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    Default S3 error 'Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again'

    Hey guys,
    So by mistake (stupidity) I attempted to load the pre-release version of 4.2.2, from sammobile to my Galaxy S3. Well of course its not for my model of phone which is SGH-1747M, So I get an error that says 'Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again'. I now know that I need to look and make sure that the firmware release pertains to the model of phone that I am using....lesson learned I suppose. My questions is can I just follow the steps that I found here and call it good? I can still get into download mode but thats about all my phone can do currently.
    Thanks for the help everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DucatiGuy13 View Post
    Hey guys,
    So by mistake (stupidity) I attempted to load the pre-release version of 4.2.2, from sammobile to my Galaxy S3. Well of course its not for my model of phone which is SGH-1747M, So I get an error that says 'Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again'. I now know that I need to look and make sure that the firmware release pertains to the model of phone that I am using....lesson learned I suppose. My questions is can I just follow the steps that I found here and call it good? I can still get into download mode but thats about all my phone can do currently.
    Thanks for the help everyone.
    Download mode is good. You should be able to follow this advice and be OK. Just make sure you download proper files for you EXACT model.

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    Agreed.
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    Default Re: S3 error 'Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again

    I just tried it out and everything seems to be working fine.
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    Default Re: S3 error 'Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again

    Quote Originally Posted by DucatiGuy13 View Post
    I just tried it out and everything seems to be working fine.
    Cool. Any other problems...ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Download mode is good. You should be able to follow this advice and be OK. Just make sure you download proper files for you EXACT model.
    Hi guys-- i'm in a bind.

    I thought i had the same problem as the above-- but im still stuck on the logo screen.

    some background:
    - Samsung S3 (international, swiss)
    - I have no backup
    - my phone is not rooted
    - download mode, and recovery mode work fine
    - rec. mode says unable to mount efs (invalid argument)
    - I have tried absolutely everything, cache wipe, data wipe, tried flashing 4.2.2, 4.3, 4.1.1, custom roms, with Odin
    - tried installing through SD card- i get a failure to recognize signature

    PLEASE HELP
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwame Poku View Post
    Hi guys-- i'm in a bind.

    I thought i had the same problem as the above-- but im still stuck on the logo screen.

    some background:
    - Samsung S3 (international, swiss)
    - I have no backup
    - my phone is not rooted
    - download mode, and recovery mode work fine
    - rec. mode says unable to mount efs (invalid argument)
    - I have tried absolutely everything, cache wipe, data wipe, tried flashing 4.2.2, 4.3, 4.1.1, custom roms, with Odin
    - tried installing through SD card- i get a failure to recognize signature

    PLEASE HELP
    Welcome to the forums!
    Have you tried a factory reset through recovery?

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    Default Re: S3 error 'Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again

    Thanks for the welcome!

    yes, i have tried everything under the sun. i have now managed to install cmw touch, but now it wont mount the SD card
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    I'm in worse shape than this, I believe. My phone ONLY reboots into Odin download mode by itself with the error message "Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again." I've pulled the battery and when I replace it, the phone again reboots in the Odin download mode with the same error message. That's all I can get the phone to do. What are my options? Thanks!
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    Having the same prob, but now that samsung-updates doesn't have much of their stock roms cause of hotfile, i need to find a place where i can get a stock rom that actually works. Can anyone direct me to a site?

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