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    Default Firmware upgrade encountered an issue

    Hello everyone, I have aproblem with my Samsung Galaxy S3 mini (GT-I8200). I cannot get into download or recovery mode. Regardless of what combination of buttons I push, I always get to the same screen: "Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again."

    Whenever I plug in my phone my Windows tells me "USB device not recognized" so it does not get picked up by Odin. I have installed 5 different versions of "Samsung usb phone drivers" few times and I still get the same message. I have tried few other solutions that I found but it didn't didn't work. Is there anything I can do to fix this or can I start using my Samsung as a ****ty coaster? :/

    Any information will be appreciated.
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    Default Re: Firmware upgrade encountered an issue

    Since you can't get into either recovery or Download, you may have to look at a JTAG service. Do you know what happened to cause this?

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    Default Re: Firmware upgrade encountered an issue

    Thanks for replying. I was trying to install CyanogenMod 11. Dono much about JTAG, can I do that myself or will I have to take it to a tech store?
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    Default Re: Firmware upgrade encountered an issue

    Welcome to the forums!
    Quote Originally Posted by ForeignKid View Post
    Dono much about JTAG, can I do that myself or will I have to take it to a tech store?
    You'll have to take it in - JTAG uses specialized hardware and software to access the phone memory directly. Ex.
    http://mobiletechvideos.mybigcommerc...-brick-repair/

    http://www.fonefunshop.co.uk/Unlocki...oot_repair.htm

    It's rather unusual that the phone won't enter Download mode - you've successfully entered that mode before, right?

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    Default Re: Firmware upgrade encountered an issue

    Yes I have successfully entered the download mode when I tried putting the CyanogenMod on with Odin. The last time I was able to access the download mode, Odin's message was "All threads completed. (success 0 / failed 1)".
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    Default Re: Firmware upgrade encountered an issue

    The only thing I could suggest besides JTAG would be to see if you can load a debrick image for your device. It's pretty rare to need this so I don't even have any links for you but a Google search should turn up something. IIRC the debrick image will be model specific (i.e. you can't use one for the T-Mobile variant on an AT&T device) and it's also size specific (there's a different file for a 32GB version vs. a 16GB version). Good luck.

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