omeganz101:Brendan:omeganz101: Kind of silly and quite a ridiculous error on my part, I flashed a .PIT file using Odin 1.85 which was intended for the I19100G, but obviously I have the I9100. Now this bricked the device which can no longer power on nor boot in to download mode. I have sent the device to Omnitech repairs in Auckland.
Would you say that it's reversible ?
Sounds pretty bad... Yes, it should be reversible, fixable, but not by us - it will need a JTAG reprograming (like they do in the factory), so hopefully Omnitech can do that. Otherwise there are other firms overseas that can.
Note - there should not be any physical damage to the device; you have just stuffed the software royally. So if they say it needs a new mainboard etc, inform them it only needs a JTAG reprogramming. But decide for yourself what works out cheaper.
And let us know how it all works out - it might even make it into my FAQ to help other people in the future if there is enough good info lol. If ok?
Sure that would be great.
I'm waiting for the hear back from Omnitech's technical inspector for the outcome of his findings. If as you say it simply needs JTAG reprogramming then I will enquire if they perform this service, otherwise if not, a You Tube link was posted two posts up in relation to an individual who resides in the United States who runs a JTAG service. Seems to be the cheaper option at $79.00 NZD where as Omnitech charges $45.00 for inspection, and $85.00 for Software fault corrections, but seeing as they are local I think I'll wait to hear from them next week.
Note to self, in future look closely at files you flash on you're phone. Being careless as I have been leads to a non functioning $800.00 smartphone.
Will get back to you.
This is the reason why I prefer and recommend using Mobile Odin for most flashing scenarios. It doesn't allow one to flash the PIT / EFS / *BL for safety reasons (you shouldn't have to in the first place); it doesn't increment the flash counter; plus you have all the convenience of flashing a ROM from within the OS - without requiring a PC and without needing to manually reboot into recovery! If you love flashing custom ROMs, this tool is a *must* have!