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    Default Is my phone hard bricked?

    I was running CM10 and decided I liked the stock ROM better so I went to flash back to the stock and when it started, my phone randomly powered down and wouldn't start back up. I can't get it to show any indication of life, charge, be recognized by my computer. The only thing I've been able to do so far is if I plug it into my computer with the battery pulled, it will show a red indication light but when I go to boot into download, the light will go out and it will make a disconnect noise. If anyone can help, please do.
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    Sadly no idea here! I hope someone can help you out here.

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    I would talk with Skunk. I will list one of his posts below so you can click his name and send him a PM. He is our rooting expert within the Sprint area but he could still help you im sure... Or provide ideas.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho....php?p=2251851

    My own personal suggestion would be to try another battery just to see if it matters. Not sure if it will but something worth trying.

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    Sent pm to you...
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    did u get it fix?? how?? it happened to me too my phone is dead
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    I have this same problem, can it be fixed?
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    Check your pm's
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    My gs3 is having this same problem. did anyone find a solution?
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    My phone has done the same thing how did you guys get it fixed?
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    i also have the same issue - tried to installed cm10 - install aborted - phone rebooted, now its a brick - no response no nothing
    please help if possible
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    I am having the same problem, I don't know what happened with it
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    It's hard bricked... You need jtag to fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skunkape60 View Post
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    Yeah what gives - same problem here. Rooted phone, created a backup of the stock ROM, then set CWM Recovery to wipe cache and install a new ROM. I walk away for 2 minutes and now phone won't turn on, go into any sort of recovery or download mode. I had 90% battery life when i tried to install new ROM. Phone wont charge either. Tried my battery in another S3 - battery shows at 90%. Tried another battery in my S3 - nothing still.

    Experienced Original EVO rooter. Guess i'm gonna bring into the store and play stupid...

    If I can't change ROMs without bricking the phone, then this phone sux. That plus Sprint's horrible 4G LTE coverage, i'm having buyers remorse on this hunk of crap. WTF
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    Anyone ever get any info on this.. I've been thinking of reverting back to stock from CM but am hesitant to do so after reading this..
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpolly69 View Post
    i also have the same issue - tried to installed cm10 - install aborted - phone rebooted, now its a brick - no response no nothing
    please help if possible
    Is hard bricked then. Same thing happened to me. If the phone won't boot into download now or recovery mode is hard bricked. Take it back to att and say it just suddenly won't turn on and they'll give you a new one. They can't check to see if it was rooted since it won't turn on. I did it twice already because someone posted the wrong links to the roms. Got 2 new s3's.

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    I bounced from here over to xda - I did what you suggested and got a new phone the same day I posted. Second time around I took my time and read a little more before acting. I did skunkapes guide to rooting and it worked flawlessly. I also installed cm10 official from the cm site and the matching gapps from goo.im and it also works great. At this point I am pretty confident the ROM I tried to install when I bricked was not designed for my model gs3.

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