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androidfr33k

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I don't know of anyone who software bricked their Nexus. I don't know if we have the NVidia SBK required to communicate with the N7.

So whether we could JTAG or nvflash in apx mode in either case we would need the secure bootloader key in theory? Can't the SBK be retrieved if the device is unlocked?

I wonder if there is a way to clone all the partitions through nvflash as a way to restore a hard bricked fastboot bootloader?
 
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anwar726

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Dear Adam
My samsung I8262 (GT-I8262 Samsung Galaxy Core) is bricked accidently .
now its totaly dead and nothing happen when i have tryed to power
key... i also tryed with usb jig but nothing happen i also tryed the
three combo keys like VOLdown+home+power key but handset is not going
in download mode and also not detecting by my computer via USB DATA
cable
I need help regarding to same
Technical info is
Microprocessor,-Chipset
CPU_Clock: 1200 MHz
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8225
Browse devices based on Snapdragon MSM8225
Width;of+Machine:Word: 32 bit
CPU-Core: 2x ARM Cortex-A5
Instruction_Set: ARMv7-A
Software;Environment
Embedded:eek:perating_System: Google Android 4.1.2
Browse devices running this OS
Operating-System:Kernel: Linux
Memory,;Storage_capacity
RAM_type: LPDDR2 SDRAM
RAM+capacity: 1024 MiB
ROM_type: Flash EEPROM
ROM-capacity: 7630 MiB
ROM+capacity+in+bytes: 8 GB (billion bytes)

Brand: Samsung
Browse Samsung devices
Manufacturer: Samsung Electronics
Browse all devices manufactured by Samsung Electronics
Hardware:Designer: Samsung Electronics
Release:Date: May, 2013
Physical+Attributes
Dimensions
(width x height x depth): 67.6 x 129.3 x 8.95 millimetres
2.7 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches
Bounding;Volume: 78.2 cubecentimetres
Mass: 124 grams (battery included)


PLEASE PLEASE & PLEASE GIVE ME THE UNBRICK SOLUTION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
THANKS & REGARDS
ANWAR SAYED
FROM BEED MAHARASHATRA INDIA
IF u WANT TO TALK ME MY CONTACT NUMBER IS : +919028943409

Thanks Again to reading My E-mail


Sorry for the POOR english. LOL
 
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machv5

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Sep 4, 2012
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Drunken Duncan
I have an SGH-I727r that can only be seen by QHUSB Download mode can I do the Unbrickable mod on it?
I noticed an S2 in the list someplace but not my exact model.
If so do you know the location of the correct resistor I need to remove and any related pins that I need to be soldering. I can send a picture of my board if necessary. I have seen other pictures of what my board should look like for the jtag but it doesn't seem to resemble the photos I have seen. It's a Rogers Canada model (hence the 'r' I think?)
Thank you

Without XDA I'd still be using a hammer to crack open a phone
 
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ukayani

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Oct 24, 2011
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Dead Galaxy Tab (SGH-T849)

Hey:

I have a dead Samsung Galaxy Tab SGH-T849 (T-Mobile). My son washed it to clean it up :/ I was initially booting but in loop. so I tried to install a new custom rom and it went completely dead.

I showed it to a couple of techs but they said the motherboard/ main board is bust and will have to be replaced.

I was wondering that by any chance you would have a spare working motherboard for this unit or maybe can help in any way.

Thank you.
 

machv5

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Sep 4, 2012
145
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Drunken Duncan
I have an SGH-I727r that can only be seen by QHUSB Download mode can I do the Unbrickable mod on it?
I noticed an S2 in the list someplace but not my exact model.
If so do you know the location of the correct resistor I need to remove and any related pins that I need to be soldering. I can send a picture of my board if necessary. I have seen other pictures of what my board should look like for the jtag but it doesn't seem to resemble the photos I have seen. It's a Rogers Canada model (hence the 'r' I think?)
Thank you

Without XDA I'd still be using a hammer to crack open a phone

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MWTTRON

Member
Apr 27, 2012
49
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I have an SGH-I777 and an SCH-I535 that I stupidly flashed CWM 4.3 and a 4.3 ROM two weeks ago. Something didn't install correctly as two weeks later they both are soft bricked. The SGH-I777 will go to download mode but my computer wont find anything but the very basic driver (Casual) from Samsung. If I press the power button I get the Samsung Error Message saying an update messed up and to run Emergency Recover in Keis. I try to run it but it freezes at about 30% and then nothing.
The I535 boots to download immediately but the computer wont find any driver. It says it is unrecognizable!
I am not good with linux but good with Old DOS and windows(fair) so I understand the basics just not the specifics.
I tried the one click Heimdall but it didn't find the right driver...
I need HELP!! Anything you can suggest would be greatly appreciated!
 

jinhazel

New member
Nov 9, 2013
1
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Hi,

does anyone have a working link of the patched LG 3d P920 CM 7.2.0 that is posted by sir dragonzkiller?
here is his thread. the link is dead and I can't find any reference to a working one. I hope somebody can help. thank you.
hxxp://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1442803&page=248
 

akarsh007

Member
Nov 18, 2013
6
0
Dear Adam
My samsung I8262 (GT-I8262 Samsung Galaxy Core) is bricked accidently .
now its totaly dead and nothing happen when i have tryed to power
key... i also tryed with usb jig but nothing happen i also tryed the
three combo keys like VOLdown+home+power key but handset is not going
in download mode and also not detecting by my computer via USB DATA
cable
I need help regarding to same
Technical info is
Microprocessor,-Chipset
CPU_Clock: 1200 MHz
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8225
Browse devices based on Snapdragon MSM8225
Width;of+Machine:Word: 32 bit
CPU-Core: 2x ARM Cortex-A5
Instruction_Set: ARMv7-A
Software;Environment
Embedded:eek:perating_System: Google Android 4.1.2
Browse devices running this OS
Operating-System:Kernel: Linux
Memory,;Storage_capacity
RAM_type: LPDDR2 SDRAM
RAM+capacity: 1024 MiB
ROM_type: Flash EEPROM
ROM-capacity: 7630 MiB
ROM+capacity+in+bytes: 8 GB (billion bytes)

Brand: Samsung
Browse Samsung devices
Manufacturer: Samsung Electronics
Browse all devices manufactured by Samsung Electronics
Hardware:Designer: Samsung Electronics
Release:Date: May, 2013
Physical+Attributes
Dimensions
(width x height x depth): 67.6 x 129.3 x 8.95 millimetres
2.7 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches
Bounding;Volume: 78.2 cubecentimetres
Mass: 124 grams (battery included)


PLEASE PLEASE & PLEASE GIVE ME THE UNBRICK SOLUTION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
THANKS & REGARDS
ANWAR SAYED
FROM BEED MAHARASHATRA INDIA
IF u WANT TO TALK ME MY CONTACT NUMBER IS : +919028943409

Thanks Again to reading My E-mail


Sorry for the POOR english. LOL

hi i am also stuck in the same situation, did u find and method getting ur phone back:confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
 

juno106

Member
Nov 12, 2012
48
2
Hi ADAM

IS UNBRICKABLE MOD POSSIBLE NOW FOR "SAMSUNG GALAXY S2 GT-I9100"? So many of them are hard bricked now and waiting for help.Mine just died, few days ago :(

Please respond if there is a way to fix dead Galaxy S2

Thank you in advance
 

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    We now have the ability to make all devices with Hummingbird processors into "Super-Dev Phones". I just need a single dead board from each model to locate the proper modification. It can be water-damaged, broken, busted, cracked, smacked, set on fire, chewed on by your dog, dropped, thrown against a wall, or otherwise inoperable. I need a mainboard from each device to make this work.

    If you wish to donate a dead device, post here, send a PM, or email me at my username @gmail.com

    We can bring this modification to every device with the same processor, we just need to perform analysis before you can set up your device for bootloader development, or resurrect them from a hard-bricked state with nothing but software after a slight hardware mod.

    We need to locate the xOM5 pin on following devices before they can be modified into UnBrickable Super-Development devices:
    SGH-i896 Samsung Captivate UnBrickable thanks: bulletproof
    SGH-i897 Samsung Captivate UnBrickable thanks: bulletproof
    GT-i9000 Samsung SGS UnBrickable thanks: Zak Stinson
    S8500 Samsung Wave Plans Available thanks: Rebellos
    S8530 Samsung Wave II Plans Available thanks: Rebellos
    SPH-D700 Samsung Epic 4G Plans Available thanks: James I-----
    SGH-i997 Samsung Infuse 4G UnBrickable thanks pdx 528e
    SGH-T959 Samsung Vibrant UnBrickable thanks: ChauncyG
    SGH-T959V Samsung GalaxyS 4G UnBrickable thanks: bhundven
    SGH-T849 Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 inch
    GT-P1000 Samsung Galaxy Tab UnBrickable Thanks F50+
    GT-P100 Samsung Sprint Galaxy Tab UnBrickable
    SCH-i800 Samsung Verison/US Cellular Galaxy Tab 7.0 UnBrickable
    SHW-M180 Samsung Galaxy Tab
    GT-i9010 Samsung Giorgio Armani Galaxy
    T839 Samsung Sidekick 4g UnBrickable
    SCH-i500 Samsung Fascinate UnBrickable thanks: RootzWiki
    SCH-i520 Samsung Droid Charge USB OTG port issue thanks: Clarkkent434
    7e ViewSonic ViewPad
    R90L200 Pandigital 9" tablet
    SGH-i987 Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0
    SGH-T849 T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0
    GT-P1000N Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0
    SGH-i877 Samsung Inspiration
    GT-I9020 Google Nexus S GSM - Failed -
    GT-I9023 Google Nexus S CDMA - USB OTG port issue - Modification located, but CDMA gets in the way of USB OTG

    GT-P1010 Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Wi-Fi 16GB
    M9 Meizu
    SC-01C NTT DoCoMo Galaxy Tab 7.0
    X10 Viliv HSPA 32GB
    X7 Viliv HSPA 32GB
    SCH-i400 Samsung Continuum
    M9300 Kyocera Echo
    YP-G1CW Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.0 8GB
    SGH-T759 Samsung Exhibit 4G
    yp-g70 Samsung galaxy s wifi 50 2
    YP-G70EW Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 16GB
    YP-GB70NW Samsung Galaxy Player 70 32GB
    SCH-I500 Samsung Galaxy S Mesmerize
    YP-MB2 Samsung Yepp / Galaxy Touch 32GB
    GT-I9088 Samsung Galaxy S
    YP-GB1EW Samsung Galaxy Player
    16GBH-I909 Samsung Galaxy S Pro Galaxy S
    SCH-W899 Samsung phone
    SCH-R910 Samsung Galaxy Indulge / Forte\
    MID8024-4G Coby Kyros 8"
    MID7022-4G Coby Kyros 7"
    MID1024-4G Coby Kyros 10.1


    Just about anything with a Samsung processor in it.. There's so many
    devices. These are the most common ones we are targeting.


    Once I have received any of the above boards, I will attempt one of the following tricks to find out where the xOM5 resistor lies. Please understand that there is ALWAYS risk while working on electronics. I have done several of these sucessfully.

    Methods for locating modificaton
    1. Monitor memory locations in real-time while using the viewmem tool for changes to the OM registers. This only works on a rooted and working device. I can short high from behind a 10kohm pull-up resistor to a low value which is pulled down from a 100kOhm pull-down reistor. This will allow the high to counteract the low and a memory location can be monitored while performing this operation. This leaves the device totally operational and is the best way to perform this type of analysis, but is only accessible on some devices

    2. Using overlays and processor pinouts, I can trace out likely locations of the xOM5 resistor, make a modification, and watch the results from the SBL over UART. This leaves the device totally operational.

    3. Using relative positioning, I can pick a resistor, make a change and test for proper modifiction. This leaves the device totally operational.

    4. Using a multimeter, I can remove the processor from a device and trace out the pins manually. This method is only appropriate for a broken device.


    As an additional benefeit, we may be able to port the Nexus S bootloaders to the device, allowing for the latest version of Android to be ported easily to the device... After that, Ubuntu, Apple iOS, WP7, you name it...

    Let me get into some of the technical details here... If you're not technical, jump to the end.
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    Pure and simple, this is a hardware exploit which allows direct upload of code to run on the S5PC110/Hummingbird/Cortex A8 platform. Samsung's chain of trust(CoT) model uses hardware to authenticate the Integrated Read-Only Memory (IROM), which authenticates the initial bootloader (IBL), which authenticates the Primitive Bootloader(PBL)... The IROM,IBL, and PBL are all loaded in IRAM, the PBL's job is to initialize Dynamic RAM(DRAM) and authenticate/load the Secondary bootloader(SBL AKA BL3), which loads a kernel, which loads the operating system you see on-screen.

    This is a two part hack. We've developed a hardware modification which allows USB download of code. We've also developed the Hummingbird Interceptor bootloader(HIBL) which intercepts the CoT and allows a second, unsigned download. The HIBL uses official code to handle authentication, which jumps to another memory location. It's this memory location where we place our exploit. Our exploit reuses the same code that downloads the HIBL to IRAM, but it initializes DRAM which means you can directly upload a SBL(the final bootloader) to DRAM.

    So once again.. really quick... We use a hardware mod to download Rebellos' HIBL, which violates the Chain of Trust, exploits a memory jump and allows unsigned code to run on the processor. All this means you can revive a dead phone easily or try out other operating systems and debug easily, regardless of signature checking on the device.
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    The first part is the hardware modification so things can be tested without risk. Please help out if you have a dead device. I can make constructive use of it, or you can PM me for instructions. Either way, that old junked device you have can help out millions of people.

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    Made sticky for the time being

    @all
    If you don´t have any of the requested stuff please stay away from cluttering the thread, all non related posts such as "great idea!" and so will be deleted and re-incidence could lead to a ban
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    Added Fascinate to the UnBrickable List. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1288162

    The owner of RootzWiki gave me a Fascinate yesterday at the Big Android BBQ. I was able to locate the modification, gather together firmware and make an entire solution available within 24 hours.

    UART: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1287780
    UnBrickable Mod: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1288093
    How to: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1288162
    One-Click software update: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1288130

    This is a worlds first for the Fascinate. Never before has there been a method of unbricking a Fascinate. I didn't even have to destroy it! I'm pretty happy about that.
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    Yes, it's incredible that a device that sold more than 14 millions units still doesn't have this feature... but in the other hand, if my Galaxy S get bricked, I'd try to repair it, don't you think? :D
    A donation could be better... We donate a small amount of money, the devs buy a Galaxy S (bricked, new, whatever) and they start working :cool:
    I'm also looking forward to try WP7!

    I could manage that if you wanted to start a donation fund... just ensure everyone who donates posts in the thread, and mentions that they donated. and I will acknoledge that I received the money so that everyone knows there's nothing shadey going on. Then I would keep everyone updated so that they know where their money is going. I'm not too keen on "asking for money", however if you wanted to start that thread, then I'll play along and buy a busted i9000 from e-bay.

    Or you could simply send me a device, and I can put it back together, send it back, then you can say.. OMG WHT HAPPND?!?! The processor came off! lol... i'm not recommending this... but hey.. it might work.
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    So maybe u can run iOS on samsung, or WP7 on iPhone?
    Or i misunderstand?

    Let me break this down... This modification means you can NEVER brick your phone. You have to physically destroy it. There's no firmware which can ruin the phone. You simply plug it in and run this tool..
    2s78isk.png

    This tool is still a work in progress. It requires a Linux machine (or linux Virtual machine) in order to run. However, it works, and it works well. This tool will work for:
    SGH-i897
    SGH-i896
    SGH-i9000
    SGH-i9010
    SGH-i997
    GT-P1000
    T959... We will need to write another tool for other devices.

    What this allows is for debugging of entire operating systems without any risk. For example, I installed BADA Bootloaders to my device last night with one of the guys from the BadaDroid project (they're working on porting Android to Bada). My device totally crapped when it saw that firmware, but it gave detailed logging messages about GPIOs. It would be possible to take that firmware and rewrite it to work with our devices, and it basically eliminates that "what if I screw something up" $600 barrier that prevents porting of other operating systems to our devices.

    After I flashed Bada bootloaders with the tool above, I simply pulled the battery out, put it back in, connected to USB, used the tool above and it put my phone back into Odin download mode, at which point I reflashed the device.

    We need to spread this mod to all the devices. Currently we have SGH-i897 mod done.