1. AC Question's Avatar
    I tried to flash a custom ROM on my old Samsung GT-I8190N. It's the first time so I need some advice. The steps I followed are as follows:

    I downloaded the ROM zip file Jellybean 4.1.2 (CyanogenMod 10) 20130727

    I installed Heimdall on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine

    I turned on the device on Development mode with Volume Down + Home + Start Button

    I connected the device to my Ubuntu machine

    I ran in terminal heimdall detect and got back the message 'Device detected'

    I ran the command heimdall print-pit and I got the list of ROM partitions

    I extracted the files included in the ROM zip file and got the following files and folders:

    folder 'META-INF`
    folder 'system'
    file boot.img
    As I did not know how to flash the ROM I checked some tutorials. I then checked the PIT file and noticed that there was a file called boot.img in the partition called kernel. So I decided to flash the ROM in that partition.

    I navigated to the folder where I unzipped the ROM zip file ran the command heimdall flash --Kernel boot.img

    the device rebooted but went into a boot loop

    I know I did something wrong and I would like to know if I can still fix the problem. In particular I would like to know in what partition I should flash the boot.img file that I get from the ROM zip file.

    When I start the device in Development mode I now get the following info:

    ODIN MODE
    Product Name: GT-I8190N
    Custom Binary Download: Yes (2 counts)
    Current Binary: Custom
    System Status: Official
    When I run the command heimdall print-pit I get the following output:

    Heimdall v1.4.0
    [removed irrelevant info]
    Initialising connection...
    Detecting device...
    Claiming interface...
    Attempt failed. Detaching driver...
    Claiming interface again...
    Setting up interface...

    Initialising protocol...
    Protocol initialisation successful.

    Beginning session...

    Some devices may take up to 2 minutes to respond.
    Please be patient!

    Session begun.

    Downloading device's PIT file...
    PIT file download successful.

    Entry Count: 25
    Unknown 1: 1598902083
    Unknown 2: 844251476
    Unknown 3: 28519
    Unknown 4: 25708
    Unknown 5: 28261
    Unknown 6: 0
    Unknown 7: 0
    Unknown 8: 0

    --- Entry #0 ---
    Binary Type: 0 (AP)
    Device Type: 2 (MMC)
    Identifier: 1
    Attributes: 2 (STL Read-Only)
    Update Attributes: 1 (FOTA)
    Partition Block Size/Offset: 0
    Partition Block Count: 256
    File Offset (Obsolete): 0
    File Size (Obsolete): 0
    Partition Name: MBR,GPT
    Flash Filename:
    FOTA Filename:

    --- Entry #1 ---
    Binary Type: 0 (AP)
    Device Type: 2 (MMC)
    Identifier: 2
    Attributes: 2 (STL Read-Only)
    Update Attributes: 1 (FOTA)
    Partition Block Size/Offset: 256
    Partition Block Count: 768
    File Offset (Obsolete): 0
    File Size (Obsolete): 0
    Partition Name: MasterTOC
    Flash Filename: STE_boot.bin
    FOTA Filename:

    --- Entry #2 ---
    Binary Type: 0 (AP)
    Device Type: 2 (MMC)
    Identifier: 70
    Attributes: 5 (Read/Write)
    Update Attributes: 1 (FOTA)
    Partition Block Size/Offset: 1024
    Partition Block Count: 2048
    File Offset (Obsolete): 0
    File Size (Obsolete): 0
    Partition Name: PIT
    Flash Filename: goldenxx.pit
    FOTA Filename:

    --- Entry #3 ---
    Binary Type: 0 (AP)
    Device Type: 2 (MMC)
    Identifier: 71
    Attributes: 5 (Read/Write)
    Update Attributes: 1 (FOTA)
    Partition Block Size/Offset: 6144
    Partition Block Count: 2048
    File Offset (Obsolete): 0
    File Size (Obsolete): 0
    Partition Name: MD5HDR
    Flash Filename: md5.img
    FOTA Filename:

    --- Entry #4 ---
    Binary Type: 0 (AP)
    Device Type: 2 (MMC)
    Identifier: 3
    Attributes: 2 (STL Read-Only)
    Update Attributes: 1 (FOTA)
    Partition Block Size/Offset: 8192
    Partition Block Count: 1024
    File Offset (Obsolete): 0
    File Size (Obsolete): 0
    Partition Name: STEboot1
    Flash Filename: STE_boot1.img
    FOTA Filename:

    --- Entry #5 ---
    Binary Type: 0 (AP)
    Device Type: 2 (MMC)
    Identifier: 4
    Attributes: 2 (STL Read-Only)
    Update Attributes: 1 (FOTA)
    Partition Block Size/Offset: 9216
    Partition Block Count: 1024
    File Offset (Obsolete): 0
    File Size (Obsolete): 0
    Partition Name: STEboot2
    Flash Filename: STE_boot2.img
    FOTA Filename:

    --- Entry #6 ---
    Binary Type: 0 (AP)
    Device Type: 2 (MMC)
    Identifier: 5
    Attributes: 2 (STL Read-Only)
    Update Attributes: 1 (FOTA)
    Partition Block Size/Offset: 10240
    Partition Block Count: 1024
    File Offset (Obsolete): 0
    File Size (Obsolete): 0
    Partition Name: Dnt
    Flash Filename: dnt.ssw
    FOTA Filename:

    --- Entry #7 ---
    Binary Type: 0 (AP)
    Device Type: 2 (MMC)
    Identifier: 6
    Attributes: 2 (STL Read-Only)
    Update Attributes: 1 (FOTA)
    Partition Block Size/Offset: 11264
    Partition Block Count: 1024
    File Offset (Obsolete): 0
    File Size (Obsolete): 0
    Partition Name: reserved
    Flash Filename:
    FOTA Filename:

    --- Entry #8 ---
    Binary Type: 0 (AP)
    Device Type: 2 (MMC)
    Identifier: 7
    Attributes: 5 (Read/Write)
    Update Attributes: 1 (FOTA)
    Partition Block Size/Offset: 16384
    Partition Block Count: 2048
    File Offset (Obsolete): 0
    File Size (Obsolete): 0
    Partition Name: CSPSAFS
    Flash Filename: cspsa.img
    FOTA Filename:

    --- Entry #9 ---
    Binary Type: 0 (AP)
    Device Type: 2 (MMC)
    Identifier: 8
    Attributes: 5 (Read/Write)
    Update Attributes: 1 (FOTA)
    Partition Block Size/Offset: 18432
    Partition Block Count: 2048
    File Offset (Obsolete): 0
    File Size (Obsolete): 0
    Partition Name: CSPSAFS2
    Flash Filename: cspsa2.img
    FOTA Filename:

    --- Entry #10 ---
    Binary Type: 0 (AP)
    Device Type: 2 (MMC)
    Identifier: 9
    Attributes: 5 (Read/Write)
    Update Attributes: 5 (FOTA)
    Partition Block Size/Offset: 20480
    Partition Block Count: 32768
    File Offset (Obsolete): 0
    File Size (Obsolete): 0
    Partition Name: EFS
    Flash Filename: EFS.img
    FOTA Filename:

    --- Entry #11 ---
    Binary Type: 0 (AP)
    Device Type: 2 (MMC)
    Identifier: 10
    Attributes: 5 (Read/Write)
    Update Attributes: 5 (FOTA)
    Partition Block Size/Offset: 53248
    Partition Block Count: 32768
    File Offset (Obsolete): 0
    File Size (Obsolete): 0
    Partition Name: ModemFS
    Flash Filename: modemfs.img
    FOTA Filename:

    --- Entry #12 ---
    Binary Type: 0 (AP)
    Device Type: 2 (MMC)
    Identifier: 11
    Attributes: 5 (Read/Write)
    Update Attributes: 5 (FOTA)
    Partition Block Size/Offset: 86016
    Partition Block Count: 32768
    File Offset (Obsolete): 0
    File Size (Obsolete): 0
    Partition Name: ModemFS2
    Flash Filename: modemfs2.img
    FOTA Filename:

    --- Entry #13 ---
    Binary Type: 0 (AP)
    Device Type: 2 (MMC)
    Identifier: 12
    Attributes: 5 (Read/Write)
    Update Attributes: 1 (FOTA)
    Partition Block Size/Offset: 118784
    Partition Block Count: 102400
    File Offset (Obsolete): 0
    File Size (Obsolete): 0
    Partition Name: Fota
    Flash Filename: ssgtest.img
    FOTA Filename:

    --- Entry #14 ---
    Binary Type: 0 (AP)
    Device Type: 2 (MMC)
    Identifier: 13
    Attributes: 5 (Read/Write)
    Update Attributes: 1 (FOTA)
    Partition Block Size/Offset: 380928
    Partition Block Count: 128
    File Offset (Obsolete): 0
    File Size (Obsolete): 0
    Partition Name: IPL Modem
    Flash Filename: ipl.bin
    FOTA Filename:

    --- Entry #15 ---
    Binary Type: 0 (AP)
    Device Type: 2 (MMC)
    Identifier: 14
    Attributes: 5 (Read/Write)
    Update Attributes: 1 (FOTA)
    Partition Block Size/Offset: 385024
    Partition Block Count: 28672
    File Offset (Obsolete): 0
    File Size (Obsolete): 0
    Partition Name: Modem
    Flash Filename: modem.bin
    FOTA Filename:

    --- Entry #16 ---
    Binary Type: 0 (AP)
    Device Type: 2 (MMC)
    Identifier: 15
    Attributes: 2 (STL Read-Only)
    Update Attributes: 1 (FOTA)
    Partition Block Size/Offset: 417792
    Partition Block Count: 4096
    File Offset (Obsolete): 0
    File Size (Obsolete): 0
    Partition Name: Loke4
    Flash Filename: normal.bin
    FOTA Filename:

    --- Entry #17 ---
    Binary Type: 0 (AP)
    Device Type: 2 (MMC)
    Identifier: 16
    Attributes: 2 (STL Read-Only)
    Update Attributes: 1 (FOTA)
    Partition Block Size/Offset: 421888
    Partition Block Count: 4096
    File Offset (Obsolete): 0
    File Size (Obsolete): 0
    Partition Name: 2ndLoke4
    Flash Filename: normal2.bin
    FOTA Filename:

    --- Entry #18 ---
    Binary Type: 0 (AP)
    Device Type: 2 (MMC)
    Identifier: 17
    Attributes: 5 (Read/Write)
    Update Attributes: 1 (FOTA)
    Partition Block Size/Offset: 425984
    Partition Block Count: 32768
    File Offset (Obsolete): 0
    File Size (Obsolete): 0
    Partition Name: PARAM
    Flash Filename: param.lfs
    FOTA Filename:

    --- Entry #19 ---
    Binary Type: 0 (AP)
    Device Type: 2 (MMC)
    Identifier: 18
    Attributes: 5 (Read/Write)
    Update Attributes: 1 (FOTA)
    Partition Block Size/Offset: 458752
    Partition Block Count: 32768
    File Offset (Obsolete): 0
    File Size (Obsolete): 0
    Partition Name: Kernel
    Flash Filename: boot.img
    FOTA Filename:

    --- Entry #20 ---
    Binary Type: 0 (AP)
    Device Type: 2 (MMC)
    Identifier: 19
    Attributes: 5 (Read/Write)
    Update Attributes: 1 (FOTA)
    Partition Block Size/Offset: 491520
    Partition Block Count: 32768
    File Offset (Obsolete): 0
    File Size (Obsolete): 0
    Partition Name: Kernel2
    Flash Filename: recovery.img
    FOTA Filename:

    --- Entry #21 ---
    Binary Type: 0 (AP)
    Device Type: 2 (MMC)
    Identifier: 20
    Attributes: 5 (Read/Write)
    Update Attributes: 5 (FOTA)
    Partition Block Size/Offset: 524288
    Partition Block Count: 2457600
    File Offset (Obsolete): 0
    File Size (Obsolete): 0
    Partition Name: SYSTEM
    Flash Filename: system.img
    FOTA Filename:

    --- Entry #22 ---
    Binary Type: 0 (AP)
    Device Type: 2 (MMC)
    Identifier: 21
    Attributes: 5 (Read/Write)
    Update Attributes: 5 (FOTA)
    Partition Block Size/Offset: 2981888
    Partition Block Count: 1720320
    File Offset (Obsolete): 0
    File Size (Obsolete): 0
    Partition Name: CACHEFS
    Flash Filename: cache.img
    FOTA Filename:

    --- Entry #23 ---
    Binary Type: 0 (AP)
    Device Type: 2 (MMC)
    Identifier: 22
    Attributes: 5 (Read/Write)
    Update Attributes: 5 (FOTA)
    Partition Block Size/Offset: 4702208
    Partition Block Count: 655360
    File Offset (Obsolete): 0
    File Size (Obsolete): 0
    Partition Name: HIDDEN
    Flash Filename: hidden.img
    FOTA Filename:

    --- Entry #24 ---
    Binary Type: 0 (AP)
    Device Type: 2 (MMC)
    Identifier: 23
    Attributes: 5 (Read/Write)
    Update Attributes: 5 (FOTA)
    Partition Block Size/Offset: 5357568
    Partition Block Count: 0
    File Offset (Obsolete): 0
    File Size (Obsolete): 0
    Partition Name: DATAFS
    Flash Filename: userdata.img
    FOTA Filename: remained

    Ending session...
    Releasing device interface...
    Re-attaching kernel driver...
    01-24-2016 03:08 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    That's going to take a bit of work to sort out. See if you can run Odin under Wine. If you can, see if you can boot into download mode (Home+Volume Down+Power). If you can, flash a stock ROM (tutorial at [Samsung] How to flash Stock ROM via ODIN).

    If that works, see if the Cyanogen installation program runs under Wine. If not, I suggest you borrow a Windows computer for a few minutes and use it to run the Cyanogen installer.

    (If Odin won't run under Wine [I don't want to reboot to try and I don't have anything turned on running Linux at the moment] borrow a Windows computer to run that. Flashing only takes about 5 minutes.)
    01-24-2016 10:51 AM
  3. UbuntuDude's Avatar
    Thank you. I managed to restore the Stock Rom following your procedure in a Window machine and I then flashed the custom ROM using ODIN. Everything went fine and I got the following output from ODIN:

    <ID:0/005> Added!!
    <OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
    <OSM> Binary Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    <OSM> Please wait..
    <OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    <OSM> Leave CS..
    <ID:0/005> Odin engine v(ID:3.1100)..
    <ID:0/005> File analysis..
    <ID:0/005> SetupConnection..
    <ID:0/005> Initialzation..
    <ID:0/005> Get PIT for mapping..
    <ID:0/005> Firmware update start..
    <ID:0/005> SingleDownload.
    <ID:0/005> boot.img
    <ID:0/005> NAND Write Start!!
    <ID:0/005> RQT_CLOSE !!
    <ID:0/005> RES OK !!
    <ID:0/005> Removed!!
    <ID:0/005> Remain Port .... 0
    <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)

    However the phone is going into a boot loop again. I Deleted the cache from the recovery mode but this didn't solve the problem. Do you have any suggestion?
    01-25-2016 03:51 PM
  4. UbuntuDude's Avatar
    I managed to restore the stock ROm following your procedure in a Window Machine. I then flashed the custom ROM with ODIN and got the following output:

    <ID:0/005> Added!!
    <OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
    <OSM> Binary Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    <OSM> Please wait..
    <OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    <OSM> Leave CS..
    <ID:0/005> Odin engine v(ID:3.1100)..
    <ID:0/005> File analysis..
    <ID:0/005> SetupConnection..
    <ID:0/005> Initialzation..
    <ID:0/005> Get PIT for mapping..
    <ID:0/005> Firmware update start..
    <ID:0/005> SingleDownload.
    <ID:0/005> boot.img
    <ID:0/005> NAND Write Start!!
    <ID:0/005> RQT_CLOSE !!
    <ID:0/005> RES OK !!
    <ID:0/005> Removed!!
    <ID:0/005> Remain Port .... 0
    <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)

    However the phone go into a boot loop again. I deleted the cache from recovery mode but this didn't fix the problem. Do you have any other suggestion?
    01-25-2016 03:54 PM

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