I ended up on that, vibration boot loop.
Odin still worked fine so I tried putting in an original stock rom with root, so I can add recovery.
I could not actually find a fully suitable rom choice, and the samsung website didn't play well with me either. firstly it would not let me register for some reason...anyway.
I am UK on O2 running 9005 SO I put in N9005XXUDMJ7-PRE-ROOTED-KNOX-FREE-ODEX-BL-FREE
I don't know if that was the right choice, I set it up on PDA, and unclicked partition
It's been stuck possibly hanging on ext4 sys for over an hour.
The references I have seen suggest it takes a long time but how long is too long?
I don't want to pull the plug to brick the device completely.
I have a cwm recovery so all I need is to put the recovery back in and I should be good to go...
If this is hanging, what other options do I have?
How long is too long?
Any help fixing this would be greatly appreciated, and a drinks on me...
I am kinda freaking out, have seen similar threads, but because the firmwares are so different they didn't really help..or perhaps I misread things...but nothing really covered not being able to load the recovery software itself
consider me lizard brain in freak out mode right now..
please reply promptly with something.