Archive for December, 2011

Recently I’ve installed a new version of GingerReal (1.4.0) only to find that my Galaxy Ace always reboot when I tried to install certain (if not all) application.

Here’s how to fix it :

1. Reboot into ClockWorkMod Recovery
When Galaxy Ace is off, Press and Hold Home button while pressing Power button, this will bring Galaxy Ace to Recovery Mode (ClockWorkMod Recovery Mode)
or you can tap on a CWM icon and choose “Reboot into ClockWorkMod Recovery”

2. Choose wipe data/factory reset (with Volume Down button) and press Home button

3. Choose wipe cache partition and press Home button

4. Choose reboot system now and press Home button

Note : this will (only) wipe the data and cache on your Galaxy Ace (all data in sdcard will be safe)

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I’ve never have a chance to write a step by step guide about how I flashed my Galaxy Ace before, but since I have it back with stock ROM 2.3.4 (GingerBread) which is slower (compared to the custom ROM I used before), I thought I’ll flash it again with custom ROM while write little guide about that ^^

First, I’ll use GingerReal 1.4.0 ROM for this (been using it since 1.1.0 – it is good and faster than stock ROM)

Note :
1. You have to flash KPH or KPO (or any GingerBread) stock ROM first – use Odin for this.
2. Home button, is the Middle Galaxy Ace button

Edit:
I just downgrade to GingerReal 1.3.0, the GR 1.4.0 reboot when installing some of my fav apps.

1. Download ClockWorkMod Recovery 4.0.0.9 for Galaxy Ace

2. Choose one from the link above, I use this one

3. Copy ClockWorkMod Recovery (file:ClockWorkModAce.zip)
and GingerReal 1.4.0 (file: SGA-GR-1.4_GINGERBREAD.DDKQ5.zip to your MicroSD/sdcard root directory, use either bluetooth or MicroUSB cable.

4. Flash ClockWorkMod Recovery via Galaxy Ace Recovery Mode.
a. When Galaxy Ace is off, Press and Hold Home button while pressing Power button, this will bring Galaxy Ace to Recovery Mode
b. Choose “apply update from sdcard”, press Home button
c. Scroll with Volume Down or Up; choose ClockWorkModAce.zip, press Home button
d. Choose “reboot system now”, press Home button

5. Flash GingerReal 1.4.0 via ClockWorkMod Recovery
a. When Galaxy Ace is off, Press and Hold Home button while pressing Power button, this will bring Galaxy Ace to Recovery Mode (ClockWorkMod Recovery Mode)
b. Choose “Install zip from sdcard”, press Home
c. Choose “choose zip from sdcard”, press Home
d. Scroll with Volume Up/Down and choose SGA-GR-1.4_GINGERBREAD.DDKQ5.zip, press Home
e. Scroll with Volume Up/Down and choose “Yes – Install SGA-GR-1.4_GINGERBREAD.DDKQ5.zip”
f. Wait until the installation is finish.
g. Press Back button once
h. Choose reboot system now, press Home

6. Now we have a new custom ROM – GingerReal 1.4.0

I got this silly problem when tried to start Compiz: the screen turned upside down :D

After days (!) of checking xserver config and compiz, it turns that I forgot to remove nvidia-current and nvidia-common driver after I switched my old motherboard to my new Intel chipset Motherboard (which have an onboard Intel 2nd generation VGA)

This simple command fixed my problem:

apt-get remove nvidia-current nvidia common

Tired to restart compiz with fusion-icon, here’s what I do to make compiz my default Window Manager:

rumy@cbug-nest:~$ cd /usr/share/gnome-session/sessions/
rumy@cbug-nest:/usr/share/gnome-session/sessions$ sudo pico classic-gnome.session

Change this :

[GNOME Session]
Name=Classic GNOME
Required=windowmanager;panel;filemanager;
Required-windowmanager=gnome-wm
Required-panel=gnome-panel
Required-filemanager=nautilus
DefaultApps=gnome-settings-daemon;
IsRunnableHelper=/usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test –compiz
FallbackSessionsID=GNOME2d
GNOME2d=2d-gnome

Into This:

[GNOME Session]
Name=Classic GNOME
Required=windowmanager;panel;filemanager;
Required-windowmanager=compiz
Required-panel=gnome-panel
Required-filemanager=nautilus
DefaultApps=gnome-settings-daemon
;

Save it, and enjoy ^^