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Android White Triangle and Yellow Exclamation Mark

By , 4 August 2011

Android White Triangle and Yellow Exclamation Mark

I finally got fed up with my slow crappy Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700 running Android 1.5 and decided to bite the bullet and flash the firmware to 2.1. In the process I bricked my phone so that it only booted to an white triangle with a yellow exclamation mark in the middle.

Hooray for me. It took me hours to figure out, and I tried half a dozen different ROMs with the same result but in the end I managed to get it working by selecting the following Debug options in Odin:

  • Clear Parameters
  • PDA Format
  • Bootloader Update

I only had to do this once. It's worked fine ever since, although Odin is still as flaky as ever.

Android 2.1 is a huge improvement over 1.5 in terms of performance and usability.

Android White Triangle and Yellow Exclamation Mark

About Roger Keays

Android White Triangle and Yellow Exclamation Mark

Roger Keays is an artist, an engineer, and a student of life. Since he left Australia in 2009, he has been living as a digital nomad in over 40 different countries around the world. Roger is addicted to surfing. His other interests are music, psychology, languages, and finding good food. Click here to subscribe to his weekly blog, or stalk him on Facebook and Twitter.

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Comment posted by: Roger Keays, 5 years ago

These links were helpful for me, maybe they can help you.




Comment posted by: djcountry, 5 years ago

hello i think im haveing same problem i did a reset with mu gt15700r glaxxy speca an for some reason i am stuck on the reset it will start up with samsung an a load bar then it goes to a white triangle with yellow markin the triangle with cell phone laaying down it wont go past that can u help me out plz

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