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I believe this is my first Post.....

Hope this is thread appropriate, if not, delete it or lock it or whatever.

I just wanted to give a huge thank you to this forum and all of XDA-developers forum for the vast amount of information here that helped my noob-ass save my phone.

I recently bought a used Samsung Galaxy SIII (AT&T) and was very curious on the world of Android. I've been on an iphone since the first one, and tried android a while back (Samsung Galaxy SkyRocket) - and wasn't thrilled. However, I wanted to give it another chance.

I learned the noob ways of rooting the phone, installing custom roms, using TWRP and a bunch of other goodies. However, my carelessness put me in a situation where i installed the rom kind of rom and ended up hard bricking my phone. Scared and afraid, not sure what to do, I tried to send it back to Samsung, but they were on my game already... lol - they wouldn't fix it and sent it right back.

I thought about paying for JTAG service to get it back to a state where I can use it; however I started to search XDA a bit more and found so many answers and discovered even more questions.

I learned how to use a debrick script on an SD card to get my phone back to power on, installed recovery stock / flash bootloader / kernels / reinstall binary, etc etc. Ultimately, I'm back to where i was at the beginning. Probably a little smarter about what I'm installing and flashing; but so happy that a place like this exists that saved me some $, and kicked me some knowledge.

It was a long journey filled with panic, frustration, and ultimately satisfaction and enjoyment.

Thank You XDA.
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Nigo,


I agree with you about how helpful this forum with it's developers and contributors has been. I will stay on here and continue to benefit. I have also referred others to here.

I hope we both sufficiently let them know how much they have helped us.

SGS3 SGH-i747

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TiBu frozen

Samsung Captivate SGH-i897
Currently CyanogenMod 10.1.3
resurrected from softbrick using 4-2ndtwin's Heimdall OneClick to stock Gingerbread - 2.3.5 - kk4
ROM history Eclair > Froyo > Gingerbread > CM9
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I just wanted to give a huge thank you to this forum and all of XDA-developers forum for the vast amount of information here that helped my noob-ass save my phone.

I thought about paying for JTAG service to get it back to a state where I can use it; however I started to search XDA a bit more and found so many answers and discovered even more questions.

I learned how to use a debrick script on an SD card to get my phone back to power on, installed recovery stock / flash bootloader / kernels / reinstall binary, etc etc. Ultimately, I'm back to where i was at the beginning. Probably a little smarter about what I'm installing and flashing; but so happy that a place like this exists that saved me some $, and kicked me some knowledge.

It was a long journey filled with panic, frustration, and ultimately satisfaction and enjoyment.

Thank You XDA.
While I am not a developer, I am happy to see someone who actually took the time to read and learn. Thank you for that. I will admit that I have asked a few dumb questions, but for the most part I took what was already written and utilized it resulting in very few problems.
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Definitely one of the best places for support and help around for our android needs. For sure a huge thank you to the community and helpful people.

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Definitely one of the best places for support and help around for our android needs. For sure a huge thank you to the community and helpful people.

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yup, origanally was searching for this mystical thing called 'root', to deliver me from bloatware. my phone, so i figured my choices. after coming down from mt.odin and receiving the holy blessing of ROOT and superSU, I stumbled across another wonderous entity. AND IT SHALL BE CALLED.... X D A (insert big clap of thunder and a lightening bolt or two), ok, ok, ok......thank you to a gracious and patient community for your efforts,generosity,questions,answers, and knowledge. it may take a village to raise a child but it takes XDA to raise a newb!! (yes i will learn what the heck happens between 'download' and 'flash')(no pop quiz yet though,lol, still researching)
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I too feel the need to say it as well. Thank you XDA.

I'm sure I'm still a noob in many ways, but a noob with a custom S4 and whose wife has a custom S3. I've never had to ask a question even when I made some ugly mistakes. All the answers are here if you spend the time to look.

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