Category Archives: Mobile

G5: i5500 Factory Settings

I bought this G5 (Samsung Galaxy 5) phone last year (2011) in Brazil and never updated its firmware. All I did was update its apps using the Google Play Store procedure and reset to its factory settings a couple of times. As I intent to install a custom ROM, this i5500 factory settings information might come in hand sometime. Here they are.

Model number: GT-I5500B
Android version: 2.2
Baseband version: I5500BVJJP7
Kernel version: hojoong@SEP-13 #1
Build number: FROYO.VJJP7

The first thing I think I’ll try is to root it. I don’t know if I’ll be able to do much with it yet but I’m pretty sure I must do it if I want to install CyanogenMod. I’ll post the procedure as soon as I get the hash (#) prompt. 🙂

Android hacking

I just started trying to hack my son’s Android phone. It’s an old Samsung model (Galaxy 5) but it might worth the experience of knowing how Android works under those glossy widgets. I intent to update its ROM to a newer and custom version, because the original one is very old, laggy and unstable sometimes.

As I have almost no experience with Android hacking, I thought it might be a good idea if I post my progress here. Somebody might need this someday and it might save a couple of hours, who knows? Anyway, I created a category for it named Android. If you want to learn something about Android hacking I recommend you read and comment it. 😉