Bricked by S6 with FW Update

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  1. BigBrand's Avatar

    BigBrand said:

    Default Bricked by S6 with FW Update

    Anyone have experience of bringing a S6 back from the dead?

    I installed some recovery software, which half rooted my phone. I began to get error messages so wanted to flash the stock rom.

    I downloaded the stock FW for my phone and used ODIN to flash.

    ODIN should take 10 mins but hung and left for an hour with no change. So had to unplug the phone, now it says that it needs recovery via Smart Switch, but I can't use Smart Switch because it says the phone is unsupported.

    Any ideas?
     
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    BigBrand said:

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    Fucking hell, that was a hell of a few hours.

    Managed to get it back, still not sure how, but basically I flashed a recovery file, that allowed a recovery mode on the phone and then updated ODIN and reflashed new FW and it now works!
     
  3. piggzy's Avatar

    piggzy said:

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    A lot easier to "unbrick" phones these days. As long as you have proper cable and SD card you can sort em easy enough.
     
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    Mystical_2K said:

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    Nice job on fixing it, be honest i havent fucked around with flashing phone firmware for a good few years now, nice to know its still possible to fix your own
    You know he grew up as a little shitspark from the old shitflint and then he turned into a shitbonfire and driven by the winds of his monumental ignorance he turned into a raging shitfirestorm. If I get to be married to Barb I'll have total control of Sunnyvale and then I can unleash the shitnami tidal wave that will engulf Ricky and extinguish his shitflames forever. And with any luck he'll drown in the undershit of that wave. Shitwaves.
     
  5. BigBrand's Avatar

    BigBrand said:

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    Yeah I had to flash some recovery software called TWRP an this allowed me to create a new partition on the phone, which then allowed me to install the new FW. Bit of a fluke, game me a wake up not to fuck about with phone to be honest!
     
  6. piggzy's Avatar

    piggzy said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrand View Post
    Yeah I had to flash some recovery software called TWRP an this allowed me to create a new partition on the phone, which then allowed me to install the new FW. Bit of a fluke, game me a wake up not to fuck about with phone to be honest!
    Yup and you need to use MTKFlash/SP Flash Tool instead if it is an MTK based processor in the phone.
    Although by now there probably are others tools.
     
  7. plug1's Avatar

    plug1 said:

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    what variant of s6 is it bud , dont use mtk flash as you will brick it . its an nvidia arm7 snapdragon
    pm me .