Put Jellybean back onto a seemingly useless Android phone?
December 21, 2012 7:44 AM Subscribe
Took a seemingly bricked Samsung Galaxy Nexus to one of those repair shops. They "unbricked" it, but the thing seems useless. No Play Store on it, you can't set up a Google account... details inside. The shop says they don't know how to undo what they did. A way to salvage?
posted by dobbs to Technology (9 answers total)
1. It still has the unlock symbol.
2. Under About Phone it says:
Android Version: 4.0.1
Baseband Version: I925TDVKK4
Kernal Version: 3.0.1
Build Number: full_maguro-eng 4.0.1 ICL23D 285 test-keys
3. When in Recovery Mode the only options are reboot, apply update from /cache, wipe data/factory reset, and wipe cache partition.
Any way to get this back to running Jellybean or some variant that actually makes the phone useable?
Right now you can't even get contacts and apps on it. You can dial a number with it but it's otherwise useless.