How to return your Samsung Galaxy Indulge to stock
DO NOT CHECK REPARTITION UNLESS k0nane OR I SAY TO
Why the big red warning? Far too many people have broken their devices by not following these instructions! Search the forums, or drop by IRC - you'll see plenty of examples.
These instructions should fix your semi-bricked or broken phone as long as you can get it into download mode. Make sure you have drivers already installed on your Windows computer before starting. Please read them all the way through and then begin.
Things you will need to restore your phone are below.
BY PERFORMING THESE STEPS ALL DATA ON YOUR PHONE WILL BE WIPED AND IT WILL BE RESTORED TO FACTORY STATE. I ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY IF THIS DAMAGES YOUR PHONE OR DOESN'T FIX IT. DO AT YOUR OWN RISK
Download and use this version of Odin 1.61:
Tar files needed to flash are in post #3
Set up the software:
Extract the odin-pit.zip
Make auto-reboot box is checked:
Click PIT and select the acs-indulge.pit that you extracted previously.
Click PDA and select the tar you downloaded
Put your phone in Download Mode:
Make sure the USB cord is unplugged
Remove the battery
Reinsert your battery
Hold down the "9" key
While holding the "9" hold down the power button.
The phone should now be displaying a Yellow Triangle with Downloading... (see next post for image of download mode)
Plug the phone into Computer
Under ID:COM, the box should turn yellow and contain the com port. If it doesn't see Troubleshooting at the end.
Odin should now look like this:
Now you should be able to click Start.
Your phone should auto-reboot when finished and should be working 100%!
This has worked on numerous phone that have partition issues, intermittent booting issues, and many other file system issues.
This returns you back to factory stock, aka Metro/Cricket has no idea stock
Odin isn't detecting the phone?!
It seems frozen and hasn't made any progress for 15 minutesTry a different USB port
Take out battery and plug phone into computer and put into download mode without the battery installed
Uninstall the drivers, reboot, and reinstall the drivers
factoryfs.rfs takes awhile but if it stays on that for longer than 15 minutes unplug the phone and remove the battery and start over
Heimdall and what it means for you
Heimdall is an opensource program that is designed after ODIN to flash firmware. it is cross-platform and runs just the same with a few minor changes. first things first, you need to get it.
Heimdall – Glass Echidna
Download it for the platform of your choice (linux make sure to grab both the cli and the frontend version)
You need to then extract the tar you have downloaded, i recommend using 7zip to do this. you should have a bunch of files all ending in .rfs or .img these are the files you want, i suggest moving them to the desktop for easier finding
Load up Heimdall
it looks like this:
What you want to do then is click on each of the browse buttons filling in the required slots except the pit, as you are not looking to re-partition the device. Once you have the parts all in there click start and watch as it flashes.
If you are testing a new kernel or system, or even a new modem, you dont need to fill up everything, just what you wish to flash.
Download R910 - Option 1 (direct) | Mirrors :: Direct #2
Download R915 - Option 1 (direct) | Mirrors :: Direct #2
This will flash your phone with stock kernel, stock unrooted system and recovery. Just load it in PDA on odin. For Heimdall all you will have is Factoryfs.rfs, zimage, and recovery.bin. (NOTE: The R915 version includes param.lfs.)
Download R910 - Option 2 (direct) | Mirrors :: Direct #2
R915 - Option 2 - coming soon
More of the stock files, including blank data, cache, and dbdata partitions, as well as the efs and param.lfs partitions. If Odin can fix it, other than the modems, it's in here.
Make sure to give a big thanks to k0nane for this file.
Cyc - for the original guide on the epic tweaked and modified to suit the indulge
DRockstar - R915 param.lfs
k0nane - R910 files, R915 factoryfs.rfs
ciper - first Odin tester on Indulge
Stock users - original dumps
I'm in a bit of a pickle. I thought the tar you had posted was for the 915 and flashed it to the phone, and now it's stuck. Any chance of getting the Cricket tar and possibly a pit file to go with it?
This worked perfectly on my galaxy indulge metro pcs 9.10. thank you. so, this restored my phone to the condition it was in when i bought it, besides ironman being gone from my sd card. perfect.