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OH CRAP I SCREWED MY PHONE UP!!! recovery guide.

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  1. frenzifun

    frenzifun Member

    things that dont work:
    battery in/out hold vol down button connect usb
    battery in/out hold power button connect usb
    new cable, 4 usb ports

  2. txwolf1980

    txwolf1980 Well-Known Member

    Have you tried battery in, vol down and power, without connecting to usb port? Imctrying to figure out why it wont get into download mode. For that matter, why you aren't just getting cricket screen on normal power up. Especially since params.ifs, boot, SBL and recovery all flashed. The only thing you are missing is kernel, the rom and modem. And all of those can be flashed separately. If you try to power up normally, do you get samsung screen then it goes straight to recovery?
  3. frenzifun

    frenzifun Member

    vol down and power= black screen
    it doesnt make sense
    doesnt turn on to any screen, no samsung no brick, nothing

    ive rooted before, when i had the fascinate all i did was root different roms, titanium, voodoo, i did everything, im not a rookie so i didnt do this cuz i dont know what to do, i have no idea whats up right now
  4. txwolf1980

    txwolf1980 Well-Known Member

    I'm confused too. Do you need to have this up right now? I'll be back home in a few hours. We could meet on irc, and maybe get this hashed out. By all rights, you should have no issues getting to download mode.
  5. frenzifun

    frenzifun Member

    ill be here, i appreciate all the help
  6. frenzifun

    frenzifun Member

    just saw your other tutotial with the other program, wish i wouldve seen it earlier, probably wouldve fixed everything
  7. txwolf1980

    txwolf1980 Well-Known Member

    Thank me when I actually have you up and running. I'll shoot you a pm when I get to the house.
  8. frenzifun

    frenzifun Member

  9. txwolf1980

    txwolf1980 Well-Known Member

    OK, at the house. Shot you a PM with channel info
  10. winestream

    winestream Member

    Does anyone have a working download location for the file from the OP: SCH-I400-EC07-FROYO-REL-PRODUCTION.tar.md5 ? I've bricked my Continuum pretty solid. I can get into CWM and apply an EC07 ROM, but after clearing caches, it still only boots into Samsung recovery and displays a number of error messages. I think I toasted something with PIT files in Odin...my issue to sort out now. I was thinking this "OH CRAP" procedure would be a winner, but I can't get one of the needed files. I've Googled the file, and no luck. Anyone here have a copy that they can link to?

    Thanks in advance.
  11. txwolf1980

    txwolf1980 Well-Known Member

    I am in the process of uploading my files to a different server. I'll have it back up tomorrow, hopefully. Is this converter, from IRC?
  12. winestream

    winestream Member


    I'm not sure who / what converter is, but I haven't been in IRC since I was in high school (I won't say how long ago that was) so I'm guessing the answer to your question is "no" :)
  13. txwolf1980

    txwolf1980 Well-Known Member

  14. winestream

    winestream Member

    This shows my newbie-ism. I had downloaded this yesterday, but since it was a ZIP file, I assumed it was a ready-to-flash ROM. Now, I know that it's a "real" ZIP and if it's extracted, it gives a stock Froyo ROM (tar.md5) flash-able via Odin which recovers your Continuum from the depths of brick hell.
  15. txwolf1980

    txwolf1980 Well-Known Member

    Correct. I take it you are back up?
  16. winestream

    winestream Member

    Yup. Got a nice stock Froyo ROM running. I will work on getting a stripped edition on next week. I need the phone to be functional for work this week!
  17. txwolf1980

    txwolf1980 Well-Known Member

    Good. What you are on now, is a leak. We've got the actual verizon ota out, now. Here in the next day or so, (after I get all my files on the new server), I'll have tuts up for getting on that. I should have them up before the end of the week for ya.
  18. tien820

    tien820 New Member

    Hi, please can you help me? I just root my galaxy mini 2 days ago and install all kind of root application. When i update Superuser (where it type 'tap to update') after it finish updating it shows 'was it cool?try it again' then it crashed. I tried recovery mode/remove the battery,sim,SD card and press volume down + home +power but nothing happen. I tried this guide but it did not get beyond 'setup connection' because i can't get to download mode.
  19. txwolf1980

    txwolf1980 Well-Known Member

    First off, this guide is for a Continuum. Your phone is different, and you should be using a guide for it. Just because they are both samsungs, doesn't mean the software is interchangeable. Be thankful that you didn't get into download mode and manage to flash this. There would have been about a 99% chance that you would have a paperweight.

    That being said, if the superuser app crashed after update, that shouldn't have softbricked you in any way. Superuser is an app. Nothing more. It's akin to a firewall on your computer. But it crashing should have little to no effect on the rest of your phone.
    If your entire phone crashed after the update, and wouldn't reboot, then there is something else going on. I would suggest, first off, to get on your forum and talk to your dev's. I might be able to give you some general advice. But, I'm by no means an expert on your phone, and I don't really feel comfortable giving you specific flashing instructions without doing a good bit of research, first. Your dev's are there, they know what they are doing already, and are far more qualified to help you with your phone.
    If you can't get any of your developers to help you, let me know, and I will try to do what I can. But, I doubt it will be much, if you are truly bricked.
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  20. ukrkoz

    ukrkoz Well-Known Member


    Appreciate a coherent post.

    Please, make it better.
    Add valid current download links. Please, referring to other sites, do not just say "download it from there" as what exactly it is? xda devs has different pgm names and a bunch of programs for continuum, only them knowing what's what, as there is no guide.
    Thank you
  21. ukrkoz

    ukrkoz Well-Known Member

    anyone has this file for download? only broken links:

  22. txwolf1980

    txwolf1980 Well-Known Member


    There is the link. I didn't think anyone was still using this guide. Let me know which other files you need, immediately. I'll update links and look at instructions this evening. If you need something else now, let me know, and I'll post it
  23. txwolf1980

    txwolf1980 Well-Known Member

  24. ukrkoz

    ukrkoz Well-Known Member

    thanks, tx

    here's nature of issue:
    ok, let me re-phrase my question

    1. Continuum started acting up

    2. I wanted to do backup and wipe/factory reset
    3. I was naive enough to download Quick Boot and install it; as a result, it will boot into recovery, but does not respond to power button; as a result, the only way to get out of recovery was to Odin it
    4. I factory restored phone, but can not do 2 things:

    - can not find valid link for PIT file download (is it necessary?)

    - can not install anything from recovery, as power button still does not work in recovery mode

    5. as a result, I had it Odined one more time and, at this point, I am not experimenting with it anymore, as it's wife's phone, and you know how that goes.

    I need help here:

    1. I need help installing CWM recovery via Odin

    2. Can I root phone via Odin also?

    Please, if you post links, make sure they are valid, as most links I found so far are broken or lead to sales sites.

    Thank you

    As a result, I tried most guides available - all links are broken; phone locks in recovery; I can not root it, as it needs to be done via recovery - and it locks in recovery. mad circle.
    Also this here:

    SuperOneClick v2.1.1

    is some malware;

    I hit brick wall...
  25. txwolf1980

    txwolf1980 Well-Known Member

    Ok. Here is the link to recovery (odin)

    Stock ec09(odin)

    Pit file(odin)

    Ec09 deodexed, rooted (recovery)

    1. Flash stock ec09 in odin (pda section), with pit (this will wipe)
    2. After phone reboots, place ec09 deodexed on sdcard, then reboot into download mode.
    3. Flash recovery in odin (pda section) no pit, and auto reboot unchecked
    4. After you get "pass" and "rqt closed" in dialog box, unplug.
    5. Pull battery, replace, and boot into recovery.
    6. Nandroid backup, then flash ec09 deodexed.
    7. Wipe dalvik and cache
    If you have any questions, let me know, and I'll message you my phone number, if you have another phone to call me on.

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