1. johnboniello's Avatar
    Hi everyone, first, this is my first post, new to the forums, at least as a registered user. I have a problem with my phone. I know most of you are wondering why I have not just read the other posts on the forums, but I have. I have attempted every solution to the problem posted previously.

    Background: Phone: Samsung charge.
    I was being impatient and did not want to wait for the gingerbread update form Verizon. I flashed the leaked gingerbread 2.3.4 onto my phone using odin. Everything went great. I was able to use my phone with no problems except shortened battery life, but nothing major. About a month ago the battery life was impossible to maintain and there were some software bugs, like clicks during calls, startup taking forever, around 2 minutes on average!, and random restarts that never happened before. I decided to look up some fixes and found that verizon and samsung had released GB 2.3.6 for the charge. I got excited and decided I wanted to get that, but I could not via OTA. I read some forum posts and they mentioned attempting a factory reset on the phone then trying OTA update. I went ahead with factory reset and everything went fine. My startup time is around 25 seconds now and no random clicks or gliches, but still not on 2.3.6, which was the whole point. I then decided to just flash the stock 2.3.6 rom to the phone.

    Problem: When I plug my phone in to multiple computers it will charge but not connect to the computer. This means on my Mac it does not show as an external drive, which it has in the past. On my windows 7 machine it says that drivers were installed but could not be used (I can get the exact quote if needed.) I attempted to go into device manager and solve problem that way but it shows my phone as "unknown device". I have tried to enter download mode when hooked up to windows computers and no connection is found.

    Possible solutions attempted and their outcomes:
    1. As stated, I attempted the method shown in a thread on droid forums for installing the samsung drivers. I have attempted multiple times to install the drivers on my windows machine and the device remains "unknown".

    2. I have attempted multiple cables on multiple computers, both mac and windows 7. No change.

    3. I have installed adb and attempted to locate devices using adb devices command on mac. No devices found.

    4. I have attempted all methods with both usb debugging checked and unchecked.

    5. I have tried every possible usb port I have.

    Ideas/questions I have had that I have no idea are possible or how to fix!

    Would a factory reset take away the ability to connect to a computer from my phone. So, is there a piece of software in the build I have that controls the connection between the computer and the phone, an identifier of sorts, which is now missing, now that I have reset the leaked ROM.

    Is there a way to flash a new ROM without connecting to a computer, via the sd card, and what is that? I have read some things in other posts but am too much of a n00b to understand most of them when using sdcards.

    ANY help will be greatly appreciated. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!! I have been at this for at least 6 hours, sifting through forums, searching google, attempting fixes that others have stated worked for them, only to fail every time. Thank you all.
    01-14-2012 01:46 AM
  2. ragnarokx's Avatar
    I am not an expert when it comes to the Charge, but I have owned a similar Samsung phone (Galaxy S). You most likely need a computer to root or get ClockworkMod Recovery onto your phone (to flash a new ROM), and of course you need a computer for Odin. So getting your phone recognized in Download Mode is the key.

    The first thread below is a way to restore to stock Froyo using Odin; the second is for stock Gingerbread using Odin. Try whichever you like first, and if that doesn't work try the other.

    [ODIN][ROM][EE4][FACTORY] Full factory restore 2.2.1 with radio - unrooted 7/16/11 - xda-developers
    [ODIN][ROM][EP4D][FACTORY] Full factory restore 2.3.6 with radio - unrooted 12/7/11 - xda-developers

    A tip to help Odin see your phone in download mode: remove the battery, SD card, and SIM card before plugging it in.

    If Odin absolutely does not work for you, there is an Odin alternative called Heimdall that works for both Windows and Mac. See the below thread for instructions.

    Heimdall Instructions - xda-developers

    You were right to post in the Rooting/ROMs/Hacks forum to being with, so I'm moving your thread there. I'm sure others will also respond if I've missed anything. Good luck!
    01-14-2012 02:14 AM
  3. papa54's Avatar
    1. As stated, I attempted the method shown in a thread on droid forums for installing the samsung drivers. I have attempted multiple times to install the drivers on my windows machine and the device remains "unknown".

    2. I have attempted multiple cables on multiple computers, both mac and windows 7. No change.

    3. I have installed adb and attempted to locate devices using adb devices command on mac. No devices found.

    4. I have attempted all methods with both usb debugging checked and unchecked.

    5. I have tried every possible usb port I have.

    Ideas/questions I have had that I have no idea are possible or how to fix!

    Would a factory reset take away the ability to connect to a computer from my phone. So, is there a piece of software in the build I have that controls the connection between the computer and the phone, an identifier of sorts, which is now missing, now that I have reset the leaked ROM.

    Is there a way to flash a new ROM without connecting to a computer, via the sd card, and what is that? I have read some things in other posts but am too much of a n00b to understand most of them when using sdcards.

    ANY help will be greatly appreciated. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!! I have been at this for at least 6 hours, sifting through forums, searching google, attempting fixes that others have stated worked for them, only to fail every time. Thank you all.


    simple as pie ,, you did not say you had went to applications and turned on "Debug".. thats the simplest way to connect to a cpu.. when you hook up look at task bar (at top of ph) put yer fingers on the right edge slide it down select connect usb..
    wait till the Ph say connected.. hey you are there..

    this info is from my win 7 machine.. i dont no anything about a mac
    01-19-2012 07:47 AM
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