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    Default Bricked my Samsung S5

    Tried to downgrade from lolipop to kitkat and it's stuck on boot screen.
    Any idea where I can get a UK bootloader and rom ?

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    Default Re: Bricked my Samsung S5

    Have you tried xda?

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    Default Re: Bricked my Samsung S5

    Please speak plain English.

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    Default Re: Bricked my Samsung S5

    It will not be bricked - have a look in the forums on XDA Developers you will be able to sort it.

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    Default Re: Bricked my Samsung S5

    I do not have an S5 I think the model number is G900F something - you can find samsung fw on this site [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    I would grab from there and flash using odin but best to do some reading so you know what to do / risks involved before you start

    Can you not get into recovery? Did you not take a full backup of everything before you started meddling? Could you not just restore it?

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    Default Re: Bricked my Samsung S5

    Quote Originally Posted by prezzy View Post
    I do not have an S5 I think the model number is G900F something - you can find samsung fw on this site [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    I would grab from there and flash using odin but best to do some reading so you know what to do / risks involved before you start

    Can you not get into recovery? Did you not take a full backup of everything before you started meddling? Could you not just restore it?
    Bloody thing won't go into recovery mode it freezes at 3 dots.
    Been using Odin to flash but fails at last stage unfortunately.

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    Default Re: Bricked my Samsung S5

    Grab original fw from that sammobile site and try that? Have you tried a different usb port / cable with odin?

    I spent an age trying to fix my S4 as it kept failing in odin, switched usb ports and it worked first time.
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    Default Re: Bricked my Samsung S5

    If you've got the factory flash, it may be worth looking to see if there is a set of instructions to flash using Heimdall Suite.

    I remember messing with an old Galaxy S and Cyanogenmod - at one stage I totally trashed the file system on the phone but Heimdall sorted it out pretty fast.

    I have this command saved in a text file which is what I used to flash that phone back to stock each time I messed it up, but that phone was about 5 generations older.

    heimdall.exe flash --IBL+PBL boot.bin --CACHE cache.rfs --FACTORYFS factoryfs.rfs --DBDATAFS dbdata.rfs --MODEM modem.bin --PARAM param.lfs --SBL Sbl.bin --KERNEL zImage

    If we break this down, we have the command heimdall.exe, then the instruction to flash, then we have loads of items like --IBL+PBL boot.bin. This is saying to restore the boot.bin file from the Samsung original ROM download (which you need to decompress) to the IBL+PBL partition.

    Btw, don't even bother with the Heimdall GUI. It is a broken and useless pile of cack, but this does not detract from my gratitude that they at least made the DOS version that works pretty damn well for all of us to use for free.

    I remember staaying up a whole night with that project but by the end I could flash a corrupted phone to a stock rom to a version of CM of my choice in about 10 mins.

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    Default Re: Bricked my Samsung S5

    Search for recovery firmware .. Then take it from there .

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    Default Re: Bricked my Samsung S5

    Any friendly DFers in the Kent area?

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    "Any friendly DFers in the Kent area?"


    Did you mean n to post this to Craig's list .. Lol

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    Default Re: Bricked my Samsung S5

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    Trouble all started when I read this thread and flashed the two files in post 6.

    Tried various other things mentioned in that thread but no joy.

    All this download the the original firmware people keep saying just isn't helping.
    There are so many to download and all seem foreign or network specific my phone was always unlocked and not branded.

    so please if you can point me to a direct download link.

    Search recovery firmware take it from there is far too vague to say the least.

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    Default Re: Bricked my Samsung S5

    i had a boot loop on the s3 and s4 when i used to flash back to stock try clearing the cache

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    Default Re: Bricked my Samsung S5

    Forget my previous suggestion to use Heimdall, apparantly this doesn't work with the S5.

    Is yours a G900F? If so, this might do the trick with ODIN.

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    Edit: I have that link open in two tabs, in one some of the links don't work so here they are in case you have problems with the links there as well.

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    Default Re: Bricked my Samsung S5

    What is the model number?

    Any official uk fw should work doesn't really matter which carrier you are with

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    Default Re: Bricked my Samsung S5

    all sorted I'll explain how in the next couple of days when i get a few minutes.

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    Default Re: Bricked my Samsung S5

    Quote Originally Posted by 4me2 View Post
    all sorted I'll explain how in the next couple of days when i get a few minutes.
    Nice one - said it wasn't 'bricked'

    So many phones I have thought were fucked but got sorted


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    Default Re: Bricked my Samsung S5

    Quote Originally Posted by Over carl View Post
    Forget my previous suggestion to use Heimdall, apparantly this doesn't work with the S5.

    Is yours a G900F? If so, this might do the trick with ODIN.

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    Edit: I have that link open in two tabs, in one some of the links don't work so here they are in case you have problems with the links there as well.

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    Do you know of anywhere else other then samsmobile to download the stock firmware, need to be logged in and it wont let me sign up for some reason

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    Default Re: Bricked my Samsung S5

    Quote Originally Posted by PlauGE View Post
    Do you know of anywhere else other then samsmobile to download the stock firmware, need to be logged in and it wont let me sign up for some reason
    check the 2nd post

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    Default Re: Bricked my Samsung S5

    Finally updated. Was having problems with lagging with the rom I had before, and my wifi kept reconnecting constantly, will see how it goes on lollipop, seems slow at the moment though

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