Originally Posted by Posklapenzi View Post

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