[Q] Soft/Hard Bricked SGSIII
Several months ago, I rooted my wife's SGSIII (SPH-L710), running stock...
She charges it overnight, but this morning when she started using it, it rebooted itself. However, it would not boot past the Galaxy S3 logo. She took it to the Sprint store and they tried to do a hard reset and I think they tried to reflash the firmware. Afterward, they asked her if it had been rooted and she told them yes. They gave it back to her once they heard this.
Since then, I have been trying to re-flash the stock ROM per Question 2 in the Sprint Galaxy S3 FAQ
I can get the phone into download mode, and I have a good USB cable. Odin (v3.06) recognizes the phone, but errors out with the message "Complete(Write) operation failed." I have tried other versions of Odin, different computers and cables, but no combination has got this far. I have searched the forums for a similar situation, but have had no luck. At this point, I could really use some help.
1. Could the Sprint tech have hard-bricked the phone by flashing stock firmware?
2. In trying to resolve this, I have seen mention of flashing a Partition Information Table (PIT) file. Could this file be corrupt and is there a how-to on restoring it on the Sprint variant of the SGSIII?
3. I am starting to wonder if my only options are the guide, Unbrick a Hard Bricked SPRINT Galaxy S3 (Without JTAG)
or worst-case, a JTAG fix. Does anyone think it has come to this?