1. Paul627g's Avatar
    Just as the title says...

    Full credit & original thread/source goes to bbelos of xda developers

    Android Central and its staff claim no credit to this only passing it along for you.


    This is stock, deodexed + root baked in Gingerbread EL30.

    - Since this is completely stock, it's still BML/RFS.
    - If you are on a Ext4 ROM, flash EXT42RFS.zip first.
    - Do not flash if you are currently on an MTD ROM, you must ODIN back to stock (See this thread)
    - Does not update the modem, you'll need to do that yourself.
    - Standard flashing procedure: wipe cache/dalvik.
    - It will not wipe data, so that's your call.

    EL30-Stock-Root-Deodexed.zip
    TechnoGeezer, r0ckrat and huntm856 like this.
    01-30-2012 02:56 PM
  2. Rydah805's Avatar
    this erased my friends clockwork recovery and replaced it with the stock one. how do i get it back? using rom manager didn't work. thanks!

    (sorry if its obvious, but samsung phones with their rootting process and recovery loading are complicated compared to the way HTC devices are. )
    01-31-2012 12:31 PM
  3. Paul627g's Avatar
    this erased my friends clockwork recovery and replaced it with the stock one. how do i get it back? using rom manager didn't work. thanks!

    (sorry if its obvious, but samsung phones with their rootting process and recovery loading are complicated compared to the way HTC devices are. )
    [ROOT][CWM][GUIDE][GINGERBREAD] Rooting the Samsung Epic 4g

    You should be able to get away with flashing the CWM recovery from this thread using the instructions provided. Otherwise I would hit the source/link to the dev of this thread and see if they have a work around but I feel it will be similar to the same option I offered.
    01-31-2012 01:10 PM
  4. Rydah805's Avatar
    thanks, i got stuck at flashing the recovery. kernel went trough, but recovery failed. now i get a sybol of a phone communicating with a compuer with an exclamation mark... any ideas?
    01-31-2012 01:14 PM
  5. Rydah805's Avatar
    actually, it just passed. i thought i bricked it, but i found a thread that said to try booting back into download mode, and it went through. i feel like a noob trying this. im close to pro on htc devices

    thanks! your help was BIG HELP!
    01-31-2012 01:18 PM
  6. Paul627g's Avatar
    actually, it just passed. i thought i bricked it, but i found a thread that said to try booting back into download mode, and it went through. i feel like a noob trying this. im close to pro on htc devices

    thanks! your help was BIG HELP!
    No problem... Sounds like you did a fine job
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    01-31-2012 02:01 PM
  7. jahsun's Avatar
    Install worked perfect for me. Made sure to wipe cache and restore first. Flashed both the ROM and the modem. Bread & butter process..... Perfect. Removed the Sprint crapware with Titanium. Restored all my apps with My Backup Root. The couple of problem issues I had with EI22 are now gone. The biggest problem I had using the EI22 ROM was the camera camcorder wouldn't record, and locked up the phone forcing me to reboot. But.... Now...... EL30 goodness baby!!!!! Hooo-raaaaaaaaa
    01-31-2012 06:16 PM
  8. Ruedii's Avatar
    You can install Clockwork recovery by using Odin/Heimdall, or you can install it from the Clockwork MOD ROM Manager app (on the market).

    If you still have problems with the wrong recovery loading, update your kernel to your favorite pre-rooted community kernel. You it is likely a known kernel bug that causes two different recovery installations to occur.
    01-31-2012 08:15 PM
  9. Dronak's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. I saw this over in XDA, too, so I'm aware of it. But I'm hoping that the Mostly Stock ROM I'm currently using will get updated. I want to keep the nice extras it provides (e.g., 1% battery, 1x/3G icon), and using this would eliminate them. I suppose I could find the individual mods and install them, assuming they all still work in EL30. But it would be easier to just use the ROM, since I read that an update is planned for it. I'm keeping this stock/deodexed option in mind as a backup though. There's still no easy modem update though -- it's a separate procedure? Any chance of that changing so that the modem update can be included in ROMs, etc.?
    02-02-2012 09:42 AM
  10. george1614's Avatar
    i am waiting on mostly stock update too...is that really in the works?
    02-02-2012 10:21 AM
  11. cjlosh's Avatar
    Hey Paul,

    Can you help me out here I gave my Epic to my wife and I haven't stayed up to date with everything.

    This is what i'm running:
    Firmware version nubernel-2.6.35-v0.0.1
    Baseband version S700.0.5S.EI22
    Kernel version 2.6.35.7-nubernel+
    Gingerbread.EI22.

    So do I just apply update?

    Thanks
    Chuck
    02-02-2012 04:40 PM
  12. Dronak's Avatar
    i am waiting on mostly stock update too...is that really in the works?
    Yes, see xda-developers - View Single Post - [ROM][EI22]MostlyStock Rebuild | 11/17 -- xBTx must have gotten busy though, because that was posted about a week ago, and I haven't seen the update yet. If I missed it somehow though, please let me know. Hope this helps.
    02-02-2012 08:50 PM
  13. TechnoGeezer's Avatar
    Paul & all Devs - Thanks so much for this. I had unrooted Gps_fix installed; tried to revert back to EI22 gps file to allow the OTA EL30 update not realizing that it would hang due to CWM. So I rooted & ran this after makinf Nandroid & TiB backups (belt & suspenders?). Super smooth, no probs. But now OTA wants to run again! Thanks to all! Now I have to update the modem.
    02-03-2012 08:03 PM
  14. sandman512's Avatar
    Paul.

    If understand this correctly, this will give me a stock ROM. If and how can I root from there? Thanks!
    02-05-2012 10:31 AM
  15. jahsun's Avatar
    It's already rooted. Just wipe and flash. Don't forget to do backups before you start also.
    02-07-2012 06:20 PM
  16. RKell's Avatar
    So if I'm on a stock/restored ROM with stock recovery, how exactly do I run this? Get CWM, then reboot into CWM and just apply this zip file? I've done lots of Odin flashes, but I'm not getting all of the lingo on this thread (sorry).
    02-09-2012 03:31 AM
  17. Ostrich69's Avatar
    Any chance in getting this in an Odin tar file

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk
    02-09-2012 10:39 PM
  18. jahsun's Avatar
    Yes, do it from CWM.
    02-12-2012 05:09 PM
  19. Bon Bons's Avatar
    Please help. I finally decided to get rid of that annoying update message, so I installed the el30 modem with oden, not knowing I needed a new rom too. My brother recomended this rom (his gf has an epic too and has done this) but after I flased it I was stuck on the samsung logo. I tried it again with the same result. I'm not sure if I have bml/fs or whatever. I didn't think I changed my filesystem or anything, but my nandroid backups save md5 files. I'm kind of a noob at knowing what md5 bml/fs mtd and ext4 are.
    -thanks

    P.s. I'm using the stock acs recovery. Does it matter if its acs or clockwork? A recovery is a recovery, right? Also how do you know what filesystem you are using?

    -thanks again
    03-15-2012 05:18 AM
  20. joshandroid's Avatar
    First -- Thank You, Paul, for all your support!!!!!! Shortly after stock GB came out last year, I thought the likelihood of another update was very low, since it was such a long wait to get on GB. I needed WiFi tethering, and rooted with Paul's instructions w/o any problems!

    [EI22][GINGERBREAD][EPIC 4G] Official Gingerbread Thread


    Since then I've been on EI22 and getting tired of the System Update messages. Since this is my "daily driver" I had to wait until I had a little time to mess with upgrades...

    I thought a ROM would be my solution and scoured the forums... most of them seem to be based on older updates (best I could find was EI22, which I was already on AND/OR require a filesystem change (which doesn't exactly sound like a quick change). I found a few that sounded like they'd get me up and going with minimal fuss:


    Finally last night I found this post and thought it would solve my problems. Using the ACSRecovery 1.0.0.5 that resulted from my prior rooting efforts, I did a nandroid backup (after also having installed TitaniumBackup). I went under advanced and wiped the Dalvik cache once, then installed the zip.

    Everything worked great!!! I was hoping to be up and running in minimal time and not deal with the headaches of reconfiguring/installing my apps (as I knew would be the case if I tried a ROM). It booted right up and nothing had changed (except of course the update).

    Attachment 27982

    Then after a few minutes I found out that I'm right back where I was.... There's ANOTHER system update! Apparently to FC09.

    Attachment 27983

    So now what? Based on this - I'm afraid that if I do take the plunge and try one of these ROMs, that I'll still have to deal with the constant system update notifications.
    06-17-2012 09:52 AM
  21. boocephus's Avatar
    I did what was in this thread and got rid of the notification. I am apparently at the regular sprint post-update version and rooted.

    Stopping FC 09 notification
    06-18-2012 11:39 AM
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