1. blues runner's Avatar
    My phone will not turn on. All I get is the blue pulse light, that's it.

    This came out of nowhere. I don't know what to do now.

    Please help! What can I do?
    06-20-2012 05:17 AM
  2. dtm_stretch's Avatar
    We need more details. Sounds like the emmc brick.

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    06-20-2012 06:03 AM
  3. blues runner's Avatar
    OK. I'll try to relay everything to you guys as accurately as possible.

    Tried to use my phone as usual about an hour ago. I was groggy with sleep. Phone has (as best I can recall) Frankenstein's Ego updated custom ROM on it. Yesterday everything was perfect. I had everything where it was supposed to be, phone was working marvelously (as far as as I could discern).

    Two hours ago (it's dawn now) I reached for it, groggy with sleep and found that it didn't want to come on completely, so to speak. Then it shut down. I tried starting it up, all I got was the occasional blue light pulse on the upper right hand side of the device.

    Since then I've tried to boot it but it won't go! The furthest I got was the 'Samsung Galaxy S II' black and white, that's it. I've tried holding down the various buttons while pressing the power button as well and the thing will not start. I now have it connected to my laptop as I'm typing this, and it somehow managed to get into Odin Mode, with the android in the center of the screen.

    But now I don't know what to do! I don't want to touch anything before I hear from you guys first. Please help me with this. I've given you all the relevant details I'm aware of. For now I'm gonna leave it alone.

    Much appreciated.
    06-20-2012 07:14 AM
  4. JayWill's Avatar
    Okay that's not a EMMC brick. Sounds like you need to reflash. I would Odin the EL29 one click and start over. I have to head into work now, but I can provide more details when I get in, unless someone is able in the meantime.

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    06-20-2012 10:02 AM
  5. indratjahjono's Avatar
    Maybe you could run EL29 one click odin. You can get it from xda
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    06-20-2012 10:16 AM
  6. blues runner's Avatar
    Thank you both for your replies. I just got home. Phone is here on the night stand, still bricked as I type this. I have the EL29 file in my downloads folder, I've done it before. If I do that I'll basically be going back to stock right? Right.

    I'll try it now. Gonna be a project I guess. I have until four o'clock to focus on this (roughly two hours). If anyone in the meantime has any suggestions or anything, always much appreciated. Here I go.
    06-20-2012 03:25 PM
  7. dtm_stretch's Avatar
    Thank you both for your replies. I just got home. Phone is here on the night stand, still bricked as I type this. I have the EL29 file in my downloads folder, I've done it before. If I do that I'll basically be going back to stock right? Right.

    I'll try it now. Gonna be a project I guess. I have until four o'clock to focus on this (roughly two hours). If anyone in the meantime has any suggestions or anything, always much appreciated. Here I go.
    Sounds like you are on the right path. You can try the version that doesn't wipe your data but I think you will have issues so I would stick with the EL29 package that wipes everything. Suggestions: be patient and keep it charged.
    06-20-2012 05:51 PM
  8. icewater106's Avatar
    I need help to i have a stock epic4g touch, when i press the power button the captive buttons lights on but it won't turn on and i tried booting it in to recovery mode but that don't work either.

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    06-20-2012 06:50 PM
  9. dtm_stretch's Avatar
    I need help to i have a stock epic4g touch, when i press the power button the captive buttons lights on but it won't turn on and i tried booting it in to recovery mode but that don't work either.

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    Possible screen damage, maybe? If you are stock why not just bring it to the sprint store? Maybe try flashing the stock EL29 package with odin to see if it boots if you don't want to go to sprint.

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    06-20-2012 07:00 PM
  10. icewater106's Avatar
    When i hold the power button it vibrates and the buttons light up then go away.I will go to a sprint store but i thought there was a fix.

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    06-20-2012 07:11 PM
  11. dtm_stretch's Avatar
    When i hold the power button it vibrates and the buttons light up then go away.I will go to a sprint store but i thought there was a fix.

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    Yeah definitively sounds like a screen issue since you are getting a response from the phone.
    06-20-2012 08:16 PM
  12. blues runner's Avatar
    Sounds like you are on the right path. You can try the version that doesn't wipe your data but I think you will have issues so I would stick with the EL29 package that wipes everything. Suggestions: be patient and keep it charged.
    Evening now.

    I ended up doing exactly what you suggested. I actually tried the the 'no.data' loss restore of EL29 first but you were right, there were issues. So I simply did a complete factory reset, rooted.

    I've since installed ClockWorkMod as well. I suppose now my device is once again ready for custom ROMs, yes? Oh wait, if I want to install Frankenstein's Ego I'll have to flash the EL26 kernel no? I think so. So I'll probably get on that now then.

    Any other ICS or various custom ROMs out there that are great which I might be unaware of? Any info is really appreciated.

    Cheers!
    06-20-2012 11:01 PM
  13. Uncle Louie's Avatar
    Evening now.

    I ended up doing exactly what you suggested. I actually tried the the 'no.data' loss restore of EL29 first but you were right, there were issues. So I simply did a complete factory reset, rooted.

    I've since installed ClockWorkMod as well. I suppose now my device is once again ready for custom ROMs, yes? Oh wait, if I want to install Frankenstein's Ego I'll have to flash the EL26 kernel no? I think so. So I'll probably get on that now then.

    Any other ICS or various custom ROMs out there that are great which I might be unaware of? Any info is really appreciated.

    Cheers!
    I really like the Venum's AnaKonda ROM (found over at XDA). Ran it longer than any other, and never had an issue. Very smooth.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1578880
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    06-20-2012 11:10 PM
  14. VDub2174's Avatar
    I've since installed ClockWorkMod as well. I suppose now my device is once again ready for custom ROMs, yes? Oh wait, if I want to install Frankenstein's Ego I'll have to flash the EL26 kernel no? I think so. So I'll probably get on that now then.

    Any other ICS or various custom ROMs out there that are great which I might be unaware of? Any info is really appreciated.

    Cheers!
    If everything went through fine then you should be good to go with flashing ROMs. I'm running Frankenstein's latest ROM (FIFO2) and per the instructions, you should ODIN to EL26 w/ CWM to flash the ROM.
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    06-21-2012 11:32 AM
  15. pdog197804's Avatar
    I ran in to a bit of an issue trying to add the add ons.. I flashed Frankenstein ego then flashed el 26 using mobile Odin.. then when it went to reboot.... it was stuck on the boot screen.. I got a bit nervous but I pulled the battery and manually opened cwm... I then flashed my add ons then flashed the ff02 kernal that comes with the rom and then reboot... an to my surprise it booted right up.. I'm guessing Frankensteins rom is not compadible or won't boot up with el 26.... wow I'm rambling sorry....

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    06-21-2012 07:15 PM
  16. blues runner's Avatar
    If everything went through fine then you should be good to go with flashing ROMs. I'm running Frankenstein's latest ROM (FIFO2) and per the instructions, you should ODIN to EL26 w/ CWM to flash the ROM.
    Last time I did that I used ROM Manager on my device, but I've been instructed not to do it that way. I think that's what messed everything up for me this last time, so I want to go about it correctly once and for all.

    Can you provide a link as to where I can find EL26 w/CWM and how to flash that ROM? Should I use Mobile Odin? Last time ROM Manager did it for me, and embarrassingly enough, I don't know how to do it from where I am at the moment. Right now I'm rooted stock EL29 with CWM (installed a little while ago). I had instructions for getting that far but I don't know how to go about installing EL26 kernel manually or installing any ROMs after that. Please advise.

    Thanks!
    06-21-2012 10:51 PM
  17. pdog197804's Avatar
    Last time I did that I used ROM Manager on my device, but I've been instructed not to do it that way. I think that's what messed everything up for me this last time, so I want to go about it correctly once and for all.

    Can you provide a link as to where I can find EL26 w/CWM and how to flash that ROM? Should I use Mobile Odin? Last time ROM Manager did it for me, and embarrassingly enough, I don't know how to do it from where I am at the moment. Right now I'm rooted stock EL29 with CWM (installed a little while ago). I had instructions for getting that far but I don't know how to go about installing EL26 kernel manually or installing any ROMs after that. Please advise.

    Thanks!
    Here ya go. ..





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    06-22-2012 05:24 AM
  18. VDub2174's Avatar
    Last time I did that I used ROM Manager on my device, but I've been instructed not to do it that way. I think that's what messed everything up for me this last time, so I want to go about it correctly once and for all.

    Can you provide a link as to where I can find EL26 w/CWM and how to flash that ROM? Should I use Mobile Odin? Last time ROM Manager did it for me, and embarrassingly enough, I don't know how to do it from where I am at the moment. Right now I'm rooted stock EL29 with CWM (installed a little while ago). I had instructions for getting that far but I don't know how to go about installing EL26 kernel manually or installing any ROMs after that. Please advise.

    Thanks!
    Here ya go. ..





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    SInce I can't see YouTube at work, I'm just gonna assume those are links to the QBKing77 video tutorials. If not, you can go to the below link to get the ROM and kernel:

    ☼[ROM] Frankenstein's FIFO2 (FF02 ICS) (Deodexed)☼ 6/10/2012 - xda-developers
    06-22-2012 01:39 PM
  19. VDub2174's Avatar
    Last time I did that I used ROM Manager on my device, but I've been instructed not to do it that way. I think that's what messed everything up for me this last time, so I want to go about it correctly once and for all.

    Can you provide a link as to where I can find EL26 w/CWM and how to flash that ROM? Should I use Mobile Odin? Last time ROM Manager did it for me, and embarrassingly enough, I don't know how to do it from where I am at the moment. Right now I'm rooted stock EL29 with CWM (installed a little while ago). I had instructions for getting that far but I don't know how to go about installing EL26 kernel manually or installing any ROMs after that. Please advise.

    Thanks!
    After you put the ROM file on your SD card, use ODIN/Mobile ODIN to flash the EL26 kernel w CWM. After that's flashed, turn your phone off. Once it's off press and hold power+volume up until you see the Samsung logo then release. Once you see the CWM screen, press up, down, up, down on the volume rocker to enable the power button to select line items. Do a backup first then follow the install instructions for the particular ROM you wanna use.

    Any time you wanna flash a new ROM you're going to have to use ODIN/Mobile ODIN to flash teh EL26 kernel first.
    06-22-2012 01:47 PM
  20. blues runner's Avatar
    Unbelievable, but my phone crapped out on me again today. Bricked just like it did the last time.

    I'm going to stay away from that ROM; maybe rooted stock is the way to go. I just hate to miss out...

    Sucks. Now I have to rebuild everything. What a project. Don't know why I got shafted like this with that ROM (the sad thing is I'll probably try it again). Oh well. Here goes. Later.

    Cheers
    06-23-2012 09:59 PM
  21. VDub2174's Avatar
    Maybe it's a bad download?
    06-24-2012 09:13 AM
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