Failed flash Stock ROM hidden.img Odin
I have a 2 day old 'unlocked' i9295 with a region/carier code XSI. According to sammobile this is a Middle East phone. I tried to flash the XSA Australian Firmware from Sammobile for the I9295 onto this device to get the Australian software, and more importantly modem through ODIN. The flash starts OK but then fails showing invalid ext4 partition immediately after starting the flash of hidden.img (one of the last images to be flashed).
I've checked the cable, and not had any issues with the computer for flashing.
I've tried two different XSA official firmwares - including redownloading them again.
The MD5 checksum checks out OK
Is there some way the phone might be locked so I can't change to an XSA firmware? Does anyone have any ideas how to bypass this WITHOUT breaking the warranty counters etc?
I'm currently left with a non-working phone, I'm downloading the XSI firmware again to see if that might atleast get me back to a working model.
I've not encountered this issue before flashing images for my other phones i9100 or i9505 previously.
Thanks for any help