This is just a thread with info about all the Stock ROMs
Almost all Regions including Canada(Yesterday ,available on CheckFus and samfirmware under I5510M) Now have Stock ROMs . So breaking my older “No Odin Tutorial Rule ” ,I am just posting some important stuff just so people wont break the phone .:D or screw up .
Websites catering to Stock ROM :
sampro.pl : Good site ,was updated faster than samfirmware first But has European firmwares .
sammobile.com (earlier samfirmware.com ): Caters to all audiences NOW including North America and South America .
CheckFUS. : Basically It is a checking site for all firmwares .If it’s available on CHeckFus then chances are it’s available in KIES
Difference between Flashing with Odin and “upgrading with KIES
The same difference in calling tomato a toh-mah-toh or toh-may-toh (may-toh FTW)
Both methods have EQUAL risks .
Odin is just faster and you know where you botched up .
Because Samsung Care guys use Odin to restore your phones :P .They dont wait for KIES !!!
Some Definitions :
Amss_Phone : The radio/baseband of your phone .It dictates WiFi/3G/2G/Bluetooth Performance and Problems .It also dictates your Battery performance .
In Froyo Almost all Arkas have problems with the post KA radios inclusive of KC1 and KD1.Bluetooth wont work on them.Except for Arkas 0.6ext2
In Gingerbread , Arkas 1.6,Perseus XL and Arkas 1.2.3 are incompatible with KPF and KPK radios of which the WiFi has problems .
PDA :- This is usually “The system” or the ROM .
CSC : this is the carrier or country related apps or bloatware .
Boot: This is bootloader . You need froyo Boot loader for Froyo ROMs and Gingerbread Bootloader for Gingerbread ROMs
Some Random stuff :
European and Asian Radios are cross Compatible . That is I5510 phones
Meaning : You can use European Firmwares and Gingerbread on Asian Phones .
South American Phones are I5510L and North American Phones are I551oM .
Both have Unique Radios which are not compatible .
If you are flashing a Custom Froyo Rom ,just Flash the PDA and 3G/GPS functionality will be retained
There are no Gingerbread Stock ROMs for Either I5510L nor for I5510M .
So If you plan to Flash Gingerbread ,you have to live without 3G or GPS
Yeah Froyo amss_Phone is not compatible with Gingerbread (Bootloader).
Bootloader are the fastest to flash .they take 14~15 seconds to Flash .
If your Phone fails in between this time ,your phone is black hard bricked .
Black brick cant be recovered by any of the methods or USB jig .
The Current Stock ROMs available :
Europe : 2.3.6 Gingerbread (XEO-KPG/Display Glitch solved ,NRJ -AZERTY/FRANCE ,DBT – QWERTZ /Germany
North and South Americas : 2.2.2 Froyo (KC5)
Asia : 2.2 Froyo (JK4/5)
Disclaimer : You and Just you are responsible for flashing with Odin .You were never forced y anyone to do it . You have Voluntarily decided to Flash with Odin .
Where do I get Odin and Callisto.OPS?
Information and Basics : Odin
Using Odin is not rocket science .(Unlike KIES )
The OPS script is the most essential part .
The first thing you do is Download Odin and OPS script from samfirmware .
Next ,decide whether actually you want to try another ROM .
If you are satisfied with the performance of your phone then it’s futile to install another ROM
Before trying another ROM ,it’s best to try your own stock ROM .
The Odin files are either .tar or .tar.md5
md5sum is attached usually to files to prevent corrupted downloads from being flashed
Now Stock ROM can be flashed with Odin in two ways .
One is the regular way .
There are four firmware files .
One is bootloader,One is Phone ,One is PDA and the rest is CSC .
Now each file can be flashed seperately or together .You can also flash say Phone and PDA
Bootloader is essential if you are switching from Froyo to Gingerbread or so .
Bootloader is the SOLE reason for total phone bricks via Odin Flashes.If your flash fails between the Bootloader flash ,you will brick the Phone .
So unless you are switching The Operating Sytem I would avoid flashing Bootloader .
Phone is useful when you have say WiFi/Bluetooth or 3G issues .You can try and test other amss_phone since amss_phone dictates the radio which in turn dictates the battery Life
CSC is carrier related stuff so it’s particularly useless most of the times .
But It may contain AZERTY and QWERTZ layouts which are useful for countries other than QWERTY users .
PDA flash is what called Factory restore .Total Flash of all four files is Total Factory restore .
The “factory Reset ” in recovery mode (T+ power ) just formats data and cache .
Most of the problems are solved by a single PDA flash .
The Second Method is A “One package flash”
Basically Bootloader,PDA,phone,amss are packed in one file to reduce labor and flashed in one package :D
Most Recent Stock ROMs are Flash as One Package ROMs
You can also flash individually, the above PDA,phone,amss,Bootloader with One Package Flash Option
Things to do before performing an Odin Flash :
Put phone in Download Mode with Q+Power .Q is the hardware key (Probably A+power for AZERTY users !!)
Your Phone will look like this .
Install Samsung USB drivers on Windows
Attach Phone to Working ,flawless USB port with working flawless USB cable
If you in windows Vista/7 the drivers will be automatically installed
That should ready the device for flashing
The Odin Flash
Double Click Odin.exe
Checking the USB connection
There should be a Yellow port saying (COM 4)(5/6/11) or whatever .
Loading CSC script
Load Callisto_v1.0.Ops by clicking OPS button and clicking the Callisto.ops located on hard disk .
Check whether you have loaded Callisto.Ops
Again check whther you have loaded Callisto.ops
Probably you should check whether you have loaded Callisto.OPS
Load the .tar.md5 files
Load files PDA in PDA .BOOTLOADER in BOOT .AMSS_PHONE in PHONE .CSC in CSC .depending on the need
Method two aka One Package Flash
Tick the Option One Package .which is below COM Port Mapping, Left of Auto Reboot and Above Reset Time
Now the Select Integrate Package which is below the EFS will be unlocked and PDA,CSC,BOOT,PHONE,EFS will be greyed .
Load the required files by clicking One Package
IGOR, PULL THE LEVER
Press The Start Button
Did you get an un-named file was not found error
LOAD CALLISTO.OPS !!!!!
Here is a Video From Brazilian Orkut FOR the One package Flash by putz321
Wait for 2-5 minutes and your phone will reboot soon and you have successfully flashed ROM with Odin . (Hand out sweets )
If the flash goes more than 9 minutes then pull of the USB cable ,Remove battery wait for 10 minutes (battery and phone should cool down) and TRY again .
Change USB port if it happens again .
If A Bad Odin Flash Happens…..
If it is NOT a Bootloader failure (The first 15 seconds ) then just try AGAIN on different USB port/Cable/Computer
If it is Bootloader failure(Like mine ,13th second ….)
Well Dont sweat it .
Like I said if Odin and KIES flashes are identical .
So there is NO fricking way to deduce that you have bricked the phone with Odin or KIES .
But my phone was rooted and warranty is void :'( ?……
The funny thing is it takes two minutes to flash a stock firmware on samsung and 3 hours (atleast) for a forensic Computer Analyst to deduce your phone is rooted .
Unless you open your shweet mouth ,No One is Gonna know about Root .Promise .Our Secret.Zip your Mouth . Chewing Gum is key to Salvation .
Samsung also doesn’t hire Forensic Computer analysts to find rooted phones .
The Samsung Care guys are usually chilled out dudes (or just lazy) .Avoid scratches ,water and Mech Damage and your warranty remains intact .
My Phone just Bootloops .
Well . your /data and /cache are not rfs .(ext2/ext4 or JFS/reiserfs blah blah . )
So Wipe data and cache from recovery (T+Power)
Your GUIDE Bricked my Phone !!!!!
This Guide is for Humans and Toddlers .Any Simpler instructions will require me writing in grunts and huffs .
The Only Reason you are blaming me is because you are a baboon .
I cant help it .
Take a hike :P !!
Did I forget something ?
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Cheers and Ciao !!!