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4th March 2014, 04:08 PM   |  #1  
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I was playing real racing 3, suddenly my phone screen went black.
I couldn't enter recovery or boot.


I tried this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...-gsii-t1457458

I flashed a firmware (4.1.2) from odin (samfirmware), it booted up, but then again black screen.

I flashed again an other firmware (4.1.2), same.
I can get into recovery now, but I can not flash any rom (it crashes again).

I didn't OC/UV, so it shouldn't harmed my hardware.

What to do?
4th March 2014, 04:30 PM   |  #2  
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tried gingerbread. still does the same. Boots up. crashes
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3 part firmware from Hopper8's 'Odin troubleshooting' thread stickied in General, flash it (will wipe your phone).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MistahBungle

3 part firmware from Hopper8's 'Odin troubleshooting' thread stickied in General, flash it (will wipe your phone).

Tried flashing hopper8's Odin troubleshooting cleanup files.
Flashed gingerbread.
I can get into recovery and download mode.
When trying to flash through recovery, it crashes. Just like booting.


Seeing this error after flashing gingerbread through odin: Can't access to '/system/csc/XEN/system/'.
this means nothing I guess. samsungs stuff not organized..
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5th March 2014, 07:53 AM   |  #5  
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is my nand chip dead? (as myself said in carbon thread?)
6th March 2014, 07:44 AM   |  #6  
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Help please?

Any fix or do I have to buy a new phone?
6th March 2014, 07:58 AM   |  #7  
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What help do you want that hasn't already been suggested to you ? There's no easy fix. Either you keep trying the stuff that's been suggested & hope it's a case of perseverance fixing it, you replace the motherboard, or you get a new phone.
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7th March 2014, 08:05 AM   |  #8  
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Quote:
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What help do you want that hasn't already been suggested to you ? There's no easy fix. Either you keep trying the stuff that's been suggested & hope it's a case of perseverance fixing it, you replace the motherboard, or you get a new phone.

okay then.
Just want to be sure what piece is bricked.
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You have no way of knowing exactly what is wrong hardware-wise (and neither do we); to do that you need to have experiencing with diagnosing electronics like that, and you clearly don't have that experience because you already would have diagnosed it if you could. But it's fairly obvious the NAND is stuffed unless you're missing or not doing something really obvious when flashing that neither you nor us have picked up (and if you've done everything in Hopper's thread, the chances of that are pretty much zero).

Take it to a local mobile repair shop, but beware...Some in some countries lately seem to be flogging people this 'I can replace the 'power IC' fix', and I don't think I've seen a single case where people say they've been offered this as a fix and it's actually worked (they haven't posted here afterwards saying so at least). If you want it fixed first time guaranteed (assuming there's nothing else wrong with hardware) without having to pay extra labour/parts for a fix that won't work, you replace the motherboard.
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7th March 2014, 06:33 PM   |  #10  
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hmm, problem is that I can't find parts easily in my country.
Taking it to a store will eat my money.

So I guess I'll look for a cheap s3 (the GT-I9300) (about 200 euro). And still run my fav rom on it (carbon)

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