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Big Problem with my Samsung S2 GT-I9210t. Help?

by Dave85Au / April 24, 2013 9:14 PM PDT

Hi I have a Samsung galaxy 2 4g. It had a problem with water damage and I got it repaired at the shop, The next day I put my sim card in and nothing happened, when I took it back to the shop the guy told me that there was no IMEI number, I never modified my phone in any way.
Anyway I did a factory reset and now when my phone loads it is stuck on a black screen only displaying the top drop down bar, with the time, wifi, gps etc buttons.
There is no wallpaper displayed or bottom widgets, the home key doesn't bring up anything. I can log on to wifi and the keyboard works when i use the internet.
There are two notifications
1. Samsung update .. when i choose this it asks me what country I live in etc... and then it fails to verify
2. Set-up Samsung account... when I choose this it asks me if i would like to update. If i click yes nothing happens, if I click no nothing happens.

So basically I have a phone displaying the time wifi, gps, etc buttons.
No apps, wallpaper, Phone signal or anything

Can anyone help me with this?

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Sadly with water damage
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2013 12:00 AM PDT

All bets are off. Since all parts are suspect let's hope you have some sort of extended warranty.

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by grinmaster / August 29, 2014 7:34 PM PDT

I had the same problem with my device recently, flashing the stk rom and getting the exact same results as your having..

this is a problem that flashing the rom software wont fix..

the problem lays across several other partitons on the device..
i still am in the process of fixing mine right now,,

so far i can tell you definate corruption lays on partitions 18 and 19 which are not used when flashing the rom..

flashing a 4.1.2 rom or higher will load up the desktop, and even though they dont have much service, flashing a [UCMC1] ATT OFFICIAL JB 4.1.2 modem fixed the fact my imei was gone and i no longer had the baseband unknown issues..

if you still have the device and want some help send me a msg and ill see what else i can do

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