[Q] Can't flash VRALEC bootchain or anything else, soft brick
I restored my phone to factory default recently, with the intent of moving on to a new Cyanogenmod version. After the factory settings were restored, it took an OTA update to 4.1.2. I then tried following the guide on androidable to root it (would post the link, but apparently newbies can't)
After trying and failing several times to flash the VRALEC bootchain to my phone (I am not sure why it failed, Odin just gave me an error message every time I tried), I decided to go back to factory default again, thinking 4.0.0 would accept the VRALEC bootchain and that 4.1.2 might be the issue, but after flashing the stock image again I get the yellow triangle of death.
I have since tried flashing the VRALEC and VRBMD3 bootchains, tried flashing clockworkmod recovery, and though the phone appears to take the stock image and VRBMD3, I can't get past the yellow triangle screen on startup. Because of this, I can't check to see if USB debugging is still enabled, and I can't access the phone memory to attempt to delete whatever software is causing the issue.
Is anybody able to help me?
UPDATE: I followed the entire guide here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/atta...2&d=1341959095
I successfully flashed VRALF and Root66, but VRALEC would still not install. While the rest of the process transpired as described in the guide, the end result is still giving me the yellow triangle of death.
UPDATE 2: When trying to flash VRALEC, this is the output message I get from odin
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> VRALEC.bootchain.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/003> Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
<ID:0/003> File analysis..
<ID:0/003> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/003> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/003> NAND Write Start!!
<ID:0/003> FAIL! (Auth)
<ID:0/003> Complete(Write) operation failed.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)