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By mascondante, Senior Member on 26th August 2014, 11:11 AM
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I've been digging around online and can't find anything that helps me in my case.

Here's my stupidity: I flashed a kernel that was not intended for my phone (meant for Note 2). Reboot and dead screen. Can't get into download mode, recovery, nothing. Removed battery. Didn't help. Plugged into computer. Doesn't pick up anything connected. Odin doesn't see it. Tried RIFF. Can't get it to install the drivers it's supposed to. I saw something about jig dongles that can force it into download mode but I don't know about that.

What really stinks is I had just compiled SheepShaver for android and it took a few hours of work and I really don't want to do that all over again. Also pictures of my father who's just passed away are on there.

Am I screwed? Is there any way at all to get the proper kernel flashed back on this thing without a wipe? If not is there any way I can fix this phone? I have a semi-recent backup (about a month old) on my SD card. I have both Titanium Backup and a full nandroid backup on the SD.

Someone please come to my rescue. I've logged countless hours on this phone and I love it. All this because I couldn't get SELinux to go permissive...
 
 
26th August 2014, 01:20 PM |#2  
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You already know the answer. If you flashed a kernel not for your device and with the symptoms you have, your hard bricked. Jtag is the answer.

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You already know the answer. If you flashed a kernel not for your device and with the symptoms you have, your hard bricked. Jtag is the answer.

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Do you know if these guys are the real deal? http://mobiletechvideos.mybigcommerc...g-brick-repair

I don't have the equipment to jtag it myself. Also just to be perfectly clear; An incorrect kernel cannot be fixed with a download mode jig correct?
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Do you know if these guys are the real deal? http://mobiletechvideos.mybigcommerc...g-brick-repair

I don't have the equipment to jtag it myself. Also just to be perfectly clear; An incorrect kernel cannot be fixed with a download mode jig correct?

mobiletechvideos.com have gotten high reviews on xda. They're the only ones I'd use.

Edit, I'm not sure they're the same as your link

Edit, edit it looks like they're the same guys

Edit, edit edit I don't know about the jig. It could get you into download mode.

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Originally Posted by mascondante

I've been digging around online and can't find anything that helps me in my case.

Here's my stupidity: I flashed a kernel that was not intended for my phone (meant for Note 2). Reboot and dead screen. Can't get into download mode, recovery, nothing. Removed battery. Didn't help. Plugged into computer. Doesn't pick up anything connected. Odin doesn't see it. Tried RIFF. Can't get it to install the drivers it's supposed to. I saw something about jig dongles that can force it into download mode but I don't know about that.

What really stinks is I had just compiled SheepShaver for android and it took a few hours of work and I really don't want to do that all over again. Also pictures of my father who's just passed away are on there.

Am I screwed? Is there any way at all to get the proper kernel flashed back on this thing without a wipe? If not is there any way I can fix this phone? I have a semi-recent backup (about a month old) on my SD card. I have both Titanium Backup and a full nandroid backup on the SD.

Someone please come to my rescue. I've logged countless hours on this phone and I love it. All this because I couldn't get SELinux to go permissive...


Install drivers riffbox and use this program, revive your galaxy

https://mega.co.nz/#!LVZSHbSb!jX5wqK...bLe0V8h5JpZmcE
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Install drivers riffbox and use this program, revive your galaxy

https://mega.co.nz/#!LVZSHbSb!jX5wqK...bLe0V8h5JpZmcE

Thank you. I'm trying. I installed those drivers. Trying to find the forum that explains how to use that tool. I saw that thread but it didn't have the download link anymore for the tool.

Update:

Huston I believe we have a problem:
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I tried installing manually and I get an error about the file's hash doesn't match the cert.
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