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Unhappy [Q] Bricked S3, please help.

Hello everyone, i am facing a great wall of desperation, i woke up today to find my mobile stuck on samsung logo, and i noticed it's not responding, i booted to my CWM recovery and it kept generating these errors :

E:can't mount /cache/recovery/command
E: can't mount /cache/recovery/log
E: open /cache/recovery/log
E:can't mount /cache/recovery/last_log
E: can't open /cache/recovery/last_install
E: can't mount /cache/recovery/last_install

i tried wiping data but keeps generating same errors to the internal SD card with a unique error : E:format_volume: make_extf4fs failed on /dev/block/mmcblk0p8 .

i looked for a custom recovery file that i can install using ODIN but they're all in .img form not .tar.md5 so i didn't know what to do with them, phone doesn't recognize .img to install directly from sd card.
i tried using odin to install custom recovery tar.md5 file but didn't fix anything,

i tried installing this rom ( http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...hands-t2354859 ) using the ( mount external sd card ) and transfering rom zip file and installing it via CWM recovery interface, the installation was succesful but still can't boot due to the mentioned errors .


i tried using ABD thingie but for somereason it just won't recognize my phone, while odin does, i tried installing and reinstalling samsung usb driver and ABD drivers but still didn't help,


my original ROM was CM 11.2 nightly.

please help i am desperate, i searched everywhere but there's always something that falls between my steps .

i am more than happy to get assistance via skype etc.
 
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i managed to download and flash my phone with stock 4.3, but i am still facing same problem, stuck at samsung logo and same errors in CWM recovery .
 
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Default Same problem

i think we might have the same problem.
samdroid posted a possible solution in my thread maybe try that?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...-boot-t2809239
 
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i think we might have the same problem.
samdroid posted a possible solution in my thread maybe try that?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...-boot-t2809239


but i can't find a thread or forum section dedicated to cm 11 !
 
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update: i was able to access ABD command line, i tested 3 CWM recovery .img files and all 3 of them reported as (bad) by my phone .
 
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Could be bad eMMC. If you want to be sure try flash the rescue firmware from this thread (with pit) http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...35&postcount=6

If it's still not working it's a hardware fault.
 
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Could be bad eMMC. If you want to be sure try flash the rescue firmware from this thread (with pit) http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...35&postcount=6

If it's still not working it's a hardware fault.
thank you for the suggestion, i am downloading it as we speak, i sure hope it's not physical brick, i really can't afford buying new phone atm....
 
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Could be bad eMMC. If you want to be sure try flash the rescue firmware from this thread (with pit) http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...35&postcount=6

If it's still not working it's a hardware fault.
after multiple tries, it didn't work, the installation won't even initialize, it keeps saying FAIL
 
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please anyone...help !!!!
 
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If you're still in warranty send it in for repair. Sometimes eMMC will fail and download mode will say custom even if phone has never been flashed so they might repair it for you.

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