06-16-2011 01:16 AM
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  1. tkm20's Avatar
    My phone is currently using Altered Beast v4. I've tried disabling the lagfix so I can upgrade (from what I read, that should work). But when to go to System Updates, it says "Download failed". So I tried the factory reset, but it still have Altered Beast on it. Any idea what I should do/try?

    Is it always this tough to get a system upgrade while your phone is rooted?
    06-14-2011 03:49 PM
  2. superstar1213's Avatar
    You're on a ED2 rom which is why the update is failing. It won't let you go any further than ED2. So what you need to do to accept the update, which will unroot you by the way.. is flash the ED1 stock file. then you will be able to accept and get the update. You did the right thing by disabling the lagfix.. thats a first before flashing the ED1 file.

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/droi...1-05-18-a.html
    06-14-2011 03:57 PM
  3. superstar1213's Avatar
    And depending on if you're wanting to stick with the Altered Beast ROM, which should be out in a couple days from what I've read, just sit on stock until DXcon pushes it out. I know he's been working on it but had to work a double, so I'd expect to see the AB 5 out in a few days.
    06-14-2011 04:00 PM
  4. tkm20's Avatar
    Thank you! Then when I'm done, just looking instructions on how to root and install roms for EE4 huh?
    06-14-2011 04:01 PM
  5. Aixelsyd's Avatar
    FYI updates via OTA will only work if you are running the stock Samsung/VZW software has nothing to do with root tho. And that is why it is failing on you.

    To get updated check out this link and it should work you threw the process of getting updated.

    [How To] Install Rooted EE4 Update - xda-developers
    06-14-2011 04:04 PM
  6. superstar1213's Avatar
    you can update to EE4 with the link I provided you, I assure. Just go to settings>about phone>system updates. this WILL return you to stock, unrooted.
    06-14-2011 04:11 PM
  7. superstar1213's Avatar
    I'd wait for the new version of Altered Beast if you like DXcon's work. Just sayin. It'll be out anytime.
    06-14-2011 04:13 PM
  8. tkm20's Avatar
    Tried downgrading to ED1 but received an error in ODIN saying that the "MD5 has value is invalid."
    06-14-2011 04:22 PM
  9. superstar1213's Avatar
    Tried downgrading to ED1 but received an error in ODIN saying that the "MD5 has value is invalid."
    I would redownload the file and replace the one you have, and make sure you are putting it into the PDA section of Odin. NEVER THE PHONE SECTION.
    06-14-2011 04:25 PM
  10. tkm20's Avatar
    Yeah, I've been going through the PDA section. I have also restarted my computer as well. I'll attempt to redownload.
    06-14-2011 04:28 PM
  11. tkm20's Avatar
    Got the MD5 to work. But further it went...it got another hiccup.

    <ID:0/011> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    <ID:0/011> Leave CS..
    <ID:0/011> SetupConnection..
    <ID:0/011> Initialzation..
    <ID:0/011> Get PIT for mapping..
    <ID:0/011>
    <ID:0/011> There is no PIT partition.
    <ID:0/011> Removed!!
    <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
    06-14-2011 04:31 PM
  12. superstar1213's Avatar
    did you flash this with battery out? and in d/l mode? just trying to figure out ..
    06-14-2011 04:59 PM
  13. chadness's Avatar
    Got the MD5 to work. But further it went...it got another hiccup.

    <ID:0/011> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    <ID:0/011> Leave CS..
    <ID:0/011> SetupConnection..
    <ID:0/011> Initialzation..
    <ID:0/011> Get PIT for mapping..
    <ID:0/011>
    <ID:0/011> There is no PIT partition.
    <ID:0/011> Removed!!
    <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    • Mine was seeming to lose power and shut off halfway through, and here's how I fixed it. After Odin was loaded on the PC and the phone was in download mode, but before I started the flash, I inserted the battery. This kept the phone on through the process and it succeeded.
    • Try a different USB port (some people claim the back USB port works better for them, but that's very computer dependent).
    • If you're on a laptop, make sure it is plugged in. Try a desktop if it continues to fail.
    • Try a different USB cable.
    • Make sure Odin is the only software running, and antivirus is disabled!
    • Redownload the Odin package, it may be corrupt.
    • Redownload the ROM/kernel/recovery, it may be corrupt.
    06-14-2011 05:05 PM
  14. tkm20's Avatar
    After a pc shutdown, reinstalling of drivers, moving to a different USB port and disabling of anti-virus...one of those did the trick. I have e44 now. Thanks for all the help. Now...deciding what to do about a lagfix...
    06-14-2011 05:07 PM
  15. superstar1213's Avatar
    are you using red or yellow cwm?
    06-14-2011 05:09 PM
  16. tkm20's Avatar
    I don't really know anything about cwm. I pretty much installed altered beast blindly and got it to work. Do you have time to assist my in installing gummy on my phone, superstar?
    06-14-2011 05:45 PM
  17. superstar1213's Avatar
    Are you back at ED2 at the moment? or stock EE4?
    06-14-2011 05:51 PM
  18. tkm20's Avatar
    Oh...my last post was during my ED2 days. I'm on stock EE4. What are people using for EE4 to root?
    06-14-2011 05:52 PM
  19. tkm20's Avatar
    Just got done downloading this version of clockwork. Sound good?

    [RECOVERY][6-11-11]Clockwork Mod Recovery - xda-developers
    06-14-2011 05:55 PM
  20. superstar1213's Avatar
    Yes. The way to boot into this to apply any changes, and don't go hog wild yet, is to power phone off, hold down the power, home and volume up button, wait for the second Samsung logo to flash, then let go. Then you'll see what is CWM.. in yellow writing I presume. My recommendation before flashing anything is to wipe your phone.. make sure your important information is backed up, like your contacts and such. I use backup assistant for that, but another good app for that is Titanium Backup. I prefer Backup Assistant and then Mybackup Pro for my apps and such.

    Flashing the file will be under install zip from sd card > choose zip from sdcard. You'll use your volume toggle button to scroll, and your power button to select your choice. If you are installing Gummy, you'll want to completely wipe your phone, per his instructions.. and is necessary imho when flashing a new ROM. You can also flash a new kernel.. I'm using the PBJ kernel and works pretty nice.
    06-14-2011 06:06 PM
  21. tkm20's Avatar
    I can read all the info I want on this site, and still cannot understand what it all means. Kernals is replacing the actual (pretty much), OS of the phone. And a ROM is replacing the actual look, similar to a Windows desktop theme?

    When installing Gummy, how will I be able to install the lagfix? Or is that a totally different thing?

    I'll get to work on installing clockwork on my phone.

    To get Gummy to install, I just put the .zip file on my sdcard and navigate to it through clockwork?

    Where do you get your PBJT kernals?
    06-14-2011 06:16 PM
  22. tkm20's Avatar
    Yes. The way to boot into this to apply any changes, and don't go hog wild yet, is to power phone off, hold down the power, home and volume up button, wait for the second Samsung logo to flash, then let go. Then you'll see what is CWM.. in yellow writing I presume.
    I got a blue menu. It says "Android system recovery <3e> at the top.

    Is this cwm or no?
    06-14-2011 06:20 PM
  23. superstar1213's Avatar
    Lets see if I can explain this right. The ROM is basically the framework of the phone.. all of its apps, look and scheme. Its kind of like a permanent memory that looks the same every time you boot up the phone, and isn't lost upon shut down. The kernel on the other hand, is the central head of the phone, telling the hardware how to act with the software. When your phone receives a text message, the kernel tells the phone to ring.. or vibrate. It can also be underclocked, to give better battery life, or overclocked to make your phone really fast.

    About the lagfix. I don't think you'll have to worry about enabling it.. but I'd read the post itself to see what the OP says. You will install it through CWM only. And I'll have to surf XDA for a link to the PBJ kernel. Hope that helps..
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    06-14-2011 06:32 PM
  24. superstar1213's Avatar
    And no, thats not CWM. You are in stock recovery, which is not CWM.
    06-14-2011 06:32 PM
  25. superstar1213's Avatar
    Just got done downloading this version of clockwork. Sound good?

    [RECOVERY][6-11-11]Clockwork Mod Recovery - xda-developers
    Flash this via Odin. Make sure and pop battery back into your phone before flashing it, or it will fail and soft brick you.
    06-14-2011 06:35 PM
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