OK. I found the correct combination. It seems that the recovery distributed with Cyanogenmod 10 M2 for galaxysmtd is really picky about the hardware buttons.
Here's how you can boot to recovery:
Start with Galaxy S powered off
Press and hold Volume up + Home
Press and hold Power button
Wait for (factory default) Galaxy S GT-I9000 boot display to show up
You most probably have an unpartitioned sdcard, clockworkmod however assumes that is partitioned and wants to mount the first partition (/dev/block/mmcblk0p1).
You can fix this by repartitioning your sdcard so that it has a mountable fat-formatted first volume and then retry.
If you don't mind using the commandline, boot to recovery and connect via adb ...
It depends on your PIT partition file.
Before you do anything using heimdall, print the partition table of your phone.
sudo heimdall print-pit
The output of the file is the location assigned to each partition. For example on my Galaxy S3, I have something like this:
--- Entry #20 ---
Binary Type: 0 (AP)
Device Type: 2 (MMC)
Attributes: 5 (...
It is usually /datadata that gets full on the Galaxy S. Interestingly this partition is not displayed in the Storage Setting Menu. The quirk is that /datadata is mounted on a special very fast flash chip that only provides 170MiB of storage space.
While this was enough in the "early days" of Android when the Galaxy S was released, it can easly become tight ...
As devnul3 says, a power-only cable is a USB cable where the data pins are not connected. The main reason they exist is because they can be made ever so slightly cheaper by virtue of only needing 2 connections instead of 4 (and also because you don't need to worry about preserving the quality of the very high frequency signals on the data lines).
Honestly, I am not 100% sure that this was really a problem related to the kernel. I think that the "problem" could be also caused by the fact that pressing the home key in recovery mode results in a reboot. The correct way to select a recovery item is to press the power button.
I had the same issue two days ago. The problem was the ...
The CyanogenMod 10 is the first update with the code to detect an invalid IMEI.
You could already have an invalid IMEI and don't know about it.
The issue with an invalid IMEI is that you may have emergency calling problems (inability to do emergency calls).
Does the IMEI reported match the number under your battery?
Dial *#06# and the ...
If you always wipe the device between ROMs (clear system, boot, cache, etc [not data]), then there should never be any degradation of performance. While flash memory does have a theoretical write limit, you won't make any sort of noticeable dent in the life of the device by constantly switching ROMs to try out new ones.
However, if you don't do a full wipe, ...
If you can connect using adb (usb debugging), you can simply use the command "reboot".
If you're rooted and have a terminal emulator installed, "su reboot" will do the same thing.
The reboot command will also accept arguments of "recovery" or "bootloader", which will reboot you into the recovery or bootloader respectively.
I also had a boot loop today, after flashing Semaphore's ClockworkMod Recovery according to these instructions, then trying to boot to recovery mode. What helped me out was the hint at the bottom of that page: to use Replicant's recovery.img instead:
heimdall flash --KERNEL recovery.img --no-reboot
Update: Note that the hint has now been removed with the ...
Sometimes the culprit is much easier to solve: If accessing secured websites (https:) via the browser fails as well, make sure your date/time settings are correct -- otherwise certificates will fail. Best explained using an example:
Say, today the date is May 28th 2013 -- but your device's date/time is set to January 1st 2010. Now you visit a secure website,...
The general consensus is there's usually different partitions available:
When a guide says to flash "partition" where partition is one of the above, then that implies transferring the contents destined for the partition. The mileage will vary depending on the handset/manufacturer as not all of them actually have implemented ...
First, you probably cannot update to Android 3.x as that version was only intended for tablets.
Second, no Android version is linked to a specific phone. But each phone needs specific adaptions due to different hardware elements used, so each Android version must be adapted to be usable on the device.
Third, for "How can I..." and "Where do I find..." and "...
On these phones, the behaviour you describe can be caused by a corrupted SD card filesystem. The media scanner runs all the time, trying to read the SD card.
This problem immediately suggested itself as a possibility as it would be natural to move the same SD card to your new phone, transferring the problem there. That would explain why it started right ...
It's simple. There are hidden magnets in the front part of the flip cover. These magnets tell the device that S-View Flip Cover is attached.
The glass window that is on the cover is conductive, through which you can operate only that much part of the screen leaving the rest of the screen non operable to avoid accidental touch.
The idea behind is just like ...
The small house icon is an indicator that you're connected to a Verizon Network Extender.
Click to enlarge source:androidcentral
They are primarily used for people that want to have Verizon Wireless service in their house, but there is no or very little network coverage in their area. They purchase the Network Extenders that hook up to their ...
I have several bluetooth-GPS adapters that I use with all of my devices when I need a superb signal because a specialiced receiver is almost always superior to a smartphone's internal GPS (due to integration constraints).
See a more generic question/answer here: What can I do when my GPS doesn't work (or if my tablet doesn't have GPS)?
Lucky for you, I am a super user on the Spotify community.
First, you need to wipe the data for the Spotify app, and then re login.
Once this has done, it may take a few seconds for the app to recognise the Internet connection.
If that fails to work, reinstall the app, and login again.
Widgets/Apps which might help (also with other phones)
Take a look at Fast Reboot. The app claims to work on non-rooted devices (Does NOT require root!). Trouble is, this doesn't perform a full reboot, but just "kills all processes" to simulate a fast boot (I guess this includes the "system server", so it comes very close to a reboot).
Another "app" you ...
I am suspecting, after reading the logcat and dump, the kernel killed off quite a few processes, whether its down to the ROM itself, or a buggy RIL (Radio Interface Layer), RIL is responsible for communicating with the cellular radio base-band firmware.
This is the excerpt from the kernel, showing Dolphin, Alarm Clock, Google Voice(?) getting killed off:
As you've got your device with a contract, this added a special barrier to updates. Short explanation how that goes:
Google (or rather the AOSP, Android Open Source Project) releases a new Android version. This is usually immediately available to Nexus devices -- but...
Device manufacturers need to adapt it to their hardware (drivers etc.) and, in many ...
The message is basically telling you that you don't have the correct bootloader version on your device; specifically, you most likely have an older ICS bootloader rather than the Jelly Bean one. You can read a bit about this on CyanogenMod's Google+ page, and the CM Wiki page for the S3 succinctly notes:
Going forward, CM10.1 is no longer compatible with ...
Just tested this on my phone and my gmail, and it seems to work. I'm running 4.4 with the stock Contacts app on my phone.
On your phone, in the Contacts app: menu button -> import/export contacts
Choose export to storage and it will create a .vcf file to /storage/emulated/0/ which is the root folder for storage
Transfer this file via email, or usb to a ...
Sorry to disagree with the other answers, but those assumptions are simply wrong:
To be compliant with Battery Charging Spec. or any other comparable charging mechanism, the data lines require certain voltages or a shortcut (e.g. BC with <200 Ohms) to identify the charger type, i.e. the charger provides that signals - hence the data lines are required ...
You could use:
'GravityBox' Xposed module (available separately for Lollipop, Kitkat and Jelly Bean) that has an option for exactly that
(Under Power tweaks -> Battery Charge sound tick).
Or an even more dedicated module Disable Battery Full Alert module.
For information on how to install 'xposed' modules, view a similar stack exchange post.
See the following page for downloading the required files:
Install Samsung Kies but dont keep it running while flashing as it will interfere with the process. Required only for the drivers.
Download CF-Root kernel. File name – CF-Root-XW_NEE_JVH-v3.2-CWM3RFS.zip.
Unzip the ...