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  1. BEARFIST

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    Is there something wrong with the captivate's recovery mode?
    I hold volume up/down/power and it will keep rebooting the ATT screen over and over again. I also read that if you let go of the power right after the ATT screen comes back, it will bring you to recovery mode. No matter what I do, I cannot get into recovery mode. Please help?
     

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    I've found that I need to let mine cycle a few times before letting go of the power button. If I do that, it goes right into recovery every time.
     
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    My phone won't boot into recovery mode either. I've tried letting it go through several reboot cycles before letting go of the power button. I've gotten the update.zip onto my phone, I just can't activate it because I can't go into recovery mode.
     
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    3 button recovery is broken on some phones, there is a fix on xda using odin but i think you lose your apps unless youre backed up, which you probably wont be if you cant get into recovery
     
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    mine wouldnt either the other day.. but i kepy trying, and it seems, i let i cycle a couple times.

    after i rebooted again, i kept the 3 buttons pressed for a good 10 seconds after the ATT boot screen, and felt a short vibration from my phone, then i let off the buttons, and the recov menu came right up.
     
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    I did a master clear using odin because i was following the instructions for getting the serendipity ROM. And even now, I let it cycle through a few times and it still doesn't seem to be wanting to go into recovery mode.
     
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    you need to use the odin that has a 3 button recovery fix built in.
     
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    I figured my phone out. I press down all 3 buttons, let go when the first ATT screen pops up, then press all 3 buttons again when the Galaxy S pops up. the recovery screen comes right up then. the only problem is i can't take it past the galaxy S screen now....
     
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    Ok I did some research and I think Odin messed up my 3 button.
    But no worries, I got the superoneclick utility app to root my phone and then I used quick boot to go into recovery. Everything is running smooth so far and I should have the new Serendipity ROM soon enough!
     

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