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Hello,

I got an SM-T320 in a trade on craigslist. The individual who traded it to me had rooted and installed CWM on it and removed a bunch of the applications from the stock device. I was attempting to return it to stock utilizing Odin on VMware Fusion Windows 7 Ultimate. I was following steps I had found elsewhere in the XDA forum for this and had downloaded the appropriate firmware. The process began running but failed at:

<ID:0/003> system.img.ext4
<ID:0/003> Complete(Write) operation failed.

At this point the device indicates that a failed install had occured and to use Kies to do a recovery, that did not work.

When searching odin failed system.img.ext4 I found a couple hits from a few years ago that VMware would not work for this due to a usb timing issue. I then attempted to use Heimdall and it will not save the PIT file it times out during the process.

Any input would be nice, I have rooted and installed custom roms in the past but have not had much experience with it the past few years, I was simply trying to return the device to stock and now it will not even go into recovery.

Thanks in advance.
 
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The exact message is "Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again."

When I hold down the down button or the up button it goes into download mode, nothing seems to get into recovery mode.
 
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Solved my own problem with a windows machine dug out of the garage. Sorry folks.
 
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Solved my own problem with a windows machine dug out of the garage. Sorry folks.
How did you solve this problem?

KIES told me my SM-T320 device is not supported in the list?
 
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Would like to know how you solved it, I get the same error message.

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There seems to be a usb timing issue with using VMware fusion. Using either boot camp or a windows machine allowed me to succeed at reflashing first try.

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There seems to be a usb timing issue with using VMware fusion. Using either boot camp or a windows machine allowed me to succeed at reflashing first try.

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I had the same issues with VMware. Using Bootcamp was the way to go for me. Running Windows native rather than emulated solved a lot of problems. I've seen some people have success with VMware by tweaking Windows USB settings, but I would rather spend my time flashing and rooting.
 
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I've the same issue during a firmeware update the device crash. Now I've got the same message on odin (fail ext4) and on my device. i'm on windows 8. Help me please I don't know what to do ! Thanks
 
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