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After waiting a couple of days and not finding any answers, I restarted the device. It booted to a screen saying Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again. I tried using recovery mode in Kies, but Kies gave me an error message saying that the device is not supported. However, I noticed that the text in ...


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Okay, it turned out to be something silly. The problem is that SE status reverts to Enforcing when you reboot. So, you have to set it to Permissive with setenforce 0 again before the first time you use Safestrap after a reboot.


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If it's the PIN of the SIM card, remove the SIM from the phone and you're in. If it's the PIN you set in Android, you can try to install a custom recovery via ODIN. You can then boot into recovery and download your data from there, since most (if not all) recoveries provide an ADB interface. In the prevoius version of this answer I expressed my concern ...


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Sadly, most of the SIM card mobile service providers have recently taken to heavy-handed self-protection tactics to retain their market share. Most carriers have "tweaked" their SIM cards so you generally MUST purchase a SIM card that matches not only the service provider, but also the device configuration for which it was engineered. While there might ...


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If, as you say, you can get into download mode (Odin), then you can use the Odin desktop app to re-flash the stock firmware. I encountered the same symptoms multiple times for different reasons, and re-flashing the stock firmware fixed it. The process is a bit tedious but not too complicated: Download and install the Odin desktop app. Obtain the firmware ...


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Have you tried a 3rd-party app like Smart Rotator? Are you tired of switching auto-rotate setting back and forth? This tool can help you auto switching it. You can set auto-rorate/portrait/landscape setting for each app, when you open those apps, it will help you set screen orientation to auto, portrait, landscape automatically.


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Step 7: Don't have auto-reboot checked. (unless it says otherwise somewhere that I'm not aware of) Can you get into download mode with power + volume down ? power + volume up should go to recovery and if there is no OS to boot it likely defaults to recovery. If you can get into download mode, try finding a different compatible recovery like TWRP. I find ...



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