Samsung Galaxy 3 GT-i5800: root, gps fix, upgrading (JPF fw)

Hi everybody,
I hope that some admin will open an official section for this Android mobile phone, in the meantime I want to share some informations.

Info for 5801 users at the bottom: read it carefully before do anything

LATEST FIRMWARE:
I5800XXJPF for I5800 EUROPE (December 2010)CLICK HERE – Android 2.2 FROYO (pass = samfirmware.com)

Instructions for upgrading: see below

HOW TO ROOT/UNROOT (alternative method):

Simply use z4root. z4root it’s an app you install from the market or by side loading, that has a single button that will root your device.
You can find all infos about z4root here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=833953

Download:
This application is available directly from the market. Search for ‘z4root’
or click here for .apk

HOW TO ROOT:

Actually it’s possibile to root I5800 using “One Click Root/UnRoot I9000 (Eclair and Froyo) Mac and PC” that you can find here. I used the OSX version.

WINDOWS VERSION

1. Make sure your phone is on USB Debug mode: (MENU > Settings > Applications > Developement > USB debugging = Checked )
2. For Windows x86 and x64 systems make sure that the Samsung Drivers are installed. You can get them here.
3. Extract the contents of GalaxyS_I9000_One-Click_Root.rar to a folder.
4. Connect your phone to your PC via the USB cable and launch the file “Galaxy S I9000 One-Click Root” file.
5. Based on the version of the Operating System you are running, click the “One-Click Root 2.1” button for Eclair or “One-Click Root 2.2” for Froyo Warning: Not Both!!. This will launch a command prompt follow the instructions in the CMD window.

OSX VERSION

0. Copy root.zip to your SD root and rename it as update.zip (you’ll find this inside the package)
1. Make sure your phone is on USB Debug mode: (MENU > Settings > Applications > Developement > USB debugging = Checked )
2. Connect the phone to your computer.
3. Eject both the internal and external SD card from your computer and turn off USB storage in the notification area.
4. Click one of the buttons depending on what you want to do
5. After the phone has rebooted into recovery select “apply sdcard:update.zip”, use volume buttons and home button to select.

Superuser app issue: Found out the issue with Superuser App crash. If you install new superuser 2.3.1 the app will crash if you click on the Info Tab. The first Time you One-Click Root you will need to run something as superuser which will add an item the superuser will track then the Info Tab will not Force Close and will display details of the tracked app requesting root access. New Superuser bug but easily ignored.

HOW TO UNROOT:

WINDOWS VERSION

1. Make sure your phone is on USB Debug mode: (MENU > Settings > Applications > Developement > USB debugging = Checked )
2. For Windows x86 and x64 systems make sure that the Samsung Drivers are installed. You can get them here.
3. Extract the contents of GalaxyS_I9000_One-Click_Root.rar to a folder.
4. Connect your phone to your PC via the USB cable and launch the file “Galaxy S I9000 One-Click Root” file.
5. Based on the version of the Operating System you are running, click the “One-Click Root 2.1” button for Eclair or “One-Click Root 2.2” for Froyo Warning: Not Both!!. This will launch a command prompt follow the instructions in the CMD window.

OSX VERSION

0. Copy unroot.zip to your SD root and rename it as update.zip (you’ll find this inside the package)
1. Make sure your phone is on USB Debug mode: (MENU > Settings > Applications > Developement > USB debugging = Checked )
2. Connect the phone to your computer.
3. Eject both the internal and external SD card from your computer and turn off USB storage in the notification area.
4. Click one of the buttons depending on what you want to do
5. After the phone has rebooted into recovery select “apply sdcard:update.zip”, use volume buttons and home button to select.

LeshaK at Samdroid: for the original rooted-update.zip.
Dr.Hani Akrim for the original rooted-update.zip for 2.2 Froyo.
gunnarhafdal : for creating the Mac GUI for my app.
TGA_Gunnmann: for the original version
sosotris: check here

DOWNLOAD ONE CLICK ROOT/UNROOT FOR GALAXY I9000/I5800 HERE

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GPS FIX:

I5800 has many trouble with gps fix. To solve this just change NTP server in gps.conf located in system/etc. The simple way to do this is using FasterFix that you can download here: http://www.bernardbekker.nl/Files/FasterFixv92.apk
Attention Root is required!
Change NTP depending on your location. For a full list of NTP server visit http://www.ntp.org/.

You can create also a gps.conf file like this:

NTP_SERVER=it.pool.ntp.org
XTRA_SERVER_1=http://xtra1.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin
XTRA_SERVER_2=http://xtra2.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin
XTRA_SERVER_3=http://xtra3.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin
SUPL_HOST=supl.google.com
SUPL_PORT=7276

and change NTP_SERVER with the one of your area.

To push gps_conf in system/etc you can also use ADB (you’ll find it into root/unroot package):

From terminal wrote:

Code:
adb shell

and then type:

Code:
su
remount rw
cat /sdcard/gps.conf > /system/etc/gps.conf
reboot

Another suggestion:

Originally Posted by octy View Post If I start gpssetup2 and close it immediately then the GPS works perfectly, retreiving up to 9 satellites in a few seconds, and provide localisation on Google Maps immediately

You can start it with the following code : *#*#1472365#*#*

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“FINAL” GPS FIX By Octy: Fully Automatic

Octy makes an application that fix gps problems on 5800 and works great! You’ll find this app for free on the market, just search for any of these keywords: octy, GPS optimisation or GPSopt

Hi,

I’ve try to find a solution to the GPS issue on my i5800.
To do so I’ve developped an application that configures the GPS
to make it work correctly (if it is not enabled it request the
activation through the settings before).

The application is still experimental but works very well on
my i5800. The GPS work very well after.

I put it on android market for free. You can search it with one
of the following keywords: octy, GPS optimisation or GPSopt.

If you want you can test it on your i5800/i5801.
I’m interested by your feedbacks.

If the application make GPS work better for a significant
number of people, I will upgrade it to a better one with a
more intuitive and beautiful interface.

I personally tested it and IT WORKS! GpsFix in few seconds

Great octy

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UPGRADING:
Actually many firmware are available for each area (Europe, Asia and America). Last firmware version are:

Europe: I5800XWJH2
Asia: I5801DDJG6
America: I5800LVIJG8

All roms use OPS 531 and they can be flashed using ODIN for 5800.

Flashing with ODIN it’s very simple (sorry for picture):

1) Select “One Package”
2) Select OPS file for I5800
3) In one package select the firmware that you want to flash.
4) Start

In about two minutes your mobile will be upgrade.

DOWNLOAD ODIN AND OPS FOR I5800 HERE –> All necessary files!
DOWNLOAD I5800/5801 Flashing Tutorial (English) HERE –> Courtesy of Samfirmware.com

LATEST FIRMWARE:
I5800XXJPF for I5800 EUROPE (December 2010)CLICK HERE – Android 2.2 FROYO (pass = samfirmware.com)

OLD FIRMWARE:
I5800XXJPB for I5800 EUROPE (December 2010)CLICK HERE – Android 2.2 FROYO (pass = samfirmware.com)
I5800XXJPA for I5800 EUROPE (November 2010)CLICK HERE – Android 2.2 FROYO (pass = samfirmware.com)
I5800XXJP9 for I5800 EUROPE (November 2010)CLICK HERE – Android 2.2 FROYO (pass = samfirmware.com)
I5800XXJP8 for I5800 EUROPE (November 2010)CLICK HERE – Android 2.2 FROYO
I5800XXJK1 for I5800 EUROPE (November 2010)CLICK HERE – (password = ssamfirmware.com) – Still Android 2.1
I5800XWJH2 for I5800 EUROPE (August 2010)CLICK HERE – (password = samsung-firmwares.com)
I5800XXJI2 for I5800 EUROPE (September 2010)CLICK HERE – (password = samfirmware.com)
I5800XWJI4 for I5800 EUROPE (September 2010)CLICK HERE – (password = samfirmware.com)
I5801DDJG6 for I5800 ASIA (July 2010)CLICK HERE – (password = samsung-firmwares.com)
I5800LVIJG8 for I5800 AMERICA (July 2010)CLICK HERE – (password = samsung-firmwares.com)
I5800BOJH1 for I5801 (August 2010)CLICK HERE – (password = samfirmware.com)

CUSTOM FIRMWARE:
Fixed I5800XXJI2 Firmware (no memory problems)Mirror 01Mirror 02

* To enable copy protected apps for the new september firmware in market please read this topic
* For I5800 latest firmware (September 2010) read this post: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show…&postcount=166

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I5801 OWNER
I read that all procedures (root/gps fix/upgrading) was “successfully” tested also on I5801 (orange branded):
– Some people flashed their I5801 with I5800 with success.
– Some people flashed their I5801 with I5800 with success but lost their IMEI
– Some people flashed their I5801 with I5800 with success but mac-address change at reboot
– Please don’t PM me about I5801 rooting and upgranding, read the forum. Thanks
For rooting I5801 use this file: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show…&postcount=128

UPDATE GUIDE FOR I5801: Read this post: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show…&postcount=543

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INTERESTING POST INSIDE THIS DICUSSION
Octy GPS Fix: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show…5&postcount=70
Live Wallpapers on i5800: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show…&postcount=103
Alternative method for root/unroot: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show…&postcount=112

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Posted on February 28, 2011, in Galaxy 3 (i5801/i5800) and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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