Thanks, and it's not that big a deal. Just a few euro and a new found reluctance to flash things immediately post-release. I've paid for a jtag unbrick in sheffield, with a place called fonefunshop. Ended up costing £39 all in, which is more expensive than a portuguese guy I found doing it on ebay, who's feedback history included a lot of €1 connectors and jigs, and only a couple of jtags. I feel safer sending it to a shop, and with it only being in the UK, I might get it back quicker. Couldn't find anyone in Ireland doing it. Fonemenders would likely just send it off and charge a commission on top. From what I read about them, they specialise in screen replacements, and anything more complex is sent away. Hoping to send it off tomorrow, and get it back in a week or 2. I'll keep people here posted on the service, for reference.
Also, the only jtag references I could find in Ireland were to do with xbox.
I've an S2 which i'm running lite'ning ROM v6.1
I've noticed that every so often the SD card unmounts itself for no reason. Sometimes it could be after listening to music.
don't know what I can do to fix it? It results in having to turn phone off/on to get the card mounted again.
I've tried taking out the card, giving it a good clean and putting it back, but to no avail.
FM Radio available now using Spirit FM radio app
Regards j tag. I hard bricked mine. Sent it to a guy named Josh in the States, he has you tube video (j tag s2 or something) . End result phone unbricked. 50 bucks + post. I recommend.
I rooted and installed Litening ROM about 8 months ago on my phone and had no problems doing so:
Here's my details on kernals/baseband etc...
what i'd like to know is what other ROM's are suitable for me to download and flash?
I mean, could someone link me to the correct version of a ROM that I can try out.
Also, its been ages since I did a flash, would someone be kind to point me to a noob type guide on flashing please
I would recommend giving CyanogenMod 9 a try. They are still on experimental builds, but I'm not sure what doesn't work at this stage. What you should do is check automatically backup & restore apps and settings (think it's in settings>privacy). Then backup all your texts with 'sms backup and restore', then if you want back up your call log with 'call log backup and restore'. Then download the latest nightly and place it on your internal sd card. And also download latest Google apps (that is link to actual download)
Reboot into recovery (should be an option if you have extended power menu, CWM manager or ROM manager)
In recovery go to backup and restore and do a backup.
Then wipe data/factory reset
Wipe cache partition
Install zip from sd card (and pick CM9)
Install Gapps (otherwise you will have no market, gmail, maps)
Wipe data/factory reset again
When you sign in to your gmail account your apps should automatically reappear (note titanium backup will not work with this ROM -you could use astro or app list backup)
Full instructions here
Sorry the page to download the ROM from should be the link behind Latest Nightly, the top one is the most recent.
I copied the download link address from the Cyanogen Wiki site for the google apps download link, if it doesn't work you should be able to find it from a link on the full instructions page I linked to at the bottom. Can't check them now as at home and have rubbish broadband connection.
Titanium backup does work, I've been using it no problems with CM9 for months now. They only say don't use it to restore apps/data as some file paths change between pre-cm9 rom and cm9. That and a minor issue when the mount points were changed. But aside from that it works fine.
Switched from Simplistic ICS to Pure ICS (7.3) and it's great so far, not having any of the issues I had before
if anyone is looking for the TouchWiz clock package for ICS (with Timer/ Stopwatch)
There's a working version of it made here:
Huh, the smart alarm works for me with it, odd.
There was a link to some extra tones taken from the Nexus (link gone now, but I found them below) and I find the "Cesium", "Hassium" or "Fermium" ones less jarring for a wake up alarm.
I'm getting a weird thing in Messaging now where my texts get stuck saying "Sending..." at the bottom (but I think they're sending), then if I reboot they say "Failed".
I've not noticed the text issue - but I rarely send text. About the only one I've sent recently was to re-register vibre. But that worked without issue.
Update, having read through the XDA thread again...it seems the jtag won't work. the eMMC chip is fried, and it needs a whole new MoBo. Typical, the same day I pay for the jtag fix, someone posted over there saying the jtag didn't work! I'm gonna try fonemenders when I get it back, and see what happens. Some reports of warranty fixes over on xda.
Be careful when flashing!!!