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[Q] Need help unbricking a hard bricked Sprint GS3 (Yes, I did search already)

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12th June 2014, 12:09 AM   |  #1  
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Alright, so I bought a Sprint GS3 16GB that was on stock 4.4.2 with no roms or root.
I installed a custom recovery and CM11 and everything worked fine and dandy.
That was until I tried to activate the phone on FreedomPop and couldn't. (That's another story)
Then, stupid I, tried to to go back to stock using this method.
Now my phone is hard bricked.

Symptoms:
Won't power on
Red light if plugged in without battry.
If plugged into battery computer beeps but nothing shows in odin or anywhere else.
Can't boot to recovery or download mode.

What I have tried:
I read the first and last 200 posts from this thread: [GUIDE]Unbrick a Hard Bricked SPRINT Galaxy S3 (Without JTAG)
I tried using Cygwin, Win32Disk, and a laptop running Linux.
I've followed all the instructions step by step.
I tried using a 16GB Class 10 SanDisk Ultra microsd card, a 8GB, and a 2GB.
I tried using each of those cards with Win32DickImager, Cywin64, and Linux.
Each time I tried the debrick_sph_l710 image and another sprint image posted in thread I was reading.

The only thing I noticed that might be helpful is when I write the image to the SD card using linux or Cywin(muchhh slower) and I plug the phone into the computer windows doesn't beep at all. But as soon as I take the card out it will beep.


Any help would be much appreciated.


Note: I was thinking about getting one of these but someone said they won't help with a hardbrick.
12th June 2014, 05:08 AM   |  #2  
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I hate to say it, but others have been in the same situation, and there's likely no coming back. Minimum you'd have to send it somewhere for them to try to unbrick.

I don't think either method you linked to has helped in this particular kind of situation.

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12th June 2014, 05:10 AM   |  #3  
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I hate to say it, but others have been in the same situation, and there's likely no coming back. Minimum you'd have to send it somewhere for them to try to unbrick.

I don't think that method you linked to had helped in this particular kind of situation.

Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy SIII on TouchWiz 4.4.2 with Wicked X v6.5, Ktoonsez' latest kernel and the latest Philz Touch Recovery.

Dang.... Can you recommend anyone? I looked on eBay and found a few cheap ones but I want to be safe.
12th June 2014, 05:44 AM   |  #4  
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Dang.... Can you recommend anyone? I looked on eBay and found a few cheap ones but I want to be safe.

@tdunham can recommend one. 🙌 🆘 🙏

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12th June 2014, 01:20 PM   |  #5  
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Thanks, I'll record this URL this time so I don't have to keep asking, 😂!

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Originally Posted by Rayz321

Alright, so I bought a Sprint GS3 16GB that was on stock 4.4.2 with no roms or root.
I installed a custom recovery and CM11 and everything worked fine and dandy.
That was until I tried to activate the phone on FreedomPop and couldn't. (That's another story)
Then, stupid I, tried to to go back to stock using this method.
Now my phone is hard bricked.

Symptoms:
Won't power on
Red light if plugged in without battry.
If plugged into battery computer beeps but nothing shows in odin or anywhere else.
Can't boot to recovery or download mode.

What I have tried:
I read the first and last 200 posts from this thread: [GUIDE]Unbrick a Hard Bricked SPRINT Galaxy S3 (Without JTAG)
I tried using Cygwin, Win32Disk, and a laptop running Linux.
I've followed all the instructions step by step.
I tried using a 16GB Class 10 SanDisk Ultra microsd card, a 8GB, and a 2GB.
I tried using each of those cards with Win32DickImager, Cywin64, and Linux.
Each time I tried the debrick_sph_l710 image and another sprint image posted in thread I was reading.

The only thing I noticed that might be helpful is when I write the image to the SD card using linux or Cywin(muchhh slower) and I plug the phone into the computer windows doesn't beep at all. But as soon as I take the card out it will beep.


Any help would be much appreciated.


Note: I was thinking about getting one of these but someone said they won't help with a hardbrick.

Did you have any luck sending it off to fix the hardbrick? I'm in the same situation.
20th June 2014, 08:57 PM   |  #8  
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Did you have any luck sending it off to fix the hardbrick? I'm in the same situation.

I didn't send it off. I found a guy that's about an hour away that will do it for $50 but I just haven't gone to him yet.
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22nd June 2014, 03:23 AM   |  #9  
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Can a parttion table image be upload via the my computer screen shot and or any so i can see what it looks like so i can tell if it is written corectly because i think that is the problem im having mine just show a folder named image and within that there are a bunch of folders is this correct

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Any help is help thanks

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