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[Q] S3 I9300 International bricked - Need help

24th May 2014, 12:41 PM |#1  
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Hi Guys, I've been going through these forums for days and have tried so many things, but I still can't un-brick this phone, I'm pretty sure its a soft brick, because I can still get into download mode, but if I try to start the phone normally, I just get a white screen now when I enter download mode, it says "downloading do not turn off target" now when I plug it into the pc, odin sees it ok, but I have tried uploading new stock firmware, its my friends phone, and as far as I know its not rooted, now when I tried flashing a new stock firmware, it failed becase of something to do with the partition, so I read through these forums and found a thread about uploading a new pit file, which I did, and that failed as well, so I need hepl please guys, how screwed is this phone?? its an international Galaxy S3 i9300 on O2
 
 
24th May 2014, 12:45 PM |#2  
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first of all, how did u brick it lol

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24th May 2014, 12:46 PM |#3  
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What pit file and what stock firmware are you trying to flash?

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24th May 2014, 12:47 PM |#4  
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Go try the rescue firmware (search in general forum) but probable that the emmc is corrupt/damaged. If the rescue firmware won't flash then you'll need a new motherboard.

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24th May 2014, 12:57 PM |#5  
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right, Blackstard, its my friends phone, and something happened while it was doing a firmware update, not sure what, eith got turned off just got stuck I think, she was probably to impatient to let it finish
Mrao, GT-I9300_mx_20120329 pit file and I9300XXUGND3_I9300H3GGND1_I9300NEUGND1_HOME.tar from sam mobile pit file was from in here I think
25th May 2014, 12:47 PM |#6  
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Right Boomboomer, I have tried the recovery firmwares, there were two of them and I tried them both, but it just fails at the pit file and says it cant format the partition, is this the end? or is there anything else I can try?
25th May 2014, 02:09 PM |#7  
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This is what comes up in Odin

<ID:0/005> Added!!
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> BOOTLOADER_I9300XXEMG4_1314436_REV00_user_low_ship .tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> CODE_I9300XXEMG4_1314436_REV00_user_low_ship.tar.m d5 is valid.
<OSM> MODEM_I9300XXEMG4_1314436_REV00_user_low_ship.tar. md5 is valid.
<OSM> CSC_I9300OXAEMG4_KOR_FACTORY_user_low_ship.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/005> Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
<ID:0/005> File analysis..
<ID:0/005> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/005> Initialzation..
<ID:0/005> Set PIT file..
<ID:0/005> DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!
<ID:0/005>
<ID:0/005> Re-Partition operation failed.
<ID:0/005> Added!!
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
25th May 2014, 02:31 PM |#8  
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Sounds like the emmc chip is damaged.

If you can get a z3x box there is a thread which describes how to resurrect a corrupt chip:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...-dead-t2647558

But even that won't help a dead emmc chip.
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