1. MilGoe10's Avatar
    Hi, I have a Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S3 (originally T-Mobile) that I use with Straight Talk I have a SIM card in it from the BYOP program. It is not getting any signal/service.



    I have verified that it's still unlocked, not blacklisted, the SIM works in my other phone as well but I ordered a new SIM anyway and that SIM works in both phones so it is not the SIM. I have done a factory reset but still nothing. I have also taken the battery out, put it back in, and turned phone on but it didn't work.. I have done all the steps that Straight Talk suggest. I also checked and I still have an IMEI number. I have done a software update.



    Sometimes the phone will have 4G but then seconds later it will go back to no service/signal and say searching on the unlock screen. The icon at the top is a circle with a slash through it. When I try to make a call when it has that icon it says mobile network not available. My APN settings have been updated and are correct and airplane mode is not on. I have GSM/WCDMA only selected and have tried switching to the other two but still nothing. This might not be important but my Wi-Fi does still work. My girlfriend has the same phone and has no problems getting signal. Mobile network is selected.. I have no idea what else I can try I'm getting so frustrated.



    Can anyone help?? I am so tired of having basically a paper weight!!
    05-15-2014 01:24 AM
  2. mobilecrackers's Avatar
    This might be the firmware problem try Reflashing with Odin

    Press THANK YOU and LIKE button if you gets the answer
    05-15-2014 02:03 AM
  3. MilGoe10's Avatar
    What will happen if I reflash it? Will it cause it to lock to it's carrier again?

    This might be the firmware problem try Reflashing with Odin

    Press THANK YOU and LIKE button if you gets the answer
    05-15-2014 02:06 PM
  4. mobilecrackers's Avatar
    What will happen if I reflash it? Will it cause it to lock to it's carrier again?
    Can you also install this app and post your :
    Product code
    PDA version
    CSC version
    Baseband version
    Android version
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...uyen.phoneinfo

    secondly have to tried updating with kies
    try updating with kies first
    05-15-2014 09:54 PM
  5. MilGoe10's Avatar
    Product code: sgh2t999rwatmb
    PDA Version: t999uvuenc2
    CSC Version: t999tmbenc2
    Baseband Version: t999uvuenc2
    Android Version: 4.3

    I will try the update and let you know


    Can you also install this app and post your :
    Product code
    PDA version
    CSC version
    Baseband version
    Android version
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...uyen.phoneinfo

    secondly have to tried updating with kies
    try updating with kies first
    05-15-2014 11:22 PM
  6. MilGoe10's Avatar
    Phone is updated but still nothing
    05-15-2014 11:50 PM
  7. mobilecrackers's Avatar
    Phone is updated but still nothing
    you need to use pit file + firmware for flashing
    05-16-2014 01:27 AM
  8. MilGoe10's Avatar
    I have never flashed before so what's pit file and how do I flash?

    you need to use pit file + firmware for flashing
    05-16-2014 01:42 AM
  9. mobilecrackers's Avatar
    I have never flashed before so what's pit file and how do I flash?


    T-Mobile SGH-T999 32GB PIT

    T999_16GB.pit


    This tutorial will help you
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...-via-odin.html
    Do.not use usb hub
    Try different version of odin if it fails
    Do.not downgrade

    download the firmware here
    T999UVUENC2_T999TMBENC2_TMB.zip

    Flash the pit file + firmware with odin
    05-16-2014 02:02 AM
  10. MilGoe10's Avatar
    I tried it but it still does the same thing. I didn't know where to put the pit file so I didn't use that I only put the firmware in the PDA box. This is what is says in the message box.. I used Odin v3.04
    Should I try it with Odin v1.85? Or any other suggestions you have??

    <ID:0/006> Added!!
    <OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
    <OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    <OSM> Please wait..
    <OSM> T999UVUENC2_T999TMBENC2_T999UVUENC2_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    <OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    <OSM> Leave CS..
    <ID:0/006> Odin v.3 engine (ID:6)..
    <ID:0/006> File analysis..
    <ID:0/006> SetupConnection..
    <ID:0/006> Initialzation..
    <ID:0/006> Get PIT for mapping..
    <ID:0/006> Firmware update start..
    <ID:0/006> sbl2.mbn
    <ID:0/006> NAND Write Start!!
    <ID:0/006> sbl3.mbn
    <ID:0/006> aboot.mbn
    <ID:0/006> rpm.mbn
    <ID:0/006> tz.mbn
    <ID:0/006> boot.img
    <ID:0/006> recovery.img
    <ID:0/006> system.img.ext4
    <ID:0/006> NON-HLOS.bin
    <ID:0/006> cache.img.ext4
    <ID:0/006> RQT_CLOSE !!
    <ID:0/006> RES OK !!
    <ID:0/006> Completed..
    <ID:0/006> Added!!
    <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)
    <ID:0/006> Removed!!




    T-Mobile SGH-T999 32GB PIT

    T999_16GB.pit


    This tutorial will help you
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...-via-odin.html
    Do.not use usb hub
    Try different version of odin if it fails
    Do.not downgrade

    download the firmware here
    T999UVUENC2_T999TMBENC2_TMB.zip

    Flash the pit file + firmware with odin
    05-16-2014 02:55 PM
  11. MilGoe10's Avatar
    What does the PIT file do?
    05-17-2014 03:45 PM
  12. GSDer's Avatar
    What does the PIT file do?
    It rewrites the Partition Information Table - the thing that tells the file system where the various partitions are located, how big they are (which is why there are different PIT files depending on the size of internal memory), etc.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    05-20-2014 01:57 AM

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