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[Q] Is my phone completely bricked?

OP Triqkster

17th March 2014, 04:18 AM   |  #1  
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So I'm a retard and I installed the MK3 boot loader on my AT&T GS3 and accidentally deleted the OS. I can still boot into the recovery and download mode. I can't flash anything through Odin since the boot loader doesn't let me. Is there a way to fix this or is my phone completely bricked? If there is a way to fix this, please tell me how. Thanks.
17th March 2014, 04:06 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by Triqkster

So I'm a retard and I installed the MK3 boot loader on my AT&T GS3 and accidentally deleted the OS. I can still boot into the recovery and download mode. I can't flash anything through Odin since the boot loader doesn't let me. Is there a way to fix this or is my phone completely bricked? If there is a way to fix this, please tell me how. Thanks.

It's not a complete brick if you are able to boot into download and recovery modes. Your best option would be to attempt to restore your OS to as near stock as possible. I'm not sure which one you mean by the MK3 boot loader? There is no MK3 for any the GS3 variants or did you mean MK5 which is for the Canadian variant? You may try the method posted in the thread below to attempt a restore to stock 4.3 (I'm presuming you were on 4.3 prior to the firmware failure) ...
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2658486

If you don't have custom recovery installed, you would need to flash this via Odin. You may not be able to install ROMs via Odin but you should be able to flash custom recovery if you can get to download mode.
17th March 2014, 06:19 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by Larry2999

It's not a complete brick if you are able to boot into download and recovery modes. Your best option would be to attempt to restore your OS to as near stock as possible. I'm not sure which one you mean by the MK3 boot loader? There is no MK3 for any the GS3 variants or did you mean MK5 which is for the Canadian variant? You may try the method posted in the thread below to attempt a restore to stock 4.3 (I'm presuming you were on 4.3 prior to the firmware failure) ...
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2658486

If you don't have custom recovery installed, you would need to flash this via Odin. You may not be able to install ROMs via Odin but you should be able to flash custom recovery if you can get to download mode.

Thanks for responding. My bad. I have the MJ2 bootloader.
17th March 2014, 10:01 PM   |  #4  
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Thanks for responding. My bad. I have the MJ2 bootloader.

With the MJ2, you shouldn't have problems installing new (compatible) firmware as this a modified version of MJB only. Your safest bet would be to go completely stock and follow the procedure outlined in the thread I earlier forwarded.
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