Originally Posted by Coug76
Try Kies emergency restore function. Might work...
Hastily spouted for your befuddlement
It can't connect to the phone once its done downloading the rom. It recognizes the phone in the first step where it asks you to plug it in, but then it gives me an error before it even starts doing anything to it. Odin sometimes won't even connect to the phone if its been pluggedin for a long amount of time, so I figured it was probably the same with Kies not being able to connect to the phone after downloading the huge file, so I tried to trick it. The second time around it started downloading (god are they idiots, what a waste of bandwidth, it just downloaded it and gave me an error, now it has to re-dl it all? what the hell? can't they archive their downloads? wow) I unplugged the cable and rebooted the phone into download mode just before it hit 100%, Odin would have been able to connect at that point for sure, but Kies still gave me an error saying it couldn't recognize the phone.
Thank you very much for your response, I totally forgot to try Kies first, I'll have to investigate further on errors on why I can't connect to it.