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Default [Q] Bricked. Samsung Logo/Broken recovery

I need some assistance please. My phone is stuck on the Samsung Logo. When booting into recovery it just shows the Teamwin logo then reboots.

I didn't seem to modify anything. The phone just crashed one day.

I believe the android version it's on is 4.1.2, rooted, teamwin, flash counter (can't kies)

It hadn't been updated in a long time because my USB flex cable was faulty. I repaired this after the phone bricked and it seems to be functioning properly to charge and send data via odin.

I tried several fixes by flashing alleged stock roms with Odin. This didn't fix the issue or I did something wrong. I searched around a bit on the forums but it is difficult because there is so much information and many broken links. If anyone can help I would really appreciate it.

The ironic part is that my contract just ran out 2 days after it bricked. Sprint's trying to covertly get me to renew

(p.s. I'm currently on a Samsung Epic 4G, gingerbread!! It's quite a downgrade!!)

Also, ideally if the phone can be fixed I would like to have a rooted KitKat, so if the solution involves that no worries. I just want the phone to work really.
 
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I need some assistance please. My phone is stuck on the Samsung Logo. When booting into recovery it just shows the Teamwin logo then reboots.

I didn't seem to modify anything. The phone just crashed one day.

I believe the android version it's on is 4.1.2, rooted, teamwin, flash counter (can't kies)

It hadn't been updated in a long time because my USB flex cable was faulty. I repaired this after the phone bricked and it seems to be functioning properly to charge and send data via odin.

I tried several fixes by flashing alleged stock roms with Odin. This didn't fix the issue or I did something wrong. I searched around a bit on the forums but it is difficult because there is so much information and many broken links. If anyone can help I would really appreciate it.

The ironic part is that my contract just ran out 2 days after it bricked. Sprint's trying to covertly get me to renew

(p.s. I'm currently on a Samsung Epic 4G, gingerbread!! It's quite a downgrade!!)

Also, ideally if the phone can be fixed I would like to have a rooted KitKat, so if the solution involves that no worries. I just want the phone to work really.
Sounds like a corrupt recovery. Use odin to flash another recovery (suggest philz 6.07.9).

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Sounds like a corrupt recovery. Use odin to flash another recovery (suggest philz 6.07.9).

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Booting to recovery after flashing still gets me to the Teamwin logo then a reboot. Did I do something wrong?

<ID:0/003> Added!!
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> philz_touch_6.07.9-l900.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/003> Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
<ID:0/003> File analysis..
<ID:0/003> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/003> Initialzation..
<ID:0/003> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/003> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/003> recovery.img
<ID:0/003> NAND Write Start!!
<ID:0/003> RQT_CLOSE !!
<ID:0/003> RES OK !!
<ID:0/003> Removed!!
<ID:0/003> Completed..
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)
 
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Try cwm then. I have had this issue before once with philz and once with twrp.

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Try cwm then. I have had this issue before once with philz and once with twrp.

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<ID:0/003> Added!!
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> recovery.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/003> Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
<ID:0/003> File analysis..
<ID:0/003> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/003> Initialzation..
<ID:0/003> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/003> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/003> recovery.img
<ID:0/003> NAND Write Start!!
<ID:0/003> RQT_CLOSE !!
<ID:0/003> RES OK !!
<ID:0/003> Removed!!
<ID:0/004> Added!!
<ID:0/003> Completed..
<ID:0/004> Added!!
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)
<ID:0/004> Removed!!

I tried cwm and same result of Teamwin logo and will not boot.
I had to convert the original cwm .img with a tool found in these forums to .md5.tar

Is it important to note that I currently dont have the SD card in the phone?
Also Odin is v3.04, Auto-reset and f. reset time are checked
 
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Just for kicks I tried flashing the various recoveries with the reboot off. Tried various versions of Odin.
Still all result in a failure.

Please help.
 
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You *might* try this

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2780984

Stock 4.4.2. It would install stock recovery (I believe). If it works, you could then flash custom recovery and root.

I currently use odin v3.07 (I believe)

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You *might* try this

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2780984

Stock 4.4.2. It would install stock recovery (I believe). If it works, you could then flash custom recovery and root.

I currently use odin v3.07 (I believe)

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Unfortunately this did not fix the problem.

Odin (I used 1.85 this particular time)
<ID:0/003> Added!!
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> ALL_SPT_L900VPUCNE2_L900SPTCNE2_1561791_REV04_user _low_ship.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/003> Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
<ID:0/003> File analysis..
<ID:0/003> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/003> Initialzation..
<ID:0/003> Set PIT file..
<ID:0/003> DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!
<ID:0/003> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/003> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/003> sboot.bin
<ID:0/003> NAND Write Start!!
<ID:0/003> param.bin
<ID:0/003> tz.img
<ID:0/003> boot.img
<ID:0/003> recovery.img
<ID:0/003> system.img
<ID:0/003> tombstones.img
<ID:0/003> modem.bin
<ID:0/003> cache.img
<ID:0/003> hidden.img
<ID:0/003> RQT_CLOSE !!
<ID:0/003> RES OK !!
<ID:0/003> Completed..
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)
<ID:0/003> Removed!!
<ID:0/004> Added!!
 
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The only thing that i could think of would be to pull the battery for about 10 minutes. Sounds dumb, but it got me out of a boot loop once...

Just used the same file to update my wife's phone (but she wasn't soft-bricked either.

When i come up with something more I'll be back....

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Here's another thread that might help

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2781785

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