You can end up in bricking your Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 when performing various operations, but most likely when updating to custom ROMs, or performing other unofficial procedures. And since your Android device can be used on full power only by applying custom and risky procedures, a fixing or troubleshooting procedure should be more than useful. Due to same reasons I have developed the guidelines from below which will help you in fixing your bricked Galaxy Grand 2. The unbrick process contains more methods that can be easily applied on your Android smartphone, so don’t hesitate and try it all out.
You should first know that there are two states in which you can damage your Android device: you can hard brick it or you can soft brick it. In most of cases, the hard brick can’t be fixed, so you have to take your handset back to service for technical assistance. On the other side, the soft brick can be easily fixed by using dedicated step by step guides, just like the present ok. Do note that the service assistance is usually quite expensive since the warranty of your device has been voided – if you have bricked your Galaxy Grand 2 while performing an unofficial procedure, so try to fix it by yourself.
These operations that can damage your Galaxy Grand 2 are the most useful ones, especially if you are an advanced Android user. By using these operations you can use your Grand 2 on full power and you can optimize the performances and customize the looks. Of course I am talking about procedures like gaining root access, unlocking the bootloader, installing a custom recovery image, updating with a custom ROM firmware, installing a custom kernel, removing bloatware and so on. So, dealing with problems might just happen.
This tutorial will be more than helpful for you as during the steps from below I will show you how to easily unbrick your Samsung Galaxy Grand 2. The guidelines can be used for resolving almost all the problems including boot loops, lags, bugs, battery drain issues, force closes errors, screen freeze errors and so on. Also, you will be able to learn how to repair your Android smartphone in case you can’t get pass the recovery mode, or if you can’t use the menu, or if you can’t manage to turn off / on your device. Therefore, check all the lines from below and apply the solutions you need for your phone.
Now, before starting the proper tutorial, don’t forget about the pre requisites which are being listed below. Don’t skip this section as it is the most relevant one.
- If possible – if you can use your Galaxy Grand properly – you should make a backup. Use compatible apps from Google Play and save everything that’s important for you and everything that you might use afterwards.
- By completing the steps from below you might lose all of your personal data, info and accounts from both internal storage and SD card. Therefore, make a full backup and save everything including contacts list, call logs, market apps, EFS folder, text messages and internet settings.
- You will have to use a Windows running computer, so make sure that you can access the same. Also, your Galaxy Grand 2 and its USB cable must be near you.
- On the computer you are using, the antivirus-like programs must be disabled – in rare cases the security protection might interfere with the unbrick procedure.
- On your phone, if possible, go to “menu – settings – developer options” and enable the USB debugging option as you will have to establish a connection between your devices.
- Another thing to ensure is that on your Galaxy Grand 2 there is at least 60% power left; else you need to plug in the USB cord before doing anything else.
Good; now you can start to unbrick your Samsung Galaxy Grand 2. Do note first that this troubleshooting step by step guide has been developed and tested only for the mentioned Android smartphone. Therefore, this guide is compatible only with this device; don’t use the steps from below if your using another Android handset as you will end up in messing things up even more.
How to Unbrick Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
Make a Hard Reset
The hard reset is usually the best solution to apply when trying to fix an Android device. By completing this operation you will be able to remove all the data that’s saved on the internal storage and also on the Galaxy Grand 2 SD card and basically you will be able to restore your smartphone to its initial or default state. Due to same reasons, after performing the factory reset you might just unbrick your Samsung Galaxy Grand 2. If this procedure isn’t helpful for you, don’t hesitate and follow the steps from below, as in the end you need to fix all the issues. Now, you can learn how to make a hard reset for your Android smartphone by using the steps by step guide from here.
Fix Boot Loop Issues
The hard reset is a general operation that might fix all the Galaxy Grand 2 problems. But, if that isn’t working properly you should also apply the steps from below in addition. This operation is usually fixing boot loop issues, which is the result of a recent update – with a custom ROM firmware, or with an official release of Android OS. Anyway, if you are experiencing boot loop issues, or bugs, lags and other similar problems try to unbrick your Galaxy Grand 2 by following:
- Enter recovery mode on Samsung Galaxy Grand 2.
- From there select “wipe data factory reset”.
- Then pick “wipe cache partition”.
- Also from main menu of recovery select “advanced” and then choose “wipe dalvick cache”.
- Go back and return to Android OS by selecting “reboot system now”.
Installing Stock / Official Android OS on Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
If you are still dealing with problems after completing the procedures from above, you should try to get your smartphone to its initial state by downgrading it to stock or official Android firmware. In this way you will revoke root access, relock the bootloader, remove all the bugs and issues and fix all the problems.
- First of all, on your computer download Odin.
- Download the Android firmware package.
- And install the Galaxy Grand 2 drivers on the computer – you can use Samsung KIES in that matter.
- Unzip Odin and install the program on your computer.
- Unzip the firmware file on the same folder as Odin.
- Run Odin on your PC.
- Turn off your device and enter download mode.
- Connect your devices by plugging in the USB cord.
- From Odin (if the added message is being displayed and if the ID:COM section is turned yellow or blue – else try to reinstall the drivers on your computer and then repeat the steps from above) select “PA” and pick the firmware file.
- Don’t make any other changes on the program; select “start”.
- The process will be over when the “pass” message will be displayed and when the ID:COM section will turn green – you can safely unplug the USB cord and reboot your phone.
- If while using Odin the program gets stuck, just close it and remove the USB cable; force restart your device, reflash the drivers on your PC and retry the steps from this guide.
- If in the end your Grand 2 is stuck on a boot loop, resolve the issue by using the guidelines from the previous section of this step by step tutorial.
Great; that was all for now, so now your Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 should be running without any kind of problems. So, that was how you can unbrick your Android smartphone; do share your experience with us and with our readers by using the comments area from below and talk with us if something isn’t properly working for you and we will try to assist you as soon as possible.