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Old November 25th, 2010, 04:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cry Bricked Captivate, can't get into download mode PLEASE HELP!!!!

So first off I was flashing GeoMod's ROM onto my captivate and during installation it kinda just freaked out and flashed some blue lettering across the screen and then powered off...
I held the power button to turn it back on and it boots to the "World Phone" screen and then almost immediately after that it shows a screen which says

Galaxy S
GT-I9000
Samsung

I have tried the button configurations for getting into download mode but am unsuccessful as the previously mentioned screen just pops up as soon as i let go of the power button...

At a loss for what to do but any help would be appreciated D

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Did you try download mode by removing all cards and battery, connect usb cable, hold both volume buttons and insert battery and should place it into download mode. GL
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Build one of these:
[HOWTO] *Layman's iGo Jig* [Solderless] - xda-developers

This is the more informative/less layman's guide:
unbrickguide.pdf
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Did you try download mode by removing all cards and battery, connect usb cable, hold both volume buttons and insert battery and should place it into download mode. GL
Yes i have tried several usb/battery pull methods. All i get when i do the aforementioned method is the battery charging screen :/

I think that if my phone didnt think it was a GT-I9000 i would be able to use the regular button combo to get into download mode....but how do i get there lols...?

AND OMG Wth does that homemade usb thing do to your phone?!?!?!
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That MicroUSB jig will boot your phone into download mode. Once in Download mode, you can run ODIN one-click to JF6, which gets you back to an operable state. After that, you can try to flash the custom rom again.

That jig works with wild success, so if you can't get into Download mode via button combos, plan a trip to an electronics store or Radio Shack tomorrow.
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That MicroUSB jig will boot your phone into download mode. Once in Download mode, you can run ODIN one-click to JF6, which gets you back to an operable state. After that, you can try to flash the custom rom again.

That jig works with wild success, so if you can't get into Download mode via button combos, plan a trip to an electronics store or Radio Shack tomorrow.
Will try this and report back, thanks a bunch
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just bricked heading to radioshak haha
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just bricked heading to radioshak haha
Goodluck! Once you make the JIG, it will quickly be one of the better "investments" you make. These phones are damn hard to brick!
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Thanks so much, it worked great
The removal of the plastic took forever
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Cry Tried....and failed :/

No luck. when i touch the resistors to the correct wires all my phone does is start up with the att "WORLD PHONE" screen and then is almost immediately followed by the same screen showing this text:

Galaxy S
GT-I9000

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was really riding on this "JIG" as my last hope lols, anyone else have any suggestions....?
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i had the same situation too ... pending to send back!
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Are you using the JIG correctly?

Phone off, battery out, SIM out, any external SD card out.
Insert battery, do not turn the phone on.
Plug in the JIG and wait a few seconds...It should go straight into Download mode

The problem when you use bare hands touching the resistor is that you change the resistance and you will be WELL below the 300-302kohm of resistance you need.

Find a way to fasten the resistor to the correct wires (pin 4 & 5) without it needing any holding from you. The fact that you can even boot the phone and see "World Phone", etc. is very good, it means you aren't totally bricked and a proper JIG WILL work!
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Default YAyYYYYY!!! :D

so i did what you told me about no contact with the resistors and it worked like a charm DDD

now odin wont restore my phone lolsssss.
just one thing after another lol
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so i did what you told me about no contact with the resistors and it worked like a charm DDD

now odin wont restore my phone lolsssss.
just one thing after another lol
When you are opening up Odin in Windows, right click on it and "Run as Administrator".
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If you're having touble getting into download mode make sure you arent using a cable from att. Try the stock samsung one that came with the phone. Scoured the forums for hours until i just happened to try the other cable i had and it worked perfectly on the first try.
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Have you tried using Odin3 One-Click Downloader and Drivers CAPTIVATE ONLY?

[STOCK ROM] Odin3 One-Click Downloader and Drivers CAPTIVATE ONLY - xda-developers
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When you are opening up Odin in Windows, right click on it and "Run as Administrator".

I was having the same problem Jig Took me back to Download mode, ODIN for captivate would n't work, then I tried another odin I897UCJI6-OCD-REV02-Low which I got off xda and that one worked really fast. after that did the right odin for the captivate. BACK in Business, By the way for those having problems with JIG not having the right resistante on the resistors, will only turn the phone On, my worked ok with 300K omhs made with two resistor any combination as long as you get close enough to 300k omhs.

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Yes you need to watch the resistor tolerances.
I did a 56 sec How to use video the USB jig.
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Did you try download mode by removing all cards and battery, connect usb cable, hold both volume buttons and insert battery and should place it into download mode. GL
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I downloaded Continuum v4. I backed up original 2.1 STOCK. Then in recovery, I wiped the cache factory & data, and the installed zip from SD card. Once installed, I rebooted. Now I've got the World Phone screen on my phone and the phone won't proceed or turn off. What did I do? HELP!!!!!
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I downloaded Continuum v4. I backed up original 2.1 STOCK. Then in recovery, I wiped the cache factory & data, and the installed zip from SD card. Once installed, I rebooted. Now I've got the World Phone screen on my phone and the phone won't proceed or turn off. What did I do? HELP!!!!!
Download the AIO Captivate toolbox. [PROGRAM] AIO Captivate Toolbox *Smaller, Faster, + More Automation* - xda-developers

take the battery out, put back in, and hold the volume buttons when inserting the usb cable connected to the pc. you should be in download mode so you can flash to stock and start over.
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I just used this tip and my phone went into download mode what to do next? It wasnt doing ne thing b4 this. Black screen that was it!!Thanks so much for your help
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I cant get my captivate to download mode can any one please help me . Am trying to use jig but its just making my phone switch on n nothing happens after that . there might be problem with the jig it self coz its pretty old .have ordered new one hope tht one works .
other than jig , is there anything i can do ?

what about this link forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=731989

if i follow this ll this get my phone to download mode?

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hello i have the same problem att then galaxy s i9000 samsung but i had att gb boot loaders i did something wrong when i tried to flash the bootloaders in my captivate so to get it into download mode i learn after this is volume up then usb no power botton this without jig.
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