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17th March 2014, 06:03 AM   |  #1  
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Hi Guys, I am in big trouble, My friend purchased an used galaxy s3 GT-I9300 europian/uk version two days back, and he is not tech savvy so he ask me to help to install software apps and other stuff, and handed over the phone to me for one day, so i perform hard reset to his phone, and it was running on ICS 4.0.4, so i checked for firmware update, and try to install it via OTA, after downloading update the phone restarted, but update not installed. so i again downloaded OTA update and install it, now after rebooting it freezed on samsung logo. So i wipe it via recovery mode and reboot it. Now after rebooting it freezed on a screen "Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again".

(1) Now i am unable to enter in recovery mode, i can only enter in download mode, so i think it is soft bricked, not hard bricked, and can be repaired some how..
(2) I am unable to see charging screen when phone is connected to USB, it shows "Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again". but i think it is still charging
(3) I have tried famous 15 minute battery out
(4) i have tried to install via kies
(5) i have installed 3-4 firmware via odin in download mode, but when it tries to restart, it again stuck at "Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again".
(6) I have tried via Oneclick Unbrick file
(7) As i plugged USB cable (either battery inside or without battery), in both case, it displays "Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again". screen. and i have to remove usb and battery to start it again, however when i insert only battery without usb plugged, then it never shows the screen "Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again".
(8) I am from india, and friend purchased phone from somebody else which is from UK so i am not able to get service centre help her.
(9) phone is more than 1 year old, and carrier unlocked, so it is out of warranty now.

Now I am out of ideas, please help me how can i resolve the issue, because my friend think, i have messed his phone, he has not dial a single call with his phone yet. PLEASE..PLEASE HELP ME OTHERWISE I HAVE TO PAY FULL AMOUNT TO HIM...PLEASE HELP......
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