Brick after installing GApps, help me recover!
Earlier I did a dirty flash of the 8-17 CM10.2 nightly over 10.1, rebooted and everything was ok. I decided to check for an updated GApps and downloaded the 20130813 GApps from here
. I rebooted into CWM, installed the GApps, rebooted my phone and BAM! Stuck at the "Samsung Galaxy SII" screen.
Tried accessing recovery - no go. Tried accessing download mode - no go. Did some google-fu and discovered I can in fact get into download mode by pulling the battery, plugging my phone into USB, holding home + vol down and tapping the power button, even though I'm unable to enter download mode when on battery. Got into download mode and loaded up odin3 3.07, and installed stock UCKH7 which I used to recover my phone about 6 months ago. Odin flashed, reset my phone, said "Pass!", but phone was still stuck at the GSII spash screen. Tried again with stock UCLE5 image also confirmed working about 6 months ago - no go. Odin says "Pass!" but phone remains stuck at splash screen.
As a side note, my phone seems to get REALLY hot if I leave it sitting on the splash screen for two long, plugged in or not. I've also tried pulling the SIM and uSD.