Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Samsung I5700 (Galaxy SPICA) Android 2.1 Flashing Guide (Updated)


***** USE THIS GUIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK !  *******
***** DO NOT BLAME ME FOR BRICKED DEVICES ******


What you need : 

The firmware : I570EDDJB2 in my case. (Unreleased Android 2.1 (Eclair) firmware from Samsung).
Multiloader application and Spica OPS (Odin_v4_03.exe + spica.ops) : Odin_v4_03.zip
*** Please use the new spica_jc3.ops file for the firmwares I5700XXJBA, I570EXXJC3 I570EXXJC5
Drivers for I5700 : drv5700.zip
Samsung USB Cable

Before you start : 
Backup your data !
Remove the SIM lock if any.
Create a folder and extract all files listed above + the firmware (do not extract the tar file from within the firmware)
Ensure your phones battery is sufficiently charged (and your laptops battery too if you live in a country like ours lol ;-))
Shutdown any service/software which could be using the USB port, especially the Samsung PC suite. - Very Important

Flashing :

Edit : You should probably do a hard reset before you start by punching in the following code on the phone *2767*3855#

1. Shutdown your phone and remove the SDCARD and the SIM 


2. Put the phone in "Download Mode" by pressing Volume Down + Camera + Power button.
Image Courtesy : samdroid.net
3. Connect the Phone to the PC using USB
4. Install drivers using the drv5700 files- A lot of guys are going wrong here.  Open your device manager and ensure the two Samsung devices are shown properly before you go ahead.(circled in red) - see image below :


4a. Disconnect phone from the USB. *** (Very Important), thanks to Srikanth Kapa (For all you guys having problems with "Setup Connection"
5. Open Odin Multi Downloader v4.03.exe and then reconnect the phone, you should see the a COM port number with a yellow background.
6. Select the files as shown in the image below : 

Image Courtesy : samdroid.net
If you are using some other firmware and there is only one tar file select Option : One Package and load the file under One Package TAB.

Cross check the files and if you need to change anything click on "Reset Files" and select files again.

7. Once you are ready hit the START button. DO NOT DISCONNECT the phone until the firmware download completes.

8.Watch the "Message: window and wait till it shows <1> Close serial port and wait until rebooting.- This usually takes not more than 1-3 minutes.

9. At this point your flashing is complete and the device should be automatically rebooting, once the reboot is complete unplug the USB cable and flick open the Eclair green locking slider ;-)

Congrats !!! Welcome to the delicious ECLAIR club :-)

Issues : 

Google Maps seems to be a bit temperamental (Upgraded to ver 4.0.0 from the new 2.1 Market). Phone has hung a couple of times but nothing really serious.

New Features : 

Multiple Accounts Support
Exchange Support - No Calendar support or GAL lookup.
Camera now has Scene mode, White balance, Color effect
Search across the device including SMS/MMS
HTML5 Support in the browser.
Live Wallpapers
Refreshed UI


Hopefully Samsung will include pinch and zoom in the final release version :-)

Thanks to the guys at : 

Screen Shots : 


  

 
  
  
 

937 comments:

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Teja said...

thnks for the quick replies:),, i'm new to android and was wondering if this phone is a good buy??(nokia 5800 and corby pro b5310 are my other options)
and do all versions of android support all apps or each version has its own apps..i mean do cupcake apps run with eclair and vice versa?? thnk u..

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Teja - those phone don't even stand a chance with android ! apps do have backward compatibility but that really depends on the application. Trust me it is not an issue. If you want a good phone right now .. especially at this price.. this is the phone to buy.

Halotracer said...

@wahyu --- are you trying to put the phone to download mode with :
1.the phone connected to the PC or
2.with out powering it of ?

both these ways it will not work :
you need to disconnect the phone
then power it of
the try the key combinations
the "+" indicates simultaneous pressing of the 3 buttons.... :)

mohammed said...

salam sameer..
after flashing phone, the IMEI now is:0000000000000000..
please, help.
thanks

Halotracer said...

@Teja ...
@Sameer .... I would suggest you guys to change the "home assistant" the default is "pantheon"(drains lot of memory and battery) -- replace it with pandaHome/openHome/aHome all the remaining apps will start working smoothly once you get rid of "pantheon"

a humble suggestion... hope it helps.... :)

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mohammed said...

salam sameer..
after flashing phone, the IMEI now is:0000000000000000.
please, I need ur help if possible.
thanks a lot..

Teja said...

one last question before i 'll run and buy the phone:)
do java apps and games run on android??
like i have paid medical dictionary and english dictionary..can u tell me any site where someone can port them to android:) thnks
i m noob at this software stuff:)

Shaji said...

Hi sameer, though I was a bit apprehensive. I did try it today. And was successful but by not using the csc file.
2.1 is a bit sluggish but it is fun. Looking forward to have the live wallpaper. Thanks. For the posts it was very helpful. Only thing I noticed was that when the flash failed with the csc fileand odin gave an error and exited the phone gave me a shock as when I removed the batter to stop from bricking, it showed on the screen a set of icons with the symbols of mobile the computer and an alert symbol. But then I again switched off connected the cable and switched. On and reflashed without the cache and it worked
Flashed in 1 mind 20 seconds showing a status bar on the phone about the progress. Thanks a lot.
Shaji.

himanshu said...

i got upto 4th step & after that Odin Multi Downloader does not open please advice how to go about

Ganesh said...

Hi sameer ,

I got My Samsung I5700 yesterday i wuld like to flash it to 2.1 , can u help me , where r u from i m from chennai , r u from chennai

martin said...

hi , can i know I570EXXJC5 firmware can install on asia samsung spica i brought it in singapore ? is there a way ?

Teja said...

and another thing - is screen resolution 65 k colours or 16 million colours?? the retail package says 65 k but review sites say 16 million..thnks

Sameer Prabhakar said...

sorry guys .. was under the weather here for a while..

@ Mohammed - you should try reflashing again.

@ Teja - the Android 'Market' has more than 20,000 applications, I am sure you can find anything and everything you want there.

@ Himanshu - odin might be corrupted, try downloading again.

@ ganesh - I am from pune.

@ Martin - not sure what you are trying to say.

@ Teja - 65 K i would think..

Mira said...

Hello,
I have a big problem - i did all steps of update, everything was fine. After reboot it gives me "error" my Spica crush...and only restart again and again...i try to update few times, but nothing change. Other strange thing - i don't have recovery mode?! Give me some advice what to do

Teja said...

can the video recording in the galaxy(within its limitations) be improved like in the moto droid??
just saw a video on youtube for droid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68WTm9wbNdE&feature=player_embedded

Justifyall said...

Hi
Sorry to disturb, but it seems that 1. I cannot get GPRS on the 2.1

2. Also, how do we unroot the phone to enable my phone to connect to an ad-hoc wifi network.

It works wonderfully thanks to you!

Gall

Lakshmi said...

Hi Sameer.. I am a proud owner of i5700.. What makes it more special is that i got it as a gift..

One thing that i have noticed about the phone is its battery back-up which is feel is very less. It just manages to cover the day for me. Though most of the time through out the day i dont have any applications running on my phone.

What i would like to know is whether this issue is faced by others too though the official website boasts of a very excellent battery back-up.

xbert said...

Hi,
can flash samsung jet with this fw
please help me

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Mira - you should try to reflash, although its not clear what your error is.

@ Teja - I am not sure about that.

@ Lakshmi - Battery on the stock 1.5 should be better, I am a bit surprised...although you should could use something like Advanced Task Manager to kill processes that are not required every 1-2 hours to save battery, once installed you should exclude applications which are required and then just use the "Press to End" widget provided which comes with the app. Hope this helps. BTW I agree it makes a great gift :-)

@ Justifyall - you should cross the check the APN settings with ur service provider, this ROM does have issues with GPRS at times.

@ xbert - this firmware is only for the Samsung Galaxy SPICA I5700! DO NOT TRY TO FLASH any other phone with this.

sipart said...

2.1 official release :-)

http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/17/samsung-galaxy-spica-grows-up-to-android-2-1/

Saqib said...

hi Sameer nice work going there bro but there are few problems i am unable to flash any ROm

kindly share with us that what is working and what isnt working and how is the latest build JC5

Krishnanand S said...

Hi I am from Bangalore, India. and I have flashed i5700XXJC5 FW from samdroid forum. Its a Mod with Live wall paper picker and a LK launcher with some goodies (APKs). It works fine on my phone. A note of caution to those who are not aware. Please read all the instructions before flashing as you may not brick your phone but may lose ur IMEI which is as good as bricking the phone. Please try to follow exact instructions never select all the options as and how you want. Many people have lost their IMEI. Its not possible to restore easily even by Samsung care centre as the device is new.

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Shaji said...

Hi Sameer, The following link has some news on the official update
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-Spica-Tastes-Android-2-1-137677.shtml

chromsru said...

hi Sameer I just wanted to know how much free ram (not rom where u install apps) you have on a fresh boot.... many sites say i5700 has 128mb total ram ...but i have seen many actual phone users posting that they have around 140mb free ram which suggests that the total ram must bee some where in the 256MB range since some of the ram is used to load the OS and other essential applications ? So can you please check and tell me the free and total ram on the i5700
thanks a ton :)

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Chromsru - I am not able to install any apps as of now.. once I resolve this I will install Peak Memory Usage and let you know the RAM usage. It does not feel more than 128 MB though lol.

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Shaji - I have posted the news earlier from engadget.

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Sipart - Thanks for the headsup.. I was actually reading that news at the same time time lol.

V.Bharanidharan said...

Sameer,

Have you figured out how to install official release ?

I tried thr' PC Studio, but it couldn't even recognize my phone ...

chromsru said...

k :) thanks

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ V.B. It is not yet released in India.

Saqib said...

a request to every one who keeps on checking the and gets the official release in india let us know about ur experience

as its not available in Pakistan or asia yet it just rolled out in germany only at the moment

ViKiD™ said...

Actually the frmware not been officially released in germany also....only the experimental firmware (i570EXXJCB) IS out...which btw is german by default...you can grab it off samandroid ..... in order to root it you will have to grab a seperate PDA file off leshak's forum....then upload it using odin after you have successfully flashed your phone with i570EXXJCB ... the firmware is the most stable one so far...but as usual itll be better if you not use pantheon and install the updated N1 launcher2.... no live wallpapers by default...the phone much zippier than before with more free RAM ....home screen transitions are super smooth....one important thing....THE DEFAULT LANGUAGE IS GERMAN ...SO DONT INSTALL UNLESS YOU KNOW WHERE THE LANGUAGE SETTINGS ARE!!!

SONU said...

is thr any firmware 4 galaxy 17500

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Sonu - unfortunately the I7500 doesn't seem to be getting a 2.1 update.

Manu Parameswaran said...

@Teja: You may try this if you wish. http://forum.samdroid.net/threads/293-Mod-UsefulMod-v2. It is customized light-wait mod with Live Wallpaper.

Of course, as mentioned earlier do it at your own risk.

Nicholas said...

Any idea how to flash the newest JCB firmware? its single filed. i tried using it as pda, and single file integrate. no luck. any ideas? do we have to flash to another version before using this?

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Vikid - do you have the link to the PDA file you are talking about ? Looks like I need to try this new i570EXXJCB firmware.. I am getting a download unsuccessful error..

Thanks.

ViKiD™ said...

Hmmm...there should be no errors while flashing with I570EXXJCB as such... i flashed it without PDA format and using the new Spica_jc3.ops ....

I got the PDA from :

http://forum.samdroid.net/threads/252-New-JCB-with-Root-(-busybox-remount)-v3-upd-03-17

But afaik the PDA is only for rooting purposes.. :)

ViKiD™ said...

Also i removed Pantheon , launcher2 (nexus One) and some more stupid apps ... instead i bought aHome and installed it.... there is no noticeable Lag now...its amazingly smoooth!

Plus awesome tweakability...

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Vikid - I have been reading up this post (or rather trying to understand the translated page ;-)

http://bit.ly/9k3zF4

The file - I570XXJC3_with_Root_PDA.7z (rapidshare | yandex) looks like the new firmware with the rooted kernel.

Also there is a link above which points to : Boot_and_Phone_from_JB4.7z

Do you think I should be using the files from this or should I just flash the firmware by selecting "One Package"

Thanks for the help.

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Nicholas - I am gonna try the new firmware as you can see.. will post the results once I do it.

ViKiD™ said...

Nopes dont use the modded firmwares... they seem to be having problems with the Indian Phones...Dunno why ...

First download the Original one from here : (registration is free)

http://samsung-firmware.webs.com/WEBPROTECT-samsungandroidi5700.htm

Get the I570EXXJCB file along with the New Spica_Jc3 OPS file...Use the One Package Option. (Do not use check Debug only)

Then .... after the phone has rebooted... get into Download mode again and using Odin (with the Spica_jc3.OPS) add the PDA file you just downloaded and flash away...

* One note : After you download the Root_LkUpdate_v3_PDA and extract it once you will get a another Root_LkUpdate_v3_PDA file without any extension .... so just add .tar or .rar extension and open it using Winrar and extract the main .tar file present here....

now use this Root_LkUpdate_v3_PDA.tar file to flash PDA :)

Let me put it like this :

Root_LkUpdate_v3_PDA > extract > Root_LkUpdate_v3_PDA ( No- Extension , So add .tar or .rar) > again extract > Now use the final file Root_LkUpdate_v3_PDA.tar ..

Hope this helps...

Nicholas said...

Thanks every one. Oh, and one more thing, can i flash xeil5 and use the csc from jb3? thats my area. can i do this for other firmwares too? including jcb?

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Vikid - Thanks for the head up .. gonna try this when I get home tonight.. fingers crossed.

ViKiD™ said...

Do keep us posted! :D

Nicholas said...

@ViKiD
What firmware did you use before this update?

blogdog said...

I did everything right but I get stuck at <1> Setup Connection in the ODIN Window..

I uninstalled all the Softwares including NPS and used drivers as Sameer said..but I still cant get it done!

PLEASE HELP!!

jus_another_blogger said...

Step 4: Install drivers using the drv5700 files- A lot of guys are going wrong here..

Not sure you answered this already.. can you elaborate this step a little further? In download mode the drivers that are getting installed for me doesnt have "Android" in the name and hence Odin is not able to connect to my phone while flashing :( Any suggestions?

Odin shows com port mapping as (COM 9) and I see the message - "<1> --- cannot open the usb serial port. code:5"

jiaqin said...

so i cant use bluetooth on version 1.5? just brought it in sg

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Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Blogdog - hope you managed to save your phone.. whenever this happens you should removed the battery and then disconnect the phone.. Most guys have reported that this saves your phone from bricking. Although I cannot be sure about it.

@ Jus_another - I suggest you wait for the official version, which is already released and your country should get it soon.

@ Jianqin - not sure what you mean here.

@ Vikid - I have decided to wait till Sunday before I reflash the phone.. Don't want to make haste here. I will do it on Sunday and report what happens.

ViKiD™ said...

@nicholas

1 st was on DDJB2 > Then I5700XXJB3 with leshak's root mod > And now on I570EXXJCB ....

@just_another_blogger

Uninstall everything related to Samsung....

Then Install NPS and then the USB driver setup present on the CD ....

After that enable debugging mode on your phone ... and connect it..

Now it should be able to install all the drivers...

Let me know if it worked...

@Sameer

Abe try na asap! :P

Also if you want aHome let me know..

ViKiD™ said...

Also after this put your phone in download mode and then connect...

Or just download KIES.

jus_another_blogger said...

thank you.. I finally managed to get I570EXXJCB on my phone, here are the details if anyone is interested. The default language is German, I have given steps below to change to English

http://think-tek.blogspot.com/2010/03/samsung-spica-i5700-android-21-update.html

krzysztof240681 said...

Hello, I read somewhere, if i have I5700XXIK2 firmware I cant strait go to JC5 is that true?

2) How to make a copy of my firmware?

Nicholas said...

K. Thanks ViKiD. And to everyone with setup connections problem, first, with your phone connected and in download mode, if you dont see the port number and having it highlighted in yellow, unplug, and plug again. wait for 5 seconds. if still no luck, take out the battery and retry.
note: this is meant to be done with a fresh opening of odin, and the download mode, not when you are half way done.

hope this helps.

Nicholas said...

@ViKiD
I tried, all i get is a triangle with an exclamation mark infront of it. that is when i boot the phone.

ViKiD™ said...

@Nicholas are you using the correct ops file??
As in the spica_jc3.ops??

ker0ltjuh said...

how can i install de spica drivers? where do i have to put the files?

Nicholas said...

@ViKiD
Yes.
@ker0ltjuh
just install it from the cd you got with your phone. drivers are in it. thats the easiest way. just make sure pc studio is not running when you flash for safety reasons.

ViKiD™ said...

@Nicholas try this ....

Put your phone in download mode and connect it to odin .... not check Debug only and PDA format ....

was for a minute or so then remove battery and connect again ....

This time uncheck the Debug only option...

Select One Package if you are using the single file version of the firmware...

and then let it flash...

ViKiD™ said...

* now check Debug Only and PDA format

PS: Do not interrupt if odin continues to flash after FORMATTING.

Disconnect only if you get stuck at the Setup connection.... message.

Nicholas said...

I will try that, but, is there a way i can install it without the csc files?(cache) like deleting it with 7zip? so i can retain my language and apn?

Nicholas said...

Oh, and vikid, can you give me your msn? makes it easier to communicate. You can send through email if you dont want anyone to see it? do alert me tho, so i can check for you email?

ViKiD™ said...

No problem....

But how can i get your email address?

I cant access your blogger profile...

Nicholas said...

I tried, did not work D=

ViKiD™ said...

Ok i need this info...

Which firmware were you on before you tried this...
Which firmware are you trying to flash to...

Is it a single package or different files?
And the contents of the OPS file you are using...(open it in notepad)

Nicholas said...

1) DXJB3
2) JCB
3) For JB3, 4 files. JCB, 1.
4) When i flash JB3, i used the original ops file. When i flashed JCB, i used the ops file for the jc3.

ViKiD™ said...

Try going back to DDJB2 and then going to Either :

1: XXJC3 and then XXJCB

2: or directly XXJCB

chandu said...

Hey sameer... please help me out... I was able to successfully do the following..

Download Start...
<0> Create File...
<1> StartThread Detected : 1
<2> StartThread Detected : 0
<3> StartThread Detected : 0
<4> StartThread Detected : 0
<5> StartThread Detected : 0
<6> StartThread Detected : 0
<7> StartThread Detected : 0
<8> StartThread Detected : 0
<1> setup connection...
<1> odin mode.. check plcatform verification.
<1> START!!!
<1> check download environment.
<1> boot.bin download..
<1> 1/8 Finished.
<1> Sbl.bin download..
<1> 2/8 Finished.
<1> logo.png download..
<1> 3/8 Finished.
<1> zImage download..
<1> 4/8 Finished.
<1> factoryfs.rfs download..
<1> 5/8 Finished.
<1> datafs.rfs download..
<1> 6/8 Finished.
<1> cache.rfs download..
<1> 7/8 Finished.
<1> modem.bin download..
<1> 8/8 Finished.
<1> reset pda..
<0> Started Timer
<1> Close serial port and wait until rebooting.
<1> PASS!!!
<0> Destroy instant..
<0> Killed timer

After that, when i try to restart, it just hangs up at the samsung boot screen. please help me sameer..

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Chandu - I think you should try to reflash. Good luck

chandu said...

I tried doing that atleast 5 times till now.. its alwys the same.. I tried it with debug option checked as well.. and then I unchecked the csc and tried again... BTW.. it was the I5700DXJB3 I am trying to install.. I am able to put the phone in download mode.. so will I be able to atleast load the original version now?? Please help me.. Any suggestion is most welcome.. please..

Bembie said...

my baseband version is : i5700DXJA1
build number cupcake.dxja1

which file is work for my phone?
spica.ops or spica_jc3.ops

note :
i have tried to upgrade from the official website, and i had downloaded the newer version of NPS to upgrade my phone to android 2.1 from samsung official website but it's not working

when i choose update device it's said "The devise is not supported, the device you have chose does not support software upgrade"

chandu said...

I have tried reflashing atleast 5 times till now.. I tried it first by checking the debug option, then by unchecking the CSC.. it is still the same... and the firmware I am trying is I5700DXJB3... is it got to do with the firmware which I downloaded.. I am able to get into downloading mode though.. please help me... any suggestion is most welcome..

Bembie said...

my baseband version is : i5700DXJA1
build number cupcake.dxja1

which file is work for my phone?
spica.ops or spica_jc3.ops

note :
i have tried to upgrade from the official website, and i had downloaded the newer version of NPS to upgrade my phone to android 2.1 from samsung official website but it's not working

when i choose update device it's said "The devise is not supported, the device you have chose does not support software upgrade"

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Chandu - why don't you try the I570EXXJCB firmware.

chandu said...

can we do that sameer.. I checked in the samsung-firmware.webs.com.... I thought only two versions were available for asia.. can i try installing other than those two.. i mean.. will it cause any problems??

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ chandu - you use any firmware.. this one is a german one .. so u just have to change the language ..

chandu said...

hmm.. i am downloadin the firmware from http://rs615.rapidshare.com/files/364503956/I570EXXJCB.zip .. I will keep you updated once i am done with the flashing.. thanks for the quick assistance sameer..

chandu said...

Thanks a lot sameer.. I finally managed to install the german version of android 2.1.. the look and feel are pretty good.. but one more request.. please let me know how to change the language to english.. and thanks a ton for ur help..

Sameer Prabhakar said...
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Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Chandu - Follow these steps :
http://think-tek.blogspot.com/2010/03/samsung-spica-i5700-android-21-update.html

Anonymous said...

Been there, done that. it seems i have a prob with the single filed firmwares. for the others, i flash it well.
PS, this is my other account. I posted as nicholas.

ViKiD™ said...

Guys do remove Pantheon and install some other launcher...it drains battery like anything...not to mention makes the phone sluggish...

Krishnanand S said...

Flashed JCB 2.1. and then with LkMod_2.4.1 by Leshak to get roots and live wall papers. BSNL 3G works fine, but have to set APN manually. Anyone needs any help regarding the FW can ask.

ViKiD™ said...

@ Nicholas you sure you are checking the One Package Option?

Also which version of Odin?

Nicholas said...

@ViKiD
Yes. My version is the latest. 4.03 i believe.

ViKiD™ said...

Hmmm..this is really really weird...

Ok one final thing...upload a screenshot of the odin screen just before you are about to flash...with XXJCB ...

also have you disabled the Sim Lock?

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Sucessfully reflashed the I570EXXJCB with the Root_LkUpdate_v3_PDA .. just this minute .. everything looks ok..

@ special thanks to VIKID.. :-)

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ VIKID - where did u get aHome from ?

ViKiD™ said...

Daym im flattered ....

Neways i bought it off the Android Market ....

In order to access the international Market you'll have to use MarketEnabler.. :)

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ VIKID - did you offer me a copy of that in ur comments earlier ? lol ..

another question - what are you using for live wallpapers ?

I had earlier installed livewallpaperpicker ..but the trouble was that the live wallpaper only showed up when the screen was locked :-|

ViKiD™ said...

Errr...Dun remember :P Hehe!

Try the LiveWallpaperPicker again that was in your other guide...It was working perfectly for me with the nexus one launcher...(Launcher2.apk)

Or just install the LkMod_2.4.1 .... it already has the Helix Launcher and the LiveWallpaper picker...

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ LiveWallpaperPicker is crashing on me .. lets see .. I don't want to go back to the 2.4.1 mod though .. the size difference is too much..

Anyways thanks for all the inputs .. I was a being a bit lazy this time around .. gonna hit the bunk now .. thanks again.. I will post an update soon withe some delicious screenshots :-)

ViKiD™ said...

Some Screenshots ....

http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/4818/34443380.png
http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/5368/40963790.png
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/2726/33243866.png
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/8349/17306164.png
http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/8517/78685786.png
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/3702/24923031.png
http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/4549/24974849.png
http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/1490/83368496.png
http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/9931/28424843.png
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Shaji said...

Hi Sameer,
I also updated to the German version.. no more sluggishness anymore. Like you the live wallpaper seems to be force closing. If you manage to fix it do post it.
Shaji

Nicholas said...

Its all that i should. its detected, single packaged checked, file put in the Integrate package option. debug only not checked, everything normal. The rest of the options i left it default, spica jc3 file too.

Nicholas said...

Sameer, what firmware were you using before this?

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Nicholas - I was using I570EDDJB2 before this.

@ Vikid - BTW the download unsuccessful error is back.. $#$#$# :-(

Although the new firmware is more stable and I managed to install Open Home ;-)

Nicholas said...

@Sameer
To fix the download error, you have to add APN manually. As for me, i cant even flash this. Ill be reverting to dxjb3, and waiting for the update. thanks to all for the effort.

Shaji said...

Hi Sameer,
I had initially not updated the PDA. Just now did a reset and then
I updated the PDA files with Root_LkUpdate_v3_PDA and the live wall papers seems to be working great without issues.

Only issue I find is that initially the internal memory widget used to show 192 MB as the size of memory, but now it is showing only 147 MB. Looks like the new ROM is eating my RAM:-)

vishal said...

sameer,

hi,

can U post tutorial for that

i have already updated to i570EDDJB2

PL TELL ME CAN I UPDATE TO "I570EXXJCB" ?

REGARD VISHAL GALA

ViKiD™ said...

@Nicholas

Damn bro..this really sad...

@Sameer ...

You mean your not able to download apps from the market?
This is the first time i have come across this issue for the XXJCB ...

Neways try flashing your phone with XXJCB with the CSC from DDJB2 ...

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ VIKID - yes the phone won't download from the MARKET. somebody suggested

running the following commands :
That problem is because a configuration file is corrupted. You can flash CSC file or you can do this:

1. adb remount
2. adb shell
3. su
4. rm /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/settings.db
5. reboot (or manual restart your phone)

and now the phone won't boot ! .. stuck at the samsung LOGO.. guess I will have to try flashing the csc file when I get home... not a good feeling not having a working phone lol ..

ViKiD™ said...

Yep the shell caused this plenty of times
...
Safest bet is to flash with the DDJB2 CSC....

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ VIKID - another question here .. I tried flashing only the CSC file and ODIN says .. check the image files ! whats going wrong ?

Thanks for all the help.

Sameer Prabhakar said...

Also which .ops file did you use ?
do we have to select DEBUT ONLY option ?

Manoj Kumar said...

I am new to whole game!!! will you explain in detail about how to install the given usb driver. I will wait for your answer.

ViKiD™ said...

@Sameer

CSC files need to be flashed with the original firmware file.

It doesn't work if a One Package firmware has been used.

I also tried it with the JC3 firmware.

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ VIKID - hmm .. then what you are saying is to go back to i570EDDJB2 firmware ?

ViKiD™ said...

NANA!

Flash to XXJCB using One Package and just add the CSC file from DDJB2 package.... :) (Just select it while doing the same)

Krishnanand S said...

@Sammer
Why don't you try re-flashing the CSC with Leshaks LKMOD for getting root on your i5700. This way you will not lose your data and applications. Though, I have not tried this. All the best....

Sameer Prabhakar said...

Well I reflahed XXJCB and haven't rooted it yet.. I am suspecting rooting is the cause of this error.

ViKiD™ said...

Nopes it isn't...its most probably a bad flash....

Because i am also using the same files and so is a classmate of mine... and i flashed his phone in the same manner :)

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ VIKID - well I am not taking the chance right now .. I can live without a ROOT right now :-)

debamishra said...

Hi Please somebody help, i do not know what i did wrong everything went successfully and odin also passed but reboot is not happening.its stuck in the screen with strange sign. i manually rebooted still no good.

Sameer Prabhakar said...

Deba - Please try reflashing, and if setup gets stuck your best bet is to remove the battery and hopefully your phone won't brick. Good Luck.

debamishra said...

Do you think it got stuck, i did not face any probs till that point , i do not how to attach scree shots here, but ODIN still shows everything ok. BLue PASS

Download Start...
<0> Create File...
<1> StartThread Detected : 1
<2> StartThread Detected : 0
<3> StartThread Detected : 0
<4> StartThread Detected : 0
<5> StartThread Detected : 0
<6> StartThread Detected : 0
<7> StartThread Detected : 0
<8> StartThread Detected : 0
<1> setup connection...
<1> odin mode.. check plcatform verification.
<1> START!!!
<1> check download environment.
<1> zImage download..
<1> 1/5 Finished.
<1> factoryfs.rfs download..
<1> 2/5 Finished.
<1> datafs.rfs download..
<1> 3/5 Finished.
<1> cache.rfs download..
<1> 4/5 Finished.
<1> modem.bin download..
<1> 5/5 Finished.
<1> reset pda..
<0> Started Timer
<1> Close serial port and wait until rebooting.
<1> PASS!!!
<0> Destroy instant..
<0> Killed timer
looks right right?

Sameer Prabhakar said...

That looks right to me .. just reflash and you should be fine.

debamishra said...

Just for curiosity, did you get any USB can perform faster during the process and some ! exclamation mark inside a triangle with a phone symbol during this update? i am stuck that point after around 6.2 minutes or so

Sameer Prabhakar said...

USB can perform faster can be safely ignored but the exclamation mark with a triangle is serious.. your only option is a reflash.

debamishra said...

flashed for third time, same odin success but the screen is blank with symbols i mntioned , should i go back to DDJB again

Sameer Prabhakar said...

If everything else fails you can try that.. can you tell me what options have you selected in ODIN ?

debamishra said...

one package-on,reboot-on,protectops-on,reset time 300-on debug only -off
E:\Downloads\SOFT\I570EXXJCB\I570EXXJCB.tar -package file
E:\Downloads\SOFT\Odin4_03-Spica_ops\spica.ops-spica

Sameer Prabhakar said...

Deba - your .ops file is wrong.. use the new file.

http://favicon.greaky.com/files/spica_jc3.ops?attredirects=0&d=1

debamishra said...

Thanks man, i knew something was wring, i have already flashed it back to ddjb2 , iwll try again with new one i got it from http://think-tek.blogspot.com/2010/03/samsung-spica-i5700-android-21-update.html?showComment=1269368342283_AIe9_BFouo3c1VC5SwUi0R1G49_Ub1A1MygBj47T180bKheOQFc3J2bG9HWeqNnO8SPkcsCGZgexIzf6jvSBT6SqaUPuJm7I7uGcX2Aa0x6_QMQLow5j_1uCnZkLuL1KNwlYhJWEPpYWlu2Ppm0r7OJPAq-rXETPpufIM3CW11eEswEESv7H0yuHlA-bPdJac_6RMEIAjgpQkpSTO00tfTiNR2E_DaRCHFU6kqG_52ARJm0vdv3fomX9S4e4rwWI1Mrj43SI7DPC#c5557358800282640708
i knew somwhere it was mnetioned to use new ops , i thought this is the new one, thanks again

debamishra said...

hey by the way is ddjb2 is also 2.1, when i flashed it back it showed me 2.1 firmware? how come, my previous version was DDJB2

debamishra said...

Done and dusted, whats next :-), any specific suggestions

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Deba - soak in the delicious arome of eclair ;-) btw DDJB2 was the first 2.1 update for I5700

BTW I will be posting my list of must have apps soon ..

Sameer Prabhakar said...

Aroma even ..$$##F%ing typos .. lol

vishal said...

sameer,

hi,

can U post tutorial for that

i have already updated to i570EDDJB2

PL TELL ME CAN I UPDATE TO "I570EXXJCB" ?

REGARD VISHAL GALA

debamishra said...

hey Sameer,what is this pantheon thing that you did,is it slow, and ahome PDA, is it ok. DO you have any user guide or nay stuff for customizatin . I heard before there are more home screens than 1.5 , but after upgrade i can only see 3 home screens as before.I installed handcent and its too slow.i do not see chompsms for 2.1 , do you know any othe messaging client

debamishra said...

hey Vishal, You can, i did it yesterday, just use the new ops file spica_js.ops

ViKiD™ said...

You can add more home screens in XXJCB but pressing the menus button and clicking on the pencil icon...

sgx100 said...

Hi Sameer,

First up I must put my hands together for putting up such a lovely flashing guide and being so patient and helpful to all the folks here :).

YOU ROCK !!!

I have a few questions :

1. Can this firmware be applied to Samsung i7500?

2. Did you back the original firmware ? If yes...what is the best way to backup the original firmware. I am asking this because if we need to take the phone to the Samsung service center during warranty the firmware should be 1.5 Cupcake and not 2.1 Eclair ;)

3. What wud you recommend..Samsung i5700 or Samsung i7500

4. What according to you is the stablest firmware on the Galaxy Spica ?

Also, waiting for your inputs on ur favorite apps.

Looking to hear from you soon

SGX100

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ sgx100 - Thanks for the kind words :-).

Here is what u wanted to know :

1. NO, this is only for I5700
2. No. if something goes wrong there are plenty of 1.5 firmwares which can be used to reflash.

3. I5700 - definitely, better processor, official 2.1 upgrade and cheaper :-)

4. I570EXXJCB

Hope this helps.

vishal said...

sameer,

how is "xxjcb" ?
can i upgrade or stay on "DDJB2"

want yr reply .......pl

i will upgrade only if u say yes
pl give reply................

thnks
vishal gala-mumbai

vishal said...
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Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ VISHAL - XXJCB is the most stable I have used.. definitely recommend moving from DDJB2 which was quite buggy on my device.

vishal said...

thnks for reply

today only i will be on xxjcb

again thnks

VISHAL GALA

vishal said...

hey sameer

on the "XXJCB"

THNKS

LOOKS SAME AS DDJB2

GOOD NIGHT

MAY BE I WILL EXPLORE IN MORNING

sgx100 said...

Hi Sameer,

Thanks for your quick reply.

I got a i5700 for myselves :) finally after weeks of research (Oh !! But I ain't complaining )

I tried syncing my contacts from Nokia N 72 to i5700 but without much success. Even tried importing a csv file exported from Nokia PC Suite...but for some reason the contact numbers were not showing up as contact numbers...just as vanilla notes.

Any help Buddy...I am myselves trying to dig deep into google..but without much help.

Thanks
SGX100

Mayuresh said...

hi everyone,

can anyone help me with aHome.

how to install it & how do i get rid of Pantheon.

My Firmware version is 2.1-update1
& Baseband version is i570EXXJC1

Thanks in advance.

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ SGX - use the CSV to import the contacts in your GMAIL account and then sync. Remember to export the GMAIL contacts to file first though. After you have imported the contacts, run the FIND DUPLICATES and merge contacts to clean up your address book.

@ Mayuresh- aHome is paid app and won't show up in the market since you are in India (presuming you are in India).. I suggest you try out Helix Launcher which I find is better than aHome and completely free.

Mayuresh said...

Thanks a lot Sameer for this info.

debamishra said...

i saw in one of the website, the home screens movng like a cube, which is that animation, is that helixlauncher with what live wallpaper? I set up helix but do not how to get that wallpaper ?

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Deba - It is not a live wallpaper. Many launchers offer that cube functionality, aHome has it as an experimental feature (its no good though. You might want to check out sweeterhome.

Halotracer said...

@deba -- the cube animation you saw was most probably of GDE home screen replacement app. This one is paid . It is pretty smooth with the transitions. Home++ is the best free option as far as I am concerned . Most of the things can be customized and is quite smooth ... for this just search for home++ on Market or install barcode scanner and
goto http://hpp.intuitit.mobi/
and scan the barcode available on the left frame/panel ...

Halotracer said...
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Halotracer said...

http://androidtwodotone.blogspot.com/2010/03/some-more.html
http://androidtwodotone.blogspot.com/2010/03/blog-post_25.html
http://androidtwodotone.blogspot.com/2010/03/blog-post.html

Check out the posts for some screen shots

Sameer Prabhakar said...

gorgeous screenshots Halo :) .. not sure how to get into your camera folder though :P

ViKiD™ said...

Home++ is pretty good...but eats up memory like hell

Check some of my screenies here :

http://www.erodov.com/forums/android-goodness/31362.html

Halotracer said...

@Sameer -- there are options available in Home++ to overide the back button or camera button to take screenshots ... thats why they are there in the camera folder... :)

Halotracer said...

@Sameer -- I thought copy paste of images would work on the blog... didn't see the line below ...
you can remove that posting with file paths ....

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ HALO which live wall paper picker did you use ? and which live wallpaper is on the screenshot ?

Mira said...

thank you all for help and advices - the Spica is ok now - i gave it to service, and it works now...but the version is still 1.5 and no root. I think i'm going crazy :)

Mira said...

That's strange, but my imei is also 00000000? I'm still 1.5?

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Mira - 0000000 IMEI is not good, you should take it back to service. Did you try to flash after you got it back from the service ?

Halotracer said...

@Sameer -- there are no live wallpapers in the screen shots.. I have trouble ... rooting it ... I use Ubuntu 9.10 and the phone is not listed in the adb devices list ..
USB debbugging enabled ..adb updated tried from all available USB ports .. tried from root .. but all in vain .. any other ways to root that you can suggest using ubuntu 9.10 ... I don't want to install windows..

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Halo - How did you flash then ? for rooting you can use the following MOD

http://forum.samdroid.net/threads/252-New-JCB-with-Root-(-busybox-remount)-v3-upd-03-17

Halotracer said...

@Sameer -- used friends laptop to flash but the sdk,ndk and adb are in my ubuntu machine ...

Halotracer said...

@sameer -- any news of HTC Supersonic in India...

Teja said...

sameer i was thinking of upgrading to eclair..which version is the most stable one??and are all the instructions same as in this guide??

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Teja - XXJCB is the most stable right now. And yes the instructions remain the same expect that you have to use the new spica.ops file. I have put in a link to the file in the guide.

Teja said...

and any way to backup my present firmware..i ve rooted my phone with leshaks kernel..so any anything i need to do before flashing?? or can i flash the firmware directly?..thanks..

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ No. Just flash away.

Teja said...

XXJCB single tar present ,i should use one package option and also the new spica ops jc3??

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Teja - Yes... all the best.

Teja said...

ok i got it done:)..but i m stuck with samdroid bootscreen..any way to change tht to default?

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Teja - they are the people helped us get the firmware .. why get rid of them ?

ViKiD™ said...

I also tried out Home ++ ....great launcher! :)

Alos Teja id suggest you leave it at that out of appreciation...but ther is a way to change it...

You need to replace the logo.png file in the Leshak's root PDA :)

Teja said...

ya ya my bad..i thought it was a kind of not expected.:)

abdulaziz said...

Hi thanks

if i made it can i read arabic words ?

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ abdul - not sure about it .. a guy called Ahmed has been trying to do that.. you can contact him @ ahmed.shubbar@gmail.com.

Teja said...

ok can u plz link me to the 1.5 firmware(india) ..i think the 2.1 still needs a lot of improvement..few hangs and many applications work fine for some time and then i get the message app stopped working - force close..music player scrolling is slow..camera is fine,

debamishra said...

Teja,if you ask me,its not 2.1s fault. Its the hardware on this phone, very low on RAM/ROM ,its even lower(half technically) than tattoo.Tatto with 3.2 screen would have been rocking. With same memory i7500 does not even support 2.1 and all 2.1 phone have double configuration in terms of memory(you can check it on gsmarena). So my guess it will be slower inevitably , unless samsung custmizes/tweaks it just right for the i5700 performance.

Anonymous said...

I managed to install this but i cant seem to get live wallpapers, any suggestions?

ViKiD™ said...

Guys try using a Task Killer /Manager ... it'll help quite a bit... Plus also clear your Dalvik-cache once...

The hardware is more than capable.. though yes a little low on RAM ... but works superb ...

Anonymous said...

Should i do a factory reset, to try to get live wallpapers ??

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ elliot .. NO !! you need to install Livewallpaperpicker.apk and then just download live wallpapers off the market.

Anonymous said...

Where can i get this file?

Sameer Prabhakar said...

there is a post @ samdroid.net.

Anonymous said...

It says that the file is no longer available?

Anonymous said...

I have the file, i followed your guide on how to root the phone but i cant seem to root my phone, is there any other simpler way of getting live wallpapers or rooting my phone?

Teja said...

sameer can u please point me to 1.5 cupcake firmware..there are many firmwares on samsung-firmwares but i dont know which one is cuocake..

Teja said...

I570EXEJC1- guys is this a newest firmware ??is it good??

Shaji said...

Hi Sameer,
After upgrading to the latest firmware of 2.1 was your phone getting detected by the Samsung PC Studio 7.x which will be used to upgrade officially later on?

My phone does not get detected though I'm on XXJCB and also rooted it.

I had tried the Samsung PC Studio 7.2.24.9 it just shows it as external memory. Some one in the post had said that Kies did detect the phone.. I'm unsuccessful in that front too
Shaji

hiader khan said...

How to install The Windows xp driver u have provided in the 2.1 eclair update process. can u please tell me the the process

ViKiD™ said...

Try turning on the Debug mode.

Ganesh said...

I have Updated My Phone with out any Issues .. its running fine ....

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ elliot - http://forum.samdroid.net/threads/252-New-JCB-with-Root-(-busybox-remount)-v3-upd-03-1

you can follow the post to root your phone. although if you want to root your phone only for live wallpapers it is not required. Unfortunately livewallpapers are not working on my phone too .. otherwise I could have given you the livewallpaperpicker.apk file.

@ Teja - Anything prior to I570EDDJB2 is cupcake (1.5), I have read that the I5700XEIL5 is the best one though. Why do you want to go back to 1.5 though !

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ shaji - I have not bothered with the NPS/KIES, why do you need it anyways ?

Teja said...

@sameer-I570EXXJCB is good in lot of aspects but needs more refining to make it smoother on spica..so wanted to revert back to good old cupcake:) ..by the way any idea how the new firmware listed at samsung-firmwares(I570EXEJC1) is?? by firmware numbers it seems old..but released only yesterday...thank u..:)

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Teja - I have recently flashed to XXJCB, haven't tried out the new one though.

Teja said...

and by the way does this Root_LkUpdate_v3_PDA.7z from the link u provided give any performance boost or is it just the root??

ViKiD™ said...

@ Sameer and for everyone for whome the LiveWallpapersPicker.apk is not working...

You need to push the file into the /system/app folder.

Use this : (First put the apk into the root of your sd card)

at su prompt

cat /sdcard/LiveWallpapersPicker.apk > /system/app/LiveWallpapersPicker.apk

Mira said...

No i did't try to flash again...i wonder when i can update with official version? Will it be safer?

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