Thanks Meter 53
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: East Hanover, NJ
Unflashable I777 - Soft-brick?
Ok, I'll start from the beginning. I wouldn't consider myself a noob, instead a novice power user. I've done my share of flashing and resurrecting my device from a soft brick before. I'd been running 10/21 build of Carbon for a solid week without issues until my phone completely froze while browsing on Dolphin browser. I hadn't restored any system data using TiBu after flashing Carbon running 4.3.1.
So with the device hung, I proceed to restart as always and got stuck on "SAMSUNG" boot logo. I did a battery pull and tried again to no avail. At this point I tried going into recovery and once I got there I had no selections on screen. Simply 184.108.40.206 CWM written at the bottom. Now I really started getting worried. I thought to go back to stock at this point through Odin and this is where things really got mucked up. I tried flashing UCMD8 using Odin 1.85 and it would hang on Sbl.bin and the last message would be "NAND Write Start". I've done a few Odin flashes before and knew this wasn't normal. Few minutes later, no progress so now I'm stuck with the "Device needs to be recovered using Kies" bull**** at power on.
After some research, I came to the conclusion that I have the NAND r/w corruption problem. So I tried flashing creepyncrawly's files from his "download repository" and all the files (stock kernel, UCKH7 system package, bootloader) would get stuck somewhere and last message would read "NAND write start". I just don't know why this happened. Things were smooth sailing and working perfectly and next second I have a semi hard brick on my hand?
Can somebody please guide me through this and try to revive my aging I777 please? Maybe one the senior members, contributors, etc? I'd greatly appreciate any effort. Like I said, I'm not a noob and can work with adb and odin, I just need to be pushed in the right direction with any ideas.