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Prompt [Q] Sprint Samsung S3 - Possible Soft Brick - Need help!

Hey guys,

Before you all kill me for posting about this, I've spent close to 6 hours researching, watching Youtube videos, browsing the forums, etc. before I've come here and post as a last resort.

Brief Summary of problem:

I wanted to root my S3 to CM 10.2 and downloaded Odin 3.09 with the TWRP recovery (file name: openrecovery-twrp-2.6.3.1-d2spr.tar). I went ahead and put it into Download mode and flashed the it with TWRP, but like an idiot I didn't hit back up. I ended up doing a complete wipe of the OS so I can't even go back. I tried to flash CM 10.2 onto the phone, but kept running into errors. I ended up using Odin and put on ClockworkMod to see if that'd work. I ended up getting error 7, then did the binary fix by removing the checks, and got error 4s. I even tried to get the stock ROM to see if that could be put on there, but to no avail. I'm out of patience and options at this point and could use any help I can get to get my phone back

Phone Stats:
Sprint Samsung S3
Android 4.3 (installed via OTA)

Let me know if there is anything else you guys need to know to help me out. Much appreciated!
 
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Download the latest stock tar file
Use Odin 1.87
Put your phone in download mode

Don't use a pit file and don't check repartition.

Flash and you're back to stock and up & running.

I used cf auto root to root mine after that flashing the newest supersu in recovery.

Only use Philz latest recovery.

After you've rebooted open supersu and you should be asked if you'd like to disable Knox.

You're golden.


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---------- Post added at 05:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:39 PM ----------

Twrp has been wonky on certain roms. Stick with Philz latest, or 2.6.3.0 of twrp.... go with Philz

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Download the latest stock tar file
Use Odin 1.87
Put your phone in download mode

Don't use a pit file and don't check repartition.

Flash and you're back to stock and up & running.

I used cf auto root to root mine after that flashing the newest supersu in recovery.

Only use Philz latest recovery.

After you've rebooted open supersu and you should be asked if you'd like to disable Knox.

You're golden.


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---------- Post added at 05:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:39 PM ----------

Twrp has been wonky on certain roms. Stick with Philz latest, or 2.6.3.0 of twrp.... go with Philz

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Just wanted to make sure I'm downloading the right one. I'm getting the stock .tar file from here

Is that one the right one?
 
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Yes that's it! I use internet download manager to download files so I never wait and wait then end up with a corrupt file

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Yes that's it! I use internet download manager to download files so I never wait and wait then end up with a corrupt file

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Thank you! I finally got the phone to work and I can breathe a relief of sigh. Thanks once again!
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You're welcome... Check out Goku`s thread for a simple root and Knox disabler

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