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Bricked my phone. Then fixed it.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by keredini, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. keredini

    keredini Well-Known Member
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    Long story short, after rooting my phone and customizing it exactly the way i wanted it, i decided to see if I could get Mimocan's lag-fix to work on the Captivate. For those that don't know, this speeds up I/O by placing the some of the inner workings of the phone onto a EXT3 (or 4) partition on the SD Card. Some users have seen benchmark scores double using this method on other versions of the Galaxy S.

    I was too anxious though and didn't read through all the forums, as seems like Captivate owners trying this method have bricked their phones. For me, I was stuck so that no matter what happened when I booted up I went into recovery mode, however from recovery mode i couldn't select any of the options.

    I finally found this thread that has a one-click program to revert the phone back to it's stock state. I lost my apps, contacts, etc. But my phone was back up and running.

    [STOCK ROM] Odin3 One-Click Downloader - xda-developers

    tl;dr If you brick your phone, or you want to revert back to a clean stock ROM so AT&T doesn't know you have been playing around, use the program above to restore to factory ROM.
     

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  2. Futang44

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    So using this program unrooted your phone and restored the stock firmware?! If so that's friggin great! Did u get the AT&T apps back?
     
  3. Simba501

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    Whew! Glad you got it restored....I haven't rooted my Captivate and don't think I will. Don't see enough benefits, for me personally.
     
  4. DT

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    Oh no! :(

    Wooo! :D

    Thanks a ton for the link. I always like having a fall back to stock from catastrophic failure in place, especially at this stage where I'm still hacking around quite a bit (and within the 30 day return window).
     
  5. NOSintake

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    I "bricked" mine too. I think SetCPU messed up my phone, and didn't want to wake up regardless if it was on or off. Ended up doing a nandroid restore (thank goodness I did one), and everything is fine. It's a little dated (3 days, but Ive done alot in those days, haha), but I'm just glad its working again.
     
  6. keredini

    keredini Well-Known Member
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    Yes, phone was restored to a stock state, unrooted and all AT&T apps back.
     
  7. keredini

    keredini Well-Known Member
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    I'll need to look into that. I know about the Clockwork Mod, but I would like a solution that will allow me to take a full backup of my phone (with contacts, apps, settings, etc) and then allow me to restore to that backup should I mess up my phone playing around with it. Do you know if Clockwork does that, or does your method allow that?
     

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