[Q] Tmobile Galaxy S 2 not going beyon Boot screen
One fine day all of a sudden my SGH T989 ( Tmobile version of Galaxy S2) turned off and when I tried to turn it on it went in to the boot load loop and was not going beyond the Boot loaded screen which shows blue progress bar. Then I tried emergency firmware recovery option of the KIES but the progress bar on the recover dialog was getting stuck at 0 % for long time without any movement. Tried it multiple times by disabling the anti virus on my laptop , connected to different USB ports but same result. I couldn't get into the recover mode on my phone by pressing the Volume down+Power + Home button. The download mode option was also not working with by pressing both Volume Up+Down and Power button. But I could get in the Download mode by Pressing both volume up+down and then connecting the USB cable.
After KIES now the progress bar on boot load screen reaches almost 100% but after few seconds the screen turns completely black ( appears that the device is turned off) and it no longer goes in to the boot load loop.
After that I tried recovery thru ODIN by using the t898 Stock ROM, but it also doesn't work. It shows ABOOT on the first box on the screen and in the log it shows Nand Write Start !! and doesn't do anything beyond that point. I tried ODIN version 3.09, 3.07, 3.04 and 1.83 but same result every time.
Note: My phone is having Android version 4.1.2/ Software T989UVMC6 (Tmobile official Jelly Beans version) and is still factory locked.
Then I tried the CMW recovery file for T989 using ODIN 1.83 but no luck it get stuck at aboot.md and nothing happens.
I have latest version of KIES on my laptop.
While going thru some other post I read something about repartition but I couldn't find the proper instructions and PIT files for my phone.
Would appreciate guidance/advise to fix this issue.
My phone is out of warranty from both the carrier and Samsung. Samsung is asking to pay $70 for fixing the phone.
But I want to give it a try before sending it to samsung.