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allencass1974

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Hi all,

My MIL has an s20 FE 5G. it was apparently downloading an update last month when it just froze. It goes into a bootloop, and i've tried factory reset, flashing new firmware via ODIN, and anything else i can think of(i'm no tech genius, but i can follow instructions pretty well). It will only ever bootloop a couple times, then go blank until i restart it in either bootloader, recovery or download mode. She has another phone, but is this one now just a brick, or is there something else i can do?

attached are some pictures that show basically everything i can see.

thanks
 

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3mel

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you say it froze when downloading but that shouldn't be an issue, it's once it's started flashing that update you don't want it freezing.

you didn't say what happens when you tried flashing with Odin. obviously it failed but that could be because you were flashing the wrong fw or fw that's too old now. it should say something in the Odin onscreen log for why it failed.
 

allencass1974

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May 9, 2011
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you say it froze when downloading but that shouldn't be an issue, it's once it's started flashing that update you don't want it freezing.

you didn't say what happens when you tried flashing with Odin. obviously it failed but that could be because you were flashing the wrong fw or fw that's too old now. it should say something in the Odin onscreen log for why it failed.
Hi,

I'll send a picture later when I get a chance, but it's apparently flashing just fine..I get no error messages from Odin. It states success, but then the phone just continues with the bootloop when I restart
 

3mel

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Aug 23, 2012
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London
Hi,

I'll send a picture later when I get a chance, but it's apparently flashing just fine..I get no error messages from Odin. It states success, but then the phone just continues with the bootloop when I restart
that's got me that one. all I can think is try rebooting to recovery after the flash and factory reset / wipe
 

3mel

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Aug 23, 2012
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you don't need to flash userdata just BL, AP, CP and CSC. if it's still looping it could be a hardware failure of some kind, time to use that warranty.
 

allencass1974

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May 9, 2011
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you don't need to flash userdata just BL, AP, CP and CSC. if it's still looping it could be a hardware failure of some kind, time to use that warranty.
Hello again

tried again, no luck. might be time to give up. i had read a few places that using the actual samsung cord could make a difference. is this true, even though its flashing just fine?
 

3mel

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Aug 23, 2012
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Hello again

tried again, no luck. might be time to give up. i had read a few places that using the actual samsung cord could make a difference. is this true, even though its flashing just fine?
if it's saying PASS there's nothing more that needs to happen normally.
take it to get looked at, that's why we have warranties.
 

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