Odin 3 "FAIL! (Auth)" When trying to root...
Hello, this is my first post on an xda forum. I sincerely apologize if this thread has already been made but I have searched for quite a while not just on the xda forums, but everywhere else to try and find a solution, but to no avail. I have been racking my brain and researching for the past few days to try and find out what the problem is with my phone but I can't seem to figure it out. Long story short, I am trying to root my Samsung Galaxy S3 (again) but whenever it gets about halfway in Odin it says "FAIL! (Auth)" and then stops. I rooted my phone about a year ago but never fully understood the point of it so I unrooted it and recently took an interest in rooting so I have been trying again.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 0)
<ID:0/007> Odin v.3 engine (ID:7)..
<ID:0/007> File analysis..
<ID:0/007> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/007> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/007> NAND Write Start!!
<ID:0/007> FAIL! (Auth)
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
This is the string of messages( I think that's what it's called) that I receive when I try and flash a .md5 file onto my phone using Odin.
I apologize if this is a bit jumbled up, I am trying my best to fix this problem and it's quite frustrating. I will accept any helpful tips pointing towards the solution to this problem and will do my best to answer any questions. Any help is appreciated, thank you!