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6th July 2014, 04:22 AM   |  #1  
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I tried to follow this guide:

http://www.xda-developers.com/androi...-developer-tv/

And it didn't work.

When I hit Start on Odin it told me failed and the phone first went into Firmware Update mode.

I tried using KIES to get out of it but KIES freezes up on my computer when i type in SGH-T999 on the recovery portion. It doesn't even let me get to the S/N part.

I tried to flash cwm recovery and it worked and I can get in there, but it won't mount the SD card so I can't flash anything else.

I then tried to flash TWRP and that worked as well. I was able to get in there and tried to flash ANYTHING to just be able to get back into the phone, and it doesn't work (tried this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2426720 )

I am currently unsure as to how to proceed from here. I can find ways to get stuff onto my sd card but it just doesn't want to run on the phone.

I am currently NOT rooted. I did try to use the option to get rooted through TWRP and it seems to fail every time.

I can access the download mode + recovery mode. Here is what I see on download mode:

ODIN MODE
PRODUCT NAME: SGH-T999
CUSTOM BINARY DOWNLOAD: yes (5 counts)
CURRENT BINARY: Custom
SYSTEM STATUS: Official
QUALCOMM SECUREBOOT: ENABLE
Warranty Bit: 1
BOOTLOADER AP SWREV: 1

In case anyone needs to know I did have the latest version available to me through T-Mobile which I believe was 4.3.

Can anyone help me out?
6th July 2014, 04:43 AM   |  #2  
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Flash 4.3 firmware with Odin

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6th July 2014, 04:47 AM   |  #3  
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Flash 4.3 firmware with Odin

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I tried to flash 4.3 from here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...utmk=197173420

And it didn't work. Are you referring to a different ROM?
6th July 2014, 05:10 AM   |  #4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jawid

I tried to flash 4.3 from here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...utmk=197173420

And it didn't work. Are you referring to a different ROM?

No that's good, what was the error message?

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6th July 2014, 05:13 AM   |  #5  
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No that's good, what was the error message?

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The first time I did it it said FAIL and that's when this issue came up. Phone started saying firmware update error.

I was able to get back into the downloader and tried it again and now it just hangs on Odin and doesn't go past sbl2.mn (might be wrong).

I didn't receive error messages anymore. I ran Odin with that ROM selected and let it run for over an hour (video says takes about 10 minutes).
6th July 2014, 05:28 AM   |  #6  
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Try using different USB ports or computer

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6th July 2014, 05:45 AM   |  #7  
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Uninstall kies. It interferes with odin. Bit also, odin has a message box in the lower left. What did it say there when it failed?
Also be sure you are getting the right firmware. There are several different models supported in that thread.
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6th July 2014, 06:15 AM   |  #8  
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Uninstall kies. It interferes with odin. Bit also, odin has a message box in the lower left. What did it say there when it failed?
Also be sure you are getting the right firmware. There are several different models supported in that thread.

Uninstalling Kies worked! Thank you!

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