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Topic # 70144 19-Oct-2010 09:36
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I had a crack at updating the phone, and it looks like I've bricked it in the process.

The 3-button hard-reset (recovery/download mode) is locked out, so I'm pretty stuck. 

Does anyone know what my best option is to recover it?

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  Reply # 393490 19-Oct-2010 09:38
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What is it doing? Have you tried pulling the battery for a few min?

You might want to try the bricking thread on XDA-developers under i9000 to try get it going again, did you buy it locally? or import?




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  Reply # 393497 19-Oct-2010 09:52
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It's displaying the yellow PH..!..PC icon on startup, and none of the button combinations I've found on XDA developers have an effect.

The only options I can see at the moment are to try my luck with a warranty claim, or find someone local and trustworthy with a flashing tool. Maybe I could invest in one myself even? 
 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 393506 19-Oct-2010 10:10
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You're sure you are doing the 3 button combos the right way (right sequence, holding the right duration etc)? I know I don't always do it right every time.




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  Reply # 393516 19-Oct-2010 10:29
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I'm as sure as I can be. I've tried many times so far with as many variations as I can think of.

I can keep trying, but there's word on other forums that the hard-reset feature is locked out on quite a few of the I9000 phones, so I'm not holding out much hope of having it work.
 

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  Reply # 393532 19-Oct-2010 11:13
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Warranty claim, the recovery mode is supposed to be enabled so you are on very firm ground. Samsung agents apparently have a USB jig that will put phones like this into recovery mode so it shouldn't be a big deal.

Otherwise JTAG flashing currently requires a $US150 Riffbox and some very fancy soldering (see http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=756988 ).

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  Reply # 393534 19-Oct-2010 11:18
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If three-button recovery isn't working I think you may be out of luck, hopefully warranty will cover...




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  Reply # 393539 19-Oct-2010 11:31
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YodAboY: It's displaying the yellow PH..!..PC icon on startup, and none of the button combinations I've found on XDA developers have an effect.

The only options I can see at the moment are to try my luck with a warranty claim, or find someone local and trustworthy with a flashing tool. Maybe I could invest in one myself even? 
 


If you have the yellow triangle with the android showing then you're in download mode and you may be able to recover it with Odin.

You haven't said what went wrong and how....

We've done two upgrades here via Kies to JP6 and keeping your hands AWAY from the phone and Kies once things start is a BIG success factor. One guy here "accidentally" clicked CANCEL. We managed to recover....

 




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  Reply # 393627 19-Oct-2010 15:02
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It's displaying the yellow PH..!..PC icon on startup


I had that problem when updating to JPM. I just took the battery out for 15 minutes (5 minutes wasn't enough) and was able to get back into download mode and flash via odin.

The trick for me was to put the battery back in then ensure I get the combination (hold volume down + menu + hold the power on button) correct right away. I couldn't get back into download mode if I made a mistake, so I had to pull the battery and try again. Took me about 4 tries to get the feel for it.

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  Reply # 393640 19-Oct-2010 15:35
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One thing though.. I'd recommend anyone thinking to flash/update their phone. Test that you can get into download mode before updating... it helps you to be sure you know what key combo is correct and saves second guessing later on.



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  Reply # 393693 19-Oct-2010 17:11
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Herein lies the irony. I had checked to see if I could get in to recovery mode, and found that I couldn't.

There was a guide on xda dev forum showing how to flash the bootloader to enable the 3-button recovery for these recovery-disabled handsets.

That's where everything went kaput .

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  Reply # 393694 19-Oct-2010 17:15
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YodAboY: Herein lies the irony. I had checked to see if I could get in to recovery mode, and found that I couldn't.

There was a guide on xda dev forum showing how to flash the bootloader to enable the 3-button recovery for these recovery-disabled handsets.

That's where everything went kaput .


One of my co-workers has a Galaxy S like that....No 3-button recovery. It also wasn't offered the JP6 Froyo update using the Kies registry hack....while my phone and another guy's phone upgraded fine that way.

Instead, it was ofered the firmware it already has loaded as an update. That suggest to me someone flashed his phone incorrectly before he bought it....from a parallel importer (not PI, some one else) here in Auckland. 

Very strange.




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