I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 that when hot after intensive use, the day after while rebooting it got stuck to the Samsung initial logo screen and could never start again.
I have tried the boot tricks : - Safe mode: won't go pass the logo screen (tried power + menu) - Recovery mode: won't start either (tried volue up+menu+power) --> When doing that the screen goes black, the phone looks to be off --> There is no SD card in the phone, is it required ?
I tried before those action to do both a soft reset and hard reset to no effect.
The only thing i can get the phone to is the odin mode (volume down + home + power) From there i used Heimdall to check if the device was detected and it was, i could even download the pit file (but don't know how to check it's content). I was thinking of doing a dump, but this option have been removed since it was not effective.
This being the situation, the phone have not been backed up (nor locally, nor online) and I wish to recover the address book (and optionally SMS) so I would like to try all option that would allow me to keep those data before trying anything destructive.
Any hint, help and ideas would be appreciated, Thank you in advance