I bought a tmobile vibrant and tried to root it to install cyanogen mod. I tried to install the update.zip package to root it but it kept failing.
It turns out it was because it had that 3e recovery that won't install non-signed zips.
I tried this http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=833423
Phone froze for 5 minutes so I unplugged it and pulled battery. Guess what? Wouldn't boot after that.
I can still get into download mode by holding down volume up+down and putting in the battery while it's connected to the computer.
Before I had the orange error screen with the connect phone to PC symbol.
I Odin'd with http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1047087
Now the phone is in a bootloop going from the battery symbol with the buffer to vibrant screen.
I've tried all the different ways and orders of connecting it to Odin and I can't get it to work. It'll say pass every time but it gets stuck in a bootloop.
I'm all out of ideas and I don't understand where it's going wrong. If anyone could please help me I would greatly appreciate it.
Here's a screenshot of my odin https://i.imgur.com/J9U3F6U.png