Originally Posted by iPhone*convert
since trying to do this, phone now wont reboot. it says firmware upgrade encountered an issue, please select recovery mode in kies. problem is it wont connect to kies... ; (
You flashed the wrong file that's why it softbricked. You can't flash anything older, only mk2 or newer. You'll have to flash the mk2 image in Odin to restore it to working condition.
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