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[Guide]Installing A Rom/cwm Recovery/root/or Going Back To Stock.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 03:44 PM #1

Here is a guide i have put together for the Samsung SCH-I500 Fascinate.

There are 9 sections:

1: How to Flash a Froyo rom
2: How to flash EH03/EH09/EI20 TW gingerbread roms
3: How to flash MTD Gingerbread roms(cm7,miui,aosp)
4: How to flash MTD ICS 4.0.x & Jelly Bean 4.1.x roms
5: Going back to stock Froyo or Gingerbread from any rom
6: Rooting stock Froyo/Gingerbread
7: Modems/Radios
8: Kernels
9: How to get out of a bootloop situation on ICS 4.0.x based roms without odin!

My goal was to keep it straight forward and simple for new users. Hope this helps!!

*I am not liable for what you do to your phone!

*I take no credit for any the links posted in this thread!

*(Back up data/sd card First!!)

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Section:1

* How to flash any froyo rom... the links provided are for ccampos power washed ed05 rom w/ otb 1.6 fusion kernel.

*if you don't want voodoo lag-fix flash a novoodoo kernal in cwm such as stock ed05, just repeat step 11, but use this file.
http://www.mediafire...6sm609gwt8j0yni

*If your coming from any other rom besides stock froyo, use section:5 first, then proceed with section:1

Step 1: Download odin on your computer here,
http://www.mediafire...429fcpdtpckkcea - V 1.83
http://www.mediafire...1otizvpv65s3ov6 - V 1.7

Step 2: Download samsung drivers to computer here,
http://dl.dropbox.co...bile_Phones.exe

Step 3: Download cwm 2.5 to computer,
http://www.mediafire...6x5utoca59et7o9

Step 4: Download power wash 1.2 rom(or any froyo rom you want to flash) and put it on the sd card of your phone,
http://www.mediafire...dbjb599rt1o8urz

Step 5: power off phone and pull battery.

Step 6: plug-in the factory usb cable and hold the volume down key, get into "download mode".

Step 7: open Odin, click PDA and select cwmall.tar you downloaded in step 3, hit start, should only take 10 sec, then say pass. Click reset.

Step 8: unplug usb cable and insert battery.

Step 9: with three fingers hold the power, and both vol. up/down until you see the samsung logo appear the second time and let off. you should be in red recovery 2.5.1.x.

Step 10: select wipe data, wipe cache, then scroll down and select advance, select wipe dalvik, scroll down and select yes in secondary menu.

Step 11: use soft menu key on bottom left of phone and get back to main page in cwm. Find and select install zip from sd, then select chose zip and find the rom you pushed to your sd card in step 4. Select it and it will take you to a secondary menu, arrow down select yes.

Step 12: once the rom finishes installing, reboot system and enjoy your new rom!

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Section:2

*How to flash a EH03/EH09/EI20 gingerbread rom such as PWGB by CCampos, TSM Resurrection, or Superclean3 by Nitsuj17

Step 1: Download files from steps 1&2 in section:1 froyo guide(if you have not already).

Step 2: Download Atlas 2.2 pit file to pc:
http://www.mediafire...r2mi80911vgjjjz

Step 3: Download PowerWashed 2.3.4 eh09 rom package by Ccompos to your pc.
http://www.mediafire...c37loxth85zn2ti

* You can also substitute Powerwashed for the stock eh03 rom and have the latest radio before upgrading to TSM Res. or Superclean3 v0.1
http://min.us/m3yQWm9wg#1

Step 4: power off phone and pull battery.

Step 5: open odin on your computer.

Step 6: plug in factory usb cable and hold the volume down button. Yellow
triangle should appear saying "download mode".

Step 7: click on PDA in odin and find the PowerWashed eh09.tar(rom) or eh03 STOCK rom you downloaded to your computer in step 3.

Step 8: click on PIT in Odin and select the atlas 2.2 pit you downladed to pc in step 2.(make sure repartition is checked)

Step 9: click start and wait 5min, box in left hand corner of odin will say PASS, then click reset.

Step 10: unplug usb cable, put battery back in and boot phone.

*Now you are on rooted PowerWashed eh09 gingerbread by Ccompos or Stock EH03, depending on which odin package you used in step 7. If you want to flash TSM Resurrection or Superclean3, continue following directions below.

Step 11: Download cwm 2.5.x to pc
http://www.mediafire...6x5utoca59et7o9

Step 12: Download TSM or Superclean3 rom to root of sd card

TSM Resurrection 2.2: http://dev-host.org/ST2

Superclean3 milestone 2: http://dev-host.org/...stone2_full.zip

Step 13: power off phone and pull battery.

Step 14: plug-in the factory usb cable and hold the volume down key, get into "download mode".

Step 15: open Odin, click PDA and select cwmall.tar you downloaded in step 11, hit start, should only take 10 sec, then say pass. Click reset.

Step 16: unplug usb cable and insert battery.

Step 17: with three fingers hold the power, and both vol. up/down until you see the samsung logo appear the second time and let off. you should be in red recovery 2.5.1.x.

Step 18: select wipe data, wipe cache, then scroll down and select advance, select wipe dalvik, scroll down and select yes in secondary menu.

Step 19: use soft menu key on bottom left of phone and get back to main page in cwm. Find and select install zip from sd, then select chose zip and find the rom you pushed to your sd card in step 12. Select it and it will take you to a secondary menu, arrow down select yes.

Step 20: once the rom finishes installing, reboot system and enjoy your new rom!

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Section:3

*How to flash any MTD 2.3.7 GB rom such as cm7,miui,vgb etc... I will be using Makelegs cm7.2 skang in this guide

Step 1: Download files from steps 1&2 of section:1 froyo guide to pc.

Step 2: Download cwm4 fixed for cm7 to pc. - http://forum.xda-dev...52&d=1311907538

Step 3: Download Stock EH03 Gingerbread rom and atlas_v2.2 pitfile to pc.

EH03: http://min.us/m3yQWm9wg#1

Atlas_v2.2 pit: http://www.mediafire...r2mi80911vgjjjz

Step 4: Download latest cm7.2 skang here - http://fitsnugly.eur...id=fascinatemtd

Step 5: Download Gapps package to root of sd card.( MIUI does not need gapps) - http://www.mediafire...dm1qsm4rwapkeqx Gapps 12/14/11 for cm7

Step 6: power off phone and pull battery.

Step 7: open odin on your computer.

Step 8: plug in factory usb cable and hold the volume down button. Yellow
triangle should appear saying "download mode".

Step 9: click on PDA in odin and find the stock EH03 rom you downloaded to your computer in step 3.

Step 10: click on PIT in Odin and select the atlas 2.2 pit you downloaded in step 3(make sure repartition is checked).

Step 11: click start and wait 5min, box in left hand corner of odin will say PASS, then click reset.

Step 12: unplug usb cable, put battery back in and boot phone.

Step 13: power off phone and pull battery.

Step 14: plug-in the factory usb cable and hold the volume down key, get into "download mode".

Step 15: open Odin, click PDA and select cwm4 fixed for cm7 you downloaded in step 2, hit start, should only take 10 sec, then say pass. Click reset.

Step 16: unplug usb cable and insert battery.

Step 17: with three fingers hold the power, and both vol. up/down until you see the samsung logo appear the second time and let off. you should be in blue recovery 4.

Step 18: select wipe data.

Step 19: select install zip from sd, then select chose zip and find the rom you pushed to your sd card in step 4. Select it and it will take you to a secondary menu, arrow down select yes.

Step 20: once the rom finishes installing reboot.

Step 21: Long press power key, select reboot, select recovery, wipe cache, wipe dalvik, install gapps 12/14 zip from sd that you down loaded in step 5, Reboot!


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Section:4 How to flash any ICS 4.0.x & 4.1.x JellyBean based rom


*For those who are currently on a ICS based rom and want to change or upgrade roms, skip to step 18


Step 1: Download these files to your pc

Odin- http://www.mediafire...5y0vkhz85w3j4cz

Samsung Driver- http://dl.dropbox.co....ile_Phones.exe

CWM4 fixed for cm7- http://forum.xda-dev....2&d=1311907538

Stock EH03 rom- http://www.imnuts.or...._GB_CM.tar.md5

Atlas_v2.2 pit-http://www.mediafire...r2mi80911vgjjjz

Step 2: Download ICS Teamhacksung Build 1 or 2 to the root of your devices sd card.
http://www.mediafire...67782p054lp6o22- Build 1
http://www.mediafire...g2s972ku921qj5n-Build 2(some folks have better luck starting with build 2 over build 1 and vice versa)

Step 3: power off phone and pull battery.

Step 4: open odin on your computer.

Step 5: plug in factory usb cable and hold the volume down button. Yellow
triangle should appear saying "download mode".

Step 6: click on PDA in odin and find the stock EH03 rom you downloaded to your computer in step 1.

Step 7: click on PIT in Odin and select the atlas 2.2 pit you downloaded in step 1(make sure repartition is checked).

Step 8: click start and wait 5min, box in left hand corner of odin will say PASS, then click reset.

Step 9: unplug usb cable, put battery back in and boot phone.

Step 10: power off phone and pull battery.

Step 11: plug-in the factory usb cable and hold the volume down key, get into "download mode".

Step 12: open Odin, click PDA and select cwm4 fixed for cm7 you downloaded in step 1, hit start, should only take 10 sec, then say pass. Click reset.

Step 13: unplug usb cable and insert battery.

Step 14: with three fingers hold the power, and both vol. up/down until you see the samsung logo appear the second time and let off. you should be in blue recovery 4.

Step 15: Wipe Data/Factory reset, then under the "advanced" menu wipe dalvik cache

Step 16: use soft menu key on bottom left of phone and get back to main page in cwm. Find and select install zip from sd, then select chose zip and find the rom you pushed to your sd card in step 2. Select it and it will take you to a secondary menu, arrow down select yes.

Step 17: once the rom finishes installing reboot.

You are currently now on ICS Team Hacksung build 1 or 2 . Continue following instructions below for upgrading to a custom ICS or JellyBean rom

Step 18: Download one of the roms below to the root of your sd card.

ICS 4.0.x
Official AOKP MS6- https://dl.dropbox.c....ilestone-6.zip
AOKP MS6-Devil- http://encounterandr....ne-6-Devil.zip

JellyBean 4.1.x
CM10-http://rootzwiki.com....ung-fascinate/
JellyBro CM10 Skang-http://fitsnugly.eur....e=fascinatemtd
AOSP JellyBean- http://rootzwiki.com....ean-411-73012/
AOKP JellyBean- http://forum.xda-dev.....php?t=1847225
ParanoidAndroid JB- http://forum.xda-dev.....php?t=1874086
Baked Blackbean- http://forum.xda-dev.....php?t=1874086

Step 19: Download latest GAPPS package to root of sd card

ICS Gapps- http://goo.im/gapps/...0429-signed.zip
JellyBean Gapps 7/26/12- http://goo.im/gapps/...0726-signed.zip
Inverted JellyBean Gapps- http://forum.xda-dev.....php?t=1797292

Step 20: Long press power key, select reboot, select recovery, WIPE DATA, Install .zip from sd that you downloaded in step 18. then Install gapps zip from sd that you downloaded in step 20

Step 21: Reboot



If your getting "E cant mount sd card" or "sd card damaged" errors then I suggest replacing your sd card with a class 6 or higher

Edited by droidstyle, 17 September 2012 - 07:36 PM.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 03:44 PM #2

Section 5:

* How to get back to stock Froyo or Gingerbread after flashing any rom, follow these steps:


Step 1: Download files from steps 1&2 from section:1 of the froyo guide(if you have not already).

Step 2: Downlaod this stock ED05 Froyo rom package by pentafive(you will need to unzip with 7zip or winrar.) or stock EH03 Gingerbread rom.

ED05 Froyo: http://dl.dropbox.co...OYO_REL.tar.md5

EH03 Gingerbread: http://min.us/m3yQWm9wg#1

Step 3: download atlas 2.2 pit file to pc: http://www.mediafire...r2mi80911vgjjjz

Step 4: power off phone and pull battery.

Step 3: open odin on your computer.

Step 4: plug in factory usb cable and hold the volume down button. Yellow
triangle should appear saying "download mode".

Step 5: click on PDA in odin and find the ED05 Froyo rom or Stock EH03 GB rom you downloaded to your computer in step 1.

Step 6: click on PIT in Odin and select the atlas 2.2 pit(make sure repartition is checked).

Step 7: click start and wait 5min, box in left hand corner of odin will say PASS, then click reset.

Step 8: unplug usb cable, put battery back in and boot phone.

You are now back to stock ed05 Froyo or Stock EH03 Gingerbread!(Verizons latest Froyo & Gingerbread release for the fascinate)


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Section 6:

How to root stock froyo or gingerbread(This is not needed if your flashing a custom rom)

Downloads:

Download Samsung drivers http://dl.dropbox.co...bile_Phones.exe

Download Odin (computer program).
http://www.mediafire.com/?429fcpdtpckkcea -V 1.83
http://www.mediafire...1otizvpv65s3ov6 - V 1.7

Download ClockworkMod Recovery (place this file somewhere on your computer where you can easily locate it).http://www.mediafire.com/?6x5utoca59et7o9

Download "su-2.3.6.1.x.zip" file (place this file on the root of your sdcard...not within any folders). http://www.mediafire...38vozx7n37u02a5

Download modified stock Froyo kernel (place this file somewhere on your computer where you can easily locate it). This file is only necessary if you're rooting Froyo. It's not necessary for Gingerbread. http://goo.gl/QCYxT

Instructions:

1. Install Samsung drivers on your computer.

2. Open Odin on your computer. (You may need to disable antivirus programs on your computer and/or phone for this to work properly.)

3. Power off your phone and remove the battery.

4. Plug the stock USB cord that came with your phone into a powered USB port on your computer (usually on the back of the computer).

5. Press and hold the "volume down" button on your phone, and continue to hold it while plugging the USB cord into your phone. This will put your phone into download mode. You'll see a large yellow triangle on the screen of your phone. (Let go of the volume button at this point.) You will also see one of the small boxes in Odin turn yellow, as well as "Added" appearing in the message box.

6. Click the PDA button in Odin (NOT the PHONE button) and navigate to the "CWM3_Voodoo.tar.md5" file you downloaded earlier. This file does not include a voodoo kernel and will not perform the voodoo lagfix conversion. It's only named as such to note that it is compatible with voodoo kernels.

7. Click START. When this process has finished, you'll be notified in Odin (succeeded 1 / failed 0) and your phone's screen will go blank.

*** Step 8 is only for rooting Froyo. If you're rooting Gingerbread, skip Step 8 and proceed to Step 9. ***

8. Unplug your phone and click RESET in Odin. Repeat Step 5 to get the phone back into download mode and recognized by Odin. Using the PDA button, navigate to the "stock_kernel.tar.md5" file you downloaded earlier, select it, and press START. You'll again be notified in Odin once this process has completed (succeeded 1 / failed 0).

9. Unplug your phone and re-insert the battery.

10. Press and hold BOTH volume buttons. While holding them, press the power button. Hold all three simultaneously until you see "SAMSUNG" appear. This will boot your phone into ClockworkMod Recovery. If your phone boots up normally here and not into recovery, just wait for it to boot up and then power it down and try again. It may take a couple tries for you to get it right.

11. Using the volume rocker, navigate down to "Install zip from sdcard." Highlight it and press the power button to select.

12. Navigate to "choose zip from sdcard" and select with the power button.

13. Navigate to the "su-2.3.6.1.x.zip" file that you downloaded earlier and select it. Scroll to "Yes," and use power button to select.

14. When you're advised of completion, press the MENU softkey to go back to the previous CWM Recovery screen, then highlight and select "reboot system now."

*Thanks to Bhfd64 @ galaxy forums for this write up!!

Edited by droidstyle, 30 April 2012 - 07:23 AM.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:46 PM #3

Section 7:

Radio/Modems- Here is a list of imo the best radios for the fascinate...now this does not mean another radio wont work better for you, this topic is very subjective. These radios are compatible with any fascinate rom.

[EC09]- http://forum.xda-dev...16&d=1308583586 This gingerbread radio gives me really good data speed w/ the least amount of 1x swtiching

[EH03]- http://www.mediafire...uuvxtuwonl2e629 This latest gingerbread radio from Verizon and gives good data speed, but It spends alot of time in 1x

[ED05]- http://www.mediafire...c7h1wl5wne51duf This is probably the best Verizon Froyo radio, but I get better data speeds with the gingerbread radios. Although this radio has less 1x switching than eh03 imo


Step 1: Downlaod odin and samsung drivers from steps 1&2 of section 1: Froyo guide

Step 2: Download one of the radios from above to pc

Step 3: Power off phone, pull battery, and plug in usb cable from phone to pc

Step 4: Hold volume down until yellow triangle appears (download mode)

Step 5: Open odin and put the file you downloaded from step 2 in the pda function of odin and hit start

Step 6: After odin says successful, click reset, uplug usb cable, insert battery and reboot

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Section8:

Kernels-In this section I will list the latest kernels for the fascinate and proper instructions for flashing

TW Kernels for eh03/eh09/ei20 based roms:

KGB 1/16 Kernel by Comradesven- http://www.mediafire...ja3onlh1au3rdjf

Lean Kernel by Imoseyon- http://www.box.com/s...70j1np02dfavhtt

Geewiz 2.5 kernel by djp952- http://www.mediafire....l-01222012.zip

MTD Kernel for CM7 or MIUI:

Glitch v13.1 by Team Glitch- http://androtransfer....-V13_1-REL.zip

MTD Kernels for CM9 ICS builds


Glitch 14 b6 for Teamhacksung ICS build 6.5+, AOKP, Fassy Gum, CNA, CM9 Kang: http://androtransfer...atest/fascinate


Step 1: Download one of these kernels(That applies to the current rom your running) to the root of your sd card

Step 2: reboot into clockwork recovery by long pressing the power key, select reboot, select recovery

Step 3: Wipe Cache & Dalvik

Step 4: Select Install zip from sd, then select choose zip, Find the kernel zip you downloaded and select it.

Step 5: profit

*For more information on these kernels see the op in the dev section. There is plenty of information there explaining how to setup these kernels. Im not going to list all that here

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Section 9:

How to get out of a bootloop situation on cm9 mtd based roms without using odin!!

-Power device off, pull sd card, and push a cm7 based rom(see section 3 for link) to the sd card via your PC, then reinstall the sd card on your device

-three finger into recovery

-wipe data

-flash cm7 and and it will bootloop back into recovery

-flash cm7 again, then let it boot

-boot into recovery via power menu

-wipe data

-flash ics build 2 and let it boot

-boot into recovery again via power menu

-wipe data

-flash ICS rom of choice and gapps, reboot

-profit!

Edited by droidstyle, 30 April 2012 - 07:24 AM.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 02:19 AM #4

Thanks, this is the most recent guide I've come across so it's what I'm gonna use when my phone arrives. Had a question though, in the directions for flashing MTD roms, it say to flash the EH03 rom before flashing the CWM4 recovery, then the MTD rom. I was looking at the thread for nitsuj's EH03 stock rom and it says that you will be unrooted after flashing it. So I guess what I'm asking is when do I root? Before I even start the process of flashing an MTD rom, after flashing the EH03 stock rom, or does flashing the files (aside from EH03) "root" the device? I'm guessing so, since the rooting guide say "not needed if flashing custom rom".

Sorry, I'm coming from an HTC device where you have to be rooted/S-OFF before flashing custom firmware (there's also nothing like odin) and I'm still learning about how this stuff works on Samsungs.

Edited by knivesout, 03 December 2011 - 02:21 AM.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 09:23 AM #5

No need to root before flashing any custom rom, since every current rom MTD or TW is prerooted. Odining the eh03 rom just ensures a clean install for flashing mtd. When you get your phone, since its bone stock already, download odin, samsung drivers and cwm4 fixed for mtd...then proceed to follow steps 13 on and you should be golden. Although it still would not hurt to follow all the steps and odin eh03 first...just to be safe!

Edited by droidstyle, 03 December 2011 - 09:24 AM.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 03:56 PM #6

Welp, got through the first few steps, hit a wall at the installation of the ROM (MIUI) because of the unable to mount SD issue. I'm retrying with the SD card out then putting it in right before flashing the ROM. Hopefully that works, if not, I do have another card I can try. I'd like to reformat it first though, but what format should I use?

Edit: For whatever reason, the other SD card worked. Thank god, I need my AOSP.

Edited by knivesout, 03 December 2011 - 04:54 PM.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 05:18 PM #7

Welp, got through the first few steps, hit a wall at the installation of the ROM (MIUI) because of the unable to mount SD issue. I'm retrying with the SD card out then putting it in right before flashing the ROM. Hopefully that works, if not, I do have another card I can try. I'd like to reformat it first though, but what format should I use?

Edit: For whatever reason, the other SD card worked. Thank god, I need my AOSP.


Glad you got it up and running...yea stock sd cards can be flaky on aosp/mtd roms. Some work great while others are problematic. My stock card hated mtd, so I purchased a class 10 pny 16gb and all is well.
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 09:47 PM #8

FWIW, it was my 8GB sandisk class 4 that worked, the 8GB one that came with the phone (not sure what class) didn't want to work for whatever reason. Thanks again for the guide, used it and now I'm up and running MIUI. Gonna get everything how I like it, nandroid, and try out some ICS :)
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:41 AM #9

Ok I have edited the links and now they should work from phone browser, forum app, or pc. I always use pc to download files, then just push them to sd card. Anyways, Thank You Skynet11 for pointing this out.
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 05:01 PM #10

Section #1, Step 2: Download samsung drivers to computer here, http://dl.dropbox.co...0.msi%5B/URL%5D
Link is not working. I was looking for 64 bit Win7 drivers.
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