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[Q] Help S2 won't accept firmware or enter recovery

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22nd April 2012, 02:34 PM   |  #1  
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recently tried updating to ics via kies but it failed and phone said to eneter recovery... tried that nothing happened it won't enter recovery mode but will access download mode.
searched for a few days for answers and tried flashing with Odin ... the firmware fails then tried the kernel and this passed but still won't flash.

Used a guide on here and followed all methods and then resorted to flashing the bootloader but this also failed now I'm stuck with 2 counts on the kernel a void warranty and a USB jig that won't reset the counter!

Any help please...I just need the phone up and running ! I've rooted and flashed other phones but tried keeping this standard but kies altered that!

don't say use search button as I've been searching for days now this is last resort before paying out at service centre.

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22nd April 2012, 02:41 PM   |  #2  
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What Magic are you expecting from here now my friend, we to type here the same what you found while searching...

Since you are able to download mod, did you try changing the PC for ODIN flash
22nd April 2012, 02:47 PM   |  #3  
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first is it i9100 and not other varient?
second just learn how to flash using odin nothing more.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1075278

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What Magic are you expecting from here now my friend, we to type here the same what you found while searching...

Since you are able to download mod, did you try changing the PC for ODIN flash

yes zacq8 very true buddy
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Don't quite understand exactly what you are asking me but I turned Kies off and all running software and run Odin 1.85 the kernel will flash but the phone won't accept any firmwares at all! it fails .

is there any way to get the phone into recovery ? I thought there may be some way using ADB or another way around to enter recovery or restart update !
22nd April 2012, 02:49 PM   |  #6  
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dont use stock ics firmware, use the gingerbread version

step 1. download your stock firmware from here
step 2. flash using odin
How to flash.
- Open ODIN.
- Select CODE / MODEM / CSC.
- Put phone in download mode. (HOME - VOLUMN DOWN - LOCK)
- Connect phone with cable. Push start (Wait till phone reboot on Android start screen!)
step 3. download old bootloader from here,
then flash it useing odin (phone must be in download mode)
put it in PDA: and then click start
step 4. learn how to make your own jig from here
step 5. once made just shutdown phone and plug it in, wait 8 seconds
that easy

>>>read this other user's<<<
if i made a mistake dont be mean about it, just confront me, then i will fix my
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@ starbogt go in the download mode man wen ur kies says for recovery mode thts it
22nd April 2012, 03:04 PM   |  #8  
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@ ANDROID1997 thank you I've tried that method and it fails the firmware every time.

@ atifis this is the i9100

@ rocky23 thanks but this is what I tried but the phone won't emergency recover with Kies I've tried on 3 pcs and it won't work.

The phone only came back from Phones 4 U a month ago due to a failed USB ! and now this ! been most unreliable phone I've had!

Is there anything else I can try?
22nd April 2012, 03:10 PM   |  #9  
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when installing boot loader I get

<ID:0/004> Added!!
<ID:0/004> Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
<ID:0/004> File analysis..
<ID:0/004> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/004> Initialzation..
<ID:0/004> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/004> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/004> Sbl.bin
<ID:0/004>
<ID:0/004> Complete(Write) operation failed.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
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did you try a diffrent usb cable
clean usb port on phone and pc
disable samsung kies

****do you assume that the phone "see's the light"
yes but there no such thing as a dead phone ****

---------- Post added at 02:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:14 PM ----------

take out battery
check under the battery does it say
MODEL: GT-I9100T
or
MODEL: GT-I9100

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