Originally Posted by VIthe3rd
I tried rooting my Aviator and wiped out the OS. Was not bricked but I couldn't get the phone into recovery mode to even try to flash another rom. And the stock rom for it is not released yet from samsung. So I had to have the store swap out another phone for me.
And I can not find anything how to enable the recovery mode anywhere.
To get into recovery from a powered off state, hold VolUp+Home+Pwr until the recovery pops up. There's not much you can do from the stock recovery though, unless you have signed stock images. From what I've read, the CWM-based recovery imnuts built for the Charge does not work correctly with the Aviator, so that'd be a no go.
There's also download mode that you get to by powering down, and then holding VolDown while plugging in USB. That mode is for flashing files via Odin, but thus far, I haven't seen anything available for the Aviator.
It would help the situation on the Aviator immensely to get a leak/release of a full stock Odin restore image, and further helped by getting the stock PIT file. At that point, at least it would be almost impossible to brick.
My smartphone history: iPhone (Retired) - iPhone 3G (Retired) - iPhone 3GS (Retired) - Samsung Droid Charge (Retired) - HTC Rezound (Dev phone) - Samsung Galaxy Note II (Current)
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