Bricked BH2, Will Warranty Cover it?


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  1. Configuration

    Configuration Member This Topic's Starter

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    My BH2 has recently broken down. Download mode and recovery mode will not work because the boot screen is constantly looping whenever the phone is turned on (and yes, I pressed the right buttons for them). In other words, there's no way for me to ODIN back to BH2 stock or to do a factory reset.


    Will my warranty cover this for a good replacement?
     

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  2. Mastermind278

    Mastermind278 Well-Known Member

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    You can still ODIN the phone...
    Connect to USB. Just pull the battery and then put it back in. If it automatically turns on, remove again and put it back in.. now it shouldn't boot up. Now press the VOL Down + OK + END and download mode will kick in.

    Otherwise if you bought it from T-Mobile they will replace with a refurb or if you send it to Samsung they will do what I said you should do and send it back to you in 3 weeks!
     
  3. 2FR35H

    2FR35H Well-Known Member

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    Mastermind is right I had a similar issue before and ODIN solved my problem. Just pull the battery till it remains off. Or pull the battery then once its off plug in the usb and ODIN
     
  4. shawn1224

    shawn1224 Ex CEO-DNPSEA foundation VIP Member

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    Sometimes it works best if you put it in download mode first, then connect the USB.
     
  5. Configuration

    Configuration Member This Topic's Starter

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    I've already tried the advice you gave before the opening post was posted. Unfortunately, it didn't work.
     
  6. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Well-Known Member

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    My 1st moment got stuck at the bootloop as well. I took it to the sprint store to get it repaired but they could do nothing. (At the time I didn't have a way to hard reset)

    Long story short, they gave me a refurbished one for free! (I have a $7 a month insurance/protction add on to my phone plan) I'm using it now to make this post. This one also got stuck at the bootloop and for the same reason my 1st one did at that. It was an app that caused it. (Quick profiles). Luckily, this new moment came with the new update which meant I could hard reset this time and not have to call sprint. Hope you find similar success. :)
     
  7. ScrumHalf

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    If the phone boots at all, it is recoverable. If it keeps boot looping and preventing you from running download mode/recover, one of the keys may be jammed. Check for that first. One thing I noticed is that recovery/download mode did not work for me if I only pressed the keys together, I had to hold them down in order.

    (For the following, don't release until the desired boot mode pops up,)
    For download, hold Volume Down first (keep holding), then also hold OK (Center of direction pad, keep holding both), then press and hold Power/End until it starts download mode.

    Sorry if this sounds obvious and you've already tried it, but when I last flashed my phone, I noticed holding all three at the same time didn't work. It only worked when I held the first, then also held the second, then the third.
     
  8. megabiteg

    megabiteg Well-Known Member

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    I would say, let the battery drain down, after that give it some charge (and it will be off), then try the recovery mode.
     
  9. ibnturab

    ibnturab Active Member

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    @Configuration, when you connect your battery, does it charge ? Also, how did you brick it ?
     

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