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Samsung Galaxy Ace Technical Thread (Split from the "Hot Deals" thread by qca7e)

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Samsung Galaxy Ace Technical Thread (Split from the "Hot Deals" thread by qca7e)

* Achtung * (nsx, Jan 2012):

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Thank you to all contributors and kevinlekiller for the consolidation (links):

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kevinlekiller wrote:
Jan 1st, 2012 9:41 pm
Since the other links don't work anymore here is a new list:

bleuwave's ICS Final Install guide: http://forums.redflagdeals.com/samsung- ... st13862044

S.Chan's Unlock guide: http://forums.redflagdeals.com/samsung- ... st13871081

Stock modem file: http://forums.redflagdeals.com/samsung- ... st13888955

Stock rom: http://forums.redflagdeals.com/samsung- ... st13931989

bleuwave's Coderom guide: http://forums.redflagdeals.com/samsung- ... st13982770

Hiroshirou's ICS Final tweaked guide: http://forums.redflagdeals.com/samsung- ... st14027158

My ICS Final barebones + settings guide: http://forums.redflagdeals.com/samsung- ... st14029160

Adobe Flash: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthr ... ?t=1359506

Massive Bootanimation Repository: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthr ... ?t=1348731

How to install Boot animations: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpos ... ostcount=1




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I have been able to root, unlock and install cyanogenmod all by myself in one day successfully.

I bought it just a couple of days ago.
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bleuwave wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2011 3:51 pm
I have been able to root, unlock and install cyanogenmod all by myself in one day successfully.

I bought it just a couple of days ago.

Which method did you use? Was it the same firmware as noted above? Did you pay for an unlock or do it via the adb method?

EDIT- reading prior posting at http://forums.redflagdeals.com/samsung- ... b-1089605/
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bleuwave wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2011 3:51 pm
I have been able to root, unlock and install cyanogenmod all by myself in one day successfully.

I bought it just a couple of days ago.

Can you confirm your PDA version was/is S5830DTLKI4 as Avenger mentioned?
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Avenger wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2011 3:59 pm
Which method did you use? Was it the same firmware as noted above? Did you pay for an unlock or do it via the adb method?

EDIT- reading prior posting at http://forums.redflagdeals.com/samsung- ... b-1089605/
wup wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2011 3:59 pm
Can you confirm your PDA version was/is S5830DTLKI4 as Avenger mentioned?



YES, I can confirm my baseband version as S5830DTLKI4.

I even made a guide that I followed myself for everyone else in this very thread LOL here's the link again - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E8D ... YmGnE/edit
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Testing_XP wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2011 4:18 pm
I used FastGSM to unlock a Samsung Gio back in September and plan to do the same with this phone. It's a bit more expensive to unlock an Ice vs. Gio (9.95 vs. 19.95) but the process to unlock my Gio was super easy so I'm leaning towards doing the same with this phone.

Anyone see a reason not to go with FastGSM to unlock this phone?

Yeah. There is a free unlocking method available and it's free.
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bleuwave wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2011 4:20 pm
Yeah. There is a free unlocking method available and it's free.
I know and the process to unlock seems to be pretty easy but I'm afraid I'll find away to screw it up and get stuck with a bricked phone.
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I saw the instructions and agree that you made it super easy but I still prefer not to take any chances.
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bleuwave wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2011 4:10 pm
YES, I can confirm my baseband version as S5830DTLKI4.

I even made a guide that I followed myself for everyone else in this very thread LOL here's the link again - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E8D ... YmGnE/edit

very good guide. i followed this guide and got my phone unlocked.

thxed.
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imknowno wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2011 6:49 pm
Thanks for the unlock guide. Can you post a guide on how to install the cyanogenmod you used?



Hey! Thanks! Glad it helped. Yes, I will make a guide for cyanogenmod too. Hold up. We will be going to "Icecream Sunday 2" flavor of cyanogenmod.

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I modded my koodoo ace last month with cyanomod 7.1 using ClockworkMod Recovery 5.0.2.6 thats found on xda forums.

heres the way i did it (assuming you already rooted and unlocked the phone using schan's method)

1. format an empty sd card
2. copy the clockwordmod to root of sd card.
3. hold home button(the only button the face of the phone) while holding down power button
4. install zip file > clockworkmod
5. restart. and repeat step 3. you should have a new recovery screen (blue instead of orange)
6. (most important step) Backup your phone so you can flash back to stock in case something goes wrong
7. wipe data/factory reset
8. format sd card
9. copy cyanogenmod to the root of sd card
10. just like step 4, install zip file > cyanogenmod

its been several weeks now since i flashed it. i havent had any problems with it at all. bluetooth/3g works perfectly. I did have to calibrate the batteries tho (which is simply charging the battery until the status says full and going to clockworkmod and clearing battery stats and letting it run without charge until it dies)

Im probably going to flash to Icecream sunday 2 soon. it looks really clean and seems to be much more faster even though cyanogenmod 7.1 is already faster than the stock koodoo rom
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imknowno wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2011 6:39 pm
very good guide. i followed this guide and got my phone unlocked.

thxed.

i'm having a hard time searching the "00000000" and finding the blacked our area. It seems like my notepad has a lot more random letters and symbols and i can scan through the document horizontally too (you can only scroll vertically on the screenshot). It's making it tough, you experience that?
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akalic wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2011 7:24 pm
i'm having a hard time searching the "00000000" and finding the blacked our area. It seems like my notepad has a lot more random letters and symbols and i can scan through the document horizontally too (you can only scroll vertically on the screenshot). It's making it tough, you experience that?

Go to Format in the menu bar and select "Word wrap" in Notepad.

Screenshot

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Note: If you're reading this and are still not able to sort through the bml5.img file to find your eight digit numeric unlock code, upload your bml5.img file to mediafire.com and pm me with the link.
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didn't get trouble
now works with speaking
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i haven't encountered anything that's distinctly a black bar..just some black dots here and there..

my wordpad opens up microsoft word so i used notepad like in your screenshot

does it hurt to keep trying unlock codes until it's successful (as in finding 8 digits in the text)?
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