I've bricked my old Galaxy S (GT-I9000) into a bootloop.

Trying to fix that, I've uploaded Semaphore's ClockworkMod Recovery to my device successfully via Linux.

However, when I press VUP+POWER+HOME, I get to the boot screen and it keeps flashing without booting into recovery mode.

Download mode works fine.

What can I do to restore the functionality of my device?


You should try flashing a stock rom on your Galaxy S with Odin.

  • I don't have Windows at the moment, and apparently Odin doesn't work with Linux.
    – jcora
    Jun 15 '13 at 16:10
  • Checking the Odin tag-wiki here, you can find an alternative working on Linux as well: Heimdall (again a tag-wiki here ;)
    – Izzy
    Jun 15 '13 at 16:25

Following this worked: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=30206455.

Basically I flashed zImage from FixRecovery.tar and removed my SIM (Don't know why that works, it's probably not required).

  • Is that safe? Will it change your official ROM? Will it wipe any data on your phone - contacts, SMS, photos, etc.? I am new in this stuff. Mar 16 '14 at 18:10
  • @Anar don't know man. Follow at your own risk. My phone is dead now, for other reasons though. But yeah that changes the "official ROM", and always backup when you're messing with ROMs.
    – jcora
    Mar 16 '14 at 18:23

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