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Old May 19th, 2013, 05:41 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Even if you can find the same firmware by going to the shop and taking note from a new phone or ask a friend. Otherwise you could chance your luck, but rooting voids the warranty so there is a good chance they won't do a swap as it's technically your own fault! At very least you have a working phone, pretty much! Sign up to xda and you could ask some questions there to see if anyone has more luck(more likely to get someone with the same firmware, and certainly more experience dealing with these issues than me)

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I actually had a similar thing happen to me yesterday. Was messaging someone, went back to the homescreen and no icons were showing. Thought "hmm that's weird, I'll give it a reboot". Unfortunately it didn't reboot, it tried and then booted into Recovery. Rebooting from Recovery didn't work, wiping Cache didn't work, the phone just magically stopped booting!

So I fired up Odin and reflashed the stock Australian rom (not the carrier version, those are annoying) and it worked! Rebooted fine and I didn't lose any data (except root, which I added again). I wonder if it's a root bug?
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i brought the phone back to the store i bought it at at they gave me a new one. The guy working there said it was a memory problem but i dont think he knew what he was saying.
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Maybe hold off in rooting it for a while then, until there are more stable Roms available at least ;-)
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The recovery mode can be accessed using a range of techniques. A firm way is preferable by running the command ADB from our personal computer; however simpler techniques are also available. Firstly, the recovery mode can be accessed by hitting the key grouping on an Android gadget that means you can hit Volume Up and Power buttons either, or we can reboot into the Recovery Mode using an application.
See more about Android Recovery visit: http://www.android-recovery.net/
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i brought the phone back to the store i bought it at at they gave me a new one. The guy working there said it was a memory problem but i dont think he knew what he was saying.
You were extraordinarily lucky since this was completely your fault but good job on getting a new phone. It's just as well the guy in the shop didn't have a clue what he was talking about .

Rooting and flashing new ROMs isn't really all that hard but you do have to be very careful that you understand what you are doing and that you are flashing exactly the correct files. Otherwise you can mess up your phone good and proper.

As ironass is fond of saying "flash in haste, repent at leisure".
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