My wife and I just bought two Samsung Galaxy 2 Epics (refurbished) from the retailer Glyde. I purchased from them because they are partnered with my new carrier, Ting.
My phone activated and ported my number with no issues. Everything works perfectly.
Her phone appeared to activate and then rebooted. It will not go past the Sprint 4G animated opening. I have rebooted, wiped cache, and done factory reset. Still ... 4G logo animation appears and the screen either goes black (appears to shut down) or it just stays on the 4G logo without moving on and then a few minutes later goes black. The phone worked fine before we tried to activate it. It logged in her gmail and connected to wifi.
I am able to get to recovery mode. I was probably going to root and cyanogenmod mine. In your opinion, would this type of action possibly correct the problem with her phone? Is it possible to root and flash the original stock rom in a situation like this? Would that even work seeing that factory reset did no good?
I have contacted Glyde and am waiting - they may or may not replace. If they do replace that is a 2-3 week turn-around. I would rather work some magic here, if possible.
Thoughts and help are appreciated!