10-12-2011 07:31 AM
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  1. epicsmore's Avatar
    So I followed the directions to root the epic 4g touch using Odin v1.85 and the phone never fully flashed and left it bricked. When I put in the battery and hold any combination with the power button, the blue light comes on and will blink once after holding it for five seconds. Can not get any lights to come on with battery out and it plugged in to outlet or usb port on pc. Blue light comes on when plugging it in with battery in but still can not get it to respond or turn on or get to odin mode.

    This happen to anyone else? Anyone know of a way to unbrick?
    09-19-2011 01:47 PM
  2. BRIVERS73's Avatar
    So I followed the directions to root the epic 4g touch using Odin v1.85 and the phone never fully flashed and left it bricked. When I put in the battery and hold any combination with the power button, the blue light comes on and will blink once after holding it for five seconds. Can not get any lights to come on with battery out and it plugged in to outlet or usb port on pc. Blue light comes on when plugging it in with battery in but still can not get it to respond or turn on or get to odin mode.

    This happen to anyone else? Anyone know of a way to unbrick?
    The only person I know to have brick their the device is the developer who was working on root & he had to get a replacement from Sprint
    09-19-2011 01:54 PM
  3. epicsmore's Avatar
    Anything else I can try? I am out of ideas right now. Think sprint will try and charge me for new phone or for the insurance on it if nothing works?
    09-19-2011 02:14 PM
  4. SkyeHack's Avatar
    this is why im not going to root until they fix all the bugs.

    thanks for being the guinea pig.

    - sent from my "un-rooted" Epic 4G Touch.
    09-19-2011 03:04 PM
  5. scoob's Avatar
    Anything else I can try? I am out of ideas right now. Think sprint will try and charge me for new phone or for the insurance on it if nothing works?
    If it cannot even boot up and you have the insurance for it, I don't see why Sprint can say anything...
    But yeah, sorry to hear about the brick.
    09-19-2011 03:07 PM
  6. epicsmore's Avatar
    Good job expressing your uselessness.
    09-19-2011 03:08 PM
  7. JayWill's Avatar
    this is why im not going to root until they fix all the bugs.

    thanks for being the guinea pig.

    - sent from my "un-rooted" Epic 4G Touch.
    Wow! That's seriously uncalled for. The dude bricks his phone and you lay that on him. Pretty lame imo.

    Anyways .. good luck on unbricking your phone, if it's even possible at this point. You may want to sending a PM to qbking77 to see if he can point you in the right direction for some help.
    09-19-2011 03:18 PM
  8. Slingbox's Avatar
    this is why im not going to root until they fix all the bugs.



    - sent from my "un-rooted" Epic 4G Touch.
    Same here.
    Its been a Root race I'm going to kick back watch the show till sure stable method becomes available with no surprisesss
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    09-19-2011 03:33 PM
  9. epicsmore's Avatar
    Yeah, i'm usually one to wait but it seemed like it worked for a bunch of people already so i figured wth.
    09-19-2011 03:38 PM
  10. epicsmore's Avatar
    Thanks JayWill, i'll post an update if i come up with a solution.
    09-19-2011 03:40 PM
  11. garrettfarnum's Avatar
    Just take it back and demand a refund, you're within 30 days and they can't prove that rooting did it. (and I know that sounds really sh***y but you might as well try)
    09-19-2011 04:26 PM
  12. ElectroWiz's Avatar
    Look bro, call Sprint customer service and tell them what happend and see what your options are at this point. It wont hurt, its not like they will flag your account or something. I'm sure they have had calls with situations like yours before. Whats the worst that can happen? Them tell you no. E-mail the developer as to what happened to you. Maybe he has a fix by now. Some of these people around here think that your predictament is funny, the majority of us dont. Thats a bad *** phone you got there. Dont give up asking around.
    09-19-2011 05:40 PM
  13. agp1001001's Avatar
    Heads up: Same thing that happened with epicsmore's Epic Touch happended with mine.

    Yup. I think mine's bricked.

    Word-for-word, what happened to epicsmore happened to mine using the Odin v1.85 root walkthrough. Nothing I do now will get beyond a blue light when I attempt the three-button-hold boot, or any boot. Blue light blinks once after holding it for five seconds, and then unresponsive.

    Does anyone know if, when Zedomax bricked his Epic Touch, he ended up with this blue light unresponsive state, or something different? I'm curious if he got the same, think that would seem telling.

    Has anyone made any progress on this, unbricking this?
    09-19-2011 09:51 PM
  14. zedomax's Avatar
    Heads up: Same thing that happened with epicsmore's Epic Touch happended with mine.

    Yup. I think mine's bricked.

    Word-for-word, what happened to epicsmore happened to mine using the Odin v1.85 root walkthrough. Nothing I do now will get beyond a blue light when I attempt the three-button-hold boot, or any boot. Blue light blinks once after holding it for five seconds, and then unresponsive.

    Does anyone know if, when Zedomax bricked his Epic Touch, he ended up with this blue light unresponsive state, or something different? I'm curious if he got the same, think that would seem telling.

    Has anyone made any progress on this, unbricking this?
    You have to be super careful, did you guys choose "PDA"? If you chose something else and flashed it, then took the battery out, you will get hard bricked. That's what happened to me, and make sure you have enough battery before using ODIN. But you are super bricked meaning Sprint has to give you an exchange, just take it to the store and tell them, "it won't boot and you think the phone doesn't charge any more, perhaps defective."
    09-19-2011 09:55 PM
  15. syphonkusanagi's Avatar
    You have to be super careful, did you guys choose "PDA"? If you chose something else and flashed it, then took the battery out, you will get hard bricked. That's what happened to me, and make sure you have enough battery before using ODIN. But you are super bricked meaning Sprint has to give you an exchange, just take it to the store and tell them, "it won't boot and you think the phone doesn't charge any more, perhaps defective."
    LOL, I've had to do that two different times? I just told them I plugged it into my computer, and apparently something went wrong, because it wont' turn on. They've replaced it a few times, and I'm currently on my 3rd Epic, and so far no problems, haha. I think it was either the cable or the port on my computer that did it. I'm glad I have my boyfriends computer and a new cable now
    09-19-2011 10:06 PM
  16. agp1001001's Avatar
    Heads up again: I think I know what lead to mine getting bricked.

    And I strongly encourage an addition to the Root walkthrough on:

    How to Root Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch Using Shabbypenguin's, Zedomax's Methods | Koolmobile Blog - iPhone, Android & Symbian

    What tipped me off was just watching the video. I only saw this after watching this.

    For steps 4-7 Shabbypenguin instructs the steps below. Yet what I did not know -- and what the walkthrough does not give a heads up for -- was that after one selects the PIT file, the "Re-Partition" option button automatically becomes selected. Never used Odin before (I just switch from an EVO 4G) I had no way of knowing that would happen. I didn't see it get auto-selected, but I bet that it did.

    4. Open Odin3 V1.85 and on the left side ONLY have AUTO reboot checked (VERY IMPORTANT)
    5. Press the PIT button and navigate to the*Epic touch pit file and select it.
    6. Check the PDA slot and then press the PDA button and navigate to the Tar file and select it
    7. Now power off your Epic Touch

    Put a step 5.5 in there that says, Hey notice that your Re-Partition option just got auto-selected -- go back and unselect it!
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    09-19-2011 10:18 PM
  17. epicsmore's Avatar
    Just go to a repair store and tell them the phone died and won't turn back on after you plugged it in and see if they can get it turned on for you. When they can't, they replace. Simple.

    Zedo, I did make sure everything was correct, however I did not use your kernel, used the acs one.

    Good luck agp1001001
    09-20-2011 07:15 AM
  18. tuna83's Avatar
    Yeah, if your phone is unresponsive... Go to sprint and replace it. Have full confidence, they are not going to tell you no. Good Luck.

    I'm not sure what went wrong for you. I followed the instructions and everything works well. The kernal has my linpack score down by 1000 but hey.. I'm sure better stuff will be out. I honestly can't tell you why a I rooted phone so fast. I likely should have waited for better developer support but oh well.
    09-20-2011 08:17 AM
  19. JayWill's Avatar
    I honestly can't tell you why a I rooted phone so fast. I likely should have waited for better developer support but oh well.
    Why? Because you could! Who needs a reason to root?
    09-20-2011 03:44 PM
  20. ratm22's Avatar
    Reading on xda, it appears that a few people were placing the pit. file from the original epic when they flashed the kernal that caused the phone to be bricked. The E4GT has its own pit. file and you have to make sure that is the one you use, though I'm not sure why anyone would use the pit. file for a single flash, it's not necessary.
    09-20-2011 05:10 PM
  21. Slingbox's Avatar
    I'm not touching root until stock kernel hits the shelves.
    09-21-2011 03:16 PM
  22. eric3316's Avatar
    What exactly is the .pit file and why would we need to use it as the .tar file is all that was needed for now.
    09-26-2011 07:04 PM
  23. daryelv's Avatar
    What exactly is the .pit file and why would we need to use it as the .tar file is all that was needed for now.
    The .pit file is kinda like a list of all the partitions on the phone. It's not needed with the tars we're flashing. Having the wrong .pit file in place can damage your phone in much the same way as incorrectly re-partitioning your hard drive. It's recoverable, but only with the right tools.

    -Daryel
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    09-26-2011 08:14 PM
  24. eric3316's Avatar
    The .pit file is kinda like a list of all the partitions on the phone. It's not needed with the tars we're flashing. Having the wrong .pit file in place can damage your phone in much the same way as incorrectly re-partitioning your hard drive. It's recoverable, but only with the right tools.

    -Daryel
    So when we get the official files from Samsung it will need the pit file? Also will flash he radio an everything else back to stock no matter what we have on he phone. Sorry, have used HTC devices in the past. Would like to be able to go back to fully stock and make a backup which I never had chance to do.
    09-26-2011 09:33 PM
  25. nmoreman's Avatar
    I did something like this with my Nexus (don't have your phone, just reading), but Sprint couldn't/wouldn't do anything after I unlocked it. I mistakenly used GSM rather than CDMA root files (too new with not enough info out there). Very upet.

    I had to call Samsung and they had a program that I downloaded that completely reset the phone to factory, it was called Samsung SimpleDL for SPH-D720. They had one for each phone.

    I downloaded, ran this. It was nerve racking not knowing what to do, I was on 2nd day of release, but it completely wiped what I had done and put it back to factory. It takes a while, looks like nothing was happening, but got me back when nothing else did. I have also used that on one of my Epics.

    So look there, it might help you. It is completely different than Odin and files. Good luck.
    10-02-2011 06:00 AM
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