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    Galaxy S2 Soft Bricked

    Hello, I have a Galaxy S2 GT-I9100.

    Yesterday I was trying to flash an insecure kernel to install custom ROMs.
    Odin3 was getting stuck on "zImage" but I finally got it to work.
    The problem was that CWM wasn't working properly so I tried flashing a different kernel and this time it failed.
    Now my phone displays "firmware upgrade encountered an issue. please select recovery mode in kies" when I turn it on normally on or recovery mode. Luckily I can still fo into download mode.

    I'm guessing what I need to do is flash the stock kernel (mine uses XWKI4) and that would be it. The problem is that the links to multiupload, where the stock kernel is hosted, for some reason don't work for me. Even if they did, now for some reason Odin3 will always get stuck on zImage even when I have closed Kies with the task manager and I'm running Odin3 as administrator.

    Please help me.

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    Have you tried downloading the files a few times? A bad download will cause all kinds of issues.
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    The page won't load at all. =\

    Thanks for replying so quickly by the way.

    Will "CF-Root-SGS2_XW_NEE_KI4-42-v4.2-CWM4" work?

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    I am not sure then. Might have been taken down. I am not near a computer right now...anyone have any mirror links?

    ***tappin from sumfin***
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    Thanks. But do you know of maybe other insecure kernels that would fix it?

    And why Oding gets stuck on zImage?

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    Not off hand. While I know the fundamental workings of android...this phone I am not overly famier with. I have the fascinate. I don't wantbto guess and get you screwed up. Someone will be along soon...or I will look for the infobwhen back to the office.

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    Thanks a lot dude

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    Who is your carrier and which country are you in?
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    I also tried following this guide: How to update Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 to Gingerbread XXKG1 2.3.4 Firmware | Android Advices

    but it gets stuck on "factoryfs.img" =\


    Edit: Is this the stock kernel I should use? "T-I9100_XEU_I9100XWKI4_I9100XEUKH2_I9100XXKI1"
    Last edited by Koga001; 02-17-2012 at 11:12 AM.

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    Koga, ollie needs to know the country and carrier you are with...all devices are unique to the files you need.
    I cut corners till I break it.
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