June 30th, 2012, 01:18 PM
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Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Yorkshire, England.
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Europa, ZTE-RACER
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Hard Reset without Touchscreen?
Either that or a touchscreen fix, if it's at all possible.
Hello everyone. I was being an absolute idiot with my Samsung Galaxy Europa, and trying out all the 'secret codes' that I'd just found. (You know, like finding your IMEI number and stuff?)
Well, I found a complete list of them, and was working my way down each one seeing what it did. When I got to 'Touch Screen Firmware Version', I typed the number in, *#*#2663#*#*, and the screen came up with my firmware version, as it should.
I accidentally pressed the 'Update' button, not noticing what it said. A bubble came up on the screen, saying something along the lines of "Checking for updates. Do not turn the power off." I tried to cancel by pressing the back hardkey button but nothing happened.
I turned the screen off and on again, but when I turned it back on, I was stuck at the unlock screen, the phone vibrating every few seconds, and the touch screen not working at all.
And so, of course, me being the stupid person that I often am, took the battery out of the phone to turn it off. (The touch screen didn't work, so I had no other option.)
I replaced the battery and turned the phone back on, it booted as usual and went to the unlock screen. Touch screen still not working. Since that, I've turned the phone on and off, on and off, about four times.
I looked on this site and saw someone with the same problem, but their board didn't have a complete solution - just people suggesting to hard reset it.
Now, I've heard that to hard reset a Samsung Galaxy Europa, you need to press both volume keys and the power key until the exclamation mark appears on the screen. It didn't.
This is really frustrating as I need my phone by tomorrow, and I know I shouldn't have been messing with the settings and stuff when I don't fully understand it myself.
Could anybody help me?
Thanks in advance - Noodle.
P.S. - Sorry for the length of this post. I couldn't help it. ^^