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Old December 4th, 2011, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default OH CRAP I SCREWED MY PHONE UP!!! recovery guide.

EDIT: Due to a couple of instances of people being bricked using this guide, either by a failed odin connection, or by inadvertently unplugging themselves too soon, I am editing the step 6 "6. make sure repartition, autoreboot, and f.reset are all checked." to "Make sure repartition is UNCHECKED and autoreboot and f.reset are checked." The flash will still work without repartitioning, and I'm hoping that not repartitioning will prevent the bricks.
If you attempt this without repartition checked, and it does not work, then flash with it checked.
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Good evening (somewhere) ladies and gentlemen. In this guide, I'm going to give you 3 step recovery from any situation you run into with this phone. At least, as long as you have a functional usb cable, odin, and download mode. If you don't have these things, buy one, download it, and please tell me how the hell you managed to brick your phone hard enough to erase download mode from the flash drive.

To begin.
first off, the files I'm going to reference here are for STOCK Froyo. build EC07. This is what Samsung made, but was never released by Verizon. Bloatware, and all. If you are still stock, and your phone screwed up on you, take it back to the store and threaten bodily harm. This guide IS NOT FOR YOU. If you are rooted, and you managed to brick yourself (don't feel bad, I do it about once a month. Crap happens.) Then this guide is for you.

Also, once you do this, you will no longer be rooted. You will have to flash cwm kernel once again, then a rom. We'll go over that at the end.

Oh, yeah. I ain't responsible for what you do to the thing. But, it'll work.

OK. Let's go.

First, some links
Samsung
Samsung drivers. Use these only, please. Generic Galaxy S drivers have a nasty habit of not working.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30171389/Odin3epicv1.3.rar
ODIN. You should have it, if you've rooted using my guide... if not, there it is

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30171389/SCH-I400-EC07-FROYO-REL-PRODUCTION.tar.md5
This is the stock froyo file (as the name indicates) it is unzipped and ready to flash. Don't do anything to it.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30171389/Samsung_I500_VZW_PIT.pit
The PIT file that goes with this rom. Don't just pick one up off the street. Use this one.

OK. Now, the what to do section

1. Make sure the samsung drivers are installed. following the steps given by the installer pack
2. unzip the odin file to your desktop, then open the program
3. put your phone into download mode by removing the battery, and holding down the volume down button while plugging it into your computer's usb port.
Make sure you have a 'com' and a couple of numbers in the small box in ODIN, just under a larger box in the upper left. Also, wait a few seconds, if you just installed your samsung drivers. It's detecting and doing final install on them. You'll know its done when you get the little pop up on your notifications telling you the drivers were successfully installed.
4. click the PDA button in ODIN and choose the SCH-I400-EC07-FROYO-REL-PRODUCTION.tar.md5 and click OK.
5. click the PIT button and choose Samsung_I500_VZW_PIT.pit
6. make sure repartition is UNCHECKED, and autoreboot, and f.reset are both checked.
7. click start.
8. get a drink. This will take about 5 minutes to get done.
9. wait until you get "RQT closed" and "Removed" in the dialogue box to the left, along with "pass 1/fail 0" and "PASS" and "RESET" in the box in the upper left. Your phone will also reboot on it's own. Don't worry, it's not posessed.

That's it. You are back up. Let the phone boot, and set it up again.

Hopefully, you have already downloaded and backed up with Titanium backup, before all this happened. If not, have fun with that.

Also, If you have a known good nandroid, and it's EC07, you can flash back to that.

If not, and you want to get back to a deodexed, debloated rom, do the following

1. after you get your phone set back up, shut it down, and boot back into download. it doesn't matter if you battery is in or out on this one.
2. hit reset on ODIN, then click PDA and find cwm_adrynalyne_test4.tar, wherever you stashed it.
3. plug your phone in, and make sure that repartition and autoreboot are UNCHECKED
4. click start.
5. after you get the same RQT closed and pass 1/fail 0, along with reset, unplug and boot into recovery by holding vol up down and power until samsung comes on the screen.
6. get into cwm and flash the deodexed rom
7. wipe your dalvik, and reboot.

Hope this helps. Post any questions/concerns BEFORE you do anything.

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Going to try this sometime tomorrow on my old continuum cause its all f'd up. Will let you know if it works or not.


edit: man thank you so much i thought my old phone was shell shocked i tried so many different roms on it i thought i lost it forever when it never booted back up..
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Going to try this sometime tomorrow on my old continuum cause its all f'd up. Will let you know if it works or not.


edit: man thank you so much i thought my old phone was shell shocked i tried so many different roms on it i thought i lost it forever when it never booted back up..
Glad it worked for ya.
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Good evening (somewhere) ladies and gentlemen. In this guide, I'm going to give you 3 step recovery from any situation you run into with this phone. At least, as long as you have a functional usb cable, odin, and download mode. If you don't have these things, buy one, download it, and please tell me how the hell you managed to brick your phone hard enough to erase download mode from the flash drive.

To begin.
first off, the files I'm going to reference here are for STOCK Froyo. build EC07. This is what Samsung made, but was never released by Verizon. Bloatware, and all. If you are still stock, and your phone screwed up on you, take it back to the store and threaten bodily harm. This guide IS NOT FOR YOU. If you are rooted, and you managed to brick yourself (don't feel bad, I do it about once a month. Crap happens.) Then this guide is for you.

Also, once you do this, you will no longer be rooted. You will have to flash cwm kernel once again, then a rom. We'll go over that at the end.

Oh, yeah. I ain't responsible for what you do to the thing. But, it'll work.

OK. Let's go.

First, some links
Samsung
Samsung drivers. Use these only, please. Generic Galaxy S drivers have a nasty habit of not working.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30171389/Odin3epicv1.3.rar
ODIN. You should have it, if you've rooted using my guide... if not, there it is

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30171389/SCH-I400-EC07-FROYO-REL-PRODUCTION.tar.md5
This is the stock froyo file (as the name indicates) it is unzipped and ready to flash. Don't do anything to it.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30171389/Samsung_I500_VZW_PIT.pit
The PIT file that goes with this rom. Don't just pick one up off the street. Use this one.

OK. Now, the what to do section

1. Make sure the samsung drivers are installed. following the steps given by the installer pack
2. unzip the odin file to your desktop, then open the program
3. put your phone into download mode by removing the battery, and holding down the volume down button while plugging it into your computer's usb port.
Make sure you have a 'com' and a couple of numbers in the small box in ODIN, just under a larger box in the upper left. Also, wait a few seconds, if you just installed your samsung drivers. It's detecting and doing final install on them. You'll know its done when you get the little pop up on your notifications telling you the drivers were successfully installed.
4. click the PDA button in ODIN and choose the SCH-I400-EC07-FROYO-REL-PRODUCTION.tar.md5 and click OK.
5. click the PIT button and choose Samsung_I500_VZW_PIT.pit
6. make sure repartition, autoreboot, and f.reset are all checked.
7. click start.
8. get a drink. This will take about 5 minutes to get done.
9. wait until you get "RQT closed" and "Removed" in the dialogue box to the left, along with "pass 1/fail 0" and "PASS" and "RESET" in the box in the upper left. Your phone will also reboot on it's own. Don't worry, it's not posessed.

That's it. You are back up. Let the phone boot, and set it up again.

Hopefully, you have already downloaded and backed up with Titanium backup, before all this happened. If not, have fun with that.

Also, If you have a known good nandroid, and it's EC07, you can flash back to that.

If not, and you want to get back to a deodexed, debloated rom, do the following

1. after you get your phone set back up, shut it down, and boot back into download. it doesn't matter if you battery is in or out on this one.
2. hit reset on ODIN, then click PDA and find cwm_adrynalyne_test4.tar, wherever you stashed it.
3. plug your phone in, and make sure that repartition and autoreboot are UNCHECKED
4. click start.
5. after you get the same RQT closed and pass 1/fail 0, along with reset, unplug and boot into recovery by holding vol up down and power until samsung comes on the screen.
6. get into cwm and flash the deodexed rom
7. wipe your dalvik, and reboot.

Hope this helps. Post any questions/concerns BEFORE you do anything.
Any chance you have the drivers?The link only takes you to a Users Manual, pretty sure thats not gonna help, with drivers.

Nevermind im an idiot!... lol.... been a long day!
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I FOLLOWED THIS THING WORD FOR WORD AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED

<ID:0/003> Added!!
<ID:0/003> Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
<ID:0/003> File analysis..
<ID:0/003> Enter CS for MD5..
<ID:0/003> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<ID:0/003> Please wait..
<ID:0/003> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<ID:0/003> Leave CS..
<ID:0/003> SetupConnection..
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
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Unfortunately, with odin, it can be unreliable at times. HEIMDALL is more complicated to use, but success rate is much higher. I'll work on a heimdall tutorial for this situation later.
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My Continuum I400 is in "hard"bricked mode. I followed another forum using FROYO and my phone isnt working.

I followed your forum but my phone wont go to download w/o battery. It did earlier but not anymore. It works with it in but not for a long time.

I was able to acess the download screen, brick screen, and the CWM screen, but now i cant really get ANY of them.

The link i followed failed to inform me on everything.

I forgot to Back it up but i dont really care for that as long as I can get my phone working again.

PLEASE help!!!

If I can get it running again than GREAT! If I can get it running with the ROM then SWWWWEEEEETTTNESS!! (thats better than great)
If not then (loading gun) ill end it!!!


PLEASE PLEASE PLEASEEEE HELP!

If you need more info ill let you know.

I've followed your forum but cant get it..

IM ANGRY!
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My Continuum I400 is in "hard"bricked mode. I followed another forum using FROYO and my phone isnt working.

I followed your forum but my phone wont go to download w/o battery. It did earlier but not anymore. It works with it in but not for a long time.

I was able to acess the download screen, brick screen, and the CWM screen, but now i cant really get ANY of them.

The link i followed failed to inform me on everything.

I forgot to Back it up but i dont really care for that as long as I can get my phone working again.

PLEASE help!!!

If I can get it running again than GREAT! If I can get it running with the ROM then SWWWWEEEEETTTNESS!! (thats better than great)
If not then (loading gun) ill end it!!!


PLEASE PLEASE PLEASEEEE HELP!

If you need more info ill let you know.

I've followed your forum but cant get it..

IM ANGRY!
Well, if you can get it in dl mode, with battery, then we try that, first. I would also try pulling my battery, without it plugged in, and holding the power key for about 20 seconds. Then, plug the phone in to your computer, and try to get into download mode (holding vol down while plugging in). That might get you download mode back. That will be the key. We need to get you into stable download mode, and get odin or heimdall to read your phone.
The part that is puzzling me is where you say that it goes from download mode to black screen 'really fast' on the other forum... I'd like some clarification on that. I'd also like to know what you meant by you putting it into download mode and it going into cwm on it's own. That isn't possible, since we don't have native cwm. i'd really like to get you into IRC this afternoon so we can communicate more effectively.
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What's that?

It'll be in download mode for about 5 seconds then the screen will go black....
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What's that?

It'll be in download mode for about 5 seconds then the screen will go black....
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It'll be in download mode for about 5 seconds then the screen will go black....
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hey, now my phone isnt charging. is it the ROM? i NEED HELP!
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Probablyvthatvwe didn't repartition. I'm on my way to irc
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this may sound weird, but it works when i hold the usb up, but not with out that... i think it's from keep on unplugging and plugging! during that process......

Who know's.
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this may sound weird, but it works when i hold the usb up, but not with out that... i think it's from keep on unplugging and plugging! during that process......

Who know's.
possibly, it's hardware related. Have you tried your brother's cord? Or any cord with the same port? Also, i assume you have tried plugging into both wall and computer? If your cord is bad, that would explain the difficulty odin had detecting you.
Try your brother's cord, first. If you have the same issue (I doubt you will), then we'll go from there. I'm in IRC now.
Oh, and my original cord does the same thing. I have to get it just right for it to charge. Hence the reason I'm using my old blackberry cord.
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ok i have run into a problem, i tried rooting with odin and now my phone doesnt turn on at all!!!
not even to brick screen, it does still go into download mode for odin and at the moment im trying to do it again with the files you provided but it is stuck on factoryfs.rfs and not moving from there. its been about 20 minutes already... what can be done???
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Assuming you've followedcthw directions to this point, the first thing I would do is downloaded a fresh copy of the tar file. To make sure there are no corruptions. Then, close out odin withoutvunplugging your phone, and reopen it. Start over with the fresh file. The other option is to close out odin, and try again with the same file. It may go through the second time.
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now its not passing sbl.bin....... whats goin on?!?!

correction, it reached recovery.bin, but should it really have taken it 20 minutes to do so?
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Is this a new download, or the old one? Which usb port are you on? You might try moving to a USB port in the back if you are on a desktop. If that doesn't work, you might try it with heimdall.
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it took it 15 minutes to get to recovery.bin
im using a laptop and switched usb ports about 3 times
i have no idea how to use the other program, never have before and cant find a efficient enough tutorial.
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and what do you mean new or old download?
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ok, i went upstairs to let it do its thing.... came back down

<ID:0/006> Added!!
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> SCH-I400-EC07-FROYO-REL-PRODUCTION.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/006> Odin v.3 engine (ID:6)..
<ID:0/006> File analysis..
<ID:0/006> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/006> Initialzation..
<ID:0/006> Set PIT file..
<ID:0/006> DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!
<ID:0/006> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/006> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/006> param.lfs
<ID:0/006> NAND Write Start!!
<ID:0/006> Sbl.bin
<ID:0/006> boot.bin
<ID:0/006> recovery.bin
<ID:0/006> Removed!!
<ID:0/006> Complete(Write) operation failed.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)


and my phone is off. and now it doesnt turn on or go into download mode............ is this the end?
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I assume the tutorial I made isn't clear enough. You said it took 15 minutes to get to recovery. Has it passed, yet?
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ok, i went upstairs to let it do its thing.... came back down

<ID:0/006> Added!!
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> SCH-I400-EC07-FROYO-REL-PRODUCTION.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/006> Odin v.3 engine (ID:6)..
<ID:0/006> File analysis..
<ID:0/006> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/006> Initialzation..
<ID:0/006> Set PIT file..
<ID:0/006> DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!
<ID:0/006> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/006> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/006> param.lfs
<ID:0/006> NAND Write Start!!
<ID:0/006> Sbl.bin
<ID:0/006> boot.bin
<ID:0/006> recovery.bin
<ID:0/006> Removed!!
<ID:0/006> Complete(Write) operation failed.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)


and my phone is off. and now it doesnt turn on or go into download mode............ is this the end?

and im sorry but i dont think i found your tutorial
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Ok. Try pulling the battery and holding power button down for 20 seconds. See if that gets download back. You might also try getting to download with both battery in and out. One other thing. I would use a different cable. Something us telling me that that is part of the issue..
And the tutorial is titled "oh crap I screwed up my phone. The heimdall version"
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things that dont work:
battery in/out hold vol down button connect usb
battery in/out hold power button connect usb
new cable, 4 usb ports
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battery in/out hold vol down button connect usb
battery in/out hold power button connect usb
new cable, 4 usb ports

Have you tried battery in, vol down and power, without connecting to usb port? Imctrying to figure out why it wont get into download mode. For that matter, why you aren't just getting cricket screen on normal power up. Especially since params.ifs, boot, SBL and recovery all flashed. The only thing you are missing is kernel, the rom and modem. And all of those can be flashed separately. If you try to power up normally, do you get samsung screen then it goes straight to recovery?
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Have you tried battery in, vol down and power, without connecting to usb port? Imctrying to figure out why it wont get into download mode. For that matter, why you aren't just getting cricket screen on normal power up. Especially since params.ifs, boot, SBL and recovery all flashed. The only thing you are missing is kernel, the rom and modem. And all of those can be flashed separately. If you try to power up normally, do you get samsung screen then it goes straight to recovery?
vol down and power= black screen
it doesnt make sense
doesnt turn on to any screen, no samsung no brick, nothing

ive rooted before, when i had the fascinate all i did was root different roms, titanium, voodoo, i did everything, im not a rookie so i didnt do this cuz i dont know what to do, i have no idea whats up right now
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I'm confused too. Do you need to have this up right now? I'll be back home in a few hours. We could meet on irc, and maybe get this hashed out. By all rights, you should have no issues getting to download mode.
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ill be here, i appreciate all the help
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just saw your other tutotial with the other program, wish i wouldve seen it earlier, probably wouldve fixed everything
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Thank me when I actually have you up and running. I'll shoot you a pm when I get to the house.
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Does anyone have a working download location for the file from the OP: SCH-I400-EC07-FROYO-REL-PRODUCTION.tar.md5 ? I've bricked my Continuum pretty solid. I can get into CWM and apply an EC07 ROM, but after clearing caches, it still only boots into Samsung recovery and displays a number of error messages. I think I toasted something with PIT files in Odin...my issue to sort out now. I was thinking this "OH CRAP" procedure would be a winner, but I can't get one of the needed files. I've Googled the file, and no luck. Anyone here have a copy that they can link to?

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Does anyone have a working download location for the file from the OP: SCH-I400-EC07-FROYO-REL-PRODUCTION.tar.md5 ? I've bricked my Continuum pretty solid. I can get into CWM and apply an EC07 ROM, but after clearing caches, it still only boots into Samsung recovery and displays a number of error messages. I think I toasted something with PIT files in Odin...my issue to sort out now. I was thinking this "OH CRAP" procedure would be a winner, but I can't get one of the needed files. I've Googled the file, and no luck. Anyone here have a copy that they can link to?

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I am in the process of uploading my files to a different server. I'll have it back up tomorrow, hopefully. Is this converter, from IRC?
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Is this converter, from IRC?
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I'm not sure who / what converter is, but I haven't been in IRC since I was in high school (I won't say how long ago that was) so I'm guessing the answer to your question is "no" :-)
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???

I'm not sure who / what converter is, but I haven't been in IRC since I was in high school (I won't say how long ago that was) so I'm guessing the answer to your question is "no" :-)

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1316769

Get it from there
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This shows my newbie-ism. I had downloaded this yesterday, but since it was a ZIP file, I assumed it was a ready-to-flash ROM. Now, I know that it's a "real" ZIP and if it's extracted, it gives a stock Froyo ROM (tar.md5) flash-able via Odin which recovers your Continuum from the depths of brick hell.
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This shows my newbie-ism. I had downloaded this yesterday, but since it was a ZIP file, I assumed it was a ready-to-flash ROM. Now, I know that it's a "real" ZIP and if it's extracted, it gives a stock Froyo ROM (tar.md5) flash-able via Odin which recovers your Continuum from the depths of brick hell.

Correct. I take it you are back up?
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Correct. I take it you are back up?
Yup. Got a nice stock Froyo ROM running. I will work on getting a stripped edition on next week. I need the phone to be functional for work this week!
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Yup. Got a nice stock Froyo ROM running. I will work on getting a stripped edition on next week. I need the phone to be functional for work this week!
Good. What you are on now, is a leak. We've got the actual verizon ota out, now. Here in the next day or so, (after I get all my files on the new server), I'll have tuts up for getting on that. I should have them up before the end of the week for ya.
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Hi, please can you help me? I just root my galaxy mini 2 days ago and install all kind of root application. When i update Superuser (where it type 'tap to update') after it finish updating it shows 'was it cool?try it again' then it crashed. I tried recovery mode/remove the battery,sim,SD card and press volume down + home +power but nothing happen. I tried this guide but it did not get beyond 'setup connection' because i can't get to download mode.
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Hi, please can you help me? I just root my galaxy mini 2 days ago and install all kind of root application. When i update Superuser (where it type 'tap to update') after it finish updating it shows 'was it cool?try it again' then it crashed. I tried recovery mode/remove the battery,sim,SD card and press volume down + home +power but nothing happen. I tried this guide but it did not get beyond 'setup connection' because i can't get to download mode.
First off, this guide is for a Continuum. Your phone is different, and you should be using a guide for it. Just because they are both samsungs, doesn't mean the software is interchangeable. Be thankful that you didn't get into download mode and manage to flash this. There would have been about a 99% chance that you would have a paperweight.

That being said, if the superuser app crashed after update, that shouldn't have softbricked you in any way. Superuser is an app. Nothing more. It's akin to a firewall on your computer. But it crashing should have little to no effect on the rest of your phone.
If your entire phone crashed after the update, and wouldn't reboot, then there is something else going on. I would suggest, first off, to get on your forum and talk to your dev's. I might be able to give you some general advice. But, I'm by no means an expert on your phone, and I don't really feel comfortable giving you specific flashing instructions without doing a good bit of research, first. Your dev's are there, they know what they are doing already, and are far more qualified to help you with your phone.
If you can't get any of your developers to help you, let me know, and I will try to do what I can. But, I doubt it will be much, if you are truly bricked.
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Hi

Appreciate a coherent post.

Please, make it better.
Add valid current download links. Please, referring to other sites, do not just say "download it from there" as what exactly it is? xda devs has different pgm names and a bunch of programs for continuum, only them knowing what's what, as there is no guide.
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anyone has this file for download? only broken links:

Samsung_I500_VZW_PIT.pit
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http://db.tt/5hGqYqoB

There is the link. I didn't think anyone was still using this guide. Let me know which other files you need, immediately. I'll update links and look at instructions this evening. If you need something else now, let me know, and I'll post it
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Here is a mirror, as well.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B86zCGAvr-RaTXJiZkJYSW5wdTg/edit
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thanks, tx

here's nature of issue:
ok, let me re-phrase my question

1. Continuum started acting up

2. I wanted to do backup and wipe/factory reset
3. I was naive enough to download Quick Boot and install it; as a result, it will boot into recovery, but does not respond to power button; as a result, the only way to get out of recovery was to Odin it
4. I factory restored phone, but can not do 2 things:

- can not find valid link for PIT file download (is it necessary?)

- can not install anything from recovery, as power button still does not work in recovery mode

5. as a result, I had it Odined one more time and, at this point, I am not experimenting with it anymore, as it's wife's phone, and you know how that goes.


I need help here:


1. I need help installing CWM recovery via Odin

2. Can I root phone via Odin also?

Please, if you post links, make sure they are valid, as most links I found so far are broken or lead to sales sites.


Thank you


As a result, I tried most guides available - all links are broken; phone locks in recovery; I can not root it, as it needs to be done via recovery - and it locks in recovery. mad circle.
Also this here:

SuperOneClick v2.1.1

is some malware;

I hit brick wall...
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Ok. Here is the link to recovery (odin)
http://ubuntuone.com/02YXcAMWNUSasrSsjgUeKk

Stock ec09(odin)
http://ubuntuone.com/6rdDjiMOg45U8YHK3Oo9uW

Pit file(odin)
http://ubuntuone.com/2qtwgyRGYPLK10N2u5fN1J

Ec09 deodexed, rooted (recovery)
http://ubuntuone.com/3qamjuePP9HeY9R8oXZea4

1. Flash stock ec09 in odin (pda section), with pit (this will wipe)
2. After phone reboots, place ec09 deodexed on sdcard, then reboot into download mode.
3. Flash recovery in odin (pda section) no pit, and auto reboot unchecked
4. After you get "pass" and "rqt closed" in dialog box, unplug.
5. Pull battery, replace, and boot into recovery.
6. Nandroid backup, then flash ec09 deodexed.
7. Wipe dalvik and cache
Reboot.
If you have any questions, let me know, and I'll message you my phone number, if you have another phone to call me on.
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