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Uhhhhhhhhh the flashing from 2.1 ---> 2.2 fastboot isn't quite workign I think.
last thing that appeared in the list is
Smart : wParam = 205, IParam = 0
and it's been sitting here for about 15 minutes now. Do you think fastboot is installed by now ?
You said in your tutorial you need to let it flash for a couple of minutes... GOD THIS IS MAKING ME NERVOUS !

EDIT: At 30 minutes of flashing I disconnected the phone. I was able to boot into fastboot successfully, and flashing the recovery didn't work at first because of adbwinapi.dll that was missing. After a while I found that dll and flashed everything. Yippie clockworkmod ! I just flashed the zip and now it is booting. I don't have a skateboard dude but that's because I already installed a custom bootscreen before flashing this rom. It's now frozen so I guess it's regenerating that filesystem.

EDIT2: It's been hanging for about 10 minutes now. I hope it will unfreeze soon :)

Edited by Mavamaarten, 20 April 2011 - 01:50 PM.

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Uhhhhhhhhh the flashing from 2.1 ---> 2.2 fastboot isn't quite workign I think.
last thing that appeared in the list is

Smart : wParam = 205, IParam = 0
and it's been sitting here for about 15 minutes now. Do you think fastboot is installed by now ?
You said in your tutorial you need to let it flash for a couple of minutes... GOD THIS IS MAKING ME NERVOUS !

EDIT: At 30 minutes of flashing I disconnected the phone. I was able to boot into fastboot successfully, and flashing the recovery didn't work at first because of adbwinapi.dll that was missing. After a while I found that dll and flashed everything. Yippie clockworkmod ! I just flashed the zip and now it is booting. I don't have a skateboard dude but that's because I already installed a custom bootscreen before flashing this rom. It's now frozen so I guess it's regenerating that filesystem.

EDIT2: It's been hanging for about 10 minutes now. I hope it will unfreeze soon :)


download swiftdroid 1.9fastboot from the link on other topics. open C: and make a file "android". Then >>swiftdroid1.9 has 3 img files system and boot and recovery copy both of 3 in C:/android
then open phone with fastboot mode camera button +power button, until lg logo dissapears and there is a blank screen.
1. Now open CMD with administrator privileges (Search for CMD in the start menu and right click on ‘cmd’ and click ‘Run as Administrator‘ )

2. Connect the phone to your computer via USB cable and wait for the necessary drivers to install(if u have windows xp x32 or vista/win7 x64 there will be problem.On xp u can download some drivers posted somewhere here in forum )(u cant install fastboot in x64 windows).
3. Then go back to the cmd window and type:


cd C:\Android
(i) Then type:

fastboot.exe -w
(ii) Once that’s completed, type:

fastboot.exe erase system
(iii) Once that’s completed, type:

fastboot.exe flash system system.img
(iv) Once that’s completed, type:

fastboot.exe flash boot boot.img
(v) To install recovery type:

fastboot.exe flash recovery recovery.img
(ix) Once that’s completed, type:

fastboot.exe reboot
4. Your phone will now reboot with CyanogenMod 7 (Android 2.3.3). The first boot might take longer than a normal boot

Edited by mixlis, 20 April 2011 - 02:27 PM.

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Thanks, but I already managed to get it working (v1.8) from the start post, by simply doing a factory reset.
Everything works MUCH faster and love the new effects and status bar.
How do I update to 1.9 ? Just download the .zip and flash it using clockworkmod ?

EDIT: Looks like not. On XDA he said in the startpost that you need to extract the zip, and rename THAT zip to update.zip and flash using recovery. I did that but couldn't get any further than the SwiftDroid bootscreen. Then I reflashed the 1.8 update.zip... but gmail fc'd every time. Luckily everything else worked and a reinstall of gmail using the market fixed that as well. I think I'll stick to my good ol' v1.8

Edited by Mavamaarten, 20 April 2011 - 08:27 PM.

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I'm encountering issues with KDZ updater. Either it stops working (windows dialog) or get an error saying that my phone is not connected by launching .kdz file. Installed drivers provided with the package. Tried different USB ports. Nothing. Can't get past the first step :/ I'm on Win 7 x64. Any help would be appreciated.

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Strykers Lounge Aus have fixed the original guide on this page at XDA Developers

[Guide] Upgrading from 2.1 (or 1.6) to 2.3 swiftdroid [Revised by Stryker’s Lounge]


Strykers lounge take pride in making sure all tweaks work first time and are user friendly for 'Novice Users'


Regards
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I'm encountering issues with KDZ updater. Either it stops working (windows dialog) or get an error saying that my phone is not connected by launching .kdz file. Installed drivers provided with the package. Tried different USB ports. Nothing. Can't get past the first step :/ I'm on Win 7 x64. Any help would be appreciated.



If you find your USB Locks on 'Launch Software Upate'

1. Boot into "Recovery'
2. Using 'Volume button' scroll down to 'mounts and storage' select
3. Using 'Volume button' scroll down to 'mount /sdcard'
4. Using 'Volume button' scroll down to 'mount USB Storage' select
DON'T PRESS 'UNMOUNT' just stay in that screen!

While sitting there....

1. Run 'kdz_fw_upd' from PC/Laptop
2. Choose '3gqct' as the 'Type'
3. Choose 'Diag' as the mode
4. Click 'File icon' and select 'Europe Open+Fastboot.kdz'
then hit ‘Launch Software Update’

Edited by bretthutton, 23 April 2011 - 11:03 AM.

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If you find your USB Locks on 'Launch Software Upate'

1. Boot into "Recovery'
2. Using 'Volume button' scroll down to 'mounts and storage' select
3. Using 'Volume button' scroll down to 'mount /sdcard'
4. Using 'Volume button' scroll down to 'mount USB Storage' select
DON'T PRESS 'UNMOUNT' just stay in that screen!

While sitting there....

1. Run 'kdz_fw_upd' from PC/Laptop
2. Choose '3gqct' as the 'Type'
3. Choose 'Diag' as the mode
4. Click 'File icon' and select 'Europe Open+Fastboot.kdz'
then hit ‘Launch Software Update’


I can't boot into recovery mode because I'm running official LG 2.1, no recovery.

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Your swiftdroid download link doesn't work, is there another site I can download it from?

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good job :mellow: thx for share

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what parts of this are false as im about to have a play with mine plus what parts of the phone work afterwards

i.e messaging
making calls
sms

what apps are preinstalled or is it an open ended thing where i have to install everything on it and can choose to leave stuff out

plus can i root my phone after update

p.s im new to the site and newish to playing with phones in this manor and really dont wanna mess my phone up

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right i followed the instructions to the letter on this i admit im a newbi at this but non the less followed instruction in fine detail then i had to sit for hour upon hour getting my phone working again as the instruction bricked my phone completely meny hours later i had forced my way into the backdoor of the phone and managed to reset back to 2.1 when i say forced i mean i couldnt do factory reset hard reset nothing is there a program of some kind that i can download plug my fone in and it do it itself like the lg updater i used to get the 2.1 a reply would be nice

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is it possible switch qwerty keyboard to classic mobile keyboard with letters and numbers on it? thx

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Hi, I have GT540 with Android 2.1
I downloaded the files mentioned, and could flash with the kdz_fw_upd

But after that, i'm stuck... pressing camera button + power up don't do nothing. And normal boot lets the phone in a very instable state ! I cannot go to settings : get a message com.android settings shut down (or equivalent from french :) )

Is there someone who could help please ?
Thxs

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I just want to add, that i do not get the blank screen when trying fastboot

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