Originally Posted by Woodrube
What ROM are you trying to put on there? I suggest getting a nice 2.2 to get it to boot up. Since you know Odin, pull a 2.2 ROM (Bionix-Fishman's redux, Toxic8/ Deranged9 [see 2nd to last page on D9 for download in my dropbox]) and push whatever ROM through Odin (pda) and not recovery (zip).
If you can somehow get into recovery, wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache/davlik.
At least it is a PASS as of now, so that is good. Try to get it booting up and then we can go from there.
I'm only trying to flash the STOCK JFD Odin and 0512 PIT.
I've tried the one in the other thread (to flash back to stock) and as well the one that comes in the AIO Vibrant Toolbox Folder.
Neither PIT and TAR seem to return things to stock.
There are no .zip files here, only ODIN files. If I can try another PIT and TAR from somewhere, I will. But the threads I'm looking in don't seem to have them.]
This all started when I tried to Heimdall a kernel that had Clockworkmod Recovery in it.
I wasn't worried about the Kernel not being the exact one for the ROM - since all I needed was the Recovery (to install Cyanogenmod). Well, apparently the stock recovery just stayed there, and the phone would come up 90%.
From there, I said OK, I have to odin this thing.
And that's where I am. I still get the 'Vibrant' on top 'Samsung' on bottom boot screen for 10 seconds, then repeat loop endlessly. No recovery (holding power + vol up and down for a couple of cycles) at all. Only download mode.
This is the Galaxy S 4g instead of the normal Galaxy S.
Nowhere on the phone is this marked, and it is still a 959.
I am going to heimdall some Galaxy S 4g software on here.
Lesson learned: Start by making sure you're flashing firmware to the correct phone.
My apologies. Thank you all for all of your help.