December 6th, 2012, 03:09 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North Carolina
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S2; Nexus 10
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Originally Posted by CellBlock420
Hey everyone, I'm new to this forum but not to AF. I spent a lot of time in the Samsung Transform Ultra forums with guys like MavrikMeercat and Chevanlol360.
Great guys, but I have moved on to the GS2 and have some questions.
A friend sent me his s2 when he upgraded to the s3, it came to me soft bricked with some issues. I have since been able to get it going and flashed the stock ICS 4.0.4 file.
My question is this.
Do I need to keep the phone unrooted until I activate the service with tmobile (later this month)?
It already has a sim card in it, do I need to buy a new one or can they reactivate the current sim card?
That's it from me for now, I'm sure you guys will be hearing from me again in the near future.
I odin flashed the stock rom mentioned above and it is going through its initial boot sequence, but it's been doing it for about ten minutes now. All I have is the samsung logo pulsing blue. I know it's doing something, but should it take this long?
Welcome to this
Rooting shouldn't affect your activation. I'm not sure about the sim. I would think it would be tied to his plan but I don't really know. You can always order one from Tmo usually for 99 cents online.
No, it shouldn't take that long. If you can get to recovery try a factory reset.