I need somebody to please review what I am doing. I am trying to unbrick my friends phone. I usually dont run into these kinds of problems with my android phones, but this one is kicking my ass. He turned this phone into repair for his signal. The guy at the store did hell knows what with it. I know this much. The flash count is at 12. The Recovery is CWM 188.8.131.52. The phone is i717r but it's soft bricked on AT&T logo. So I figured this is the best thing to do: Bring a i717r onto it's stock rom and original settings. But I am stuck, please review what I am doing, maybe somebody more experienced can shed some light on this situation.
I installed the USB drivers from kies
I downloaded all 5 files
Opened Odin 1.85
Put the i717r in Download mode
Plug in USB (I have also tried several different usbs and usb ports) COM(X) appears, Samsung CDC is visible in my device manager
Plug in the PIT, then the ABOOT file in the bootloader, then the PLATFORM KERNEL in the PDA, then the PHONE SECURED in the Phone secotion, and then the CSC in the CSC section
I press Start in ODIN and it gives me this error
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> ABOOT_SGH-I717R_I717RUXLA2_user_CL875155_REV00.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> PLATFORM_KERNEL_AMSS_SGH-I717R_I717RUXLA2_user_CL875155_REV00.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> I717RUXLA2_phone_secure_Q1_ROGERS_REV_00_CL870799. tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> SGH-I717R-CSC-RWCLA2.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/008> Odin v.3 engine (ID:8)..
<ID:0/008> File analysis..
<ID:0/008> Set PIT file..
<ID:0/008> DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!
<ID:0/008> Re-Partition operation failed.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
as well as the phone outputs this error in the download mode screen.
SECURE CHECK FAIL : PIT
anybody who can help me out with this I would really appreciate and show my appreciation in any way possible.