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HELP!!! Bricked S3 stuck in Odin Mode on android 4.3

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy S3' started by bosssynae, Jan 2, 2014.

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    I sure hope someone can help me! I was running android 4.3 from the recent update and wanted to unlock my phone so i was in the process of downgrading, and odin kept FAILING, now im stuck in this ODIN mode, please help me!
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    What do you see when you look at the screen?
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    tI says firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please use software repair assistant and try again.
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    i should've never updated to 4.3, now it feels like im stuck
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    i cant get past the ODIN mode screen and my phone wasnt rooted
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    Ask questions before you get started if you don't understand the process...
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    Thank you so much! I'll let you guys know how it all works out! Im happy to be the newest to the forum and so glad that y'all are so cool and swift with responses lol
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    One more question, when i get back to 4.3, is there any way that I can unlock my phone? ODIN wont let me downgrade, I had to learn the hard way, but can the phone be unlocked for gsm use while on 4.3
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    It worked!! Thank you soooo much!! But i still would like to know if there is anyway to unlock for GSM use while on 4.3???
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    When you upgraded to 4.3, you lost the ability to unlock. Forever. At least according to the folks at XDA developers.
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