[Q] (ODIN) Galaxy S3 Soft Brick (Cant Open Serial(com) Port)

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By uzayr99, Junior Member on 2nd March 2014, 12:10 AM
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So a friend of mine managed to soft brick his S3 (i9300) , by pulling the battery while flashing something with odin, he's given it me having had some prior experience with S3's and rooting in general.

When trying to boot the S3 I get a screen like this :

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Now this isn't really a problem because I can still get into download mode , (

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It says:
Factory mode
Product name : //blank
Current Binary : samsung official
System Status : Custom

The problem is when I try to flash stock 4.1.2 (everything) I get this error

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Can't open serial COM port.

I'm using drivers downloaded from here :

And I'm using these files in Odin ( 4.1.2) :

I've tried this on two separate computers , on all available usb ports and swapped out the cable , taken the sim and memory card out, and tried several different versions of odin, all to no avail.

Any help would be appreciated on fixing the device.
Last edited by uzayr99; 2nd March 2014 at 12:14 AM. Reason: Extra Info
2nd March 2014, 08:24 AM |#2  
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Emmc chip is damaged/corrupt which is evidenced by the blank product name.

New motherboard required.
4th December 2014, 05:19 AM |#3  
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Odin recovery not working
i am facing exact same problem. can anyone guide on the recovery procedure.
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