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Odin FAIL! Smart Switch Unsupported s8+ !! HELP PLEASE !!!

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By phonefailer, Junior Member on 24th August 2018, 07:37 PM
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(This thread is finished yet I do not know how to set my own reply as the answer! An extremely kind developer helped me out immensely and I fully trusted him and I am very proud now!)

I got an SM-G955FD ( S8+ Dual SIM Europe XSG Variant )
I rooted the phone and installed renovate ICE and titanium backup, apparently, I messed up and after a restart, it was stuck on the flashing Samsung logo.

I went into download mode and tried flashing the TWRP from Odin with the BL button. It kept saying FAIL! and the text does not show that the NAND installed so I probably uninstalled something that's stopping from installing to the bootloader? Re=partition was ticked OFF all the time as I heard it freezes your phone or something??!

I tried installing stock firmware and still says fail when it comes to the bootloader part.

I tried Smart Switch as I seen videos of people doing it successfully with an s8+, but it apparently does not support specifically the XSG variant (from what I remember the XSG is the United Arab Emirates something when I was installing the firmware from SamMobile)

I contacted Samsung Help Services and redirected me to their messenger which then redirected me to their Smart Switch page and I sent them my problem yet it's been two hours and I have no answer

I know they are very busy which is why I sent here, maybe I get some tips.

Should I enable Re-Partition when reinstalling? I am really scared it might brick my phone if it says FAIL!

I really need help and if anybody can help or give tips or feedback, hints maybe or thoughts, anything I will be extremely glad an appreciative as every little is super useful and I need lots of help. It's my fault and I admit but I became super desperate, whenever I had a problem I always came here first thing and found the answer and I have not found anything like this exactly.

Thanks and sorry for the long paragraphs, I may have been too dramatic
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24th August 2018, 11:17 PM |#2  
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Might find firmware image here and use odin to flash it back to stock. I've done it more times than I would like to admit. :P

https://updato.com/firmware-archive-select-model

---------- Post added at 11:17 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:16 PM ----------

Yup! Here you go!

Good luck

https://updato.com/firmware-archive-...G955FD&exact=1
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24th August 2018, 11:26 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by phonefailer

I got an SM-G955FD.........

I don't have this device but, you should be able to obtain some member guidance within one of the following threads that's specific to your device and variants.

https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho....php?t=3627255

https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho....php?t=3586299

Good Luck!


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25th August 2018, 10:46 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by DeVaLDuDe

Might find firmware image here and use odin to flash it back to stock. I've done it more times than I would like to admit. :P

https://updato.com/firmware-archive-select-model

---------- Post added at 11:17 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:16 PM ----------

Yup! Here you go!

Good luck

https://updato.com/firmware-archive-...G955FD&exact=1

Last time I tried to flash with odin it keps saying FAIL when it comes to bootloader. do I turn on re partition? They say it freezes your phone, Help?
25th August 2018, 10:52 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by DeVaLDuDe

Might find firmware image here and use odin to flash it back to stock. I've done it more times than I would like to admit. :P

https://updato.com/firmware-archive-select-model

---------- Post added at 11:17 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:16 PM ----------

Yup! Here you go!

Good luck

https://updato.com/firmware-archive-...G955FD&exact=1

Also (sorry for the multiple messages i am kinda new to sending questions) which carrier should I choose? mine is not in the list? Thanks for offering to help by the way I seriously appreciate
25th August 2018, 04:41 PM |#6  
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My phone is back in business!
Not mentioning how scared I was as I had all my savings on a worthless phone, I was very kindly contacted by one of the developers and helped me on the way, he connected via TeamViewer and did everything, this community is amazing! I seriously can't thank the person enough, I don't know if he wants his name mentioned I will PM him about that and I will definitely recommend! My phone is charging next to me with all its features working perfectly and I am again so grateful!! Apparently, my device was messed up good and he took a long time on it and it came out amazing. I am so happy right now I barely know what I am typing because I am very grateful! Thank you so much is this person is reading this you completely flipped my mood for the day and I feel great!
I am so glad I decided to post here as Samsung still have not responded me, and you can't really blame them but the important thing is it is over, I will definitely start trying to help other people on this site because I want them to be like how I am feeling right now!

Thanks you are the best!!!!
10th February 2019, 08:06 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by phonefailer

Not mentioning how scared I was as I had all my savings on a worthless phone, I was very kindly contacted by one of the developers and helped me on the way, he connected via TeamViewer and did everything, this community is amazing! I seriously can't thank the person enough, I don't know if he wants his name mentioned I will PM him about that and I will definitely recommend! My phone is charging next to me with all its features working perfectly and I am again so grateful!! Apparently, my device was messed up good and he took a long time on it and it came out amazing. I am so happy right now I barely know what I am typing because I am very grateful! Thank you so much is this person is reading this you completely flipped my mood for the day and I feel great!
I am so glad I decided to post here as Samsung still have not responded me, and you can't really blame them but the important thing is it is over, I will definitely start trying to help other people on this site because I want them to be like how I am feeling right now!

Thanks you are the best!!!!

How did he fix it?
26th March 2019, 12:03 PM |#8  
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How did he fix it?

Hey, sorry this is a bit late, yet I don't really know how. he disabled my monitor from the device manager settings as he told me it's their job to keep it anonymous, I respected their privacy and let him do the work, the only time I was needed was when I had to select something from a menu that I forgot what was about. But just relieved I had them to save my bum
14th May 2019, 12:33 AM |#9  
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