Unbrick soft bricked Samsung Galaxy 5 I5500

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This is  guide to unbrick soft bricked Samsung Galaxy 5 I5500 only. Don’t try it on any other Galaxy 5 variant. Also this post is for a device which is soft bricked NOT hard bricked (see here for the difference).

We are not responsible for any data loss or other problems that occur by using this tutorial. Flashing ROM deletes internal memory. Use at your own risk.

Requirements :-

  • 1
    Samsung USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy 5 I5500
  • 2
    Android OS Firmware
  • 3
    Odin file
  • 4
    PC with Windows OS on it

Procedure to unbrick soft bricked Samsung Galaxy 5 I5500 :-

  • 1
    Download and install Samsung USB drivers if not already present from the links at the end of the post.
  • 2
    Download and extract Odin zip file. You will get Odin Multi Downloader v4.28.exe and EUROPA_I5508_v1.0.ops.
  • 3
    Download and extract your ROM. You will find a single .tar or multiple .tar.md5 files.
  • 4
    Run Odin Multi Downloader v4.28.exe as Administrator. Click on OPS button and browse EUROPA_I5508_v1.0.ops.
  • 5
    Start your device in downloading mode by pressing volume down + power + home button. Once you  are in downloading mode plug in your device into PC using USB cable. If Odin detects your device COM port will turn yellow.Downloading mode unbrick soft bricked Samsung Galaxy 5 I5500
  • 6
    If you got single .tar file then check One Package in Options. Next click on PDA button and browse the .tar.
  • 7
    If you got multiple .tar.md5 files then do the following :-
    • Click on BOOT and browse for file with BOOTLOADER or BOOT in its name
    • Click on PHONE and select file with MODEM in its name.
    • Click on PDA and browse a file with PDA or CODE in it’s name.
    • Click on CSC and browse for a file with CSC in it’s name.
  • 8
    Make sure that Auto Reboot and Protect OPS check boxes are checked in Options.
  • 9
    Once everything is done, click on Start button to start flashing process. This process may take a from 5 – 20 minutes. DON’T UNPLUG YOUR DEVICE WHILE FLASHING PROCESS IS RUNNING OTHERWISE YOUR DEVICE WILL BE HARD BRICKED.Odin setup to unbrick soft bricked Samsung Galaxy 5 I5500
  • 10
    Once flashing process is finished, your device will reboot into Gingerbread 2.x.

Done!! Your device should be unbricked now.

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Rohan Kandwal

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