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  1. JMU_GSII's Avatar
    So does the modem affect the phone's signal? Which modem do you guys recommend? Where did you find the FG20 modem, DEF3NDER?
    07-26-2012 09:23 AM
  2. DEF3NDER's Avatar
    It can affect signal strength and stability. This is based off my experience with trying out different ones, I'm no expert. I got it off XDA.

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    07-26-2012 09:30 AM
  3. JMU_GSII's Avatar
    One last question. The OP says to odin el26 cwm5 kernel, but the downloads section has a different kernel. Which one should I use?
    07-26-2012 09:37 AM
  4. srkmagnus's Avatar
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/epi...eaks-aosp.html

    In the first post there is a section titled "Working with CM9 and other AOSP based ROMs" which has a link to download the el26+cwm.

    Once you install el26+cwm install the ROM per Dark_Knight's instructions in the first post then use Mobile Odin to install the recommended Kernel by Chris4g.
    07-26-2012 09:52 AM
  5. Sychotik's Avatar
    Why doesn't chris41g's kernel have wifi?

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    07-26-2012 10:55 AM
  6. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Why doesn't chris41g's kernel have wifi?

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    Most of the Kernels are test and may not be fully functional. The second post has a faq with which Kernels are confirmed working. Try another.

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    07-26-2012 11:29 AM
  7. JayWill's Avatar
    Why doesn't chris41g's kernel have wifi?

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    chris41g's kernel doesn't work 100% with AOKP last time I checked, except for his own AOKP build. I'm using his latest kernel on CM9 and wifi works great.
    07-26-2012 11:44 AM
  8. holicxii's Avatar
    Are D/L links are down? Can't wait to try this new release. I know it's not easy for you at home dark_night right now, but we always appreciate the work you continue to do!
    07-26-2012 11:52 AM
  9. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    So does the modem affect the phone's signal? Which modem do you guys recommend? Where did you find the FG20 modem, DEF3NDER?
    Yes the modem has everything to do with cell reception.
    07-26-2012 11:58 AM
  10. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    Are D/L links are down? Can't wait to try this new release. I know it's not easy for you at home dark_night right now, but we always appreciate the work you continue to do!
    Links are all active
    07-26-2012 11:59 AM
  11. JayWill's Avatar
    DK is recommending to Mobile Odin the EL26+CWM kernel because he has no way to know what kernel you currently have on your phone. If you have an "unsafe" ICS kernel on your phone and you use custom recovery to wipe data and flash his ROM you could brick your phone. Flashing a Gingerbread kernel that's been re-packed with CWM is the safest method.

    Here's a bit more detail on using Mobile Odin to get the EL26 Kernel installed and flash DK's AOKP ROM ....

    Install Mobile Odin. The free version can be downloaded from XDA from your phone and installed manually. The paid version can be purchased from the Play Store.

    Download the EL26 Kernel + CWM here: StockCWM-EL26.tar.md5

    This is a TAR file you can place on your internal storage or external SD card.

    Run the Mobile Odin App, scroll down to "Open file ..." and choose that EL26 TAR file you downloaded. After doing that, if you scroll back up to the kernel section, you will see that Mobile Odin knew what it was and placed the file in the kernel slot. Then scroll all the way back down to the Flash section and choose "Flash firmware".

    The flash will happen very quickly, as a system kernel is a rather small file. Flashing ROMs by comparison takes much longer typically.

    Now ... this is what I like to do. Before you actually use Mobile Odin to flash the EL26 Kernel, take your case off (if you use one) and remove the back battery cover. Then do the Mobile Odin flash. Your phone will automatically reboot. When your phone hits the "Samsung Galaxy SII" boot screen (white letters on the black background), pop the battery out. Then put the battery back in, put the cover back on, and boot your phone directly into recovery by holding VOL UP + Power at the same time. Then use CWM to wipe your phone in DK's instructions and flash his AOKP ROM and GAPPs (you want both on your phone already before you do the Mobile Odin process).

    The reason for this battery pull is if you're on ICS ROM, the Gingerbread kernel you just flashed with Mobile Odin is not compatible with ICS and will not boot properly. Sometimes, a battery pull is necessary anyways.
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    07-26-2012 12:40 PM
  12. srkmagnus's Avatar
    The reason for this battery pull is if you're on ICS ROM, the Gingerbread kernel you just flashed with Mobile Odin is not compatible with ICS and will not boot properly. Sometimes, a battery pull is necessary anyways.
    For anyone using a case that is not easy to remove you can just hold volume up+power on until the phone reboots into recovery.

    Holding the power button for a few seconds will force it to power off.
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    07-26-2012 12:50 PM
  13. JayWill's Avatar
    For anyone using a case that is not easy to remove you can just hold volume up+power on until the phone reboots into recovery.

    Holding the power button for a few seconds will force it to power off.
    It's probably just me but I have limited success doing this. I have no idea why. It's probably my fumbly fongers.

    But yeah srkmagnus is right. Doing as he suggests normally avoids the need to do a battery pull.
    07-26-2012 12:57 PM
  14. Sychotik's Avatar
    Which kernel are u guys using? so I have an idea which works best.. :o
    I tried chris41g's RC2.5

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    07-26-2012 01:05 PM
  15. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Per the second post, RC 2/2.5 are confirmed working:

    List of confirmed working kernel release candidates: RC 2, RC 2.5, TWRP-RC1-B2, CWM-RC1-B2, TWRP-RC1-B3, and CWM-RC1-B3 ONLY

    You can install other kernels and help work out issues if you are up to it and have access to Odin if something goes wrong -- such as a kernel that keeps the phone from booting.
    07-26-2012 01:23 PM
  16. jbc28's Avatar
    I hope its ok to post this question in this thread......

    How does this ROM compare to Blue Kuban? The reason is ask is that I have my phone working really well on Blue Kuban, and I am a little afraid of messing with it.
    07-26-2012 01:25 PM
  17. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I hope its ok to post this question in this thread......

    How does this ROM compare to Blue Kuban? The reason is ask is that I have my phone working really well on Blue Kuban, and I am a little afraid of messing with it.
    User experience will vary from ROM to ROM and often subjective. I would suggest giving both a try and see what fits you best.
    07-26-2012 01:29 PM
  18. DEF3NDER's Avatar
    **cough****this ones better****cough**cough***

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    07-26-2012 01:50 PM
  19. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    I hope its ok to post this question in this thread......

    How does this ROM compare to Blue Kuban? The reason is ask is that I have my phone working really well on Blue Kuban, and I am a little afraid of messing with it.
    Blue kuban is a baked/cooked rom. This one is compiled from source code. Need i say more?
    07-26-2012 02:08 PM
  20. deakelem's Avatar
    FG20>FF18. Where I live (one-bar land) has now become two-bar land. 3g speeds are faster as well. I can't test 4g since I live in one-bar land

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    Please do share where you found fg20!! I want it!

    Thanks
    07-26-2012 02:14 PM
  21. Sychotik's Avatar
    I Googled it.. its on xda..

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1794900

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    07-26-2012 02:20 PM
  22. srkmagnus's Avatar
    That's a Boost Mobile modem. Has anyone installed on the Sprint e4gt without problems? I wouldn't flash it to stay on the safe side. There are a lot of other Modems available.

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    07-26-2012 02:36 PM
  23. Sychotik's Avatar
    Per the second post, RC 2/2.5 are confirmed working:

    List of confirmed working kernel release candidates: RC 2, RC 2.5, TWRP-RC1-B2, CWM-RC1-B2, TWRP-RC1-B3, and CWM-RC1-B3 ONLY

    You can install other kernels and help work out issues if you are up to it and have access to Odin if something goes wrong -- such as a kernel that keeps the phone from booting.
    Everything was working on 2.5 except wifi..

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    07-26-2012 02:39 PM
  24. Sychotik's Avatar
    That's a Boost Mobile modem. Has anyone installed on the Sprint e4gt without problems? I wouldn't flash it to stay on the safe side. There are a lot of other Modems available.

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    It works fine.. I went from 1 bar to 3..

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    07-26-2012 02:44 PM
  25. jbc28's Avatar
    Blue kuban is a baked/cooked rom. This one is compiled from source code. Need i say more?
    Please do, because I don't know what that means.
    07-26-2012 02:51 PM
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