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#119541 5-Jun-2013 13:02
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Hi, I think I somehow managed to brick my wife's S2.

It currently can only show Galaxy S2 starting logo with yellow triangle warning at the bottom, can not go further than that.
I can to make it go to downloading screen and put Jeboo kernel though Odin, but it still can't go further than the Galaxy  S2 logo screen with the triangle yellow warning sign.

As you may able to guess, I did root the phone, and it went well until I tried to do a factory reset inside the phone's setting menu, now I realized that probably wouldn't working as the phone been rooted and the stock Telecom Android 4.1.2 probably wiped out Jeboo kernel/ and the Jebo kernel need be loading before the stock Android? Not sure exactly why, but somehow the end result is trying to reset the phone inside the stock Android destroy the whole loading chain after root I guess.

The question is, what is the easiest way to make the phone come back to a usable state, preferably to the Telecom stock 4.1.2 as this is not my own phone and I want it maintenance free.

I did managed to make a couple of  backups to external SD card inside CWM I believe(text menu after Volume up + Home + Power), and it would be ideal if I can recover the from those backups. But obviously, I couldn't restore from that backup if it can not pass the start up screen. Could I do that though Odin?

No objection about install custom ROMs, but really, I just want root it, don't want change the stock ROM unless I have to, or it is much easier just install a custom ROM.

I only did root my Milestone phone once and it went well, but I am just following instructions and as it went well, I am pretty much a newbie to the who root/ROM thing as I am just following instructions step by step and didn't learned much.

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  #830979 5-Jun-2013 14:22
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Best to restore to stock using ODIN with "Repartition" ticked, this will wipe the internal SD card but will possibly save your device. What do you need root for?




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  #830998 5-Jun-2013 15:03
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Hi, if I repartition the internal SD, it will restore the factory ROM/OS? 

There was a issue with log file filled up internal storage, already reset to factory a few weeks ago, it filled up again. Seems like I need root access just to delete log files.

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  #831005 5-Jun-2013 15:13
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Install Kies. I know, it's horrid, but it'll help.

Click on Tools - Firmware upgrade and initialisation.

Put in the details, including the correct serial number.

Kies should then flash your phone with the default firwmare that originally came with the device.

You can also use Odin, but this way also works and is "supported" a bit better by Samsung.



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  #831050 5-Jun-2013 15:56
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Not bricked too easy to fix.

Download any rom you want

Boot into download mod

Plug in with odin

Flash

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  #831067 5-Jun-2013 16:16
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pstar008: Hi, if I repartition the internal SD, it will restore the factory ROM/OS? 


In short - no. The ROM you flashed will be returned to a factory reset state. If you want to go back to stock go to the firmwares section of Sammobile.com and download the correct stock ROM for your phone. If you don't have an account there already you'll need to create one to download the ROM.

I imagine your phone is a GT-I9100T? - if so speed up your search for the correct ROM by typing this into the search box, you don't need to press the enter key.

I'd recommend you get at least Odin3 v1.85 and use this to flash your phone which you will have booted into download mode before connecting to the PC. Click PDA to select your ROM. Nothing else should need selecting/changing.

Once your phone is reflashed, boot into Recovery mode, wipe your Dalvik cache and cache partition then do a factory reset.

Good luck.

EDIT: Also have a search through the XDA Developers website, it's a goldmine of information for exactly this sort of thing. I've been in your position (once) before when I was deliberately mixing and matching ROM's and kernels on my S2.

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  #831411 6-Jun-2013 05:49
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Dratsab:
pstar008: Hi, if I repartition the internal SD, it will restore the factory ROM/OS? 


In short - no. The ROM you flashed will be returned to a factory reset state. If you want to go back to stock go to the firmwares section of Sammobile.com and download the correct stock ROM for your phone. If you don't have an account there already you'll need to create one to download the ROM.

I imagine your phone is a GT-I9100T? - if so speed up your search for the correct ROM by typing this into the search box, you don't need to press the enter key.

I'd recommend you get at least Odin3 v1.85 and use this to flash your phone which you will have booted into download mode before connecting to the PC. Click PDA to select your ROM. Nothing else should need selecting/changing.

Once your phone is reflashed, boot into Recovery mode, wipe your Dalvik cache and cache partition then do a factory reset.

Good luck.

EDIT: Also have a search through the XDA Developers website, it's a goldmine of information for exactly this sort of thing. I've been in your position (once) before when I was deliberately mixing and matching ROM's and kernels on my S2.


Download firmware from Sammobile, have to use hotfile, failed download twice, end up paying for download without wait...

Odin flash in, freeze again, realized that I have to clear cache and partition, then everthing seem working, restoring account now...

Very happy that I can download official firmware from Samsung, otherwise have to spend time to research which custom ROM to install. Not happy about that I have to pay in order to download.

Thanks all your guys help.

Now I just need  re-root it again, just so I can delete the log files.


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  #831424 6-Jun-2013 07:48
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sounds like you have done well. If you are going to re-root and have also used Odin you know all the basics so why not try a custom Rom. Once you have re-rooted all you need to do is install a custom recovery and then the world is your oyster so's to speak. Go to recovery make a backup then you are able to try whatever you like and if you don't like it you just go to recovery and restore the backup and its like you hadn't done anything.

Go to XDA and have a look at Android development thread and see the ROM's that have the most views and comments as they are usually the most popular. Make your choice download (for free) to your internal sd card, go to recovery, wipe data (will wipe all your app's but best way to safe issues), wipe cache and dalvik then select install zip and you are on your way.

Have a read up on AOSP v AOKP v CM roms, everyone has their own thoughts but once you have backup you can do what you like.




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  #831430 6-Jun-2013 08:01
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Index of guides.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1826497

Index of Roms with explaination of differances between Samsung, AOSP,AOKP & CM

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1529173









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  #831439 6-Jun-2013 08:42
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I'm picking you have a download manager or interceptor on. Sharing sites do not like this, all you do is cancel the first download capture window and let windows save it normally.. no cost then. The pay to DL is a bit of a sham

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  #831582 6-Jun-2013 13:17
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Thanks for the Info. I might try a custom ROM latter, likely on my own S3. Just think it take time to find a custom ROM I like, and deal with phoneless wife would cause headache if longer than a day.

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  #831588 6-Jun-2013 13:26
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Oblivian: I'm picking you have a download manager or interceptor on. Sharing sites do not like this, all you do is cancel the first download capture window and let windows save it normally.. no cost then. The pay to DL is a bit of a sham


The Hotfile ...

To begin with, it is slow on free download, and can only single thread, and have a limitation of 30 min per download. I was actually download directly from Chrome at first, and download stopped when finished 300M of 500M. Then I tried a download manager after waiting for half hour, and it failed again after 10 minutes. At last, I took out my cred card with swear, luckily the card going to expire next month, so I don't have to auto subscribe for monthly pay even if I want :D

Again, happy with Samsung provide firmware download, not happy been almost forced to pay.

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  #831600 6-Jun-2013 13:51
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That's nothing to do with Samsung btw. They don't offer the roms for download. You'll notice all over Samfirmware it states they are just a repository, not affiliated with Samsung.

They are ripped from stock phones using direct read and packaged for people to use ;) so it's like original, but unsupported/not done by Samsung.

Samsung's official stance is use kids recovery

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  #832701 8-Jun-2013 15:44
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Oblivian: That's nothing to do with Samsung btw. They don't offer the roms for download. You'll notice all over Samfirmware it states they are just a repository, not affiliated with Samsung.

They are ripped from stock phones using direct read and packaged for people to use ;) so it's like original, but unsupported/not done by Samsung.

Samsung's official stance is use kids recovery


Thanks for explain that, I didn't notice that, now things make a lot more sense, so that Sammobile is more like a community website then.

But I do notice that the statement that all their firmwares are official firmwares, so that will be more like un-modified/un-touched
firmware, but not necessarily provided by Samsung, which is what I thought before.

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