General :: Samsung Galaxy S2 In Boot Loop

Oct 6, 2013

I have a bricked Samsung Galaxy S2 and have been doing some research on how to fix this. There is a lot of info online, but I don't understand most of it as it is too technical and I need having it translated into layman's terms!

Context:

- Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100)
- Unlocked
- Purchased from Kogan 2 years ago (no longer under warranty)
- Appears to be Polish stock based on the packaging and manual
- I am in Australia

Problem:

- Phone is stuck in boot loop, unable to get past the intro flash screen that says Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I19100.

- It keeps resetting itself and going back to flash screen infinitely. I need to remove the battery in order for it to stop doing that.

- I'm unable to get into the mode that would allow me to do a factory reset, however I am able to get into download mode.

What I think I need to do, but need verifying:

- Download Odin onto my PC. (I think Odin is software that allows me to access the core of the phone via my PC, is this correct?)

- Download the correct version of the operating system. From what I can gather, there are different versions depending upon which network you are with. Because my phone is unlocked, I need to get an unlocked version but I'm not sure whether I should get one designed for Australia or for Poland (or whether it matters)?

- Connect PC and phone via USB cable

- Turn on Odin

- Somehow use Odin to reinstall O/S on my phone

Questions:

- Are the steps above correct or am I missing something?

- Does it matter which version of Odin I install or can I just do a google search for Odin downloads?

- Where do I find the file I need to reinstall the O/S?

- Where can I find instructions on how to use Odin once I have the correct file to install?

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