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Yesterday something happened to my wife's phone - Galaxy Ace Plus GT-S7500T. The details are unclear, but she received notification of some sort of "software or firmware update" that was "not a normal update". After that it told her to reboot and since then the phone has been stuck on the CWM Recovery screen.

Things I have tried:
1. Cleared cache and Dalvik Cache.
2. Wipe data/factory reset
3. Update firmware using Odin 1.85 - gets stuck at "setup connection"
4. Update firmware using Odin 3.09 - gets stuck at "setup connection" - tried various USB cables including original Samsung cable
5. Update firmware using Kies - doesn't seem to do anything
6. Update firmware from CWM Recovery
a) GellyBread ROM
b) Elruki ROM
c) Elruki ROM with boot.img substituted from S7500TDVMJ1_S7500TTLPMJ1_TLP.zip
7. Update using Heimdall from Linux - fails to detect phone

Both the GellyBread and Elruki ROMs are meant for the 7500L but at this point I'm getting desperate.

I've wasted two evenings on this and I am just about ready to give up and buy her a new phone. Is there anything else I should try?
 
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Yesterday something happened to my wife's phone - Galaxy Ace Plus GT-S7500T. The details are unclear, but she received notification of some sort of "software or firmware update" that was "not a normal update". After that it told her to reboot and since then the phone has been stuck on the CWM Recovery screen.

Things I have tried:
1. Cleared cache and Dalvik Cache.
2. Wipe data/factory reset
3. Update firmware using Odin 1.85 - gets stuck at "setup connection"
4. Update firmware using Odin 3.09 - gets stuck at "setup connection" - tried various USB cables including original Samsung cable
5. Update firmware using Kies - doesn't seem to do anything
6. Update firmware from CWM Recovery
a) GellyBread ROM
b) Elruki ROM
c) Elruki ROM with boot.img substituted from S7500TDVMJ1_S7500TTLPMJ1_TLP.zip
7. Update using Heimdall from Linux - fails to detect phone

Both the GellyBread and Elruki ROMs are meant for the 7500L but at this point I'm getting desperate.

I've wasted two evenings on this and I am just about ready to give up and buy her a new phone. Is there anything else I should try?
if you dont have a firmware in your phone and it gets to download mode there is no reason to fail at updating with odin
to solve that try reinstalling your drivers but uninstall KIES!
otherwise try a different port or a different computer but it seems like odin is the only solution
 
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the point from your post "since then the phone has been stuck on the CWM Recovery screen."
It means you have CWM installed device [ Correct me if I'm wrong here ] even I guess you've root.

at this stage even if you get any official firmware/software update you strictly don't have to update your device.
you've rooted device, unlocked system at this stage if you update your device with official firmware you'll surely face these kind of bricking issue.

Solution as given above reinstall kies to update drivers also try to check unroot thread from General section once,
Detailed guide & firmware download links are there...

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if you dont have a firmware in your phone and it gets to download mode there is no reason to fail at updating with odin
to solve that try reinstalling your drivers but uninstall KIES!
otherwise try a different port or a different computer but it seems like odin is the only solution
Just to be clear, the CWM Recovery screen means it is in download mode?

This morning I have uninstalled Kies and tried Odin again.
Then I uninstalled and reinstalled the USB drivers and tried Odin again. It now fails after a while rather than getting stuck.

Code:
<ID:0/016> Added!!
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> S7500TDVLK1_S7500TTLPLK1_S7500TDVLK1_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/016> Odin v.3 engine (ID:16)..
<ID:0/016> File analysis..
<ID:0/016> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/016> Complete(Write) operation failed.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
I may be able to try on a different computer tonight.
 
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the point from your post "since then the phone has been stuck on the CWM Recovery screen."
It means you have CWM installed device [ Correct me if I'm wrong here ] even I guess you've root.
Correct, I rooted it when we first got it. I was hoping to but Cyanogenmod on it but only after buying it discovered it was a 7500T and not a 7500.

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at this stage even if you get any official firmware/software update you strictly don't have to update your device.
you've rooted device, unlocked system at this stage if you update your device with official firmware you'll surely face these kind of bricking issue.
Understood, I am not surprised about this. Just frustrating that I'm having so much trouble getting the phone back to life.

I will try unrooting it.
 
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Just to be clear, the CWM Recovery screen means it is in download mode?

This morning I have uninstalled Kies and tried Odin again.
Then I uninstalled and reinstalled the USB drivers and tried Odin again. It now fails after a while rather than getting stuck.

Code:
<ID:0/016> Added!!
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> S7500TDVLK1_S7500TTLPLK1_S7500TDVLK1_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/016> Odin v.3 engine (ID:16)..
<ID:0/016> File analysis..
<ID:0/016> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/016> Complete(Write) operation failed.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
I may be able to try on a different computer tonight.
download mode is not recovery mode,
volume down+home+power
if you are not in download mode odin will not work
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download mode is not recovery mode,
volume down+home+power
if you are not in download mode odin will not work
Thank you. I do feel a bit stupid not realising this earlier - but now it seems to be working.

I guess I was confused about what it was that CWM Recovery replaced, and I'm sure I tried Volume Down + Home + Power earlier but obviously didn't press it quite right.

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