1. dkbaumbach's Avatar
    Hi everyone,

    This afternoon, I was updating my apps on my stock ICS Samsung Epic 4G Touch (Sprint), when the whole thing locked up. This is unusual for my phone. After I did a battery pull, it stuck on the Samsung logo and wouldn't progress to boot. I tried to repeat the battery pull several times and no go. I held power and volume up and did a factor reset, but it didn't seem like the process completed, it stayed frozen for an hour, and I did another battery pull. (maybe not the smartest thing)
    As of right now, the screen is dark and the blue notification led is lit. If I pull the battery, then power on, nothing happens except for the led coming on.
    Has anyone herd/experienced this? Am I screwed? Would using any kind of rooting software help the situation? Any suggestions would be grand, I'll be watching this thread for a few hours. Thanks!
    01-09-2013 05:52 PM
  2. kcevans63's Avatar
    Did you check to see if it will go into Odin mode (power button and volume down)? Do another battery pull, be sure phone is powered off ( no LED light), then power button and vol down. If you have Odin mode (download mode), you can flash a ROM via usb from your computer. You are soft bricked at this time.

    If you have Odin mode, access to a computer, go to Rwilco12's repository and down load a one-click ROM file (.exe). There is a tutorial that you need to read prior to flashing. In the event that it does not work (install aborted or fail message), you will have to flash a recovery kernel first then flash ROM. Kernel also avail on repository. Good luck.


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    01-09-2013 08:56 PM
  3. dkbaumbach's Avatar
    Just for closure's sake, I figure I should tell the rest of the story.

    I took the phone by a Sprint repair center. They determined the MOBO was bad. Getting a replacement soon. Thanks!
    garwynn likes this.
    01-09-2013 09:10 PM

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