Join Date:Joined: Apr 2011
Downloaded the TW update this morning, and then attempted to install it immediately. After a couple of minutes, it told me the installation failed and to either contact Samsung or do something with the Kies.
I OK'ed out of the dialogue boxes and then it asked me to reboot. I said 'yes'. When I did, upon it restarting, saw a new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 logo (and the music). Then it went to a scrambled screen and totally unusable Tab.
Called Samsung customer service twice. I was told how to start the Tab in "Manual Mode" (I guess I would call it going into dev or recovery mode). Wiped everything and did a Factory Reset. When I reboot, it hangs on that new logo a little longer, but still is screwed up.
So, while I was on the phone with the second Samsung tech, I realized that this thing was going to have to go to Samsung for repair - so I decided to click around a little. I started the Tab again in Manual Mode, but before I got to the wipe and reset options, I got two icons. One was a Android robot (with the word "Downloading" below it) and the other was a box with an arrow coming out of it next to a smaller android robot. I decided to choose the Robot with the downloading below it.
When I do that, I get to a "ODIN3 Download Mode" screen. From this point, I feel that I am close to being able to restoring the Tab to stock - but I have no idea what to do from here. The screen has some ASCII text at the top left. It says "Connected! Press the [Start] of Odin3!!". There is a large Android robot in the middle of the screen. Below it is "Downloading..." and "Do not turn off target!!".
What can I do to bring my Tab back from the brink? HELP!!!
I have noticed I can plug the Tab into the pc and see what is on the Tab. So, I can still put files ON the Tab and run them from the recovery screen.
thanks in advance!