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Frozen while booting into recovery mode

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ferrel, May 31, 2011.

  1. ferrel

    ferrel Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I recently rooted my phone with the ClockWorkMod program. I had previously booted into recovery mode, just to see what it looked like, and that I could do it.
    I wanted to backup the system files, so I used the ROM Manager to
    Boot into Recovery Mode. Well, that was a couple of hours ago, and
    I'm still not there. The black screen with
    :: Mobile Exciting!! - Samsung Mobile ::
    is showing, and nothing is happening. Can anyone suggest a course of action to get this phone back to normal?

    Samsung Epic 4G 2.2.1 (Sprint)

  2. rounsy222

    rounsy222 Android Enthusiast

    Pull the battery for a minute or so and put it back in and try booting recovery via the 3 finger mash with phone off - volume down>camera button>power button. Fwiw i would steer clear of rom manager to get into recovery for now.
  3. ferrel

    ferrel Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I held it for several minutes. The screen was off, and with the three button hold the same ``Samsung'' screen appeared, and nothing else happened.
    The 4 buttons at the bottom are lit up also (settings, home, back, search).
    Its still like that several minutes later.
  4. JDubbleTrouble

    JDubbleTrouble Well-Known Member

    dont use rom manager do it urself from cwm its safer try to reflash the rom in cwm if that doesnt work u can always odin stock and start over
  5. ZiggSVO

    ZiggSVO Well-Known Member

    If holding down the 3 finger method (hold them down till the capacitive buttons light up) doesnt get you into clockwork, then you will probably need to odin to stock. Follow Tschofields video on how to do it in my sig and all the files needed are in the descriptions on youtube. Once your at stock I would root it with CWM or the new Bonsai unlocker.
  6. rounsy222

    rounsy222 Android Enthusiast

    I agree with this. Rom manager still seems broken for the epic. I cant speak for the bonsai unlocker but the new cwm has solved alot of bad flash issues.
  7. ZiggSVO

    ZiggSVO Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure about the unlocker as my device was already rooted when it came out but I flashed Bonsai's new 4.1.1 and it gave me the Bonsai recovery and I have to say I am liking it way better than the CWM one. Less clicks with the volume keys, text seems more crisp and its fixed a few bugs in CWM for me :)
  8. ferrel

    ferrel Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Before attempting the Odin method, I tried the 3 finger approach again,
    leaving the battery out for about 2 hours. It booted right up. Thanks to all who replied!
  9. rounsy222

    rounsy222 Android Enthusiast

    Glad you got it!

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The Samsung Epic 4G release date was September 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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