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    So I bricked my phone the other day. I tried to use Odin to fix it with no luck. just before I gave up. I downloaded Kies And did a Factory fresh from the Samsung sever install took about 30 mins and I was back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vonfranklin1 View Post
    So I bricked my phone the other day. I tried to use Odin to fix it with no luck. just before I gave up. I downloaded Kies And did a Factory fresh from the Samsung sever install took about 30 mins and I was back.
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    Other then it put everything back on my phone that I had took off. I am now trying to go back and find out what App I put on the phone that caused the phone to go Crazy. The Screen loocked like someone had put something hard on it. and no matter where I pushed it would do the opposite
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    Quote Originally Posted by vonfranklin1 View Post
    Other then it put everything back on my phone that I had took off. I am now trying to go back and find out what App I put on the phone that caused the phone to go Crazy. The Screen loocked like someone had put something hard on it. and no matter where I pushed it would do the opposite
    I would install them a few at a time, and wait a day or two in between.

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    Will do. I brought me a S4 the other day with a bad ESN (I think it was stolen) how ever I will be able to use that as a phone to test stability of the phone out
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    hi could you possibly help me out with my problem on here? i'm stuck in the download screen but i think i may know the problem although it kind of doesnt make sense.
    i successfully had Hyperdrive 10.1 running on my phone and when i tried to reboot it to try and go back to my stock phone using Safestrap, it got stuck on that download screen.(i dont think i restarted my phone once for that whole week or so i had it running..) so what i think happened is that i didnt install Safestrap on Slot 1 where i have Hyperdrive, therefor i wasnt able to use the option to reboot using SS. sounds like a simple fix that hopefully doesnt require any sort of wipe??
    i'm on 4.2.2 vruame7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoshi323 View Post
    hi could you possibly help me out with my problem on here? i'm stuck in the download screen but i think i may know the problem although it kind of doesnt make sense.
    i successfully had Hyperdrive 10.1 running on my phone and when i tried to reboot it to try and go back to my stock phone using Safestrap, it got stuck on that download screen.(i dont think i restarted my phone once for that whole week or so i had it running..) so what i think happened is that i didnt install Safestrap on Slot 1 where i have Hyperdrive, therefor i wasnt able to use the option to reboot using SS. sounds like a simple fix that hopefully doesnt require any sort of wipe??
    i'm on 4.2.2 vruame7
    Welcome to the forums.
    I would try reflashing the stock ROM via Odin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Welcome to the forums.
    I would try reflashing the stock ROM via Odin.
    thanks for the reply

    how do i go about doing that? only phone i've rooted before was a DroidX so i'm not too familiar.
    also i dont even know what to do in that mode, i've pressed different buttons and all but still no response
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoshi323 View Post
    thanks for the reply

    how do i go about doing that? only phone i've rooted before was a DroidX so i'm not too familiar.
    also i dont even know what to do in that mode, i've pressed different buttons and all but still no response
    You will need the stock ROM. You can try Samsung updates.com.
    And you will need to use Odin. Here is How: [Guide][Samsung] How to flash Stock ROM via ODIN
    If need be, you should be able to find a YouTube video on how to use it as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    You will need the stock ROM. You can try Samsung updates.com.
    And you will need to use Odin. Here is How: [Guide][Samsung] How to flash Stock ROM via ODIN
    If need be, you should be able to find a YouTube video on how to use it as well.
    okay i checked that out and that should be no problem to do, but does it wipe your phone to stock or something? cause i just want to get into SS if possible or flash SS instead of a clean ROM cause i dont want to lose what i have on my phone. it was working just fine other than the fact that SS may not have been installed on that ROM slot
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    It does do a wipe. As for safestrap I am not familiar with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoshi323 View Post
    okay i checked that out and that should be no problem to do, but does it wipe your phone to stock or something? cause i just want to get into SS if possible or flash SS instead of a clean ROM cause i dont want to lose what i have on my phone. it was working just fine other than the fact that SS may not have been installed on that ROM slot
    Yes it will wipe your data but if you can do a nandroid backup then do that if not then make sure you do in the future and if you don't know how to backup , you go into your recovery and click backup and it will make a copy of your phone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    It does do a wipe. As for safestrap I am not familiar with that.

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    well since i cant find the solution i was hoping for, i tried downloading that stock rom i need for my phone from the site
    you provided but i cant find my phone in there. is it because it's verizon? i was on 4.2.2 VRUAME7 but i cant find it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoshi323 View Post
    well since i cant find the solution i was hoping for, i tried downloading that stock rom i need for my phone from the site
    you provided but i cant find my phone in there. is it because it's verizon? i was on 4.2.2 VRUAME7 but i cant find it
    I forgot, the server that was used voluntarily shut down. Have you tried XDA developers for a ROM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    I forgot, the server that was used voluntarily shut down. Have you tried XDA developers for a ROM?

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    i was close to finding it, but then i stopped. because after i downloaded ODIN and ran it, i plugged in my phone
    then decided to give the button combinations one more try. . got asked if i really wanted to load a custom OS
    or not and hit no, then got taken to the SS splash thing and hit "Recovery" then worked just fine after that hahah
    sorry for the waste of time ^.^?
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    Not a waste of time. It got fixed. See you around the forums.

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