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[Q] SGH-i747m only boots to recovery mode with 16gb sd card

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28th July 2014, 07:09 AM   |  #1  
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Hello, I purchased a phone off kijiji fully knowing it was not functional - For the 40 dollars my curiosity got the best of me; and if I can fix it well I can get myself a new phone for cheap. I was informed that this phone: Samsung Galaxy sgh-i747m had the latest update (not custom rom). The phone suddenly would not boot past Samsung logo and by the time I bought it, would not boot up at all. So after doing extensive research I decided I would give the 16gb class 10 sd card boot a chance. While somewhat of a success, the only thing it boots me to is this.

BOOT RECOVERY MODE (IN GREEN)
CHECK BOOT PARTITIONS
COPY FROM T-FLASH
BOOT RECOVERY
WRITE 159488 SECTORS
FLASH WRITE FAILURE (RED)
ODIN MODE (RED)
PRODUCT NAME: SGH-I747M
CUSTOM BINARY DOWNLOAD: NO
CURRENT BINARY: Samsung Official
SYSTEM STATUS: NONE
QUALCOMM SECUREBOOT: ENABLE
Warranty Bit: 0
BOOTLOADER AP SWERV: 1

I should note that with the debrick-SGH-I747M-UEMK5 image that I used, the phone will boot to recovery mode without holding any buttons(While Plugged in). It will also boot to recovery if it is unplugged and I simply hold and release the power button when I feel the vibrate. I have also tried volume down + home + power. Same thing. If I take the sd card out I cannot get any sign of life / no recovery mode.

Any ideas as to what needs to be done? At this point I am thinking motherboard failure.

edit* I forgot to mention that the computer does not see the device at all, even in device manager as a random name. There are no signs of life on the computer end. ODIN also does not detect it even when in boot recovery mode.
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28th July 2014, 01:22 PM   |  #2  
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Well, I'm not so sure you'll find an answer here; that's a Canadian variant, Google tells me :P Anyhow, it's not dead if it can still turn on, and especially if you can get to recovery. Though to fix anything you'll need a custom recovery. If you already have one, have you tried flashing any custom or official firmware yet? I assume you're not a noob since you know what Odin is (though to be honest, I've only used it once, while rootingfor the first time)
28th July 2014, 05:16 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by johnnyspritz

Well, I'm not so sure you'll find an answer here; that's a Canadian variant, Google tells me :P Anyhow, it's not dead if it can still turn on, and especially if you can get to recovery. Though to fix anything you'll need a custom recovery. If you already have one, have you tried flashing any custom or official firmware yet? I assume you're not a noob since you know what Odin is (though to be honest, I've only used it once, while rootingfor the first time)

Hi, thanks for replying.

Well, I am not a complete noob but have a basic understanding as I have successfully rooted my previous phone. I have just never tried fixing one that was bricked before so some of these things are new to me.

Once I make the SD boot card using "debrick-SGH-I747M-UEMK5" the phone will kick on into boot recovery mode. From there I can't do anything and the computer doesn't see it at all. That is where I am stuck on how to load anything further as download mode will not come up.
28th July 2014, 05:58 PM   |  #4  
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[QUOTE=gravitysdepth;54446484]Hello, I purchased a phone off kijiji fully knowing it was not functional - For the 40 dollars my curiosity got the best of me; and if I can fix it well I can get myself a new phone for cheap. I was informed that this phone: Samsung Galaxy sgh-i747m had the latest update (not custom rom). The phone suddenly would not boot past Samsung logo and by the time I bought it, would not boot up at all. So after doing extensive research I decided I would give the 16gb class 10 sd card boot a chance. While somewhat of a success, the only thing it boots me to is this.

BOOT RECOVERY MODE (IN GREEN)
CHECK BOOT PARTITIONS
COPY FROM T-FLASH
BOOT RECOVERY
WRITE 159488 SECTORS
FLASH WRITE FAILURE (RED)
ODIN MODE (RED)
PRODUCT NAME: SGH-I747M
CUSTOM BINARY DOWNLOAD: NO
CURRENT BINARY: Samsung Official
SYSTEM STATUS: NONE
QUALCOMM SECUREBOOT: ENABLE
Warranty Bit: 0
BOOTLOADER AP SWERV: 1

I should note that with the debrick-SGH-I747M-UEMK5 image that I used, the phone will boot to recovery mode without holding any buttons(While Plugged in). It will also boot to recovery if it is unplugged and I simply hold and release the power button when I feel the vibrate. I have also tried volume down + home + power. Same thing. If I take the sd card out I cannot get any sign of life / no recovery mode.

Any ideas as to what needs to be done? At this point I am thinking motherboard failure.

edit* I forgot to mention that the computer does not see the device at all, even in device manager as a random name. There are no signs of life on the computer end. ODIN also does not detect it even when in boot recovery mode.[/QUOTE
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28th July 2014, 06:58 PM   |  #5  
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I have posted my question in the proper section http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...-16gb-t2830849

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