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Support SGS2 Stuck in a startup loop after master reset

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hoofcon, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. hoofcon

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    Hi, this is my first post, I just brought a SGS2 off ebay that was a and it had peoples contacts on and pictures etc. so i thought i'd do a master reset. however, now my phone is stuck in a loop showing some blue cubes forming an 'S' and then the 'Samsung Galaxy SII' writing appearing underneath
    also when i take the battery out and put it back in, it comes up with the Samsung Galaxy SII writing at the top and then a yellow triangle with a exclamation mark in it, i searched on these forums and does this mean it was rooted? obviously if i knew this i wouldn't of reset it.

    Basically I was just wondering how to solve this problem? is there a simple thing i've forgotten to do? or am i going to go into rooting and flashing etc. to try and get it to work, and if so, how do i do that?

    Thanks in advance for your help, I really didn't want to waste all this money :(
     

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    U bought a used phone with contacts still on it
     
  3. hoofcon

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    well obviously i didn't know it was used, and it had pictures on it from the carphone warhouse, (presumably where it was brought..)
     
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    How much did u pay for it? Did the ad say rooted
     
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    350 :/
    and nope said it was new, i presume it is rooted then?
     
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    Haha new phones do not come with preloaded contacts and for almost half tbe retail price
     
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    well obviously i know that now.. they're going for 350-400 on ebay :/
    do you have any advice then?
     
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    If it is rooted then it probably has a nice recovery solution installed. Goto the root subfolder here and start reading, look in particular in how to boot into recovery mode. Perhaps it has some backups you could restore from.
     
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    Hi can anyone help me please!! i rooted my bell/virgin mobile sgs2 i used odin and installed xwkdd kenel everything went fine the phone was rooted i downloaded a blotkiller or whatever there called froze some apps to try and save ram now the phone when in recovery mode i do factory reset it says its installing csc with csc code "vcm" after the wipe it will start up normal. when i go to register using my google account or making a new account i get something that says seyp up wizard has closed unexpectedly and the only optio i have is to press for close. then it comes up with my lock screen when i slide my lock screen the rest is black cant access anything except the notification bar. i can recieve texts and reply but nothing is on the screen i can only get this far if i do a factory reset if i just reboot it gets stuck on the sgs2 logo anyone able to point me in the right direction to get my phone back running please.
     
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    I fall to see how rubbing hoofcon's noise in it will help him in the slightest.

    What you need to do is try to get into firstly upload mode then if not, download mode.
    If it has been rooted previously then you may be able to boot into upload mode. with power off hold vol up, home and power keys together until the screen comes on. You may then be able to clear data and factory reset clear cache and wipe dalvik cache. This may fix the bootloop.

    If not then you will need to download Samsung kies to your PC to Install drivers then go into download mode by pressing vol down, home and power. You should then be able to reflash firmware through a 3rd party app called Odin.
     

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