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    Default EL29 Source is available!

    So what does this mean?

    Well, in all likelihood Sprint should begin to roll out the update to phones running stock EK02 shortly.(This is usually the pattern, may change)

    If you are rooted and already running EL29 what does it mean?

    ~Nothing really.
    Actually that isn't true. You should expect to see some more in depth modifications, roms, and kernels because developers will now have the source code to build off of.

    Do you need to do anything?

    ~Nope, just sit back and wait.

    What is changed?

    ~The big thing in this release is that sprint has officially removed Carrier IQ.
    ~Other than that, it is an upgrade to android 2.3.6 with various minor bug fixes(The last one before ICS)

    Any questions?

    Source: https://opensource.samsung.com/ search SPH-D710
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    Default Re: EL29 Source is available!

    funny sprintfeed just printed something bout an upcoming update..guess its suppose drop by months end
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    Yeah looks like EL29 will be the final build. Other changes owners who take the OTA update will see is a small change to a couple of the icons and the dialer looks different. The dialer change is actually pretty nice.

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    nice... I look forward to any updates....
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    Default Re: EL29 Source is available!

    those of us rooted have had EL 29 for quite some time now
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    Default Re: EL29 Source is available!

    I just rooted my phone but have not installed a mod, but I did make a few minor cosmetic changes. What will happen to my phone when it gets the update. Should I unroot it? This is new to me.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlanza1054 View Post
    I just rooted my phone but have not installed a mod, but I did make a few minor cosmetic changes. What will happen to my phone when it gets the update. Should I unroot it? This is new to me.

    Thanks!

    Rob
    What kind of cosmetic changes and which method did you use to root?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtm_stretch View Post
    What kind of cosmetic changes and which method did you use to root?

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    I followed the instructions from this YouTube video:



    Not sure what method this is?

    I used an app called ROM Toolbox and just set 'superuser' after the root. And also changed my battery icon and wifi icon (it's now a green color) up in the task bar if that is what is called that top info you always see.

    That's all I changed.

    I only needed superuser so I could run my backup using Titanium Pro Backup.

    Thanks!

    Rob


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    Quote Originally Posted by rlanza1054 View Post
    I followed the instructions from this YouTube video:



    Not sure what method this is?

    I used an app called ROM Toolbox and just set 'superuser' after the root. And also changed my battery icon and wifi icon (it's now a green color) up in the task bar if that is what is called that top info you always see.

    That's all I changed.

    I only needed superuser so I could run my backup using Titanium Pro Backup.

    Thanks!

    Rob


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    Did you install clockworkmod as part of that? Are the cosmetic changes reversible?

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    Clockwork mod, no I don't think so.

    What would I have gotten with that mod?

    How can I find out?

    But I doubt it, I just did that root for superuser, and those two cosmetic changes.

    I did make a backup so I guess I can undo it.

    Android is so much different than WebOS!

    PS I just checked and for some reason the Sprint update is not available to me yet? Any reason why? Was it pushed out to everyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlanza1054 View Post
    Clockwork mod, no I don't think so.

    What would I have gotten with that mod?

    How can I find out?

    But I doubt it, I just did that root for superuser, and those two cosmetic changes.

    I did make a backup so I guess I can undo it.

    Android is so much different than WebOS!

    PS I just checked and for some reason the Sprint update is not available to me yet? Any reason why? Was it pushed out to everyone?

    Rob

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    The update has not pushed out but it really shouldn't be much longer.

    Clockworkmod, is a custom recovery installed used to make back ups and flash custom modifications. My bet is if you don't know if you installed it you probably didn't. One way to check is to power off then power on holding the vol up and power botton, does it boot to recovery or clockwork? Just hold the power button 10 seconds to restart.

    As for the mods you made as long as you can reverse them or restore a backup via that app you should be fine.

    Did you remove any stock applications?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtm_stretch View Post
    Did you remove any stock applications?
    I think I removed Nascar.

    I'll test the reboot and get back to you.

    Rob

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    I got a problem!

    I can't get it to go into recovery mode!

    I press the volume up hold that in, then press the power button and hold that.

    I've done this before?

    Is it possible to have disabled that key combo?

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtm_stretch View Post
    Clockworkmod, is a custom recovery installed used to make back ups and flash custom modifications. My bet is if you don't know if you installed it you probably didn't. One way to check is to power off then power on holding the vol up and power botton, does it boot to recovery or clockwork? Just hold the power button 10 seconds to restart.
    Well, I got into recovery mode.

    It booted into Clockwork!

    While I was in there I did another full backup.

    So does this mean I have all the stock ROM on the phone or the clockwork ROM?

    Now that you know this, what do I have to do when the update comes out?

    I actually thought it was out already, I do know it's out if I want to manually install it.

    And what would happen if when it's available I do nothing and just let it happen. Do I end up with a bricked phone?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlanza1054 View Post
    Well, I got into recovery mode.

    It booted into Clockwork!

    While I was in there I did another full backup.

    So does this mean I have all the stock ROM on the phone or the clockwork ROM?

    Now that you know this, what do I have to do when the update comes out?

    I actually thought it was out already, I do know it's out if I want to manually install it.

    And what would happen if when it's available I do nothing and just let it happen. Do I end up with a bricked phone?

    Thanks!

    Rob

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    Alright, so you have a custom recovery. No big deal.

    This just means you can not accept the over the air(ota) update. You will have to manually update.

    Good news, you can do that now.

    Just some questions to determine where to go from here.

    What was your goal for rooting in the first place?

    Do you want to run stock? Just superuser? Or do you like having clockworkmod?


    Based on your previous posts, I would recommend just following this method: [ODIN][TAR] SPH-D710.EL29_CL852097 (EL29 Modem/Kernel/ROM - Full Restore - Rooted) - xda-developers
    and make sure you select the "no data restore package" so you do not lose your data and applications. This method will restore you to the stock recovery so you will not have clockworkmod.

    This will also put you back at stock with just superuser added and if you wanted you can delete applications or use rom toolbox(same thing you did before). If you don't make those additional changes you will be able to accept the next OTA and just lose root.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtm_stretch View Post
    Alright, so you have a custom recovery.
    So are you saying that I did in the end, end up with a custom ROM?

    Ok, I think you want me to revert back to stock until either the update comes out, or I install it now since it's available now for the brave at heart (and of course develops who understand this stuff much better than I do).

    I'm going to look at the link you sent me.

    Also, I don't think you answered my question.

    What does happen if the OTA version gets installed or attempts it?

    Does that brick my phone?

    Remember, I'm coming from WebOS, where you could never brick a phone.

    You just wiped it and install a new complete version on an empty phone.

    I do miss the ez of WebOS.

    Thanks for working with me, if I haven't said it yet, the help is appreciated!

    Rob



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    Quote Originally Posted by rlanza1054 View Post
    So are you saying that I did in the end, end up with a custom ROM?

    Ok, I think you want me to revert back to stock until either the update comes out, or I install it now since it's available now for the brave at heart (and of course develops who understand this stuff much better than I do).

    I'm going to look at the link you sent me.

    Also, I don't think you answered my question.

    What does happen if the OTA version gets installed or attempts it?

    Does that brick my phone?

    Remember, I'm coming from WebOS, where you could never brick a phone.

    You just wiped it and install a new complete version on an empty phone.

    I do miss the ez of WebOS.

    Thanks for working with me, if I haven't said it yet, the help is appreciated!

    Rob



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    I don't think you were on a custom rom just a custom kernel.

    That link I posted is exactly what sprint will push out. It is stock but also has root which is all you need for what you were doing.

    If you accept an ota, it will likely fail and not install. If it does accept and install then you could brick or at least have data corruption. Although I think it is more than likely it will fail, why take the risk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtm_stretch View Post
    I would recommend just following this method: [ODIN][TAR] SPH-D710.EL29_CL852097 (EL29 Modem/Kernel/ROM - Full Restore - Rooted) - xda-developers
    and make sure you select the "no data restore package" so you do not lose your data and applications. This method will restore you to the stock recovery so you will not have clockworkmod.
    I'm having trouble downloading the package.

    Did you do it via 'multi' or 'mirror'?

    And which site did you use to get the download going?

    I don't trend to like those sites.

    Rob

    PS I will be leaving you a private message, be in the look for it.



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    I did finally manage to get the two versions downloaded.

    I.e. get I.have to follow the steps that are listed on the website from the link you gave me.

    I need to find the time to perform those steps.

    I will report back when I accomplish that.

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlanza1054 View Post
    Clockwork mod, no I don't think so.

    What would I have gotten with that mod?

    How can I find out?

    But I doubt it, I just did that root for superuser, and those two cosmetic changes.

    I did make a backup so I guess I can undo it.

    Android is so much different than WebOS!

    PS I just checked and for some reason the Sprint update is not available to me yet? Any reason why? Was it pushed out to everyone?

    Rob

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    The update will be pushed out in stages and is planned to reach 100% of users in the next 10 days
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    Ok, for those of you that need the EL29 source code directly from Samsung, here is a link to their open source website, Just go to the Mobile section, you do not need to be a member or login to get these files (if I remember correctly, but anyone can get them free of charge) there is a bit of a delay after you click on Mobile because it's in the process of building a big list of files to offer you. Once that displays, go to the search bar (you will see their custom search bar) and type in 'SPH-D710' (which is the model of our phone on Sprint),

    You will get a list of the source code files, even the older versions.

    I believe everyone should download these source code files, so at least you have a stock rom handy.

    Hope this helps everyone.

    https://opensource.samsung.com/index.jsp


    Good Luck!

    Rob

    PS These files are not the same as the files we have been talking about here that I am trying to get working before the official upgrade. The custom roms that I am trying to get install here have root turned on by default. So the link I just provided is of a virgin rom. Nothing was touched!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtm_stretch View Post
    As for the mods you made as long as you can reverse them or restore a backup via that app you should be fine.

    Did you remove any stock applications?
    Hi dtm,

    OK, I have the two code files from the xda link you provided.

    I'm a little confused now?

    Do I really need to remove everything I did even the clockwork mod?

    Can I just install those source packages (you said use the one that does not copy the data).

    This file name: SPH-D710.EL29_CL852097_ROOTED_NODATA-oc-sfx

    Or do I need to undo everything that I did, those few custom items and remove clockwork first?

    Thanks!

    Rob
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    Quote Originally Posted by rlanza1054 View Post
    Ok, for those of you that need the EL29 source code directly from Samsung, here is a link to their open source website, Just go to the Mobile section, you do not need to be a member or login to get these files (if I remember correctly, but anyone can get them free of charge) there is a bit of a delay after you click on Mobile because it's in the process of building a big list of files to offer you. Once that displays, go to the search bar (you will see their custom search bar) and type in 'SPH-D710' (which is the model of our phone on Sprint),

    You will get a list of the source code files, even the older versions.

    I believe everyone should download these source code files, so at least you have a stock rom handy.

    Hope this helps everyone.

    https://opensource.samsung.com/index.jsp


    Good Luck!

    Rob

    PS These files are not the same as the files we have been talking about here that I am trying to get working before the official upgrade. The custom roms that I am trying to get install here have root turned on by default. So the link I just provided is of a virgin rom. Nothing was touched!
    Just a heads up the files you have link to are the source downloads for building the ROM/Kernel in Linux. This is more for developers who want access to the source code/files. This is not what you want to update with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rlanza1054 View Post
    Hi dtm,

    OK, I have the two code files from the xda link you provided.

    I'm a little confused now?

    Do I really need to remove everything I did even the clockwork mod?

    Can I just install those source packages (you said use the one that does not copy the data).

    This file name: SPH-D710.EL29_CL852097_ROOTED_NODATA-oc-sfx

    Or do I need to undo everything that I did, those few custom items and remove clockwork first?

    Thanks!

    Rob
    You do not need to undo what you have already done, this process will overwrite the changes you have made. As long as you chose the package that says "Preserve user data" you will retain all your applications and data associated with those applications.

    This process will retain superuser and allow continued use of Titanium back up and rom toolbox. BUT those changes you made with Rom Toolbox (Changes to the Battery Icon) will be reversed to stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtm_stretch View Post
    You do not need to undo what you have already done.
    I can't believe I haven't had the time to do the update.

    I'm going to try tonight after walking the dog.

    It seems now I'm being annoyed with the OTA message about being ready to do the update. I keep saying I'll do it later.

    I better get this done soon, because one day, I'm going to accidentally hit 'Install Now' and have a big mess on my hands.

    Thanks again!

    Rob


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