Have some more information on the phone. The user says they tried to flash 4.4.2 gapps to the phone and installed a ROM that they thought was for the SCH-I605. Before this the phone was rooted and unlocked on 4.1.2 with the 4.3 update downloaded but not able to install (blocked by CWM). I have tried all the combinations I can think of using several ODIN versions on a Windows 7, and two Windows 8.1 machines. Nothing will flash, everyhting just errors out on writing the NAND it looks like. The closest thing I can get to progress is using the N7105 PIT file and the CWM for the SCH-I605. This gives me a boot screen that doesn't blink on and off, but the phone never does anything.
I knew it was pretty bad when it was reporting the wrong phone model. Could I use the unbricking method by KOBOL here? Or what can I do to unbrick the device? It was purchased used, so no warranty on it at all.
Sometimes I am able to get it to the Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again. But Kies never detects the phone.
I am able to flash the stock I605 recovery, but am not able to enter it. They don't have the file that they flashed that caused this problem. Can I download the I605 bootloader anywhere?
Android updates released as OTA packages are very easy to apply,but they … more
26 Aug 2014
By Tomek Kondrat
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