szanka, on Jul 2 2010, 02:17, said:
hello, i've bricked my omnia 2 when my w7 x64 crashed during flashing. The phone couldn't be turned on, there was a sign of /!\ as other users said. WHen the phone was off and i've pluged in the usb, there was battery charging monit on the screen.
I couldn't do anything under 7, tried to flash dozens od times.
Under xp sp3, it was done in the first attempt, though!
So if you have /!\ after turning on, and can charge - try to flash under xp sp3
While i'm a little late to this party, that situation is easy to fix. We, the i9000 (<---three zeros) crowd, call that the "phone-!-pc" screen. I liken it to a computer booting without a OS.
A little back story on how I got to MoDaCo...
I am an avid Android flasher. We use a program called ODIN to flash Sammy android phones, but only in worst case scenario. I was at work and a technician noticed we had the same phone (I'm in the US, a T-mobile Vibrant). He hired me to tweak his phone. He loved it, then gave me a O2 to work some magic. I didn't know anything about flashing a Win Mo phone. I'd done some reg hacks on the original Moto Q, but was lost otherwise.
Here I am, Octan running, drivers driving, .nbo's PDA'n, modems chiming, and the phone freezes at 23 percent. I freak out. I start looking at what next? I pull the cable, reset Octan to try again. I didn't see the phone ! pc screen until the 40th time i tried it. I was looking in the classifieds to find a replacement for this guy, ready to buy. Then I saw the phone ! pc screen. It was actually a relief! That was one of very few times i have praised Samsung. This was familiar territory, my i9000 saw that once when i screwed up a voodoo rom.
So, the way to fix?
1. Separate all cables from phone and pc, nothing can be connected
2. Restart comp with drivers in place.
3. Get ROM ready
4. Start OCTAN
5. Load and detect OCTAN
6. With cable plugged into a POWERED hub ONLY, pull the battery
7. Plug cable into phone
8. Insert battery
1 of three things will happen
phone goes into DL mode after charging for a few seconds
phone only charges
phone ! pc shows up
all of these are good, the first, the best.
if it only charges, turn it on to get DL mode
If phone ! pc shows up, go back to 4
9. Breath easy
Remember, phone ! pc is a sign all is not lost!
Powered hub you say? yes, that is the only way i can complete a flash. I don't know the specifics, but i guess it has to do with current (amps).