Monday, 19 March 2012

How to goback/use Kies update after using ODIN,Rooting or Custom Firmware : Video Guide

Before you update your phone using ODIN or root your phone, an obvious question comes to your mind "Whether I will be able to get Samsung official firmware updates Via Kies in Future?". Well its possible now. I don`t know how many of you used CheckFus Application which we have published sometimes back. There is one more simple App available from same developer Johan which can help you getting official Kies Updates even after rooting/ODIN/Custom firmwares. We have made a detailed Video Guide for our readers to do it without any mistake. Read on for more details.


This article will answer below questions -

Can I go back to Kies updates after using ODIN?
Can I install official Firmware from Kies if I am running on a custom firmware?
Will Kies detect my phone for software updates?
Can I update to a different region firmware using Samsung Kies?
Can I use Samsung Kies Firmware update from a rooted phone?

Here is the answer -

Prerequisites

  • You need a rooted phone. Make sure to update SU binaries by going to settings in Super user App.
  • Samsung Kies Installed on your PC
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Process

  • Install BusyBox installer App on your phone (BusyBox Google Play link)
  • Open BusyBox installer and click on install. (Grant Superuser Access)
  • Install SpoofFW App on you phone (Google Play Link Free App or Donation APP)
  • Now open the SpoofFW App and grant superuser permissions to it.
  • First Backup your settings by clicking on Backup button
  • Now click on Left touch button to goto Menu and click on Presets and select the country and region you want
  • Now click on Step to and then click on Reboot
  • Once Phone restarts, open the SpoofFW App Again
  • Now again goto Presets using Left touch button and select the same region
  • Now Click on Step 3
Thats it

Now it will show a message "Phone and CSC have been updated. You can now Connect to Kies!"

Now you can connect to Kies and you will see that you can update firmware using KIES now. (Refer Video)


Thanks to Johan for SpoofFW and  Stephen (Stericson) for BusyBox (Guys consider buying Donation version to support Developer

Disclaimer - 
*Playing with Phone EFS is a risky process ... Do it at your own risk*

74 comments :

  1. Hi tryed it there is a problem have everything installed but wont backup of show have posted a screenshot pls advice

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-PndQnKIy8D8/T2cjcAmZd_I/AAAAAAAALng/pd6EdUoAfwM/s509/2012+-+1

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    1. @Kaizaad

      I was lucky to discuss your issue with developer directly... here are his comments

      "Probably a faulty flash. Press menu, product code
      should be abe to see th eproduct code. if not, the efs or scs is screwd somehow "

      Solution- try clear data for SpoofFW App from App settings and then redo the process .. if doesnt work flash your FW again

      Bythe way which FW you are using now?

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    2. fw

      PIT = u1_02_20110310_emmc_EXT4.pit,
      PDA = CODE_I9100XXKI3_CL577579_REV02_user_low_ship.tar.md5,
      PHONE= MODEM_I9100XXKI3_REV_02_CL1062028.tar.md5,
      CSC = GT-I9100-CSC-MULTI-OXAKI3.tar.md5

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    3. Thats perfect,,,

      Even I have used the same in the video.. it should work.

      Just root it properly and install Busybox before using the SpoofFW App

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    4. Johan Nenzén has mailed me lets see have every thing installed

      Johan Nenzén ✆ dev.johnan@gmail.com
      6:11 PM (8 minutes ago)

      to me
      Hi,

      Can you press Menu -> View Product Code
      What does it say?

      Regards,
      Johan

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  2. we feel, this is not safe, rooting? great guide but, how about the other firmware (ICS) are they any solution to remove the "your device are not supported upgrade"

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    1. well for removing that only this guide is useful

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  3. worked for me. now back on 3.5

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  4. app keeps loading.press backup it says no root acces,after a few restarts get permision,than i set up presets,restarts again and then says no root acces again...tried 23 times,no result

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  5. I has noothing to with ODIN or rooting!
    Kies doens't update because of the csc is not set to your region ...

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    1. How do you set it to your region so it will connect to keis. I do not want to root my phone just to get keis updates working...

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  6. my friend plz help me because I root my s2 then i spoofFw open after that select product code but second step2 not enable ?what is the problem.kindly answer me

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  7. after doing all these steps can i remove root..??

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  8. After doing all this anyway you will upgrade to official FW ,,, then no root..

    If you want to do it just for a show that kies will show that you can update then you have to keep.

    Use of this article is whenever you want to move back to official Kies Update you can spoof your FW to Kies and get official update

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    1. i dnt hve a rooted phone bt still i ve done with odin i want to go back now to kies...how should i do it
      ?????

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    2. you need to root the phone to this

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  9. I have been tried this thing over 20times..after step 2..my s2 root and starting step 3 it just LOADING...nothing more happen. Can someone help me,PLZ. I am using ICS 4.0.3 XXLPB.
    Thank you

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    1. i think this App doesnt work on ICS as of now.. flash to any GB then use it for official FW update via Kies

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  10. how to get official Fw?

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  12. why is it that i dont have Europe in my list....i am lost to what Region i should select seeing that i dont have Europe.

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    1. Just press menu with left touch button and update presets... It will load full list and u shd see all region then

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  13. My god, I followed this to the letter and its worked! Thank you so much my friend. :)

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  14. this did not work for me. i had MIUI (used your guide to install) and the above steps using SpoofFW would not fisih. but i went back to my backup of 2.3.6, Kernel Version 2.6.35.7-I9100XWKK2-CL726411 Root@dell88 #2. Using this i managed to follow SpoofFW instructions all the way! but still can not connect to Kies, i just get the connecting... sign all the time and it stays like that! any help guys? i really need help!

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    1. please refer the video for better clarity... also you can share screen shot with us to help you further

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    2. followed it step by step with no luck! can i just download the official ROM and odin it on my phone?

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    3. Do you have a guide for that? Or any tips where I can download the rom! Many thanks

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    4. nothing to go anywhere just search on dialandroid

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    5. hii, i rooted and unlocked galaxy s, will it get locked again if i do firmware updte again?

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  15. You say this works for any Android Phone (except Ace) which is rooted, was updated with Odin or has Custom ROM.
    But you say that i need a rooted Phone. Does this mean now that i can't do this process having a Custom Rom without Root?
    Besides, i have ICS. Do i need to root first the phone with another Gingerbread Rom to do all this stuff? Thanks for answers and this guide.

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    1. Almost all custom ROMS will be prerooted.

      I will suggest to do this procedure on GB as ICS firmwares MAY cause some bootloader issues.

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    2. i hve done qith odin bt my phone is nt rooted so how do i proceed
      ???

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  16. I get "something went wrong when backing up build.prop"
    Galaxy S I9000

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  17. hii, i rooted and unlocked galaxy s, will it get locked again if i do firmware updte again?

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    1. If your phone model is i9000 then you can install unlocked region firmware also

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  18. hi the brogram give massge when i tray to take backup (something went wrong when backing up build.prop)

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  19. thinks for your care
    i don't know how i send the screenshot to the DEV
    plese help me

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    1. goto
      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.johnan.spooffw

      and click on email developer to contact him... He is an expert and good guy... will surely help you

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  20. still cant update..

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  21. thank you so much buddy....
    just followed all steps and got what i wanted.

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  22. What to do if my phone is ACE???

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  23. no, didnt work!

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    1. what doesnt work .. on which step it got failed... please explain

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  24. Hi , I try SpoofFX. Galaxy SII I9100.. with 2.3.5 Gingerbread.. PIT = u1_02_20110310_emmc_EXT4.pit, PDA = CODE_I9100XXKI3_CL577579_REV02_user_low_ship.tar.md5, PHONE= MODEM_I9100XXKI3_REV_02_CL1062028.tar.md5, CSC = GT-I9100-CSC-MULTI-OXAKI3.tar.md5 firmware. Rooted. But whenever i select backup i get error (something when wrong when backing up build.prop... My device shows Product code not active. I don't have to original efs to restore back IMEI is 004999010640000. Any way to gix it ?

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  25. Sorry typo error.. i mean fix it...

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  26. I have a problem.
    WHen i go into spoofFW i press back up.
    Then i go to complete step 2 but no product code generates.. it's just an empty box? Same goes for all the other windows.
    Any advice?

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  27. https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10789316/screenshotofmyscreen.jpg

    There's a screenshot of my screen not auto generating any values.

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  28. Update: I have managed to populate the fields by going to menu and then "presets" but "OK" is still greyed out and i am unable to click it and proceed.
    Here's a picture of it:

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10789316/New%20screenshot.png

    Help please

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  29. This soft bricked my phone. First spoof was made but Kies unable to update. Iredtored from backup. Upon reboot phone is stuck at Galaxy Note splash screen.

    With no other choice I flashed the latest German rom using using Odin. Guess what? Kies can now check for updates.

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    1. hi Gino same problem, but i just don't know how to fix it, could u help on thi please I'm really sad about it so please give me a hand on this ... thanks in advance ... sorry for my bad english

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    2. Please contact the dev ... he is really healpful

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  30. worked perfectly fyn....thanks a lot :-)

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  31. i cant able to intall busy box :(...everythime i try i got this error [Reloc_library (1312) 2739 cannot locate android reboot Cannot link executable.]...pls reply asaf...thank you

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  32. I followed this to the letter and its worked! Thank you so much.. Rod UK

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  33. Hey.. its a nice tutorial. I was able upgrade from GB to official ICS 4.0.3 via kies, Thanks a lot.

    Now Will this method work with ICS, so that I can decide about rooting my SGS2 GT-I9100

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    1. i have never tested it on ICS but should work i guess...otherwise you always have option to flash old GB and then do the official update for ICS or jellybean

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  34. I wish to completely wipe any trace of root or flashed firmware from my phone. Basically so i can use kies again and restore warranty. Does it have to have a specific firmware on before this process?.. Also once i have followed this method and have updated via kies does the root go? does the apps go? and will i have 100% official firmware on my phone?

    thanks for your help in advance

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    1. yes everything will go...

      i will suggest it to use on GB FW

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  35. An error occurred when the product code would be retrived. The folder /efs could not be found. Please send your log. Please help me I have galaxy note 2

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  36. hi, i cannot pass the root check how to solve?

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  37. 1. Rooting GT-I9000 2.3.6 [India DD JV7 / JVB]: https://www.fixmystuff.in/FMS_Forum/threads/samsung-galaxy-s-gt-i9000-rooting-gt-i9000-2-3-6-india-dd-jv7-jvb.145/


    2. Flashing To Original Rom - Using Odin on GT-i9000L: https://www.fixmystuff.in/FMS_Forum/threads/samsung-galaxy-s-gt-i9000-flashing-to-original-rom-using-odin.46/


    3. Installing Jelly Bean 4.1 on Galaxy S GT-I9000: https://www.fixmystuff.in/FMS_Forum/threads/installing-jelly-bean-4-1-on-galaxy-s-gt-i9000.131/


    4. Flashing To Original Rom - Using Heimdall on GT-i9000: https://www.fixmystuff.in/FMS_Forum/threads/samsung-galaxy-s-gt-i9000-flashing-to-original-rom-using-heimdall.126/


    5. Installing Ice-cream Sandwich 4.0.4 On Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000: https://www.fixmystuff.in/FMS_Forum/threads/installing-ice-cream-sandwich-4-0-4-on-samsung-galaxy-s-gt-i9000.125/


    6. Rooting GT-I9000 2.3.3 [India DDJV9]: https://www.fixmystuff.in/FMS_Forum/threads/samsung-galaxy-s-gt-i9000-rooting-gt-i9000-2-3-3-india-ddjv9.47/

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  38. the Kies Showing " Connecting..."
    Doesn't work for me . Plz Help

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  39. It used to connect via USB OK and it will still connect OK via WiFi but now, when I connect the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to any USB port, Kies just sits there indefinitely showing "Connecting..." and the spinning wheel.

    I have tried the "Troubleshoot connection error" function and that just reinstalls the drivers. I can access folders on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 OK via Windows Explorer.

    The latest version of Kies is installed (2.3.2.12074_13) and Windows Device Manager (Win 7 Pro) says that the latest drivers are installed for the GT-7500 portable device (2.9.319.511) and the Samsung Mobile USB Composite Device (2.9.503.726) and that both drivers are working OK

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  40. hello, i am trying this on samsung galaxy s4 gt-i9505. but when ever i start spooffw , it shoes starting then ask for root access permission and then it gives error saying " and error occurred when the product code could be retrieved, the folder /efs could not be found, please send your log". could you please help me with this? thanks.

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  41. hello sir m getting error in spooffw :-
    error occurred when the product code would be retrieved.the folder /efs could not be found.

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