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Old April 1st, 2013, 03:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Post How To Un-brick and Un-root Your Epic 4G Touch

Note: A PC will be required to follow this method.
Note #2: All user data will be erased. Please backup the files on your phone.

I will not take responsibility for anything that you choose to do on your device. The method below has been tested and is proven to work. Failure to follow directions may give you unexpected results.

You have been warned.



Check in the second post for an easier way to unbrick your phone


If you're rooted and you're on kernel FL24 or FI27 and you want to install the new Jellybean update (GB27), you're going to have to unroot your phone before doing so or else your phone will be bricked. Follow these simple steps to have your phone unrooted and rocking the new Jellybean update!


Items required:

-Desktop Odin v3.0.7
-Restore file if you're on kernel FL24.*
-Restore file if you're on kernel FI27.*
-Restore file if you're on kernel GB27*

*Make sure you download the file according to the kernel stated on your phone. Using the wrong restore will result in a hard brick.

If you're kernel version is not listed above, check this website: Rwilco12's Android Repository - Downloads


Procedure:

1. Download the necessary files above and place them in an easily accessible spot on your computer. (I.E: My Documents, Desktop, etc)
2. Open Desktop Odin.
3. Turn your phone off (after making any necessary backups using Titanium Backup or whatever method you choose).
4. Put your phone into Odin mode. (Hold volume down and the power button until a warning screen shows up)
5. Plug your phone into your PC. Let any drivers install (if there are any). Desktop Odin should recognize your phone afterwards.
6. Click "PDA" on Odin and select the kernel file you downloaded that was posted above.

Before pressing "start", make sure your Odin screen looks similar to this:


7. Press start. Allow the download to go through and wait for your phone to reboot. Reboot takes up to 5 minutes.

You should now be on stock FL24 or FI27 or GB27!
If you were on FI27 rooted and used the FI27 Kernel, you will have to update to FL24 before updating to Jellybean (GB27).




Below you will find options to backup contacts, messages and help to reinstall third party applications.

Note: When you sync to your Google Gmail and Exchange ActiveSync® accounts, you are backing up your information. Google Gmail and Exchange ActiveSync information on your device including contacts are stored remotely on the Google and Microsoft Exchange server.

Save Contacts to SD Card
Export to SD Card
1.From the Home screen, touch Contacts > Menu.
2.Touch Import/Export > Export to SD card.
3.Confirm export by selecting OK.

Import to SD Card
1.From the Home screen, touch Contacts > Menu.
2.Touch Import/Export > Import from SD card.
3.Confirm export by selecting OK.

Google Gmail
1.From the Home screen, press the Menu button > Settings > Accounts & Sync.
2.Touch your Google account to display the Data & synchronization screen.
3.To sync your Gmail, Calendar or Contacts, touch the setting to enable synchronization, a check mark appears in the check box.
4.Touch Sync now.

Exchange ActiveSync Mail
1.From the Home screen, press the Menu button > Settings > Accounts & Sync.
2.Touch your Corporate Mail account to display the Data & synchronization screen.
3.To sync your Email, Calendar or Contacts, touch the setting to enable synchronization, a check mark appears in the check box.
4.Touch Sync now.

For Text Messages
To save important text messages, you can forward it to an email address.
1.From the Home screen, touch Messaging.
2.Select text message that you want to save.
3.Press and hold the text message. You will see a menu for Message options, which allows you to Forward the selected text message

For Applications
Any installed applications downloaded from the Android market may need to be re-installed. To re-download paid applications follow the steps below:
1.From the Home screen, touch Applications > Play Store > Menu > My Apps.
2.If prompted, sign in with your Google account credentials.
3.Paid applications will populate in the list shown.
To re-download Free applications you can visit market.android.com and log-in with your Google account information. All previously downloaded applications are listed in My Library.



Troubleshooting Tips:

Problem: The error "can't open the serial(com) port. odin" appears after clicking start on Desktop Odin.
Solution: Make sure you have Samsung Kies exited. Samsung Kies causes Odin to read the drivers of your phone incorrectly.



Credits:
Rwilco12: For his repository from which the kernels are downloaded from.
QBKing77: For making the Epic 4G Touch much more easier to use.
PanchoPlanet: For writing up how to backup messages, contacts, and restore apps.
Dragonslayer95: For telling me to write this guide.

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Un-bricking/Un-Bootlooping your phone using the one-click restore method!


1)Install Samsung USB/Android drivers (if necessary).

2)Download the GB27 One-Click self-extractor of choice:

Kernel GB27:
SPH-D710_GB27_1014481_Rooted_Nodata.exe (PRESERVE user data - do NOT use if downgrading versions) (md5: 1b7e8f16fc0a2999582bb6dc151d8042)


Kernel FL24:
SPH-D710_FL24_CL1173404_REV2_Rooted_Nodata.exe


Kernel FI27:
SPH-D710_FI27_CL1127689_Rooted_NoData.exe

3)Extract the package
Double-click on the self-extractor file, specify the directory to extract to (instructions assume C:\)

4)Start ODIN One-Click file (the files listed above).

Note #1: On Vista or newer, you may need to right-click on the file and Run as Administrator.

5)Place phone in ODIN download mode:
Method #1
-Power down phone
-Wait for capacitative button lights to turn off
-Simultaneously Press and Hold [Power] [VolDn] until confirmation screen appears
-Press [VolUp] to enter Download mode

Method #2
adb reboot download

Connect USB cable to PC if not already connected. ODIN should show yellow COM port in 2nd column

Note #2: If you do not see a yellow COM port, you may need to run the ODIN One-Click as Administrator and/or unplug/plugin the USB cable after starting ODIN One-Click.

6)Start the ODIN flash process
Press [Start]

7)Complete
When complete, Status should change to PASS!
Phone will automatically reboot


Boot process will be slightly longer than usual during which time you'll see the 4G logo screen.



Troubleshooting:
-If you are getting random force closes, wipe the cache and dalvik-cache.
-If you have troubles with Google Play, clear the data from menu->applications->all->market->clear data.
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Odin doesnt recognize the File when i try to open it
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Can you post a picture of your Odin with the error?
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Are you running odin as administrator?

That tends to be a problem with odin sometimes.
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I updated post #2 for an easier un-brick/un-bootloop method.
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Is there a different method if you are using a custom ROM?
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Nope. You can use the same steps.
I actually used these steps to go to stock from PACman and Cyanogenmod 10.1.
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edit: I added a link here from the Boost SGS2 forums.

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