and “reboot system now”.
  14. Done.
Well, there you have it; that was the how to procedure from which you could learn how to update the Samsung Galaxy Ace with the Jelly Bean based Revolution Light Custom ROM firmware. Remember that an official Gingerbread value pack is being available for your device, so if you don’t like this beta ROM then you can easily learn how to install an official OS on your Ace. Don’t forget to share your impressions and thoughts with us and with other users by using the comments area from below. Also stay close if you want to receive the latest Android new and tutorials.

Update Galaxy Ace S5830 with SGS2 based Jelly Bean v10.1 Custom ROM I(Updated)

If you like how the Galaxy S2 user interface looks and more, if you like its features, but all you have is the Galaxy Ace S5830 handset, we have good news for you. Thanks to a new custom ROM firmware now you will be able to update your Ace with a SGS2 styled software that will customize and optimize your device. The Jelly Bean v10.1 custom ROM comes with the latest features and capabilities (many ported from the S2 smartphone) available, meaning that once you complete this tutorial, you will be able to upgrade your Galaxy Ace to Android 4.1 OS and also power up its performances with Galaxy S2 based ones.
First of all, take note that this is not an official software released by Samsung for your Galaxy Ace. Furthermore, there won’t be any Jelly Bean updates launched for your device due hardware limitations, so the only way for bringing the Android 4.1 flavor on your phone is by installing a custom ROM firmware into its system. There are many OS improvements available for your Ace, so before applying something, make sure that you are taking the best decision. Now, the operation described during the present step by step guide is not a hard to understand or complete one, but you should know that if you are not doing everything as explained here you can end up in bricking your smartphone.
As described in the introduction, the Jelly Bean v10.1 custom ROM will update your Galaxy Ace S5830 with Galaxy S2 features and looks, so you have all the reasons for installing the same. The software is being based on the stock DDKQ8 2.3.6 platform and it was developed and tested by those of xda-developers. Anyway, if you want to learn more about this OS you should check this page is that is our source for today. Then, resume the next lines for applying the pre requisites and also for learning how to update your Ace to Jelly Bean 4.1.
This is a beta firmware, meaning that flashing it is a risky and complex operation. Because of that you must begin with a backup. Use backup and restore tools for saving the Galaxy Ace contacts, messages, call logs, EFS, internet settings and even the current ROM. If you want to use tutorials for the backup process, then I recommend you to take a look over our how to section as you have everything you need there. You should complete the backup before going any further or else you will risk in losing all of your personal info that are being saved on the internal storage memory of your device.
Next, as soon as you save the data go and root the Galaxy Ace. Be aware as by rooting the warranty will get void. If this aspect isn’t on your taste, stop going any further. Anyway, you must gain root access if you want to succeed with updating the Ace to Jelly Bean v10.1 custom ROM, as the software must have access to some internal files in order to work properly. Also, you should know that the warranty can be restored by downgrading to the stock ROM, or by updating with an official firmware (unlikely as only minor improvements might be released for the future). After rooting, you must download and install a custom recovery image, CWM recovery for example, which will be used for the flashing process (more about this during the proper steps).
Now, just before I detail the actual guide, here are the general pre requisites that must be completed if you want to safely end this update operation. On your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 and on your computer you must uninstall all the security programs as these tools might interrupt our work. Then, on your phone go to “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging” and check the last option. Also, charge the battery, or just check the battery status as there should be at least 60% power left. Don’t apply this tutorial for a similar phone with the Galaxy Ace S5830 because the Galaxy S2 based Jelly Bean update will work only for the mentioned smartphone.

How to Update Galaxy Ace S5830 with SGS2 based Jelly Bean v10.1 Custom ROM

  1. Use this link from here and download the update package on your computer.
  2. Next, connect the handset with your PC via its USB cord.
  3. Now, select the file from the PC and copy-paste or drag and drop it on your phone’s SD card.
  4. You can disconnect the device now.
  5. Turn off the Ace or just reboot in recovery mode.
  6. For recovery mode you must hold the Menu Button and the Power key until the recovery menu is being displayed.
  7. First of all, from the recovery mode menu select to wipe the data (backup the data first).
  8. For the wipe select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.
  9. Next, return to recovery: “+++go back+++”.
  10. Then select “install zip from SD card” and “choose zip from SD card”.
  11. Just select the downloaded file from the SD card and start the update process.
  12. The operation should take a couple of minutes, don’t make any other changes.
  13. In the end, select “+++go back+++” and “reboot system now”.
Congratulation, you have finally succeeded in updating the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 with SGS2 based Jelly Bean v10.1 Custom ROM firmware. If you had encounter issues while trying to complete the above explained tutorial, share the problems with us so that we can help you through. Also, use the comments are for sharing your impressions related with this new custom ROM with other users who are having a hard time in deciding whether to install it or not.

How to install Jelly Bean based Ehndroix-II Custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy S Plus GT-I9001

Jelly Bean based Ehndroix-II Custom ROM can be said as one of the finest Custom ROM found in the internet for Samsung Galaxy S Plus. Since this update is not the one which is officially released by Samsung Electronics, for applying his update you will have to root your Galaxy S PLUS I9001 device(Go to this link to root your Samsung Galaxy S Plus). Unfortunately, Samsung won’t be coming up with any future updates like ICS or Jellybean for SGS PLUS I9001 officially. The best part is that from now we will be constantly coming up with the custom ROM firmwares which are here to further increase the user experience.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible or liable for any damage happened to your device due to not following the instructions. It is very unlikely that there will be any damage to your device if you follow all the instructions.

With the help of below mentioned steps back up all the data so that if at all the data gets corrupted /lost, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t use KIES to back up the data or else there is a risk of device getting not detecting in KIES with which you will not be able to restore the backup taken. Move all the backed up files in your computer.

SMS – Download "SMS Backup & Restore app" from play store,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log -  Download "Call Log and Restore" app from play store,
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”

Enable USB Debugging Mode in your Samsung Galaxy S PLUS I9001 from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Disable / uninstall all the security suites installed in your device as these interrupt the process of firmware update process.

So assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next step where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to apply this update.


Procedure to Install Ehndroix-II Custom ROM firmware in Galaxy S GT I9001 PLUS:

  1. Your phone should be installed with clockworkmod recovery to install this rom. If it is installed, continue to second step otherwise visit this post to install clockworkmod recovery.
  2. Download the Ehndroix-II custom ROM firmware(build 12.12.29) file and Gapps file (google apps) to your computer. Once downloaded, you will then have to connect your Galaxy S GT I9001 PLUS device to computer with the help of original USB cable and place these two zip files in your device.
  3. Disconnect  the device and turn off the same so that it can be entered in the recovery mode. Recovery mode in Galaxy S PLUS I9001 can be entered by holding the Volume Up button and then turning ON your device.
  4. In recovery mode, select “Wipe data/factory reset” & “Wipe Cache partition”. Additionally, select “advanced” and clear the Dalvik cache too if you are on the custom ROM firmware.
  5. Now, select “Go Back” and select “install zip from sd card” > “choose zip from internal sd card” and then select the Ehndroix-II custom ROM file which you have placed in your phone.
  6. Once selected, it will take around 5 -6 minutes for applying this update.
  7. Further, select “Go Back” and select “install zip from sd card” > “choose zip from internal sd card” and then select the Gapps file which you have placed in your phone.
  8. Then choose "Go back" and choose "reboot your phone"... For the first boot it will take more time than usual as it has to setup all the system files and other apps which are necessary ones. Ensure that you have cleared the cache in your device as it will wipe all the unwanted data from the recovery mode just in case if you face any force close issues in any of the Google Apps or the core apps present in your device.

Note: If the device gets into the boot loop sequence or say gets stuck in the welcome screen, just re-insert the battery and re-follow the above instructions so as to again follow the above mentioned instructions.

Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues as we will try our level best to sort out the same. Congratulations, you have now successfully applied the latest Ehndroix-II custom ROM firmware update which is JellyBean based in your Galaxy S GT I9001 PLUS smartphone.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Update Galaxy Vibrant T959 with Jelly Bean CM10 Stable Custom ROM

In this tutorial I will show you how to flash CM10 to a Galaxy Vibrant T959 smartphone. If you want to update the Vibrant to jelly Bean, than you should know that root access will be required. We are dealing with a custom ROM, so this operation doesn't come from Samsung. Furthermore, by rooting you will remove the factory restrictions and you will gain more access to the Android system. This is meaning that the warranty will get void. You can anytime restore the same by downgrading to the stock ROM, or by updating with an official release of the software. Only then the factory restrictions will be restored and the bootloader relocked. Besides rooting, your smartphone should also have a custom recovery image pre-installed.
Because CM10 is a custom ROM, you will have to do a backup first. By applying the update, the data will be corrupted and you will lose all of your saves whether we are talking to text messages, contacts, call logs, internet saves, market apps, or images and videos. Therefore, take the time needed for completing a full and safe backup.
Finally, the last section of this tutorial that is required before the actual steps. This is the pre requisites section, so don’t skip it. As you might know, you will have to download some files, save them to a Windows running computer and then flash the same from your phone. So, you need to have access to a computer, to your Vibrant and to its USB cord. Then, charge the handset. Enable the USB debugging option from its settings. If on the PC or on the smartphone there are security programs installed, temporarily deactivate them. Finally go here “Settings -> Location and Security -> Sim card lock” and ensure that the checkbox is not selected.
Now, after you had seen what to expect from Cyanogenmod 10, you can head to the steps from below. From there you can learn how to update your Samsung Galaxy Vibrant T959 to Android 4.1.2 OS. Make sure you are applying the guide only for the mentioned device and not for similar ones as you can easily brick them.

Update Galaxy Vibrant T959 with Jelly Bean based Cyanogenmod 10 Custom ROM

  1. Download the ROM from here.
  2. Download Google apps from here.
  3. Download the root fix file from here.
  4. Save the files on the computer.
  5. Connect the handset with the same by using the USB cord.
  6. Copy the files to your phone.
  7. Then, remove the USB cable.
  8. And turn the phone off.
  9. Reboot and try to enter in recovery mode. For this press and hold the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons while powering on.
  10. From recovery first choose “wipe cache partition” and “wipe data factory reset”.
  11. Then, select “install zip from sd card” and “choose zip from sd card”.
  12. Pick the files and install them in this order: the ROM, the kernel, the file and finally the file.
  13. Wait until the flash procedure ends and from recovery mode select “+++go back+++” followed by “reboot system now”.
  14. Done.
Well, now your Samsung Galaxy vibrant is running Cyanogenmod 10 meaning that it was successfully updated with Jelly Bean. Congratulations and keep updated with us for more infos. If any problem arises, please feel free to contact us.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

How to Update Samsung Galaxy Y with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DXLJ1 Firmware (Working)

Disclaimer: The steps mentioned in the following article are considered as risky and may cause damage to your mobile. It is requested that you should not follow it if you are not aware of all these things. Read article at your own risk. We or developers are not responsible for any damage caused to your mobile after implementing these steps to your mobile.

Samsung Galaxy Y S5360

This official firmware is strictly intended for Samsung Galaxy Y bearing model number S5360. Implementing it to any other device might give you unwanted outcomes.
  • Make sure that you have charged your mobile at least up to 70% so that installation won’t get interrupted due to lack of power.
  • It is recommended that you should take a backup of all your important personal data like SMS, MMS, APN, contacts etc. to external memory since it gets wiped during flashing of firmware.
  • You must have installed your mobile drivers on your PC. If you have installed Kies on your PC, you don’t need to install drivers separately.
Procedure to Install Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DXLJ1 firmware on Samsung Galaxy Y S5360:
  • Download Android 2.3.6 DXLJ1 firmware for Galaxy Y. Extract that .zip file on your computer. (Click here to download)
  • Download and install Odin v1.85 on your computer. It is necessary to flash the firmware on your mobile. (Click here to download)
  • Next step is to boot your device into downloading mode. For that first switch off your mobile. Then press & hold volume down + home button + power button simultaneously until you get Downloading message on your mobile screen.
  • Now open Odin which you have installed earlier. One of your ID:COM box will turn yellow if your device is connected properly. You will also get Added message in Odin’s message box. If you won’t get it, make sure that you have installed proper drivers on your computer.
Samsung Galaxy Y Odin v1.85

  • Click on PDA button and select PDA_S5360_DXLJ1.tar.md5 from the earlier extracted files.
  • Click on MODEM button and select MODEM_S5360_DXLI1.tar.md5.
  • Click on CSC button and select CSC_S5360_XXVLJ2.tar.md5.
  • Check Auto Reboot and F.Reset option. Don’t click anywhere in the Odin.
  • Click on Start button for flashing the firmware on your mobile. It will take some time. And after successful installation your mobile rebooted automatically showing pass message in Odin’s message box.
  • However if you mobile get stuck or you get a fail message then exit the Odin, disconnect mobile from computer, remove battery and re-insert it and follow the above procedure again.
Nice work! Your Samsung Galaxy Y is now running on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DXLJ1 firmware. Do let us know how it is working. You can frankly share your views about this article.

Official Jelly Bean Leaked ROM for Samsung Galaxy S II I9100

The official Jelly Bean JZO54K for Galaxy S2 has been leaked and is now available for download. Earlier same build was leaked for SGS3. Now you can flash Jelly Bean JZO54K on Galaxy S2, build is JZO54K. It’s first ever Jelly Bean update leak available at the moment and is reported to be “near perfect” & “really stable”. This is the official pre-release firmware that is being tested and could be released next month. For those who don’t want to wait, you can now flash I9100XXLSJ on Galaxy SII I9100 with Odin. First, have a look at some new features:
Some of the Enhancements in the new Jelly Bean Update:
  • Buttery Smooth Performance & Great Stability (Thanks to Project Butter)
  • New TouchWiz Nature UX (Same UI as of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II)
  • Samsung’s Cloud services
  • Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play Features
  • New Widgets From the Galaxy S III
  • 2 Home screen modes
  • New Notifications bar
  • Google Now
Firmware Details:
  • Android Version: 4.1.2 – JZO54K (Jelly Bean)
  • PDA: I9100XXLSJ
  • CSC: I9100OXXLS1
  • MODEM: I9100XXLS6
  • Changelist: 462349
  • Build Date: 6th November 2012
Smart-Rotation-SGS2 I9100XXLSJ-JZO54K-SGS2

How to Flash I9100XXLSJ on Galaxy S2 (Android JZO54K)

Step 1: Download the flashable zip package to your PC:
Step 2: Extract the downloaded zip file.
Step 3: Launch Odin 3.04 which is included in the download package.
Step 4: Now put your Galaxy 2 I9100 in download mode. To do this:
  1. Switch your phone off
  2. Press & hold Power + Home + Volume down buttons till you see a triangle and Android robot.
  3. Now press the Power button to confirm entering the download mode.
Step 5: Once your device is in download mode, connect it to the computer. (Odin should already be running, as per step 3)
You will now notice that one of the ID:COM boxes in Odin will turn yellow when you connect the phone. It may take some time, so be patient and do not proceed to next step till you see it (the box getting yellow).
Step 6: In Odin do the following:
  1. Click on “PDA” then browse and select I9100XXLSJ_ I9100OXXLS1_I9100XXLS6_HOME.tar file.
  2. Click on “PHONE” and select the MODEM file. There will be a file with “Modem” in it’s name.
  3. Click on “CSC” and select the CSC file. There will be a file with “CSC” in it’s name.
  4. Click on “PIT” and select the PIT file.
These files should be where you extracted the zip file in step 2 above. If any of these files are missing, just skip it and proceed with the process.
Step 7: After selecting the files, click on “Start” button. Before you click it: In Odin options, you need to make sure that “re-partition” option is NOT selected while “Auto Reboot” and “F . Reset Time” options are selected.
Odin will now begin the process to flash Jelly Bean JZO54K Jelly Bean on Galaxy S2. It may take some time so be patient with it. Once it completes, your device will reboot. You can now disconnect it from the PC and start using it.
You can confirm from Settings > About that the firmware has been installed. Enjoy!
via XDA