My S2 froze, I took out the battery and restarted it but it kept freezing on the pin screen. I have tried both soft and hard resets but still cannot get the phone to work. When performing the hard reset, I am able to reset it, but on rebooting it freezes on the 'installing applications' screen.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!



Have you tried starting it in Safe Mode?

Press and hold the Power key to boot up your Samsung GT-I9100 Galaxy S II. After the start-up animation begins to display, press and hold the Volume down key. When the lock screen is displayed Safe mode is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen. To boot your Samsung GT-I9100 Galaxy S II in normal mode again restart your device.

If you've installed / updated something recently, try removing it and see...

If that doesn't work, you might need to effectively re-install the OS by flashing a ROM of choice

If you can boot to recovery, flash a new ROM (or a new version of the stock Samsung ROM). Check out the relevant forum on XDA-Developers. Else, use ODIN to flash via your PC and USB cable.

Be mindful of the model and variant - the international i9100 differs from other US based variants.

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