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This is a special case that requires extensive help from you guys (hopefully).

Problem: According to the ATT Samsung specialist the Bootloader I am using is corrupted

Attempted Solution: I have attempted to flash the stock SBL onto my phone but after trying every version of Odin3 (1.83-3.09) it did not work.
**The bar was entirely GREEN but it never finished**

Suggested Solution: Flash the stock ROM back onto the phone using Odin3
Outcome: After trying three different ROMs, all downloaded from Sammobile, using every version of Odin3 (1.83-3.09) only seemed to reach the end then fail at Modem.bin

I was wondering if anyone has any idea how to fix my phone, the original issue was that it never made it past the Samsung logo (not the Galaxy S2 Logo but the actual Samsung logo) the new issue is that it has the Samsung Galaxy SII Logo with the wrong model name (international model) and the small yellow triangle.

If my phone is permanently broken that's fine because I have a temporary phone I just want to get my files off of the phone before using my new one

I have a Jig
I can get it into Odin mode
I cannot get it into Recovery mode
I can get it into Factory mode

Help me please, I have no idea what else to do
 
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Use this version of Odin, or just do more Google fu and find another place to download it from. http://[ http://forum.xda-developers...7&postcount=46 it may be the version of Odin you're using that's messing you up.

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The link Phalanx7621 posted was supposed to point to the Download Repository (link is in my signature.)

The preferred version of Odin is 1.85. If you need it, the download link for Odin3 v1.85 at the top of the Download Repository is a working link.

If the boot loader was corrupt, the phone would be a true brick (no sign of life.) If the secondary boot loader was corrupt, the phone would not boot as far as the Samsung logo. It sounds to me like the AT&T Samsung specialist you received that information from was not fully informed.

The I9100 splash screen with the yellow warning triangle is due to flashing a custom kernel, so nothing to worry about. It can be cleared by flashing a stock kernel. Using the following procedure would have put that on your phone anyway by flashing the Siyah kernel, and then will removed it when stock Gingerbread is flashed.

Please note: The link in the Download Repository for the stock Gingerbread that you need to flash is not working, and I have yet to re-upload all these items to a new host. You will have to download this from the sammobile firmware page. It is the I777UCKH7 / I777ATTKH7 dated 2011 August. You'll need to sign in to download it. The registration is free. Edit: sammobile has not uploaded this file to a new host yet either. I will have to upload it and the sbl for you, but since today is Christmas, you may have to wait a day or two. At least you know that there will eventually be something to try.

Edit: The required files are now available with Dev-Host links in the Download Repository.

I think you will probably recover the phone by assuming it has nand read/write corruption and following this sequence:

Instructions to clear nand read/write corruption.
Odin3 v1.85 is recommended.

1) Download the Tar version of Siyah 2.6.14 Kernel. Flash it in PDA. Without ticking Re-Partitioning

2) Flash the Tar.md5 of the full stock Gingerbread distribution from the Download Repository, I777UCKH7 including the bootloaders and everything, in the PDA slot.

3) If that is successful you are done. If it is not, then:

4) Download the SBL Bootloader from the Download Repository. Flash it as PDA in ODIN, without ticking Re-Partitioning. (Please observe normal bootloader flashing caution.)

5) Flash the Kernel, as in step 1.

6) Flash the full stock Gingerbread distribution, as in step 2.
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Default Attempt #1

When attempting to flash the Kernel in Odin3 v1.85 the bar was fully green but the program never said complete (I left it going for a few hours to no avail)

I tried flashing the SBL and the same issue happened, the bar was fully green but it never said complete (I had previously downloaded the SBL)

When attempting to flash the Gingerbread stock it does not even go past the SBL1 part, the bar does not have any green within it and the program still says NAND Write Start.

I'm not the best with this sort of thing but from observation it seems that my NAND is corrupt and isn't allowing anything to be properly flashed.

By the way: the Custom Binary Download now says: Yes (5 counts) which tells me that the phone recognizes that something is being flashed but it's not working properly


I'm back to being stuck and I think this phone may be truly broken :/
 
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I don't think ur phone is broken.
Try a different usb/micro usb cable. Try a different usb port on ur pc (don't use a usb hub). Make sure the phone's micro usb port is clear of dirt/debris, etc.
Usually when i've had problems with Odin flashes it is something as simple as doing these things that results in a successful flash.

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I'm having the same issue exactly as OP. The green bar loads, but then stops at NAND Write Start. I've switched usb ports, pcs, and cords and nothing seems to work. Is my phone beyond repair then?
 
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I'm having the same issue exactly as OP. The green bar loads, but then stops at NAND Write Start. I've switched usb ports, pcs, and cords and nothing seems to work. Is my phone beyond repair then?
Did you follow exactly the sequence in post #3? If not, please try that.
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Did you follow exactly the sequence in post #3? If not, please try that.
Yes, I tried that sequence exactly. It actually won't advance past #1. The green bar loads in Odin under kernel, but stops working at NAND Write Start. And trying the sbl ends with the same result (I believe it's the first download in the Download Repository). All of the flash attempts have failed or frozen, but the Custom Binary Download count is at 3.

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