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My phone was having some problems flashing ROMs so I tried everything to get it to flash. It would only flash Samsung ROMs, no CM based ROMs. One of the things I did was to flash a modem/bootloader that was for the T999; I have the T999L. After it successfully installed, I rebooted my phone and it never turned on again. I tried holding the power button and multiple combinations of the volume and power buttons with no success. I tried switching out the battery with no success as well. When I plug it into the computer with a USB cord the red LED light comes on and the computer makes a sound. Other than that, the phone wont turn on. I was running 4.3 Stock ROM before it was hard bricked, was rooted and had TWRP 2.3.3.0... Please help.
 
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That was stupid, you're hard bricked
 
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My phone was having some problems flashing ROMs so I tried everything to get it to flash. It would only flash Samsung ROMs, no CM based ROMs. One of the things I did was to flash a modem/bootloader that was for the T999; I have the T999L. After it successfully installed, I rebooted my phone and it never turned on again. I tried holding the power button and multiple combinations of the volume and power buttons with no success. I tried switching out the battery with no success as well. When I plug it into the computer with a USB cord the red LED light comes on and the computer makes a sound. Other than that, the phone wont turn on. I was running 4.3 Stock ROM before it was hard bricked, was rooted and had TWRP 2.3.3.0... Please help.
If you can't get into download mode then it is likely you are hard bricked. For future reference, flashing bootloaders/modems for phones that do not have your exact model number is extremely risky and shouldn't be attempted. Do you still have a warranty? If it can't be turned on, that most likely means they won't be able to see that it was rooted and should replace it.
 
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If you can't get into download mode then it is likely you are hard bricked. For future reference, flashing bootloaders/modems for phones that do not have your exact model number is extremely risky and shouldn't be attempted. Do you still have a warranty? If it can't be turned on, that most likely means they won't be able to see that it was rooted and should replace it.
I think my warranty ended about a month ago -__-
 
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My phone was having some problems flashing ROMs so I tried everything to get it to flash. It would only flash Samsung ROMs, no CM based ROMs. One of the things I did was to flash a modem/bootloader that was for the T999; I have the T999L. After it successfully installed, I rebooted my phone and it never turned on again. I tried holding the power button and multiple combinations of the volume and power buttons with no success. I tried switching out the battery with no success as well. When I plug it into the computer with a USB cord the red LED light comes on and the computer makes a sound. Other than that, the phone wont turn on. I was running 4.3 Stock ROM before it was hard bricked, was rooted and had TWRP 2.3.3.0... Please help.
Let's all take a deep breath. We all make mistakes one time or the other. Even if the Device is hardbricked, does not mean you'd have to replace it.

@kristibaee please follow this De-Bricking thread. There's a video tutorial. Do note, you have most likely only one chance to bring the phone back. So please read everything on that thread before attempting.

Since you had Stock 4.3 before, you must use a 4.3 image to De-Brick. There's one posted on that thread.

NOTE - I suspect that your attempt to flash different bootloader on top of the 4.3 bootloader would have possibly blown your E-Fuse. If that's the case, then there is a possibility that De-Bricking may fail. But don't draw conclusion without attempting.
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Let's all take a deep breath. We all make mistakes one time or the other. Even if the Device is hardbricked, does not mean you'd have to replace it.

@kristibaee please follow this De-Bricking thread. There's a video tutorial. Do note, you have most likely only one chance to bring the phone back. So please read everything on that thread before attempting.

Since you had Stock 4.3 before, you must use a 4.3 image to De-Brick. There's one posted on that thread.

NOTE - I suspect that your attempt to flash different bootloader on top of the 4.3 bootloader would have possibly blown your E-Fuse. If that's the case, then there is a possibility that De-Bricking may fail. But don't draw conclusion without attempting.
Thanks! Ill give it a try. Can you post the link one more time please? Thank you
 
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Thanks! Ill give it a try. Can you post the link one more time please? Thank you
What the De-Brick Thread ? Apology my link was broken.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2439367

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