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Default [Q] Galaxy S4 Hard Bricked (I think)

Hi

I have a bit of an issue with my phone and hoping someone can help me out.

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My phone screen has cracked and a repair centre showed me it is most likely due to my battery blowing out, so as my phone is still under warranty I have arranged for it to be returned to O2 to be repaired. However as I had it rooted and have had multiple ROMs installed, my counter is at 7, so needed to reset this and get the O2 stock ROM back on.

What I've done

I used Triangle Away to reset the counter, but this didn't seem to work, I chose the option to reset the counter, phone would reboot but not into Download mode, just straight back up to OS.

Used latest version of ODIN to flash the O2 stock firmware, this failed and phone switched off. Would not power back on.

Spent 4 hours with phone not able to power on in any way.

Eventually found the sofware referenced on Samersh(apologies) post re: recovery of phone, this allowed the phone to flash via USB and get me back to Download mode. I can then use ODIN to flash sotck firmware with a PIT file, this shows as succesfull, but on completion phone switches off and wont power back on.

I can repeat these steps over and over again, but each time ODIN flashes succesfully, but at the end phone powers off and wont power back on.

Can anybody shed any light on what I need to do to get my phone recovered, or have I lost it forever?

I appreciate any and all help you guys can give me as I am at a complete loss as to what to do.

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Buy a new battery. If your battery indeed blew out, then it's damaged. That's why you can't boot anymore.
Current:

Samsung Galaxy S 4 I9505 | WanamLite v1.5

Retired:

Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 : AOKP 4.2.1
HTC Touch Pro2 | ROM: Valkyrie 6.5.23115TR2.5
HTC HD2 | DarkStone1337 [FroyoStone Sense - V3.2]
HTC Desire : Oxygen v2.1.3
 
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Buy a new battery. If your battery indeed blew out, then it's damaged. That's why you can't boot anymore.
The battery still works as I can boot after flashing with Legijas software, but only to download mode. After flashing with ROM it then reverts to a "Dead" status until flashing with Legijas software again.
 
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Ok, then it's not your battery.

Flashing roms with a damaged battery is still not very smart.
Current:

Samsung Galaxy S 4 I9505 | WanamLite v1.5

Retired:

Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 : AOKP 4.2.1
HTC Touch Pro2 | ROM: Valkyrie 6.5.23115TR2.5
HTC HD2 | DarkStone1337 [FroyoStone Sense - V3.2]
HTC Desire : Oxygen v2.1.3
 
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Ok, then it's not your battery.

Flashing roms with a damaged battery is still not very smart.
I know but to get a warranty repair and replacement battery I dont have much choice
 
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It could be the battery. Try a new one.

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It could be the battery. Try a new one.

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Tried a new battery last night from a brand new i9505, no joy.

I have found a shop that may be able to J-TAG it for me so fingers crossed it will be ok.

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