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[Q] I747 S3 Download Mode - No Normal Boot

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2nd April 2014, 04:03 PM   |  #1  
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Tired to flash the Wicked ROM for the I747 S3 model and right after wiping and flashing the ROM, the device shut off. Once I went to wipe and restore because clearly this ROM didn't work. I ended up with:

Could not do normal boot.
CURRENT BINARY: Samsung Official

I'm not doing this for warranty purposes, I'm just trying to revive my phone whether it be with or without root access.
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3rd April 2014, 12:01 AM   |  #2  
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Since you can get into download, try installing a custom recovery via Odin such as Philz Touch and then try to get into recovery. Maybe you existing recovery has been corrupted.
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3rd April 2014, 01:39 AM   |  #3  
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Perfect. Got it up and running. Thanks

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
3rd April 2014, 04:20 AM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by P. Dexter85

Perfect. Got it up and running. Thanks

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk

Remember, as long as you are able to boot either in download mode or even your bootloader, you're pretty much guaranteed to get your phone back up and running. Although lets say you cannot access both, then you'll need to JTAG your device which may be difficult depending on your skill set in that area.
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Canít access to Download Mode or Recovery Mode after bricking AT&T Galaxy S3 i744 4.3
Hi I have (had) a AT&T galaxy S3 i747 with android 4.1.1 Click image for larger version

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Because the phone is in another country I couldnít update it by OTA to android 4.3

So I started to read forums that said how to Update AT&T S3 i747 to android 4.3 (I747UCUEMJB)

The S3 was not Root

I installed all the phone drivers in the computer

This is what I did: (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...2&postcount=38)
- Use Odin 3.07
- Check Auto Reboot and Re-Partition, and uncheck all the boxes
- I put my phone in USB debugging in the developer options
- I turned it off
- Started to put the phone on Download Mode pressing volume DW+home+power button at the same time Click image for larger version

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- In Odin on the PDA box I checked and loaded the file .tar.md5 (I747UCUEMJB_2024954_REV04_user_low_ship.tar.md5 )
- Pressed the button Start Click image for larger version

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The installation seemed to go right, the program never showed anything weird. Click image for larger version

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When the Programs finished the installation the phone turned off and then turned on and show the logo of android (seemed to be lying down or inclined) and after that it turned off.
The computer showed that something was connected (QHSUSB_DLOAD) but couldnít install any driver, so I disconnected it of the computer.
I couldnít turn on the phone , I took the battery out and put it in and tried to start the phone and nothing happened, I tried pressing any button to access to recovery o download mode and none of this worked.

I started to search forums that talk about restart or turn on a brick AT&T S3 i747

I found one (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2549068) that said to download a image (debrick-SGH-I747U-CUEMJB3.img) and using the program ďWin32DiskImagerĒ to put the image inside of a micro SD to make the phone turn on,

I put the micro SD inside the phone and when I pushed the power button for almost 3 seconds it Turned on , the phone seems to be fine an it has android 4.3 (I747UCUEMJB) installed.Click image for larger version

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I can use it normally so far.

But the problem is that I canít turn on the phone if the micro SD card is not inserted on the phone.
Without the micro SD inside donít show any sign of life

When the micro SD is inside I can turn on the phone and use its apps.
I have tried to enter to Recovery mode or Download mode with the micro SD inside but the phone only show what its supposed to happen for 1 second then turns off and then turns on by its own (after that I can use it normally)

Does anyone know how can I Fix my phone ?
How can I boot my phone without using the micro SD card?
How can I access to download mode?

And if I could access to download mode what should I do next ?

The only files I have now are:
Odin3 v3.07
I747UCUEMJB_2024954_REV04_user_low_ship.tar.md5(90 5 Mb)
debrick-SGH-I747U-CUEMJB3.img (80 Mb)
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