Odin Restore files to get you to stock

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fallingup

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WARNING: DO NOT FLASH ANY OTHER GALAXY S VARIANT'S ODIN FILES. YOU WILL BRICK YOUR PHONE!

WARNING: DO NOT FLASH ANY OTHER GALAXY S VARIANT'S ODIN FILES. YOU WILL BRICK YOUR PHONE!

WARNING: DO NOT FLASH ANY OTHER GALAXY S VARIANT'S ODIN FILES. YOU WILL BRICK YOUR PHONE!

If you have installed voodoo before, please follow the instructions here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=804784 before attempting to restore back to stock odin files

ONLY FLASH ONE OF THESE AT A TIME. START WITH THE /SYSTEM ODIN AND WORK YOUR WAY DOWN THE LIST IF NEEDED.

Hey guys, after some reading and bricking one device beyond my repair, i have created a file to restore /system back to stock, with su, superuser and busybox already installed.

THIS SHOULD ONLY BE USED TO RESTORE TO STOCK AFTER A COMPLETE FUBAR! I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT YOU FLASH TO YOUR PHONE!

You need the samsung drivers for windows for this to work. Those can be found on this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=779238

This has been tested and verified. I signed with md5 and odin reads the md5 signature as it should.

Steps:
1. Pull battery from device
2. Open odin on desktop
3. Hold volume down button and plug device into computer
-This will place the device into download mode
4. Verify device shows up in odin
5. Click "PDA" button in odin
6. Select "Stock-i500-VZW-System.tar.md5" from where you downloaded it
7. Click "Start"
8. Enjoy your fixed /system partition!

Download:
Odin: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/458252/Odin Files/Odin3 v1.3.exe
Odin Restore file for /system: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/458252/Odin Files/Stock-i500-VZW-System.tar.md5
Odin Restore file for kernel: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/458252/Odin%20Files/Stock-i500-VZW-Kernel.tar.md5
Odin Restore file for recovery: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/458252/Odin Files/Stock-i500-VZW-Recovery.tar.md5
PIT file for use in Odin Restores: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/458252/Odin Files/Stock-i500-VZW-pit.pit

Big thanks to lilinser / dkcldark; koush; humancyborg, namebrandon, geeknik, and many others that were testing and constantly flashing their phones!

And without ludeboy, well, i wouldnt even be able to get into download mode to fix my phone in the first place ;)

Changelog:
9/17/2010- Updated links, fixed md5 errors on files

9/15/2010: Added an odin restore file for the kernel and recovery now that sources are out. This should be used to restore the kernel if you try flashing another one. To those having problems, reboot into recovery (power off device, hold both volume buttons and power until samsung logo, release power button, recovery should boot) and wipe data and cache.
 
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xadonxander

Member
Nov 18, 2007
11
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Has any one got this to work, Every time I try odin finishes and passes and then I replace the battery and phone hangs at verizon for a few minutes and then screen goes black and no longer responds. I thought it might be part of the process so i let is sit for 30 min and nothing.
 

CheetoDroid

Member
Sep 12, 2010
38
1
I got this working last night after I screwed up my phone editing the browser.apk file. The whole process took about 2 minutes to complete, however I don't see superuser and it doesn't appear that I have root
 

acuddihee

Member
Dec 4, 2008
9
1
Thanks angel! Was afraid to start experimenting with the Fascinate until an Odin restore was available. :D

Did the same thing with Email.apk on day two with the phone trying to get multiple Exchange accounts like just about every other android device (Thanks TW!!! :mad:). I was able to get it replaced but have been afraid to do anything beyond rooting and adding WiFi Tether until I had a way to un-brick.

Thanks angel!!!
 
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theicemonkey

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Jul 16, 2010
40
2
Thanks so much! Saved my butt, again.

Note to Everyone: Do not attempt to take the Contacts.apk file from another carrier's Galaxy S phone. It will prevent your phone from booting.

Another Note to Everyone: The Fascinate and the Vibrant, for whatever reason, lack the ability to add a unique ringtone to a given contact. The Epic 4G, however, has this option in Edit Contact. Not sure why...
 

avhokie

Senior Member
Dec 16, 2007
129
14
Note to Everyone: Do not attempt to take the Contacts.apk file from another carrier's Galaxy S phone. It will prevent your phone from booting.

I'm new to Odin (coming from the Sprint Hero). With Odin, you'd still be able to recover even if your phone became unbootable such as the situation you describe, right?

Or maybe a better question: given Odin, are there things you could do to your phone that would NOT be recoverable?
 
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erasmogjr

Senior Member
Mar 30, 2009
98
1
After running the restore phone would boot past the verizon logo but would not respond and had a black screen. It showed up in adb and the softkeys responded to touch. I did adb reboot recovery and wiped data / factory restore and it rebooted like new. This may be a possible fix for someone experiencing similar issues with this. I am not an expert but it worked for me.

disclaimer: if you try this it is at your own risk what fixed my phone may brick yours, you have been warned
 

theicemonkey

Member
Jul 16, 2010
40
2
I'm new to Odin (coming from the Sprint Hero). With Odin, you'd still be able to recover even if your phone became unbootable such as the situation you describe, right?

Or maybe a better question: given Odin, are there things you could do to your phone that would NOT be recoverable?

I can tell you that without this my phone would have been unrecoverable and I would have had to go back to Verizon. This restores your /system folder (which includes system apps, boot procedure, animations, etc.) back to stock. Therefore, if the problem preventing your phone from booting was due to a problem in the /system folder, this will fix it.
 

ivorycruncher

Senior Member
May 19, 2010
612
90
Thanks so much! Saved my butt, again.

Note to Everyone: Do not attempt to take the Contacts.apk file from another carrier's Galaxy S phone. It will prevent your phone from booting.

Another Note to Everyone: The Fascinate and the Vibrant, for whatever reason, lack the ability to add a unique ringtone to a given contact. The Epic 4G, however, has this option in Edit Contact. Not sure why...

Hmm, interesting. I just checked this out, and at first, believed you were right (much to my dismay, as I have a distinctive ring on the number for my employer, for when I'm on-call). However, after playing around a bit, I discovered that contacts that are local to the phone can have the option for selecting a ringtone when being edited. So, for any contacts you need a custom ringtone on, do the following:

1. Create a duplicate contact stored on the phone (orange icon)
2. Link the new contact to the other existing contact
3. Edit the linked contact, and choose the Phone tab at the top
4. Scroll down to see the Ringtone option
 

krod07

New member
Sep 10, 2010
3
0
After running the restore phone would boot past the verizon logo but would not respond and had a black screen. It showed up in adb and the softkeys responded to touch. I did adb reboot recovery and wiped data / factory restore and it rebooted like new. This may be a possible fix for someone experiencing similar issues with this. I am not an expert but it worked for me.

disclaimer: if you try this it is at your own risk what fixed my phone may brick yours, you have been warned

this saved my life thanks man
 

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    WARNING: DO NOT FLASH ANY OTHER GALAXY S VARIANT'S ODIN FILES. YOU WILL BRICK YOUR PHONE!

    WARNING: DO NOT FLASH ANY OTHER GALAXY S VARIANT'S ODIN FILES. YOU WILL BRICK YOUR PHONE!

    WARNING: DO NOT FLASH ANY OTHER GALAXY S VARIANT'S ODIN FILES. YOU WILL BRICK YOUR PHONE!

    If you have installed voodoo before, please follow the instructions here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=804784 before attempting to restore back to stock odin files

    ONLY FLASH ONE OF THESE AT A TIME. START WITH THE /SYSTEM ODIN AND WORK YOUR WAY DOWN THE LIST IF NEEDED.

    Hey guys, after some reading and bricking one device beyond my repair, i have created a file to restore /system back to stock, with su, superuser and busybox already installed.

    THIS SHOULD ONLY BE USED TO RESTORE TO STOCK AFTER A COMPLETE FUBAR! I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT YOU FLASH TO YOUR PHONE!

    You need the samsung drivers for windows for this to work. Those can be found on this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=779238

    This has been tested and verified. I signed with md5 and odin reads the md5 signature as it should.

    Steps:
    1. Pull battery from device
    2. Open odin on desktop
    3. Hold volume down button and plug device into computer
    -This will place the device into download mode
    4. Verify device shows up in odin
    5. Click "PDA" button in odin
    6. Select "Stock-i500-VZW-System.tar.md5" from where you downloaded it
    7. Click "Start"
    8. Enjoy your fixed /system partition!

    Download:
    Odin: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/458252/Odin Files/Odin3 v1.3.exe
    Odin Restore file for /system: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/458252/Odin Files/Stock-i500-VZW-System.tar.md5
    Odin Restore file for kernel: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/458252/Odin%20Files/Stock-i500-VZW-Kernel.tar.md5
    Odin Restore file for recovery: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/458252/Odin Files/Stock-i500-VZW-Recovery.tar.md5
    PIT file for use in Odin Restores: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/458252/Odin Files/Stock-i500-VZW-pit.pit

    Big thanks to lilinser / dkcldark; koush; humancyborg, namebrandon, geeknik, and many others that were testing and constantly flashing their phones!

    And without ludeboy, well, i wouldnt even be able to get into download mode to fix my phone in the first place ;)

    Changelog:
    9/17/2010- Updated links, fixed md5 errors on files

    9/15/2010: Added an odin restore file for the kernel and recovery now that sources are out. This should be used to restore the kernel if you try flashing another one. To those having problems, reboot into recovery (power off device, hold both volume buttons and power until samsung logo, release power button, recovery should boot) and wipe data and cache.
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    Thanks angel! Was afraid to start experimenting with the Fascinate until an Odin restore was available. :D

    Did the same thing with Email.apk on day two with the phone trying to get multiple Exchange accounts like just about every other android device (Thanks TW!!! :mad:). I was able to get it replaced but have been afraid to do anything beyond rooting and adding WiFi Tether until I had a way to un-brick.

    Thanks angel!!!
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    True. But this was the minimum for me, maybe this is what others need to. Its easier to start over than to keep flashing and hoping it works
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    i cannot get any of the links to the odin files to work, i get the 404 thing

    look back a few posts above yours