I think I hardbricked my phone. Halp.

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    Hello everyone.

    I finally got a working USB cable so I was able to connect my phone to my computer again. I was following the superboot directions for unlocking and rooting it, all went well until I got to the part where the directions said to pull the battery after 15 mins... it didn't reboot when I put it back in. It stayed stuck on the google logo + unlocked lock screen. Even when I did "erase all data and restore to factory settings."

    I went into recovery mode and tried every option, but they all inevitably lead back to the Google logo + unlocked lock screen. There is no rebooting for me. =(

    Any advice? I can't seem to connect it back to my computer at this point either.
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    Have you tried booting into fast boot and connecting to your PC? You'll likely have to reflash the original software. I had to do this just the other day.

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    I can't boot into fastboot. I can't boot, period. I mean I can get to the fastboot screen, sure, but when I click start I get sent right back to the Google screen. I also have problems when I try all the options in recover mode.
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    Well I know it won't boot to the OS, but if you can get to fast boot, you're fine. Let me get on my computer to better assist you.

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    ok, sure. I dont know what reflashing means or anything btw so bare with me
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    ok, thank you, hopefully this will work though I have a feeling I will be asking lots of q's
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    Everytime I click on adb.exe or fastboot.exe, a command prompt comes up for one second and then disappears. I also had this issue while trying to unlock and stuff. Why would this be?
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    You don't click on them, you need to open command prompt on your PC. In the folder with the adb.exe and fastboot.exe hold shift and right click and open command window here. Then type the necessary commands. This is very similar to the unlocking process, if you did it manually that is.

    Edit: You should in theory be able to flash a recovery and use it to flash a ROM rather than flashing everything back to stock. There should be stock + rooted ROMs floating around out there if that was your overall goal. Just kinda thinking out loud here though.
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    thanks, yeah that's what i thought it was at first but for so long i was having... issues and then i restarted and that works though. of course i still can't get my computer to recognize the device. =(
    not sure what all this means though
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    You need to download the naked Samsung USB/ADB drivers.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4174784/usb_driver.zip
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    actually it got back to connecting randomly... finished all the commands successfully.... and now.... stuck on the google screen, but the little lock icon is gone, it's just the google screen
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    How long? It'll take a few minutes to boot

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    now what on earth is this new bootloader screen which says, "Downloading... do not turn off target!"

    :S
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    ooh.... i didn't realize that.... I only waited about 30 seconds before uh.... probably shouldn't have....
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    that is samsungs 's ODIN mode.. after flashing everything in fastboot did your phone not boot normally?

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    That's Odin mode. You only held volume down and power. You have to hold volume up, volume down, and power to get to the boot loader.

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    well now it has been a good 5 mins something must be wrong again
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    no it did not =(
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    hmms thats very odd you made sure you flashed all the files listed in the "return to stock" thread correct.. I don't think i have heard of anyone not being able to recover their phone as long as they can get into fastboot..

    if you can get back into fastboot just try flashing all the files again.. and this time don't pull the battery on the last reboot at all..

    You could try flashing the samsung ODIN flash file here is a cut a paste from xda (since they don't like links to other sites..)

    Full factory restore ODIN with radios (both LTE and CDMA), kernel and recovery. This will bring you back to the current unrooted 4.0.2 release of Android for the Galaxy Nexus.

    *** WARNINGS AND NOTICES ***
    ** Flashing this will wipe ALL userdata and your sdcard partition!! Make a BACKUP AND COPY IT OFF OF YOUR PHONE!!!
    ** It will bring your device back to stock running Android 4.0.2 Build ICL53F with EK05 CDMA and EK02 LTE radios.
    ** It WILL NOT relock the boot loader. You must relock your bootloader after flashing this ODIN to be 100% factory


    Instructions:

    1. This assumes that you already have the Samsung driver installed, the phone is unplugged from the computer and turned off.
    2. Download the 7zip file and Odin3.
    3. Open Odin3
    4. Connect the phone to the computer
    5. Enter download mode (hold the vol down key and press power). Odin3 should now see the phone.
    6. In Odin3 click 'PDA' and select the PDA ODIN file from the archive
    7. In Odin3 click 'PHONE' and select the PHONE ODIN file from the archive
    8. Click Start! After it is completed the phone will reboot. The Odin3 screen should look like at attached screen.

    File: VzW-SCHi515-FactoryODIN-ICL53F-4.0.2.7z
    Link: http://bit.ly/zEVmoP
    md5 : b94776ca0102f8be02ccea90dcaaf271
    Size: 158 MB

    File: Odin3_v1.3.exe
    Link: http://bit.ly/wcTDuO
    md5 : a93c47f0589153249f453375be7d8643
    Size: 406 KB

    Inside the 7zip file:

    File: VzW-PDA-ODIN-I515EL03_ICL53F_signed.tar
    md5 : 6ff33e5b0d6b2da1c13824e0d90e97d9

    File: VzW-PHONE-ODIN-SCH-I515.EK02_LTE.tar
    md5 : b8d16828a1b777e4938834cba9e8f601
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