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    Default Rooting Disaster...Halp!

    First of all, I don't know why I attempted to do this on my own. Technology and I are not friends. I break things by looking at them. Anyway...

    I am an American living in Germany (military spouse). I bought an unlocked Verizon Samsung Note II (model SCH-I605) from someone who was about to buy a new phone. Everything worked except the data when I was out and about, i.e. not connected to wifi. I asked around about how to fix it and someone mentioned that Verizon models have to be rooted in order for data to work using a Telekom SIM card. I used this youtube video for instructional purposes: .

    When it got to the part where you upload the .tar file into Odin, instead of the "green light" like the guy got in the video, it said it failed and I was stuck with an incomplete load screen on my phone. I tried turning it off but it wouldn't, tried the volume down+home+on button thing and nothing happened. So I took the battery out *cringe* I know I'm awful, what was I thinking.

    So now I have a screen that says "Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again." I downloaded Kies and when I tried to connect to recovery mode it said that my device was not recognized. I tried using a different USB port, restarting the program, uninstalling/reinstalling, and restarting my computer, and none of those worked.

    I know that is a lot of technological illiteracy happening all at once, but I would be super grateful for any insight anyone could give me on these issues.
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    Can you get back into Download Mode? Volume down, power and home?
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    Unfortunately, I cannot. I tried several times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abbey Vickery Fordham View Post
    Unfortunately, I cannot. I tried several times.
    Can you get into recovery? Volume up, power, and home?

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC forums app
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    Nothing there either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abbey Vickery Fordham View Post
    Nothing there either.
    The last option is to find a service that can unbrick devices. Sorry yo be the bearer of bad news.

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC forums app
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    Thank you for your time, I appreciate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abbey Vickery Fordham View Post
    Thank you for your time, I appreciate it.
    Again, sorry to be the one to tell you. The problem was in the file. You flashed an international file version on a US phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Again, sorry to be the one to tell you. The problem was in the file. You flashed an international file version on a US phone.

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC forums app
    Okay so I finally got it back in Download Mode! Any advice from there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abbey Vickery Fordham View Post
    Okay so I finally got it back in Download Mode! Any advice from there?
    Ok. You can go here: Samsung Updates | Latest News and Firmware for your Samsung Devices! to download your stock file. Search by your proper model number.

    Extract the file and insert the .md5 file in the PDA box of ODIN, and click start.
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    hey i got the exact same problem and i did what you asked . i downloaded the exact stock file for my model and extracted it and it said COM3 on the odin selected the extracted file from PDA and put my phone on download mode. and it still failed .........this is really frustrating.
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    How are you doing with your phone?
    Is it OK?

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