Originally Posted by trisha3010
So have encountered the same problems as above. Was trying to restore my gear back to original setting via odin but got the message - Firmware Upgrade Encountered A Problem - Now can't get it back into recovery mode or anything odin won't recognise it either so can't even try any of the solutions given.
Any ideas how to get it into recovery or download mode...please
I used Odin3.07 and 4.2.2 stock ROM to flash first - I used PHONE option because the others didn't work (no progress in the message window). This 'faulty' flash came up with a 'UI stopped working error' when the Gear rebooted but I was able to get it into download mode now. I then used Odin 3.09 and the flashed the 4.2.2 as a PIT which worked fine!
Got there after reading through a lot of XDA threads and trying many things. But in the end, the answers were here. Thanks.
PS how I got into the mess (the firmware error message with the yellow triangle)? I was on null 23 and wanted to go back to stock rom so that I could sell the Gear. Couldn't get into download mode for Odin 3.09; I can't exactly remember what I did but I disconnected the gear midway through a seemingly failed flash and it got me to the error. Googling says use Kies but nope, it wouldn't recognise the gear even for the 'emergency firmware'. I tried a lot of things, and wasted a lot of time!