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[GUIDE] SoftBricked?? I'll Show You How to UnBrick It!

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By alphadog32, Senior Member on 27th December 2011, 11:40 PM
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HELLO EVERYONE!

This is how to UnBrick the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II.

Make Sure you Never UnPlug the USB Cable While Flashing!

YOU WILL NEED:
Odin 1.85
USB Drivers
T-Mobile Stock 2.3.6
T-Mobile Stock 4.0.3

You must be really nervous right now. DON'T WORRY! THE MORE YOU STRESS, THE MOST LIKELY YOU WILL MESS UP!

Let's get down to business!

1. Relax, and focus on what you are doing.

2. Now try to put your phone to Download Mode.


A. Take out and put back in the battery. Then, hold Vol + and Vol - , now plug in USB and you will get to this screen.



Then, you must press Vol +, and your in Download Mode!



B. Find a G2x USB and check if it puts in download mode while its off. If it doesn't, you will need to use a USB JIG.

IF NON OF THIS OPTIONS WORK, AND YOUR PHONE DOESN'T BOOT, YOU HAVE HARD BRICKED YOUR DEVICE. TO PROVE THIS HAPPENED, PLUG IN YOUR DEVICE AND SEE WHAT THE DEVICE NAME IS ON YOUR PC. SHOULD SAY SOMETHING ABOUT QUALCOMM BOOTLOADERS.


2. Once your in Download Mode, open up Odin 1.85 (Make sure you installed the drivers!) Once in Odin 1.85, Check PDA and look for the downloaded:
T989UVKL1_HOME_SGH-T989user_CL799405_REV00.tar.md5 for 2.3.6.
Tmobile LE1 ICS FULL ROM for 4.0.3.






3. Press Start!

4. Once it's done, it should look like this.




Now, it should reboot to recovery and delete cache and data. Then, it will boot.

Your now on stock, if this didn't work for you, write in the comments, What device you have (T989D or T989) if it went to Download Mode, and what didn't work!

HOW TO ROOT YOUR PHONE
1) Download This Recovery : ClockworkMod TOUCH 5.5.0.4
2) Download The SU Files : SU Files + Superuser
3) Flash SU Files In Recovery.
4) ENJOY
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28th December 2011, 12:10 AM |#2  
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Thanks for your time, this useful. Maybe they could check the battery, before anything. For a real noob guide, add in download links for drivers, odin, and files, etc.
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28th December 2011, 12:28 AM |#3  
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Thanks for this good job.If I can suggest also putting 2.3.5 stock zip up.It is easy to root with superonclick.Then flash a 2.3.6 ROM of your choosing.thanks again.
Edit:eek:r I guess you can just flash recovery then flash a 2.3.6 rooted ROM to get your root.
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28th December 2011, 12:52 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by asapelectric

Thanks for your time, this useful. Maybe they could check the battery, before anything. For a real noob guide, add in download links for drivers, odin, and files, etc.

ummmmm... check the download links ! xD
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This should be stickied.

Sent from my SGH-T989 using XDA App
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This should be stickied.

Sent from my SGH-T989 using XDA App

Yay!(:
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28th December 2011, 04:38 AM |#7  
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Unfortunately none of these methods here work if you are unfortunate enough to have the black screen and it won't go into download mode, recovery or boot. That my friends is a true brick.
28th December 2011, 05:08 AM |#8  
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Unfortunately none of these methods here work if you are unfortunate enough to have the black screen and it won't go into download mode, recovery or boot. That my friends is a true brick.

That happened to me, somehow the G2x USB saved my phone.
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That happened to me, somehow the G2x USB saved my phone.

Know of where to buy a real oem usb cable?

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The odin pix you have is Odin 3. (Android+SLP) but the the odin 1.85 that is in OP is not the same, after downloading, it shows EPIC 4G and not the same on the op. the pix in the op is the odin i use for vibrant. did i dl the the right odin 1.85?
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The odin pix you have is Odin 3. (Android+SLP) but the the odin 1.85 that is in OP is not the same, after downloading, it shows EPIC 4G and not the same on the op. the pix in the op is the odin i use for vibrant. did i dl the the right odin 1.85?

Its not supposed to look the same, just to show you how it kinda lloks
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