How to Use Q1 CHN Bridge Bootloader to Flash Your Samsung I9220
If you have a Samsung I9220 device that is locked to the Chinese region, you may want to flash it with a different firmware to unlock its full potential. However, flashing a different firmware may require changing the bootloader, which is a risky process that can brick your device if done incorrectly.
Fortunately, there is a tool called Q1 CHN Bridge Bootloader that can help you flash your I9220 device safely and easily. This tool is a modified version of the original N7000 bootloader that works with the I9220 device. It allows you to flash any N7000 firmware on your I9220 device without losing any data or functionality.
In this article, we will show you how to use Q1 CHN Bridge Bootloader to flash your Samsung I9220 device with a custom ROM of your choice. Before we begin, make sure you have the following requirements:
A Samsung I9220 device with at least 50% battery charge.
A USB cable to connect your device to your computer.
A Windows PC with Odin software installed.
The Q1 CHN Bridge Bootloader.tar file downloaded from here.
The N7000 firmware file of your choice downloaded from here.
Once you have everything ready, follow these steps to flash your Samsung I9220 device:
Backup your data on your device as this process will wipe everything on it.
Turn off your device and boot it into download mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power buttons together until you see a warning screen.
Press Volume Up to confirm and enter download mode.
Connect your device to your PC using the USB cable and launch Odin software on your PC.
In Odin, click on the PDA button and browse for the Q1 CHN Bridge Bootloader.tar file that you downloaded earlier.
Make sure that only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are checked in Odin and nothing else.
Click on Start and wait for Odin to flash the Q1 CHN Bridge Bootloader on your device. You will see a green PASS message when it is done.
Your device will reboot automatically and enter recovery mode. Do not disconnect your device from your PC yet.
In recovery mode, use the volume buttons to navigate and the power button to select. Choose wipe data/factory reset and confirm. Then choose wipe cache partition and confirm.
Go back to the main menu of recovery mode and choose apply update from external storage. Browse for the N7000 firmware file that you downloaded earlier and select it.
Wait for the firmware file to be flashed on your device. This may take several minutes depending on the size of the file.
Once the flashing is done, choose reboot system now from the recovery menu. Your device will reboot with the new firmware installed.
Congratulations! You have successfully flashed your Samsung I9220 device with Q1 CHN Bridge Bootloader and a custom ROM of your choice. Enjoy your new features and performance! 0efd9a6b88