Samsung Jigs in 45 Countries

Samsung Jigs in 45 CountriesThe Samsung jig is one of those accessories that everyone should not only know about, but everyone should have unbridled access to. They can do magical things to Samsung devices, like force them into Download or Odin Mode so users can flash stock firmware and unbrick their Samsung phones. On some, they remove a certain disgusting yellow triangle from several Samsung phones that have them. But unfortunately for some people, Samsung jigs are only available online and that presents a very big problem for those without PayPal accounts, bank accounts or debit cards.

Just because someone may have an understandable distrust for things like banks and online money mediating services, such as PayPal, doesn't mean that they don't deserve help when they need it. That is the premise for a list that has been compiled where volunteers give up their names and locations so anyone in their area can swing by and use their USB jig free of charge.

The list is extensive and currently boasts 130 locations in 45 countries where people can go to get their Samsung phones working again, including 20 locations in the UK. Before getting all excited and taking a bus across town to your nearest location, keep in mind that the USB jig is only compatible with Samsung Android devices that have a Download Mode or an Odin Mode, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note, the Samsung Galaxy S2 series and Samsung Galaxy S series. Those aren't all the compatible phones, merely an example.

Samsung Jigs in 45 Countries

Buy before you brick...or find someone to mooch off of after you brick. Endless possibilities.

The names on the list are XDA Developer user names so if you live nearby some of these people and need to get in touch with them, you'll need to click the source link at the end of this post and use the "Search This Thread" function to find them. Just them a private message to get their full address or a public place to meet up. While it is a little complicated, this kind of worldwide help desk for non-jig owners is an amazing feat of kindness and almost gives one hope in humanity; the keyword there being almost.

As mentioned, the list is frequently updated so for those out there who don't have a USB jig at their disposal and need one, it is recommended that you check out the list often as someone much closer to you may have offered up their services by then. While a bus ride across the country is faster than the two to three weeks it would take Samsung to fix the problem, a bus ride across town is always more preferable.

Until next time, Mobotniks!

Source Link: Free USB Jig Locations

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CTPAHHIK  Mar. 2, 2012 at 12:48

Anyone who can afford to buy "Samsung Galaxy Note, the Samsung Galaxy S2 series and Samsung Galaxy S series", can afford to get a credit card. There are much more than "130 locations in 45 countries" available to get prepaid card.
Sorry, but credit/debit card, paypal argument is ridiculous.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 2, 2012 at 14:18

Anyone who can afford to buy "Samsung Galaxy Note, the Samsung Galaxy S2 series and Samsung Galaxy S series", can afford to get a credit card. There are much more than "130 locations in 45 countries" available to get prepaid card.
Sorry, but credit/debit card, paypal argument is ridiculous.


What a mighty statement, ctpahhik.
I have a few jobs, and no bank account nor credit card. Some of us have ethics :p
Not having a bank account or credit card is not necessarily related to ones income or social standing. I can think of countless reasons.
And there are as many reasons NOT to deal with paypal.

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 2, 2012 at 14:56

Who doesn't know someone with a credit card/debit card/bank account/PayPal/pre-paid card?

I'm going for not many people. You'd be mad to tell random people you met on the internet your exact address and contact details. That has to be worse than giving your details to a bank, at least they're slightly more regulated than "some bloke you met on XDA".

I have a USB Jig and I have an address, neither of the two will never be given out to people I don't know. If that makes me a terrible person, so be it.

I'd rather keep my family safe than unbrick someone's phone.

JoeHindy  Mar. 2, 2012 at 16:25

Who doesn't know someone with a credit card/debit card/bank account/PayPal/pre-paid card?

I'm going for not many people. You'd be mad to tell random people you met on the internet your exact address and contact details. That has to be worse than giving your details to a bank, at least they're slightly more regulated than "some bloke you met on XDA".

I have a USB Jig and I have an address, neither of the two will never be given out to people I don't know. If that makes me a terrible person, so be it.

I'd rather keep my family safe than unbrick someone's phone.


I guess some people are more trusting than that :P it's not a big deal, there's great reasons to be cautious about giving out addresses and such, although frankly if I were on that list it'd be "we meed at a coffee shop across town" not "come to my house for lunch".

I know a boatload of people without bank accounts, PayPals or credit/debit cards. We call them hippies lol. But if there wasn't a need for a service like this, this service wouldn't exist, so it's obviously helping some people.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 2, 2012 at 16:29

I call people who cannot magine life without a credit card "crybabies" :p

CTPAHHIK  Mar. 2, 2012 at 16:30

Anyone who can afford to buy "Samsung Galaxy Note, the Samsung Galaxy S2 series and Samsung Galaxy S series", can afford to get a credit card. There are much more than "130 locations in 45 countries" available to get prepaid card.
Sorry, but credit/debit card, paypal argument is ridiculous.


What a mighty statement, ctpahhik.
I have a few jobs, and no bank account nor credit card. Some of us have ethics :p
Not having a bank account or credit card is not necessarily related to ones income or social standing. I can think of countless reasons.
And there are as many reasons NOT to deal with paypal.


How do you buy airplane tickets?
I don't know a single person without some sort of plastic.

CTPAHHIK  Mar. 2, 2012 at 16:35

My original point was that if you can shell out £500 for a phone you more than capable to get a prepaid card to shop online.
Besides, carrying £500 cash on you is not very safe.

CTPAHHIK  Mar. 2, 2012 at 16:36

I call people who cannot magine life without a credit card "crybabies" :p

It for convenience, Jan. Like you can check where you have been the night before in the morning.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 2, 2012 at 16:45

Anyone who can afford to buy "Samsung Galaxy Note, the Samsung Galaxy S2 series and Samsung Galaxy S series", can afford to get a credit card. There are much more than "130 locations in 45 countries" available to get prepaid card.
Sorry, but credit/debit card, paypal argument is ridiculous.


What a mighty statement, ctpahhik.
I have a few jobs, and no bank account nor credit card. Some of us have ethics :p
Not having a bank account or credit card is not necessarily related to ones income or social standing. I can think of countless reasons.
And there are as many reasons NOT to deal with paypal.


How do you buy airplane tickets?
I don't know a single person without some sort of plastic.

I thought so. That explains your comment :)

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 2, 2012 at 16:46

I call people who cannot magine life without a credit card "crybabies" :p

It for convenience, Jan. Like you can check where you have been the night before in the morning.


Our "rolling eyes" emoticon fails :p

Admin  Mar. 2, 2012 at 17:11

Jan - I would actually love to read about your life without a bank account and credit or debit card sometime. Maybe you could publish it on bitterwallet. Personally I could not fathom living off the financial grid in such an extreme way. The way you get around things and cope must be very interesting and I think people would be interested to read about it.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 2, 2012 at 17:31

Jan - I would actually love to read about your life without a bank account and credit or debit card sometime. Maybe you could publish it on bitterwallet. Personally I could not fathom living off the financial grid in such an extreme way. The way you get around things and cope must be very interesting and I think people would be interested to read about it.
I was also off the Electricity grid for 2 years ;) Haven't watched TV/listened to radio for 10 years...
I do, admittedly, have a Credit Union account because some people/agencies etc only pay by cheque (if at all)... And Credit Unions do some good at least - though they do cooperate with banks, of course ;)

bobjones99  Mar. 2, 2012 at 18:16

I'm not going to get back the 30 seconds I wasted reading this, am I??

JoeHindy  Mar. 2, 2012 at 20:58

Jan - I would actually love to read about your life without a bank account and credit or debit card sometime. Maybe you could publish it on bitterwallet. Personally I could not fathom living off the financial grid in such an extreme way. The way you get around things and cope must be very interesting and I think people would be interested to read about it.
I was also off the Electricity grid for 2 years ;) Haven't watched TV/listened to radio for 10 years...
I do, admittedly, have a Credit Union account because some people/agencies etc only pay by cheque (if at all)... And Credit Unions do some good at least - though they do cooperate with banks, of course ;)


No TV in 10 years?! Hell I thought the 6 months I did during my military days was a long time lol.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 2, 2012 at 21:00

I'm not going to get back the 30 seconds I wasted reading this, am I??

Sorry,


But no :)

JoeHindy  Mar. 2, 2012 at 21:30

I'm not going to get back the 30 seconds I wasted reading this, am I??

Sorry,


But no :)


Well he would've, if he hadn't spent 30 seconds complaining about it ;)

CTPAHHIK  Mar. 2, 2012 at 22:27

Jan, my question still stands. "How do you buy airplane tickets?"
Or you never travel past your local Tesco? Is there Tesco in Ireland?

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