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By capanov, Junior Member on 3rd March 2012, 09:02 AM
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How to fix soft bricked galaxy nexus

I Bricked my Galaxy Nexus and there wasnīt anything i could do too fix it. But here is my fix and solution:

When you soft brick your phone you see only "phone -warning triangle- computer" when you power your phone. There is nothing to do, the phone wont be recognized in any platform or program then Odin.
In Odin with installed nexus galaxy driver in windows you can se that the phone is connected. But you cant flash it or do odin restore.

The solution:
On windows xp with installed nexus galaxy drivers.

1. Start Odin 3 v1.85
2. For PDA choose CF-Root-GGN_YAKJU_ICL53F-v5.1 (google and download it)
3. Power your Nexus Galaxy ( screen shows "phone- warning- computer") and connect it to you're PC.
4. START




Your Nexus Galaxy is back to track…..

PS: your phone whil boot whith dead android picture.. DONT do anything it whil reboot after 3-5 minutes by its self..

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3rd March 2012, 02:56 PM |#2  
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Hard to believe that you lost fastboot mode on your phone. Did you try booting into fastboot mode (hold vol down/vol up then press power)?

Once in fastboot mode, just flash a stock image.
3rd March 2012, 07:00 PM |#3  
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Think what you want. it was hard for me to believe that i was getting my expensive phone "soft bricked". You canīt get the phone in fastboot mode or any other.

By the way, thanks for instructions on how to put the phone in fastboot mode ...
the day you get a soft brick on your galaxy nexus, you will see that the only thing is to do as described above.

Sincerely, C : -
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I got this screen too a while ago but it was a hardware issue so the motherboard got exchanged.
4th March 2012, 01:51 AM |#5  
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Please excuse me; I was only trying to understand. So putting the phone into fastboot mode resulted in the same "phone -warning triangle- computer" display?

I posted as I did because CF-Root-GGN_YAKJU_ICL53F-v5.1 is actually a rooted kernel from chainfire which flashes to the boot partition. In fact, that's what your Odin shot showed: "Firmware update start", followed by "boot.img". That indicated to me that your bootloader partition may have been still good since you can't boot without a valid bootloader partition. Fixing the kernel wouldn't have changed that. I was under the impression that fastboot itself is a bootloader partition function...

Also, this isn't a blanket fix since to avoid "soft bricking", LTE GNex owners should use CF-Root-GGN_MYSID_ICL53F-v5.1 instead.

For those of you who are interested in learning more about/obtaining these kernels for toro/maguro, go here.
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Cool tutorial or not ....
The only thing I know is that I tried everything .....
the only thing that helped was that what is stated.

What I want is to help others in my situation ...
Use at your own risk ..
I know that was what solved it for me ..

It's good to know if there are others who are helped in this way ..
Please write about it ...
4th March 2012, 02:14 PM |#7  
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Well, I don't know much about the Odin tool, and I'm still pretty much in learning mode on this device myself. I don't doubt that this technique fixed your soft brick error and I'm bookmarking this thread just in case it happens to me while playing with my AOSP environment, but I am intrigued by how....
4th March 2012, 02:20 PM |#8  
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Anything with odin makes me cringe.. takes me back to the days of my buggy s2.

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4th March 2012, 03:54 PM |#9  
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odin is da ****z
6th March 2012, 12:25 AM |#10  
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Originally Posted by capanov

How to fix soft bricked galaxy nexus

I Bricked my Galaxy Nexus and there wasnīt anything i could do too fix it. But here is my fix and solution:

When you soft brick your phone you see only "phone -warning triangle- computer" when you power your phone. There is nothing to do, the phone wont be recognized in any platform or program then Odin.
In Odin with installed nexus galaxy driver in windows you can se that the phone is connected. But you cant flash it or do odin restore.

The solution:
On windows xp with installed nexus galaxy drivers.

1. Start Odin 3 v1.85
2. For PDA choose CF-Root-GGN_YAKJU_ICL53F-v5.1 (google and download it)
3. Power your Nexus Galaxy ( screen shows "phone- warning- computer") and connect it to you're PC.
4. START




Your Nexus Galaxy is back to track…..

PS: your phone whil boot whith dead android picture.. DONT do anything it whil reboot after 3-5 minutes by its self..

Fastest solution

hey dude it worked for me THANKZ THANKZZ THAKNZZZZ so muchhhhhh really appreciate your help, i will just install a new rom now can u advice a good rom for battery and customization please thnkz again to you and for all.

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Originally Posted by Sleuth255

Please excuse me; I was only trying to understand. So putting the phone into fastboot mode resulted in the same "phone -warning triangle- computer" display?

I posted as I did because CF-Root-GGN_YAKJU_ICL53F-v5.1 is actually a rooted kernel from chainfire which flashes to the boot partition. In fact, that's what your Odin shot showed: "Firmware update start", followed by "boot.img". That indicated to me that your bootloader partition may have been still good since you can't boot without a valid bootloader partition. Fixing the kernel wouldn't have changed that. I was under the impression that fastboot itself is a bootloader partition function...

Also, this isn't a blanket fix since to avoid "soft bricking", LTE GNex owners should use CF-Root-GGN_MYSID_ICL53F-v5.1 instead.

For those of you who are interested in learning more about/obtaining these kernels for toro/maguro, go here.

thaknz to you also buddy so much keep helping other God will help you first
6th March 2012, 01:17 AM |#11  
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There should also be an option in the command line version of heimdall to get rid of that screen and get the phone to boot normally. Don't know if it will work on the nexus but I know it worked when I had a Fascinate.

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