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    Ihave a prevail here that my buddy brought to me to fix. it is unrooted and stuck in recovery mode. I cannot locate ANY of the files i need to fix this (honestly im not %100 sure what all i need) any help would be appreciated.
     

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    The simplest solution would be too reflash the phones firmware.


    This is a link to the newest (stock, unrooted) firmware
    http://www.mediafire.com/?5l32affsvq7yu5o

    You install it using Odin.

    Instructions in this thread
    http://androidforums.com/galaxy-prevail-all-things-root/375550-odin-return-phone-stock-factory.html

    Or, if they want a little more out of their phone, they could root & rom it.

    http://androidforums.com/galaxy-pre...od-rooting-prevail-dummies-written-dummy.html

    the benefits (other than the obvious) include
    - the ability to mount an ext4 partition you would create on their card as /data (giving the user considerably more room for apps)
    -debloated
    -option to oc
    -extended power menu
    And more.
     
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    is odin a piece of software i have to find on my own? i havent found a lot of information on it only that i need it to do most things on a sammy device.
     
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    Here's the link to the proper version of Odin and the ops file needed for the prevail
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/ojym2g36cwcj07f/PREVAILodin&ops.zip

    Instructions are in the Odin thread :)

    Edit - and here's a video tut

     
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    ok i got it to boot once after i ran odin and flashed phone and pda. i rebooted and im stuck in recovery again... should i flash boot? and or csc? i know boot is the bootloader but in not sure what csc is or does.
     
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    I would use all 4

    -boot
    -phone
    -pda
    -csc

    i don't recall what csc is (its been a while :eek: ) but it won't hurt to include it :)
     
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    ok it boots up when it wants too. i think the vol up button sticks tbh. i managed to get cwm on it (which is more familiar territory to me lol) from here i should be able to just flash a rom and call it good am i correct?
     
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    Yep

    Just stay away from the ics roms

    the camera doesn't function. We don't have drivers for it
     
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    so the recovery reverted back to stock and is stuck in recovery again? it seems like the divice is borked. any thoughts?
     
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    If you only flashed the recovery, then the problem is recovery-from-boot.p

    The stock ROM overwrites cwm on boot unless you flash the stick.zip file from recovery, before the os boots

    The other option is to flash a pre-rooted image, which will include cwm and already has that patch removed
     
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    Also, note that cwm does not support Samsung's proprietary rfs (robust file system)

    So a backup made on pure stock can NOT be restored.

    The 'work around' is to flash Half Ass Rom which is stock formatted to ext4 (which cwm supports)
     
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    is there a way via software i can put this thing into download mode? this phone is a bear when it comes to gettiNG it in (it has a sticky vol up button lol)
     
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    You can try via adb

    Try

    Adb reboot bootloader
     
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    no root... permission denied. lol i got cwm back on it and flashed stick.zip. and i just got dont flashing half ass rom and hopefully i can get it to boot :)
     
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