How to Fix a Soft-Bricked Samsung Galaxy Mini (GT-S5570I)

If you are familiar with flashing ROMs, recoveries and rooting your Samsung phone, chances are you might have encountered a scenario where your phone is not completely dead, but dead all the same because you can’t actually boot into the Android operating system.  This is what is called a soft brick (you should still be able to boot into download mode to actually call it that).  If this has happened with your Galaxy Mini (the GT-S5570I variant), the solution below should help breathe life back into your semi-dead device.

I.  Before You Begin

1.  Make sure that you are actually only semi-bricked and not hard-bricked.  Try booting your device into download mode by pressing the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons and if you can, you are only soft-bricked and the situation can be salvaged.

2.  Make sure you have the necessary drivers installed before you start.  Installing Kies usually takes care of this.

II.  Necessary Downloads

S5570I.rar [Link available under the Fixing Soft Brick section of this post]

III.  Fixing your Samsung Galaxy Mini

1.  Extract S5570I.rar to a folder on your desktop.

2.  From the extracted folder, double-click on Odin3_v1.84.exe to start the tool.

3.  Connect your device to your PC using a compatible microUSB cable.  If there are any drivers being installed at this point, let them do so.  Once that is done, the ID:COM field should light up yellow, signifying that your device is properly recognized.

4.  Click on the BOOTLOADER button and navigate to the extracted folder.  Choose DefaultCalDataWithBoot_S5570IXXKL4_REV03.tar.md5 and click on Open to load it on to Odin.

5.  Click on PDA and navigate to the location of PDA_S5570IXXKL4_REV03.tar.md5 and load it on to Odin.

6.  Click on PIT and load tassve_0623.pit on to Odin.

7.  Click on PHONE and load MODEM_S5570IXXKL4_REV03.tar.md5 on to Odin.

8.  Click on CSC and load GT-S5570I-MULTI-CSC-OXXKL3.tar.md5 on to Odin.

9.  Make sure only Auto-Reboot and F. Reset Time are ticked under the Option section.

10.  Click on Start.

Your phone should now boot into Android but with a different language. Press the right soft key and change the language.  And you now have a working Galaxy Mini in your hands!

16 responses to “How to Fix a Soft-Bricked Samsung Galaxy Mini (GT-S5570I)”

  1. hemant says:

    greaaaaaaat….
    it worked
    i owe u a hug bro

    • Dax Krishna says:

      Gald we could help, Hemant 🙂

      • Gaming With Visvesh says:

        Added!!
        Enter CS for MD5..
        Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
        Please wait..
        DefaultCalDataWithBoot_S5570IXXKL4_REV03.tar.md5 is valid.
        PDA_S5570IXXKL4_REV03.tar.md5 is valid.
        MODEM_S5570IXXKL4_REV03.tar.md5 is valid.
        GT-S5570I-MULTI-CSC-OXXKL3.tar.md5 is valid.
        Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
        Leave CS..
        Odin v.3 engine (ID:7)..
        File analysis..
        SetupConnection..

        it stucks after this

  2. komal says:

    I don’t have kies installed. What should I do?

  3. Jan Tanim says:

    Wow Its Excelent.Thanks Boro

  4. mini says:

    worked great !!! you saved my day thank you :)))

  5. Geek says:

    Thanks bro 🙂

  6. serrali says:

    It doesn’t work.. Here is what is written:
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    DefaultCalDataWithBoot_S5570IXXKL4_REV03.tar.md5 is valid.
    PDA_S5570IXXKL4_REV03.tar.md5 is valid.
    MODEM_S5570IXXKL4_REV03.tar.md5 is valid.
    GT-S5570I-MULTI-CSC-OXXKL3.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:39)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Complete(Write) operation failed.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

  7. serrali says:

    Thanks in advance 😉

  8. Patrick says:

    Added!!

    Enter CS for MD5..

    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..

    Please wait..

    DefaultCalDataWithBoot_S5570IXXKL4_REV03.tar.md5 is valid.

    PDA_S5570IXXKL4_REV03.tar.md5 is valid.

    MODEM_S5570IXXKL4_REV03.tar.md5 is valid.

    GT-S5570I-MULTI-CSC-OXXKL3.tar.md5 is valid.

    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..

    Leave CS..

    Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..

    File analysis..

    SetupConnection..

    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

  9. Patrick says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH

  10. Patrick says:

    It worked

  11. SMITH says:

    I cant booting my device into download mode by pressing the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons. Totally hanged .. I think hard bricked…please help me… please…

  12. eLeF says:

    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    DefaultCalDataWithBoot_S5570IXXKL4_REV03.tar.md5 is valid.
    PDA_S5570IXXKL4_REV03.tar.md5 is valid.
    MODEM_S5570IXXKL4_REV03.tar.md5 is valid.
    GT-S5570I-MULTI-CSC-OXXKL3.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:6)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..

    and then it hangs…

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