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    Question S3 suddenly died, harware issue?

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-T999 phone. Stock firmware (4.1.1), never rooted. A few days ago it began to randomly turn off. The last time I went to restart the phone it got stuck in a boot loop mode and would only go as far as the Samsung splash screen. I have tried removing the battery, Sim, SD card with the same results. I can boot into download mode but not recovery mode. Both Kies & Odin fail when I try to flash the firmware.(I have tried several versions of Odin) The error I get trying to load recovery mode is the android dude in the middle of the screen with the message KERNEL PANIC UPLOAD MODE
    At the top of the screen it reads:
    Kernel Panic!
    KRAIT INFO
    Panic caller: ext4_handle_error+0x8c/0x98
    Panic msg: EXT4-fs (device mmcblk0p14): panic forced after err
    Thread: e2fsck:116
    Wait...
    Done!
    Any ideas? I am leaning toward a bad motherboard at this point...thanks!
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    Default Re: S3 suddenly died, harware issue?

    Welcome to AC
    I'm not sure if it's the mobo, but if you are having issues with booting into any mode, your device is likely bricked. Can't think of anything other than getting it repaired or buying a new phone
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    Default Re: S3 suddenly died, harware issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by kbtrade View Post
    Both Kies & Odin fail when I try to flash the firmware.
    Can you post the Odin log? Put the cursor in the 'Message' window, press CTRL + A, then CTRL + C, then paste the log into your reply.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
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    <ID:0/003> Added!!
    <OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
    <OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    <OSM> Please wait..
    <OSM> T999UVDMD5_T999TMBDMD5_T999UVDMD5_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    <OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    <OSM> Leave CS..
    <ID:0/003> Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
    <ID:0/003> File analysis..
    <ID:0/003> SetupConnection..
    <ID:0/003> Initialzation..
    <ID:0/003> Get PIT for mapping..
    <ID:0/003> Firmware update start..
    <ID:0/003> SingleDownload.
    <ID:0/003> aboot.mbn
    <ID:0/003> NAND Write Start!!
    <ID:0/003> FAIL! (Write)
    <ID:0/003>
    <ID:0/003> Complete(Write) operation failed.
    <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
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    Default Re: S3 suddenly died, harware issue?

    Uh, bummer - time for a new mainboard.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
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    Default Re: S3 suddenly died, harware issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by GSDer View Post
    Uh, bummer - time for a new mainboard.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    Thanks GSDer, that is what I was thinking too. Do you know any places to order a cheap motherboard from? I was looking at ebay for used S3's with broken screens...thanks!
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    Default Re: S3 suddenly died, harware issue?

    Just eBay and the like.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
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    Default S3 suddenly died, harware issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by kbtrade View Post
    I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-T999 phone. Stock firmware (4.1.1), never rooted. A few days ago it began to randomly turn off. The last time I went to restart the phone it got stuck in a boot loop mode and would only go as far as the Samsung splash screen. I have tried removing the battery, Sim, SD card with the same results. I can boot into download mode but not recovery mode. Both Kies & Odin fail when I try to flash the firmware.(I have tried several versions of Odin) The error I get trying to load recovery mode is the android dude in the middle of the screen with the message KERNEL PANIC UPLOAD MODE
    At the top of the screen it reads:
    Kernel Panic!
    KRAIT INFO
    Panic caller: ext4_handle_error+0x8c/0x98
    Panic msg: EXT4-fs (device mmcblk0p14): panic forced after err
    Thread: e2fsck:116
    Wait...
    Done!
    Any ideas? I am leaning toward a bad motherboard at this point...thanks!
    Well try to take the motherboard out and take a heat gun and heat it to "reflow" the board i fixed a old iphone 3g that way witch was having somewhat same problem.

    If it dosn,t work your looking at a new motherboard but dont go over 200C.

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