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Samsung responds to Galaxy S II / Note eMMC bug problem

15 June, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Samsung responds to Galaxy S II / Note eMMC bug problem - read the full textIf you own a Samsung Galaxy S II or the Galaxy Note and are a regular member of the xda-developers forum, you may already be aware of a bug with some of these devices where erasing the eMMC could hard brick your phone. This problem would surface if the user tried to flash a custom ROM or kernel...


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i have got a dead note n7000 :(

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  • 2013-04-17 15:01
  • NhJx

> In reply to THK @ 2012-12-11 23:55 from 3q}k - click to readdear bro. I had been through this complete experience and for sure its hard to resist. i rooted my galaxy note n7000 with ics 4.04 installed by using an apk software called Exynos abuse v 1.5 after rooting i downloaded the new jellybean rom from xda that is considered to be the best in this world for galaxy note by the xda developers but please please dont do it its a dummy ram with a lot of basic galaxy note functions missing and you will find a bug everytime you do something new with your mobile. after downloading the zip file of 700 mb i unzipped it and then used odin to flash my mobile using pc. aftervrealising that xda is far far behind the samsung developers i was stuck in a situation where i decided to sale my note. finally i had to remove the xda jb and revert back to origibal stock rom 2.3 gingerbread working best. i believe gingerbread is best suoted to this note one. if you want any further detail of how i did all that please email me at

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  • 2013-02-14 11:21
  • uZa%

So, let's get one thing clear:

If you have an official stock ROM on your Galaxy S2, and decide to flash a new official stock version (either via Kies/OTA or Odin), is it safe to do it? For example, flashing an official ICS stock ROM (downloaded from SamMobile) via Odin.

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  • 2012-12-11 23:55
  • 3q}k

> In reply to jonathan p. @ 2012-09-26 09:42 from wHrS - click to readyes you have the bug it is built in by factory ,you just need to flash a safe kernel first via odin ,after that you can flash any rom you want

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  • 2012-11-27 15:02
  • 3cd7

I have hard bricked Galaxy Note GT-N7000... It was under 4.0.4 ICS offical from Samsung.. I tried to install the other rom when it got hard-bricked.. So there shouldn't be problem with service and fixing? BTW it is already at service...

My regards, Nedzad :)

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  • 2012-10-16 16:14
  • d@9F

I have an AT&T Samsung Galaxy S2 (SGH-I777) and I'm using AOKP 7.3.2012. I would like to try cMIUI but I'm affraid to hardbrick my phone when I'll wipe/data. Do somebody knows if it is safe to wipe using AOKP kernel? Any recommendation is very welcome.


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  • 2012-10-10 17:30
  • y6dJ

i have a galaxy note from spain and received an update from gb 2.3.6 to ics 4.0.3 via OTA.. am i affected with this bug?? thanks for those replying

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  • 2012-09-26 09:42
  • wHrS

ive buggered my note up its stuck on samsung screen and wont turn on,i can reboot into cwr and odin but no matter what i flash it still wont boot up is this note officially dead?ive tried stock gb stock ics and also kingdroid i did back up but that wont load cant factort reset or wipe it just hangs nay help please....

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  • 2012-09-17 01:26
  • iL}9

Ijust got hard brick whith cf root kernel...

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  • 2012-08-03 22:44
  • mQsL

Will the new patches or ROM could restore emmc bricked block?

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  • 2012-07-30 16:55
  • RJ7r

> In reply to Khalid @ 2012-07-06 19:54 from fvLc - click to readI think your mixedup a little doing a resetcan hard brick your phone and booting in to recovery can also brick your phone so think you had a different problem not with eMMc code in the recovery partition pal?

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  • 2012-07-10 01:20
  • JCA1

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-16 16:26 from 6km5 - click to readi had the same problem after upgrading OTA in Egypt, u have to do a factory data reset, go to settings > back up and reset > factory data reset.

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  • 2012-07-06 19:54
  • fvLc

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-18 13:40 from nTpT - click to readLmao. So many troll bridges here. What to do. Why not try answering the actual question? Oh that would be too easy. Also wouldn't leave room for all the irrelevant trolling.

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  • 2012-06-19 17:15
  • q8Q8

> In reply to JackSkellington @ 2012-06-17 15:40 from q8Q8 - click to readhey how r u? Samsung police!!! yeah Flashing is a bless loll people beware Samsung police in the House hahahaha

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  • 2012-06-18 13:40
  • nTpT

if in any doubt, use pc odin to go back to GB, or use abyss kernal and restart recovery.

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  • 2012-06-17 15:44
  • M3s@

> In reply to no more samsung @ 2012-06-16 10:50 from KRV} - click to readAnd who do yu believe is not doing this to you?

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  • 2012-06-17 15:40
  • q8Q8

> In reply to Jasveen @ 2012-06-16 16:33 from 3pYh - click to readAnd you use?

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  • 2012-06-17 15:39
  • q8Q8

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-17 00:20 from kg3x - click to readObviously you don't really need a smart phone then or you would know the advantages Android has over the others. IOS and WP run a little(not light years) smoother due to the fact that they are only app drawers while Android is more like a computer and actually does things

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  • 2012-06-17 15:38
  • q8Q8

I have been flashing my sgs2 regularly for more than a year now. Nothing has happened. And Chainfire´s app tells me that my phone has the bug..

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  • 2012-06-17 11:55
  • m1va

I don't know why people think stock ics kernels are unsafe.It's only CWM and rooting which causes problem.

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  • 2012-06-17 09:02
  • utmU

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