Dzhedaj, on 07 November 2011 - 11:42 AM, said:
If it was a BB problem, I wouldn't have great data reception with no disconnects while idle with GR4 + V20L baseband + RIL. Battery life is also not different from other V20x releases I've tried.
Maybe you should check which RIL version you have?
I'm sorry, I don't know what a RIL is - well, I just looked it up on Wikipedia of course, but I don't know how this relates to the baseband
I'm really new to all this. Could you please help me understand the following?
So, if you could just clear this up for me please, I would be very grateful:
On my phone, there are three partitions: Recovery (which contains stock recovery or CWM), System partition (which contains/includes the OS), Data Partition (which contains all normally installed Apps+data) and the InternalSD (which can also contain Apps if you install them there). There's also the ExternalSD which is the real, physical SD-Card.
You can flash these three partitions all together or seperately.
Then there's also the BaseBand and the RIL, both of which are completely seperate from the 'normal' file systems.
For example: a KDZ file contains and flashes the following: recovery partition, system partition, baseband and RIL. It leaves your data partition, internal SDCard (and external SDCard) untouched. That's why you still have your Apps and Settings after flashing KDZ. It also does remove CWM.
Then there are the CWM-Zip files (updates) you can flash.
In order to do this, you need to have CWM installed in the recovery partition and have root.
Then you copy the ZIP file to your External SD Card and reboot into recovery mode.
There you can select the ZIP file and then the following will be flashed: system partition, data partition(?). BaseBand, RIL and Recovery will be untouched.
Is this correct?
1) There is CWM and there is Rommanager (in Market). Is the latter just some kind of 'helper' GUI for the first? You don't really need Rommanager in order to use CWM?
2) Can I boot into CWM recovery, and then make a full backup of system and data partition into a ZIP file on the External SD Card? (and later restore this in the same manner?) If so, I can safely try GR5 (when it's out) and if it doesn't work, just restore the backup I made and all apps and settings will be back?
3) There also a 'wipe' being mentioned and a 'nandroid backup'. What is meant by these two? Is 'wipe' just an option when booting into CWM? If so, what will it wipe exactly?
4) There's also SmartFlash. This is a Windows tool which can flash all of the above (system, data, recovery, BB, RIL but not InternalSD or ExternalSD). The flash file you give it determines what will be flashed. Do I need CWM installed to use SmartFlash or does it only work with stock recovery? I do understand CWM and SmartFlash are just different tools to the same goal, eg. like Winrar and Winzip.
I really hope you're willing to clarify this for me, because I have the feeling I really need to understand how this all works if I ever want to be able to fix all issues my phone has and use it normally.
And the most important question would be then: how can I check the RIL version I have?