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I used a 3-in-1 tool to root my phone and flash CWM recovery. Easy as cake. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2297033

Anyway, what's your next step now? I'm betting Sammy won't cover this? :/
I'm going to try to go the linux route and see if I can resolve the writing of the img on the sdcard issue. Yea, Sammy won't cover this. Although, I've been told that I can go into AT&T and play dumb and hopefully they will give me a replacement (fee or no fee) since I'm still under a year. Don't want to do that since it's like cheating the system. My fault I bricked it.
 
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I'm going to try to go the linux route and see if I can resolve the writing of the img on the sdcard issue. Yea, Sammy won't cover this. Although, I've been told that I can go into AT&T and play dumb and hopefully they will give me a replacement (fee or no fee) since I'm still under a year. Don't want to do that since it's like cheating the system. My fault I bricked it.
You can try that if you have the AT&T insurance on your phone. Do not feel bad, they are a greedy corporation only in it to milk and cheat their customers. Going out of their way to stop a handful of people who want to get more out of their devices by locking the bootloaders on ALL their android devices. Cheat them all you want.
 
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You can try that if you have the AT&T insurance on your phone. Do not feel bad, they are a greedy corporation only in it to milk and cheat their customers. Going out of their way to stop a handful of people who want to get more out of their devices by locking the bootloaders on ALL their android devices. Cheat them all you want.
You could put insurance on the handset, wait a few weeks, **accidentally ** drop the phone so that the screen is completely broken and nothing is visible, and pay the deductible for a replacement handset...

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You could put insurance on the handset, wait a few weeks, **accidentally ** drop the phone so that the screen is completely broken and nothing is visible, and pay the deductible for a replacement handset...

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He couldn't put the AT&T insurance on it, unless he bought it 30 days ago from an AT&T corporate store or CS. This may seem a little farfetched but he can buy a brand new AT&T smartphone, maybe at full retail, whatever, and then have them add the $6.99 insurance. Then once that's added to his account, he can return the phone. They can't remove the insurance off his account unless he wants them too.

Once that insurance is on his account he is then available to use it ASAP as it covers whatever AT&T phone your sim happens to be in.

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aside from committing fraud, he can just mail it in to jtag for only 60 bucks. probably well under the cost of a deductible and paying for a few months of insurance
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I'm going to try to go the linux route and see if I can resolve the writing of the img on the sdcard issue. Yea, Sammy won't cover this. Although, I've been told that I can go into AT&T and play dumb and hopefully they will give me a replacement (fee or no fee) since I'm still under a year. Don't want to do that since it's like cheating the system. My fault I bricked it.
any luck with linux?
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any luck with linux?
Haven't tried yet. Wife got upset that I've been neglecting the family for the past few days. Hopefully I'll try it tonight or tomorrow.....
 
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Haven't tried yet. Wife got upset that I've been neglecting the family for the past few days. Hopefully I'll try it tonight or tomorrow.....
your wife sounds pretty lenient. if I bricked my phone my wife would have my ass in my chair until it was working or being fixed :P
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