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Mobile hung on align screen page despite aligning screen several times. mobile was working fine. suddenly system was hung. tried to hard format using call and end button on start up page. ever since the mobile is hung on that page. even though I have aligned the screen several times. the problem persists. i am given to understand that i need to flash my mobile. is it true. if it is so, how can my mobile be flashed. is there any software that i need to download

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Hi,
Please try this with windows XP


Make sure you:
Turned off any Firewall you have on the PC.
Not running the update in Safe Mode.
Not to perform any other work on your PC.
Make sure the phone is fully charged (important)
Do not update from a PC where you have limited rights. Eg. Internet Cafe, Work etc.
Prefer Laptop as if you have electricity dropped you will have some extra battery and wont harm your phone.
Use only one USB port for you Omnia update, the best one it works for you. Do not try multiple.


Steps used for updating under Windows XP (32 bit).

  1. Make the Install Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5 (once)
  2. Make Install the Samsung Modem Driver XP (once)
  3. http://rapidshare.com/files/179674742/MODEM_DRIVER_FOR_XP.zip
  4. Reboot the PC.
  5. After the first 2 steps try to disconnect your Omnia from USB and connect it back on. Repeat it 1-2 times so the PC can recognize the phone.
    Leave the phone connected for about 10-15 minutes. If it disconnects by itself most probably you have to repeat the procedure from 1st step.
    It is advised to reboot your PC also.
  6. Make sure that have backup all your important stuff (contacts, pictures etc).
  7. Switch OFF the phone by holding the Power button for ~5 seconds.
  8. Run the updater. (Works the same way for Original or Cooked ROMs)
  9. Switch ON the phone again by holding the Power button.
  10. Press START and happy flashing. Do not move your phone or the USB wire as it might fail during flashing.
  11. Wait until the updater shows JOB DONE! DO NOT DISCONNECT BEFORE.
  12. Disconnect your phone.
  13. Leave the phone to reboot 2 times, calibrate screen and finish the start-up procedure.
  14. Enjoy the new firmware.

This is for windows 7 and vista

Things you'll need on Vista:
VMware Workstation (latest will work)

Microsoft Windows XP CD or .ISO image and the serial key

2gb of free disk spaceSafety Tips before starting:

Use the ones that mentioned for Windows XP.

Make sure you turn off the USB on the Windows Mobile Device

Center.How-to disable it. Go to Windows Mobile Device Center:

Mobile Settings -> Connection Settings -> Untick "Allow USB Connections".

After flashing tick it back.Let's start:
  • First install VMware's Workstation. You can get a trial version at http://www.vmware.com/
  • If you have an .ISO image of your Windows XP CD on your hard disk like I do, you won't need the CD, otherwise you'll need it. If you don't have the image, put the CD into your CD/DVD-ROM.
  • Run the workstation.
  • Go to FILE -> NEW -> VIRTUAL MACHINE and choose TYPICAL. On the next tab select the source from where you want to install a virtual Windows XP operating system (CD or image).
  • On the next tab, press next. When the dialog appears, choose YES.
  • Now enter a name for your virtual XP machine and choose a location where you want to save the machine - it's good to have at least 2gb of free space!
  • On the nex tab, I've chosen 2.5gb. I think that's enough, if you wish only to flash your ROM. You can choose to install the machine to a single file or splitted. I've chosen single.
  • On the next tab, click Customize Hardware button and select "USB Controller". Make sure High-Speed USB 2.0 and Auto connect USB devices are checked. Press OK, then press FINISH.
  • Maybe you'll get a warning from VMware but don't bother, just skip it.
  • The Windows installation process should follow. The installation took on my PC for about 25min.
  • When the setup has finished, you can normally run and use Windows XP via WMware.
  • Update your XP machine via Windows Update, reboot and start flashing.
Flashing:
  1. Make the Install Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5 (once)
  2. Make Install the Samsung Modem Driver XP (once)
  3. Reboot the PC.
  4. After the first 2 steps try to disconnect your Omnia from USB and connect it back on. Repeat it 1-2 times so the PC can recognize the phone.
    Leave the phone connected for about 10-15 minutes. If it disconnects by itself most probably you have to repeat the procedure from 1st step.
    It is advised to reboot your PC also.
  5. Make sure that have backup all your important stuff (contacts, pictures etc).
  6. Switch OFF the phone by holding the Power button for ~5 seconds.
  7. Run the updater. (Works the same way for Original or Cooked ROMs)
  8. Switch ON the phone again by holding the Power button.
  9. Press START and happy flashing. Do not move your phone or the USB wire as it might fail during flashing.
  10. Wait until the updater shows JOB DONE! DO NOT DISCONNECT BEFORE.
  11. Disconnect your phone.
  12. Leave the phone to reboot 2 times, calibrate screen and finish the start-up procedure.
  13. Enjoy the new firmware.
Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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