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Posted 07 February 2013 - 17:51

I was trying to root my phone for a project and uni ... and something went wrong...my phone is now a brick... is there anyway I can fix this?

"firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please elect recovery mode in Kies & try again"


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 17:54

samsung i take it from the message about Kies

do you get any options when connecting it to Kies?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 17:55

what phone and what were u flashing?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 17:57

It is a samsung Gs3

using this

http://www.ibtimes.c...utorial-1008726

I am about to plug it into kies ... buttt lets see if it does anything :/ ried it on mates laptop did nothing

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 18:01

ok and what stage did u get to?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 18:02

ok and what stage did u get to?


well it started to root then it froze on rooting and now im just stuck

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 18:06

if you do get it unbricked I'd use this to root it your next attempt http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=1979290

#8 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 18:08

You'll have to use ODIN, the Samsung flashing tool.

http://reviews.cnet....xy-s3-50009490/

You probably won't have clockworkmod installed but its basically the same operation.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 18:12

^ what he said

these instructions should un-brick it for you

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 18:21

http://androidforums.com/Very helpful Android forums. Android is really robust and unlikely bricked.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 18:24

^ what he said

these instructions should un-brick it for you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aG5Wgv8ZTNw


you sir have given me hope ... if this works I will have your ass babies O.o

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 18:29

Of course it works, modern phones are pretty much impossible to brick just by flashing ROMs or rooting, as long as you can access "download mode" which none of these ROMs or Recovery Images touch then you can always return it back to stock firmware.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 18:31

Of course it works, modern phones are pretty much impossible to brick just by flashing ROMs or rooting, as long as you can access "download mode" which none of these ROMs or Recovery Images touch then you can always return it back to stock firmware.

very much so. samsung's got a good system with Odin :)

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 18:32

Of course it works, modern phones are pretty much impossible to brick just by flashing ROMs or rooting, as long as you can access "download mode" which none of these ROMs or Recovery Images touch then you can always return it back to stock firmware.


well i know its possible! but I barely know the steps of rooting a phone let alone resetting it up! i just needed someone to show me the way its impossible if i just had to guess I was searching around for a jelly bean cryogen mod to try and port it as its the only thing I knew of

#15 YanksOnTop

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 18:42

As long as you can get back into download mode, youre fine. Just bust out odin and download the factory rom from xda and youre golden.

Heres a great video showing all the steps to root or unroot.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoEVDgjTTdg