Fixed after almost 3 days!!!!
Originally Posted by shortydoggg
I'd recommend forgetting about that tool kit for now. You should download the latest version of Odin v3.07, twrp recovery (tar file), and supersu.zip, and try doing everything manually; flash twrp through PDA from Odin, and supersu.zip through Twrp recovery if you get that far. The files are easy to find, so I'm not going to post links just yet.
Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using xda premium
I did what you said, but only after I figured out that I was using the wrong driver, correct device, wrong model. I used a USB driver cleaner, cleaned them all off, wiped the device, installed the driver and reconnected then I followed your instructions!
I found these instructions on the AT&T Samsung forum for how to clean your drivers:
Samsung Galaxy S3 MTP USB Fix for Windows 7(at least for me)!!
11-30-2012 02:55:21 PM
Here's what worked for me after literally trying everything under the sun (compiled steps from various sources):
Steps to Safely Cleanup and Remove old USB Mass Storage Drivers on your PC
Shut down your computer. Unplug your USB storage devices: USB Disks, flash, cams, CD/DVD, etc.
==> Other USB devices like keyboards, mice and LAN adapters can stay plugged in
Boot computer back up. Click for how to determine whether you are running 32 or 64 bit Windows
Download drivecleanup.zip, unzip and save to your desktop. Move the 32 or 64 bit version of DriveCleanup.exe toC:\Windows\System32
Open a command prompt window as follows:
==> For XP only: You must have Admin privileges. Click Start->Run, enter cmd
==> For Vista and Windows 7: You must open an elevated command prompt window!
After the command prompt enter: drivecleanup.exe
==> Your command prompt window should be similar to my example below.
==> If, instead, you get an error message like Command not recognized it means you didn't move Drivecleanup.exe to the right directory
Download the latest USB drivers here:http://www.samsung.com/us/support/ow...SGH-I747MBBATT
Click the tab at the bottom that says "Manuals & Downloads" then Software then the link for the Device(Install),USB Driver (Software) (ver.v18.104.22.168)
Unplugged or disable your internet connection ***CRITICAL***
On your S3 go to Settings>About device>Check for updates and install the update (eventhough we next do a hard reset the new firmware is worth it if only for the brightness feature added to the notification drop down).
Do a hard reset on your Galaxy S3 instructions for that here: http://www.hard-reset.com/samsung-ga...ard-reset.html
Turn on S3 (without USB plugged in) and don't login to your Android account ***CRITICAL***
Plug in USB and it should install all the drivers at long last ***SIGH***
Login to your Android account with the USB plugged in and you should be good to go!
Thanks again for helping me out!