[Q] [HELP] Soft Bricked(?)
Today I was using my phone like any other day, when all of a sudden the screen froze and then turned off. I'm on Carbon Rom (1.7 I believe), and have been on it for months, and it's gone and rebooted on me before for no reason, but this time it wouldn't boot back up, and got stuck on the boot logo. I was afraid I'd have to do a factory restore so I made a backup in TWRP and all was good... Then after I made my backup, I couldn't get back into TWRP, as it just sat on the blue logo screen not doing anything. Still not booting and unable to get into recovery, I assumed it was soft bricked. Then I did what I was dreading--doing a full factory reset and flashing to a stock rom, following Hero's guide on doing so. I followed his guide to the letter, and after flashing the VRALEC bootchain and getting a pass in Odin, my phone gave me a message "System software not authorized by Verizon Wireless has been found on your phone" and from there I was unable to get back into download mode, let alone have my computer see it when it's plugged in.
I can't get into download mode, and I need to. Badly.
At this point I've pretty much lost hope so it would make my week if someone could prove me otherwise.
Edit: Checked my battery in my sister's S3 and it's at 87% so my battery isn't why it's not booting up.