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Old 04-22-2012, 12:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I should be thankful I bought a Samsung Galaxy S2 for I have tried all possible methods to factory reset my phone but it just rebooted normally as if nothing happened. The weird thing is that it always reloads to a particular time setting. Any changes (messages, contacts, logs, apps) would be lost after that date. Even apps that I have uninstalled would reappear!

It started (I think...) when my Dolphin Browser was automatically updated to a newer version (can't remember what version that was). After that, Force Close errors started appearing.

I'm running a rooted Android 2.3.4 with kernel version 2.6.35.7-I9100XXKG1-CL349526 se.infra@SEP-39 #2
I have installed ClockWorkMod v2.0 which I tried profusely to practically "brick" my phone but it wouldn't budge. This is one tough mother******* phone I should say (well, at least mine is...).

I've tried reflashing from CWM and Download Mode to ICS 4.0 but after it "successfully" flashed, the phone rebooted to the old kernel with all the old settings and apps. So my phone is practically stuck in time.

I can't flash it back to factory settings so I can't send it back to the shop.

Guys! Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? Can someone please help me... I'm quite savvy in computers, phones, and basic electronics. Suggest anything! I'll try it!


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Old 06-01-2012, 02:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Re: I cannot factory reset no matter what I do

Have you tried flashing the phone using Odin on a PC?

Might be worth a try if not?

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Old 06-01-2012, 10:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi JayJ,

Thanks for the suggestion. I have tried that way back when I was trying to flash ICS. It did look like it successfully flashed but after rebooting, the old kernel was back.

So I'm still stuck...
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm stumped, the only thing I can think of is that the partition layout or something is screwed? I've never heard of this before!

I would suggest you try posting on XDA, there are some clever people on there.

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Old 06-06-2012, 09:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Well, I finally brought it back to the service center today. And sure enough, the warranty was voided. They tried something but it was just an exercise in futility.

Next stop: xdadevelopers forum...

Hope my luck is better over there
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