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[Q] Bricked S7582

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By yourpolicyrocks, Junior Member on 9th June 2014, 03:25 AM
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Hi everyone,

I unnecessarily set myself up for a lot of trouble with the S7582 (Samsung Galaxy Duos) and am now trying to get out of it (but my hopes are dimming).

I installed "Chainfire 3D" on my phone, not realizing that it was meant for Android 2, but not for Android 4. As a result, the phone will not boot anymore now. I tried to recover via ADB, but since I didn't have USB debugging enabled, I am getting an "unauthorized" error message.

Any more ideas? I read somewhere that "authorization" is only necessary with Android 4.2 and up, so I am wondering if I might be able to get my hands on a compatible Android 4.1 version, e.g. for the S7562, but then again I don't want to destroy the phone even further. I am assuming that at this point, wiping it all and returning it to factory settings would still work, but that would still be pretty bad because it would also mean wiping several important phone numbers and some other data which I will not be able to recover otherwise.

Any help/advice would be highly appreciated!
9th June 2014, 12:51 PM |#2  
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I am currently downloading a stock version of the regular S7582 firmware, and plan to install it via Recovery (from zip file on external SD). I am hoping that this will remove the problematic drivers from /system while keeping my /data partition.

Another issue is that I rooted my phone following instructions on a certain website, and I went through the instructions to set USB debug mode and install CWM recovery. Yet, when I boot into recovery mode, I can only see stock recovery with very limited options, plus, when I try to connect via adb, I get a "device unauthorized" error with no available options to confirm on my phone.

I am wondering at this point if, before flashing a full rom, I would be better off trying to reinstall CWM recovery. Needless to say, I would only try this if it doesn't wipe my phone (unfortunately, I could not find any info on this).

Once again, any help greatly appreciated.
9th June 2014, 09:39 PM |#3  
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In case anyone else encounters a similar problem - I ended up reflashing CWM recovery via Odin. That didn't wipe any data.

Next I used adb to rename the Chainfire libraries according to these instructions:

Phone working again - ton of time lost, but no data.
9th June 2014, 09:46 PM |#4  
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