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Fix Droid Charge with Full Factory Restore using Odin

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Droid Charge Fix

Installation of ROMs (with or without the Voodoo lagfix and sound hacks), custom themes and other mods and tweaks may sometime cause unwanted and unexpected errors on the phone. To fix those random issues, whether related to recovery, bootloop, or application force closes, it’s good to restore phone to Samsung’s firmware — this process is often referred to as back to stock.

On Verizon’s Droid Charge, you need to flash Samsung’s rom on your phone using Odin to go back to stock. Thanks to pentafive at XDA, you have the unrooted Android 2.3.6 rom, based on EP4D, which you can flash on your Droid Charge to restore it back to Samsung’s Android 2.3.6 rom — void of any lagfixes, custom mods, custom themes, etc. Restoring to the Android 2.3.6 rom using the guide below should fix all the errors with your Droid Charge and will get your phone back to latest Android 2.3.6 rom from Samsung, which is not rooted, too.

Warning!
The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know completely what it is. If any damage occurs to you or your device, we won’t be held liable — you only will be responsible, you’ve been warned!!!

Fix Droid Charge with Full Factory Restore using Odin

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  1. Download required stuff:
    1. Odin 1.82
    2. Samsung Android 2.3.6 rom
    3. .pit file
    4. Make sure you’ve proper driver installed. Link — 32 bit (x86) Windows | 64-bit (x64) Windows. If Odin doesn’t recognize your phone in step 5.3 below, install/re-install drivers.
  2. Extract the rom’s zip file (from step 2.1) to any folder. You’ll be selecting the extracted .tar.md5 file in PDA tab in Odin later in step 6.
  3. Disconnect your Droid Charge from PC and Power it off. Wait for 5-10 seconds until it vibrates a little to confirm complete switch off.
  4. Open Odin. Run the file you downloaded in step 1.1.
  5. Enter the phone in Download Mode:
    1. Remove battery first.
    2. Hold Volume Down button and plug in the USB cable which is connected to PC at other end.
    3. You’ll be in download mode soon. Odin will recognize the phone — make sure you get the message Added! !in the message box at bottom left in Odin.
    4. Put the battery back in now.
  6. On Odin, click on PDA tab and select extracted .tar.md5 file you got in step 2
  7. Now click the PIT tab on Odin and select the charge.pit file (from step 1.3)
  8. Make sure that Re-Partition box is checked in odin (because we are using .pit file)
  9. Also make sure that while Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes are checked, too.
  10. Hit the Start button on odin now to flash the Android 2.3.6 rom on your Droid Charge. It’s not rooted, and is void any custom themes, mods, etc. stuff.
  11. On successful flashing, you’ll get PASS message (with green background) in top left box. On failure, you’ll get FAIL message (with red background) in top left box. If it fails, repeat the steps 3 to 10 again. Don’t break the process this time.
  12. That’s it. Enjoy and thank the source here.

Share your thoughts in comments below!

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  • Jared

    The rom link and oden link are both dead.

  • Rico

    Thank you so much. I was able to un-brick my phone with this. It didn’t work the 1st time I went through it, but it worked the 2nd.

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