Soft Bricked I9100 Firmware Upgrade has encountered an issue
Before I start with my problem, let me explain you the situation.
For the past 2 years my I9100 has been on Stock ICS (4.0.3) (I9100XWLP7_I9100ODDLP9_INU) with Rooted kernel (CF-Root-SGS2_XW_XEN_LP7-v5.4-CWM5.tar).
On regular basis I took backups of my mobile using Rom Manager & CWM.
A week ago I tried CM 10.1.3 on my S2. I installed it using CWM. I reverted back to an old backup following instructions to wipe cache (partiton&dalvik) and Factory reset the phone.
But after some time the phone started to go in bootloop. I again wiped the caches and Factory reseted it. But it didnt help. I tried to flash Stock ICS but Odin freezed. (i killed kies in memory earlier)
Then I disconnected my mobile and then problem arised “Firmware Upgrade has encountered an issue”. Only Download mode is available No Recovery.
I tried the following posts from XDA for help and followed the instructions precisely. But to no avail.
hotfile.com unavailable. Plus no bootloader available.
For failed Odin flash.
I tried to flash the following files but all failed in Odin. (Nand Write Start/Fail):
Stock JB: I9100XWLST_I9100ODDLSE_I9100DDLS9_HOME.tar.md5
Modified JB: CODE_I9100XXLSJ.tar
Stock ICS: I9100XWLP7_I9100ODDLP9_I9100DDLPA_HOME.tar.md5
Stock GB: I9100XWKL1_I9100ODDKL1_I9100DDKL1_HOME.tar.md5
Now the only option that I know remaining is to flash a .pit file which if FAILED will BRICK my S2 hence I didn't dare to do this step.
I have a pit file but i am unsure to use it: GTI9100_ext4.pit
I tried different versions of Odin as well as different USB ports of my laptop. But not on a diff PC.
Finally after 4-5 days of futile searching I am finally posting my problem on XDA.
I need help from you guys. Looking forward to it.
One more thing I would like to point out is my phone has 1 year extended warranty till 28-Feb-2014, but as I have flashed my cell phone,the counter is now 18 and binary is custom. If I use a USB Jig will it clear the counter as well as restore the binary to “Samsung Official” is my question.
Awaiting your replies.