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** [GUIDE] FIX AND RESCUE YOUR VIBRICK + ODIN SUPPORT! N00b Friendly **

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By draikz, Senior Member on 23rd November 2010, 05:05 AM
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Fixing so-called "Bricks"/Odin Errors
This guide is open to contribution/editing/correcting
I DO REALIZE THAT MOST OF THESE LINKS ARE BROKEN, PLEASE SCAN THE THREAD TO FIND UPDATED LINK. I'M NOT VERY ACTIVE ANYMORE, SORRY!
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BOOT CYCLE
This is where you get the annoying Samsung Screen/Galaxy S screen.

DOWNLOAD REQUIRED (CREDITS TO Woodrube):
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JFD ODIN Images from Samsung (PDA)
Stock JFD Image

512 PIT File (PIT Extract first!)
Stock 512Pit

ODIN
Odin3_v1.0.exe.zip

1. Get into Download Mode (WITH THE PHONE PLUGGED IN) by following the steps below
*Turn off the phone until you get to the charging battery screen (keep in mind, your phone is currently PLUGGED IN)
*Press volume up and down, and power all at once.
*As soon as the screen turns black, release your power button.


2. Unplug phone from USB

3. Open Odin (in Administrator if you're running W7 or Vista), try one of the ones I attached to this post, at least one of them is bound to work, some don't work for me, but works for others, some doesn't work for others, but works for me, whatever floats your boat

4. Load in the files into Odin that you have downloaded from above Just load in the files corresponding to the text field.

DO NOT CHECK REPARTITION.

5. Plug in your phone with the DL mode

6. Click start and wait for the magic



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NO-BOOT PHONES
This is where your phone does NOT turn on, no combo of buttons works and power button does nothing.
DO THIS ONLY WHEN YOU PLUG IN YOUR PHONE AND NOTHING SHOWS UP ON THE SCREEN!!! If else, follow the steps from above.

This method is basically same as above, EXCEPT the way you get into Download Mode as your phone is HARD BROKEN.

1. Download all the files required in the "
BOOT CYCLE" section of this post.

2. Remove everything from your phone (SD card, sim, battery).

3. Plug your phone into your computer WITHOUT the battery, as you have already taken it out in the last step.

4. Press and HOLD vol. up and vol. down.

5. As you are HOLDING these buttons, reattach your battery.

6. You should be in Download Mode.

7. Unplug phone from USB

8. Follow steps 4-8 from the
"BOOT CYCLE" section.


Troubleshooting:
-Odin stuck at some random process?
*Switch to another odin
*Make sure you did NOT check repartition, if you did, just repeat all the steps over again, except for the downloading parts, obviously.

-Phone not responsive?
*Try "
NO-BOOT PHONES"section of this guide

-Phone stuck at Galaxy S logo screen?
*Put it in to DL mode, and run Odin again, it's just a bad install.

-All three ODIN is nonfunctional, stuck or giving "FAILED" errors?
*DO NOT CLOSE ODIN ONCE IT HAS FAILED!
*Unplug your phone
*Replug in your phone, get it into DL mode

* Unplug once it is in DL mode
*Replug and ODIN should recognize your phone
*Leave all the settings the same, then click "Start" again.


-Cannot get into download mode using the method I listed? Use the method(s) below:
Soldering Method
More methods coming soon


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I know how much of a pain posting in the Q/A section can be and the wait time is pretty bad, so if you need help regarding UNBRICKING and ONLY UNBRICKING feel free to post in here.

Hope you enjoy, this is my first guide, please don't flame. Any comments or suggestion is suggest, or if you have your own method I'll also post it

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-Steven
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23rd November 2010, 06:01 AM |#2  
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Nice Guide! One thing I noticed is that the color is overdone and instead of helping with reading it has the opposite effect. Made everything look semi-messy and crowded.
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23rd November 2010, 06:18 AM |#3  
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good guide..
one question though, the PIT file is the one for the Tmobile JFD file. would that affect any unlocked vibrant? I mean, would it lock the phone back to Tmo??

thanks for sharing,
Cheers
23rd November 2010, 07:12 AM |#4  
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I thought there's no fix to a phone which is really BRICKED? oh well, everything's possible at this time.
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23rd November 2010, 07:25 AM |#5  
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Please be more descriptive in your terms of "brick(ed)". The term bricked is meant that your phone isb rendered COMPLETELY & UTTERLY USELESS, FOREVER! The phone will never get used again... Hence.... Brick!?

I like the guide just think it would better off with more descriptive details of what caused the phone to boot loop or not boot.
23rd November 2010, 12:59 PM |#6  
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Ok let me fix up the terms when I get home. I don't think you can ever make the vibrant utterly useless haha. Android phones are nearly impossible to brick

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23rd November 2010, 01:01 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by angel6677

good guide..
one question though, the PIT file is the one for the Tmobile JFD file. would that affect any unlocked vibrant? I mean, would it lock the phone back to Tmo??

thanks for sharing,
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I'm not too sure as I do not have an unlocked phone myself and was wrong the same thing a few days back.


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23rd November 2010, 02:03 PM |#8  
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Is there a fix for the brick where the phone does not turn on at all amd does not even respond to the usb in the phone like for example plugging in the phone a wall charger and not even a grey battery or a little circle symbol?

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23rd November 2010, 02:07 PM |#9  
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Yeah, read the info under the "HARD BRICK" section Good luck, it should work as that also happened to me, I had it fixed with the method I listed up there.

If you need help or some questions answered during the process, I'll be online for another hour or so, or just PM me
23rd November 2010, 04:28 PM |#10  
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OP. Can you add the soldering option as well? Would be good to have it in here. Added this Guide to the WIKI.
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OP. Can you add the soldering option as well? Would be good to have it in here. Added this Guide to the WIKI.

Will do and thanks for the add

Now off to find the soldering guide x]
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