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Unhappy [Q] Didn't know you couldn't downgrade 4.3 Now im stuck?

I tried to downgrade the ota 4.3 update, i didnt know you couldnt upgrade..

Now im stuck at the Firmware upgrade encountered an issue screen..

Kies 2 will start saying "connecting" but thats as far as it gets.. then Kies 3 says that the device thats plugged in isnt compatible with kies 3.

IDK what to do xD
 
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I tried to downgrade the ota 4.3 update, i didnt know you couldnt upgrade..

Now im stuck at the Firmware upgrade encountered an issue screen..

Kies 2 will start saying "connecting" but thats as far as it gets.. then Kies 3 says that the device thats plugged in isnt compatible with kies 3.

IDK what to do xD
Place your cell in Download mode, then use Odin to insert the official android 4.3 package.
Sprint Galaxy S3 using Android 4.3 (Knoxless Bootloader)
 
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Place your cell in Download mode, then use Odin to insert the official android 4.3 package.
You wouldn't happen to have a dl link for official would you?
 
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You wouldn't happen to have a dl link for official would you?
Start up Kies (no cellphone connected), then go to Tools / Firmware Upgrade
It will ask you for the model number, so put that in.
Then it will ask you for either the serial number or MEID, so put that in, too.
Then it should download a big-ass android package (around 1.5 gigabytes).

After the package is decrypted, copy it from the temp directory to some safe place on your local hard drive.
Use Odin in Download Mode to install this package.
The package should end with .tar.md5
Sprint Galaxy S3 using Android 4.3 (Knoxless Bootloader)
 
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If you accepted the official OTA 4.3 update, and you tried to revert your bootloader back to before KNOX... you're lucky since that should have completely hard-bricked your phone. I think, given to your description and assuming you've got the KNOX bootloader now, your best bet would be to try to repair the install by doing what I think is referred to as a "dirty" flash... which basically means you don't format or wipe your data before you attempt another installation of the same version.

I don't know for sure though, so don't take my word without someone who knows more verifying or refuting this.

Good luck, I'll be interested in seeing what you wind up working out.
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Flashed to VZW prepaid unlimited
Android 4.3 (MK3), complete with KNOX set to 0x1 thanks to the OTA update it came with.

Use this link to sign up for Copy's Cloud Storage and we both get an extra 5gb (that means you start out with 20GB!)
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If you accepted the official OTA 4.3 update, and you tried to revert your bootloader back to before KNOX... you're lucky since that should have completely hard-bricked your phone. I think, given to your description and assuming you've got the KNOX bootloader now, your best bet would be to try to repair the install by doing what I think is referred to as a "dirty" flash... which basically means you don't format or wipe your data before you attempt another installation of the same version.

I don't know for sure though, so don't take my word without someone who knows more verifying or refuting this.

Good luck, I'll be interested in seeing what you wind up working out.
-Zen
I downloaded the mk3 modem, and flashed it in odin, it fixed the softbrick. i rooted it with cf-auto and it went through no issue. disabled knox no problem, and now got cwm working.
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