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[HOW TO] Unbrick your Sprint phone from flashing an International gsm boot image

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mskip

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Mar 20, 2008
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Anyone with a bricked phone from flashing the gsm boot image, flash this via Odin as a PDA.

It will flash a stock boot image back to your device.

1. Extract Odin files to a folder from the attachment.

How to get into Download Mode (For Odin)
1. Unplug the USB cable.
2. Shut down the phone.
3. Hold down the 'HOME' + 'VOLUME DOWN' buttons and press the 'POWER' button for about 2 seconds until a WARNING! Screen appears. Press the 'VOLUME UP' button to enter Download Mode.

2. Tick 'Auto Reboot' and 'F. Reset Time' in Odin and nothing else.

3. Download the boot image and load into Odin as a PDA.

4. Click on Start to flash the image.

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?46fwjutr74j3v6a

DO NOT UNZIP THE BOOT TAR FILE, FLASH IT AS IT IS.

Mark.
 

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vince24L

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Dec 22, 2011
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what about if you did it but cant even get your screen to turn on to get into download mode?

im actually on at&t but still?
 

alexanderd

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what about if you did it but cant even get your screen to turn on to get into download mode?

im actually on at&t but still?

I am having the same problem...

When plugged into the computer in device manager it is listed as "QHSUSB_DLOAD"

Odin doesn't detect my device. I've tried pulling the battery and everything.

I can't get to boot loader, download mode, or anything...

Any tips or tricks to get it to boot?

Thanks
 

javadreams

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Jun 22, 2012
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Worked like a charm!

Thanks mskip, this was just what I needed, it worked GREAT!
It has been since Friday night that I unbricked my phone with your solution and have been like a kid in a candy store now that I have my sweet goodness GS3 to play with.
Thanks for your hard work!
 

myn

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Nov 15, 2007
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Myn,

Are you on board with the SGS3? If so, then bro that just made me even happier I purchased this device! :D

Can't wait to see a Warm rom you cook up for this bad boy. :fingers-crossed:

I really appreciate your work, Thanks man..


Yes sir.

Jeff (Incubus) is getting one as well.

We're ridiculously anxious to get going on the next Warm ROM :)
 

LouRock

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Apr 12, 2011
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Yes sir.

Jeff (Incubus) is getting one as well.

We're ridiculously anxious to get going on the next Warm ROM :)

Awesome man!! Best news I heard since I been waiting for my damn phone to arrive!! LOL..

I actually owned the EVO LTE for about 5 days before I quickly got tired with the same old sense routine and returned it for this beauty of a phone coming soon. I was getting a little nervous when I saw the LTE forum taking off but now that I know you guys are on board with the SGS3, I'm sure things will get interesting here real soon!! :good: :good: :good:
 
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Trev186

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Jul 16, 2010
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Hi,

My phone wont even power on after flashing an international GSM ROM.

Is it possible to salvage is there some way to get it into ODIN mode?
 

Anon9mouz

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Hey skip we gonna see ur wonderful tool kit that u have on all Gnexs but on S3 too?? If so fantastic best thing ever :p

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    Anyone with a bricked phone from flashing the gsm boot image, flash this via Odin as a PDA.

    It will flash a stock boot image back to your device.

    1. Extract Odin files to a folder from the attachment.

    How to get into Download Mode (For Odin)
    1. Unplug the USB cable.
    2. Shut down the phone.
    3. Hold down the 'HOME' + 'VOLUME DOWN' buttons and press the 'POWER' button for about 2 seconds until a WARNING! Screen appears. Press the 'VOLUME UP' button to enter Download Mode.

    2. Tick 'Auto Reboot' and 'F. Reset Time' in Odin and nothing else.

    3. Download the boot image and load into Odin as a PDA.

    4. Click on Start to flash the image.

    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?46fwjutr74j3v6a

    DO NOT UNZIP THE BOOT TAR FILE, FLASH IT AS IT IS.

    Mark.
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    Now if we can get your toolkit........

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    I'm working on it I should have adb root done tonight and will post that before starting work on a cross platform toolkit.

    Mark.
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    This is going to help a bunch of people out I am sure :)

    Great contribution. :)

    Thanks.
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    Myn,

    Are you on board with the SGS3? If so, then bro that just made me even happier I purchased this device! :D

    Can't wait to see a Warm rom you cook up for this bad boy. :fingers-crossed:

    I really appreciate your work, Thanks man..


    Yes sir.

    Jeff (Incubus) is getting one as well.

    We're ridiculously anxious to get going on the next Warm ROM :)
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    This is going to help a bunch of people out I am sure :)

    Great contribution. :)

    Thanks.

    Myn,

    Are you on board with the SGS3? If so, then bro that just made me even happier I purchased this device! :D

    Can't wait to see a Warm rom you cook up for this bad boy. :fingers-crossed:

    I really appreciate your work, Thanks man..