Unbrick soft bricked Samsung Galaxy Win / Grand Quattro GT-I8552

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This post here is to unbrick soft bricked Samsung Galaxy Win / Grand Quattro GT-I8552 only. Please don’t try this on any other Galaxy Win/Quatrro variant. Also this post here is only for soft bricked device only not hard bricked (see the difference). This will flash Samsung Galaxy Win/Grand Quattro 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-I8552
  • 2
    Android OS Firmware
  • 3
    Odin file
  • 4
    PC with Windows OS on it

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

Procedure to unbrick soft bricked Samsung Galaxy Win/Grand Quattro GT-I8552 :-

  • 1
    Install Samsung USB drivers for GT-I8552, if not already present, download and install drivers from the links at the end of the post.
  • 2
    Download and extract the firmware zip file, you will get a .tar.md5 file along with some other files.
  • 3
    Download and extract Odin zip file, you will get Odin3 v3.07.exe, a .pit file along with some other files. Run Odin3 v3.07.exe as Administrator.
  • 4
    Click on PDA button and browse .tar.md5 file that you got after extracting firmware zip file.
  • 5
    Click on PIT button and browse for a file with  .pit extension.
  • 6
    Make sure that Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time check boxes are checked. Also if you have selected PIT file in the previous step then make sure that Re-partition is also selected.
  • 7
    Switch off and boot your device in downloading mode by holding volume down + home + power button until you see a construction Android icon with a yellow triangle appearing on the screen. Now press volume up to enter into downloading mode.
  • 8
    Now connect your device to PC using USB Cable. If Odin detects your device,  the ID: COM box will turn to light blue with the COM port number and the log box will show Added. If your device isn’t detected then make sure that device drivers are correctly installed. Also try to re-plug your device to another USB port.Unbrick soft bricked Samsung Galaxy Win/Grand Quattro GT-I8552
  • 9
    Once everything is correct, press Start to start flashing procedure. This may take from 5-20 minutes. DON’T UNPLUG YOUR DEVICE WHILE FLASHING IS BEING PERFORMED OTHER YOUR DEVICE MAY GET HARD BRICKED.
  • 10
    Once the flashing process is completed, your device will restart and you will see PASS with green background in ID: COM box.

Done!! Your device is successfully unbricked now.

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Rohan Kandwal

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  • Xperia Neo

    this doesn’t work!

    • RohanKandwal

      This won’t help anyone. Little more info?

  • PLkaran

    Hey frnds, Plz help me to recover frm boot loop problem in my samsung galaxy grand quattro. I tired to recover from Odin but mobile doesn’t appear/recognize by odin(Kies also installed).

  • Raseef KT

    what file should I download for firmware. there are somany countries with difrent versions. even lot of varients for India

    • RohanKandwal

      Flash a firmware for your country which is the most latest one. Always flash latest firmware.

  • Raseef KT

    when I click start, the screen shows that ‘signature verification failed’ in the downloading mode. what should I do, the problem persist after I flashed the CWM recovery and rooted with supersu.

  • Rajesh Bhoir

    my samsung galaxy grand quattro is hard bricked, please help me to solve this problem

  • Alex Ice

    can i use another firmware off another link

  • Narayan Singh

    my samsung galaxy grand quattro is hard bricked, please help me to solve this problem