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Lambchop

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#107732 18-Aug-2012 03:24
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gah ...had to happen to me eventually i guess.


not fully bricked, just stuck in a bootloop.

pulled my usb cable out today at work and boom, phone restarts and has been doing so ever since.


cant get to recovery. i can get to download mode though...


can't flash anything via odin...no pit file found ...


:/


trying the assorted fixes online ...no luck so far


firmware was I9300XXBLG8

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  #673909 18-Aug-2012 07:05
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You could try the following

Remove the battery and put it back again.
Boot into recovery mode (Home+power+vol up)
Choose to wipe/factory reset. (THIS WILL ERASE ALL OF YOUR DATA!)
Reboot. and you are good to go! (hopefully)

 
 
 

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  #673954 18-Aug-2012 11:04
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When you say you can't flash anything with Odin "no pit file found", what process are you following? Are you flashing a full firmware package?

Access to download mode should be enough to unbrick it by flashing with Odin.

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  #673961 18-Aug-2012 12:01
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you dont use a pit file with odin. just flash a kernel with odin,like speedmod, and then you should be able to get into cwm.



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  #673991 18-Aug-2012 15:25
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yeh i know how to flash roms ... but the phone can't get into recovery ..only download mode ..and i try flashing a  rom via odin through the normal proccess...i get a strange no pit file found error..


im not the only one to be hit by this btw ...


http://forum.xda-developers.com/archive/index.php/t-1736062.html


sadly this hasn't helped ..still researching ..

Lambchop

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  #673992 18-Aug-2012 15:26
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Lambchop: yeh i know how to flash roms ... but the phone can't get into recovery ..only download mode ..and i try flashing a  rom or kernal  via odin through the normal proccess...i get a strange no pit file found error..


im not the only one to be hit by this btw ...


http://forum.xda-developers.com/archive/index.php/t-1736062.html


sadly this hasn't helped ..still researching ..

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  #673993 18-Aug-2012 15:27
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ditto when trying to flash a kernal

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  #673995 18-Aug-2012 15:44
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Lambchop: ditto when trying to flash a kernal


Can you post the output log from Odin when you are attempting to flash the rom file and the kernel file?



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  #673997 18-Aug-2012 15:53
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Maybe Heimdall has something that could help???
http://www.glassechidna.com.au/

I used it on an S2 that was a korean domestic version of the S2 and flashed to be a 'standard' S2.
Software was pretty good - supposed to be much harder to brick a devices that odin...

I see comments that it works on the S3.

Maybe you just need to get the appropriate pit file?
http://widefide.com/mobile/galaxy-s3-boot-problem-solution




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  #674001 18-Aug-2012 16:04
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Try flashing a stock ROM from Odin. Just make sure you use the right one ;)




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Lambchop

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  #674346 19-Aug-2012 18:47
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yeh ..no luck with kernals, roms, CWM  kernals ..nothing

nand write fails every time.

gutted.  fried nand chip?

back to wearhouse stationary with the recipt i guess.



watch it boys ..... all i was doing was charging off usb. launched the stock broswer and poof ..restart.



 

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  #674347 19-Aug-2012 18:48
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and no luck flashing pit files either ..tried a few, with various odin versions ... they either crash, freaze, or give me nand write errors.


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  #674348 19-Aug-2012 18:48
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They won't fix it if you flashed custom ROMs and kernels or anything custom




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  #674438 20-Aug-2012 09:24
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Can you post the output logs from these flash attempts? One of us may be able to help if we can see exactly what results are being returned by odin.

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  #674439 20-Aug-2012 09:26
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I've got a dongle also if it gets worse you can have




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