Bricked Phone...need help...have scoured board for 4 hours...

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  1. ag90fox

    ag90fox Member This Topic's Starter

    Feb 18, 2010
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    I'll try to keep this short:

    Have a Moment i bought from Best Buy about 14 days ago. Never been to a sprint store with it (assumed it doesn't have CL14 SBL).

    Downloaded Odin 3.98

    Ran Odin 3.98, put moment in downloading mode, connected to odin fine, one package, moment ops, ZE12, and hit start. It hung at 'check download environment'.

    restarted phone in download mode, reconnect usb, tried the steps again (like one post said), same result.

    Saw somewhere to go to CL05 before going to ZE kernel. only found SPH-M900_CJ05_REL.tar, so tried it, same result, hung at 'check download env...'

    Thought i might actually have the SBL update by some chance, tried SPH-M900_ZE11-patchoob_KERN.tar, same result.

    Thought i'd try going back to standard CL14, found SPH-M900_CL14_WORKING_SYSTEM_ONLY.tar, same result

    Saw a post regarding using Odin 4.03, download that, tried pretty much everything above using it, same result.

    Moved all the files from my win7 machine to my XP machine...repeated everyting above, same result.

    Made sure firefox wasn't running. Never needed PC studio b/c my phone connected fine (and b/c i downloaded PC studio to my win7 machine and it screwed up the USB connection...before i went back to the auto-detected drivers that worked).

    It hangs every time on the "check download environment".

    WORST part is, when i pull the battery, and push the power on button, i get a little "picture" with a phone on the left, a yellow triangle with an exclamation point in it in the middle, and a PC on the right, and it just sits there. Phone won't boot....basically bricked at the moment.

    Does anyone PUHLEASE have any ideas what i can do to rescue this?


    San antonio, TX

  2. AndroidStephen

    AndroidStephen Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2010
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    Joe... looks like you're tried alot of the right things.. not sure why they are not working except that maybe you are not unzipping the ze files before you put them into Odin? But you may have already checked that... if nothing else works.. try this link.. it goes to Zefies page and he has a new way of downloading the stock cl14 from Sprint, using Sprint's downloader, but putting his newest kernal, ZE13 in it... maybe it will work.

    Zefie's Kernels

    Good luck,
    OKC, OK
  3. zektor

    zektor New Member

    Feb 26, 2010
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    That really is your best bet. I have flashed/reflashed a CL14 phone multiple times, with Odin and the sprint updater. Use the sprint updater to get you back to stock, then install ZE13 following his instructions. Just make sure to follow the instructions fully and you should be fine.
  4. infamousjax

    infamousjax Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2010
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    you can't just go flashing files that you don't even know what they do... flashing kernels is a delicate procedure and flashing the wrong ones can seriously cause damage to your phone!

    it sounds like you've really got a mess on your hands.. your best bet I would say would be try flashing cl14_with_cj05_fixed with odin 3.98, and see if that sends it back to stock.

    do this:

    navigate to :
    download all new files. moment.ops, odin 3.98, etc, etc
    also, download the DRIVERS here that are extracted from the official samsung update file
    (even if you think you don't need them)
    find cl14_with_Cj05_fixed on zefies site -

    run it with odin 3.98, one package, with cl14_with_cj05_fixed (you know the drill)

    use windows 7

    report back here!
  5. meangene

    meangene Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2010
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    I'm in SA, send me a PM if you can't get it working and I can flash it for you. I've flashed zefie, joey, and speedrabbit kernels with no problems.

    Try rolling back to the stock CJ05 using Odin 4.03 then flash the official CL14 with the official sprint app (that will get you back to normal) then use the same sprint app to flash the joey or speedrabbit kernel.

    Here's a couple links with in depth directions:
    Rollback to stock (don't go past step 7)

    Sprint update site for CL14
  6. cosine83

    cosine83 Well-Known Member

    Feb 11, 2010
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    He could just re-flash CL14 from the sprint update utility. There is no reason to go all the way back to CJ05 at all.
  7. brkear1967

    brkear1967 Member

    Mar 22, 2010
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