Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Installing MIUI Rom on Galaxy S (Guide) - 2

What you'll need:

Flashing GalnetMIUI for the first time

MIUI is a new user interface for your mobile platform. It is designed to replace your current mobile phones user interface with a cleaner freasher, iPhone like style. MIUI also comes with over 100 plus added features, including the ability to download, edit and manage your phones theme / style. It is designed by chinese developers under a closed source basis and is modified around the world by leading develoeprs such as Galnet, Mambo04, Currydude, Kenia1234 and many others.
This guide is designed for those who have no experience in flashing a Samsung Galaxy S, and is based solely on flashing the Samsung Galaxy S i9000. However more experienced users should be able to use this guide as a reference for flashing other devices.

You will need to download the files associated with this guide. Please refer to the column on the right for everything you'll need to flash GalnetMIUI for the first time. It is also advisable to read this guide fully prior to flashing.
For people who have flashing experience already, please do not be tempted to skip steps outlined in this guide if you are coming from another custom ROM. Only by following this guide in its entirity will you be guaranteed to have the most stable, bug free installation of this ROM.
If you are new to flashing, this can seem like a uphill battle, the purpose of this section is designed to make sure you have a clean fresh install, coming from any firmware. It is important you take the time to read over this section, as doing things wrong could end up causing you all sorts of issues when using the new installation.

Step 1: FroYo (2.2.1) Bootloader

In order to have working WiFi, SD Cards and more whilst using GalnetMIUI, you must first revert back to a FroYo 2.2.1 bootloader. Many people complain that these do not work, and later find out that they are actually using the Gingerbread (2.3) bootloader. If you are not sure about which bootloader you are currently using, it is best to follow this step before moving on to step 2.
Using a windows PC, make sure that you have installed Samsung Kies. This will ensure that you have all of the relevant drivers to be able to connect your phone to your PC.
Now you need to open your flashing suite, in this case we'll use ODIN.
What you need to do is extract the that you downloaded and then put the relevant files into the relevant areas. This is very simple to do. To tell ODIN where the .pit file is, simply click on the PIT button in ODIN, and navigate to where you extracted the archive to, and then select the s1_odin_20100512.pit file. Then repeat the process with the PDA button, but this time selecting the GT-I9000_FROYO_FULL_PDA.tar file.
Once you have done this, you should see the following:

Please note that the Re-Partition option is ticked.
Now you are ready to flash your phone. To do this, switch off your phone. Once it has turned off completely you need to boot the phone into Download mode by holding the following keys:
Volume Down + Home Key (the one in the middle at the bottom of your phone) + Power
Once you see the Galaxy S boot screen let go of these buttons. You will then see a triangle sign with an Android doing some shovelling. This means you are successfully in Download Mode!
Now you need to connect your phone to your computer via the USB cable that was supplied with your phone. When you see the "Ready" text in the ID:COM box (it will also turn yellow), you are ready to flash. If you see "[COM:{any number}]" this is also an indication that your phone has been detected and is ready to flash. Now simply click the start button, and sit back and relax with your drink of choice and snacks while your phone is flashed.
This can take up to 10 minutes to complete before your phone is automatically rebooted, and the first boot from flashing can take a further 5-15 minutes to complete, so please be patient.

Step 2: SpeedMod Kernel

Whilst doing step 1 you installed a new Kernel onto your handset, don’t worry this isn’t a bad thing, it simply helps us move onto the next stage of flashing quickly. The Kernel included a modified recovery system, which allows you to install Custom Firmware (Roms) onto your handset.
What you need to do now is to copy the latest version of the GalnetMIUI rom to your phone. Just put it into the root of your phone (the root being the first thing you see when you open the Removable Disk Drive in windows explorer). Once that has copied across, switch off your phone again and restart it in recovery mode.
To access recovery mode, simply hold the following keys: Volume Up + Home + Power. Remember to release the power button when you see the boot screen. In order to navigate recovery mode, use the volume key to scroll up and down and use the power button to select the option that you want.

Now navigate using your Volume Key (Up and Down) and Power Button (Enter) to install MIUI on your mobile phone. Firstly Navigate to Mounts and Storage and Wipe the System, Cache, Data and DataData. Once done, return to the first screen by going Back. Now we are going to go to Install Zip From SD Card, and Select the MIUI file you have download, etc.. Now press the Power Button (Enter) and the rom installation will start. You may experience a couple of reboots whilst this occurs.

Once completed the phone will either restart automatically and load (Please give up to 10 minutes) and enter MIUI without any issues. If something should go wrong, simply enter Recover (Now Orange) and Simply Wipe Cache, System, Data, and Datadata and then Install the MIUI file again.

Installation Completed - Welcome to GalnetMIUI!

Depending on your install, you will either be presented with the MIUI user interface (Desktop) or a Setup Wizard. If you are welcome with the Setup Wizard simply follow the steps and afterwards you will be welcomed to the new interface (Desktop).

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