How to Unbrick Samsung Galaxy S5 – Complete Tutorial

How to unbrick Samsung Galaxy S5:

Getting your Android smartphone bricked is one of the worst things that could ever happen to you - or at least it feels so. Bricking technically means that your Android device turns into a non-functioning and unusable state. It is categorized in two types:

  • Hard Brick (dead screen, no reaction at the press of power button) and,
  • Soft Brick (Device unable to boot and is stuck on the Bootanimation. Screen is turned off but turns up when the power button or some specific key combination is pressed).

If you have got the very latest Android smartphone Samsung Galaxy S5, and also have managed to get it bricked, then take a deep breath. Done? Now read this tutorial to learn how to unbrick Samsung Galaxy S5 in just a few steps. How to Unbrick Samsung Galaxy S5 deal

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Prerequisites to unbrick Samsung Galaxy S5 by installing Android stock OS version:

  • Download and install USB drivers for Galaxy S5 in your computer - download from here.
  • Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled - *you probably won't be able to access this option if your device is bricked; if so, don't worry as Odin will help you through the process
  • Ensure that your SGS5 carries more than 70% of charge.

How to unbrick Samsung Galaxy S5:

This method will flash stock Android OS on your Samsung Galaxy S5. If you couldn't unfreeze your Samsung Galaxy S5 by factory resetting it; this process will help you get it unbricked.

Before you move forward to steps, here are the download links:

  • Create an account on Sammobile to get the firmware.
  • Use the Search to find the required firmware - enter your Galaxy S5 model number which you can find in Settings More About Device Build Number.
  • Download the correct stock Android firmware file that matches with your SGS5 model.
  • Extract the contents of zip file and you would find a .tar.md5 file.
  • Also, download Odin 3.09 from here. Extract and save the files on your PC.

How to unbrick Samsung Galaxy S5:

  • Turn your Samsung Galaxy S5 off, remove battery and re-insert after some ten seconds.
  • Boot Galaxy S5 in Download Mode.
  • Launch Odin on your computer and connect your Galaxy S5 to PC using a USB cable.
  • Once successfully connected, click on the AP button on Odin.
  • Locate the .tar.md5 stock Android firmware file extracted earlier.
  • Don't touch any other settings except ensuring that Re-partitioning is disabled.
  • Click on the START button to initiate the process.
  • After the flashing process is finished successfully, it will reboot and you will be able to set it up with your Gmail account.

This should have unbricked your Samsung Galaxy S5. However, if this method doesn't work for you, it would be best if you could visit a service center to get it repaired. Happy Galaxy-ing!

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