Emergency recovery hell.............

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Lord_BB

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Got my S9 stuck in the "An Error has occurred while updating software. Use Emergency recovery function in Smart Switch PC software" Smart switch wants a recovery code? Never used it or tried to use it until now.

Any chance I can fix this or is this a paper weight that will light up?
 

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So I held the 3 buttons, it quick vibrated and then gave the screen where you volume up to get into DL mode....let reboot again and this hit the volume up and still no DL mode.


So you can get to the first stage of DL mode where it asks you to press Vol up to continue, and when you press Volume up it reboots the phone?


If that is the case you have a problem as Download mode is nothing to do with firmware, it is hard coded, if that's corrupted you'll be needing to send it off for repair I'd think
 
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Wait... What?!? Did i read you right?

From the error screen, what you did was hold vol - home and power. Until you saw screen saying vol up to enter dl mode, but then you kept holding until it rebooted again back too the error, and pressing up their does nothing?

If thats all right, you messed upp.....

Next time, as soon as you get to the screen thay says press vol + the enter dl mode, release everything, wait 5 secs and then press vol + like it says and should enter dl mode normally and you can flash with Odin....

If it wont enter dl mode from that screen, you have seriois issue, but it will never go from the error screen, you just need to hold the buttons on restart from the error to get into dlmode again

Jist an addon: some times ive noticed on some devices, when your at the download mode screen trying to press vol + to enter, somtimes you need to click it a few times for it to grab it, ive had it not work on one oress but work after 3 or 4 repeared ones... Could be sticky buttons but just saying
 
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bunnykons

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Got my S9 stuck in the "An Error has occurred while updating software. Use Emergency recovery function in Smart Switch PC software" Smart switch wants a recovery code? Never used it or tried to use it until now.

Any chance I can fix this or is this a paper weight that will light up?


Were u able to fix it
I got the same problem 2 days back
Were u flashing with odin ?
 

frickin_boy

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I have fixed the problem already

Were u able to fix it
I got the same problem 2 days back
Were u flashing with odin ?

:) I am not an expert but the next thing you will read is what worked with my phone
The model is SM-9600 Galaxy s9 from Mexico with Telcel carrier. I was trying to flash a stock firmware without bloatware so in the middle of the process with odin, something went wrong and FAIL appeared. I got scared and look in every blog but no answer.

Instrucciones en Español abajo.

What it worked for me was:
1.- Download the Smart Switch for PC and update the software if it makes you the require, I think the problem was with the drivers.
2.- Press VOL -, Bixby and Power, you'll get the first screen of DL mode.
3.- Pess VOL+; you will get the Error screen. (You leave it like that)
4.- Run ODIN, and load all the files AP,BL, CP, CSC (you previouly have to download the firmware for you phone. I used Sammobile).
5.- Connect you phone with your PC.
6.- Press Start in ODIN and the cell will be detected and the flash will start and finish in the correct way in the upper left corner with red letters will appear a notice that says "FRP Unlocked" and other stuff.

I Hope this works for you too.

GOOD LUCK:good:

Que tal compañeros que hablan español.
Aquí les va un poco de contexto. Mi telefono es un Galaxy S9 SM-9600, de México y con Telcel. Mi intención era flashear un firmware que estuviera de libre de bloatware de Telcel, así que bajé la versión MXO de Sammobile.
Este proceso ya lo había hecho anteriormente con un Galaxy S6 y recientemente con un Galaxy J6 utilizando la herramienta ODIN.
Todo iba bien hasta que a mitad del proceso algo salió mal y me apareció el letrero de FAIL y se reinició el celular y me salio la infame pantalla de ERROR.

Lo que me funcionó fue lo siguiente.
1.- Descargue Smart Swithc para PC. y lo instale y lo actualicé como me pidió el programa. (Al parecer el problema fueron los controladores del teléfono.
2.- Con el celular desconectado de la PC, presioné los botones de Bixby, VOL - y Power al mismo tiempo. hasta que me apareció la primer pantalla del DL Mode.
3.- Presioné el botón Vol + y vuelve aparecer la pantalla de error (no importa así déjala)
4.-En el programa ODIN cargué los paquetes que vienen con el firmware, AB, BL, CP y CSC.
5.- Conecté el Celular a la PC y le dí Start a ODIN, en ese momento mi celular fue detectado por ODIN y en la pantalla del celular, en la parte superior izquierda sale la leyenda con letras rojas "FRP Unlocked" y dice algo mas pero no recuerdo y entonces comenzó a realizar el Flash del Firmware sin problemas.

Espero que les funcione también.

Buena Suerte. :good:
 
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Z1stCNTRYdgtlBOY

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Odin frozen 75% through flash

*edited down to just instructions by Z1stCNTRYdgtlBOY

1.- Download the Smart Switch for PC and update the software if it makes you the require, I think the problem was with the drivers.
2.- Press VOL -, Bixby and Power, you'll get the first screen of DL mode.
3.- Pess VOL+; you will get the Error screen. (You leave it like that)
4.- Run ODIN, and load all the files AP,BL, CP, CSC (you previouly have to download the firmware for you phone. I used Sammobile).
5.- Connect you phone with your PC.
6.- Press Start in ODIN and the cell will be detected and the flash will start and finish in the correct way in the upper left corner with red letters will appear a notice that says "FRP Unlocked" and other stuff.

I tried to root my SM-G960F/DS following the updated instructions from https://highonandroid.com/android-smartphones/how-to-root-galaxy-s9-or-s9-plus-exynos-supersu/ and got stuck in boot loop (sorry, new user so I can't post hyperlinks yet).

I re-entered download mode, updated to all the latest versions of twrp (3.2.3-0), no-verify-opt-encrypt (6.0), samsung-antiroot-removal (2.4), G965_PIE_Root_for_OEM_issue_devices (5), and Magisk (18.0), but ran into the same bootloop problem.

I then tried to reload samsung's stock 9.0 through smart_switch, but it wouldn't recognize my device. When I enter Emergency Software Recover, the only option it gives me is to recover using a recovery code.

Finally, I tried the instructions above from frickin_boy, but the flash stopped after ~75% completion. This is as far as I can get with it, regardless of which version of the samsung stock I try to flash. Can anyone help me with this?
 

quikt

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Had this happen to my s9. Booted only into emergency mode with smartswitch instructions. Smartswitch didn't work wouldn't take my serial number. While it's in emergency mode Odin will work.
 
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Z1stCNTRYdgtlBOY

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Had this happen to my s9. Booted only into emergency mode with smartswitch instructions. Smartswitch didn't work wouldn't take my serial number. While it's in emergency mode Odin will work.

Just gave it a go from emergency mode instead of download mode. I was able to connect to Odin as you said, but it still stalled out at ~75% complete.
 

quikt

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It may be worth trying same steps but with a different official odin firmware. Oreo or pie
 

Z1stCNTRYdgtlBOY

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I couldn't get any of the previous versions of Odin to work. But I was able to find the 14 Feb version of the firmware (instead of 14 Jan from SamMobile), which flashed correctly.

Latest firmware: https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s9-plus/how-to/official-stock-firmware-thread-samsung-t3764479
 

Stevie1997

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HELPP

Hi

I would like to know how you fixed it. i wanted to flash a rom and it got stucked at "Use the Emergency recovery function in the Smart Switch PC software.". i tried the following instruction but it says "Unsupported device"

HELPPP
 

thecirclethinker

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any ideas on preventing auto reboot every 15 seconds? I got it through the flashing process earlier today, but since the last fail it won't stay on for long enough to flash anything else. I put both the CSC and HOME_CSC file into odin (HOME_CSC in CSC slot, CSC in CP slot..) and it got hung up 3/4 of the way through for a really long time (like at least an hour, likely more), so I cancelled it and tried again which came back failed. Prior to this the message was that it wouldn't run with unauthorized firmware (it had stock firmware, I just did a reset) and now it says to use the emergency recovery. Emergency recovery both doesn't recognize it and also it won't stay on long enough to use anyway. I can sometimes get download mode but it reboots regardless. If it isn't plugged in though, the screen flashes for a fraction of a second but won't turn on. Any help is greatly appreciated!
 

bdub17708

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any ideas on preventing auto reboot every 15 seconds? I got it through the flashing process earlier today, but since the last fail it won't stay on for long enough to flash anything else. I put both the CSC and HOME_CSC file into odin (HOME_CSC in CSC slot, CSC in CP slot..) and it got hung up 3/4 of the way through for a really long time (like at least an hour, likely more), so I cancelled it and tried again which came back failed. Prior to this the message was that it wouldn't run with unauthorized firmware (it had stock firmware, I just did a reset) and now it says to use the emergency recovery. Emergency recovery both doesn't recognize it and also it won't stay on long enough to use anyway. I can sometimes get download mode but it reboots regardless. If it isn't plugged in though, the screen flashes for a fraction of a second but won't turn on. Any help is greatly appreciated!
Did you ever get this issue resolved?? I have the same exact issue with an S7 that was bricked during an odin firmware installation. I've also been looking for an older version of Samsung SmartSwitch. I believe a version older than 4.xx might allow for a specific model in the emergency recovery setup parameters instead of autodetect. Can anyone find that older software?
 

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    I have fixed the problem already

    Were u able to fix it
    I got the same problem 2 days back
    Were u flashing with odin ?

    :) I am not an expert but the next thing you will read is what worked with my phone
    The model is SM-9600 Galaxy s9 from Mexico with Telcel carrier. I was trying to flash a stock firmware without bloatware so in the middle of the process with odin, something went wrong and FAIL appeared. I got scared and look in every blog but no answer.

    Instrucciones en Español abajo.

    What it worked for me was:
    1.- Download the Smart Switch for PC and update the software if it makes you the require, I think the problem was with the drivers.
    2.- Press VOL -, Bixby and Power, you'll get the first screen of DL mode.
    3.- Pess VOL+; you will get the Error screen. (You leave it like that)
    4.- Run ODIN, and load all the files AP,BL, CP, CSC (you previouly have to download the firmware for you phone. I used Sammobile).
    5.- Connect you phone with your PC.
    6.- Press Start in ODIN and the cell will be detected and the flash will start and finish in the correct way in the upper left corner with red letters will appear a notice that says "FRP Unlocked" and other stuff.

    I Hope this works for you too.

    GOOD LUCK:good:

    Que tal compañeros que hablan español.
    Aquí les va un poco de contexto. Mi telefono es un Galaxy S9 SM-9600, de México y con Telcel. Mi intención era flashear un firmware que estuviera de libre de bloatware de Telcel, así que bajé la versión MXO de Sammobile.
    Este proceso ya lo había hecho anteriormente con un Galaxy S6 y recientemente con un Galaxy J6 utilizando la herramienta ODIN.
    Todo iba bien hasta que a mitad del proceso algo salió mal y me apareció el letrero de FAIL y se reinició el celular y me salio la infame pantalla de ERROR.

    Lo que me funcionó fue lo siguiente.
    1.- Descargue Smart Swithc para PC. y lo instale y lo actualicé como me pidió el programa. (Al parecer el problema fueron los controladores del teléfono.
    2.- Con el celular desconectado de la PC, presioné los botones de Bixby, VOL - y Power al mismo tiempo. hasta que me apareció la primer pantalla del DL Mode.
    3.- Presioné el botón Vol + y vuelve aparecer la pantalla de error (no importa así déjala)
    4.-En el programa ODIN cargué los paquetes que vienen con el firmware, AB, BL, CP y CSC.
    5.- Conecté el Celular a la PC y le dí Start a ODIN, en ese momento mi celular fue detectado por ODIN y en la pantalla del celular, en la parte superior izquierda sale la leyenda con letras rojas "FRP Unlocked" y dice algo mas pero no recuerdo y entonces comenzó a realizar el Flash del Firmware sin problemas.

    Espero que les funcione también.

    Buena Suerte. :good:
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    Had this happen to my s9. Booted only into emergency mode with smartswitch instructions. Smartswitch didn't work wouldn't take my serial number. While it's in emergency mode Odin will work.