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Question [Q] Ok... I pulled a bonehead play....

Well gang - I did it... I pulled a screwed up play on my BRAND new Galaxy S2 - I rooted it with a tool I found at http://galaxys2root.com - the phone is rooted with SuperUser access, but I'm unsuccessful at getting it into any kind of recovery mode.... THAT is when I learned I was using tools for the Galaxy S2 S9100 - NOT the SGH-I777 that I have.

The issue at hand is now that I realized my mistake, how do I proceed from here? I can't get the phone into any kind of recovery mode, and since I went the wrong way to start, I'm looking for the best advice... should I go backwards and make it stock to start from scratch, or can I proceed forward from here?

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Your best bet is using odin go the main developer tread and look for unbrick odin from entrophy. Folow the directions there.

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Well, the phone isn't bricked - I'm able to fully use it with no problems... I just don't know which way to go as far as recovery mode so I can flash ROMs/Kernels...
 
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Well, the phone isn't bricked - I'm able to fully use it with no problems... I just don't know which way to go as far as recovery mode so I can flash ROMs/Kernels...
why would you use something from a website like that? not smart bro. just go to the dev forum and you'll find everything you need.

you'll have to use odin to flash a kernel with proper recovery.
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why would you use something from a website like that? not smart bro. just go to the dev forum and you'll find everything you need.

you'll have to use odin to flash a kernel with proper recovery.
You're right - it was a moron thing to do.... hence, the title of the email - I fully realize I pulled a bonehead play.

Can you provide specifics though? I've looked around, and frankly, I'm a little overwhelmed and unsure of what my next move should be. I downloaded odin, and don't quite know what to do with it yet... Just looking for a little specific help... I had great success with my HTC Inspire, so I'm not really newb, but I'm dealing with a new device and of course I'm ignorant and unashamed to ask for help.
 
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Follow this guide:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1313659

That will return your phone to stock. Then you can start over. The sticky in this section has links to a lot guides.

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Well gang - I did it... I pulled a screwed up play on my BRAND new Galaxy S2 - I rooted it with a tool I found at http://galaxys2root.com - the phone is rooted with SuperUser access, but I'm unsuccessful at getting it into any kind of recovery mode.... THAT is when I learned I was using tools for the Galaxy S2 S9100 - NOT the SGH-I777 that I have.

The issue at hand is now that I realized my mistake, how do I proceed from here? I can't get the phone into any kind of recovery mode, and since I went the wrong way to start, I'm looking for the best advice... should I go backwards and make it stock to start from scratch, or can I proceed forward from here?

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I did the same thing less than a month ago (only I used his AT&T version.) I'm guessing your wifi doesn't work, correct?

To fix my problem I utilized the info posted by creepyncrawly here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...27&postcount=1
I chose 2c to fix the phone, which had to be followed by booting into e3 and doing a factory data reset to get rid of the wifi issues.

To install clockworks mod and gain recovery options again I used the same thread by creepyncrawly and chose option 3c, which I used with Entropy's Daily Driver (currently running the latest version with no issues!) You can find that here. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...28&postcount=1

I'm now free to make my nandroid backups and flash custom roms to play with at will, hope their work helps you too!
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Thanks a MILLION gang - going to work on this probably in the morning, I'm kinda fried from looking at the screen and banging my head against the desk most of the night.... my wifi is actually working fine - the phone works totally fine with SU access, I just want the ability to go to that next step.

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