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Peteragent5

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Jan 1, 2012
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How to Unbrick Samsung Galaxy Gio​

If your phone doesn’t boot into download mode and you have a black screen after flashing anything wrong. Here's how you unbrick it; worked for me :)

==Method 1:==
  1. Prepare ODIN with the firmware you want to flash (in my case was Gingerbread 2.3.4) and get it ready to go.
    -
  2. Remove battery, wait for a bit. Insert battery again.
    -
  3. Flash a recovery with your specific filesystem (EXT4 or RFS)-(If you have EXT4, download ext4 only, don't get ext4+rfs)
    -
  4. Enter recovery & Wipe | Format:
    • System
    • Data
    • Cache
    • Dalvik Cache
  5. Have ODIN ready. Connect phone to PC.
    -
  6. Reboot to Download Mode
    Hold Volume down + Power + Home button at the same time.
    -
  7. At this point Odin should have detected your Galaxy Gio (Yellow rectangle should appear).
    -
  8. Insert the Stock Rom or Custom Rom.
    -
  9. Click Start button in Odin and wait about 5 min.
    -
  10. Reboot and wait :)

If all goes well it should come back to life. :D
If not, repeat the steps above ^ (Atleast 2x)

Download ODIN 4.42

Download OPS Only

Download DRIVER Only


==Method 2==

Here's a video using a USB Jig to Unbrick
nggabi said:
if u brick with rom manager you can use only jtag box.
www.jtagbox.com/


==Method 3==

You can try: One-Click UnBrick by AdamOutler

====================

Detailed procedure using ODIN HERE

==List of Stock Roms for GIO==
Password: samfirmware.com
OR
Password: sampro.pl
 
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iok1

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Feb 24, 2012
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Helsingborg
Recovery mode and the download does not turn on my phone is not charging will not load in this case is, this process recovers the phone with Kies was updating the brick?

thank you

It was hard to understand but did you mean: "Recovery mode and download mode does not work on my phone. It's not charging in this case. Does this process unbrick the phone with kies?"

Still hard to understand what you mean, did you brick your phone when trying to install clockworkmod?
 

Martin Riggs(Yunus)

Senior Member
Feb 14, 2012
70
42
Istanbul
It was hard to understand but did you mean: "Recovery mode and download mode does not work on my phone. It's not charging in this case. Does this process unbrick the phone with kies?"

Still hard to understand what you mean, did you brick your phone when trying to install clockworkmod?


No, I never turn on my phone:(. charge can not:confused: Kies program and installing the official 2.3.6 TUR after download article but the phone does not open:(
 

CoreWolf

Senior Member
Oct 2, 2010
310
321
Pyongyang
This thread is useless without this info:
Howto brick a gio
1. Erase efs and bootloader partition
2. Have fun!:(

Sent from my hexacore rooted toaster with xdatoast premium
 

jaibobro

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How to Unbrick Samsung Galaxy Gio

If your phone doesn’t boot into download mode and you have a black screen after flashing Froyo or GB here's how you unbrick it, it worked for me :).

Step 1 – Prepare odin with the firmware u want to flash (in my case was gingerbread 2.3.4) and get it ready to go;

Step 2 – Remove battery, SIM and SD card, next connect your Galaxy Gio 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 SG Gio ( Yellow rectangle should appear);

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

If all goes well it should come back to life. :):D
If not, enter the Stock Recovery and Wipe Data and Cache, then repeat the steps above ^

For a detailed procedure using ODIN look HERE

List of Stock Roms for GIO

Grab this tool to flash the stock ROM:
ODIN Multi Downloader v4.42
OPS File: GIO_v1.0.ops
Driver: GIO_Driver
Or to Download Odin and Gio.ops only (No Driver Included) Download HERE

PS. The correct Asia Gingerbread firmware is this one:
S5660DXKT4

Password: samfirmware.com
OR
Password: sampro.pl
well mine its not thata bad , i did the flash with odin but it keeps restarting , start image then goes back to logo and so on , what can ido? thanks
 

WietsedeVries

Senior Member
Dec 28, 2011
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That's good!
As in: your phone still has life!! :)
Does stock Rom work for you? Reflash it but you MUST wipe Data and Cache using the STOCK recovery before you reflash Stock!! :)
Remember to follow flashing instructions posted by the Dev! :D
I have stock now on it, but I haven't wiped Data and Cache with the stock recovery, because I use CWM. This afternoon I will try to do it with the stock recovery.
 

WietsedeVries

Senior Member
Dec 28, 2011
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Now I have wiped everything with the stock recovery, and then I tried to install the stock rom. I still have the bootloop. I really don't understand it. It has to work...

//When I click on "test redbend fota[FS]" in the stock recovery I get this error:
-- Update from RB Fota
E:failed to mount /data (invalid argument)
E:install_fota:Can't unmount /data
Can't mount data partition ...
Installation aborted
 
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voetbalremco

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Jan 6, 2012
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any options if I can;t get into recovery, boot, and odin is stuck at downloading the first file in any .tar.md5 ?

kinda bricked my phone, odin doesn't do anything.
 

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    How to Unbrick Samsung Galaxy Gio​

    If your phone doesn’t boot into download mode and you have a black screen after flashing anything wrong. Here's how you unbrick it; worked for me :)

    ==Method 1:==
    1. Prepare ODIN with the firmware you want to flash (in my case was Gingerbread 2.3.4) and get it ready to go.
      -
    2. Remove battery, wait for a bit. Insert battery again.
      -
    3. Flash a recovery with your specific filesystem (EXT4 or RFS)-(If you have EXT4, download ext4 only, don't get ext4+rfs)
      -
    4. Enter recovery & Wipe | Format:
      • System
      • Data
      • Cache
      • Dalvik Cache
    5. Have ODIN ready. Connect phone to PC.
      -
    6. Reboot to Download Mode
      Hold Volume down + Power + Home button at the same time.
      -
    7. At this point Odin should have detected your Galaxy Gio (Yellow rectangle should appear).
      -
    8. Insert the Stock Rom or Custom Rom.
      -
    9. Click Start button in Odin and wait about 5 min.
      -
    10. Reboot and wait :)

    If all goes well it should come back to life. :D
    If not, repeat the steps above ^ (Atleast 2x)

    Download ODIN 4.42

    Download OPS Only

    Download DRIVER Only


    ==Method 2==

    Here's a video using a USB Jig to Unbrick
    nggabi said:
    if u brick with rom manager you can use only jtag box.
    www.jtagbox.com/


    ==Method 3==

    You can try: One-Click UnBrick by AdamOutler

    ====================

    Detailed procedure using ODIN HERE

    ==List of Stock Roms for GIO==
    Password: samfirmware.com
    OR
    Password: sampro.pl
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    Hei guys,i have full bricked my device(with odin).
    My chance is usb jig,in ebay are only usb jig for galaxy s,s2,captivate, i can use for example a s2 jig and unbrick my gio (gt-S5660) ?

    I think it needs to fit with your device right? I'm not sure.
    You could try the s2 jig, if that doesn't work, find a Gio usb jig or make one.
    Then try it..
    1
    I m not understeend this step :"Flash a recovery with your specific filesystem (EXT4 or RFS)-(If you have EXT4, download ext4 only, don't get ext4+rfs)"
    where is this file??
    help
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1421650
    1
    I get two interface for downloadmod :
    1-samsung dload black screen and white samsung...
    2-black screen and yelow downloading....
    I can flash detectind download mod but nothing MIBIB is 30 minute for flash rom
    and try flash Gingerbread Stock Recovery with odin but he can pas to recovery he put recovery imag downlnoad
    I think Isnt go to good download mod why I have two?¿
    I can put in recovery mod...
    thx

    I think your Gio will work again, as long as you have wiped the data.
    Then try reflashing with Odin

    (Stock recovery should work, but if it doesn't the use CWM)
    1
    I get two interface for downloadmod :
    1-samsung dload black screen and white samsung...
    2-black screen and yelow downloading....
    I can flash detectind download mod but nothing MIBIB is 30 minute for flash rom
    and try flash Gingerbread Stock Recovery with odin but he can pas to recovery he put recovery imag downlnoad
    I think Isnt go to good download mod why I have two?¿
    I can put in recovery mod...
    thx

    I experienced this once.. stuck on MIBIB download,
    then a use another computer to do the flashing, and it worked.
    I think you should try..