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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Skitsofrenic, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Skitsofrenic

    Skitsofrenic Member
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    I have a Samsung Galaxy S phone and am wondering if the lagfix can brick my phone.

    Are there only one method of doing the Lagfix? If there are more than one, are there any that doesn't risk getting the phone bricked?
     

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  2. micstewart

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    Unfortunately the answer is Yes it can. Any other advice you receive will probably be based on peoples own experience. (see mine below)

    I personally downloaded OCLF from the market by RyanZA, followed the instructions and my phone ran perfect with no LAG.

    There are several different ways to LAG fix your Galaxy, however, they all basically do the same thing and as stated there is always a risk that if something goes wrong, then you won't be technical enough to fix it.

    Sorry, but probably not the answer you were looking for.
     
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  3. bobtodd

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    You take a real risk when you lagfix or root your phone. I would suggest you read up on first hand experiences like those at the XDA Developer forum to find out how others have fared and how they've gone about it.

    The method described by micstewart is the same one as I used and I've had no problems that I haven't been able to work out eventually.
     
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  4. EarlZ

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    Yes it possibly can
     
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  5. Skitsofrenic

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    Thanks for the replies. How rare, or should I say how common, is it for a phone to get bricked?
     
  6. NZtechfreak

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    I don't think its that common, and its almost always caused by a user problem (not reading/following the instructions carefully enough, not checking that 3-button recovery is available on their phone prior to doing any modding etc).
     
  7. lobo76

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    The Key, I would suspect, is making sure you have the 3 button reboot. As long as you have that, it should be quite safe.
     
  8. micstewart

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    Sorry, but no-one can give you a qualified answer on this (there aren't any stats)

    Looking at some of the other posts this morning re Kies update and FROYO becoming availble it might be a moot discussion anyway...
     

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