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  1. Gilbster

    Gilbster Member

    So I was looking online and I tried to find a way to force the camera on my phone to not make a noise. Basically I edited one line in my build.prop, and restarted my phone. But now my phone won't load!!!! It's shows the white samsung logo and then goes blank. I can get it into recovery just not sure what to do from there. My mac doesn't recognize it either. Any help would be appreciated.


    Do I have to do a 'wipe data/factory reset'?
    I think If i could get a stock build.prop I could push it to my phone using adb shell. But need help!!

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  2. superboy4444

    superboy4444 Well-Known Member Developer

    here is a build prop, not entirely stock, but it should work i think

    Attached Files:

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  3. superboy4444

    superboy4444 Well-Known Member Developer

    Did it work for you?
  4. Quentin638

    Quentin638 Well-Known Member

    i chanaged my build.prop density from the default 240 to 242 or 243 and my reverb goes to the samsung sighn and then to a blank screen. how do i fix. im guessing i have to replace modded build.prop with the stock/default unmodded build.prop but how do i do that ?? please help me..
  5. davidmargolin

    davidmargolin Well-Known Member

    two ways...
    if adb recognizes the phone... use that to push the file..
    if not, you can create a flashable zip to push the file instead

    edit: third and easiest way... you can flash the aroma file manager...
    and use that to move the file from sd to phone...
  6. olbriar

    olbriar Moderator Moderator

    I moved this thread into the ATR for best root eyes and conversation.
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  7. Quentin638

    Quentin638 Well-Known Member

    ok but i dont know how to work adb it seems hard.
  8. davidmargolin

    davidmargolin Well-Known Member

    1. download this file on your pc
    2. extract the 'sdk' folder to a directory of your choice.. for me it will be 'C:/'
    3. open the sdk folder and place the stock 'build.prop' in there (make sure it is named build.prop and not anything else...
    4. now open up command prompt and plug in your device
    5. power on your device... if it bootloops, allow it to do so...
    6. type in
    HTML:
    1. cd C:/sdk
    7. next type in
    HTML:
    1. adb devices
    8. if your device shows up continue to the next step... if not, this method will not work
    9. type in
    HTML:
    1. adb push build.prop /system
    10. once completed, type
    HTML:
    1. adb reboot
    11. your device will reboot and should work again... :)
  9. Jimmy422

    Jimmy422 Well-Known Member

    Worst comes to worst, you can buy a USB Jig to get into download mode and re-flash recovery using Odin.
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  10. Quentin638

    Quentin638 Well-Known Member

    i will try this im sure it will reconize my device because odin reconized it (needed odin to download clockwordmod) and i installed samsung drivers so yea i will try but the only thing that get me is that when ectracting the folder it take 30 mins (tried installling sdk before but quit because of the 30 mins worth of extracting)
  11. davidmargolin

    davidmargolin Well-Known Member

    this isn't the sdk and shouldn't take 30 min... its only the files necessary for adb...
  12. Quentin638

    Quentin638 Well-Known Member

    when i click on adb exe after extracting the terminal pops up and then starts loading then after that it clicks off and another tip my phone isnt on the debug like when you go in and check is and im not on a administrator profile .
  13. davidmargolin

    davidmargolin Well-Known Member

    follow the instruction i wrote... never do they tell you to double click adb.exe

    edit: actually... you can try to flash this... might not work but wont do any harm... flash it like you would flash any file in recovery...
  14. Quentin638

    Quentin638 Well-Known Member

    how do i flash it .. and when i put in the commands it says that they cant be reconize it because im using a regular account instead of an administrator account?
  15. davidmargolin

    davidmargolin Well-Known Member

    heres how to flash...
    1. put the file on your sdcard
    2. get into recovery
    3. scroll down (using volume buttons) to 'install zip from sdcard'
    4. press the power button
    5. scroll to 'choose zip from sdcard'
    6. press the power button
    7. scroll down to the file
    8. press the power button
    9. scroll to 'yes - install'
    10. power button
    11. the file should flash...
    12. once its done, reboot and everything should work again...

    as for the adb issue... you should use the administrator account from your computer
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  16. Quentin638

    Quentin638 Well-Known Member

    ohh ok but how do i get the file to my sd card i know how to flash now but how do i get it to my sd card and also my brother has the same phone galaxy reverb should i use his phone to put the file on my sd card then transfer it to my phone?
  17. davidmargolin

    davidmargolin Well-Known Member

    you can do that...
  18. Quentin638

    Quentin638 Well-Known Member

    ok i need to unpack my phone from the box we were about to send to samsung i dought if they were going to figure what happend to it anyway.
  19. davidmargolin

    davidmargolin Well-Known Member

    if that file wont work... ill give you another one... but it will wipe all your data...
  20. Quentin638

    Quentin638 Well-Known Member

    ok i already wiped my data and stuff but do you want to know how to launch games and move things to sd card on the reverb?
  21. davidmargolin

    davidmargolin Well-Known Member

    download a file manager from the playstore... try this
  22. Quentin638

    Quentin638 Well-Known Member

    i use root browser because im gonna root when I get my phone back up and running
  23. Quentin638

    Quentin638 Well-Known Member

    My brother wont let me use his phone to put file on sd card is there another way to put it on my sd card by any chance because i have a feeling its going to work
  24. Quentin638

    Quentin638 Well-Known Member

    and I cant use adb when I put in adb C:/sdk it says patch cannot be specified now what? someone help
  25. adaup33

    adaup33 New Member

    i took out my battety during upgrade now my phone cant turn on

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