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Great: After losing the phone and past almost three months, samsung says the phone has been manipulated and the warranty is voided....
I wasn't able to flash back an original firmware prior to sending it to the tech service.....
What do you recommend me to do?
I guess paying for the repair would be quite expensive....
 
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Great: After losing the phone and past almost three months, samsung says the phone has been manipulated and the warranty is voided....
I wasn't able to flash back an original firmware prior to sending it to the tech service.....
What do you recommend me to do?
I guess paying for the repair would be quite expensive....
Well what is it you expect us to say, some secret magic word that will fix it for free?

The choice is pay for it to be fixed or dont.
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So no magic word or secret passphrase so they will upgrade my device to a SGSIV for free?
Damn.....


I'm asking for advice, since I'm convinced the brick was not caused by flashing anything.....
Does anyone have any experience with this in the past to know more or less how expensive bill could I be facing for the repair?
 
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So no magic word or secret passphrase so they will upgrade my device to a SGSIV for free?
Damn.....


I'm asking for advice, since I'm convinced the brick was not caused by flashing anything.....
Does anyone have any experience with this in the past to know more or less how expensive bill could I be facing for the repair?
Dude, it WAS caused by flashing something.

Initially your device wasn't "bricked" and was likely a kernel issue and possibly a dirty usb data connection.

The point when it was bricked was when you tried flashing the pit file, had bad connection and you then pulling battery. This f**ked your nand chip up and only way to fix it is to replace motherboard.

You will need to either purchase a mobo replacement and replace it yourself or pay somebody to purchase/replace it for you. Probably looking at around 100.
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Default Re: Possibly bricked phone

When bricks happen, you really need to BRICK it before claiming warranty.

I've got a couple of guys here that own a PhD in bricking.

Brick is the new flash.

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OMG!!! Just realized I've got an SII Plus! oh...wait...I've got more Internal Space, nevermind, still got an SII.

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Jig wasn't working
Flashing anyting.. even just a recovery wasn't working
FLashing official didnt work
Flashing CM didnt work either
Tested different cables and different ports

It was f*cked up already... anyway: 4 samsung devices owned: 3 gave problems of hardware..... that cannot be a coincidence...

Repartitioning erased my tracks, if anything... because the 3 key combo for recovery was working until then..... but either way they managed to access the memory somehow, I guess.....
 
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anyway: 4 samsung devices owned: 3 gave problems of hardware..... that cannot be a coincidence....
Maybe a PEBCAK?
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Jig wasn't working
Flashing anyting.. even just a recovery wasn't working
FLashing official didnt work
Flashing CM didnt work either
Tested different cables and different ports

It was f*cked up already... anyway: 4 samsung devices owned: 3 gave problems of hardware..... that cannot be a coincidence...

Repartitioning erased my tracks, if anything... because the 3 key combo for recovery was working until then..... but either way they managed to access the memory somehow, I guess.....
Don't blame the phone, blame the user.
OMG!!! Just realized I've got an SII Plus! oh...wait...I've got more Internal Space, nevermind, still got an SII.

 
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Yeah, sure... anyway... thanks for the help... I hope some day you need it and someone will come not trying to mocking you..... anyway... this is the trend around here lately...
Happy trolling

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