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.