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[Q] Lost, weird state in Soft-bricked S3.

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13th July 2014, 10:38 PM   |  #1  
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I was running a CM11 nightly on my SCH-I535 and need to take back my phone to Verizon. The nightly wasn't rooted or didn't allow me root access so I couldn't use Triangle Away to reset my flash counter. I tried to flash a newer stock rom I535VRUDNE1 and soft-bricked my phone although Odin said the process failed. Since then I have tried to fix the problem and the only step I've made forward was when I flashed a stock recovery and was able to get into recovery. Everything else I try to flash via Odin fails. The main two fail messages are: FAIL! (auth) and Complete(Write) operation failed. I'm at a loss of where to go and what to do now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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p.s.- the download screen reads as follows:
Product Name: SCH-I535
Current Binary: Samsung Official
System Status: Official
Qualcomm Secureboot: Enable
Bootloader AP SWREV: 2
SW REV Check Fail: Fused 2 > Binary 0

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14th July 2014, 05:42 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by dmatsler

First post..
Hello all.
I was running a CM11 nightly on my SCH-I535 and need to take back my phone to Verizon. The nightly wasn't rooted or didn't allow me root access so I couldn't use Triangle Away to reset my flash counter. I tried to flash a newer stock rom I535VRUDNE1 and soft-bricked my phone although Odin said the process failed. Since then I have tried to fix the problem and the only step I've made forward was when I flashed a stock recovery and was able to get into recovery. Everything else I try to flash via Odin fails. The main two fail messages are: FAIL! (auth) and Complete(Write) operation failed. I'm at a loss of where to go and what to do now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

- dmatsler

p.s.- the download screen reads as follows:
Product Name: SCH-I535
Current Binary: Samsung Official
System Status: Official
Qualcomm Secureboot: Enable
Bootloader AP SWREV: 2
SW REV Check Fail: Fused 2 > Binary 0

Thanks again!

If it gets to download mode, you should be able to flash a stock firmware.

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14th July 2014, 08:05 AM   |  #3  
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If it gets to download mode, you should be able to flash a stock firmware.

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I've tried flashing and I only get a fail message in Odin :/
14th July 2014, 10:35 AM   |  #4  
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I've tried flashing and I only get a fail message in Odin :/

Which tab are you choosing the file under

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14th July 2014, 10:40 AM   |  #5  
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If it gets to download mode, you should be able to flash a stock firmware.

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Which tab are you choosing the file under

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I'm using the PDA section, trying to flash back to stock.
14th July 2014, 10:46 AM   |  #6  
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I'm using the PDA section, trying to flash back to stock.

In the newer versions of Odin, you're supposed to use ap. Maybe you should update Odin and try it out with the ap option

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14th July 2014, 10:47 AM   |  #7  
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In the newer versions of Odin, you're supposed to use ap. Maybe you should update Odin and try it out with the ap option

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I have tried using v3.04, 3.07, 3.09 of Odin.

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I keep getting failure messages in the form of the two in the op.
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