Custom Roms Are AMAZING!!
During my time owning my Fascinate from its launch date I have gone from total noob, to semi noob, to someone who halfway knows something about the beauty that is Custom ROMs/Kernels. The only reason I'm doing this post is to share my love of the ability to completely customize my phone to my liking with a custom Rom and to help anyone who has any questions about flashing ROMS to their device. Please share your ROM of choice is this post, and if there any noobs (it's ok I was one 3 months ago) with questions on taking the flashing plunge, please feel free to ask away!!
- 12-31-2010, 12:05 AM #3
I'm a mac user and have rooted my vzw fascinate using Corey's mac method successfully. I have Rom manager (premium with clockworkmod recovery), but I have not done anything with Odin. I did however flash Clockworkmod recovery and it now says "current recovery: clockworkmod 188.8.131.52" in the Rom manger. I'm wanting to flash the Superdark rom and a voodoo 5 kernel. So my question is, do I need to do something with Odin or can I just flash by mounting the sd card on my mac and place the downloaded rom and kernel on the sd card and go to "install rom from sd card" inside Rom manger? Hopefully all of this makes sense, but if it does'nt or you need more info just let me know.
Btw, I also have superuser from the market (skipped the superuser step in Corey's instructions), appbrain and titanium backup pro.
- 12-31-2010, 12:15 AM #4
- 12-31-2010, 12:54 AM #5
- 12-31-2010, 10:51 AM #7
- 53 Posts
- thundeROM 1.5 / xionia
i've always been a tweaker so I love custom roms. on my galaxy vibrant, I have cwm recovery + voodoo w/a jl5 kernel (nero rom v3). also, my optimus (my daily driver) has thunderROM v1.5 w/a stock kernel. I love both android devices and the buttery smooth efficiency they run with.
idk much about the fascinate but I know one can flash clockwork recovery with just a click via rom manager. the only time I had to use odin, I'd soft-bricked my galaxy and I was restoring to stock firmware.
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- 12-31-2010, 12:14 PM #9
- 12-31-2010, 12:20 PM #10
Are you a Mac user? The reason I ask is I'm wondering if I need to just download the one zip file from the link you gave me. I'm not sure, but I'm under the assumption that it contains the samsung driver, odin, and clockwork mod recovery?
- 12-31-2010, 12:44 PM #11
And I'm also guessing it should look more like this:
$./adb push /path/to/redbend_ua /data/local
$chmod 755 /data/local/redbend_ua
$./data/local/redbend_ua restore /sdcard/zImage /dev/block/bm17
$./data/local/redbend_ua restore /sdcard/zImage /dev/block/bm18
I'm really sorry to be such a bother, I'm just really new to this and can't afford to be bricking my phone. Thank you for all of your help.
- 12-31-2010, 02:55 PM #13
- 01-01-2011, 11:40 PM #15
Honestly this a tweakers delight device. When I first got the phone I was constantly fiddling with settings and widgets and ooohing and ahhhing with different wallpapers and such. Nowadays I am flashing different kernels and roms just see what they do. Also changing different rom themes to see what they look like.
I went from total nooob to fairly comfortable doing these hacks in just one short month of ownership. Pretty scary at first but got the hang of it just by hanging in these forums and reading and following directions.
To all you unrooted ppl out there...you CAN do it.
- 01-02-2011, 03:10 PM #16
- 01-02-2011, 04:38 PM #17
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- 01-02-2011, 04:40 PM #18
- 01-02-2011, 11:50 PM #19
- 32 Posts
i am a mac user, and unfortunately, odin is only for PCs. i installed Windows7 on my mac via bootcamp and use that whenever i need to odin... so you need to do that, or find a friend with a PC that will let you run odin (it only takes 2 min once you have the program and files ready).
- 01-02-2011, 11:57 PM #20
- 01-03-2011, 12:13 AM #21
- 3,195 Posts
- Gummy, AOKP
and your not a bother, we have all been there. i still remember that first crap my pants feeling when i bricked my phone the first time.
- 01-03-2011, 03:17 AM #22
- 4 Posts
flashing assistance.....im stuck.
ok, so i have my fascinate rooted, and with one click lag fix (which has worked wonders for me btw since my benchmark score is well over 2200 now and before it was 919) but i have crom manager on my phone, and not the premium since i dont have the 5 bucks even to buy it (lame i know) but i want to install the Super dark v1 dj05 rom, but im not really sure what to do, i used rom manager to get it, and tried installing rom via bootloader through rom manager, but i keep getting errors.
--install from package--
finding update package
opening update package
verifying update package
E:failed to seek in /cache/update.zip (invalid arguement)
E:signature verification failed
wtf? i even moved the .zip file to my sdcard root and renamed it update.zip, still nothing, when i try to install via sd card in bootloader i get the whole verification of signature failed...it wont even let me back up my stock eclair rom. Ireally cant afford to brick my phone just ****ing around with stuff i have no idea of, and im tired of samsungs lies that we will get froyo by sept of '10, then nov, then dec.....now next year..when everyone else has gingerbread?? (i think thats what its called) i really need your help guys, im drowning in the what the **** did i get myself into ocean and im hoping one of you is kind enough to throw me a lifeline. (hell maybe even walk me through it via google talk....
- 01-03-2011, 01:37 PM #24
- 01-03-2011, 05:07 PM #25