03-31-2013 01:17 PM
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  1. chaplain's Avatar
    So, who is interested in posting the dummy guide to getting Unnamed without the yellow triangle, make sure it doesn't set off the counter or whatever, allow for one-touch flash back to stock etc? I am trying to piece it all together but I'd rather not screw this up.
    Here's the guide to rooting and flashing a custom kernel without the triangle and upping the counter. Here's UnNamed . I recommend using the Odin one-click to rooted stock method, #2c. This is a great piece of software just to keep on the laptop, since you have the security of knowing you can always recover from a mishap/bricking event. A reminder that, to get to CWM after flashing Entropy's kernel with Odin, you need to hold the volume up/down buttons and power buttons together, until the "Galaxy GS2" screen flashes >twice<, then release, and it will boot to CWM.
    01-02-2012 11:23 PM
  2. Entropy's Avatar
    So I rooted my phone this morning and flashed Unnamed Rom and what a difference. This rom is based off 2.3.4 and is very stable. It removed all the bloatware and added the Ice Cream Sandwich animations. I was a little nervous rooting but I am so glad I did it. Anyone who is experiencing battery problems with the new update (2.3.6) I highly recommend you flash to this rom. Its based off of the stock rom which I really like.

    [ROM][2.3.6] UnNamed v2.2.1 - (12/22/2011) - Improved battery life and performance - xda-developers
    Unlike Unnamed 1.x, Unnamed 2.x is based off of UCKK6, while the BT-AMP drain happens far less frequently on Unnamed for some reason (I need to figure out why...), Unnamed is not completely immune to it - I've seen a few reports of issues (but far fewer than on vanilla KK6.)
    01-03-2012 01:55 PM
  3. SM05's Avatar
    Battery life is great on 1.3.2. One thing that really helps is SetCPU. I have my phone run at a maximum of 200Mhz when the screen is turned off. Though when resuming after a while it does lag at first but really saves battery life.
    After trying both UnNamed 1.3.2 and 2.2.1 I settled on 1.3.2. It just seems that battery life is noticeably better for me on that older version. I'm gonna keep it that way for a while, I think.
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    01-08-2012 10:21 AM
  4. sdmark's Avatar
    I've read a lot about the battery issues, but haven't seen the problem myself. Unnamed 2.2.1 (2.3.6) is better than stock (2.3.4) for me.
    01-08-2012 04:35 PM
  5. werds's Avatar
    After trying both UnNamed 1.3.2 and 2.2.1 I settled on 1.3.2. It just seems that battery life is noticeably better for me on that older version. I'm gonna keep it that way for a while, I think.
    Same here, after a couple days of light and intermediate usage, UnNamed 1.3.2 is working much better than 2.2.1 did or stock 2.3.6 update for me.

    Since I do not have anything else to compare with I took some screenshots.I think the battery drain is decent. I could probably improve it if I needed to but for the moment I'm fairly happy.

    While on the topic of batteries. I ran across a fairly nice site while on XDA which allowed me to modify my battery icon instead of having to run a separate app (You can see the changed battery icon in the screenshots). As nice as UnNamed is, the battery was one thing that bugged me, so was able to uninstall one more app and have it appear natively now on the notification bar =D

    UOT Kitchen

    Will probably mess with that site some more when I get time and interest in tweaking more, but overall UnNamed is fitting the bill... for now hehe.
    01-08-2012 10:42 PM
  6. SM05's Avatar
    While on the topic of batteries. I ran across a fairly nice site while on XDA which allowed me to modify my battery icon instead of having to run a separate app (You can see the changed battery icon in the screenshots). As nice as UnNamed is, the battery was one thing that bugged me, so was able to uninstall one more app and have it appear natively now on the notification bar =D

    UOT Kitchen

    Will probably mess with that site some more when I get time and interest in tweaking more, but overall UnNamed is fitting the bill... for now hehe.
    Thanks for sharing! I'll need to take a closer look at that as battery indicator is the only UnNamed UI element I don't care much about. The image/text is just too small. So, I'll probably do the same and update the battery icon. They seem to have a GOW image there. Nice touch.
    01-10-2012 10:21 AM
  7. ghart99999's Avatar
    What Kernal/Modem are you all using with Unnamed? I would like to try Unnamed, but not sure where to go for kernal and modem to use. Thanks and sorry for the newbie questions.
    01-11-2012 11:05 AM
  8. werds's Avatar
    What Kernal/Modem are you all using with Unnamed? I would like to try Unnamed, but not sure where to go for kernal and modem to use. Thanks and sorry for the newbie questions.
    I am using v1.3.2 although most people say that even v2.0 is much better than stock 2.3.6 as far as battery life. All the links for everything you should need for an i777 flash is found here.

    [ROM][2.3.6] UnNamed v2.2.1 - (12/22/2011) - Improved battery life and performance - xda-developers

    Just scroll down to the specific one you would like. I chose v1.3.2 because it is based on the android 2.3.4

    As far as kernel - v1.3.2 uses Entropy daily driver kernel. (that is part of the ROM itself although it can be found separately on XDA as well) I flashed the full zip so I would not have to worry about modem etc. I flashed it through using ClockWorkMod. As posted prominently on XDA please read everything before attempting otherwise you could brick your phone and make it unrecoverable. Here is a link to ClockWorkMod, although I THINK I loaded that kernel by doing Heimdals root.

    [KERNEL] ClockworkMod Recovery 5.0.2.3 // Initramfs Template for Devs - xda-developers
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    01-11-2012 03:17 PM
  9. ghart99999's Avatar
    Thank you werds. One more question. It looks like CWM needs to be installed with Odlin. So I will have to learn this new application too.

    Lastly, I assume its OK to install CWM after I have already rooted???

    One more, are the instructions for flashing rom, installing CWM, etc. the same for the Samsung Galaxy S 2 the same as for the Epic 4G Touch? I have the touch.
    01-11-2012 03:23 PM
  10. werds's Avatar
    Thank you werds. One more question. It looks like CWM needs to be installed with Odlin. So I will have to learn this new application too.

    Lastly, I assume its OK to install CWM after I have already rooted???

    One more, are the instructions for flashing rom, installing CWM, etc. the same for the Samsung Galaxy S 2 the same as for the Epic 4G Touch? I have the touch.
    Odin is fairly straight forward so a quick look around XDA should tell you all you need (honestly I forgot most of the instructions because it was that simple ) If you are already rooted I would suggest you try to reboot into recovery mode first, you MIGHT already have CWM installed and not know it. But yes it is ok to install CWM even after rooting.

    As regards flashing a ROM onto the 4G touch. From my understanding they are the same phone in most respects but you will most likely want to make sure you download from the 4G Touch forums sectopm I looked in their forum section at XDA and found an UnNamed thread there as well [ROM][EL13 2.3.6] UnNamed v2.0.1 - (12/15/2011) - xda-developers

    You would be best served using the links there as they would be more specific to your phone (it even has a nice video lol)

    LAST PIECE THAT I FORGOT!!!! Before you flash anything, when you boot into CWM (clockworkmod) always do a NANDROID backup. This way if something goes wonky or you don't like the results you can always do a restore of your Nandroid backups later.
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    01-11-2012 03:33 PM
  11. ghart99999's Avatar
    Thanks again werds.
    01-11-2012 04:21 PM
  12. chaplain's Avatar
    Thank you werds. One more question. It looks like CWM needs to be installed with Odlin. So I will have to learn this new application too.Lastly, I assume its OK to install CWM after I have already rooted??? One more, are the instructions for flashing rom, installing CWM, etc. the same for the Samsung Galaxy S 2 the same as for the Epic 4G Touch? I have the touch.
    After you are rooted, the easiest way to install CWM is to flash a kernel that contains CWM, like Entropy's kernels, found here . Download the kernel to your computer, load it onto the root of your sd by using usb debugging mode, then flash it with the Mobile Odin app, obtained free on Market. This app installs on the phone itself. Much easier than using the full Odin, although that will work.

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    01-12-2012 06:52 AM
  13. ghart99999's Avatar
    Great idea chaplain. Thanks.
    01-12-2012 08:51 AM
  14. Entropy's Avatar
    Yup - If you flash a custom kernel with Odin, you'll trigger the custom binary warning/counter - so if you're already rooted, it's best to flash a custom kernel using Mobile Odin or manually using adb.

    The following in an ADB or Terminal Emulator shell will flash a kernel zImage on the I777 - THIS WILL HARDBRICK THE SKYROCKET, DO NOT DO THIS ON A SKYROCKET:
    Code:
    su
    dd if=zImage of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p5
    The raw zImage can be found by extracting the .tar or .zip file the kernel came in
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    01-12-2012 09:06 AM
  15. ghart99999's Avatar
    Ahhhh. So flashing the Rom via Odin (PC version) will trigger the counter???

    Wow OK. So I will do Odin Mobile.

    Now once I flash Entropy with CWM I want to flash Unnamed ROM which already has Entropy. I assume this is OK? It will just right over the existing kernal? And then if I ever wanted to upgrade the kernal to a newer version of Entropy, just go ahead and reflash?

    Thanks.
    01-12-2012 09:25 AM
  16. chaplain's Avatar
    Now once I flash Entropy with CWM I want to flash Unnamed ROM which already has Entropy. I assume this is OK? It will just right over the existing kernal? And then if I ever wanted to upgrade the kernal to a newer version of Entropy, just go ahead and reflash?
    Yes, but you can then use CWM to do it, since you have CWM through the kernel in UnNamed (or, if you did not flash UnNamed, you have it from the original kernel flash through Mobile Odin). Or, you can flash again through Mobile Odin.
    01-13-2012 10:39 AM
  17. Entropy's Avatar
    Ahhhh. So flashing the Rom via Odin (PC version) will trigger the counter???

    Wow OK. So I will do Odin Mobile.

    Now once I flash Entropy with CWM I want to flash Unnamed ROM which already has Entropy. I assume this is OK? It will just right over the existing kernal? And then if I ever wanted to upgrade the kernal to a newer version of Entropy, just go ahead and reflash?

    Thanks.
    Yes, flashing a custom kernel in download mode triggers the counter. Flashing a kernel any other way does not. Flashing a system image in download mode does not.

    So the hardest thing is getting CWM onto a device without tripping the counter/warning (if you care about it) - Once you've gotten a CWM-enabled kernel onto the device, it's easy from then on.

    Yes, Unnammed will just overwrite the kernel, and if you want the latest and greatest, you can just flash the latest kernel.
    01-13-2012 12:01 PM
  18. ttlphotography's Avatar
    so a rooting noob question here. I did the OTA update for my phone. not real pleased that i had to, but thats another story.
    In any event, if i read the OP correctly, i can use step #2c or #2d to root my phone and install this rom even after the OTA update?
    A little nervous since ive never done this before and want to be sure that im reading and understanding things correctly.
    Thanks
    01-14-2012 09:22 AM
  19. chaplain's Avatar
    so a rooting noob question here. I did the OTA update for my phone. not real pleased that i had to, but thats another story. In any event, if i read the OP correctly, i can use step #2c or #2d to root my phone and install this rom even after the OTA update? A little nervous since ive never done this before and want to be sure that im reading and understanding things correctly. Thanks
    Yes, you can flash any rom after the ota update and the phone will revert to whatever android version the rom is based on, loaded by the rom when you flash it. I recommend downloading the Odin file listed in 2c and keeping it handy, since it is life insurance in case you ever get into trouble flashing anything, or if you somehow brick the phone. You can always use it to return to a rooted stock rom and start over. Be sure to back everything up before flashing the rom. Once you go to rooted stock using 2c, download Titanium Backup from the Market (get the PAID VERSION) and do a full backup of your apps. Search the threads/stickies (look in the Captivate forum stickies also) for how to use TB to restore apps + user data. Read, read, read, then root and flash the rom.
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    01-15-2012 12:07 AM
  20. Entropy's Avatar
    Not when using TiBu - use only "restore missing apps and data" - if you restore ALL apps and data or system data, all sorts of weird things are likely to happen.

    Also, once you've flashed a CWM-enabled kernel, it's advisable to enter CWM recovery and perform a backup (people refer to this as "nandroid backup") from the backup/restore menu.
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    01-16-2012 02:36 PM
  21. chaplain's Avatar
    Not when using TiBu - use only "restore missing apps and data" - if you restore ALL apps and data or system data, all sorts of weird things are likely to happen,

    Thanks, Entropy. That is what I do - "restore missing apps with data," and never system apps. I got a bit sloppy there. I guess the OP's phone is not trying to leave the room, since we have not heard from him/her again.
    01-18-2012 07:56 PM
  22. Jaysunder Desales's Avatar
    hi sir... please help.. i have rooted phone lenovo A60+ i want to have lighter rom for this phone in order lessen the usage of ram..
    fats browsing and great use of apps... im using the stock rom of this phone... hope u can help me with it..

    its stock rom is gingrbread2.3.6... hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    tnx in advansce..
    03-31-2013 01:17 PM
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