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[Q] Cold dead hard brick S5830i - what is the last resort?

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14th June 2014, 11:56 AM   |  #1  
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Got a phone with some software problems when calling from a spouse. Tried to update the ROM and it bricked.
Status:
endless loop of bootscreen
could enter recovery mode and boot CWR
can not enter download mode
unable to boot system

Tried endless guides and instructions with stock ROM's and firmwares. Some of them installed some didnt - none worked. Still in endless loop.
Gave up yesterday and went to bed to keep trying today.

Now its totally bricked.
- no recovery mode
- no download mode
- no boot screen
- cant connect to PC via USB (Odin wont recoqnize)

The only sign of life - whatever I do it has black screen with backlight on but nothing else.


What can I do? They say that a broken phone is only with hardware problems but could I have f**** up the software so much that its the same?
14th June 2014, 01:34 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by elisterr

The story:


Got a phone with some software problems when calling from a spouse. Tried to update the ROM and it bricked.
Status:
endless loop of bootscreen
could enter recovery mode and boot CWR
can not enter download mode
unable to boot system

Tried endless guides and instructions with stock ROM's and firmwares. Some of them installed some didnt - none worked. Still in endless loop.
Gave up yesterday and went to bed to keep trying today.

Now its totally bricked.
- no recovery mode
- no download mode
- no boot screen
- cant connect to PC via USB (Odin wont recoqnize)

The only sign of life - whatever I do it has black screen with backlight on but nothing else.


What can I do? They say that a broken phone is only with hardware problems but could I have f**** up the software so much that its the same?

You can try this guide by @SuperMini to force open Download Mode from odin. Here is the link,

How to unbrick Samsung Galaxy Ace

Make sure to use the key combination of Download Mode for your device as the one mentioned in the guide is for Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830. If that doesn't work, then you can try the USB Jig (not always guaranteed to work). If USB Jig did work, then it will force open the Download Mode so you can flash stock rom back using odin. If USB Jig doesn't work either, then your last option is to consult the Service Center. Do post the result. Hope I Helped
24th June 2014, 06:35 AM   |  #3  
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The only sign of life - whatever I do it has black screen with backlight on but nothing else.


What can I do? They say that a broken phone is only with hardware problems but could I have f**** up the software so much that its the same?

1. make sure you have installed drivers on your computer
2. remove battery > connect phone to computer > press volume buttons and lock key
3. if you get a black screen just press the volume up button.

odin will recognize the device

if this does not work then try multi-formatter
using it, format rfs partition and then install some custom rom.
link to multi-formatter thread : click here
27th June 2014, 06:06 PM   |  #4  
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You can try this guide by @SuperMini to force open Download Mode from odin. Here is the link,

How to unbrick Samsung Galaxy Ace

Make sure to use the key combination of Download Mode for your device as the one mentioned in the guide is for Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830. If that doesn't work, then you can try the USB Jig (not always guaranteed to work). If USB Jig did work, then it will force open the Download Mode so you can flash stock rom back using odin. If USB Jig doesn't work either, then your last option is to consult the Service Center. Do post the result. Hope I Helped


Well. Bought one from ebay. It finally arrived. Hoping for a miracle.
I connected it and.... Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
28th June 2014, 06:25 AM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by elisterr

Well. Bought one from ebay. It finally arrived. Hoping for a miracle.
I connected it and.... Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

Go to service center and tell them to flash mobile

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28th June 2014, 07:37 AM   |  #6  
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Well. Bought one from ebay. It finally arrived. Hoping for a miracle.
I connected it and.... Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

I'm sorry to hear that. Now as the last resort, you can consult the Service Centre.
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