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#130677 23-Sep-2013 23:44
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Firstly please let apologise if this has been asked and answered elsewhere but I am in dire need of some help :(

I have a GT-i9100 that i brought off trade me almost 2 years ago. It is on the telecom network but was not a telecom purchase.

Last week it turned off unexpectedly and was stuck on the boot screen when I turned it back on. Frantic googling told me this is not uncommon with these phones and there were various how tos on how to fix. 

Firstly I could not get into recovery mode only download mode :( 

I have downloaded Odin and MULTIPLE things from here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1449771 but I cannot seem to make it work again :(

It always gets stuck on something.

I have used a proper Samsung cable, uninstalled Kies, disabled my antivirus  and still nothing.
I have removed & reinstalled all the drivers.

Now when i attempt to turn it on I get  "firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again" but when I tried to connect it to Kies it wouldn't recognise it

Does anyone have any clues or can talk me through fixing it step by step, I am not a technical person by any stretch but can follow instructions :)

Model: GT-I9100
SSN: -I9100GSMH
FCC ID: A3GTI9100

In Odin Mode:
Product Name: GT-I9100
Custom Binary Download: No
Current Binary: Samsung Official

Thanks so much in advance 

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  #901604 24-Sep-2013 06:47
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Oh dear not sure if its beyond repair but all you need is odin and telecom rom from samfirmware

Flash via odin as pda

Done




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  #901625 24-Sep-2013 07:45
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firstly if you can get into recovery it is fixable (unless its hardware).

So what exactly is happening when you use Odin, does it show its connected??

if it shows connected what happens when you start to flash? does it show fail or anything?


although you don't want/need to use kies it needs to be installed to load drivers but it shouldn't be loaded otherwise Odin won't work.





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  #901640 24-Sep-2013 08:30
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jeffnz: firstly if you can get into recovery it is fixable (unless its hardware).

So what exactly is happening when you use Odin, does it show its connected??

if it shows connected what happens when you start to flash? does it show fail or anything?


although you don't want/need to use kies it needs to be installed to load drivers but it shouldn't be loaded otherwise Odin won't work.



Hi,

sorry I'm stupid tired so forgive me if I'm a little slow - I can get into Odin (home, volume down & power) but not into recovery (home, volume up & power)

When I connect to Odin it shows as the phone is connected fine, but depending on what combination of things I'm running it just stops at various stages, like sbl.bin or zimage.

Any suggestions jeffnz?




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  #903930 27-Sep-2013 20:39
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Anybody?? 


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  #903935 27-Sep-2013 21:05
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When are you releasing the power button? If you hold down all 3 vol up, home and power until you get to recovery it should work.

If you still can't get to recovery then doesn't sound good.

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  #904749 29-Sep-2013 20:39
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Which firmware were you running when it died? I believe that the official ICS firmware had a bug that could cause a failure in the flash storage controller, which causes the sort of symptoms you're seeing. For example, see http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1876232

By the sounds of it, the problem might need a motherboard replacement to fix it. That thread also mentions that a single component might be at fault, and removing it might fix the issue. Setting as how you're out of warranty anyway, you could try to remove the component and see what happens.

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  #904865 30-Sep-2013 08:33
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Symptoms are that of someone flashing an incorrect radio firmware to it. See if you can find one you know to be correct and flash that in Odin. Separately flash a kernel and recovery if you're able.






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  #907465 3-Oct-2013 20:44
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Mine did the same thing today.

Odin will start on the phone, the reset menu doesnt. Will get onto telecom tomorrow since I bought it with a 2 year contract so it should last 2 years.




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