1. normand13's Avatar
    Hello, this is my first post to the forum. I have a Galaxy S2 that recently began shutting off on its own. After reading that a factory reset may correct the issue, I attempted to perform the factory reset. I was able to access the menu and selected the factory reset option. The green android with the spinning nexus in its belly was displayed as expected however, after 30 minutes, it was still running. After reading that another person had experienced the android with the spinning belly and had removed the battery and then successfully reset their phone, I removed the battery. When i put the battery back in the phone and pressed the power and volume up buttons, the phone did not respond.

    Do I need to perform another key combination or have I ruined the phone?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    03-08-2013 10:58 PM
  2. E4GTUser94's Avatar
    Hello, this is my first post to the forum. I have a Galaxy S2 that recently began shutting off on its own. After reading that a factory reset may correct the issue, I attempted to perform the factory reset. I was able to access the menu and selected the factory reset option. The green android with the spinning nexus in its belly was displayed as expected however, after 30 minutes, it was still running. After reading that another person had experienced the android with the spinning belly and had removed the battery and then successfully reset their phone, I removed the battery. When i put the battery back in the phone and pressed the power and volume up buttons, the phone did not respond.

    Do I need to perform another key combination or have I ruined the phone?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    try turning it on regularly, does the led stay a solid blue or blink blue continously?

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
    03-09-2013 07:04 AM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Staying on in that mode may have killed the battery. See if it charges, and try to turn it on normally. If you are still having problems, boot into recovery, (Volume up and power at the same time) and do a wipe of the cache, and reboot.
    03-09-2013 08:13 PM
  4. Chassquirrel's Avatar
    What if you can't get it to 'boot into recovery'? My Epic 4G Touch reset itself yesterday when listening to mp3 via vehicle radio. Used headset jack in radio and also had usb charger plugged into charging port on radio. I don't remember if I used it after the 'reset' because I got to my destination. I disconnected it and put it in my purse. On the way home was when I realized it wouldn't turn on at all. I took battery out to reset it. no good. the blue light just stays on. If I press and hold power + volume up, the light will blink once and then is steady again but the phone won't do anything else. Any ideas?
    03-11-2013 10:40 AM
  5. E4GTUser94's Avatar
    What if you can't get it to 'boot into recovery'? My Epic 4G Touch reset itself yesterday when listening to mp3 via vehicle radio. Used headset jack in radio and also had usb charger plugged into charging port on radio. I don't remember if I used it after the 'reset' because I got to my destination. I disconnected it and put it in my purse. On the way home was when I realized it wouldn't turn on at all. I took battery out to reset it. no good. the blue light just stays on. If I press and hold power + volume up, the light will blink once and then is steady again but the phone won't do anything else. Any ideas?
    I don't know what would have caused that to happen from what you've stated you were doing with it at the time, but you have bricked your phone.

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    03-11-2013 07:10 PM
  6. Stryke_the_Orc's Avatar
    What if you can't get it to 'boot into recovery'? My Epic 4G Touch reset itself yesterday when listening to mp3 via vehicle radio. Used headset jack in radio and also had usb charger plugged into charging port on radio. I don't remember if I used it after the 'reset' because I got to my destination. I disconnected it and put it in my purse. On the way home was when I realized it wouldn't turn on at all. I took battery out to reset it. no good. the blue light just stays on. If I press and hold power + volume up, the light will blink once and then is steady again but the phone won't do anything else. Any ideas?
    Yep, you're the proud owner of a very expensive paperweight


    Slithering from the nether regions of a twisted mind and tarnished soul
    03-11-2013 07:29 PM
  7. garwynn's Avatar
    Hello, this is my first post to the forum. I have a Galaxy S2 that recently began shutting off on its own. After reading that a factory reset may correct the issue, I attempted to perform the factory reset. I was able to access the menu and selected the factory reset option. The green android with the spinning nexus in its belly was displayed as expected however, after 30 minutes, it was still running. After reading that another person had experienced the android with the spinning belly and had removed the battery and then successfully reset their phone, I removed the battery. When i put the battery back in the phone and pressed the power and volume up buttons, the phone did not respond.

    Do I need to perform another key combination or have I ruined the phone?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    Try holding vol down and power and see if anything happens. If you can get to Odin mode chances are it can be saved.

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Tapatalk 2
    03-11-2013 10:08 PM
  8. Chassquirrel's Avatar
    Yep, it is 'bricked'. I took it in yesterday and it has to be replaced. Have to wait a couple days for the replacement to come in. Oh well, I least I have TEP
    03-12-2013 08:05 AM
  9. justenhart's Avatar
    try turning it on regularly, does the led stay a solid blue or blink blue continously?

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
    ok i have a question i rooted my friend rooted my phone so i could get flash back on it and that didnt work. i have the samsung galaxy s2 epic 4g touch and it is from boost mobile and the rom on it is the same version but in sprint... well to the point my phone froze so i held down the power button and it shut off then i tryed to reboot it but it said galaxy s2 boot screen and it would stay like that for as long as i let it/ took out the battery so i tryed to put it in boot menu/ or odin mode and it froze completely then i took out battery then it trys to boot and all that happens is the blue led and it stays on untill i pull the battery
    05-28-2013 10:09 AM
  10. Stryke_the_Orc's Avatar
    ok i have a question i rooted my friend rooted my phone so i could get flash back on it and that didnt work. i have the samsung galaxy s2 epic 4g touch and it is from boost mobile and the rom on it is the same version but in sprint... well to the point my phone froze so i held down the power button and it shut off then i tryed to reboot it but it said galaxy s2 boot screen and it would stay like that for as long as i let it/ took out the battery so i tryed to put it in boot menu/ or odin mode and it froze completely then i took out battery then it trys to boot and all that happens is the blue led and it stays on untill i pull the battery
    Thats a hard brick. Unfortunately the only way to recover it is jtag

    Slithering from the nether regions of a twisted mind and tarnished soul
    05-29-2013 09:56 PM
  11. justenhart's Avatar
    Thats a hard brick. Unfortunately the only way to recover it is jtag

    Slithering from the nether regions of a twisted mind and tarnished soul
    well i appreciate it for you helping me out i needed to know if it was fix able but i dont plan to jtag it i plan to say i was installing an update and it died in the middle of it so hopefully that will get me off the hook and they may replace it!!! wi9sh me luck in i love this website now and will use it till i die or it dies you guys are very helpfull and i thank you for that.... PEACE
    05-30-2013 08:31 AM
  12. jwhyte0118's Avatar
    Device protection is your friend if you have it. A hard brick won't show up as custom or unofficial software because it won't boot so they won't know. Don't tell them.

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    06-09-2013 07:18 PM

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