First post here and I need help. Yup, I'm a noob to android mobile devices, but I know my way around PC hardware and OS's.
My problem sarted when I went to the T-mobile update. Phone stuck on "downloading update...", blue text on white background. Unable to boot into recovery, but was able to get into download mode. I found the correct ICS firmware update .tar file, but Odin 1.85 will not work. It always sticks on Setup Connection. Others fixed this by using differnt USB port and/or cable. Tried all 10 USB ports, nada; don't have another cable, but I'm out to get one this morning. I assume if I can get to download mode I'm not totally bricked. Only way I can get into d/l mode is to remove the battery, otherwise phone just boots to white update screen.
I'm looking at a $200 brick! Wonder if I should just walk in to a T-mobile outlet and demand a fix. Any help greatly appreciated.
Samsung SGH T989 Hercules