Oneplus releases intermediate Android 4.4.4 update for One via OTA | CM 11S 05Q | Sideload Guide for Indian OPO Users

Oneplus has today released an update for the One CM 11S 05Q which addresses several known issues as well as adds new features like Swiftkey & MaxxAudio by Wave. The complete list of changes can be viewed on the official Forum Page here.

This guide is being written keeping in mind the OnePlus users from India where, CyanogenMOD updates will no longer be released due to the exclusive rights distribution issue between OnePlus & Micromax. All those wishing to manually install the ROM can follow this tutorial. The best part here is that it neither requires Unlocked Bootloader nor a Root Access.

Downloads Required:

Disclaimer: Although this is a fool proof method of updating which doesn’t involve any unlocking of bootloader or rooting of the device, we do not take any responsibility in case of any issue. Please proceed with the steps below at your own risk.

  1. Download the ROM zip file from the url mentioned above.
  2. Rename the file to update.zip and paste it in the root folder of the device (\A0001\Internal storage)
  3. Next, we need to access the Developer Options on the device. Those who have it already enabled can skip to step 4 others follow on.
    1. To enable Developer Options go to Settings > About Phone
    2. Tap on the “Build Number” text multiple times until a pop notifies that Developer Options have been enabled.
  4. Go to Settings > Developer Options, and turn it on, and ensure that the following items have a check mark against them:
    1. Advanced Reboot
    2. Android Debugging
  5. Most Important: Ensure that the battery level is at least 50% before moving to next step to flash the ROM
  6. Press and hold the Power Button to access the Power Menu.
  7. Select “Reboot” > “Recovery” > OK
  8. The phone will now boot into the Recovery Mode.
  9. In the recovery mode, select “Apply Update” > “Choose from Internal Storage” > “0/” > “update.zip”
  10. Do not try to touch the screen until the update is installed and you are taken back to the default Recovery Mode screen.
  11. Next, click on “Reboot system now”

Voila! Your OPO is now updated to CM11S05Q!!

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Android Tutorial | Install Android 4.2.2 CyanogenMOD 10.1 Nightly / Experimental M Series ROM | SGS GT I9000

With Samsung abandoning support to the Galaxy S users after having updated the users to Android 2.3.6 almost a year and half ago, all the users were left in a fix as there were no updates being rolled out then. But worry not, here is the support from the CyanogenMOD community. This tutorial is for installing the latest CyanogenMOD Nightly ROM based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 (International Version). CyanogenMod is a free, community built, after-market firmware distribution of Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device.

To install this ROM, some pre-requisites to be followed are:

  • Taking the back-up: You can take the back up of only the apps using Astro File Manager or Titanium Backup (Root Users) which are freely available in the android market. If you are hearing the term “Root Users” for the first time, and don’t have the SuperUser app installed on your phone, rest assured, your ROM does not have root access yet.
  • Also, to take up the backup of SMS and call logs you may use SMS Backup+ which again is freely available in android market. It syncs your call logs and SMS to your Gmail account.
  • Root users can make a nandroid backup using the Clockworkmod Recovery App.
  • You need to be using any rooted based ROM in order to carry out a smooth installation of CM10.1
  • If you are not having a rooted ROM, you may head over here to install Android 2.3.6 XXJVU first and then root it from here.
  • Download the ROM package to flashed: cm-10.1-20130419-NIGHTLY-galaxysmtd.zip (The latest nightly at the time of writing this post) or http://get.cm/?device=galaxysmtd (To check for the latest nightly and download the same)
  • Download the GApps package to be flashed: gapps-jb-20130301-signed.zip
  • Copy both the package to the internal memory (Internal sd card not the removable one) of the Phone

Make sure the the device has 100% battery so that, there won’t be any problems during the flashing

To enter into recovery mode one needs to press the three button combo:

  1. Get into Recovery Mode
  2. Clean Cache and do Factory reset by selecting the wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition options. Also, get into the advanced section and use the Wipe Dalvik Cache too.
  3. Install ROM from sdcard. For this enter into the recovery, move to install zip from sdcard using the Volume Up/Down Keys, and click on the Home key to enter. Then select choose zip from sdcard and in the next screen navigate to the ROM file  and select it.
  4. Next,  move to install zip from sdcard using the Volume Up/Down Keys, and click on the Home key to enter. Then select choose zip from sdcard and in the next screen navigate to the GApps file  and install it.
  5. Next, again go to the advanced section and select fix permission.
  6. Once, that is done, reboot/restart the phone and voila! You now have CyanogenMOD 10.1, Jelly Bean on your device!!

Android Tutorial | Install CyanogenMOD 10 Experimental M Series | SGS GT I9000

CyanogenMOD is the name that would pop up in any ones mind when discussing about Custom ROMs. When it comes to the claimed to be “outdated” devices like the good old Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 and I9000b, the only way to get the Android 4.1.1, Jelly Bean, updates is to depend on any custom ROM or the Nexus Stock ROM ported to the device. Luckily enough, the CynaogenMOD community hasn’t stopped supporting this device and hence, we’ve been getting nightly updates very frequently. So, here we are, with yet another tutorial to install none other than the CyanogenMOD 10 for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000. Readers please note that this ROM is compatible with the GT I9000 and I9000B versions ONLY and NOT for Captivate or Vibrant. The ROM has already been here for almost a month now, hence an “almost stable” ROM that could treated as good as the a daily use ROM. So, those still willing to try out this wonderful ROM go on read further…

To install this ROM, some pre-requisites to be followed are:

  • Taking the back-up: You can take the back up of only the apps using Astro File Manager or Titanium Backup (Root Users) which are freely available in the android market. If you are hearing the term “Root Users” for the first time, and don’t have the SuperUser app installed on your phone, rest assured, your ROM doesnot have root access yet.
  • Also, to take up the backup of sms and call logs you may use SMS Backup+ which again is freely available in android market. It syncs your call logs and sms as labels to your gmail account.
  • Root users can make a nandroid backup using the Clockworkmod Recovery App.
  • You need to be using any ICS based ROM in order to carry out a smooth installation of CM10. If you don’t have ICS installed, please head over here and install ICS first. (I know, it will be really irritating to carry out such a long procedure, but believe me, it is very much necessary to carry out a gltich free installation)
  • Download the ROM package to flashed: cm-10-20121011-EXPERIMENTAL-galaxysmtd-M2.zip (This was the latest available M Series ROM, will be updated from time to time Updated:16/11/2012)
  • Download the GApps package to be flashed: gapps-jb-20120726-signed.zip gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip
  • Copy both the package to the internal memory (Internal sd card not the removable one) of the Phone

Make sure the the device has 100% battery so that, there aren’t any problems during the flashing

To enter into recovery mode one needs to press the three button combo:

  1. Get into Recovery Mode
  2. Clean Cache and do Factory reset by selecting the wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition options. Also, get into the advanced section and use the Wipe Dalvik Cache too.
  3. Install ROM from sdcard. For this enter into the recovery, move to install zip from sdcard using the Volume Up/Down Keys, and click on the Home key to enter. Then select choose zip from sdcard and in the next screen navigate to the ROM file  and select it.
  4. Now, as soon as the installation begins, there might be a chance where in an error would occur and the ROM will simply reboot after showing an “X” mark in red on the CM Logo. Do not panic in this situation. Just enter into the recovery again using the three button combo shown in the above figure.
  5. This time, the ROM will reboot and enter into recovery to complete the installation. Next,  move to install zip from sdcard using the Volume Up/Down Keys, and click on the Home key to enter. Then select choose zip from sdcard and in the next screen navigate to the GApps file  and install it.
  6. Next, again go to the advanced section and select fix permission.
  7. Once, that is done, reboot/restart the phone and voila! You now have CyanogenMOD 10, Jelly Bean on your device!!

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Android News | CyanogenMOD 7.2 RC1 Released | 60+ Devices Covered

CyanogenMOD is back yet again with its first release candidate for CM 7.2 The ROM is based on the Android Gingerbread (2.3.7). The CyanogenMOD Blog talks about having incorporated some of the features of the Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.0 into the CM 7.2 The list is still being updated as more and more devices are being added up. The ROM was release yesterday and subsequently caused slow down of the website due to the excessive traffic from the enthusiastic fans!! Update: The latest blog entry says 70 devices available with CM 7.2

  • To check if your device has been covered or not head to the device list over here
  • To see the changelog for your device check this page.
  • And ofcourse for the download of the ROM, head over here.

The tutorial covering the installation for various devices will be followed soon. Till then keep following!!

Android Tutorial: Install Teamhacksung’s ICS 4.0.3 CM9 ALPHA (Build 17) for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000

TeamHacksung today released a new build, Build 17 for the much awaited Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000, the CyanogenMod 9 (CM9). The changelog for the Build 17 is as follows:

Changelog:

  • Top of widget selection selector says “Select screen lock” (Upstream fix)
  • Chrome not working
  • Various other upstream fixes
Known Issues:
  • Camera does not support scene modes
  • FM Radio does not work.
  • Phone unnecessarily gets data connection on device encryption password enter screen.
  • Cannot format external SD
  • Android OS battery usage display higher than normal.
  • Sometime wrong SMS selected for forwarding
  • Format internal instead of external SD when requested to format ext. SD
  • Transfer speed slows down when screen off
  • Gallery face glow FCs
  • Screenshot shutter sound
  • Camera crashes when changing resolution
  • TV Out using HW-decoding (probably won’t be fixed)
  • Sim Toolkit (probably won’t be fixed)
  • No camera focus mode setting
  • Back camera does not record geotagging
  • Compass doesn’t work in Google Maps v6
  • Unable to dial “0001” in some regions
  • Regression in BUILD 15: Data Roaming enabled by default
  • Slow USB transfer speed for some people
  • Camera still photos problem after recording video

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ROM IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR SAMSUNG GALAXY S GT I9000 ONLY!!!

Some pre-requisites to be followed are:

  • Taking the back-up: This is a must thing that should be done. Get into Clockworkmod Recovery and select backup. It would take around 10 minutes to complete the backup. Please make sure that the battery is fully charged.
  • Alternatively, you can take the back up of only the apps using Astro File Manager or Titanium Backup which are freely available in the android market.
  • Also, to take up the backup of sms and call logs you may use SMS Backup+ which again is freely available in android market. It syncs your call logs and sms as labels to your gmail account.

Now, for the Installation of the CM9, the following downloads must be made and copied to the root folder of the phone:

—Make sure the the device has 100% battery so that, there aren’t any problems during the flashing—

Now, to flash this ROM, it is necessary that your current ROM is a rooted one. If not, then please head here to install Android 2.3.6 and root it from here. Then, you may continue installing CM9 by doing the following:

To enter into recovery mode one needs to press the three button combo:

  1. Get into Recovery Mode
  2. Clean Cache and do Factory reset.
  3. Install ROM from sdcard. For this enter into the recovery, move to install zip from sdcard using the Volume Up/Down Keys, and click on the Home key to enter. Then select choose zip from sdcard and in the next screen navigate to the ROM file and select it.
  4. Install Google Apps (Optional): For this first ROM Manager has to be installed from the Android Market (Free). Once that is done, open ROM Manager, at opening the app, it will ask for the SuperUser rights. Click on allow. Next, navigate to the Download ROM under the ROM Management section. Under the Free tab, loacate Google Apps. Select the latest one having the Subtitle as Recommended for CM9.xx. (At the time of publishing this tutorial, “20120304 ICS” was the latest one.
  5. Install Google Apps Fixer (If installed Google Apps): For this enter into the recovery, move to install zip from sdcard using the Volume Up/Down Keys, and click on the Home key to enter. Then select choose zip from sdcard and in the next screen navigate to the gapps_fixer.zip file and select it. Please note that, here, if the google sync does not work even after installing the Google Apps Fixer, do a Factory Reset and Do Not restore the data backup made by Titanium Backup.

**PLEASE NOTE THAT TRYING TO FORMAT THE EXTERNAL SD CARD WILL NOT FORMAT IT BUT INSTEAD IT WILL FORMAT THE INTERNAL MEMORY CARD**

If you have actually read and tried all these instructions and are still stuck PLEASE POST YOUR PROBLEMS IN IN THE COMMENTS SECTION AND THEY WILL GET ADDRESSED ASAP.

Android Tutorial: Install Teamhacksung’s ICS 4.0.3 CM9 ALPHA (Build 16) for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000

New update is out for the Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 users waiting for the loved CyanogenMod’s Ice Cream Sandwich release better know as CM9 by Teamhacksung. This ROM is currently is in Alpha stage and the tutorial below is for installing the Build 16 of the same. Please note that this tutorial is exclusively applicable to the Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 (International Version) ONLY.

Some pre-requisites to be followed are:

  • Taking the back-up: This is a must thing that should be done. Get into Clockworkmod Recovery and select backup. It would take around 10 minutes to complete the backup. Please make sure that the battery is fully charged.
  • Alternatively, you can take the back up of only the apps using Astro File Manager or Titanium Backup which are freely available in the android market.
  • Also, to take up the backup of sms and call logs you may use SMS Backup+ which again is freely available in android market. It syncs your call logs and sms as labels to your gmail account.
  • Root users can make a nandroid backup using the Clockworkmod Recovery App.

Now, for the Installation of the CM9, the following downloads must be made and copied to the root folder of the phone:

—Make sure the the device has 100% battery so that, there aren’t any problems during the flashing—

Now, to flash this ROM, it is necessary that your current ROM is a rooted one. If not, then please head here to install Android 2.3.6 and root it from here. Then, you may continue installing CM9 by doing the following:

To enter into recovery mode one needs to press the three button combo:

  1. Get into Recovery Mode
  2. Clean Cache and do Factory reset.
  3. Install ROM from sdcard. For this enter into the recovery, move to install zip from sdcard using the Volume Up/Down Keys, and click on the Home key to enter. Then select choose zip from sdcard and in the next screen navigate to the ROM file and select it.
  4. Install Google Apps (Optional): For this first ROM Manager has to be installed from the Android Market (Free). Once that is done, open ROM Manager, at opening the app, it will ask for the SuperUser rights. Click on allow. Next, navigate to the Download ROM under the ROM Management section. Under the Free tab, loacate Google Apps. Select the latest one having the Subtitle as Recommended for CM9.xx. (At the time of publishing this tutorial, “20120212 ICS” was the latest one.
  5. Install Google Apps Fixer (If installed Google Apps): For this enter into the recovery, move to install zip from sdcard using the Volume Up/Down Keys, and click on the Home key to enter. Then select choose zip from sdcard and in the next screen navigate to the gapps_fixer.zip file and select it. Please note that, here, if the google sync does not work even after installing the Google Apps Fixer, do a Factory Reset and Do Not restore the data backup made by Titanium Backup.

Changelog for CM9 Build 16:

  • Regression in BUILD 15: Superuser application crashes
  • Regression in BUILD 15: Data Roaming enabled by default
  • Back camera does not record geotagging fixed
  • Camera crashe when changing resolution fixed
  • New WM8994 Extensions (aka “Voodoo Sound”) configurable from DSP Manager

Known Issues in CM9:

  • Camera does not support scene modes
  • FM Radio does not work.
  • Phone unnecessarily gets data connection on device encryption password enter screen.
  • Cannot format external SD
  • Android OS battery usage display higher than normal.
  • Sometime wrong SMS selected for forwarding
  • Format internal instead of external SD when requested to format ext. SD
  • Transfer speed slows down when screen off
  • Gallery face glow FCs
  • Screenshot shutter sound
  • Camera crashes when changing resolution
  • TV Out using HW-decoding (probably won’t be fixed)
  • Sim Toolkit (probably won’t be fixed)
  • No camera focus mode setting
  • Back camera does not record geotagging
  • Compass doesn’t work in Google Maps v6
  • Unable to dial “0001” in some regions
  • Regression in BUILD 15: Data Roaming enabled by default
  • Slow USB transfer speed for some people
  • Camera still photos problem after recording video

**PLEASE NOTE THAT TRYING TO FORMAT THE EXTERNAL SD CARD WILL NOT FORMAT IT BUT INSTEAD IT WILL FORMAT THE INTERNAL MEMORY CARD**

If you have actually read and tried all these instructions and are still stuck PLEASE POST YOUR PROBLEMS IN IN THE COMMENTS SECTION AND THEY WILL GET ADDRESSED ASAP.

Tutorial: Install Teamhacksung’s ICS CM9 ALPHA for Galaxy S (BUILD 15) for SGS GT I9000

Having posted tutorials for Onecosmic’s (now know as Team ICSSGS) Ice Cream Sandwich port for Galaxy S GT I9000, I9000b, Captivate & Vibrant, this time I’m back with the tutorial for Teamhacksung’s ICS better know as CyanogenMod 9 (CM9). This ROM is currently is in Alpha stage and the tutorial below is for installing the Build 15 of the same. Please note that this tutorial is exclusively applicable to the Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 (International Version) ONLY.

Some pre-requisites to be followed are:

  • Taking the back-up: This is a must thing that should be done. Get into Clockworkmod Recovery and select backup. It would take around 10 minutes to complete the backup. Please make sure that the battery is fully charged.
  • Alternatively, you can take the back up of only the apps using Astro File Manager or Titanium Backup which are freely available in the android market.
  • Also, to take up the backup of sms and call logs you may use SMS Backup+ which again is freely available in android market. It syncs your call logs and sms as labels to your gmail account.
  • Root users can make a nandroid backup using the Clockworkmod Recovery App.

Now, for the Installation of the CM9, the following downloads must be made and copied to the root folder of the phone:

—Make sure the the device has 100% battery so that, there aren’t any problems during the flashing—

Now, to flash this ROM, it is necessary that your current ROM is a rooted one. If not, then please head here to install Android 2.3.6 and root it from here. Then, you may continue installing CM9 by doing the following:

To enter into recovery mode one needs to press the three button combo:

  1. Get into Recovery Mode
  2. Clean Cache and do Factory reset.
  3. Install ROM from sdcard. For this enter into the recovery, move to install zip from sdcard using the Volume Up/Down Keys, and click on the Home key to enter. Then select choose zip from sdcard and in the next screen navigate to the ROM file and select it.
  4. Install Superuser Fix: For this enter into the recovery, move to install zip from sdcard using the Volume Up/Down Keys, and click on the Home key to enter. Then select choose zip from sdcard and in the next screen navigate to the sufix.zip file and select it.
  5. Install Google Apps (Optional): For this again enter into the recovery, move to install zip from sdcard using the Volume Up/Down Keys, and click on the Home key to enter. Then select choose zip from sdcard and in the next screen navigate to the gappsv7.1.zip file and select it.
  6. Install Google Apps Fixer (If installed Google Apps): For this again enter into the recovery, move to install zip from sdcard using the Volume Up/Down Keys, and click on the Home key to enter. Then select choose zip from sdcard and in the next screen navigate to the gapps_fixer.zip file and select it. Please note that, here, if the google sync does not work even after installing the Google Apps Fixer, do a Factory Reset and Do Not restore the data backup made by Titanium Backup.
  7. Install Face Unlocker (Optional): For this again enter into the recovery, move to install zip from sdcard using the Volume Up/Down Keys, and click on the Home key to enter. Then select choose zip from sdcard and in the next screen navigate to the face-unlocker6.zip file and select it.

Changelog for CM9 Build 15:

  • Mute-unmute needed on some calls
  • Notification power widget uncustomizable (now integrated into Settings)
  • Duplicate entries in MediaScanner (will only prevent new duplicates, need to clear data to get rid of old duplicates)
  • Regression in BUILD 14: Screen flicker while turning off
  • Regression in BUILD 14: adb turns off every reboot
  • Unreliable Wi-Fi on screen off
  • Reboot into recovery on crash (it will still reboot, just not into recovery)

Known Issues in CM9:

  • Camera does not support scene modes
  • FM Radio does not work.
  • Phone unnecessarily gets data connection on device encryption password enter screen.
  • Cannot format external SD
  • Android OS battery usage display higher than normal.
  • Sometime wrong SMS selected for forwarding
  • Format internal instead of external SD when requested to format ext. SD
  • Transfer speed slows down when screen off
  • Gallery face glow FCs
  • Screenshot shutter sound
  • Camera crashes when changing resolution
  • TV Out using HW-decoding (probably won’t be fixed)
  • Sim Toolkit (probably won’t be fixed)
  • No camera focus mode setting
  • Back camera does not record geotagging
  • Compass doesn’t work in Google Maps v6
  • Unable to dial “0001” in some regions
  • Regression in BUILD 15: Data Roaming enabled by default
  • Slow USB transfer speed for some people
  • Camera still photos problem after recording video

**PLEASE NOTE THAT TRYING TO FORMAT THE EXTERNAL SD CARD WILL NOT FORMAT IT BUT INSTEAD IT WILL FORMAT THE INTERNAL MEMORY CARD**

If you have actually read and tried all these instructions and are still stuck PLEASE POST YOUR PROBLEMS IN IN THE COMMENTS SECTION AND THEY WILL GET ADDRESSED ASAP.