Originally Posted by ibuddha
I can communicate with Odin yes. I'm still able to place the phone into download mode and Odin recognizes it. do you have a link for the stock img? like I said im currently trying to download the very latest stock update image for 4.3 but it will be a few more hours. -_-
Here's the link - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1949687
I'm pretty sure you ran into the same problem as me. I've been working on this ALL DAY and it's my birthday. You have no idea how stressed out I've been since I woke up lol. Anyways, I think I figured out what happened.
When I was flashing the stock image of 4.3 via Odin, my phone never actually cleaned out the previous system image. I confirmed this by flashing TWRP via Odin and performed a factory reset/system wipe. Once I confirmed that this was actually executed, then I reflashed my phone using the Official 4.3 stock. I read in another thread that you're supposed to uncheck Auto-Reboot but I forgot to (I don't think this step matters very much). Anyways, once the image was downloaded, I left the USB cable plugged in and made sure that Odin changes the status from RESET to PASS. Once it reports this status, it shouldn't take more than 5 min for it to go pass the boot screen (Samsung Logo).
I'm speaking of this purely from my experience today. Believe me, I've been working on this for the last 6 hours researching and reflashing my phone. I tripped the warranty counter and my flash counter is at 9. Best of luck to you