Problems while flashing? Final solution

Many of you guys have expierienced problems while flashing things on my kernel, Roms and suhc. Due to all my works are based on EXT4 filesystem, you can't simply flash those ROMs you will need a procedure to be made, and that's what I'm going to explain:
NOTE: if you are on an EXT4 ROM jump to step 5. If you don't know, flash stock ROM and follow ALL the steps.
  1. (RECOMMENDED) Be on a stock ROM, installation will be cleaner
  2. Download THIS EXT4 tool, the Kernel and the Rom on your device HERE , or on their XDA respectives threads.
  3. Flash on Samsung recovery (or your recovery if you are not on stock), my temp. CWM. You can find it HERE too, and choose your device.
  4. When you are on the Temp. CWM, flash the EXT4 Formatter tool, so whole system will be converted to EXT4. (Stock filesystem is RFS)
  5. After the installation, flash my kernel you have downloaded before.
  6. When the Kernel is installed, go, on the CWM, to advanced --> reboot recovery (this will reboot the device, and turn it on on the new CWM of kernel)
  7. Wipe data, cache and dalvik
  8. (IMPORTANT) Go to mounts and storage, and make sure system is mounted (will show unmounted), if it shows unmounted, click it twice, to make sure! :)
  9. Go to install zip from SD Card, choose zip from SD card and install your CyanogenMod, AOSP, Cyanmobile, whatever your EXT4 Based ROM is. (MAKE SURE installation last more than 5 seconds, if is less than 5 secodns, your system is unmounted! repeate step 8).
  10. After installation, go back and reboot system, if you made it good, ROM boots, so no problem on it.
That's the cleanest installation, there are other ways, but this one won't give you so much problems. Why do we have to make all of this? Because to run AOSP based ROMs (CyanogenMod or others), EXT4 is the best filesystem, so we need to convert RFS (Samsung) to EXT4, and this are the steps to do it perfect!

NOTE: MY kernel has a "bug", if you don't mount before installing, ZIP file won't be installed! Make sure everytime you mount system properly!

Many thanks to Lopicl.00 who created this EXT4 tool, useful for every noob user! :D

Comments

  1. i can insall the rom cm9 beta 1?

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  2. When release cm 9.1 beta2?

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  3. For What is the EXT4 file system, Can I install the rom on EXT4? or ?

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  4. biel, cm9 tendra ese masterkey fix? o se tendra q aplicar desde xposed?… ademas el xposed para ics sera compatible?

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  5. enough with CM7 works with me. thanks bielt. waiting for CM9 galaxy y

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  6. Have Bulgarian Peoples ? :D

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  7. flash ext4, need partition sd card or not??

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  8. When release cm 9.1 beta2?

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    1. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=37202522
      This is the link for the page were you can get beta 2

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  10. Hello, failed to install kernel 4.0 on Galaxy Mini Plus, I think there is an error in the kernel because Cyanus Kernel 1.9 works without problem or maybe it's me, come on, who has not left me how to install the kernel

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  11. biel, el kernel 4.0 tiene el bug que dice E: can't open cache/recovery/last_log.lo que ocasiona que no se pueda descargar nada de playstore

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  12. En gapps_ics_signed.zip Google Play no actualiza ni descarga ninguna aplicación, la red celular no la reconoce ni el IMEI no hay 3G (al encender dura 5 segundos donde si reconoce bien la red), no hay rotación automática, no funciona la cámara, el flash led, el almacenamiento masivo, no hay explorador de archivos, si está apagado cargando no enciende con el botón. Funciona perfecto el WiFi, Bluetooth, Navegador, Contactos. Genial trabajo Biel, gracias por todo.

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  13. If i use "EXT4 formatter". Will Sd-card be formatted, bros ?

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    1. no!
      only the system/data/cache

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  14. What abotu flashing GApps? I just tried and the market is bugged (instant fail on all installs)
    Can I use Marcus' workaround (fresh stock flash via Odin, then overwrite your ROMs META-INF with Percy's CM7 build.) with the EXT4 format?

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  15. tambien yo, el kernel 4.0 tiene el bug que dice E: can't open cache/recovery/last_log.lo que ocasiona que no se pueda descargar nada de playstore

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  16. The kernel can't access the cache directory... it always shows read error in recovery... can u fix it... hope this fact will help u to make it more stable...

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  17. Im really angry, ihave tried it 2 times and it fail, i need hepl, if someone here can help me this is my unofficial email direction: pspgamerxd@gmail.com

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  18. After the EXT4 flash it won't mount any storage (system, data, cahce etc) What should I do now??? Thank You!

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    1. Doesn't matter. Go to Advaned ====> Reboot Recovery.
      You will see BroadcomCM's Blue CWM Recovery. Then mount things and proceed Installation.

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  19. m stuck on setup wizard.it force closes on setup wizard.what can i do???

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  20. When Galaxy Y get Satble CM9.1....? im waiting

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  21. Hi !
    I have flash CyanogenMod 9.1 beta 2 cooperve (galaxy ace s5830i). First I try it from CM 7.2 RC4 : flash kernel biels 4.0, reboot CWM after that mount data,system and install zip from SD card and reboot phone.

    I try it from stock rom too - Download EXT4 tool, the Kernel and the Rom on device,
    Flash on Samsung recovery Biels temp. CWM.
    When you are on the Temp. CWM, flash the EXT4 Formatter tool, so whole system will be converted to EXT4. (Stock filesystem is RFS)
    After the installation, flash my kernel you have downloaded before.
    When the Kernel is installed, go, on the CWM, to advanced --> reboot recovery (this will reboot the device, and turn it on on the new CWM of kernel)
    Wipe data, cache and dalvik
    (IMPORTANT) Go to mounts and storage, and make sure system is mounted (will show unmounted), if it shows unmounted, click it twice, to make sure!
    Go to install zip from SD Card, after that reboot phone.

    In both cases i have got the same problem. In the first case rom boot up, but too many bugs, force closes...(It doesnt look like HW is fixed fully)

    In second case, I got bootloop or rom boot up but it shows - setup wizard.it force closes on setup wizard.

    What did i do wrong ???

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    1. its not you!
      is the kernel!
      there is a problem with the kernel..

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  22. Do you need the EXT4 tool and the Kernel and the Rom from here is you are flashing from stock rom to CyanogenMod 9.1. I only ask as the Broadcome download page only mentions ver 7.2 - 2.3.7.

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  23. Bad english and bad rom. I wont install this, its too risky. Lol

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  24. Hola, he leído tus instrucciones y me han quedado algunas dudas:
    1-Tengo una ROM stock, pero con ClockWork Mod permanente, puedo flashear tu ClockWorkMod temporal "encima" del que ya tengo instalado o tengo que volver al recovery stock.

    Aprecio mucho tu trabajo de portar ICS a nuestros "minis". Muchas gracias por tu trabajo.

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  25. bro you are just awesome :thumbsup:
    dont care about what others say...keep up with the awesome job

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  26. I successfully installed the CM9 beta 4 on gt-s5360, and it's working. I am now anxiously awaiting the final version :)

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  27. Hey friend, I followed all the steps correctly to install the AOSP ROM, but now the Wi-Fi does not work, or Bluetooth, or other wireless connection, even GSM, any way to fix this?

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    1. Did you solved that problem? How? I have the same...
      Thanks!

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  28. How can I revert to RFS Samsung to restore stock firmware?

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  29. Thank you, I have installed beta4 and seems to work ok. There are things that I expected not to work as the camara, however when I recieve a phone call there is no sound. is this a known bug or I did something wrong?

    Best regards and thank you for this important release.

    Rafael

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  30. when CM9.1 beta 5 realeased ??

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  31. thank u very muck its awesome

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  32. something popup like cannot resolve host get.cm

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  33. I have spent days now on trying to get Gapps to work, It wont for some reason let me download anything, even though it says it is downloading, it gets stuck in the animation... I have tried the following:
    - Install 2 different versions of Gapps intended for ICS
    - Reflash the device (Think i am on my 4th try now)
    - Flashed different so called "fixes" didnt work
    - YES i did mount system everytime i flashed anyting, and followed the instruction to the smallest detail.
    soo... what am i missing

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  34. plzzz do fix the audio and mic bug i love everything about this rom......

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  36. Hello admin this is my first time i write comment in page. i have already try many rom so meny rom and i try CM9 beta 5 but i face some problem. When i search i found this rom i tryed Yesterday and find it very Clear so I decided to keep it and every thing works good I hope not find any problems.;tnks admin
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    plz i want update play store support this rom to not face any problem
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    i want UPDATE PLAY STORE support this rom to not face any problem plz
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    By the way your step is the exact steps
    i mount every thing (system, data, cache, sdcard) ;) ;)

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  37. I am sory admin to say ther is many bugs after i search. camera not working also microphone and audio this rom have many bug. but tnks admin

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