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Alright, so i have a Galaxy s3 (sgh-i747) and i rooted it with philz bootloader

So i was going to install a custom rom, so i had to wipe.

I downloaded the rom, and wiped.

But then i realized i actually never put the ****ing rom on the phone and now my phone has no rom loaded.


I can still boot into download/recovery

I really need help with this, what are my option?

So my phone is not rooted any more i guess because the recovery/bootloader is the default one
 
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I still really need help with this
 
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Do you remember what (stock) firmware or Android version you were on before the attempted installation? Your best option now would be a return to stock. If you were on anything earlier than 4.3 (e.g. 4.1.2 or 4.1.1) you could try using Odin to flash 4.1.1 since you can get into download mode. To do this take the following steps ..

1. Download the required files via the following link <http://fortedge.com/downgrade.html>and extract the Odin flashable file
2. Install Odin
3. Boot into download mode and flash via Odin

OR you could find the correct stock image via the following discussion thread and flash via Odin. This would be a complete stock file that will flash all partitions including bootloader, modem, kernel and system.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1739426

If you were on Android 4.3, then you cannot use the above method or flash via Odin and any attempt to do this will create more bother for you. In this case, you would need to flash custom recovery via Odin and restore the stock recovery image via custom recovery. Please download the stock recovery file via the following the thread ...

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2658486

If you need any further detailed steps on how to complete this, please do not hesitate to holler.
 
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Do you remember what (stock) firmware or Android version you were on before the attempted installation? Your best option now would be a return to stock. If you were on anything earlier than 4.3 (e.g. 4.1.2 or 4.1.1) you could try using Odin to flash 4.1.1 since you can get into download mode. To do this take the following steps ..

1. Download the required files via the following link <http://fortedge.com/downgrade.html>and extract the Odin flashable file
2. Install Odin
3. Boot into download mode and flash via Odin

OR you could find the correct stock image via the following discussion thread and flash via Odin. This would be a complete stock file that will flash all partitions including bootloader, modem, kernel and system.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1739426

If you were on Android 4.3, then you cannot use the above method or flash via Odin and any attempt to do this will create more bother for you. In this case, you would need to flash custom recovery via Odin and restore the stock recovery image via custom recovery. Please download the stock recovery file via the following the thread ...

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2658486

If you need any further detailed steps on how to complete this, please do not hesitate to holler.

Yes, i was on Android 4.3

Can you please re-link that? The URL is broke
 
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Yes, i was on Android 4.3

Can you please re-link that? The URL is broke
I'm also going to need guidance on flashing custom recovery via Odin and restore the stock recovery image via custom recovery
 
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I'm also going to need guidance on flashing custom recovery via Odin and restore the stock recovery image via custom recovery
You will find the full link here ...<http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2658486>

Download Odin.
http://fortedge.com/downloads/Odin307.zip

Download the Odin flashable custom recovery file via the following link ...
<http://techerrata.com/browse/twrp2/d2att>. You need one of the more recent images ending in *.tar e.g. the one below
<http://techerrata.com/file/twrp2/d2att/openrecovery-twrp-2.6.3.0-d2att.tar>

Install Samsung Kies on your PC if you don't have this already (this will be useful for the drivers)

Install the twrp tar file to an easily remembered location on your PC
Extract the Odin zip to get the executable file (*.exe)
Click on the exe file to run Odin
Now boot your phone into download mode by powering off completely then holding down the Power + Home + Volume Down buttons simultaneously until you see a warning message.
Press the Volume Up button to continue
Connect your phone to the computer with a good quality micro-USB cable

If everything has been done OK, Odin should immediately recognize your phone and you should see a message saying "Added" in Odin. If you don't see this, then you may need to check the drivers are properly installed.

Click on the PDA tab in Odin and navigate to the twrp tar file you earlier downloaded. Select this file and click OK.

You should have the Auto-Reboot and F-Reset Time boxes checked in Odin. Please do not check or uncheck any other boxes!

Click on the Start button at the bottom to start flashing TWRP and wait until you see PASS and a green (or blue) box fully displayed. Your phone will automatically reboot after this although it may not be able to boot since you don't have an OS installed. You may disconnect the cable and close Odin after you see the PASS message. If you see FAIL, then disconnect, remove the phone battery and try again.

If you successfully flash TWRP, then you may proceed to reinstalling your ROM.

1. Download the zip file in the thread below <<http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2658486>>
2. Save to a recognizable location on your phone's SD card. If you can't install files to your phone via your PC, then you may save to a micro SDHC card using another micro-SDHC compatible device (camera, another phone, card reader/writer etc).
3. Boot into recovery mode
4. Select Install from the TWRP menu and navigate to the zip file you download. Swipe the arrow key to confirm installation and wait for installation to be complete
5. When installation is complete, clear your cache and dalvik and reboot system and you are good to go.

Hope this works for you. If it does, please remember to hit the thanks button and let me know.
 
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You will find the full link here ...<http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2658486>

Download Odin.
http://fortedge.com/downloads/Odin307.zip

Download the Odin flashable custom recovery file via the following link ...
<http://techerrata.com/browse/twrp2/d2att>. You need one of the more recent images ending in *.tar e.g. the one below
<http://techerrata.com/file/twrp2/d2att/openrecovery-twrp-2.6.3.0-d2att.tar>

Install Samsung Kies on your PC if you don't have this already (this will be useful for the drivers)

Install the twrp tar file to an easily remembered location on your PC
Extract the Odin zip to get the executable file (*.exe)
Click on the exe file to run Odin
Now boot your phone into download mode by powering off completely then holding down the Power + Home + Volume Down buttons simultaneously until you see a warning message.
Press the Volume Up button to continue
Connect your phone to the computer with a good quality micro-USB cable

If everything has been done OK, Odin should immediately recognize your phone and you should see a message saying "Added" in Odin. If you don't see this, then you may need to check the drivers are properly installed.

Click on the PDA tab in Odin and navigate to the twrp tar file you earlier downloaded. Select this file and click OK.

You should have the Auto-Reboot and F-Reset Time boxes checked in Odin. Please do not check or uncheck any other boxes!

Click on the Start button at the bottom to start flashing TWRP and wait until you see PASS and a green (or blue) box fully displayed. Your phone will automatically reboot after this although it may not be able to boot since you don't have an OS installed. You may disconnect the cable and close Odin after you see the PASS message. If you see FAIL, then disconnect, remove the phone battery and try again.

If you successfully flash TWRP, then you may proceed to reinstalling your ROM.

1. Download the zip file in the thread below <<http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2658486>>
2. Save to a recognizable location on your phone's SD card. If you can't install files to your phone via your PC, then you may save to a micro SDHC card using another micro-SDHC compatible device (camera, another phone, card reader/writer etc).
3. Boot into recovery mode
4. Select Install from the TWRP menu and navigate to the zip file you download. Swipe the arrow key to confirm installation and wait for installation to be complete
5. When installation is complete, clear your cache and dalvik and reboot system and you are good to go.

Hope this works for you. If it does, please remember to hit the thanks button and let me know.
Odin seems to stop working and crashes when i try to flash TWRP.
 
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Odin seems to stop working and crashes when i try to flash TWRP.
How far did you get and what was the <error> message you got?

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How far did you get and what was the <error> message you got?
You may also try Odin 3 v1.85 if the v 3.07 didn't work. I've been looking for a safe download link for that online but I've not been able to find one. You may try searching for it online.
 
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You may also try Odin 3 v1.85 if the v 3.07 didn't work. I've been looking for a safe download link for that online but I've not been able to find one. You may try searching for it online.
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Or you could try putting a room on an SD card. That's why I always check to see if a room is there before flashing

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