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Default [Q] T-Mobile S2 T989 - hardbricked / can jtag fix it?

I received an SGH-T989 that wouldn't boot. It had TWRP on it, so I was able to flash latest stable CWM. Upon reboot, it apparently became hard-bricked.

Currently, I'm unable to enter download or recovery modes. USB Jig does not work. There is no output on the screen, even when charging the battery. When connected in Windows (32 or 64), I get a usb error message: "This device is disabled because the firmware of the device did not give it the required resources. (Code 29)"

My question: Is the motherboard dead, or could a jtag repair fix it?

What I've tried:
  • multiple micro usb cables
  • usb jig
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  • heimdall

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I received an SGH-T989 that wouldn't boot. It had TWRP on it, so I was able to flash latest stable CWM. Upon reboot, it apparently became hard-bricked.

Currently, I'm unable to enter download or recovery modes. USB Jig does not work. There is no output on the screen, even when charging the battery. When connected in Windows (32 or 64), I get a usb error message: "This device is disabled because the firmware of the device did not give it the required resources. (Code 29)"

My question: Is the motherboard dead, or could a jtag repair fix it?

What I've tried:
  • multiple micro usb cables
  • usb jig
  • odin
  • keis
  • heimdall

Thanks xda!
so the qhsusb_dload does not apear when your device is plugged into the computer? if so please hold on a little longer, somebody found a method of unhard bricking S3's and eventually Note 3's and the galaxy megas and im getting closer to being able to do this aswell im going to try to fix mine when i get home so hold on
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so the qhsusb_dload does not apear when your device is plugged into the computer? if so please hold on a little longer, somebody found a method of unhard bricking S3's and eventually Note 3's and the galaxy megas and im getting closer to being able to do this aswell im going to try to fix mine when i get home so hold on

That would be great! I did see the S3 fix that loads a debrick.img from sdcard - would that work with hardbricked? Windows wouldn't load the usb drive for my phone, complaining that the firmware didn't give the "required resources". So if the firmware is borked, I'm not sure it would be able to load an external img.

I couldn't wait, though. Sent it out for jtag repair
 
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That would be great! I did see the S3 fix that loads a debrick.img from sdcard - would that work with hardbricked? Windows wouldn't load the usb drive for my phone, complaining that the firmware didn't give the "required resources". So if the firmware is borked, I'm not sure it would be able to load an external img.

I couldn't wait, though. Sent it out for jtag repair
Hello I was wondering if the Jtag did its job?
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Hello I was wondering if the Jtag did its job?
Jtag should always do the job, unless there was physical damage done to the motherboard.
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That would be great! I did see the S3 fix that loads a debrick.img from sdcard - would that work with hardbricked? Windows wouldn't load the usb drive for my phone, complaining that the firmware didn't give the "required resources". So if the firmware is borked, I'm not sure it would be able to load an external img.

I couldn't wait, though. Sent it out for jtag repair
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Jtag should always do the job, unless there was physical damage done to the motherboard.
Thanks for the quick reply , i guess the next question i should ask , is it really worth the 100 bux for the j tag service or to put the money towards a newer phone ?,hmmm rhetorical i guess
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