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12th September 2014, 12:16 PM   |  #1  
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Hi, I have a Fame, bought last December.

I followed instructions here to root it, which worked, and installed Titanium backup to wipe some bloatware and do the backups. I did not flash a rom or do anything else. It was working fine for several months until this morning. It had turned itself off while charging overnight. At first when I switched it back on it flashed "Samsung Galaxy Fame (model number etc)" a couple of times then died. I took out and replaced the battery and sim; and removed the external SD card, and tried again - it flashed "Samsung" once and is now completely dead.

Where should I go from here? Novice-friendly / idiot-proof advice please.

I have the Titanium files on my dropbox, do I need to do anything with them to stop them being wiped or overwritten or..??

Thanks very much.
12th September 2014, 01:28 PM   |  #2  
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if you can go to download mode/called by Odin Mode,,you're safe i think ..cuase you can flash stock and fresh firmware
try download from sammobile.com

after you try to flash it,,tell what happening
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12th September 2014, 06:01 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by faizauthar12

if you can go to download mode/called by Odin Mode,,you're safe i think ..cuase you can flash stock and fresh firmware
try download from sammobile.com

after you try to flash it,,tell what happening

Thanks, but I don't know what that means (sorry!). Is there a tutorial for Odin?

I tried the volume down+home+power button and got an option/warning to install a ROM or restart the phone, I tried to restart but got the flashing text again. Does this help /mean anything?
12th September 2014, 10:46 PM   |  #4  
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Ok, so I think I need Odin to get CWM, and CWM to flash a ROM. Correct?
I got Odin, and tried to get CWM from here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=50518132 but I don't have the recovery.tar.md5 that is supposed to have been unzipped from somewhere? I did download and extract the files linked to on that first post.

The phone IS connecting in Odin mode but I'm not sure what to do next?
12th September 2014, 11:49 PM   |  #5  
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Last update for the evening.

I used this tool http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2446269 to create the .tar.md5 file. Odin confirmed it was valid and it loaded onto phone.

I used the three button reset, and pressed "cancel" to restart phone, expecting the black and orange as shown here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=50518132

Instead I seem to have the original/normal display. Installed apps are still there but date/time is wrong.

So now I don't actually know what I've done to it!
13th September 2014, 03:38 AM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by J-o-t-S

Thanks, but I don't know what that means (sorry!). Is there a tutorial for Odin?

I tried the volume down+home+power button and got an option/warning to install a ROM or restart the phone, I tried to restart but got the flashing text again. Does this help /mean anything?

that's right man
after you found like that,,pres volume up,,and then connect your phone to pc with cable data
and open odin on PC,,and search the firmware and flash it <<in sammobile you can see the tutorial when download the firmware

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Last update for the evening.

I used this tool http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2446269 to create the .tar.md5 file. Odin confirmed it was valid and it loaded onto phone.

I used the three button reset, and pressed "cancel" to restart phone, expecting the black and orange as shown here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=50518132

Instead I seem to have the original/normal display. Installed apps are still there but date/time is wrong.

So now I don't actually know what I've done to it!

if you want a fresh one,,don't use cwm,,flash with lastest firmware,,you can download from sammobile.com
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