Originally Posted by marcussmith2626
you dont need kies its pretty much usless for galaxy y
You need to install the samsung usb drivers
see my firmware thread for full instructions on how to use odin and link to the usb driver
Also you can just try wiping data in cwm - you will loose all data but the phone should start normally else you will have to flash stock rom via odin
Wow guys, that was fast! Thanks for your help, my wife doesn't remember changing or d/ling anything recently me0211.
I have already d/l the drivers from your link, Marcus. However, my PC wasn't picking up the CDC drivers even if I manually point the setup to the folder where I d/l the drivers. However, I've just renamed the folder it d/l the drivers to & redownloaded them again. Sure enough, connected the the phone to the PC & the drivers were successfully installed! Opened ODIN, the ID:COM field turned yellow, & everything worked perfectly from there!
Thanks so much Marcus, I've earned maximum brownie points with the wife & I'm now considering a Rooney weave for the hair I've lost.
She's lost all her texts but that's probably a blessing, she does like to to text.