1. Get into Download Mode (WITH THE PHONE PLUGGED IN) by following the steps below *Turn off the phone until you get to the charging battery screen (keep in mind, your phone is currently PLUGGED IN)
*Press volume up and down, and power all at once.
*As soon as the screen turns black, release your power button.
2. Unplug phone from USB
3. Open Odin (in Administrator if you're running W7 or Vista), try one of the ones I attached to this post, at least one of them is bound to work, some don't work for me, but works for others, some doesn't work for others, but works for me, whatever floats your boat
4. Load in the files into Odin that you have downloaded from above Just load in the files corresponding to the text field.
DO NOT CHECK REPARTITION.
NO-BOOT BRICKS This is where your phone does NOT turn on, no combo of buttons works and power button does nothing. DO THIS ONLY WHEN YOU PLUG IN YOUR PHONE AND NOTHING SHOWS UP ON THE SCREEN!!! If else, follow the steps from above.
This method is basically same as above, EXCEPT the way you get into Download Mode as your phone is HARD BROKEN.
1. Download all the files required in the "SOFT BRICKS" section of this post.
2. Remove everything from your phone (SD card, sim, battery).
3. Plug your phone into your computer WITHOUT the battery, as you have already taken it out in the last step.
4. Press and HOLD vol. up and vol. down.
5. As you are HOLDING these buttons, reattach your battery.
6. You should be in Download Mode.
7. Unplug phone from USB
8. Follow steps 4-8 from the "SOFT BRICKS" section.
-Odin stuck at some random process?
*Switch to another odin
*Make sure you did NOT check repartition, if you did, just repeat all the steps over again, of course for the downloading parts, obviously.
-Phone not responsive?
*Try the hard brick section right under
-Phone stuck at Galaxy S logo screen?
*Put it in to DL mode, and run Odin again, it's just a bad install.
-All three ODIN is nonfunctional, stuck or giving "FAILED" errors? *DO NOT CLOSE ODIN ONCE IT HAS FAILED! *Unplug your phone
*Replug in your phone, get it into DL mode * Unplug once it is in DL mode
*Replug and ODIN should recognize your phone
*Leave all the settings the same, then click "Start" again.
-Cannot get into download mode using the method I listed? Use the method(s) below: Soldering Method
More methods coming soon
I know how much of a pain posting in the Q/A section can be and the wait time is pretty bad, so if you need help regarding UNBRICKING and ONLY UNBRICKING feel free to post in here.
Hope you enjoy, this is my first guide, please don't flame. Any comments or suggestion is suggest, or if you have your own method I'll also post it
Also, don't hesitate to PM me
POST YOUR RESULTS!
The only forums this guide should be posted on is XDA, DZ, and PHANDROID under the username DRAIKZ and EXPLOSIVE.
Last edited by explosive; November 23rd, 2010 at 11:23 AM.
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to explosive For This Useful Post:
My vibrant is stuck on the boot screen when i try going into download mode a green adnroid logo appears it says POWER RESET or UNKNOWN UPLOAD MODE I could not get into recovery mode but i was able to by using the one click root software by hooking it to the PC, I did factory reset and still nothing. Because I can't get to download mode I cant use Odin to flash the phone. Any way to get around this problem?
I've got s Samsung Galaxy s, which i somehow managed to brick while applying ryans oclf over the weekend (god knows how !?!?)
Anyhow, i followed the instructions above and after a lot of head scratching, i managed to get my phone working, using the files listed above.
Now although the phones working, when ever i plug in a usb or power cable, the phone powers off and goes into charging mode (blank screen with big battery) then starts on a cycle of re-setting it's self.
Any idea why this is happening ???
I've googled around & can see an issue with some phones doing this, when plugged into a usb cable & trying to hook upto a PC. But it does this with the power lead too !!!
So i can't connect to a PC to re-flash the phones software & i also can't plug into power to charge, because the phone keeps on re-setting......and now i just don't know what to do (
i couldn't get into download mode by pressing and holding the volume up and down buttons, although i managed to get the computer to detect the device by pressing the following combination: power + home + volume up. but when i start the downloading process, odin is stuck at "<1> setup connection ... " please help.
please help omg im crying my phone is broke the power goes on and it freezes at the bit where it says galaxy ace gt s5 , ect and im pure crying the files that you gave us for the three things the csc the pda and phone are all unable pleaseeee help
Hi i have galaxy ace,i recently updated my firmware to GingerBread,after 1 mounth or so i noticed that i dindt root so i did yesterday,it worked fine untill i downloaded Rom Toolbox after enabling the downloading directory to SDcard my phone went down and never came on again,i cant put in download mode and it dosent even charge...as the name says its a brick...Pls help me resolve this...
So I think I bricked my phone installing cynogenmod 7. I tried to put the phone in DL mode and using Odin 1 Click but it's just not working. Is there any other way for me to reflash the phone back to stock 2.1?
The download links are not working. Please upload it again. I would also like to know wether this process will help me to recover my zte v9c tab as it has got hard bricked during firmware flashing. If these files and procedure wont help then please also upload those files and procedure. Current status of my tab is When i On it for 10 seconds i can see Com port in my pc and then it vibrates again and then Unrecognised USB device is displayed. The boot screen of CM7 remains as it is. Not able to enter Recovery or Download Mode.
phone--exclamation mark---computer sign and an android icon with "power reset or unknown upload mod
it all started when i use odin3 to root my galaxy tab.... Odin3 stuck at setup connection for at least 3 hours so i unplugged my tab~ and thats when the phone--exclamation mark---computer sign showed up and i panicked after pressing the boot button a trillion times....and nothing happens....then after reading a few threads i found that after unplugging the tab, press power + Vol up down and when the screen turn black, release the power button and hold on to Vol button... while replug-in the usb to G tab.... but it doesnt work on my device at all.... the screen just change to a android icon with "power reset or unknown upload mode" beside it.... i tried to reboot but it just keep switching the two scene above!! What can i do??? Please help me!!!!!
I fan get my phone into download mode now but I cannot get it to switch on
When I do it flashes a black screen and when I plug it into charge it flashes a black screen
Anyone have a fix cause flashing a new rom doesn't work and neither does one click unbridled
Hi I used rom manager to try and backup my phone but what I didnt know is that its incompatible so I hard bricked my phone. Will this method work with what has happened to my phone? anny help would be great thanks
I'm assuming you have downloaded the drivers for your phone? If indeed you have then you most likely have a bad usb data cable. I personally had to buy a new usb cable because mine quit working but would work on my friends phone which makes no sense. You can grab a usb cable specifically for your phone from Amazon for 2-3 bucks.