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Old March 3rd, 2013, 12:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Bricked by deleting boot partition. Any way to restore?

I used Clockwork Mod to format everything that could be formatted, including the boot partition. Upon a restart, the phone wont boot, wont go into recovery or download modes. It will not get detected by my PC or laptop. Win 64 or 32bit.

This is an ATT Samsung Galaxy S (Captivate)


Really dumb of me to have deleted boot partition, I know, but the phone developed a problem where it would show a tiny line vertically across the screen. I thought it was dead pixels, but it wouldn't go away for a whole year. I tried using apps that flash the screen to fix the issue but it would never go away. As a last resort, I formatted anything and everything I possibly could.

Now all I get is a white "star" in the middle of the screen when I turn the phone on. It's that icon that shows up when the pine is processing something, except instead of cycling/spinning, the icon is static. Is there anything at all that can be done to resurrect such a badly bricked phone?

It's long out of warranty, so any sort of manufacturer repair is out of question.

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Old March 15th, 2013, 01:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would try this:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=731989
I never did it, but it should work (minus your hardware issue)
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See the following thread:

Samsung Captivate i897 GINGERBREAD 2.3.5 bricked
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If worse comes to worse and you're willing to, you could JTAG the device. Generally this is something you have to send or take to a pro because it often require disassebling the device and hooking the device hardware and flashing the chipset directly. It has a high rate of success. These guys specialize in doing so and have great reviews.
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