1. helpmepleaseoplease's Avatar
    Here goes,

    Hello fellow Droids, I am here to request for help because my new Tab S has just got a major problem, I deleted my OS mistakenly via TWRP. It started when I just rooted my tab and decided to upgrade supersu into supersu pro and updating the su binaries aswell, I got a wrong download from aptoide and it messed up my Play Store, with connection problems, I found a method to fix it but it required root, my tab was rooted but it couldn't gain enough access because the binary was outdated, so I tried rerooting it and updating it but that didn't work, I decided to unroot and reroot the last time by deleting supersu in the system partition, using TWRP, but I accidentally wiped the system partition itself deleting the OS.. For now my tablet is stuck in the charging sign and it stays there, I'm waiting for it to drain so I could access download mode or recovery mode, what do I do if none of these are accessible?! I can't afford to lose a month old tablet.. Android community please help me..
    02-20-2015 09:18 PM
  2. bronsonelliott's Avatar
    Sounds like you need to reinstall the firmware. I just checked and my firmware is at T700XXU1ANL2. I did a quick search and found the following link with step by step procedures. I haven't installed this myself so I can not vouch for its accuracy so please proceed at your own risk. Good luck.

    http://www.androidofficer.com/2015/0...-xxu1anl2.html

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-20-2015 10:34 PM
  3. helpmepleaseoplease's Avatar
    i'm still stuck at the battery charging screen, but no animations.. Is this considered a bootloop?
    02-21-2015 01:07 AM
  4. helpmepleaseoplease's Avatar
    Pretty sure my tab is bricked, have any suggestions?
    02-21-2015 04:11 AM
  5. FF22's Avatar
    Hopefully, you can convince Samsung that it is a defect covered by warranty as opposed to your creating a failed Frankenstein's monster by rooting your device. Maybe they can't tell if you send it in!

    Good luck.
    02-21-2015 10:52 AM
  6. bronsonelliott's Avatar
    Were you able to reinstall the firmware? Are you able to put the tablet in download mode (power + volume down + home button)?

    I have to believe that there's a way to recover. Although I highly doubt sending to Samsung is an option because you had previously rooted the device, I'm sure it tripped the Knox flag.

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    02-21-2015 01:28 PM
  7. Rukbat's Avatar
    Helpmeplease:

    Go to SamMobile Firmwares. Enter T700 in the search box. Click the search icon (the magnifying glass). Choose the country. Download the file. (You'll have to create a free account to download it.)

    Open Odin as Administrator, as in the link brosoneliot posted, but add all the files. The APxxx file goes into the AP slot, the BLxxx file goes into the BL slot, etc. (If the PIT button shows a file, there will be only one, so choose it. If not, leave it blank.)

    THEN Start Odin, and it should give you back your tab. (It'll take a while.) The instructions on that site are for updating an existing system, you have to flash the entire system. You're in a bootloop because the file the bootloader runs isn't there any more, and updating doesn't put that file on the phone because it's not one that gets updated.

    @bronsoneliot:
    Rooting normally doesn't trip Knox, it trips Custom, which can be faked back to Official. (There's a Lollipop root that trips Knox, but that's the only one I've heard of.)
    02-21-2015 04:16 PM
  8. helpmepleaseoplease's Avatar
    Great news guys I actually was able to put it on download mode, but the nightmare is not yet over, still have to install the os! Is it fine to use another country's version? I bought the tab in South Korea and when I go into download mode it says: SM-T700-KOR
    02-21-2015 05:21 PM
  9. helpmepleaseoplease's Avatar
    Well Singapore is the nearest country to where I live in, should I download that?
    02-21-2015 05:28 PM
  10. FF22's Avatar
    Helpmeplease:

    Go to "http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/[/COLOR]"]SamMobile Firmwares. Enter T700 in the search box. Click the search icon (the magnifying glass). Choose the country. Download the file. (You'll have to create a free account to download it.)

    Open Odin as Administrator, as in the link brosoneliot posted, but add all the files. The APxxx file goes into the AP slot, the BLxxx file goes into the BL slot, etc. (If the PIT button shows a file, there will be only one, so choose it. If not, leave it blank.)

    THEN Start Odin, and it should give you back your tab. (It'll take a while.) The instructions on that site are for updating an existing system, you have to flash the entire system. You're in a bootloop because the file the bootloader runs isn't there any more, and updating doesn't put that file on the phone because it's not one that gets updated.

    @bronsoneliot:
    Rooting normally doesn't trip Knox, it trips Custom, which can be faked back to Official. (There's a Lollipop root that trips Knox, but that's the only one I've heard of.)
    Curious - went there - don't see the US or United States????? For the Tab S 10.5 - looks like the Canada version matches mine. Figured I would preemptively download!!!
    02-21-2015 07:29 PM
  11. helpmepleaseoplease's Avatar
    I ended up going to Samsung Service Center, I told them I rooted it but I wanted to unroot and accidentally deleted my os, they were like, ''Seems fine to me, you can pick up your tablet in the afternoon'', and they charged me 20 dollars, I could've done it but I was afraid that I would turn it into a brick.. Still though, not sure if it will be a success when I get it, then I'll have to flash it myself.. Thanks guys the tips and steps really help out.
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    02-22-2015 03:07 AM
  12. FF22's Avatar
    That seems like a bargain price. Please report back.
    02-22-2015 07:14 PM
  13. helpmepleaseoplease's Avatar
    Tablet works fine now, thanks guys
    FF22 likes this.
    02-23-2015 06:22 PM
  14. Maknet Maknet's Avatar
    plshelpme
    02-23-2015 06:53 PM

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