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Default [SOLVED] Firmware upgrade encountered an issue.

Hi All,

Ok, here is my problem.

I cannot update my SGS2 and I'm stuck in a problem I can't seem to do anything about.

I (foolishly) downloaded a JB ROM and attempted to install it, but it failed. Since then I have been getting the error:

"Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again."

These are my details:

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S 2 - UK on Three Network
PC: Windows 7

This is what I have done.

I have tried to connect my phone to Kies, but it will not connect - no matter how many times I try to re-install the driver.
I have downloaded maybe 6 or 7 ROMS that apparently would work in an attempt to "downgrade" to Ice Cream Sandwich. Everytime I try to install using Odin, I get the "FAIL!" message after "NAND Write Start!!" (using the reset to download ROMS on my phone).

I am lost as to what to do, and Odin will not allow any ROM I try to write.

Can anyone please help me? My Nokia N95 is just not up to the job!

Many thanks in advance,
Simon
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1457458

Please read all instructions carefully before attempting anything!

"To err is human, to forgive is divine"
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you need to flash a new rom using odin.
just download any rom that can be flashed through odin and read the instructions on any of the many threads on it
 
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1457458

Please read all instructions carefully before attempting anything!

"To err is human, to forgive is divine"
Sent from my SGS II
Ok, I've gone over and over this - there doesn't appear to be a .PIT file in any of the downloads, so I can't complete some of the steps mentioned.

Here is a selection of ODIN's responses:

<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/005> Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
<ID:0/005> File analysis..
<ID:0/005> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/005> Initialzation..
<ID:0/005> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/005> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/005> cache.img
<ID:0/005>
<ID:0/005> Complete(Write) operation failed.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/005> Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
<ID:0/005> File analysis..
<ID:0/005> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/005> Initialzation..
<ID:0/005> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/005> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/005> boot.bin
<ID:0/005>
<ID:0/005> Complete(Write) operation failed.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

<ID:0/005> Removed!!
<ID:0/005> Added!!
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> I9100GXXLB1_I9100GATOKL1_I9100GXXKL4_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/005> Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
<ID:0/005> File analysis..
<ID:0/005> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/005> Initialzation..
<ID:0/005> Set PIT file..
<ID:0/005> DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!
<ID:0/005> Can't open the specified file. (Line: 1828)
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

I have a feeling I have now totally screwed everything up and there is no-way back.

Can anyone else help me from this nightmare?

Many thanks
Simon
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Can you still get into download mode (power..vol down..home key combo)?...if you can, all is not lost...
As for Odin.....
1) Make sure Kies is NOT running....use laptops task manager to kill it lf it is
2) disable any firewalls
3) open Odin as an administrator
4) use the usb cable that came with your phone....don't rely on just one usb port...try them all...
5) put your phone in download mode and connect to laptop via usb....
6) wait for com box in odin screen to change colour and begin (following any/all instructions given TO THE LETTER)
7) leave the option to repartition WELL ALONE

.....And.....

8)......DO NOT play with .pit files unless you have ABSOLUTELY NO OTHER CHOICE.....

Sent from my Rooted, De bloated Stock JB powered S2 via PhilZ kernel and Tapatalk 2....
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Thanks Keith ... I will work through your suggestions...
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No problems fella.....let us know how you get on...... good luck..

Sent from my Rooted, De bloated Stock JB powered S2 via PhilZ kernel and Tapatalk 2....

---------- Post added at 08:37 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:26 PM ----------

Also...take a look at this thread...
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1449771
It might well be able to help if you are still having no success after retrying the above steps.....

Edit....ahh, I see that immortalneo has already beaten me to it with the link.....

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Btw.....if it's any use, I've copied my copy of 3 UK's branded 4.0.3 ICS firmware up to dropbox
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Feel free to download it if you need it. I've used it on both my and my wifes S2's without issue.....

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Btw.....if it's any use, I've copied my copy of 3 UK's branded 4.0.3 ICS firmware up to dropbox.....
http://db.tt/iEoOLHaT
Feel free to download it if you need it. I've used it on both my and my wifes S2's without issue.....

Sent from my Rooted, De bloated Stock JB powered S2 via PhilZ kernel and Tapatalk 2....
Fantastic - thanks Keith ... I'll let you know!
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AGGGHHH!

Ok, followed all your advice Keith, and it got further than ever before, but failed at the boot.bin process (see below)

<ID:0/005> Added!!
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> I9100XWLPI_I9100H3GLP4_I9100NELP4_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/005> Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
<ID:0/005> File analysis..
<ID:0/005> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/005> Initialzation..
<ID:0/005> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/005> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/005> zImage
<ID:0/005> boot.bin
<ID:0/005>
<ID:0/005> Complete(Write) operation failed.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

I feel we may be getting somewhere, but not sure what to do next!

Any ideas?
Samsung Galaxy S2 - O2 UK

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