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Samsung Galaxy S GTi9000 firmware upgrade to Jellybean question.

Saturday 16th of February 2013 /
Samsung Galaxy S GTi9000 firmware upgrade to Jellybean question. I have downloaded jellybean zip file and saved on my sd card. When I reboot my phone and start in recovery mode my phone cant see zip file to install. How can I rectify this?Optional Information: Type of Device: PhoneModel: Samsung GTi9000What have you tried so far?: saved jellybean to sd card, started in recovery, wiped then tried to install zip file but phone says no file to be found

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How to root the Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 [Video]

Saturday 07th of July 2012 /
Looking for full control over your brand new Samsung Galaxy S3? In less than ten minutes, you can safely root your brand new Galaxy S3 using the desktop program Odin. Interested? Let’s begin the process.First you will need to download Odin. This is a desktop program that transfers to your phone the files necessary for root. Get it here.Next, you will need to download the root package. Find it here.Unzip the attached file using winzip or similar utilityUnzip the CF-Root-SGS3-vX.X.zipStart Odin by clicking the .exe fileClick the PDA button, and select CF-Root-SGS3-vX.X.tarPut your phone in download mode (turn off phone, then hold volume-down + home + power to boot – if it asks you to press a button to continue, press the listed button)(USB) Connect the phone to your computerMake sure Repartition is NOT checkedClick the Start buttonWait for Android to bootYour Galaxy S3 will boot into ClockworkMod Recovery, just wait out the process, as it will reboot once again.You will then be able to identify the SU app in your app drawer, meaning you have gained

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I have a Samsung Galaxy S (GTI9000), which has never given

Thursday 08th of December 2011 /
I have a Samsung Galaxy S (GTI9000), which has never given me problems (for the last 18 months) until just a day or two ago. All of a sudden, the screen is black. Nothing elicits a response except to press the 'menu' and 'back' buttons (which makes them light up). When I take out the battery and restart, the device seems to get through the start-up routine fairly well (graphics are okay and all). But when it finally moves away from the graphic with the glowing 'S', it's just a black screen.I checked a blog or two and found out how to start the device in recovery and/or download mode. These modes load up okay, but I probably don't know how to use them properly. The file apparently couldn't be retrieved from the sd card, and the two other options (reboot and clear cache) had no positive impact. I'm loathe to select the factory reset option unless no other options are available... still have a LOT of stuff on the phone that I don't want to lose unless absolutely necessary (which brings up another question... any way to back this up before erasing everything?). As far as caus

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Fix all bootloops on the note 10.1

Friday 08th of February 2013 /
So here is my universal method tested on the GT-N8013 US variant of the note 10.1 to recover from a bootloop.Follow this guide exactly and you should be back to normal on JB or ICS (your choice)1) Boot into download mode, and flash the stock JB or ICS (this will be your choice)Get CWM High on Android from max at The file you want is the root galaxy note 10.1 zip. Open ODIN and flash Max's CWM high on android.3) Reboot Recovery will work now. BUT WHEN YOU TURN OFF YOUR DEVICE IT WILL AUTO REBOOT, SO WHEN THE SCREEN GOES BLACK AFTER YOU SWITCH IT OFF IMMEDIATELY START HOLDING VOLUME UP PLUS POWER. WAIT FOR THE SAMSUNG Galaxy note 10.1 LOGO TO FLASH ON TWICE. LET GO OF POWER AND CONTINUE HOLDING VOLUME UP, WAIT UNTIL CWM RECOVERY STARTS!!4) Wipe data factory reset, wipe cache, wipe dalvik cache three times each in that order.5) Reboot and wait up to 10minutes for the device to boot VOILA!!! You have your not3 back on stock JB or ICS whichever you originally flash!*

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[How-To] Root the AT&T Galaxy S II

Tuesday 04th of October 2011 /
Things you'll need:Drivers () install through KiesOdin ()codeworkx CWM recovery ()SuperOneClick () Install the drivers using Kies. Yes Kies sucks, but what can you do. Turn your phone offBoot into download mode (volume down + power)Accept warning by pressing volume upStart OdinUse the PDA entry in Odin, choose the recovery you downloaded aboveConnect your phone to your computerPress the start button in Odin When finished, use SuperOneClick to root the device. You now have Clockwork recovery, and a rooted, stock ROM. Thanks and credit to the original authors of the tools -- follow the links

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Can't connect to the device with ADB when it's in recovery mode

Wednesday 26th of September 2012 /
I am having some problems with my Samsung Galaxy S2 and I want to start an fschk session on the device.So, I installed Android SDK with platform-tools. I can access to the device when it's normally rebooted but I couldn't list and connect to the device when it's in recovery mode.How can I connect via ADB when the device is in recovery mode?

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Samsung Galaxy S 4g (sprint sph-d700)

Thursday 16th of August 2012 /
Total newb here.Recently my phone (Samsung Galaxy S 4g (sprint sph-d700)) started crashing randomly. After doing so it would take about 15-20 minutes to boot up and would be frozen with a wrong date and time. The only way to reboot it being pulling the battery. After many many attempts it would finally boot as normal.After a recent occurrence of this, my phone never recovered. I found a video of how to put it into recovery mode, and succeeded. The problem is, although I can scroll through the options none of the buttons on the phone work to actually choose an option. The phone is now stuck in this mode and reboots to it with the same problem.I have perused many threads and videos online but can't seem to find any that match my model and problem. I've downloaded odin 1.85 and samsung kies but they don't seem to be able to find my phone. Granted, i have no idea what I'm doing.The closest thing I found was a video on youtube with the following steps:Start OdinPlug USB into computerRemove battery and SD card from phonePlug USB into phone while holding down both volume buttonsPuts phone i

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus Bricked!!

Monday 04th of March 2013 /
Ok. A buddy of mine gave me his Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone from Verizon and told me he rooted it and flashed ROM for a desirable theme he wanted. Being a newb at this he did another flash for some reason and now it is bricked. When you start the phone you get a picture of the GOOGLE logo and a lock under it. For some reason the operating system is gone from the internal storage. I do the recovery mode startup but when I explore the file system all the folders are there but no files.Here is my problem - this phone doen't use an sd card so I cannot put a ROM on that and flash it back to normal. I know how to use ODIN but when I hook the phone up the computer recognizes the phone through the USB drivers I installed but then I get stuck here. I am sure there is a way to make the phone an external hard drive and put the ROM on it that way but I have not been able to do so.Please offer any advice you can here. Keep in mind I am pretty new at the whole ROOT think and the flashing ROM's thing.Thanks!

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How to switch back from CyanogenMod 10.2.0 to Touchwiz

Thursday 30th of October 2014 /
A tech savvy person wiped Touchwiz off of my phone and put CyanogenMod on for me, I kept getting notifications that I needed to update it, so I took matters into my own hands and used android forums as guidance to put CyanogenMod 10.2.0 onto my Samsung Galaxy s3. It worked OK like that for a while but with a few glitches. Then suddenly it stopped turning on at all and just runs the CyanogenMod start up on repeat. Obviously I can still get onto ClockworkMod Recovery mode, so I was thinking of putting Touchwiz back on, but I don't know how and I can't seem to find any guidance that's particularly easy to understand (I don't know a lot about this stuff, and I'm no longer in touch with aforementioned 'tech savvy person'). I was hoping it would be a case of downloading the software onto the sdcard via my computer and then installing it through ClockwordMod, which is what I did last time, but it doesn't seem to be as simple as that this time! Please help!

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Guide on how to change CSC on Samsung Galaxy S5.

Tuesday 13th of January 2015 /
I had an issue with changing my CSC on the Samsung Galaxy S5. I looked all over the net, and nothing really worked - the advice people gave was ridiculous and also useless - such as rooting, using kies etc. I eventually figured it out through Trial and Error combined with information online in various places it's actually pretty simple. 1. Run and configure Odin. Do NOT check “Re-Partition” and “Auto Reboot” check boxes.2. Load the stock firmware in the PDA button.3. Set the phone in download mode (Volume Down+Home+Power button). Then connect the phone in your computer.4. Hit the “Start” button and then wait.5. Once the flashing successfully completed. Do NOT let it reboot into the normal mode.6. Reboot into recovery mode (Volume Up+Home+Power button).7. See if it’s applying the CSC file then wait until it finishes and reboot.8. If you do not see the CSC installation, instead choose the “Wipe data/Factory reset”. Then repeat flashing the stock firmware. You may then achieved the CSC code flashing the stock firmware on the second attempt.10. Confirm the CSC code by u

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