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    hi guys i returned to stock a couple months ago. i believe my samsung fascinate is %100 stock since i can get ota updates and i want to know what the best rom is out there right now. i've heard that its features or stability. i really want to know what the "best" one would be for the best signal. i get terrible service at my house and only get one bar sometimes so i was wondering if any radio would help that because i really text alot. would a different radio even help my signal? im thinking abot flashing gingerbread ed09 or community rom v1.3 ...

    IF YOU DON'T WANT TO READ ALL OF THE STUFF ABOVE BASICALLY I WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE "BEST" NEW ROM IS AND IF I CAN DO ANYTHING TO IMPROVE MY SIGNAL

    thanks guys.


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    keernel: 2.6.32.9
    build number: sch-i500.ed04
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    Default Re: what'a the best ROM for me ?

    I have been getting a good experience with CM7 but I will tell you that in general the signal reception on this phone is not the best. Not matter which radio/rom you are using.
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    Default Re: what'a the best ROM for me ?

    Quote Originally Posted by sushiguy732 View Post
    I have been getting a good experience with CM7 but I will tell you that in general the signal reception on this phone is not the best. Not matter which radio/rom you are using.
    can you link me to cm7 please ? thanks
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    When you're talking about signal, try not to worry too much about how many bars you see at the top. If you want to know what your signal really is go to Settings > About phone > Status and look at the signal section. This will be shown in a negative dBm rating. The lower the better. On average, I'll run in the mid 80s at my house, which is perfectly stable for calls, texts, and 3g when I'm not on wifi. As long as you're below the high 90s I wouldn't worry much about it.

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    Default Re: what'a the best ROM for me ?

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    can you link me to cm7 please ? thanks
    Here is the link to CM7 for the Fascinate.
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    Default Re: what'a the best ROM for me ?

    well i'm just going to go back to com rom v1.3 for a while and see if i try cm7 ... which one of cm7 shud i dl theres a whole list but are they all for fascinates? is any single build more stable?

    edit: actually im going to flash miui and see how i like it ... if i flash it am i going to be on stock kernel, radio and modem still?
    http://forums.miui.us/showthread.php...inateMTD-1.8.5

    double edit: ok guys what do u think is better miui , com rom v1.3 or cm7 ?

    im looking for the overall best one thanks
    Last edited by chromium; 09-03-2011 at 01:32 PM.
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    Default Re: what'a the best ROM for me ?

    [ROM][i500][09/01][EH09][ODIN][2.3.4] PWGB v2.0b3 TW-Based ROM - xda-developers

    This is the best way to go. Faster Than CR on Voodoo.
    I know enough to get into trouble, but not enough to get myself out of that trouble.
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    Default Re: what'a the best ROM for me ?

    edit:

    so i decided ill just return %100 to stock then get the latest ota updates. from there i need to root my phone so i can flash cm7.
    how do i root my phone on the latest ota update.
    after that i can flash the cm7 rom then use cm7's recovery to flash gapps and anything else i need from there.
    is this the correct way to root and flash to cm7 ?
    thanks

    and this is the tut im following from jt
    http://rootzwiki.com/showthread.php?...ascinatemtd%29
    Last edited by chromium; 09-03-2011 at 06:21 PM.
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    bump sorry guys getting a little impatient but only because i want to do this tonight
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    no need to root if you flash in odin.
    I know enough to get into trouble, but not enough to get myself out of that trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by curley View Post
    no need to root if you flash in odin.
    i thought i need to root because cm7 requires it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    i thought i need to root because cm7 requires it ?
    Most ROMs like CM7 come pre rooted so when you flash it root is all set up for you.

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    Default Re: what'a the best ROM for me ?

    Quote Originally Posted by curley View Post
    [ROM][i500][09/01][EH09][ODIN][2.3.4] PWGB v2.0b3 TW-Based ROM - xda-developers

    This is the best way to go. Faster Than CR on Voodoo.
    I was running CM7 with Glitch, but switched to PowerWash Gingerbread this weekend. GPS is working again, speaker volume is normal, bluetooth is working, no more phantom rings.

    If you haven't flash in a while and just want something that works, get PWGB
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    Quote Originally Posted by xairrick View Post
    I was running CM7 with Glitch, but switched to PowerWash Gingerbread this weekend. GPS is working again, speaker volume is normal, bluetooth is working, no more phantom rings.

    If you haven't flash in a while and just want something works, get PWGB
    This is by far the best GB ROM out right now. Make sure if you flash this ROM you also flash the touch screen adjustment also. It helps with any issues where your screen does not respond. At least it did for me.
    I know enough to get into trouble, but not enough to get myself out of that trouble.
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    Default Re: what's the best ROM for me?

    OK, I'm on stock ED05. If I Odin the PWGB EH09 will I have CWM also? Or do I have to dl that separately? If so, should I do it before I Odin the EHO9 rom or afterwards?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wtherrell View Post
    OK, I'm on stock ED05. If I Odin the PWGB EH09 will I have CWM also? Or do I have to dl that separately? If so, should I do it before I Odin the EHO9 rom or afterwards?
    you'll have to install CWM separately. I did it afterwards. don't forget to apply the permissions fix v2 after you get CWM on there.
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    Trying to flash the Powerwashed EDO5 gingerbread but have reached an impasse. OK phone is sitting here with big bright triangle with text underneath "Downloading... Do not turn off Targett!!!". I have the .tar file queued up in Odin. Phone connected to USB port. However the ID:Com box in Odin remains blank.
    I am now afraid to unplug or power down the phone or anything. How do I get out of this so I can try a different port or cable??
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    Quote Originally Posted by wtherrell View Post
    Trying to flash the Powerwashed EDO5 gingerbread but have reached an impasse. OK phone is sitting here with big bright triangle with text underneath "Downloading... Do not turn off Targett!!!". I have the .tar file queued up in Odin. Phone connected to USB port. However the ID:Com box in Odin remains blank.
    I am now afraid to unplug or power down the phone or anything. How do I get out of this so I can try a different port or cable??
    Well, I took a chance and just unplugged and plugged cable into USB on back of computer. Still nothing. Well---duh. I forgot to download the Samsung Fascinate USB drivers. Links in the how-to stickies did not work properly. Took me to a website but no drivers. Finally found them on the Samsung website. Installed them and then I was able to run Odin and am now PowerWashed. Guess it will take me a few days to get my homescreens set back up in LauncherPro Plus tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by curley View Post
    This is by far the best GB ROM out right now. Make sure if you flash this ROM you also flash the touch screen adjustment also. It helps with any issues where your screen does not respond. At least it did for me.
    OK, I have this rom now and CWM red recovery. I did not see a touch screen adjustment file anywhere. What have I missed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xairrick View Post
    I was running CM7 with Glitch, but switched to PowerWash Gingerbread this weekend. GPS is working again, speaker volume is normal, bluetooth is working, no more phantom rings.

    If you haven't flash in a while and just want something that works, get PWGB
    Everything seems to be working well enough for me so far, but I am intrigued by this ROM. I think I may have to give it a try. There are a few things I miss from the TW-based ROMS including the camera and media player etc - also being able to use the camcorder at high quality again would be nice.
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    This is by far the best GB ROM out right now. Make sure if you flash this ROM you also flash the touch screen adjustment also. It helps with any issues where your screen does not respond. At least it did for me.>>

    OK, I have this rom now and CWM red recovery. I did not see a touch screen adjustment file anywhere. What have I missed? I have flashed the permissions file.

    What touch screen adjusment file?
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    Quote Originally Posted by curley View Post
    [ROM][i500][09/01][EH09][ODIN][2.3.4] PWGB v2.0b3 TW-Based ROM - xda-developers

    This is the best way to go. Faster Than CR on Voodoo.
    I tried to install this and I have not had any luck.

    1. DLed the file from the above link
    2. Moved it to my SD card
    3. Tried to use CWM to unzip it but it did not work
    4. Tried to use WinZip to extract it and got the following error "Extracting powerwashed_20_b3_Full_ec09modem.tar.md5 Unknown compression method"
    5. I also figured out that ODIN does not recognize the compressed files either


    What am I doing wrong? What do I need to do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sushiguy732 View Post
    I tried to install this and I have not had any luck.

    1. DLed the file from the above link
    2. Moved it to my SD card
    3. Tried to use CWM to unzip it but it did not work
    4. Tried to use WinZip to extract it and got the following error "Extracting powerwashed_20_b3_Full_ec09modem.tar.md5 Unknown compression method"
    5. I also figured out that ODIN does not recognize the compressed files either


    What am I doing wrong? What do I need to do?
    NEVERMIND.... I did a little more reading and figured out I needed to use 7Zip to extract....
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    Winrar also works too..it will exract just about any compressed file
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    Quote Originally Posted by xairrick View Post
    I was running CM7 with Glitch, but switched to PowerWash Gingerbread this weekend. GPS is working again, speaker volume is normal, bluetooth is working, no more phantom rings.

    If you haven't flash in a while and just want something that works, get PWGB
    I am thinking about giving the rom a try. If I'm on CM7 with glitch, all I need to do is odin this rom with the pit file and repartion checked? or do I need to odin back to stock first?
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