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[Q] Bricked my S3 after updating firmware

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13th March 2014, 06:15 AM   |  #1  
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I've been trying to get cyanogenmod 10.2.1 to work for my phone, and I was getting assert failures in recovery. I found an AIO firmware update by freeza and flashed it in CWM and rebooted and now my device is hard bricked. I can't access recovery, download mode, and the phone will not power on. I flashed this file; Galaxy-S-fre3-MB1FirmwareModemAIO.zip, specifically. Is there any way to revive my device without having to JIG it or is it just done for? I was also on a KitKat rom.
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I've been trying to get cyanogenmod 10.2.1 to work for my phone, and I was getting assert failures in recovery. I found an AIO firmware update by freeza and flashed it in CWM and rebooted and now my device is hard bricked. I can't access recovery, download mode, and the phone will not power on. I flashed this file; Galaxy-S-fre3-MB1FirmwareModemAIO.zip, specifically. Is there any way to revive my device without having to JIG it or is it just done for? I was also on a KitKat rom.

Sounds like its toast without a jig or JTAG. You could have switched to PHILZ ADVANCED CWM recovery. This recovery works better than TWRP or regular CWM. I had many of different issues with these 2. This zip is not a ROM, but a modem zip.
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JB india firmwares link please. I cant download via Samsung link

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I've been trying to get cyanogenmod 10.2.1 to work for my phone, and I was getting assert failures in recovery. I found an AIO firmware update by freeza and flashed it in CWM and rebooted and now my device is hard bricked. I can't access recovery, download mode, and the phone will not power on. I flashed this file; Galaxy-S-fre3-MB1FirmwareModemAIO.zip, specifically. Is there any way to revive my device without having to JIG it or is it just done for? I was also on a KitKat rom.

If you have a Virgin Mobile SPH-L710, you can use the de-brick image below, otherwise you need to search around Google for one. You would search for "debrick image for <model numeber>".

I got this problem solved with the help of zachf714, invisiblek and a special thanks to xstefen for providing a working debrick image. Here is the link to the working debrick image that xstefen provided: http ://download.xstefen.net /getdownload.php?file=./xstefen/mmcblk0_backup.bin.zip. (Remove spaces) all you need to do, is write this image to a micro SD card using linux's
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dd
command or Win32 Disk Imager. Then put the sd card in your phone, boot into download mode and flash a stock ROM using Odin.

Wish anyone else who have this problem luck.

P.S. I am not responsible if anything happens to your phone because of this.
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