Unbrick Soft Bricked Samsung Galaxy S5 (All Versions)

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This post here is to unbrick soft bricked Samsung Galaxy S5 only. This tutorial applies to all versions of Samsung Galaxy S5, just make sure that you download the firmware for your model of S5 only. Also this post is for soft bricked devices only not hard bricked ( see the difference between soft brick and hard brick ).

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 :-

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    Odin for flashing your Samsung Galaxy S5
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    Stock firmware for your model of Galaxy S5
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    Samsung USB drivers
  • 4
    PC with Windows on it

How to unbrick soft bricked Samsung Galaxy S5 (All versions)

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    Find the correct model number of your Samsung Galaxy S5. Model information is printed on the box in which the smartphone was pack and also under the battery. Finding correct model number of your device is very important, so be sure that you have the correct model number.
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    After downloading the correct firmware, extract it. Inside, you will find a .tar.md5 file.
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    Download and extract Odin3 v3.09.zip on your PC.  Inside, you will find Odin3 v3.09.exe. Run it as Administrator.
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    Power off and boot your device in Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power buttons simultaneously until you see a Warning Screen. Release all the buttons and press Volume Up to enter in Download Mode.
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    Once in Download Mode, connect your device to PC via USB cable. If the drivers were installed correctly, Odin will detect your device. If not, re-read the driver installation guide once more. Added message when Odin detects your device - Unbrick Soft Bricked Samsung Galaxy S5 (All Versions)
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    On Odin, press AP button and browse for the .tar.md5 firmware file you got in step 3.
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    Make sure that only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Timer boxes are checked. Double check to make sure that Re-partition box is unchecked.Odin configuration - Unbrick Soft Bricked Samsung Galaxy S5 (All Versions)
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    Re-check all the steps above, once you are sure that you have followed this guide correctly, press the Start button to begin the flashing procedure. INTERRUPTING THE FLASHING PROCEDURE, ONCE IT HAS STARTED CAN RESULT IN A HARD BRICKED DEVICE.
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    Flashing procedure might take about 10 minutes. Once the procedure is complete, Odin will show PASS! message and your device will reboot.Odin shows Pass when Unbrick Soft Bricked Samsung Galaxy S5 (All Versions) tutorial is successfully completed
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    First boot is always the longest, so it your device might take few minutes to show you the Welcome Screen.

That’s it! You have successfully unbricked Samsung Galaxy S5 device.

Troubleshooting:-

  • Connection Failure or Odin doesn’t detect your device – This means that either device drivers are not installed or there is some problem with the installed drivers. Follow our guide to install Samsung USB drivers and make sure that Kies isn’t running in the background. Kies is badly known to interfere with Odin.
  • Odin shows FAIL! message –  This means that something went wrong with the flashing procedure. Disconnect and power off your device, close Odin and follow the procedure once again. If the problem persist, post a comment in the comment section below including how you bricked your Galaxy S5, model number and which firmware version you were previously on and which you are currently trying to install.
  • Bootloop – Bootloop means that your device reboots continuously. This might be due to invalid cache and data state. Boot your device in Recovery mode by pressing and holding Power + Volume Up + Home buttons until you see Recovery Mode. From there, perform a cache wipe and then a factory reset and then reboot.

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