Okay, I've corrected the shell, added the .pit file (for use with Odin) into the SGH-T989-16GB folder, compressed all into a new SGH-T989.zip and uploaded it to www.sendspace.com/file/gy3s0l (the last character is a lowercase L, not a 1). I didn'...
Yes, I used Brixfix V2 from this thread:
SHV-E160L Debricking Tool / Qualcomm Tool Pack V2-1
I basically followed the instructions given there, except as follows:
1. In the brixfix folder...
It appears that the "boot from sd" option wasn't implemented until the Galaxy S3. However, using Brixfix v2, a stock JB ROM, a lot of research and a little trial and error I was able to unbrick my Galaxy S2 (SGH-T989, 16GB) from the Qualcomm 9008...
Following your instructions, I modified my .pit file to double the size of the /system and /data partitions (1.2 & 4 GB, with a resulting 8.7 GB internal SD) and flashed it along with the stock JB ROM, then TWRP. I ultimately installed Sultanxda'...
After installing the partition conversion, TWRP now thinks it's a Skyrocket and throws an error when I try to install the ROM.