android, Phone Log, spica

Flashing The Galaxy Spica My Bumbling Journey Part 3

This is fresh news for me cause I just read it today having the time and the motivation to go across to the Samdroid.net forum today after what seems like ages and guess what I found AUDIO (albeit only the speaker) and multitouch is finally working for the froyo update and it seems huge massive ginormous strides have been taken since the last time I visited… still no reply from the moderator LeshaK for my request for help and have now sent a request to another moderator lets hope he replies…..

Sorry for not updating since a while if I wasn’t so lazy then i might have finished my guide till now…

have exams now so no updates till then but the week after that I should be full steam ahead in bugging people to reply to me and finishing this guide so that it helps absolutely everyone…. cheers till then…..

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android, Phone Log, spica

Flashing The Galaxy Spica My Bumbling Journey Part 2

Well my research for the guide to flashing my Spice has been involving a lot of reading and while this is just a short post to update you guys on how its going here are a couple of links on what all I had been reading with respect to that

http://forum.samdroid.net/f26/i5700-how-flash-your-phone-odin-113/

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=662312

http://mesonprojekt.com/blog/root-your-samsung-spica-with-lk208

and a few more which helped me in small ways which I will try and include in my final guide when I write it.

Along this journey I also learnt a few other things along the way too…

Flashing a kernel is different from flashing a firmware or lets call it operating system for those not in the know…
flashing the kernel gives you root access and a host of other benefits while flashing your firmware/OS itself will be the thing which changes everything like giving you live wallpapers etc.

Well on to more reading then and then lets see how much further I can go..

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Life log

Motivation

This is kinda a strange post to write for me considering that every person who knows me knows that I am one of the must unmotivated lazy people every but then today i read a post on lifehacker which said that we might be unmotivating ourselves and that got me thinking whether that might be true for me in my own life ante oddly enough even through that small little example they hasn’t their readers I realized that they were true that sometimes the only people holding us back are us itself and that we must lawn to just do it and not wait around for its to finally get motivated enough for things to happen to us cause in that case they probably never well and in their not coming along and happening therein lies the secret of us leading ourselves down the path of not being motivated so I guess all I should be saying now is that…let’s get off our butts and just do it…(just the way nike said it eh…)

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Phone Log

Flashing The Galaxy Spica My Bumbling Journey Part 1

A few months back I became the proud owner of a brand new Android Phone in all its slick open source amazingness…

Being the superficial geek that I am (meaning that I know most of what is happening in the tech world by keeping sufficiently abreast with the top Tech Blogs and a smattering of terms too.. but ask me something really technical and I will have to google it up) I was super excited this being a super cool new android phone which had been updated with Android 2.1 inside the box itself and given my limited resources was a steal at just INR 11k. So all in all I was a happy camper. Not going to give you a full review of the Phone that may come at some later time not right now.

What this article is about is the way I can’t for the life of me keep my inquisitive geeky little nose out of the Android modders marketplace and even though I know it may void my warranty i’m willing to take the risk… but only and only with a lot of information and knowledge on my side so that I don’t screw it all up and have to go running to my parents crying for a new phone which I surely will not get.

So this is where the Journey begins… Hopefully along the way I will learn a lot from everything I read and I will surely put it up for all of you to follow and at the end once this post becomes longer and longer due to re-edit after re-edit I will compile a simple hopefully easy to follow guide on how to proceed with the whole thing. But first as I have already seen on the various Blogs and Posts I have read let me put up the customary Disclaimer.(PS: I will try to put the sources too of what I read and refer to)

DISCLAIMER: THIS ARTICLE AND GUIDE ARE FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY I AM IN NO WAY TO BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE YOU CAUSE TO YOUR DEVICE AND IF IT GETS BRICKED

Ok now that we have dealt with that let me start with the basics the Firmware versions which I am currently using.

PDA: I570EDDJC5

PHONE: I570EDDJC5

CSC: I570EDDJC5

I got this Info by typing  *#1234# into the dailer of my phone.

Some other info about my phone,

I am currently running LauncherPro version 38 as my home “page” or default Launcher.
I have games installed and PdaNet for tethering the phone to your laptop to use as a Wifi hotspot.
For those who don’t know tethering is a process of using the Internet available through your data plan or Wifi connection on your phone to power your Internet browsing on your laptop.

Thats all for now will augment this post soon with links and all too… but sadly I don’t think I will be able to provide screenshots. (I will try to learn how to though so I can help everybody even more)

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