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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by slickrs8611, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. slickrs8611

    slickrs8611 Lurker
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    So my prevail is rooted. Shabby mod 9 full installed. I wanted to try a new rom so i used rom manager flashed clock work recovery but the list didnt have my phone so i picked one at random (stupid i know) it said clock work flash succesful or some thing close to that. I downloaded the new rom through rom manager and started the install..... and NOTHING happend!! its just completly black no lights nothing so i unplugged it tryed every trick i could find on google hard reset, download mod every thing except a jig. i dont have the parts or the spare change to buy a jig. idk if it would even help. so am i screwed? i am a army vet down on his luck no money for a new phone either. im 25 this is my first android. i called boost they said call the insurance company they said call samsung. so its still under the 12 month hardware warrenty i told them it just stopped working no lights no charging no nothing. do you think they will se its rooted and bricked? what are the chances? what could they do worst case senerio? i really dont want to ship it out if any one can help i would greatly appreciate it!!! my email is my screen name (slickrs8611@) yahoo.com leave out the (). my Facebook is Rick Hudson a pic of a white guy thrown up dueses. my pics are army and family guy related if you see those its me . plz help the noob!!! thx in advance.

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  2. alekia

    alekia Newbie

  3. slickrs8611

    slickrs8611 Lurker
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    will that work? my computer wont even recognize my phone any more. :(
  4. monkeybread

    monkeybread Newbie

    If you can get into download mode then you can use odin. Try pulling the battery first before attempting download mode. Sometimes that helps. I've also heard of people having some success on other phones with plugging the usb cable into the phone and computer with odin running and trying to go into download mode. Reapeatedly pulling out and pushing back in the cable at the phone port while connected to the computer and trying to go into download mode has been said to work sometimes also. Sometimes it wont look like its working but odin will still pick it up on occasion. Worth trying.

    Other than that, I don't know if the "do it yourself" jigs that works for the samsung captivates and such will work for this phone but its fairly cheap to make just to try.

    If you send the phone in and samsung realizes that the phone has been rooted, they will tell you that your warranty is void and you will be out the shipping costs and any other possible fees for diagnosing your phone. Other than that, that is pretty much the worst that should happen.
  5. monkeybread

    monkeybread Newbie

    If you can get into download mode, it should work just fine.
  6. slickrs8611

    slickrs8611 Lurker
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    the computers here wont let me unzip odin and i cant install winrar or other programs no administrator privaleges. :(
  7. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Extreme Android User

    oh jeez... you may have overwritten download mode with it.. this phone has different mounts then the normal samsung phone (recovery here is 10 instead of 8 on the epic for instance)

    so if you cant get into ownload mode then no sorry there is nothing anyone can do to get that phone back up and working
  8. demanther

    demanther Lurker

    alright, i screwed up.... any suggestions would be helpful... i accidently, meaning i whapped buttons without thinking, in ROM manager, phone won't do anything that i can tell.... no battery symbol, no nothing... i *know* i flashed an old jacked up version of CWM via rom manager by hitting the *wrong* phone... i'm assuming i need to hit ebay n buy a new phone... no broken ones damnit... any ideas.... i've got a brick, can't get any worse...
  9. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    tried holding camera vol down, and power? get into download mode and odin will fix it.

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The Samsung Galaxy Prevail release date was April 2011. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 2MP camera, GB RAM, MSM7627-3 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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