1. Zaratustra666's Avatar
    My phone, Galaxy S CM11, suddenly, during the day, reboot itself and entered by itself to download mode.
    I am familiar with rooting and ROMs, and I wasn't accidentally enter to Download mode.
    All day long, I searched a lot of Android forums about this kind of message, and still my phone is stuck and cannot make it out of it.
    I tried all the following:
    - Short and long pressing on Power itself (5,10,30 seconds)
    - Pressing Power+Volume-Up, Power+Volume-Down, Power+Volume-Up+Volume-Down
    - All the above plus Home
    - Uninstall the battery and re-install it for a second, 5 min, 1 hour
    - Uninstall SIM card and external SD card and re-install
    - Change USB cables
    - and try to burn new loader through Odin3 but the PC doesn't recognize the phone
    - re-install Samsung phone drivers
    - re-install Odin application

    noting, nothing, nothing !

    I am so desperate

    Has my phone bricked itself?
    01-10-2015 01:12 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Sounds like a hard brick if Odin won't see it when it's in download mode. (You do have the SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones installed on the computer, right?) A Samsung Dongle might work. Or, if you're in the US, go to a Best Buy store, ask for the Samsung Experience desk (it's in the cellphone area) and see if they can force a ROM into it. If not, it's probably out of warranty, so you'll have to decide if it's worth at least a new motherboard or if it's better to invest the money into a new phone.
    01-10-2015 04:31 PM

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