23-04-2012 08:58 PM
Scrub that. I was being a fool - I forgot to Load/Customise.
Well it got a bit further this time and chucked a load of text onto the screen after a reboot. Then I got the music, etc. but now it's constantly looping the S animation sequence.
23-04-2012 09:01 PM
Right, I VolUpHomePowered it and it came up with a number of options in blue at the top:
reboot system now
apply update from sdcard
wipe data/factory reset
wipe cache partition
Trying a reboot... Logo, music, animation, animation, animation...
23-04-2012 09:15 PM
I just flashed for a third time and it's now staying put on the screen with the big S and GALAXY S at the bottom. Plus there's no startup music any more.
I'm beginning to believe that perhaps this phone's hardware isn't too clever and I fear that Vodafone might tell me to naff off because I tried flashing it through non-Kies avenues.
23-04-2012 09:23 PM
23-04-2012 09:31 PM
23-04-2012 09:33 PM
I even tried pleading with it (I know it wasn't in your instructions but you didn't say NOT to plead with it either).
I booted into recovery mode and there's a green android standing next to a triangle with a yellow ! in it. The yellow writing says:
-- Copying media files...
Successfully copied meida [sic] files.
# MANUAL MODE #
-- Appling [sic] Multi-CSC...
Can't access to '/system/csc/VOD/system/'.
Successfully applied multi-CSC.
If that means anything.
Anyway from the top options in blue, should I try a wipe data/factory reset?
23-04-2012 09:52 PM
If you get the S logo you need to wait for it to boot
Are you puting the phone into download mode, if so the android is all yellow looks like a road works sign
when it was flashing did you see a blue line increesing under the yellow android when it gets to the end the phone will reset
it will show the Samsing Galaxy then loads of txt and a little yelow android in the back ground after that it will reboot and show the S this can take a bit before it all loads
If you have not seen any of the above then somthing is wrong
This is Download mode
This is recovery mode
To flash your phone needs to be in Download mode
23-04-2012 09:58 PM
Yes it was in download mode when I flashed.
I wiped the cache and the data and then rebooted it. It stayed on the logo for a bit before going into setup for the keyboard, wifi and accounts. But then it went all weird on me again, blank screen. When I pressed the power button it went to the sand dune screen and told me to swipe to unlock but then it just went all blank again, although the battery and wifi icons were on the top. And no network. I've rebooted it and it's stuck back on the S logo again.
23-04-2012 10:03 PM - edited 23-04-2012 10:07 PM
Ok ok don't panic go back in to recovery mode and do another factory wipe when its finished in recovery mode pull the battery and wait put the battery back in and press the power again if the same thing happens re flash it souds like the boot loader is corupted this can be from before
If this happens the only other way is the odin method which is not as easy
23-04-2012 10:19 PM - edited 23-04-2012 10:21 PM
Flashed again and it's stuck on the power-on GALAXY S screen.
I think it's broke.
Shame, nice phone.
Thanks for all your help though chaps. I will now have to take it to a service centre, the nearest of which is 20 miles away.
23-04-2012 10:22 PM - edited 23-04-2012 10:31 PM
shame you not near me this is deff the boat loader that was damaged with kies
To fix flashing back is needed
Shame yoiur not in Yorkshire i could of sorted it
One last question when you flashed did you put a tick in re partition as this could also be a boatloader clash
re patition removes the previouse corupt bootloader