Another "How To"
Alright guys, I bricked my phone last week (well, not bricked but disabled my 3 button combos and it was FCing on OS boot), and so I set out on the forums to find a clean-solderless alternative to getting into download mode. I didn't feel like dissecting a microusb cable, nor did I feel like soldering
This mod requires:
About a week wait time
A backup phone (if yours is already bricked so you have a phone to use)
A XDA and a Paypal account
First I found this thread (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=819551
) and went over to (http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/pro...ducts_id=10031
) to buy a micro usb breakboard. It cost me about 9 dollars shipped to my door. I ordered it on Tuesday, and it got here on Monday (Thursday was veterans day, too). Came in a nice box in which I now store my completed jig.
Edit: Well the person I got my resistor from isnt selling them anymore, so you'll need to find someone to get it from =/ sorry! this isnt as useful then D:
Then you just plug in the resistor in slots 4 and 5 like so...
And you have a working jig. Really easy, works perfectly, and no cutting into any microusb cable. And now you also have this nice little box from sparkfun to store your jig in too. Don't forget to not touch the resistor when you insert it in your phone. Just hold it by the edges of the breakboard. This cost about the same as OP but just requires a little more waiting time. But it's so much neater and less troublesome.
Edit: Resized picture
Currently running: Galaxy Note II
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