The Last ROMs :On Hiatus /Arkas 1.7 :Perseus XLv1.2 — February 16, 2012

The Last ROMs :On Hiatus /Arkas 1.7 :Perseus XLv1.2

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This is the Last ROM of Enigma  . 

Currently there are time constraints and I cant keep up .

I will reply to comments and or queries /Troubleshoot

Probably a post or two in between .

So I will just leave you with this Last ROMs

All Gingerbread ROMs

Based on the newer KPH ,this everything as all the previous ROMs

init.d ,O/c ,governors ,live wallpapers, blah blah blah ,

The only addition is 14-toggle Notification menu ported from lidroid ROMs and Nemus Launcher

Mad props to sileshnair for compiling the UI for the 551

Flashlight toggle doesnt work .It will crash .

use one package Odin to Flash it

The regular Arkas 1.7 Link

Download

If you get a display glitch try this basic kernel (with only init.d support for Link2d)

Download

The Perseus XL v1.2 is here .EXT4 ROM

Two kernels

the default is finer ,the packed is hitchy(sensitive to O/C) .

Use CWM ,install from zip option

Download 

Just a heads up

You are not required to use our ROMs .You are not obliging me by installing our ROMs ..If you cant handle our ROMs just install another one . Dont troll my blog . This piece of work comes with no warranty whatsoever .If you dont want to understand certain concepts then I cant help you. Rather I wont help you .

 

Ciao .Adios .Bye .I quit !!

 

Arkas 0.620 [Froyo] [RFS]and [EXT4] — February 3, 2012

Arkas 0.620 [Froyo] [RFS]and [EXT4]

 

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This is an upgrade over the 0.610 .

For Froyo BootLoader Only

Includes some stability Fixes and is odexed instead of Deodexed .

It has lighter Framework ,and is much faster than 0.610

This is a ROM made for conservative / stability fellows

It will boot faster since it odexed .

Almost All the features of 0.610 included

Two ROMs

One is RFS .

Use One Package Flash to Flash it

Download here

 

The Second ROM is ext4 based .You have to use CWM to flash it .

Installation :

  • Bundled with it is the ext4 CWM of Willing Magic .
  • Copy Froyo1.zip to SD card
  • Do one package flash of recovery with Odin
  • Boot to recovery with T+Power/reboot recovery
  • Use install from zip option to flash the Froyo1.zip file
  • Format data and cache to ext4 using format data and format cache (or factory reset )
  • Reboot system .Nothing will happen .
  • Use Q+power to boot download mode .
  • Do one package flash of ext4.tar.md5 with Odin .
  • Finished

Download Here

Ciao

Arkas 0.610 [Froyo] [RFS] : Ahriman — January 13, 2012

Arkas 0.610 [Froyo] [RFS] : Ahriman

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It’s Based on Arkas 0.6 ext2 but on rfs . That way it supports KD1 radio without the bluetooth bug .It’s a Froyo ROM for Froyo Bootloader 

Froyo Bootloader only

First boot takes a load of Time .So dont complain about it 

Odin Tutorial ,Amss Phone and Important stuff 

https://galaxy551.wordpress.com/2012/01/08/the-stock-rom-and-odin-thread/

Credits

Pinkflozd : Kernel Dude

Karim Salama and his friend XeeD for the arkas Boot animation

JRummy16 – ROM ToolBox

hrk :NoFrillsCPU

Titanium Track :Titanium Backup

Jack Palewich : Android Terminal Emulator

Rodrigo ZR : Droid Wall

OpenIntents : OI File Manager

Features :

  • Support for KD1 Radio ,
  • O/C till 800Mhz and all the cool governors
  • PreRooted with Latest Su binary for better results 
  • Passive Kernel for stability 
  • Arkas Boot animation by Xeed Like 1.6
  • More tweaks .
  • Faster Speed of Operation than all previous Froyo Arkas
  • Titanium Backup ,  DroidWall , ROM ToolBox ,NoFrillsCPU, OIFilexplorer,Butterfly Launcher bundled
  • Latest Market ,Voice Search ,SearchBox,Gmail ,Maps ,Street 
  • Blah Blah Blah

Installation :

Backup Stock Framework or whatever you like since I am not providing you stock or whatever framework :p

Wipe Data/Cache via Stock Recovery Only !!

Wipe Data/cache via Stock Recovery Only !!

Perform One Package flash via Odin

The file name is Arkas 0611.tar.md5

Wait for 5 minutes for the initial Boot which is Long 

Download

I dont feel like talking so I wont talk really .

Bye

The Stock ROM and Odin Thread — January 8, 2012

The Stock ROM and Odin Thread

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 .

Why?

Because Samsung Care guys use Odin to restore your phones 😛 .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?

www.sammobile.com

OR

Here

 

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 😀

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

Method One.

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 .

Seriously .

Take a hike 😛 !!

Did I forget something ?

Leave a comment 

Cheers and Ciao !!!

Arkas 1.6 Patched — December 28, 2011

Arkas 1.6 Patched

It seems 5-10 MB of ROM is unreadable .Thats why you couldnt create files in /system/etc or anywhere in /system .

In some cases Link2SD faulted ,in others the system was totally locked (S-O!!

Anyway ,started and patched from scratch should work now

You can download from the new Arkas-Box.net widget .(Which is a pain like all cloud storages and will be removed )

The new Mediafire Link

Download

Need to check whether the display bug exists or not .

Cheers !!