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    Need help, unable to odin to stock

    Well I find myself in a bit of a predicament, and I am not sure how to get out of it. I was having some issues in recovery, so I decided to odin back to stock. Hooked up to ODIN and flashed 4.1.1. Flash was successful, and phone rebooted as it was supposed to.

    I wanted to flash a custom recovery through odin because I wanted to avoid getting a 4.3 update, and this is where things went wrong. I downloaded Philztouch recovery, as the TWRP file did not look right (.tar file but no MD5) I verified that the philztouch recovery was the correct one for my device. It was a .tar.md5 file. I flashed it through odin and the flash failed. I disconnected and went to reboot, and I got a message that the firmware upgrade encountered a problem, and I need to connect to Kies. I rebooted in download mode, and attempted to odin the stock file again. This is where it gets wierd. The file begins to install, and then while it begins to write the system image the install aborts and odin says it failed. The phone is able to reboot into download mode, and I attempted to flash back to stock again, with the same result. Does anyone have any idea how to proceed?

    Phone is SGHI747, D2ATT. The stock file is prerooted UCDLK3 (4.1.1).

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    Never heard of Philsztouch Recovery, (until I just Googled it) but hopefully one of our more advanced crack flashers can offer some assistance. Good luck! :thumbup:

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    Thanks

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    Try finding a kernel and stock recovery that are compatible with your stock tar. Flash those first then flash the stock tar maybe? Also, try redownloading the tar of course.

    Def sounds weird. I guess also try another cable and/or USB port.

    IDK man, I'm just shooting in the dark.
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    Hmmm so maybe the kernel/brain is deleted which prevents phone from communicating properly?

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    Alternatively, you could try Kies. It may flash the files needed to the phone, and the files Spodoc recommends you flash are included. I just have no idea if it is basically like using Odin. Couldn't hurt.

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    Been doing a little research, and the closest I found to my problem is this...

    S3 stuck in Odin Mode with Firmware upgrade encountered an issue screen, any solution - xda-developers

    Think I may give it a shot. Waiting to get a new cable first, haven't had a chance to get one yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grenefroggie View Post
    Alternatively, you could try Kies. It may flash the files needed to the phone, and the files Spodoc recommends you flash are included. I just have no idea if it is basically like using Odin. Couldn't hurt.
    Thanks Froggie. I have never had good luck with kies, so I try to stay away from it. I may try it if all else fails.

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    Sure hope you find a fix! I hate that sick feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when something like this happens! Good luck & keep us updated! Those of us that mod have all felt it at one time or another. Hang in there.

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    Condor... can you describe exactly what is occurring - I.e. does ODIN give any error message?

    Its sounds a lot like your system partition is locked in read-only. If so, this can be fixed relatively easily, although its not well-known.

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