1. cl36's Avatar
    my buddy rooted his epic 4g touch. he tried to flash a custom rom through odin it was stuck for about 15, so he pulled the plug. the phone is now stuck in "Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in kies & try again." But, it can still go to download mode. The big problem is that no computer would detect the phone and neither will odin.
    03-05-2012 07:24 PM
  2. JayWill's Avatar
    Do you have a link, or can you describe what he was trying to flash?
    03-05-2012 07:38 PM
  3. cl36's Avatar
    He was trying 4.0.3 Ice cream Sand witch, he was previously using 2.3.6 (EL29) ..
    03-05-2012 08:13 PM
  4. JayWill's Avatar
    He was trying 4.0.3 Ice cream Sand witch, he was previously using 2.3.6 (EL29) ..
    Well, that could mean a lot of things. Assuming he wasn't trying to flash one of the ICS builds meant for the International version of the SGS2 (crossing my fingers), all I can suggest is to try the usual Odin connection resolutions. Reboot the machine, re-install drivers, try a different USB port, try another cable, make sure to connect the phone AFTER loading Odin, do a battery pull and let it sit a few then put it back in and boot into download mode again, etc etc.
    03-05-2012 08:26 PM
  5. cl36's Avatar
    The link to the ROM that he tried to flash is Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich for Galaxy S2 Download | Phones Tablet

    Really appreciate your reply!
    03-05-2012 08:35 PM
  6. JayWill's Avatar
    The link to the ROM that he tried to flash is Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich for Galaxy S2 Download | Phones Tablet

    Really appreciate your reply!
    Oh boy I was afraid of that. And your friend flashed that onto the Epic 4G Touch (Sprint's Galaxy S2 variant)? If so, then I'm afraid he probably has a bonafide brick in his hands. The bootloader in that TAR is meant for an entirely different phone (the International i9100), and while you can get into download mode, nobody who also did this was able to get a computer to recognize it. And believe when I say they tried everything.

    There's always a chance, but I'm fairly sure a replacement from Sprint or JTAG service are his only options at this point. For JTAG service you can look into these guys Samsung Epic 4G Touch JTAG Brick Repair - MobileTechVideos.COM I have no experience with them and cannot vouch for or recommend them, but I've heard good things. It's always nice to have a backup plan if your friend doesn't have insurance or if Sprint is resistant to a replacement.

    Good luck.

    Edit - It's worth it to keep trying get it to connect to Odin though. At least give it a shot before waving the white flag.
    03-05-2012 08:43 PM
  7. cl36's Avatar
    If that is the case then I would like to ask you that do you know anybody who have gone through Samsung Epic 4G Touch JTAG Brick Repair - MobileTechVideos.COM and have successfully debricked there phone?
    03-05-2012 08:57 PM
  8. JayWill's Avatar
    If that is the case then I would like to ask you that do you know anybody who have gone through Samsung Epic 4G Touch JTAG Brick Repair - MobileTechVideos.COM and have successfully debricked there phone?
    Not personally no. But I've read reports of a successful experience on the XDA forums. The main guy also posts on those forums sometimes. They definitely appear to know what they're doing.

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    03-05-2012 09:53 PM
  9. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I'm with Jay. It looks like it's bricked in that the International Bootloader renders the USB mute.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk
    03-05-2012 11:37 PM
  10. billyiscool's Avatar
    did your buddy try this to go back to EL29 because ive the same brick on my phone from install ics
    Restore Epic 4G Touch With Pre-Rooted Stock Gingerbread Firmware -- EL29
    03-06-2012 07:58 AM
  11. dtm_stretch's Avatar
    did your buddy try this to go back to EL29 because ive the same brick on my phone from install ics
    Restore Epic 4G Touch With Pre-Rooted Stock Gingerbread Firmware -- EL29
    Yeah but his buddy installed the i9100 version of ICS with odin, is that what you did? This is 1 of 2 guaranteed ways to brick your phone. The second is interrupting the odin process.
    03-06-2012 08:40 AM
  12. cl36's Avatar
    My friend took his brick to the Sprint store today. He didn't have insurance, but they replaced it anyway. They made him purchase insurance though. I'm glad it worked out for him, he was pretty bummed out. Wonder if he will try flashing anything to this one?
    03-06-2012 07:57 PM
  13. JayWill's Avatar
    I'm glad it worked out for him, he was pretty bummed out. Wonder if he will try flashing anything to this one?
    I'm glad too. But if he does decide to flash anything else, SEND HIM HERE!!!! No more downloading and flashing from some random page on the interwebz.
    03-06-2012 08:42 PM
  14. htc-devices's Avatar
    I have bricked 2 htc One V devices bricked the 1st got it replaced then kept the old 1 then bricked the second 1 the same day i got it all i did was hard reset holding volume down and power. now it is only connected as COM3 port.; nothing will flash or no adb
    06-24-2012 08:11 AM
  15. TWC_SouthPhilly's Avatar
    I have bricked 2 htc One V devices bricked the 1st got it replaced then kept the old 1 then bricked the second 1 the same day i got it all i did was hard reset holding volume down and power. now it is only connected as COM3 port.; nothing will flash or no adb
    Man that sucks!!!

    Always hate to hear a story like that... But you do realize that you are posting in the Samsung S2 Epic Touch 4G forum and not an HTC One V forum right?

    Sent From My Galaxy10. 1 Class Starship...
    06-24-2012 03:14 PM
  16. luvsmobile's Avatar
    I'm glad too. But if he does decide to flash anything else, SEND HIM HERE!!!! No more downloading and flashing from some random page on the interwebz.
    Man that does suck.. I learned many moons ago to ask if your not sure. The community in general is eager and willing to help.

    Bookmark AC and XDA and bring your reading glasses
    06-26-2012 12:52 AM
  17. VDub2174's Avatar
    If that is the case then I would like to ask you that do you know anybody who have gone through Samsung Epic 4G Touch JTAG Brick Repair - MobileTechVideos.COM and have successfully debricked there phone?
    I'm sure your friend ahs taken care of this by now but for what it's worth, I've used JTAG for my Galaxy Tab and they were amazing!! Not only did they unbrick my tab, they rooted it for me too and it didn't take long at all for them to send it back to me.
    06-26-2012 09:06 AM
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