How to Unbrick Samsung Epic 4G – Easy Tutorial

Epic 4GHave you bricked or semi bricked your Samsung Epic 4G device? Then it’s time to Unbrick the same with the help of a small procedure which is mentioned in the due course of the article. So, let’s proceed and check out the procedure directly. This procedure will help all the users who had issues in applying the update which we covered recently as many users reported that these firmwares has semi bricked the Epic 4G device.

Note: Please note that you should not apply this procedure until and unless the phone doesn’t turn ON normally. This process can only be applied by all the users who are facing issues with the phone after applying the firmware. Please note that you need to have the admin rights in your computer and active USB ports or else the firmware won’t be applied successfully.

Disclaimer: At Android Advices, we have made sure in all respects that all the information regarding the firmware update is mentioned correctly in this article. We hold no responsibility in any manner just in case if any damage happens to your Samsung Epic 4G which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions carefully.

So let’s head directly to the procedure wherein you can easily Unbrick your device.

Procedure to Unbrick Samsung Epic 4G device:

  • Download the Samsung Epic 4G Zip package from here along to your computer and unzip the same. In the process of unzipping, you will be prompted to enter the password. Enter the password as “androidadvices.com” without inverted comas.

ENTER PASSWORD UNBRICK EPIC 4G

  • After this turn Off your phone so as to enter the phone in the download mode. Please note that once you extract the zip package, you will see two files which are the firmware file as well as the Odin executable file.

EXTRACTED FILES EPIC 4G

  • To enter the phone in the download mode, you will have to first turn Off the phone, hold the “1” numbered key on your qwerty keypad and then holding these both buttons you will have to Power ON the device with the help of the power button.

Samsung Epic 4G Download MoDE

  • Connect the phone to the computer while keeping the Odin opened. Within a minute, the ID : COM section will turn yellow which will mean that all the drivers have been successfully installed and you are now ready to proceed to the next step.

Select files EPIC 4G

  • Now, in Odin click on “PIT” and select “victory_8G_100528.pit”. After this you need to click on “PDA” and select the file named as “SPH-D700-EC05-8gb-REL”. Please note that you should not select the option of “Re Partition”.
  • Click on the “Start” tab to start the process of firmware update. Once the firmware is updated successfully, the device will be rebooted automatically. Once you see the home screen, you now need to  turn Off the phone so as to enter the device in the recovery mode.
  • The recovery mode can be entered by first turning Off the phone  and then hold the Volume down key, camera simultaneously and then Power ON the device simultaneously after which you will see the recovery mode on your screen.
  • Select “Wipe data / Factory Reset” and “Wipe cache partition” to clear all the cache files if any present in your phone. After this, select “++++ Go Back ++++” and select the option of “Reboot System Now” for restarting the device.
  • To check on which firmware you are currently on, you will have to go to the Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version where you will find the version of Android OS where it will show EC 05. Just in case if the device gets in the boot loop mode then you need to re-apply the whole process from start. Applying this update will basically revert the Epic 4G device to the stock / official firmware.

Do let us know just in case if you face any issues as we will ensure that all the issues will be addressed at the earliest.

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15 comments

  1. Thank you, it worked!

  2. My phone is completely bricked and i cant even turn it on in download mode or anything PLEASE help me. contact me at louiejhill@gmail.com

  3. Hello,

    Thanks for your help. Odin is hanging up each time…here is the log…leaving me in download mode but no results? What am I missing?

    Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:8)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Initialzation..
    Set PIT file..
    DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!

  4. Thanks. This method worked well for me. Only trouble I had was finding the pit file through Odin but I think that was because I extracted the files to the wrong folder.

  5. Hmmm… Reboot phone, plug usb cable into alt. port. Follow above instructions exactly (no variation). You should be able to reboot your phone. I would delete odin and re-download. Look for the latest Samsung epic usb drivers. (I don’t trust windows). Reboot everything, start from scratch.

  6. It recognizes my phone today, but Odin gets stuck at “Factor YFS”, my screen has turned bright green one time, and bright pink on another try :(

  7. what drivers, I thought Odin automatically installed them.

    • Your PC might need Samsung Mobile drivers to detect your phone. For Windows 7 its automatically installed as soon as you connect your phone.

  8. my phone crashed when I tried Sprint’s OTA Gingerbread update, I can get into Download mode but when I tried to run Odin, it got stuck at “Factor YFS” and my screen was bright green.
    Now Odin doesn’t seem to be recognizing my phone.

  9. Thanks for the tutorial. So basically what happened is I had a bricked phone and now I have a unrooted phone with no apps or anything. besides media on sd card.. Why didnt the apps stay on the phone that were on my sd card

  10. Definetly the most organized instructional on this topic

    My phone just wouldnt turn on oneday. When i plug it in the battery icon comes
    on AND i can put it into download mode and factory reset. When i try to turn it on
    samsung appears then it fails to boot and turns back off, which is my problem

    This unfortunatly didnt work any ideas?

    Please help,
    Marcus