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It appears to be that time of the year when many IT manufacturers are issuing major updates to their operating software.

 

Yesterday spent several hours trying to get a Samsung phone to work.  It had uploaded a new system update and then would not restart properly.  And as it a was a major update, had to clear data and do a reboot.  Spent time on another computer finding out what I needed to do, to get my phone working. Eventually it worked !  Preparing for the next time it uploads the same faulty operating system update.  Found out by searching that Samsung users in many countries have had the same problem.

 

Have also noticed that on my other devices there appears to be an increase in software updates, so I am preparing myself, by finding out how to fix problems.

 

 I had become a little bit complacent as I have been using mobile phones and computers for decades now, so thought I was up to date with operating systems and how to fix problems.  How wrong was I ?  I probably have less IT knowledge now than an average 10 year old !

 

Thought it was worth posting a comment, just as a reminder of the need for people to find out the latest ways to tackle basic user problems with the devices they own.  What buttons do you need to press and for how long do you hold them in for, to access an operating system menu, safe mode etc.  What should you do, to try to get your systems working again ?  What you should not do ?  

 

So my task over the next few weeks is to do some research on the devices I own, reading operating manuals, reading the manufactures website on fault fixing, watching Youtube videos etc. Might just save me time and money in the long run !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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if it's android 11 - check in software info - if it says One Ui 3.0 -

to get into recovery factory reset - plug in usb-c into phone and to pc and reboot phone and press volume up and power for a few secs and it will get your to recovery and just do a factory reset. 

 

if it's android 10  check if its 2.0 or 2.1 One Ui - just reboot phone press volume and up.

 

if your phone reboots and it semi bricks - you can go here on pc - download your phone software using this software - https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/tool-frija-samsung-firmware-downloader-checker.3910584/

 

choose your csc eg - btu if your euro and your samsung phone make - like mine will be SM-G985F for s20.

 

then once it's downloaded and decrypted automatic - you go to the folder and use 7zip to extract all firmware. you should see BL,AP,CP, HOME_CSC, OMC_CSC. 

 

download this https://odindownload.com/ it will download and install on your pc dont worry its virus free. most of the android scene use it to flash stock firmware,

 

you can also look on xda as it's the biggest android site.

 

reboot phone into download mode - volume down and power for a few secs it will go in to download mode.

 

open up odin.

 

connect phone - 

 

in the box you put AP in ap, BL in BL, CP in cp, if you want to do dirty flash (Not lose data) choose Home_CSC, press start,

 

this will fix your phone back to normal state.

 

if you get any issues just ping me anytime i can help you. im also admin s20 custom rom beyond on telegram and tester.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • dx100uk changed the title to Computer and Android phone updates aargh......how to unbrick yours!

@CPFC84

 

Thanks for the Samsung/Android information. 

 

I will take the time to study the information provided to equip myself.

 

I am little bit confused, as I had a Samsung  11 Android update recently and the phone was working ok, but there was a message about UI version which I did nothing with. Then yesterday, I switched on phone as normal, it then restarted and seemed to go around in a loop constantly failing to restart properly , going into safe mode.  

 

According to the Samsung website, for my phone M31, it says the Android 11 update is due in April 2021, so not sure why it tried to update last week.  

 

The phone is working ok now.

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