Originally Posted by Mcrblues
Yes i can still access download mode..I think i tried using Chainfire with Odin but Rooting is something for another day. I just want to get my phone operational at a minimum. Im currently trying to download firmware from Samsung-update.com or something like that. Is sammobile.com a better site for me to use? I'm at work right now so I am unable to work on the issue at hand but once I get the stock ROM how easy is it to get on to the phone using Odin?
Samsung-updates is just as good.
The firmware you download will probably be a zip file. You should extract it if it's a zip. You should end up with a file with the extension: tar or tar.md5.
You have to boot your phone into download mode.
Start Odin on the pc in administrator mode.
Connect the phone to the pc. Use the original USB cable that came with the phone.
You should see the text: in Odin when you connect the phone.
Put the firmware you downloaded in Odin in PDA or if you're using the latest version, in AP.
Make sure only: "auto reboot" and "f. Reset time" are checked.
Click start and wait until your phone restarts. (10 minutes or more)
EDIT: one more thing, make sure Kies isn't running in the background. It might interfere with Odin.
Sent from my GT-I9505