There is a fix for this over in the T-Mobile thread.
This worked for me as well. I was put into a boot loop after using TWRP restore function. Tried Odin Restore etc, multiple times just like OP.
I am using a Sprint Note 3.
So do you still have to return the phone for the replacement? LOL
Yeah, I'm not really sure. If I fix it myself... they might not take it. But I really want those pics off so I'm going to give it a shot anyhow....
You will need to open the back cover and unscrew the two screw pins that are holding the battery. Flip the plate over and put it back in and screw them back together. You will need a T5 torque screwdriver and small philip screwdriver. The phone sh...
Worked! Running new Evo 4g with one-click root (sprint lovers + unforsaken)
I tried it 2x. First time failure, second time it worked.
deleted gmail.apk using root explorer, (tap r/o to change to r/w if cannot delete)