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Cyanogen Mod on a Korean phone?

 
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Scotticus



Joined: 18 Mar 2007

PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:21 am    Post subject: Cyanogen Mod on a Korean phone? Reply with quote

Hey all,

I'm not exactly technologically illiterate - build my own computers, etc - however I know very little (if anything) about rooting phones. I was curious if anyone has rooted their Android phone in Korea and if they had any problems with it. I have basically given up hope that LG is going to update the Galaxy SII HD LTE to 4.1 (still on a late version of 2.3), thus my question here.
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Beeyee



Joined: 29 May 2007

PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the same phone with LG and there is an update to 4.0. Connect your phone to Samsung Keis software to get it.
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phatrick



Joined: 18 Apr 2006
Location: Busan

PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can read Korean (google chrome can translate) or have a friend to help you, these two sites are the best for rooting/dev/roms/etc for Korean phones.

http://cafe.naver.com/develoid
http://www.matcl.com/

or you can try searching XDA http://forum.xda-developers.com/

I have an S3 but the LG versions of the phone seem to get the least amount of support but I don't know about the S2.
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Scotticus



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beeyee wrote:
I have the same phone with LG and there is an update to 4.0. Connect your phone to Samsung Keis software to get it.


I'm assuming I'll need the Korean-language Windows version, right? I only have access to a Mac right now, and I didn't see an OSX version on the Korean website. Did I miss it, or do they just not have one? I tried the one from the Samsung UK website and it installed and recognized my device, but (fairly obviously) said it wasn't a device you could update via that program.
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phatrick



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know for my s3 i downloaded kies from the usa website and it works fine.

To be honest though I don't usually use kies to update my phone. I found myself plugging in my phone and sometimes it would recognize it, update it and other times not. It seems to be a common problem. A little research on your part on how to do it, you can just download the newest firmware from (not modified, straight from samsung) http://www.sammobile.com/firmware/ and flash it with ? on a Mac or Odin on a PC.
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Beeyee



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scotticus wrote:
Beeyee wrote:
I have the same phone with LG and there is an update to 4.0. Connect your phone to Samsung Keis software to get it.


I'm assuming I'll need the Korean-language Windows version, right? I only have access to a Mac right now, and I didn't see an OSX version on the Korean website. Did I miss it, or do they just not have one? I tried the one from the Samsung UK website and it installed and recognized my device, but (fairly obviously) said it wasn't a device you could update via that program.


No it doesn't have to be the Korean language version. I'm also on a Mac but bootcamped into Windows 7, installed Kies, plugged in my phone and pressed update.
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Scotticus



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Downloaded it from both the UK website (where it says my device wasn't supported for a firmware update) and then the US website (same program and same result). The Sammobile website doesn't even have my model listed SHV-E120L. Le sigh.
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phatrick



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If sammobile does not have the firmware for your phone you can contact them on twitter https://twitter.com/SamMobiles or their website. I contacted them one way or another for them to start downloading the shw-m440s firmware's. I think they only carry what has ever been requested.

There is another website http://samsung-updates.com/device/?id=SHV-E120L but the latest firmware they have for the phone is 4.0.4. Are you sure that 4.1 has been released for your phone?
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Scotticus



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 4.1 would be if I rooted it and installed a custom rom. I'd be fine even with 4.0, to be honest. I figure I'm just going to have to wait till my Windows laptop gets here and then do it on that with the Korean version of the software.
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