Samsung Tab A Soft or hard brick?

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  1. Owenge
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    So, Last night i tried to install TWRP on my Tab A (Android v. 7.1.1/ Super User) it said it failed so i tried a couple more time (made a back up before hand). So after every thing I tried booting into my recovery mood and when it rebooted it was stuck on:
    Odin Mode
    Product name: SM-T350
    Current Binary: Custom
    System Status: Custom
    Warranty Void: 0x1 (4)

    Qualcomm Secureboot: Enable (CSB)
    Ap Swerev: S1, T1, H1, R1, A1, P1

    Secure Download: Enable
    It also has the Default boot logo on it with the words above to the top left (the blue download screen does not show but i can get to it)

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    Edit: I was able to get it working, thank you everyone :lol:
     
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  2. Roamin64

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    Seems like a soft brick to me. Grab the correct image from sammobile.com and just flash it in odin mode and you should be fixed.
     
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    By that, what do you mean? (yes ik odin mood, and yes i have Odin3 )
     
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    Definitely a softbrick, you could erase your entire NAND and Odin mode will still work so you definitely can recover your tablet (provided you have the right firmware to flash onto it - and if you really erased your NAND, a valid PIT file too).

    What Roamin64 is saying is to download the official firmware from sammobile or any other similiar website and re-flash it to your device via odin, so it'll be up and working again.
     
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    Sadly, sammobile has become a pain in the ass to get stuff from. Free downloads take forever.
     
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    can anyone PM me the files.... I can't find anything :sad:
     
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    True that. I was quoting Roamin64 in that post, but if I need an official Samsung firmware nowadays I just google it and I only use sammobile just as a last resort.
     
  8. Owenge
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    Never mind, i found something
    Edit: Does the country matter?
     
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    Hard bricks are nearly impossible on most Android devices.
    Flash the latest official ROM for your device, it will overwrite recovery.
    Alternatively take just the recovery from the latest ROM and flash that.
     
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    you sure you didnt just press the wrong combo of buttons? as there is a way to get into odin download mode and the other is recovery :P like on my s5power vol up and home + power goes to recover but vol down home power goes into odin
     
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  11. Owenge
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    Nope
    Power+volume down: recovery
    Power+ volume down+ home= Odin mode
    (Volume up and power doesn't do anything)
     
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    The country doesn't matter much. Some preinstalled apps may change, but as long as it is for the same model, you should be fine. I myself have the korean one on my Tab S.
     
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    i did say volume up home and power but that is for my s5 but vol down home and power is odin mode


    Hard Reset SAMSUNG T350 Galaxy Tab A
    i just googled it its volume up then home then power and hold all 3 down gets you into recovery


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    just checked on my tm-310 tab a 7" and its also volume up home and power for recovery and volume down home power for odin mode
     
  14. Owenge
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    1. Didn't work :wink:
    2. https://samsunggalaxyrom.com/firmware/update-galaxy-tab-a-sm-t350-t350xxu1cqj1-android-7-1-1
    yes?

    Edit: 4 hour download -_-
     
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    1. kies?
    2. just trying to flash the ofw now

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    Instead of downloading it from another place, can i use samsung smart switch

    Edit: can't find anything -_-
     
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