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[TUTORIAL][ROM] How to fix your phone and apply the update

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9th October 2010, 02:06 AM   |  #1  
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I have talked to many people that had issues applying the OTA update. Here are the steps to get your phone back to stock and apply the update.

As always, I'm not responsible for anything. yadda yadda.

First, download http://www.multiupload.com/NMPX3KMWRS

This contains Odin, the Samsung Drivers, stock odin rom, updated odin rom, pit file.

If you don't want to lose your settings, etc. you can skip to the second part. If your phone still doesn't work than start from the top.

-PART 1-
Step 1.) Make sure you have the appropriate drivers installed for your phone. If you are on 64bit then choose 64, if you are on 32 choose 32. You may already have the drivers installed and it will tell you after you try to install them.
Step 2.) Power your phone off
Step 3.) Open Odin.exe and plug a usb cable to your computer that will connect to your phone (do not plug it in to the phone yet, just the computer)
Step 4.) Hold down both volume buttons at the same time and while holding them down plug the usb into your phone. You should see a COM message show up in Odin.
Step 5.) To ensure your phone is back to stock, in odin you will want to check the repartition button. ONLY CHECK IT WHEN YOU ARE FLASHING BACK TO STOCK. Leave the other check boxes the way they are.
Step 6.) Click the PIT button and select the 512.pit file
Step 7.) Click the PDA button and select Original.tar and then click Start

It should go through a bunch of steps and then your phone will reboot. Below are the steps to update it to the latest release.

Close Odin and power your phone off.

-PART 2-
Step 1.) Open Odin.exe and plug a usb cable to your computer that will connect to your phone (do not plug it in to the phone yet, just the computer)
Step 2.) Hold down both volume buttons at the same time and while holding them down plug the usb into your phone. You should see a COM message show up in Odin.
Step 3.) Leave all check boxes the way they are. Do NOT check the repartition box.
Step 4.) Click the PIT button and select the 512.pit file
Step 5.) Click the PDA button and select T959UVJI6.tar and then click Start

It will go through a bunch of steps and then your phone will reboot. Congrats, you are on the latest update!
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9th October 2010, 03:20 AM   |  #2  
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This should be stickied in general so the whole first page isn't taken up with topics about being soft bricked.
9th October 2010, 03:36 AM   |  #3  
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When you say updated odin rom, is this the official updated ota that its rolling out now?

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9th October 2010, 03:39 AM   |  #4  
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Beautiful. Thank you for the post. Will do this later tonight and update the sticky in general. Thank you!

I assume with this method you lose your apps and settings? That's not the case with the ota... I could be wrong.
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9th October 2010, 03:53 AM   |  #5  
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will this work on a hardware lock phone?
9th October 2010, 04:32 AM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by s15274n

Beautiful. Thank you for the post. Will do this later tonight and update the sticky in general. Thank you!

I assume with this method you lose your apps and settings? That's not the case with the ota... I could be wrong.

You are correct - the fix with the repartition will wipe all your data, but it actually should not be necessary to flash back to the stock ROM. We resolved this problem on the main thread for this issue earlier today by just using ODIN 1.3 to flash to the JI6 ROM directly. This approach saves all user data and restores the phone directly to the new version without losing any user settings or data.

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The older thread is here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=802828
The solution we found is pretty much identical to the final 5 steps above in the OP post - many of us have executed just those steps to restore without reverting to stock and without losing user data.

Edit 2 - Thanks youneek for updating the instructions with this option
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9th October 2010, 04:35 AM   |  #7  
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Can I flash over J14 or do I need to revert to stock?
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9th October 2010, 04:47 AM   |  #8  
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Thank you for this thread. I was able to revert back to stock and flash JI6. I know that it wasn't necessary to go back down to stock but I just wanted to start everything over. It went very smoothly, I actually did it while I was sitting in my night's class lol.
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Question How long?
How long should it take for the first Odin cycle - returning to stock - to take?

Odin 3.1 has been running for at least 15 minutes. ID: COM shows as 0:[COM6]. PIT and PDA are appropriate. The Odin message area reads:

<ID:0/006> Added!!
<ID:0/006> Odin v.3 engine (ID:6)..
<ID:0/006> File analysis..
<ID:0/006> Set PIT file..
<ID:0/006> DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!
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Everything for me took less than 5 minutes.

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