Is my Galaxy S2 Broken?


  1. Hi Guys,

    Ok, so I recently bought a phone in China and desided to root it because of the obvious problems. I followed a wesite with instruction on how to do so (I can't post the website in my first post). It all seemingly went well (passed icon in odin) but after my phone reset... nothing. It won't turn on. All I get is the Samsung Galaxy S2 icon. I can't access the Download mode or the Reboot mode... bad times, right?

    So essentially, I'm guessing my phone is fudged (very tempted to use a slighty stronger word). Is there by some miracle some way that I can fix the damage I have done?

    Will it still be covered under warranty? (No yellow triangle is present).

    Thanks for any help in advance,

    James

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  2. UPDATE:

    I can access download mode! Does this mean I can reset what I've done/restore my phone?
  3. Squinty13

    Squinty13 Well-Known Member

    You should be OK to flash a stock rom via Odin now. However I am unsure if the Chinese issue s2 is a variant or not. I.e. not the international model. My guess is that it isn't and you flashed an incompatible rom in the first place.
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  4. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum and thanks for joining.

    Since you can get into download mode you will be able to download your firmware from samfirmware and flash with Odin.
    SamMobile Firmware Page

    Since you bought the phone from China makes me think perhaps you have the G variant, which would explain why your phone wouldn't boot as two models use different kernels

    Edit: ninja'd
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  5. Squinty13

    Squinty13 Well-Known Member

    Far more detailed post from yourself though shotty :)
  6. Wow, thanks for such a speedy responce.

    Firstly, would you recommend me taking my mobile to a repair shop to fix as I really don't have much of a clue as to what I'm actually doing.

    Secondly, is there any chance you could walk me through what I need to do?

    Thirdly, I know this is a free forum but is there anyway I can buy a pint for whoever can help me out. I came to this site out of purest desperation and so far you've both taken the time to help me out... I'd like to show my appreciation :)
  7. Squinty13

    Squinty13 Well-Known Member

    Have a read of the Samsung G variant all things root sticky in this very forum. This contains a guide for flashing your firmware which you can download from Samifirmware as Shotgun mentioned. Just make sure that you read everything carefully and take your time.

    Let us know how you get on :)

    Here is the link for the i9100G firmware

    http://www.sammobile.com/firmware/?page=3&t=1&o=1&m=GT-I9100G&r=-1#modelsa
  8. Tried and... bricked :(

    Now I can't even access download mode.

    Maybe it's time I upgraded to an S3!
  9. Squinty13

    Squinty13 Well-Known Member

    What exactly did you try?
  10. I tried installing another ROM. Wasn't successful. However, I've taken it to a repair shop and the engineer seems to think he can fix it. I don't know how but he managed to access the ODIN download mode so he's hopefull that he can remove any damage I've done and install the UK firmware on it.

    Fingers crossed he can fix it. I think it's worth mentioning that if you don't know what you're doing then it's probably not a good idea to try and root your Samsung Galaxy S2, haha.

    Either way, thanks for the help and support guys!

    James
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