However, I was asked by my friend that his S2 was running slow and wanted me to put a custom rom on there. So I did the usual thing of using the ZergRush method to give him root access and I tested Superuser with Root Checker and everything was fine. So I went to install a custom recovery (Phil's CWM) via Odin and using the latest tar file from Phil's website but this is where things didn't go according to plan.
When I hit the Start button in Odin, it did the normal thing of writing to the NAND but instead of taking the usual 8-10 seconds, it took a lot longer. I actually waited 20 minutes and nothing was happening. There was no indication on the S2 that anything was happening and Odin was still stuck on the NAND Writing with all the buttone grayed out. So I waited a bit longer and after 30 min I decided to close Odin and try again, but when I try to get into Download Mode, I got the message 'Software Update Fail'. I tried to flash the custom recovery again but when it gets to the NAND Write, it instantly goes to 'Fail'.
Out of the 8 Samsung phones I have rooted and put a custom rom on, this is the first time this has happened. I searched the forum but most of it point to a bricked phone. I know at this point is is pretty critical that I do not try any random thing and asking you guys for any advice. I have tried flashing with a different version of Odin and also on different computers but gave me the same result. So any help would be much appriciated.