Unbrick soft bricked Samsung Galaxy Core GT-I8262

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This post here is to unbrick soft bricked Samsung Galaxy Core GT-I8262 only. Don’t try this on any other Samsung variant. Also this post is only for a soft bricked device not hard bricked (see the difference). This will flash Samsung Galaxy Core to Android version 4.1.2.

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 GT-I8262
  • 2
    Android ROM for reinstallation
  • 3
    Odin file to flash ROM
  • 4
    PC with Windows OS on it

All the downloading links are provided at the end of the post.

Unbrick soft bricked Samsung Galaxy Core GT-I8262 :-

  • 1
    Download and install Samsung USB drivers, if not already present.
  • 2
    Download and extract Odin zip file.
  • 3
    Download and extract ROM file. You will either get multiple .tar.md5 or .tar files. Launch Odin Odin3 v3.07.exe as Administrator.
      • Click on PDA button and browse file with PDA in its name (if there is only one .tar/tar.md5 file then it is PDA).
      • Click on Phone button and browse file with MODEM in its name (Ignore if not present).
      • Click on CSC button and browse file with CSC in its name (Ignore if not present).
      • Click on BootLoader button and browse file with BOOT in its name (Ignore if not present).
  • 4
    Make sure that only Auto Reboot and F. Reset time are checked. Also make sure that Re-partition check box is unchecked.
  • 5
    Switch off and power your device into Downloading mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power button and releasing only when you see a Warning! screen. Then press Volume up button to finally entering in downloading mode.
  • 6
    Plug in your device into PC using USB cable. If Odin detects your device the ID:COM box will turn into light blue or green. If not, then try reinstalling your device drivers or plug it into a different USB port.unbrick Soft bricked amsung Galaxy Core
  • 7
    Once every step mentioned above is successfully completed, press Start to begin the flashing procedure. DON’T TRY TO INTERRUPT FLASHING PROCEDURE ANYHOW OTHERWISE YOUR DEVICE WILL BE HARD BRICKED.  Flashing process takes time, so be patient.
  • 8
    Once flashing process is successfully completed, Odin will show PASS. Your device will reboot to 4.1.2, first boot is always very long so have patience.

Done!! Your device will be successfully unbricked now.

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    i just got .tar.md5 file and SS.DL.dll…..I dint get PDA MODEM CSC BOOT files….PLease help! :(

    • RohanKandwal

      Sorry for the confusion. If there is only one file then it is PDA. I have updated the post please check. Really sorry for the confusion.


    Help please!!!!!!!!!

  • bergany kaci

    hi, thank you about this tuto so accidentally i chose PDA file from Phone in odin so what can’i do please! :'(

    • RohanKandwal

      Sorry for late reply, was busy with my exams. Anyhow, what problems are you facing? have you tried to install ROM again from PDA?

  • lohith P

    i have done as said above,but phone is stuck in samsung logo

    • RohanKandwal

      Did Odin showed pass message? Have you tried clearing the caches and wiping data? These are the main reasons for bootloop and device getting stuck at manufacturer logo.

      • lohith P

        i got over it and thaks for help…
        even after flashing stock rom phone is rooted in root checker

        • RohanKandwal

          That’s nice. Please explain how you did it. It might help others like you. Did you wiped cache and data partition?

          • lohith P

            i downloaded a recovery tar and flashed with help of odin…then wiped cache and data…
            but how to remove root from my phone?but there is no root app in phone.

          • RohanKandwal

            can you please share the link. You might have flashed a rooted stock firmware recovery. There are manual ways to remove the root binaries, search google or flash a non-rooted stock rom.

            You can follow this tutorial to flash the ROM, just make sure that you are not downgrading the device, in some cases, downgrading a device causes problems and you have to take special steps to prevent that.

          • lohith P

            as i wasn’t getting recovery mode.i downloaded many recovery files,tried with one of them.but later realized that i was holding the buttons for too long.at last it came.
            how to remove root binaries and how to differentiate between rooted and non rooted ROM.

          • RohanKandwal

            Thanks for sharing your experience. Hope that you have solved all your problems. Best of luck for the future.

          • lohith P

            can i reset my phone,does it remove cwm and root

          • RohanKandwal

            If by reset you mean wiping data and cache then no, wiping data will wipe all your internal memory including contacts, messages, etc.

  • hemant kumar

    thanx alot u save my lots of mony bczmy phone is not in warrenty

    • RohanKandwal

      Welcome, glad to be of help.

  • Alex

    Hi, i need some help, my pc doesnt regonize the phone, just says, samsung CDMA technologies… odin too… what should i do? Thank very much!

  • kevin

    help please!! can i use kitkat rom instead of the official rom??

    • RohanKandwal

      Use the official version which you were currently running. You can upgrade if you like but you can’t downgrade.
      I can’t see KitKat version for your device, are you talking about custom ROMs?

  • Danie Britto

    the download mode screen lasts hardly 3 seconds

    • RohanKandwal

      That’s strange. Aren’t you leaving the power button after you are in Download Mode?

  • Aisha16

    in downloading its not extracting odin file from pc solve it plzzz urgent…..:/

    • RohanKandwal

      What do you want mean? You have to extract the Odin file on PC.

  • nitesh talwar

    hey bro rom is not downloading it is saying that try after some time.plz help me