Help needed for Installing Custom ROM
I've searched for the title but am still confused. I've rooted my SMP 5.0 with Superoneclick.
Now, I'm trying to install the custom-rom Eryigit_Rom_PDA_YP-G70_G70ZCKPA.R.3.5-Defult-Extract-it (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1465144) using Odin 1.85 but nothing is happening.
I've done the following to install the rom.
1. Start the player with holding power and volume-up button, and then tried to install the file using Odin - Nothing happens
2. Started the player. Tried to install using Odin - Nothing happens
Please tell me what am I doing wrong :(
Also, can someone please explain what is the difference between stock and non-stock based roms and what are custom kernels? :-/
can someone please guide me :-/
Please be patient. This is members helping members, not Customer Support. You've only had this posted for a few hours. That may not have been enough time for someone that's willing or able to answer your question to have seen it.
If you haven't received an answer in 24 hours from now I'd bump this again. Until then you'll just have to be patient.
OK, from what I can see skimming the thread the ROM download is a .RAR file which as you should know is similiar to a zip file, so you need to use WINRAR or another compatible program to "unzip" the .rar and get the .tar file and put that in the PDA section of Odin.
Odin flashes .tar files NOT .rar files.
also power and volume up would take you to recovery which is ALL wrong for Odin flashing, Odin flashing is done with the player in DOWNLOAD MODE which is reached with POWER and VOLUME DOWN.
thanks. i've successfully installed the rom.
are there any other ways of installing the rom other with odin?
- BTW, any idea how can I change the Boot Animation on my device (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1053250). Can it also be done through Odin or some other method is required?
- I've downloaded the Samsung-Accuweather-Widgets.rar but I can't install it using Odin. what to do? :confused:
- After installing the ROM, I see an App "Reboot for Eryigit Rom". What is this? :confused:
.tar ROMs are usually flashed with Odin but if you know what your doing they can be flashed with Heimdall, Just follow the EXACT instructions for the specific ROM you flash or you could have many problems.
widgets, not to mentions .rar files are NOT flashed with Odin, again unrar the file and you will most likely have a .APK file if this is the case then you can simply copy the apk to your player then from a file browser on your player click on the apk and it should launch the installer (you will need to check unknown sources if you haven't already).
ONLY ROMS AND KERNELS are flashed with odin, widgets are like apps you install them ON the device.
I suggest you do a search on youtube for android rooting and romming basics, here is one http://youtu.be/GOE7cd8vmEY but I suggest you check out several different videos of this type till you gather a better understanding of the different parts and pieces of android.
disclaimer: not responsible for your device
reboot to recovery (either turn off your device, turn on, then hold power+vol. up, OR reboot to recovery with "Reboot for Eryigit...")
****************make a backup. This is, arguably, the most important step for you.
download whatever bootanimation you want. rename it bootanimation.zip.
go into /system/media
copy the existing bootanimation.zip in /system/media into your SD card, just in case.
move your new bootanimation.zip into /system/media. override the existing one.
go into your file explorer. mount r/w (if you have rootexplorer, it will be on the top right of your screen)
***********IMPORTANT (YOUR DEVICE WILL SOFT BRICK IF YOU DON'T DO THIS)
change the new bootanimation.zip's permissions to rw-r--r--.
(I know you can do this with rootexplorer. I don't know what other file explorer will change permissions, though. also, you can do this through terminal emulator, but this is simpler and easier)
reboot and enjoy.
If the file you use is bad or you messed something up, go back into recovery and restore.
forgot to mention, in order to copy/replace bootanimation.zip (into /system/media), you'll need to mount r/w (read/write)
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