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    Question Stock Firmware For Strait Talk's Samsing Galaxy SII Model (SGH-S959G)?????

    Is there any Stock Firmware And Kernels Out there yet For Strait Talk's Released Samsung Galaxy SII Model (SGH-S959G) yet? I'm rooted with the At&t root and can't flash Custom Recovery tried tons of different ways soft bricked it bout 6 times so Im just gonna wait until there is something out there for the ST's Galaxy s2 cause im guessing it;s impossible to flash custom recovery for this model at this time. Looking for the stock firmware and kernel to flash to completely stock to be able to re-root for this exact model the SGH-S959G. It's only been released since late August so I'm sure there's got to be something in the works now or soon since it's still pretty new. If there is any info on this or where I could find the Original Android Development for this model would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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    I'm in a similar boat, though to be honest it's kind of my own fault. I did a lot of reading and ignored pretty much all the warnings about this phone not having stock firmware available - and given the carrier, I doubt somebody will bother any time soon if at all - and decided to root anyway. Now I've got a sluggish phone (it performs much worse rooted), my wifi doesn't work at all, and the Google Play store will not recognize the phone at all. It looks like I'm going to have to call their support line (ugh, I'd rather shoot myself, but I'm too chicken to do that) and reactivate the phone I had with them prior to this one.

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    maybe chaz or someone can point you guys to the right form.

    must be nice to be abel to brick a $300+ phone.

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    IndigoAK,

    This thread can help you get back functionality.


    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1913699

    See 2nd post, and others by that same guy in that thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChazzMatt View Post
    IndigoAK,

    This thread can help you get back functionality.


    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1913699

    See 2nd post, and others by that same guy in that thread.
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    No, actually it can't. I already read that before posting here. My data/cell works. Wifi does not. That thread makes no mention of wifi not working after a root or how to fix it, nor does it say anything about how to revert back to stock firmware (in fact, it says there isn't any stock firmware available, which is what I've said twice now in another thread on THIS forum).

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndigoAK View Post
    No, actually it can't. I already read that before posting here. My data/cell works. Wifi does not. That thread makes no mention of wifi not working after a root or how to fix it, nor does it say anything about how to revert back to stock firmware (in fact, it says there isn't any stock firmware available, which is what I've said twice now in another thread on THIS forum).
    I know there's no stock firmware. I didn't say there was. I said "get back functionality".

    It does not put it back to stock firmware, but it makes it into an "AT&T" SII with full functionality. Which is the next best thing to stock firmware, until you get stock firmware.

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    Installing the AT&T firmware is what broke the wifi in the first place. And Google Play. And introduced the terrible performance. It's not a solution for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndigoAK View Post
    Installing the AT&T firmware is what broke the wifi in the first place. And Google Play. And introduced the terrible performance. It's not a solution for me.
    I thought you said ROOTING it is what broke the phone. OK, then.

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    Yeah, I'm beginning to see it was a mistake even posting on this forum in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndigoAK View Post
    Yeah, I'm beginning to see it was a mistake even posting on this forum in the first place.
    Well, you asked for help, we tried, sorry we could not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndigoAK View Post
    Yeah, I'm beginning to see it was a mistake even posting on this forum in the first place.
    This person also screwed up root on an SII and had wi-fi problems:

    http://androidforums.com/galaxy-s2-i...p-my-root.html

    Unless this is also you? Now before you say this isn't the Straight Talk model, listen up. Wi-fi issues are often caused by the kernel. The kernel holds wi-fi drivers. So, flash another kernel, you might be OK.

    Anyway, I would suggest going over there as it seems a similar problem to yours.

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    hey i can fix them phones for you guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndigoAK View Post
    Installing the AT&T firmware is what broke the wifi in the first place. And Google Play. And introduced the terrible performance. It's not a solution for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by ChazzMatt View Post
    I thought you said ROOTING it is what broke the phone. OK, then.
    Quote Originally Posted by IndigoAK View Post
    Yeah, I'm beginning to see it was a mistake even posting on this forum in the first place.
    It's just there's a difference in a rooting issue and flashing a ROM for another model phone. It's a little more complicated. But surely a stock firmware ROM will become available. Android Forums has people who are really into that.

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