Won't boot help!!!


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  1. jeffwalker3959

    jeffwalker3959 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi all.
    I have a Samsung Fascinate and recently I just started up the phone and i see the Samsung logo and hear the sound, but the screen won't switch from the samsung logo.

    I tried doing a factory reset but nothing will work! I don't know what to do because I really don't want to take it back to Verizon.

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. davidnmegan6907

    davidnmegan6907 Well-Known Member

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    did you do anything to it? root? rom? kernel?
     
  3. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah we definetly need more info as to what you did. As long as voodoo wasn't invilolved almost everything can be solved with odin
    Odin Restore files to get you to stock - xda-developers
     
  4. Dtatch

    Dtatch Well-Known Member

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    You will probably need to be more specific to get the help you are looking for.

    What have you done to your phone? (root, etc) And what did you do right before it wouldn't boot?
     
  5. jeffwalker3959

    jeffwalker3959 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I rooted it successfully with x4root.. thats all.
     
  6. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Well-Known Member

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    well im assuming you mean z4root

    also im assuming you have battery pulled and booted into stock recovery and wipe data and cache from there?
     
  7. jeffwalker3959

    jeffwalker3959 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes and yes I did all that.. still doesn't work.
     
  8. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Well-Known Member

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    well at that point i would Odin Restore files to get you to stock - xda-developers

    you need the samsung drivers installed on your computer

    you need the odin files pit, system, kernel and recovery and the odin program


    always use the pda button and not phone in odin

    put your phone in download mode (hold volume down and then plug in usb)

    open odin...select pit/pit then pda/system

    click start

    after that

    pda/kernel

    then pda/recovery

    should get you back to good
     
  9. jeffwalker3959

    jeffwalker3959 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    But im running a Mac.. i think thats a problem.
     
  10. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Well-Known Member

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    you can use heimdal with mac, but im assuming if you used a phone only root app, and heimdal involves code that it may not really be an option for you.

    find a buddy to let you borrow a pc for about 20-30 mins
     
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    nitsuj17 Well-Known Member

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    did you ever get this square away?
     
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    heimdall is pretty tough to use, I tried messing around with it the other day after beesley mentioned it and quickly gave up. If you havent already I would strongly suggest finding someone with a pc that you can use for a little while.
     
  13. jeffwalker3959

    jeffwalker3959 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Nahh,, I took it back to Verizon. Got it exchanged.
     
  14. davidnmegan6907

    davidnmegan6907 Well-Known Member

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    here we go again I'll let you have this 1 nit..
     
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    I wonder what vzw does when they get these back? I wonder if they just have some techie odin-ing back to stock and then re-boxing :p
     
  16. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Well-Known Member

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    :p
    Well that about sums up the reason why Motorola and HTC are locking down their phones.

    If you ever attempt to root again take some time and read over the dozens of threads here on how to do it.


    :confused::mad:
     
  17. saps

    saps Well-Known Member

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    Its ok buddy, in thru the nose and out thru the mouth:D

    we need a /hide thread for these so you dont pop a blood vessel;)

    yeah when I read he just returned it I was like uh-oh, I knew your keen radar would find it way in here
     
  18. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Well-Known Member

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    again i will say i dont mean to talk down to or at anyone or be a jerk...i think most would agree i will help people out (or try to) regardless of what i think about what they are doing/have done.

    that being said, if you choose to root...please take responsibility for your own actions. since technically you violate your warranty by rooting...you are committing a form of fraud (whether or not you think you might be) be warrantying it through verizon.

    i dont think thats the case if you go through samsung, but still it makes the oems/carriers want to lock all of us out of these phones.

    the advice we gave the op to locate a windows computer for 30 mins (not too hard of a task) to restore their phone was fairly straightforward and given what happened to the phone id say 95% chance it would have been successful.

    regardless, i know the sickening feeling of not having a working device for some amount of time...and to each his/her own...but it does add a line or two to my approaching 30 year old forehead :eek:
     
  19. saps

    saps Well-Known Member

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    You know I was just messing with ya.;) I think this whole forum recognizes you are arguably the most helpful and willing to assist anyone about anything guy in this subforum section. Your stellar reputation very much precedes you :).

    OK now back to messing ya; hmm, lines on the forehead and almost 30 huh, just a kid still, LOL, actually thats closer to me than most others in here, although Im closer to you than Kaessa:p oops now watch her bounce in here
     
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    nitsuj17 Well-Known Member

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    thanks saps....there are many helpful people here and everyone makes mistakes when new (or experienced for that matter)

    i just like to point out when im on a rant (mostly for the casual passerby or new user) that im not usually a jerk :eek:

    just *generally* if you come and ask for advice and get it from multiple people and you choose to not take that advice...then whats the point???? :(
     
  21. davidnmegan6907

    davidnmegan6907 Well-Known Member

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    Not a jerk at all nit, really a nice guy. You and saps have to be the most helpful guys in here. Not to say there aren't plenty of other people that have gave me help, but I can always count on one of you guys. I can never say how much I appreciate you guys:)
     
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    Yeah we must have been separated at birth or something, we are alike in almost every way in terms of mindset/ideology and general sense of altruism helping others. He's clearly the smart one though; Im the sexy one :rolleyes::eek::D
    I think its because we [and many others in here] understand that we've all been there and done that. We all learn everything from someone else somehow. Its funny because some people who were thanking us a month ago are now the go-to people with knowledge and info. Its that whole pay it forward thing.
    Honestly, if I had to make a list of all the friendly helpful people in AF or even the SF sub section that list would be dozens and dozens of names.
    But yeah, nitsuj17 is the best, a good man and usually good for a funny moment or two ;).
     
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  23. jeffwalker3959

    jeffwalker3959 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I was hoping to get a quick fix on how to restore my device in a short amount of time, but when a windows computer was needed and i only had a mac, there became a problem.

    I don't know anyone with a PC, and I'm not going to bother trying to find anyone with one... so my obvious response was to exchange it.

    However still, I don't know exactly WHAT caused the problem and I will not root again until i found out what it was exactly..

    That being said.. does anyone know the cause of the Samsung logo freeze on startup.. It seemed as if everything was running fine; the sound was playing, but the logo blocked all displays.

    Thanks for the help once again.;)
     
  24. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Well-Known Member

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    ive never heard of someone NOT knowing a friend or something with a PC...i mean macs are growing in popularity but well over 80% of computer in existence are pcs :eek:

    but in any event....there are very few *quick* fixes out there...but that doesnt mean spending 20 minutes to resolve something is bad...we all learn from it

    i really think to root/mod this phone you need access to odin for emergencies...given that you apparently cant access it that will be an issue going forward as heimdall is way too advanced to use imo unless you really know what you are doing.

    ive already made my feelings known in many posts all over the place about warrantying phones, so i wont say anything else to that :)
     
  25. jeffwalker3959

    jeffwalker3959 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    As I said.. I know no one with a PC and I won't take the time to ask someone to use it anyway.

    I appreciate your help.. but your advice was not helpful to me, even with heimdall, it wasn't basic enough for a user handle easily.

    and frankly, I don't care about your feelings concerning warrantying phones.
     

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