Phone (almost) dead. D/L Mode only....

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By TheAsker70, Junior Member on 10th March 2014, 08:30 AM
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Hi all,

I tried to charge my GS2S and it went dead. Well, almost.

It's stuck on the welcome screen. Won't go to Recovery Mode, but still goes to Download Mode.

I've followed the instructions on TheAndroidSoul about how to install the CWM Recovery for this phone (can't post a link it seems) but got a "failed" result. I've tried three times at least and I get "failed" again and again.

Any idea what could be wrong and how do I get around it?

Thanks in advance!
10th March 2014, 09:34 AM |#2  
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Get stock firmware for country/carrier from Samfirmware (not 4.0.4 if you intend to root your phone in the future), flash with Odin in download mode. How ? Thread stickied near top of Q&A titled 'Flash stock firmware' has instructions. Problems with Odin flash ? Hopper8's 'Odin troubleshooting' thread stickied in General section has all the info you need to get a successful Odin flash & a 'clean slate'.

As to how instructions on another site will/won't work, no idea & won't be looking at those.. Not interested in what's on other sites given most of the info found on them has probably been posted here in the first instance anyway. You don't need other sites when you have a resource like this one at your disposal.

Once you're back at stock, you can then re-root your phone & flash whatever custom rom/kernel you want again (maybe not do that until you're totally comfortable with whatever process you need to use first).
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