Saturday, December 24, 2011

Dell Streak 5: How to Install Official Gingerbread ROM (Android 2.3.3)


I just installed Official Dell Gingerbread (Android 2.3.3) ROM on my Dell Streak 5 (DS) and it works quite well so far. Now the front facing camera works for Skype. Fring used to do this in Froyo, but now more options for Face chat. The launcher is same Dell Stage, so do not expect a very different UI when you boot up. I heard one guy yelling at Dell in one forum.. "Dell cheated.. It is not different from Froyo". Honeycomb will bring the ultimate change, but don't know whether DS development will go that far. Considering that Dell Streak is the only Pentagon approved Android phone for Defense use and Dell provides support to them, we may see some more updates in near future.
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UPDATE 29th Dec 2011: Please read the disclaimer at the footer of this page. You should know what you are doing. Do your home work, use Google and learn about it. Visit XDA forum tutorials and discussions. The post here is my experience installing into only one Dell Streak 5. Your Dell Streak ROM version could be different. I have no idea what will happen in all those different ROMs and situations. FYI, I was upgrading from US unlocked Froyo 2.2.2, (360) to 2.3.3 (407). Back up your important files and keep a spare phone ready in any unfortunate event. Ok, my disclaimer ends now.

UPDATE 30th Dec 2011: Gingerbread 2.3.3 ROM is significantly snappy and smooth compared to Froyo. I'm very happy with it so far. Only problem I find till now is that USSD code is not working. I can't check the balance by the code. But I use the carrier app to check the balance etc. So it's not an issue for me. (Check T-mobile app in Android market, if you are a T-mobile US customer and if you are not aware about it).

Remember that I don't have any control over the external download links/files. I noticed that the Fastboot+ADB zip file contents have been reorganized by the owner of the file to add new option for different OS platforms. So change the folder accordingly to see fastboot.exe. From one of the fellow netizen's comment, it appears that there could be easier methods at XDA form. Google it. 

UPDATE 12th Feb 2012: Added the Dell driver link and edited to reflect the change in Fastboot+ADB.zip file reorganization. New archive contain files for Linux and OSX also.


UPDATE 8th May 2012: How to fix the USSD code problem? Well, I got it fixed following the instructions at XDA forum. Thanks to hunderteins and TheManii. 
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?s=11f3127f9489d2629df1a87349664f5e&t=1558089

UPDATE 12th May 2012: I've posted detailed instructions to fix USSD code problem.
http://techienetizen.blogspot.com/2012/05/dell-streak-5-ussd-code-problem-fix-for.html
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Here's the process I followed.

Requirements:
  1. A PC and DS USB cable: You should have your Dell Streak drivers installed on your PC. It's available from Dell support site. http://ftp1.us.dell.com/Handheld/R288920.exe
  2. You need fastboot tools
    http://mirror2.streakdroid.com/manii/Tools/Fastboot+ADB.zip

    Unzip to a folder; say C:\Fastboot+ADB
  1. Download official Gingerbread release from Dell. This is a Korean carrier, Olleh, version. But English language is available.
    http://mobileupdate.dell.com/PackageProductionLocations/Streak_407_20707_14.pkg

    Rename the downloaded ROM to update.pkg and transfer it to your phone SD card
  1. Download corresponding recovery image.
    http://mirror2.streakdroid.com/manii/407/recovery.img

    Copy ‘recovery.img’  to fastboot tools directory (i.e. C:\Fastboot+ADB\Win32)


First step is to flash to correct recovery

  • Connect your DS to PC (You already installed drivers to it) and copy Streak_407_20707_14.pkg to the DS SD card and rename it as update.pkg. (i.e. /sdcard/update.pkg)
  • Stop USB connection and power down DS (DS is still physically connected to the PC through the cable)
  • Press and hold down the camera button and then press the power button. Release the button when you see a white screen
  • Select Fast boot mode on the top right on your mobile (DS display will show FASTBOOT_MODE)
  • Now it’s time to do some DOS commands from your PC to communicate with DS through the connected USB cable.
  • On your PC, navigate to the path where you unzipped the fastboot tools.(C:\Fastboot+ADB\Win32). You have already copied the recovery (C:\Fastboot+ADB\Win32\recovery.img) to this folder. (see requirements)
  • Press Shift key and from right click menu on anywhere on the folder (on empty space without selecting any files or folders) open a DOS command window on that folder. Or Start menu > Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt. Now type 'cd C:\Fastboot+ADB\Win32'. Type dir and you should see all the files and folders in C:\Fastboot+ADB\Win32. Type 'fastboot' and you should see a list of command options.
  • type 'fastboot -i 0x413c flash recovery recovery.img' without the quotes and hit enter. You can see that your DS screen shows the response. (Make sure that the DS white screen says 'download done' or something like that.)
  • type 'fastboot -i 0x413c reboot' without the quotes and hit enter. This will reboot your phone. Now on rebooting, immediately enter to recovery mod (hold both volume buttons while powering on).
The update process:
  • Now you are booted to new recovery. Select option 2; software upgrade via Update.pkg on SD card. You will see a warning saying that all your data will be erased. (You already know that, don't you?). Did you see a serial number ending in 40714? (If you used 407 recovery) This step is to make sure that you have flashed 407 recovery properly. If not you may need to press the volume up button to power off and flash again
  • Press the shutter button (camera) to continue and you should see a progress bar. Leave it to do the update. It'll reboot once its done. You should see one more update process with progress bar showing a 'Dec 1' date.
  • Once these are done you will see Olleh logo on boot. Gingerbread now. Play around (if you don't know to read Korean) and change the language to English. (When you touch the Android, the button below right is for language I guess)


Thanks a bunch to the geeks at XDA forum for their fantastic job!


Now how to root this ROM? Check my next post.
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Reference:
New ROM :: 407 OFFICIAL GB ROM IS OUT


Dell Streak 5 XDA Wiki

Other links
Dell releases official Gingerbread ROM for Streak 5
http://www.streaksmart.com/2011/12/dell-releases-official-gingerbread-rom-for-dell-streak-5.html







Some background information for beginners
ROM:
A ROM is the actual Android operating system installed on your Dell Streak. Check whether your OS is update by checking the latest release (See reference). Your can see the version, build details etc from Settings > About Phone. The factory installed ROM of my DS when I bought it was version 345, build 15380, Android 2.2.2 Unlocked US version. So the corresponding ROM is Streak_345_15380_00.pkg
You can see all the releases here:


Fastboot:

Fastboot is a protocol used to update the flash file system in Android devices from a host over USB connection (to your PC).You’ll use the DS 40 pin USB connector/charger to do fastmode commands. It allows flashing of partition images. This is one way to load/delete/modify your recovery image. To do any upgrading you need to use fastboot.

185 comments:

  1. This worked very well!! Thanks!! Finally an upgrade for DS!! :D

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  2. I'm stuck at "Press Shift key and from right click menu on anywhere empty open a DOS command window on that folder" Can you translate this for dummies?

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  3. Ok.
    Start menu > Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt

    Now type
    cd C:\Fastboot+ADB

    You'll be in the folder.

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    1. Hi, I m Rakesh from India, I am stopped with this step, type 'fastboot -i 0x413c reboot' without the quotes and hit enter. This will reboot your phone. Now on rebooting, immediately enter to recovery mod (hold both volume buttons while powering on). "I am able to do this, but after this I m not able to proceed,

      Now you are booted to new recovery. Select option 2; software upgrade via Update.pkg on SD card. You will see a warning saying that all your data will be erased. (You already know that, don't you?). Did you see a serial number ending in 40714? (If you used 407 recovery) This step is to make sure that you have flashed 407 recovery properly. If not you may need to press the volume up button to power off and flash again
      Press the shutter button (camera) to continue and you should see a progress bar. Leave it to do the update. It'll reboot once its done. You should see one more update process with progress bar showing a 'Dec 1' date.


      I am not able to proceed with this 2 steps, instead it shows other 5 option in my DS i.e

      1. reboot system no,
      2. apply sdcard:update.zip.
      3. wipe data/factory resert.
      4.wipe cache partition
      5.advanced

      Please help me on this how to proceed further

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    2. Looks like you have streakmod recovery installed. You'll need to flash the dell official 407 recovery and then you'll see the option 2 software update.

      By the way, this post is quite old. There may be other easier ways came out after I posted this.

      Good luck

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    3. Hi,

      Thanks I Have done with 407 recovery,

      Is there any other update to make my phone to look much better? Is so please let me know.....

      Thanks for your response

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    4. Hi,

      I have an issue with bluetooth device, I have a dell Blue tooth headset(DELL BH200), Bluetooth gets connected, but I am not able to listen the music or any kind of volume, instead volume is played in mobile speaker itself,

      Can you please help me on this??

      Regards,
      Rakesh(India)

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  4. i finished the whole process as u mentioned but my phone isnt booting, its not going beyond the logo screen.
    also its not even entering the recovery mode or the fastboot mode.
    What to do ....im stuck with a non working phone....help me out please.

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  5. @Derek: I'm sorry to hear the bad news. Which Android version was your ROM before this? Was it official ROM or custom ROM? Where is your locality? Did you successfully boot to 407 recovery before applying 2.3.3? If you can describe more detail, I can try to help you.

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    1. hi, i think i have the same situation with this...after i made the "Press the shutter button (camera) to continue and you should see a progress bar. Leave it to do the update. It'll reboot once its done. You should see one more update process with progress bar showing a 'Dec 1' date. " but when the phone reboot and only show the logo "Dell" and hang there...may i knw the solution??

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    2. Same Problem....
      Pls Help Me...

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    3. I Have The Same Problem Help Me To Get Out Of this

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    4. I had the same problem. I read through different forums and it seems the internal memory card went bad. I replaced it with the 16gb card that came with the phone and I was able to boot to gingerbread. Hope this helps.

      cheer

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    5. Thank you for this it worked. cheers from the philippines!

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  6. Thanks for the clarification regarding "Command prompt". I did that and it worked. Going to the next step says: "fastboot" is not recognized as an internal or external command ...

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  7. Any way this is possible on a mac?

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  8. Q) "fastboot" is not recognized as an internal or external command:
    Try fastboot.exe. Check you see fastboot.exe when you type 'dir' command. By the way are you sure, you wanna do this? I assume, you are aware of the fact that you could mess up your phone if something goes wrong.(disclaimer)

    Q) Any way this is possible on a mac?:
    Yes, I think. You may need to install Android SDK on your Mac. Google for 'fastboot adb on mac'

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  9. Thanks for your help.
    Yes, I can see fastboot.exe when typing "dir". I tried multiflasher 350 (found on XDA forum) with the same result "fastboot" not recognized ... Surprisingly another multiflasher worked but had no 350 recovery so I had to add it. I am on gingerbread now.
    Thank you again.

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  10. Congrats! I'm glad your did it. Enjoy your new DS.

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  11. I'm having the same problem Derek encountered. I also did the same process and it doesn't go beyond the dell logo screen. The olleh logo isn't showing up... Mine's official ROM.

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  12. How long did you wait? I wish Derek posted what he did or what happened. I've updated the post with two checkpoints. 1) check whether DS has been properly flashed to correct recovery 2) check to see whether the update has been done as expected (two stages of progress bars). It would be better if you go to XDA forum to ask some experts.Anyway, if you can post your updates here. that might help some one in future.

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  13. ^Hello, fortunately I was able to install the gingerbread ROM already. I just left it alone (for hours) as the Dell logo screen showed up.

    The downside is, after having successfully installed it the hard buttons are occasionally blinking and I don't know why...

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  14. Can someone tell me how to repair my Streak if something goes wrong(some link's and sites)?..... I think if I brick my phone? :). I want to instal this update becorse Android 2.2.2 is full with bags and errors, but I'm scared becorse it's possible to brick my lovely phone :)

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  15. Q) "hard buttons are occasionally blinking": You will need to flash matching amss and dsp1 before flashing recovery. It's a firmware update. So make sure you get the correct one. Google or check the XDA forum link in the post. Thanks for posting your experience back. It'll hopefully help others.

    Q) "how to repair my Streak if something goes wrong?": Google is your best friend. If you spend a couple of days on XDA forum postings, you'll get a very good idea. Good luck.

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  16. Worked great for me! I had flashed a 00 baseband before to get to Android 2.2 ahead of the _slow_ AT&T release of that version so that may have helped me to have a good experience.

    Thanks for the instructions.

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  17. @Chris: Always nice to hear about happy DS users. Thanks for your feedback.

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  18. i would like to inform you that the driver you gave a link here didn't worked for me so i downloaded the driver from the following address
    ftp://143.166.170.10/Handheld/R288920.exe
    and now it's all working.
    anyway thanks a lot.

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  19. Thanks for your feedback. Good to know it's all working for you.

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  20. My fone build number is 15274 whill it work on mine? Its android 2.2.2

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  21. I think it should work if you carefully follow the instructions. As I always suggest, go to XDA forum to see latest updates and discussion on Gingerbread ROM installation. Good luck

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  22. Can i know if this version contain Arabic language or not ,And if not how can i install it.

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  23. Hi,

    I successfully installed it. Thank you!

    However, that part that it should display "Dec" is displaying "Mar 2". Is there a big difference that you know of? If yes, how do update this to "Dec" build?

    This is where i downloaded my update -- http://mobileupdate.dell.com/PackageProductionLocations/Streak_407_20707_14.pkg

    I downloaded that from another site before reading this blog. I checked the filename and size and it looked the same so I never bother to download the one on this site.

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  24. Q: "Can i know if this version contain Arabic language or not":

    Only Korean and English languages are available. I'm not aware of a way to add language in DS.

    Q: "..displaying "Mar 2"..":

    What do you see when you check the Android version in Settings > About Phone?

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  25. Model Number: Dell Streak
    Android Version: 2.3.3
    Kernel:2.6.35.7-perf
    OEM Version GAUSB1A140714
    Build Number:20707

    So far two problems I experienced are:
    * keyboard is not as responsive or maybe because avg antivirus is running
    * it shutdown when someone tried to call me twice while the battery is about 40%

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    1. I changed the keyboard to swype and it's working good. I've avast anti virus running.

      I'm sure there would be some bugs. But it's unfortunate about the shutdown. I hope that don't happen all the time.

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    2. I changed to Swype keyboard about a week ago. I actually liked that Korean keyboard (English keys on English language of course) but Swype is bigger, which is nice, but it's still the same.

      I'm planning to root it and remove unnecessary system apps.

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    3. Check if some stuffs are using up the system CPU/RAM resources. OS Monitor app is pretty good. Also Elixir is very useful. BTW how much battery life do you get?

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  26. My phone build is 15609 with 2.2.2 & rooted with ginger break.will the same process holds good?

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    1. I successfully upgraded from 2.2.2 to 2.3.3, Thank you for the guidance. Only issue is I am not able to use the USSD codes. Any inputs to make it working.

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  27. On the dell website they say that your streak should be on the version 350 , but mine is on 351. Would it still work?

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    1. You'll anyway flash to 407. So it should work as per my knowledge.

      Could you please post the link to the Dell website info you mentioned?

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  28. http://streakblog.blogspot.com/#!/2011/12/dell-released-official-gingerbread.html

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    1. Why do you think it is an official Dell Streak blog? I don't think it is associated with Dell. Check the blogger profile:

      http://www.blogger.com/profile/04276210685394625400

      He's some Vietnamese dude blogging all sorts of stuffs.

      And the instructions doesn't make sense to me. Go to XDA forum and follow tested and proven methods. Do not follow some random posts somewhere you find online, or else you'll regret. Good luck.

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  29. And it didnt even work. i get some error 7 while updating the version 350.

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  30. tryed the fast boot command as well as fastboot.exe
    command still not recognised
    I also do not see any boot files in the directory
    my guess is that the fast boot tools did not download properly
    Can someone confirm the size of the size so that I can compare to what I have so I know for sure

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  31. i had bought unlocked streak 5 build: 15274, after i finished with all the steps, my streak is stuck on dell logo for more than 1 hr :( . i tried all the steps atleast 3 times but still same thing. dell has voided my warranty and is not helping me, i'd really appreciate any help thanks

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    1. Did you google for the issue? It's already discussed in XDA form.

      I have no clear idea since I didn't have any such issues. But I would try this: remove the battery for a minute, remove the SIM, put battery back and reboot it without the SIM.

      So you didn't know that Dell warranty would be void by installing an unapproved ROM to your DS? This ROM is only for Korean carrier locked to Olleh.

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  32. after clicking to fastboot my mobile mobile screan showing message "wait for usb fastboot detect" then nothing is happening...

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    1. hey help me out..

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    2. Did you install DS drivers or Dell PC Suite in your PC?

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  33. R290209.exe..
    this is what i downloade just now n installin it..
    now my dell screen is showing
    fastboot_mode..
    what to do now..

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    1. thanx man....evrythng succesfully done...the main problm ws of driver...THANX...

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  34. what to do now...??????

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  35. u derrrr..
    the screen have stuck to fastboot_mode what to do now...

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  36. my DS is stuck on dell logo for more than 2hr... help me TechNetizen

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  37. My DS hav stuck on
    "wait for usb fastboot detect"
    evrytime i strt for upgrading....
    i waited for many hrs...bt nthng happens..
    what to do???

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  38. Hi TechNetizen,
    You are a star, i followed all instructions as posted...and yes i have gingerbread now on (31 jan 2012), what was previously froyo. I am gonna attempt the unrooting process after sending this. thanks again.

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    1. Thanks for your nice words. Congrats for the successful upgrade and enjoy the Gingerbread experience.

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  39. im struck up with dell logo after trying to update to 2.3.3 for 2.2.2 i followed the instructions and it all went well showing me the update process but finally stuck up with dell logo...can someone help me with this?

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    1. Hi Raj!!! I am also struck up with dell logo...Were you able to solve this. Please help...

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  40. HEllo there. I spent 1 whole day to upgrade my dell streak. It took so long because i didnt realise that you need to flash it with its own recovery img that comes with the pkg file. I also find difficulty understanding the fastboot process. Overall your post that really make my efforts succesfull. Thanks a lot.

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    1. Congrats! Enjoy your DS. Thanks for posting your experience. That might help others reading this post.

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  41. Hi .will it do if I directly install the update.pkg & not follow the first step of "The correct flashing recovery" process..

    I am on Android 2.2 & 16077 build number.

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  42. Hi. After selecting software upgrade via Update.pkg on SD card, it takes me to a page with the following options:

    rebbot system now
    apply sdcard: update.zip
    wipe data/factory reset
    wipe cache partition
    advanced

    When I choose the second option, after initiaing the update it says installation aborted.

    What should I do. Please help.

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    1. You are on streakmod recovery. Flash with 407 recovery to update.

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  43. followed your instructions and all goes well up until installing the 2.3 rom. i get an error come up. error in sd card update.pkg.dec (status 7) please help

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    1. I got similar error when I tried to go back to froyo 2.2 from 407 recovery. Are you sure, your update.pkg is 2.3?

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  44. I'm having trouble with the update. after update process it's stuck on dell logo. after one night I left it in stucked logo a while ago shows low battery. then i plugged it in suddenly the Olleh logo appeared and loaded to 2.3.3. Since previously I'm using rooted stock rom. previous application installation are still intact. another problem is the hard button blinking 3 times over and over. And I can't get into Access Point Names configuration from settings the message is 'PreloadNetworkSetting is still at work. Please Wait'. So I rebooted the device, after that i kept getting FC message 'The process com.android.phone has stoppped unexpectedly. Please try again'. So basicly I cannot make any call or data connection. there is no signal @ the icon on the top left corner

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    1. It seems like your installation did not complete. I would try again after flashing old stock recovery and re-installation of old stock.

      Read the posts above for the light is blinking problem.

      You may wanna look at XDA forum for help.

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    2. Hi how do i cjeck my stock recovery on my dell streak 5

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    3. Greetings !!
      I have exactly the same problem.
      Left it overnight with Dell Logo & now I can not use the phone.

      Could you please tell if this problem got fixed.

      Thanks.

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    4. Additional Details -
      The problem & symptoms are same as faced by Jeremy -

      a> 'The process com.android.phone has stoppped unexpectedly. Please try again'

      b > the previous application installation are still intact.

      c>another problem is the hard button blinking 3 times over and over

      Jeremy, Could you please help me out. Did you find a solution for this.

      Thanks

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    5. Did a factory reset. And it works all fine.
      Many thanks to all.

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  45. thank you... it worked for me..

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  46. i have 347 running on my DS . so doi have to flash 350 first and then root to 407 ? or i can directly flash 407 onto it ? i'm a noob please help ! i tried 350 but when the updating process starts it ends up restarting my phone in the stock version.

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    1. I was a noob several months back and I decided to post this detailed tutorial for noobs only :)

      Simply follow this tutorial if you are adventurous. If you have time and interest, I would suggest you to spend a few days reading the materials, learn and then do it. Remember, if you learn it now, you learned it for rest of your life.

      To answer your specific question: First flash 407 recovery, then update with 407 ROM from sdcard. This won't update from your current recovery since it doesn't match with the ROM.

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  47. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS4-bKelmSc is this a good video to put 407 on your phone ! ? can it help me to flash 407 easily instead of using command prompt
    ?

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  48. by the way ... is it gonna erase everything on my sd card?

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  49. After rebooting from the command 'fastboot -i 0x413c reboot' I hold the camera button. After this I am getting the same old white screen(as you wrote "Now you are booted to new recovery"). After this I touched 2 button and it displayed "Press: 2". After this I am not getting what I have to do?

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  50. Hi, I get all the way to installing the update.pkg, BUT it is not recognising the file, it is saying it cant mount the SD card... Ive tried a few different things, but no success so far.. Can you OR anyone help... Cheers :)

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  51. Thanks for the sharing the info! Instructions are very clear so didn't take that long. Did run into a minor hiccup where it said it didn't find the update.pkg file. I just had to start the software upgrade from SD process again. Other than that, so far so good, will try rooting when I muster enough courage.

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  52. the above mentioned process worked great for me. im enjoying 2.2.3 now. thanks to everyone for their contribution.
    but USSD is not working.
    Thanks again

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  53. Works fine with me! thanks bro!

    * my mistake was: didnt see properly .. recovery recovery.img

    - type only 1 recovery, instead of recovery recovery.img

    perfect, works well...

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  54. Perfectly Described process.
    Amazing, superb thnx.
    Waiting for a long time to update to Gingerbread.

    Thanx a lot........

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  55. After i type recovery recovery.img the laptop is just

    and phone with white screen wait for USB flashboot detect.
    I am using win 7 64 bit and dell with 2.2.2 OS stock..

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    1. did not appear but its saying "waiting for device" within >< signs..

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  56. Thanks guys for the appreciation and feedback.

    "Q....saying "waiting for device" within >< signs....."

    Most probably the DS driver is not properly installed on your PC. (See Requirement no.1)

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  57. hi..my dell streak is not working beyond its logo.....My phone build is 15609 with 2.2.2 & rooted with ginger break..can i upgrade it for 2.3.3 with the same procedure or should i upgrade it with its original 2.2.2.......even i tried the above procedure with 407
    though i did it up to last step its not upgrading and when i reboot it there is no difference...please help me...

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  58. how to use fastboot?? i dont understand

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  59. Press the shutter button (camera) to continue and you should see a progress bar. Leave it to do the update. It'll reboot once its done. You should see one more update process with progress bar showing a 'Dec 1' date.

    how much time it take for 2 update progress bar??

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    1. it stuck on Dell logo after restart
      what should i do now?

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  60. Help me
    Press the shutter button (camera) to continue and you should see a progress bar. Leave it to do the update. It'll reboot once its done. You should see one more update process with progress bar showing a 'Dec 1' date.

    how much time it take for 2 update progress bar??

    it stuck on Dell logo after restart
    what should i do now?

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  61. I am struck up with dell logo for over 5 hours after the update process started. Its doing nothing after that. Please help....

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    1. is the issue you faced over with !! need help as i am stuck at the same logo

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  62. Ur the best best best......Amazing worked like a charm without bricking....Love u
    Million Thanks
    Btw it took me a few hours to find u but totally worth it

    God Bless u

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  63. Thanks for the thorough writeup and instructions! I've managed to get the Korean Gingerbread package installed onto my Canadian Dell Streak Mini (Rogers) using them. The only issue I ran into was that Dell seems to have removed the "407" package from it's servers and I got that via the XDA-developers forum thread on "Gingerbread, Dell Streak 5".

    I shall try your instructions on rooting next!

    Thanks for the help!

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  64. I am not able to get this step

    "Press the shutter button (camera) to continue and you should see a progress bar. Leave it to do the update. It'll reboot once its done. You should see one more update process with progress bar showing a 'Dec 1' date"

    i am getting error that unable to mount sd card and unable to find update.pkg

    please help.

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  65. Can my ROM ver 347 be upgarded to gingerbread 407? Please advise.
    Thanks

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  66. I saw a lot of people comment about stuck DELL Logo, process com.android.phone has stoppped unexpectedly, 'PreloadNetworkSetting is still at work' and LED Blinking. It happens to me too. Here is my solution. Hope it helps.

    1. Stuck at Dell Logo?
    - Flash http://mirror2.streakdroid.com/manii/407/update.zip using StreakMod instead of flashing update.pkg

    2. process com.android.phone has stoppped unexpectedly and 'PreloadNetworkSetting is still at work'
    - Goto Recovery Mode (Both Volume Key + Power), Choose Factory Reset.

    3. LED Blinking
    - Flash 407 amss and dsp1 using Fastboot tool
    http://mirror2.streakdroid.com/manii/407/amss.mbn
    http://mirror2.streakdroid.com/manii/407/dsp1.mbn
    Code:
    fastboot -i 0x413c flash amss amss.mbn
    fastboot -i 0x413c flash dsp1 dsp1.mbn
    fastboot -i 0x413c reboot

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    1. Thanks Jakaran for posting your experience. I'm sure, it would be helpful to those with such problem.

      If anyone wondering how to install streakmod, check my other post of rooting DS.

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    2. @jakaran can you help me how to install from update.zip instead of update.pkg. I tried the streakmod process but it shows me install from update.pkg otherwise i would saty that i lost my new phone due to the update :(

      Thanks in advance.

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    3. When you boot into StreakMod, you will still see the option 2 is 'Update from update.pkg on sdcard'.
      Select it, then you will enter another page to install from update.zip.

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    4. hii jakaran, i m using 2.3 and it is creating problem for me, after updating i m not able to use my ds, as it shuts of itself every 30 minute.. can u solve my problem plz? anujj.solanki@gmail.com

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    5. jakaran thanks a lot for the solutions..also wuld be more helpful if u explain the led flashing solution in detail...as it seems to me a little confusing i will b thankful to u ...

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  67. i got DS O2... Just follow the instruction, now i'm on 2.3. thanks mate

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  68. Worked well, may have taken me a few tries b/c of misplaced files, but I got it! Thank you guys from a fellow geek/nerd! :D

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  69. thanks a ton. you put off my plans for a new smartphone for atleast 6 months. thanks again.

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  70. Have followed your instructions to the letter but when I reboot, the progress bar advances a short distance and then I get the message
    assert failed: getprop("ro.product.fota.model")== "KT" ...

    E:Error in /sdcard/update.pkg.dec (Status 7)

    Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong please

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  71. 1. Stuck at Dell Logo?
    - Flash http://mirror2.streakdroid.com/manii/407/update.zip using StreakMod instead of flashing update.pkg

    I cannot update using update.zip....that screen doesnt come at all?
    can anyone help ?

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    1. The screen doesn't come out after flashing update.zip using Streakmod? or cannot enter Streakmod?

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    2. can enter streakmod ....i choose upgrade using upgrade.pkg...then...from there i shud be getting a another option to flash update.zip as suggested by you..i dont get that

      so in short i cant flash update.zip

      also i tried fastboot update update.zip but it says missing info

      I think i am stuck...
      thanks in adv Jakaran for ur time..

      regards
      Anand

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    3. success !
      I used a custom recovery ...after googling it

      1)Flashing an update.zip with streakmod
      http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki/index.php?title=Dell_Streak/Flashing_Guide

      I used http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki/Dell_Streak_5/ROMs StreakMod 0.3.2.8 Jun 18, 2011

      update.zip i used the latest one..407 which is suggested by jakaran and the other amss.mbn, dsp1.mbn

      if u flash using update.zip then u dont need .pkg

      let me know if this is of help to anyone
      regards

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    4. @Anand - Sorry But got confused by multiple post here ......
      Can you please tell me whether "Stuck at Dell Logo" after OS upgrade issue solved for you using steps mentioned by Jakaran on April 10, 2012 10:46 AM and the steps which you have posted on April 28, 2012 8:37 AM ..?

      Please guide.....!!!

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    5. Thanks a lot Anand and Jakaran ....:-)


      I had give up due to several try on "Stuck at Dell Logo after up gradation process reboot" issue and left my DS non functioning for 3 months. After some one told me to check this blogpost and able to upgrade to 2.3.3 with the steps that you both discussed above and at last "Stuck at Dell Logo" get resolved due to you guys.......Using my DS with 2.3.3 now without any issues......

      Thanks again.....:-)

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  73. Hi,

    I've been putting this off and putting this off, not wanting to risk bricking my Streak, the only device I never wanted to change, (and I started with the Pilot back in '96), and finally got around to it today for the sole reason that I want to be able to use the front facing camera.

    So, after a successful upgrade without incident I just wanted to offer a huge thanks for writing for the clearest guide out there.

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  74. I try to update my Dell Streak 5 which is having Android 2.2 to 2.3.3. I try to upgrade using the following package, "Streak_407_20707_14.pkg"

    I followed the below steps to update,

    Download this .pkg file and rename it update.pkg.
    Copy it to your SD card or your Streak's internal storage.
    Turn the tablet off.
    While booting up, hold the power button and the volume up button until the stock recovery menu appears.
    Select the download .pkg file.

    I am getting the error,

    assert failed: getprop("ro.product.fota.model").....

    E:Error in /sdcard/update.pkg.dec (Status 7)

    please help for this problem

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  75. hi Jakaran, I've updated my streak from 2.2 to 2.3 using 407 rom. but the three led blinks after 5 mins for 7-8 times. As per your post i need to flash amss.mbn & dsp1.mbn, i've downloaded the same from the link you provided.
    Can u plz advise how to go further from there??
    I am not tech savy..a clear instructions will do alot help to me.

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    1. me to having the same problem..got the amss.mbn files but what to do further ...pls help us jakaran

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  76. Ok, I got the trick. Flashed the commands...& u know what?? it is working perfectly fine. no blinking led anymore. Thanks to all u people in the post...!!
    One more thing...can u advise how to enable FM radio in streak??

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    1. abdul ...how u did it..plz tell me ..i am also not so techy as u ..plz help me..i downloaded the amss.mbnfile...w8ing eagerly abdul...help me out plzz

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  77. plz tell me how 2 get ussd code, its very uesefull 2 me why because i need 2 know balance and internet pack etc...so to do all these i need ussd codes so lpz help me

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    1. u said that use carrier app but i did find so tell me the correct and specified path,,

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    2. @Ram: Check my new post to fix USSD code problem.

      http://techienetizen.blogspot.com/2012/05/dell-streak-5-ussd-code-problem-fix-for.html

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  78. I hope i can get some help in understanding what i did i wrong for some reason my phone is stuck at the dell logo after the first time that it went into update mode it did not how ever go into second update mode.. would any one have any advice for me here thank much appreciated

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  79. Thanks for the instructions. It worked perfectly fine for me. Mine was on version 351 (India purchase) and I did not encounter any major issues. One thing to take care of is not to have too much time lag between entering into FASTBOOT MODE and typing the commands in the DOS window. If there is a time lag, the command get stuck with the message 'waiting for device'.
    The device booted with Korean as the default language. A quick search in the Youtube gave me a short video on how to change the language.
    BTW, I found the instructions in XDA more complicated. While trying their method for using version 350, it always gave me a error - Status 7.

    Thanks again..

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    1. boss do you getting ussd codes

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  80. Great guide

    i follow your guide and success

    Pat
    Thailand

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  81. I'm getting "sim initializing, please wait error" when I try to move, copy or edit a SIM contact. Any idea how to fix this?

    Thanks.

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  82. the wifi signal is weak, needed to turn off and on wifi to make connection. anybody get the same problem??

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  83. How Much Time It Takes To Reboot After Showing The 1stDec Date

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  84. I am strunking on a black screen with dell logo

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  85. After the first installation its reboots n afterit can not see another installing with 1stdec date what should i do now ?

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  86. Thanks for this wonderful tutorial. It is very crisp.

    I am little unfortunate.

    I have DELL Streak factory unlocked purchased in India (not locked to any carrier by default). It was upgraded to 2.2.2 some time back using DELL Original online upgrade.

    Because of buggy 2.2.2, I want to upgrade it to 2.3.3 GingerBread. Used your tutorial. I think installation was successful, as I saw OLLEH logo once. It rebooted immediately and started showing DELL logo again. I tried removing battery and keeping it aside for a while, but it has not affected and phone remains stuck at DELL logo.

    Any idea what can be the issue?

    While checking for similar issues, I saw your comment to one user that this update is locked for OLLEH carrier. Can this affect my phone?

    Thanks in advance!

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    1. Hello TechNetizen,

      I kept it without battery, gave some more time and now my phone is up with Olleh 2.3.3. Worked as advised.

      Experience of 2.3.3. isn't good compared to 2.2.2.

      Issues:
      [1] LEDs (all three - Home, Menu, Return) all keys blink 5 times intermittently. I am yet to do research about this but am able to recollect that this happens due to mismatch ROM.

      [2] Phone is unable to recognize my carrier in India. Looks like it is locked to OLLEH as you have mentioned already (I had missed to read comments to your blog :( ). I hope some ROM update would solve this.

      [3] Random reboots on heavy operation looks just as 2.2.2. It is early to comment but 2.2.2 was stable compared to this Olleh 2.3.3.

      Any help would be appreciated...

      Thanks!

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    2. I investigated some more and now it is able to recognize my carrier in India.

      LEDs still blink, 5 times, intermittently. Also I am skeptical of performing any heavy operation as it might reboot the phone. [While this phone was on 2.2.2, even if the phone was locked, screen used to turn ON, remain ON for few seconds (5-6) and then turn off. I could not find any reason for this in logcat. Probably I don't know how to read it properly]

      Any solution for this LED blinking issue?

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  87. Thanks But i m stuck in Dos command of i try to write with all method but i cant will you mention how to write this command (fastboot -i 0x413c flash recovery recovery.img)i m stuck there please help me and let me know recovery file should in win32 folder or any where else thanks waiting for you reply.bye

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  88. I UPDATED THIS TO 2.3.3 . BUT I CAN NOT CONNECT TO WIFI SO WHAT IHAVE TO DO ??? PLZ any one reply me

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  89. thank you man i successfully installed this it is really amazing
    get new look in dell streak

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    1. can we download direct it from dell streak i used 407 but when reboot after few minute it shows error some told me use 350recovery then open it and it shows update clik on update it will reboot and update ur dell is it possible reply me plz
      or cantct me on
      facebook. gashlone@gmail.com plz help me

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  90. Manii links does not work. How can i find the files?

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  91. Hello!

    Olleh 2.3.3 is working fine except flashing LEDs some times while unlocking screen. Otherwise its stable.

    DELL Stage is not functioning as it was in 2.2.2. The contact list used to get updated as you email or call or sms. Home screen was editable to bookmark app shortcuts. Now contact list does not change. Home widget changes the app, so I cant bookmark. Music list was scroll-able in 2.2.2, no more that way in 2.3.3.
    Any idea about this issue?

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  92. I want to thank you. It is easy to install after your detailed explanation. I have no problem with this rom playing games. it is very quick. nut i have problems to watch movies i dont know why. i use many players like bs player and etc but the movies have artefacts. if you have the same problem i will like to talk about it. sorry for my bad English.

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  93. I fix this. with this rom players want to play in hardware mode i make them to play in software mode and have no problems. thanks again for your work

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  94. Hi. Please Help Me Out, I'm Stuck At

    "type 'fastboot -i 0x413c flash recovery recovery.img' without the quotes and hit enter. You can see that your DS screen shows the response. (Make sure that the DS white screen says 'download done' or something like that.)"

    My DS Screen Doesn't Show show any Response. It Says Waiting for fast boot response and the command prompt says waiting for device response.

    Thanks In advance

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  95. thank u...very much...
    perfect description of whole process...
    once again thanx a lot..

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  96. Great howto. Thanks for your work.

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  97. Thanks a lot Techienetizen,
    Finally I can update my ds.

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  98. Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu very much Great work
    Its working on my DS5 & USSD code also fixed

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    1. how to fix ussd code problem please help me out imrankhan5921@gmal.com

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  99. Thank you guys for your appreciation!

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  100. thank you for this it worked. cheers from the philippines!!

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    1. how did you add custom recovery flash

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  101. can we download direct it from dell streak i used 407 but when reboot after few minute it shows error some told me use 350recovery then open it and it shows update clik on update it will reboot and update ur dell is it possible reply me plz
    or cantct me on
    facebook. gashlone@gmail.com

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  102. hi i rooted my dell streak but noot able to add flash recovery streakmod help nd cannot download recovery image plz provide new link?

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  103. Yippee. I got it to 2.3.3. Thanks a ton TechNetizen. Some sites mention starting with recovery350. I tried with recovery350, but it failed twice. Then I tried with recovery 407 as you suggested, and it went as smooth as silk! It was taking some time in each step, so had my heart pumping real hard, worrying if I will brick my Dell! But now I am a happy man. Thanks to you and lot many other people who help learners like me. :)
    -Dinesh

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  104. hi... this is peeyush jain... i followed all da above mentioned steps... even ma phone got updated to 2.3.3, but when ever i switch off ma phone and switch it onn again.. all the applications are deleted from da phone.. it looks lyk i did a factry reset... what should i do... due to dis problem i again installed 2.2.2 on da phone :(

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  105. I got problem when i choose the option 2; software upgrade via Update.pkg on SD card.

    The error message is :
    E:failed to mount /mnt/sdcard (No such directory)
    E:can't find /mnt/sdcard/update.pkg

    I already copy the update.pkg in the root of my sdcard.

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  106. Hi, I have 2.2.1 android version and build no.14896 on my streak. Just want to know if possible to upgrade it to gingerbread version? I need help pls, thank u

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  107. Hi, I cant install skype and whatsapp messanger on my dell streak 5 with android version 2.2. Pls help me!!!

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  108. plzzzzzzzzzz help me i have updated dell streak 5 to 2.3.3 now i am getting ussd code problem i cant check my balance so please help me out my emailid is

    imrankhan5921@gmal.com

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  109. stuck on dell logo, after proceed all which mentioned as above, all the procedure is define very clearty and many people update sucsacfully, but now i saw so many guys has same problem, SO is there any way out.... if any one here know the solution to update 2.3.3 or back to 2.2 so plz help out.

    kamranmateen1@gmail.com

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  110. Hi m dinesh from india
    Pls help me can I install 4.4 icecream sandwich in my dell streak or not

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    1. Hi,

      Need to know if ICS can be loaded on Dell Streak 5 where android version is 2.2.2?????

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  111. @ Respected Bro TechNetizen,
    Please make a tutorial such as above by you to install
    [ROM] Longhorn 2.9.3 on Dell Streak 5.We are unable to follow 106 pages thesis at XDA:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1355878
    I hope you will bless us with your in-depth knowledge as always.
    Best Regards.

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  112. i have a locked phone which i cant use because i keep getting an error message which says something like process com.android.phone has stopped working. (i have the unlock code thoughbut i cannot get beyond that) so i have decided to upgrade to 2.3.3 but when i try to get into fastboot mode i only get a white screen fastboot dialpad. what should i do?

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  113. Hello,

    Can we install ICS 4.2 on Dell Streak 5 (2.2.2)?
    Would highly appreciate if you kindly reply on this!!!

    Shams Robeen
    AMADEUS

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  114. I got stuck at Fastboot (like many others).
    I went to System, Device manager and while the Streak is still plugged in you can see an exclamation mark on the Dell.
    I Updated Drivers using the divers in C:\Fastboot+ADB\Drivers\ADB+Fastboot
    Then it worked OK

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  115. fastboot file doesnt exist, can you please give a new download link

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  116. Great Work.. I tried with so many posts since last 2years.. Now I succeed with this post.. Really Fantastic.. Now my Streak Updated to 2.3.3

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