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A way to flash an official update from the phone

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by toology, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. toology

    toology Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hello, first time poster here, needing help from experienced andriod users.

    I got the Galaxy from my mother (she switched to another phone), but she lost the usb cable...

    I found a way of sending files via WiFi to the sdcard, and also connected adb via WiFi, but I can't flash the new recovery because I'd have no wifi connection in fastboot.

    Is there a way to flash an official update from the sdcard using stock recovery? I successfully entered recovery but there are no options, and I can't find a guide of any kind.

    I tried buying the cable, but none of the shops had the official one, so finally I bought a third party cable that only charges the phone through usb, but windows gives me some error and doesn't recognize it as a device.


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  2. informale

    informale Android Enthusiast

    there probably is no way around it. you'll have to look for a cable that works.
  3. chronodekar

    chronodekar Well-Known Member

    Don't risk the phone recklessly. Buy a new cable. They are pretty cheap anyways.

  4. toology

    toology Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I agree with you, but Im completly stumped as to where to get a genuine samsung cable. Im going back to the shop today to ask for a replacement, I hope that only this cable is faulty. I always hated phone makers that dont use standard usb ports... :mad:
  5. dryhte

    dryhte Well-Known Member

    It is completely bog standard micro usb port.

    I've got a no-name micro usb cable, a samsung one, and a nokia one, and they all fit my i7500.

    The cheapest I've seen is the Blackberry branded one in my local Fnac bookstore (9.99
  6. chronodekar

    chronodekar Well-Known Member

  7. informale

    informale Android Enthusiast

    Don't compare India and Belgium in terms of prices )))
  8. ppanagopo

    ppanagopo Newbie

    I used usb cable from my old nokia phone and did not have any problems...
  9. chronodekar

    chronodekar Well-Known Member

    Considering that we pay nearly the same for the full price of the phone I think it's fair to compare prices of accessories too. Heck, if you want to buy an iPhone around here you need to pay nearly Rs45000 + !! That's over 730 Euros! Well over the full price of the phone there.

    Opinions may differ, as do prices from country to country, but the difference shouldn't be too much.

  10. Cougar

    Cougar Android Enthusiast

    Sounds more like a driver issue to me. Perhaps if you expand on "some sort of error" we might be able to help?
  11. dryhte

    dryhte Well-Known Member

    Actually, it's this sort of things (a bit of cable with two quite standards plugs on either side) that you're guaranteed to find at about cost price (give or take a
  12. chronodekar

    chronodekar Well-Known Member

  13. Hark

    Hark Well-Known Member

    Go into any official shop and they'll charge you 10 Euros. Go into a market and they'll charge you 5 Euro. Buy it online and it'll be 2 Euro.

    It's nothing to do with the country, just which rip-off merchant you choose to purchase it from!
  14. chronodekar

    chronodekar Well-Known Member

    I think I prefer to buy in bread. ;) More edible that way. :p

  15. 7500

    7500 Member

    Rs 120 ??
    it cost only Rs 40 @ nehru place Delhi.
    And must be costing equivalent to Rs 4 in china (father and mother of the cable) .
  16. maurinet

    maurinet Well-Known Member

    If you have already flashed the recovery, you can "download" the necessary files to your phone's sd card using EStrongs File Explorer and without having to use any cable whatsoever.

    ES File Explorer has the ability to connect to your Windows network via wifi, so you can just browse to the directory where you keep the files in your computer (update.zip, gapps.zip, theme.zip, etc), copy and paste them on the root of your sd card. Then apply them through recovery.
  17. Willd

    Willd Newbie

    Well, you can't flash amss through the recovery, and thus it is not possible to completly restore the phone..

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