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Default Any hope for this bricked phone?

I was trying to install a new kernel for my Epic 4g so I could possibly upgrade or get rid of the ****ty theme that came with the phone I bought on ebay. Whilst doing so through Odin I believe it said Failed and now my phone won't boot into any mode.

Is there any hope for this phone or anyway I can take it to a sprint dealer and possibly con them into getting a replacement?
 
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Have you tried battery cpr? Leaving it plugged in holding the buttons for download mode(1 and the power button) and popping in and out the battery?

Get a better cable that's probably why it failed. Also huh? Flashing a new kernel for a new theme??? Makes no sense bro speak some english

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You can't boot to recovery or even download mode? Does the screen turn on at all when trying to power on? No Samsung logo or boot screen?

Although it's possible, I won't address the attempt to con Sprint...


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Send it to me. I'll pay shipping. Haha. Your just soft bricked.

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Send it to me. I'll pay shipping. Haha. Your just soft bricked.

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I have the same problem. Can't boot into ANY mode. Generally "soft bricked" phones can get into download mode right?

Any suggestions what I can do? I have TEP so I was thinking of just taking it in.

No lights come on, nothing happens at all. If I leave it plugged in the battery gets a little warm, but that's the ONLY sign of life...
 
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I have the same problem. Can't boot into ANY mode. Generally "soft bricked" phones can get into download mode right?

Any suggestions what I can do? I have TEP so I was thinking of just taking it in.

No lights come on, nothing happens at all. If I leave it plugged in the battery gets a little warm, but that's the ONLY sign of life...
Remove the battery and SD then replug into your PC and reboot download mode. The reason people brick like this is repartitioning with only a kernel or checking bootloader.

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Remove the battery and SD then replug into your PC and reboot download mode.
I have done this, still nothing coming up. I even tried the "Battery CPR" suggested above. Nothing at all from the phone...

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The reason people brick like this is repartitioning with only a kernel or checking bootloader.
That is exactly what happened I accidentally checked repartition with only a kernel
 
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I have done this, still nothing coming up. I even tried the "Battery CPR" suggested above. Nothing at all from the phone...



That is exactly what happened I accidentally checked repartition with only a kernel
No hope go play stupid at sprint/pay for a new one.

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No hope go play stupid at sprint/pay for a new one.

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Would that even work if I'm not a sprint customer?
 
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Would that even work if I'm not a sprint customer?
Nope, need to be a sprint customer and have TEP

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No hope go play stupid at sprint/pay for a new one.

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omg. I was about to head out to Sprint when I tried for the 99th time to put it in download mode. and it popped up! (battery only)

I thought for sure this thing was dead. How is this possible if I was doing the EXACT same thing repeatedly, eventually it works?

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