[Q] Bricked - please help!
I managed to f*** up my phone and don't know exactly what went wrong. I'm worried it's a hard brick, but don't know for sure. It won't turn on though, which is freaking me out. I hope one of y'all can help.
So I was running CM10.1 for a long time and everything was great. I eventually installed an update through the built-in CM updater app, decided I didn't like it, and attempted to re-install through the .zip I still had on my sdcard. I'm still not sure why, but doing so put me in a boot-loop. I was pretty busy at the time so just flashed back to stock. Wasn't ideal, but worked fine.
So now I have some free time and decided I'd try to re-install CM. Prior to the install attempt, I was running 4.1.2 stock, rooted and with an unlocked bootloader. Here's what I did:
1: Flashed the VRALEC bootloader, as recommended by the CM wiki, through Odin.
-At this point, everything still worked OK. I think this next step is where I went wrong.
2: Flashed the VRALF2 kernel through Odin.
-This is what I think I did wrong. After I flashed it, instead of booting up the phone got past the Galaxy S3 graphic then the LED just slowly changed from blue to light blue and back. Either way, I still was able to do the following steps.
3: Flashed CWM 188.8.131.52 through Odin.
4: Installed CM10.2 and gapps from recovery.
5: Rebooted, stuck in a boot-loop showing the CM logo.
So hindsight being 20/20, this is where I should have stopped and asked for help. Instead, I decided that I'd try to fix it myself and tried to flash back to stock. When I tried to do so, Odin said it failed. I then reflashed the VRALEC bootloader, again through Odin. This was successful, but after it rebooted, it showed the Galaxy S3 graphic for a bit and then went blank. Since then, I can't get the phone to turn on or enter download or recovery modes.
Can anyone help? I'm really worried I hard-bricked my phone. What do I need to do / where can I go from here?