I was attempting to install ClockworkMod and CynogenMod10 for my phone using odin.

I followed the steps listed here


And used (Admittedly this was stupid since my phone was running froyo, But I wasn't able to find the froyo build for this, the links are all dead.)

And now I think I'm hard-bricked. Neither adb, nor odin, nor Linux can see/recognize the device.

I've already tried a list of things - power+home+Volume-up (Nothing happens, flashes at the samsung screen and stays there) - Power+W (Takes me to little kernel mode, still no detection by any of the tools) - Power+T (same result as power+Home+Vol-up) - Power+Q (") - Power+A (")

Any Idea what can be done here? I'm absolutely running out of ideas about what to do. Any help is appreciated.

  • If you can't access neither recovery mode nor download mode then you won't be able to recover the phone.
    – Peter
    Mar 5, 2013 at 8:03
  • No recovery is possible in anyway?
    – ffledgling
    Mar 5, 2013 at 8:06
  • Take it to a shop that can actually recover your handset via JTAG.
    – t0mm13b
    May 27, 2013 at 13:47
  • @t0mm13b I've taken it to the official Samsung store and they said they can't do it and will have to replace the motherboard. (I guess they can't flash their motherboards). I read about JTAG but I don't know of a shop in my area (or even state/country) that can do this. :/
    – ffledgling
    May 29, 2013 at 12:54
  • Google around on ebay or somewhere - it may need to be posted abroad to get it JTAG'ged to revive it. No can do!
    – t0mm13b
    May 29, 2013 at 15:18

2 Answers 2


turn it off and then, when you are turning it on press power + q in same time.

  • Please read the question again. I've already stated that it has no effect.
    – ffledgling
    Mar 27, 2013 at 9:25

Odin, firmware, no battery no usb cord, put the battery on, power+e for 10 seconds, connect to pc, and odin maybe will recognize it.

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