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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jamham27, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. jamham27

    jamham27 Lurker
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    I tried to root my phone using the guide on rootz wiki entitled "[KERNEL] [GUIDE] Root Your Stratosphere! :)"

    I got up to flashing my phone, but I got a weird interaction:

    user$ --kernel root-zImage

    Heimdall v1.3.1, Copyright (c) 2010-2011, Benjamin Dobell, Glass Echidna

    This software is provided free of charge. Copying and redistribution is

    If you appreciate this software and you would like to support future
    development please consider donating:

    Initialising connection...
    Detecting device...
    Claiming interface...
    Setting up interface...

    Checking if protocol is initialised...
    Protocol is not initialised.
    Initialising protocol...
    Handshaking with Loke...

    ERROR: Failed to receive response!

    SO the root failed, I assume. Now it keeps saying that the "firmware encountered an error" instead of turning on. Is my phone bricked? Can I fix this?

  2. shrpshtr325

    shrpshtr325 Well-Known Member

    have you tried flashing it again? it sounds like so ething bugged out part way through, im far from an expert buy i would try flashing it again and see if it goes through
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  3. jknowles8985

    jknowles8985 Lurker

    I had a very similar problem. Check out my post Here

    A few questions.

    1. ) Does Heimdall detect your device?
    2.) When you are trying to flash the kernel, are you using the command:
    Code (Text):
    1. heimdall flash --kernel root-zImage
    3.) Probably the most important one: Do you have your phone in Download Mode (Accessed by powering off the device and holding the power key and the volume down key simultaneously).

    You didn't make the same mistake I did, thank gaia. I had the wrong version of Heimdall...

Samsung Stratosphere Forum

The Samsung Stratosphere release date was October 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, processor, and 1800mAh battery.

October 2011
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