I cannot get my phone to boot up. It loads the splash screen and gets stuck there. It doesn't move past that screen. I've tried multiple times going into recovery mode but it won't go. I can get into download mode though. I've tried using Odin 3.07 to reflash the KIES_HOME_I317UCALJ2_I317ATTALJ2_215287_REV04_user _low_ship.tar.md5 from the back to stock rar I found here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=41340941
and I do not know what to do next. I've even tried flashing a recovery tar file I found here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2533333
. I've also tried removing the battery, replacing the battery (I have a second battery), and even if I power off the device and plug it up to my charger it loads the splash screen and stays there. I've looked around online and found this http://www.note2forum.com/forum/gala...html#post20381
but can't even get to recovery mode to do a data wipe. The last thing I was able to do successfully with my phone was get it back to stock so and do the update to 4.1.2 because it was on 4.1.1 and I've seen something called SDS while searching. Is that what happened here? Is my phone able to be repaired? When I'm in download mode the upper left corner shows the following information:
PRODUCT NAME: SGH-I317
CUSTOM BINARY DOWNLOAD: Yes (3 counts)
CURRENT BINARY: Custom
SYSTEM STATUS: Custom
KNOX WARRANTY VOID: 1
I'm doing some serious reaching here because this is my primary phone, and I'm not familiar with PIT files but what I briefly read stated something about identifying which files go to which partition. I have no experience or knowledge of bootloader functions/changes and I've never checked more than auto reboot and reset time in ODIN. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Update!!! OMG I'm so happy to make progress. I flashed in ODIN the 4.3param_tz.tar file found herehttp://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2497994
and it successfully rebooted me into CWM. I will post the results of a ROM restore I'm attempting shortly. I was able to complete a full restore of a previous ROM and my phone is now currently booting up as I type this. Hopefully nothing goes wrong, but I've gotten farther now than I have in the past 5 hours I've been glued to my laptop. Time for a cig and beer.