won't boot to OS after factory reset

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  1. tauran121

    tauran121 Well-Known Member

    help, my phone is not booting after doing a factory reset.
    i just see the samsung splash screen then nothing.
    can't seem to boot to download mode either.

  2. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Well-Known Member

    Which kernel were you using when you reset your phone as it looks like you may have had one with the brick bug.
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  3. Hawker

    Hawker Well-Known Member

    I think the brick bug would mean you wouldnt even get the Samsung splash screen, but not having actually seen the brick bug first hand, I couldn't say for sure.

    Can you definitely not get into either upload or download mode? I know it can be quite temperamental to do so at times.

    ie. Press VOL-UP+HOME+POWER (in that order) and keep all three pressed until you see something on the screen.

    for download, do the same, but VOL-DOWN+HOME+POWER
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  4. tauran121

    tauran121 Well-Known Member

    i think it was siyah 4.0.1
    i've left the phone at home so will give some more attempts to download/upload mode when i get home.
  5. Hawker

    Hawker Well-Known Member

    You won't have the brick bug on Siyah mate.
    Keep on trying. Like I said, it can be a little reluctant to go into recovery sometimes.
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  6. SCPadgeebar

    SCPadgeebar Well-Known Member

    Had this when I did a factory reset and forgot to put a rom in the sdcard.
    Was using Siyah 4.1.4 that time and got bootloop.
    Tho I can still boot to download mode so I just flashed stock, rerooted and flash Neat Rom.
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  7. tauran121

    tauran121 Well-Known Member

    ok, looks like i can get to download mode. (volume down+home+power).
    So i need ODIN, where can i get firmware to flash onto the device?
  8. tauran121

    tauran121 Well-Known Member

    never mind, found the entire section the forum has for this stuff. lol.
  9. tauran121

    tauran121 Well-Known Member

    got it working, put a thanks to everyone who replied. much appreciated.
  10. adingsino

    adingsino New Member


    Im experiencing the same problem as this guy.. i rooted the phone and was successfull when i started wipe/reset factory to flash CM ROM phone suddenly began bootlooping.. i dont know what triggerred it. im suspecting because im using a temp CWM.. biggest mistake on my end..

    phone doesnt go to recovery only download. tried flashing siyah kernel and flashed slimbean but phone still bootloops on slimbean logo

    i have also tried flashing stock ROMS.. ICS and GB ROMs phone never goes out of the samsung logo..

    can you give me some suggestions sir? been out of phone for 2 weeks now..

    please help
  11. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum.

    Can you get into recovery mode after flashing the stock firmware? If you can try clearing data and cache and reboot.

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