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Default Galaxy S3 stuck on boot [stock,never rooted]

hey,

so my friend brought me his S3, never rooted or tampered with. He just said the phone went into boot and never recovered. I can go in download mode but not recovery (my initial plan was to wipe cache).

he would kind of want his data intact but I don't know how viable that is by now..

Any advice?

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hey,

so my friend brought me his S3, never rooted or tampered with. He just said the phone went into boot and never recovered. I can go in download mode but not recovery (my initial plan was to wipe cache).

he would kind of want his data intact but I don't know how viable that is by now..

Any advice?

Thank you
Try flashing a custom recovery like twrp or philz touch. But it actually sounds like a soft brick. worst case scenario you would have to flash a new firmware/
this is the last one http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1835931
 
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hey,

so my friend brought me his S3, never rooted or tampered with. He just said the phone went into boot and never recovered. I can go in download mode but not recovery (my initial plan was to wipe cache).

he would kind of want his data intact but I don't know how viable that is by now..

Any advice?

Thank you
The phone's own recovery mode is not much flexible as other third-part recoveries. So I guess you have to install CWM recovery and wipe dalvik cache from there before booting. Try installing CWM recovery via Odin and then wipe dalvik cache. And don't worry, installing custom recovery won't root your phone.
 
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If the stock recovery can, wipe the cache and dalvik cache

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It appears I can't flash any recovery:

<ID:0/004> Added!!
<ID:0/004> Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
<ID:0/004> File analysis..
<ID:0/004> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/004> Initialzation..
<ID:0/004> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/004>
<ID:0/004> There is no PIT partition.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)


Report from Odin. Could I flash a stock firmware tho?
 
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Can't mount stock rom either. I tried ticking repartition too, this is what comes out:

<ID:0/004> Added!!
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> I9300XXEMG4_I9300DBTEMG3_I9300XXEMG4_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/004> Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
<ID:0/004> File analysis..
<ID:0/004> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/004> Initialzation..
<ID:0/004> Set PIT file..
<ID:0/004> DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!
<ID:0/004> Can't open the specified file. (Line: 1949)
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
 
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Bump.. Please help someone.
 
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Make sure you have the latest odin and the correct drivers and also make sure kies is not open

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It appears I can't flash any recovery:

<ID:0/004> Added!!
<ID:0/004> Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
<ID:0/004> File analysis..
<ID:0/004> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/004> Initialzation..
<ID:0/004> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/004>
<ID:0/004> There is no PIT partition.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)


Report from Odin. Could I flash a stock firmware tho?
Try to flash PIT partition via odin( be careful you must have the PIT file sweatable for your model )
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Try to flash PIT partition via odin( be careful you must have the PIT file sweatable for your model )
How can I know what that is? I can't boot the phone to see the exact model? Says I9300GSMH on the back behind the battery so I should assume that's accurate?

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