[SOLVED] Really "bricked" Nexus S after bad update
So official ics update! i was happy! I restored a 2.3.6 backup with cwm and applyed the official zip. But on reboot.. nothing, zero splashscreens, not even google logo. Now if i press power button the screen turn on but it keeps blank and there are no vibrations.. if i release power button then the screen turns off..
Is my nexus s (i9023) in a known state?
Plz help me!
Edit: after some plug/unplug/push/detach ecc i got this nexus s connected to my pc: windows 7 says: "samsung sec s5pc110 test b/d"
Big huge thanks to Adam!
Follow his tips here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...8&postcount=16
I had to use a standard linux box, ubuntu virtualizend on vmware fusion didn't work.
With Adam tool you can get both download and recovery mode depending on what hardkey you press (both vol or only vol up) during resurrection.
You are in download mode if search and home softkeys are on
You are in recovery mode if back and menu softkeys are on
You can try the way of recovery mode (with fastboot), for me (i9023) fastboot did not recognize the device.
Download mode solution
After resurrection you'll get a nice download mode (search and home button on and others off, not viceversa).
Now run a virtualized windows (or restart your pc if you have dualboot) and use odin to restore your device (bootloader radio system) to a stock rom like 2.3.3.
Why a virutalized windows or dual boot? Cause if you unplug the device you lose download mode.
Quick how to for odin:
You need samsung drivers installed
Files for european i9023
nexus s: http://www.multiupload.com/A6OP3TFN0I
Googling it seems that they are good also for i9020 amoled nexus s (i'm not responsable about that!)
I used odin v 1.83 (only this version worked for me) on windows. Order of files in odin:
- Bootloader > Bootloader_I9023XXKA3.tar.md5
- PDA > PDA_SOJU_GRI54_TMO_EUR_MR1_SIGNED.tar.md5
- PHONE > MODEM_I9023XXKB3_REV_00_CL912571_SIGNED.tar.md5
- CSC > DGS_I9023_EUR.tar
This doesn't solve all problems: at this step i can turn my device on only using a usb powered cable. You need to apply cwm and restore your backup.
Enter recovery mode: plug usb cable (battery appears now!) push vol up and power on.
Apply cwm as usual:
fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork.img
and enter recovery mode using device interface.
Restore your backup and reboot. Wait for a long boot (need caching all your apps) and it's done!