Did i Brick my phone?
Recenttly i got a note 2 sch-i317 phone. It was runing the stock 4.3 update from att.
I am on tmobile, so i downgraded the phone to 4.1.1 and unlocked it.
Life is good and the phone is working fine.
then i get the great idea of upgrading back to 4.3 via the OTA update. And there starts all of my issues.
Orignaly i was under the impression i had used a stock att 4.1.1 to downgrade. now looking back i used a rooted version. i dont remember where i found it but here is the name of the file: root66_ATT_I317UCALJ2.tar.md5 (and i had to do a factory reset to get it to boot correctly)
Now here is the issue.
I can not get back into the recovery menu. However i can get into the Download mode.
Tried to flash TW recovery
Tried to flash CWM recovery
Tried to flash I317UCAMA4_I317ATTAMA4_ATT firmware
Tried to flash I317UCALJ2_I317ATTALJ2_ATT Firmware
i installed Kies and installed the usb driver it came with.
At first it did not detect my phone. now it detects my phone. but during the emergency repair, it downloads and extracts the new firmware but sits at 0% (and times out) when it pushes the firmware.
Im at a lost. i have spent 14+ hours in the past 2 days working on this, and i am burning out. help