It worked!!! thank you! Thank You! THANK YOU!!
Thanks to both of you for helping me!! I am SO grateful for you guys and for taking the time to answer my questions and troubleshooting and walking me through this process because I was absolutely clueless as to what happened to my beloved Galaxy S2 & was so lost without it
I have been without my phone since October 23rd, which was also my birthday, which sucked, because no one could get a hold of me! It shut off by itself right at midnight on my birthday and my mom couldn't even call me to wish me a happy birthday and I couldn't call her because I didn't have a phone! I went over to my neighbors house and used their phone to call her, and then a friend let me borrow their cheapy android huwei or whatever its called, and i popped my SIM card in that but it was nothing compared to my S2, it was very slow
and it didn't have all the bells and whistles my phone has, but THEN, i accidentally left it at kinkos and when I went back to get it, it was gone! somebody took it! It was kind of depressing!
But I am SOOOO Happy now! you guys just made my day!!!
It took about 30-40 min for that factory image to load, but it finally did, then it finished loading the rest of the files, i saw the green PASS sign light up and my phone rebooted, but I didn't want to get all excited yet, I waited for it to reboot, and when it got to the AT&T Rethink Possible Splash Screen, it just sat there doing nothing. Just like it was doing before, the original malfunction. So then I did a factory wipe as per the instructions and when it rebooted it was STILL stuck on the AT&T Splash Screen. Disappointed, i set the phone down and began typing a post here letting you guys know it was back to the original problem but at least it booted up now, and was going to ask you how to proceed, when suddenly the phone made some kind of alert sound and i looked over at it and the introduction screen was there with the green android telling me to click on him to get started!!! So i did and it was just like you guys said, the phone was like it was when i first took it out of the box. I am SO glad I posted here and got help. Your responses are greatly appreciated and the time you took to type and post them! I am grateful for ALL of it!!
I joined the forum about a month before my phone did this and I am very thankfully that this forum exists, giving those with android phones the opportunity to find help when they need it, that's just AWESOME!!
So you guys should feel very good about yourselves and if you ever look back and wonder if life has any meaning, think of me and the countless others that you have probably helped here in this forum and know that because of you, we are able to keep connected to the rest of the world but most importantly, keep connected & in touch with our friends and loved ones, because it was very lonely on my birthday not having the phone ring off the hook like it does every year
and although my birthday has come and gone, friends and loved ones remain and I am so happy to be able to call or text with them again because 2 weeks isn't long, but it's long enough when you don't have a phone and live far away because you moved to another state and haven't had the chance to meet a whole lot of new friends yet.
Not having a phone in the car with you is frustrating if you're driving
and get lost or can't find the business you're trying to get to before they close, you can't simply call them to ask where exactly are they located?
Or if the car breaks down,
(LMFAO!) no way to call for roadside assistance, or a ride, or ANYTHING! (HOW on earth did we all live without mobile phones before? cuz they haven't been around all that long & when they did first start making them, only the elite could afford them cuz the airtime was ridiculously expensive! LOL)
Nevertheless, remember me later tonight when you are cooking dinner, or on your way to the store, or on the computer, or walking your dog and smile knowing that there's someone in Arizona that you made ecstaticly happy today, !
who won't have to feel isolated and lonely for another minute because you helped her and reward yourself with something special. and be good to yourself because you deserve it
Thank you again from the very depths of my heart for however deep it goes, I am grateful THAT much!