Monday, December 31

How to install Jelly Bean based Ehndroix-II Custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy S Plus GT-I9001

Jelly Bean based Ehndroix-II Custom ROM can be said as one of the finest Custom ROM found in the internet for Samsung Galaxy S Plus. Since this update is not the one which is officially released by Samsung Electronics, for applying his update you will have to root your Galaxy S PLUS I9001 device(Go to this link to root your Samsung Galaxy S Plus). Unfortunately, Samsung won’t be coming up with any future updates like ICS or Jellybean for SGS PLUS I9001 officially. The best part is that from now we will be constantly coming up with the custom ROM firmwares which are here to further increase the user experience.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible or liable for any damage happened to your device due to not following the instructions. It is very unlikely that there will be any damage to your device if you follow all the instructions.

With the help of below mentioned steps back up all the data so that if at all the data gets corrupted /lost, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t use KIES to back up the data or else there is a risk of device getting not detecting in KIES with which you will not be able to restore the backup taken. Move all the backed up files in your computer.

SMS – Download "SMS Backup & Restore app" from play store,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log -  Download "Call Log and Restore" app from play store,
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”

Enable USB Debugging Mode in your Samsung Galaxy S PLUS I9001 from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Disable / uninstall all the security suites installed in your device as these interrupt the process of firmware update process.

So assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next step where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to apply this update.


Procedure to Install Ehndroix-II Custom ROM firmware in Galaxy S GT I9001 PLUS:

  1. Your phone should be installed with clockworkmod recovery to install this rom. If it is installed, continue to second step otherwise visit this post to install clockworkmod recovery.
  2. Download the Ehndroix-II custom ROM firmware(build 12.12.29) file and Gapps file (google apps) to your computer. Once downloaded, you will then have to connect your Galaxy S GT I9001 PLUS device to computer with the help of original USB cable and place these two zip files in your device.
  3. Disconnect  the device and turn off the same so that it can be entered in the recovery mode. Recovery mode in Galaxy S PLUS I9001 can be entered by holding the Volume Up button and then turning ON your device.
  4. In recovery mode, select “Wipe data/factory reset” & “Wipe Cache partition”. Additionally, select “advanced” and clear the Dalvik cache too if you are on the custom ROM firmware.
  5. Now, select “Go Back” and select “install zip from sd card” > “choose zip from internal sd card” and then select the Ehndroix-II custom ROM file which you have placed in your phone.
  6. Once selected, it will take around 5 -6 minutes for applying this update.
  7. Further, select “Go Back” and select “install zip from sd card” > “choose zip from internal sd card” and then select the Gapps file which you have placed in your phone.
  8. Then choose "Go back" and choose "reboot your phone"... For the first boot it will take more time than usual as it has to setup all the system files and other apps which are necessary ones. Ensure that you have cleared the cache in your device as it will wipe all the unwanted data from the recovery mode just in case if you face any force close issues in any of the Google Apps or the core apps present in your device.

Note: If the device gets into the boot loop sequence or say gets stuck in the welcome screen, just re-insert the battery and re-follow the above instructions so as to again follow the above mentioned instructions.

Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues as we will try our level best to sort out the same. Congratulations, you have now successfully applied the latest Ehndroix-II custom ROM firmware update which is JellyBean based in your Galaxy S GT I9001 PLUS smartphone.

Thursday, December 20

Update Galaxy Vibrant T959 with Jelly Bean CM10 Stable Custom ROM

In this tutorial I will show you how to flash CM10 to a Galaxy Vibrant T959 smartphone. If you want to update the Vibrant to jelly Bean, than you should know that root access will be required. We are dealing with a custom ROM, so this operation doesn't come from Samsung. Furthermore, by rooting you will remove the factory restrictions and you will gain more access to the Android system. This is meaning that the warranty will get void. You can anytime restore the same by downgrading to the stock ROM, or by updating with an official release of the software. Only then the factory restrictions will be restored and the bootloader relocked. Besides rooting, your smartphone should also have a custom recovery image pre-installed.
Because CM10 is a custom ROM, you will have to do a backup first. By applying the update, the data will be corrupted and you will lose all of your saves whether we are talking to text messages, contacts, call logs, internet saves, market apps, or images and videos. Therefore, take the time needed for completing a full and safe backup.
Finally, the last section of this tutorial that is required before the actual steps. This is the pre requisites section, so don’t skip it. As you might know, you will have to download some files, save them to a Windows running computer and then flash the same from your phone. So, you need to have access to a computer, to your Vibrant and to its USB cord. Then, charge the handset. Enable the USB debugging option from its settings. If on the PC or on the smartphone there are security programs installed, temporarily deactivate them. Finally go here “Settings -> Location and Security -> Sim card lock” and ensure that the checkbox is not selected.
Now, after you had seen what to expect from Cyanogenmod 10, you can head to the steps from below. From there you can learn how to update your Samsung Galaxy Vibrant T959 to Android 4.1.2 OS. Make sure you are applying the guide only for the mentioned device and not for similar ones as you can easily brick them.

Update Galaxy Vibrant T959 with Jelly Bean based Cyanogenmod 10 Custom ROM

  1. Download the ROM from here.
  2. Download Google apps from here.
  3. Download the root fix file from here.
  4. Save the files on the computer.
  5. Connect the handset with the same by using the USB cord.
  6. Copy the files to your phone.
  7. Then, remove the USB cable.
  8. And turn the phone off.
  9. Reboot and try to enter in recovery mode. For this press and hold the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons while powering on.
  10. From recovery first choose “wipe cache partition” and “wipe data factory reset”.
  11. Then, select “install zip from sd card” and “choose zip from sd card”.
  12. Pick the files and install them in this order: the ROM, the kernel, the file and finally the file.
  13. Wait until the flash procedure ends and from recovery mode select “+++go back+++” followed by “reboot system now”.
  14. Done.
Well, now your Samsung Galaxy vibrant is running Cyanogenmod 10 meaning that it was successfully updated with Jelly Bean. Congratulations and keep updated with us for more infos. If any problem arises, please feel free to contact us.

Tuesday, December 18

Update Samsung Galaxy Y with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DXLJ1 Firmware (Working)

Disclaimer: The steps mentioned in the following article are considered as risky and may cause damage to your mobile. It is requested that you should not follow it if you are not aware of all these things. Read article at your own risk. We or developers are not responsible for any damage caused to your mobile after implementing these steps to your mobile.

Samsung Galaxy Y S5360

This official firmware is strictly intended for Samsung Galaxy Y bearing model number S5360. Implementing it to any other device might give you unwanted outcomes.
  • Make sure that you have charged your mobile at least up to 70% so that installation won’t get interrupted due to lack of power.
  • It is recommended that you should take a backup of all your important personal data like SMS, MMS, APN, contacts etc. to external memory since it gets wiped during flashing of firmware.
  • You must have installed your mobile drivers on your PC. If you have installed Kies on your PC, you don’t need to install drivers separately.
Procedure to Install Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DXLJ1 firmware on Samsung Galaxy Y S5360:
  • Download Android 2.3.6 DXLJ1 firmware for Galaxy Y. Extract that .zip file on your computer. (Click here to download)
  • Download and install Odin v1.85 on your computer. It is necessary to flash the firmware on your mobile. (Click here to download)
  • Next step is to boot your device into downloading mode. For that first switch off your mobile. Then press & hold volume down + home button + power button simultaneously until you get Downloading message on your mobile screen.
  • Now open Odin which you have installed earlier. One of your ID:COM box will turn yellow if your device is connected properly. You will also get Added message in Odin’s message box. If you won’t get it, make sure that you have installed proper drivers on your computer.
Samsung Galaxy Y Odin v1.85

  • Click on PDA button and select PDA_S5360_DXLJ1.tar.md5 from the earlier extracted files.
  • Click on MODEM button and select MODEM_S5360_DXLI1.tar.md5.
  • Click on CSC button and select CSC_S5360_XXVLJ2.tar.md5.
  • Check Auto Reboot and F.Reset option. Don’t click anywhere in the Odin.
  • Click on Start button for flashing the firmware on your mobile. It will take some time. And after successful installation your mobile rebooted automatically showing pass message in Odin’s message box.
  • However if you mobile get stuck or you get a fail message then exit the Odin, disconnect mobile from computer, remove battery and re-insert it and follow the above procedure again.
Nice work! Your Samsung Galaxy Y is now running on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DXLJ1 firmware. Do let us know how it is working. You can frankly share your views about this article.

Sunday, December 16

Android Jelly bean (CM10-Stable) For Samsung Galaxy Vibrant T-959

We would like to proudly announce JELLY BEAN update for Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant (Samsung Vibrant T-959) through CM10 Stable version which will have almost everything working without any major bugs...

Things to Consider:

  • the CM10 Stable Jelly Bean 4.1 ROM files listed in this post can be installed exclusively on the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Vibrant with the model number T959. Check the model version of your phone by opening the Settings menu and then checking the info listed under the ‘About phone’ section.
  • Enable USB Debugging option from your phone’s Settings > Development menu.
  • This update can be applied only with CWM Recovery or TWRP Recovery and on devices that are already rooted. If yours doesn’t meet these requirements, then you should first root and install a custom recovery image and after that you can return to this post.
  • In the tutorial you will find a step that tells you to wipe all data and factory reset the device. This means that you will be forced to backup the entire existing ROM or you can choose to backup only the applications, SMS, Call Logs Info and the APN Internet Settings using the following tools for Android devices:AppBAK for Android apps backup | SMS backup & restore | Call Logs backup & restore | APN Settings Backup & Restore.
  • Usually the wipe data and factory reset action will only delete apps and other files stored in the system partition, which means that if you move all important photos, videos and other files on the internal or external SD card. These parts will be left unchanged and no files will be deleted. After the new ROM is installed and in case something made those files to get lost, then you can use the same USB cable to restore the files back on your device’s internal sdcard.
  • Also, if you wish to save the stored Phone Contacts then you should use the guide HERE to learn how to sync Contacts with your Gmail account.
  • Make sure that your device’s battery is charged, so that it won’t power off while you’re installing this new ROM.

I think that these are all the pre-requisites you need before installing all the CM10 Stable ROM files. Make sure that in case you cannot complete this update, you will use the comments section to ask for our help.

Steps to Install:

  1. Download the custom ROM CM10 Stable zip file from HERE. Save the file on your PC desktop and do not extract its contents. Make sure that you download the latest CM10 Stable build file and not the CM9.
  2. Download the GApps zip for Jelly Bean from HERE.(Alternative Link)
    • This is the file that you have to flash after the new ROM is installed, as it will add Gmail, Google Now, Gtalk, Calendar and all the other Google applications that your phone needs if you wish to experience the full Jelly Bean 4.1 firmware.
    • Save the file on your PC desktop and do not extract the contents comprised withing the archive.
  3. After the downloads are completed you should connect the phone to your PC and transfer the above two files on its internal SD card. Just drag and drop the two zip files on the internal SD card root.
  4. After the transfer is complete you should unplug the phone from PC and power it OFF.
  5. Boot into CWM Recovery mode. Do it by holding simultaneously ‘volume up’ + ‘volume down’ + ‘power’ buttons. Release the buttons only when the display powers ON.
    • Use the volume rocker buttons to highlight CWM recovery options and use ‘Power’ to apply the actions.
  6. When you’re in ClockworkMod Recovery menu you should first select ‘wipe data / factory reset’ and then confirm.
  7. Now, select ‘install zip from sdcard’ and from the next screen select ‘choose zip from internal sdcard’ or ‘choose zip from sdcard’; it depends on the location where you’ve placed the CM10 Nightly Jelly Bean ROM zip file. Select it and then confirm that you wish to install it.
  8. Your phone will restart again into CWM Recovery mode tight in the middle of the CM10 Nightly installation process and it will then continue to install the rest of the files.
    • In case the install doesn’t continue after the reboot, then you will be forced to repeat the step 7 all over again.
  9. When the ROM is successfully installed, you should repeat step 7 and install the ‘Gapps’ zip file. Do not install the ROM again, just install the Google Apps zip.
  10. After the installation of all Google-based applications is complete you should return to the main CWM Recovery menu and select ‘reboot system now’. Confirm and then wait for the smartphone to perform its first boot process with the new CM10 Stable ROM.
  11. When the boot is complete you will have to enter your Google account details and you will be able to gain control over all Jelly Bean 4.1 and CyanogenMod 10 functions and features. That’s all you had to do in order to complete the update.
In case you cannot install the update, then you should tell us in comments and we will try to give you some extra instructions that will help you flash CM10 Stable ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Vibrant T-Mobile T959 variant.

Update Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 to 4.1.2 Jelly bean I9100XXLSJ firmware (Updated Resumable Download-Link)

We would like to give you the latest I9100XXLSJ Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Test firmware for the Galaxy S II. I9100XXLSJ is the first ever Jelly Bean leak for the Galaxy S II and surprisingly it’s really stable as well. This TEST Firmware was leaked by Forum Member izap of XDA-Developers.
This build is very much near perfect so we believe that Samsung will actually start rolling out the Official Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S II very soon. The day Samsung starts to roll out the official update you will be able to install the latest update through Kies or OTA update.
Some of the Enhancements in the new Jelly Bean Update:
- Buttery Smooth Performance & Great Stability (Thanks to Project Butter)
- New TouchWiz Nature UX (Same UI as of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II)
- Samsung’s Cloud services
- Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play Features
- New Widgets From the Galaxy S III
- 2 Home screen modes
- New Notifications bar
- Google Now
This is a PRE-RELEASE version so not official from KIES.
As this is a PRE-RELEASE firmware so expect some minor bugs.
Firmware Details: 
Android Version: 4.1.2 – JZO54K (Jelly Bean)
Changelist: 462349
Build Date: 6th November 2012

Flashing Instructions:
- Unzip the file
- Open Odin 3.04 (already included in the firmware package)
- Restart phone in download mode (Home+power+vol down)
- Connect phone and wait until you get a yellow sign in Odin
- Add CODE_I9100XXLSJ.tar to PDA
- Add MODEM_I9100XXLS6.tar to PHONE
- Add CSC_HOME_OXX_I9100OXXLS1.tar to CSC
- Make sure re-partition NOT ticked
- Start flash, sit back and wait a few minutes.
(Source: XDA-Developers)

Resumable Download LINK (NEW)