Originally Posted by nnpucci
I don't understand why it wont get past the "file analysis" stage.... I have tried all troubleshooting steps I have read through (restarting the process, removing battery & SIM etc.) still no luck...does ANYBODY have any ideas...please
I had the exact same problem. It just froze at that point, bricking the phone. I tried it over and over again. Odin3 would work fine until that point. So, finally I decided to try a master clear rather than starting the flash process.... BIG MISTAKE! It, too, froze. So I had to unplug and remove the battery again, only this time when I reconnected it to my computer, windows 7 wouldnt even recognize it! It was completely dead! It wouldnt turn on or anything and now I couldnt even get it into download mode. The computer I was using was a desktop running Win 7 Professional x64. I'm not sure if Odin3 doesnt like Win 7 or if its a 64 bit thing or what? I had the 64 bit drivers installed and have had no problem using Droid Explorer or using ADB from a cmd window. I'm also not sure if Odin3 requires a certain version of .NET. I suspect it doesnt because it opened up fine and ran until it got to the file analysis stage.
The only way I was able to fix it was to download and install the drivers on my old laptop running Vista. Once I did that Odin3 was able to do its thing and was completely done in about 2 minutes.
So, now i dont do anything with my phone on Win 7, only on Vista.