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[GUIDE]How To Unbrick Your Galaxy Tab!

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21st June 2011, 11:44 AM   |  #1  
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DO NOT MESSAGE ME BECAUSE WHAT'S IN HERE IS THE SAME I'M GOING TO REPLY YOU WITH.... :


Many of you guys are posting questions everyday about bricking your tab and most of you actually don't know what bricking is regarding to your device, in Phones\tablets there are three kinda of bricks which are listed below:

Warning :

Many People Are Soft\Hard bricking their Tab So Please Flash Safe And Read Carefully the Guides in Every Thread. Flash Safe


HARD BRICK

Unit does not power up, visibly charge, reach a boot-screen of any kind including a service or "download" screen. A device in this state requires service from the manufacturer or an individual equipped with the proper tools. There is no other way to recover a device in this state. (SpaceMoose1)
you can refer to this guide to recover your HARDBRICK !!!
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1312391

SOFT BRICK

Unit powers up, reaches a "download" or service screen, visibly charges but does not boot into an OS. Crashing, hanging etc. all apply here. It is easy to recover a device from this state so long as one has access to a firmware that was designed for the device and the ability to flash said firmware. (SpaceMoose1)

COMA BRICK

Device wont power on at all or respond to button input.
Device powered off, NO show of big battery icon, even when charger is plugged in. Don't panic, let it charge fully for 4 hours from a mains supply not usb.It will start again !!!. Battery big icon will appear around 30% battery charged, I know because that's what I saw. I didn't check when it's in 10% or 20%. The 1st time I check was already 30% up from no-boot or no response. (cx5)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR UNBRICKING

Here are some steps you have to follow to make sure that your tab will work or will not work at all

HARD BRICK

Check to see if the device is actually "Hard" bricked by leaving it plugged into charge for atleast 4 hours via a mains supply (NOT USB).
If above doesn't work you will need to send your Tab To Samsung To Fix it For you or visit this link.

( http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1127978 )

SOFT BRICK

You can easily fix a soft brick by following the steps below:

GSM Tabs : All You Need Is Stock Rom + PIT Via Odin You Can Recover It By the Following Steps :

Download your Firmware from www.samfirmware.com
(extract The Tar From the ZIP You Downloaded

Download Odin From The Attachment (this software you
need to Use it To Recover You Tab

Put Your Tab Into Download Mode by ( hold Volume
Down Button with Power Button )

Your tab will boot into download Mode plug your tab to your Pc\laptop after you make sure the drivers are installed and open ODIN

In ODIN Put In PDA Section ( TAR ) The stock Rom you downloaded, PIT section put the (gt-p1000_mr) attached with Odin IN PIT SECTION

Hit the start button , wait until the process Finish, your tab will reboot to confirm the new System.

In Case after ODIN finished and Reboot back into Download Mode Unplug Your tab and Force it to boot To Continue the process.

Optional : If you flashed stock rom and it didn't work with you , i recommend you to download RotoHammer Stock safe froyo get it from here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=894763

Watch The Video Next Post


TAB SPECIFIC:

Telstra Tabs Follow This Guide ( http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...hlight=telstra)

Verizon Tabs Follow This Guide ( http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=967175)

ORIGINAL NON ROOTED Galaxy Tab stock ROM for Verizon. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1136587

Sprint Tabs Follow This Guide (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1133053 )

P1010 Tabs Follow This Link (http://droidangel.blogspot.com/2011/...-original.html)

CDMA Tabs Follow The Guide Here In This Thread , Post Number 3 or Simply Click On Here : (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...11&postcount=3)

Please Note: If you Return To Stock Froyo And Not Gingerbread Please If you Want To Flash Any Custom Rom .. Consider To Use The Bootloader Patch To Give you The Ability To Flash Any None Official Roms\kernels ( http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=888071 ) .

Note: Do Not Flash Any Rom Is Not made For your tab . read The Dev Guide Carefully Always ..

Note: Do Not PM Asking Me For Help . The Steps Are given , Are The Same I'll give If You PM Me ..

Hope the Information is helpful to everyone, remember not to try something unless you are %100 sure, other wise you may brick your device, its better to be safe than sorry!!


Thanks Goes For Our Mod ( conantroutman ) To Accept This Idea To Be Presented To You .
Thanks Goes For Natious For Helping Me With the Grammar

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21st June 2011, 11:58 AM   |  #2  
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GSM Odin What You Have To Put In ODIN
these are the two things you should put in ODIN .. Make Sure At The TOP in Left Side ( ID: COM ) The Yellow Color with The Numbers Are Showing , This Is Your Tab Means its plugged To Your PC\LAPTOP ..

Do Not Put Any Other Things In ODIN .. watch Here

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[Guide][CDMA][Stock rom] Thanks Goes For {boodafli}
1. download heimdall. get it here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=755265

2. download the stock verizon files. get them from here: Click On Me

you need all four files.

3. download the drivers for the samsung sch-i800. find those here: http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/co...v1.3.350.0.exe

4. unzip heimdall. go into the drivers folder, and run zadig.exe. at the top, select 'list all devices'. go to the dropdown menu, and select Samsung Composite USB (i'm pretty sure that's what it was called.) click start, and let it run.

5. open the heimdall front end.

6. put system in system (if you're flashing to ec02, then put factory in system)
put cache into cache
put param into param
put the zimage into both the kernel and recovery slots.

7. turn your tab off, and plug it into the computer using USB. hold down the power and the volume down buttons until you see the little droid dude with a shovel.

8. click the start button on heimdall.

9. wait for the flash to complete (don't unplug your device, obviously, during the flashing.) once your phone reboots, it's okay to unplug it.

10. now, boot into the stock recovery, and wipe data and cache. reboot, and update to ec02.

11. enable usb debugging.

12. plug your phone back in to the computer.

13. now run superoneclick for root. get that here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=803682

14. either play with it in stock, or go find oldmacnut's excellent Better Than Life Rom, and follow the instructions to flash that.

15. enjoy your tab!

Now Go To His Guide And Hit His Thanks Button If he saved You *** Here
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You should add a link to Connexion2005's profile for hard brick service. He can jtag just about anything to recover from a bricked state. Really great service and I can vouch for it second hand. For the tab it costs 50 bucks and this includes return shipping back to you. If he fails to unbrick the device (which I haven't actually heard of him doing) you don't pay for the service (only the shipping and diagnostic.)
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Originally Posted by btyork

You should add a link to Connexion2005's profile for hard brick service. He can jtag just about anything to recover from a bricked state. Really great service and I can vouch for it second hand. For the tab it costs 50 bucks and this includes return shipping back to you. If he fails to unbrick the device (which I haven't actually heard of him doing) you don't pay for the service (only the shipping and diagnostic.)

i already tagged Spacemoose1 thread for the hard brick i can't post like this info because i'm not responsible about what is happen between the victim ( bricked tab) and the JTAG (man)

glad that my 900 was here and not in another thread
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You take no responsibility anyways, it's just offering up advice. You aren't forcing anyone to send it anywhere... just offering a suggestion... Some of us have voided our warranty and this service would be better for us.

spacemoose actually posted about this guys service, it's legit.

Sent from my "better than an iPad" tab running Overcome Hermes.

Edit: oh I see, you linked that post, but the link doesn't work.
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thanks buddy for mentioned that already fixed the link
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I did soft brick my SGH-T849
hi,
I soft bricked my T849 ..dont know how to recover? its TMOBILE cannot flash any image always Fail zimage status
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Originally Posted by sharaz191

hi,
I soft bricked my T849 ..dont know how to recover? its TMOBILE cannot flash any image always Fail zimage status

>>>>REMOVED<<<<
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Sprint link is dead > 404
Can you post a working or updated sprint tab soft brick fix link?

Thanks in advance

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