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How to unbrick hard-brick Galaxy devices

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By shreyasharusia, Member on 12th June 2011, 02:44 PM
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If your phone doesn’t boot into download mode and you have a black screen after flashing froyo heres how you unbrick it, it worked for me.

Step 1 – Prepare odin with the firmware u want to flash and get it ready to go;

Step 2 – Remove battery, SIM and SD card, next connect your galaxy to the computer;

Step 3 – Hold Volume down + Power + Home button at the same time;

Step 4 – Insert the battery and wait a bit;

Step 5 – At this point Odin should have detected your galaxy ( Yellow rectangle should appear in your odin );

Step 6 – Click Start button in Odin and wait about 5 min.

If all goes well it should come back to life.

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12th June 2011, 04:56 PM |#2  
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Are you sure about this? Ive heard that black screen=trashed bootloader=need Riffbox to resurrect . I dont belive that you are cheating people here,its awesome if this works!
12th June 2011, 05:23 PM |#3  
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Maybe some1 can hardbrick his/her phone so we can test it
I don't think this works when your bootloader is damaged.
That's the one that makes you boot into download-mode when you hold the 3-btn combo.
12th June 2011, 09:26 PM |#4  
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This works because it wasn't actually a hard brick (in that the bootloaders are damaged) and step 5 proves this (Odin would find nothing to communicate with). It's not common, but having download mode and recovery not work at first does happen at times.

Which is why the first recommendation someone who reports a bricked phone without download mode is to remove the battery for a period of time before replacing it and trying it again, which often fixes it in such cases.

I believe the act of removing the battery in your steps likely did the same thing with the rest being largely unnecessary/placebo.
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13th June 2011, 06:30 AM |#5  
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This work with my galaxy 3. 4 days ago a flashed the galaxy fit rom on my galaxy 3.

Whoa my phone bricked i can go in to download mode via 3 button combo.

Then I removed the battery ,sim,sd card.Then reinserted it but not battery .

then i keep pressing the both volume button and connected my phone to pc and ready the odin and then reinserted the battery.Then i was shocked that odin detected the phone but i cant see the download screen.then i start odin.it started and then i wait till it says pass .when it says pass my phone was back to life.Now i am having the access the download mode also .
13th June 2011, 06:51 AM |#6  
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We should start wearing helmets with how loosely the term brick is being thrown around.

If you can revive the phone, it was never a brick in the first place.
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21st October 2011, 06:32 PM |#7  
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this isnt working!!!!!!..................................... ...................tried with odin ...but nothing happened ...it stucks at setup connection and thats all..plzz help.......................this rom manager also bricked my gfit!!...
21st October 2011, 09:25 PM |#8  
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Bad, bad, bad rom manager. Have you punished it? Ugly rom manager, jumped into your phone without your knowledge, awful.
now buy the jig from eBay, and submit invoice to this guy, who put ROM manager on your phone.
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21st October 2011, 11:46 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by ptyo

this isnt working!!!!!!..................................... ...................tried with odin ...but nothing happened ...it stucks at setup connection and thats all..plzz help.......................this rom manager also bricked my gfit!!...

You sure do like dots. . . .

Anyway, while it's stuck at "Setup Connection", take the battery and unplug the USB-cable. Don't touch at Odin, leave it at "Setup Connection". Now insert the battery back and go to download mode, then plug the USB-cable.

If it doesn't work, try Odin with some other PC.

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23rd October 2011, 01:49 AM |#10  
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how can you hard brick ur phone?
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11th November 2011, 08:54 AM |#11  
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thanks for sharing this bro. it works well for my hard bricked phone.

i'm using i9003. hv to make a few attempts only can get this right. not easy to hold down 3 buttons and push in the battery.
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