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    Default Verizon S3: Looking for Unbrick .img file to use on my sd

    I am trying to unbrick my hard bricked verizon Galaxy s3 SCH-i535 phone.

    After trying to unlock it through several failed attempts with an micro SD card with .img files written onto it, I am looking for alternative files to try.

    Anybody know where I can find any? I have only been able to find one so far. Any help is much appreciated.

    I don't want to send it in to get it fixed for the sake of posterity. Thanks!
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 01-21-2014 at 10:51 AM.
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    Default Re: Looking for Galaxy s3 Unbrick .img file to use on my sd

    Joseph,

    Welcome to the forums!

    As the name implies, hard brick means that it's dead - no power on, or completely buggered up firmware such that you can't get into Recovery mode or Download mode, not even with a JIG.

    So, what state is your phone really in? Can you boot into Download mode?
    - If so, what is it that you're trying to do - return to stock (non-rooted)?
    - If not, do you have a JIG?
    -- You could consider a JTAG service (ex. ) before giving it up for lost
    -- I also came across a post that involved putting a special partition layout on an SD card that the poster swore recovered his hard bricked device - I'll see if I can find it (it referred to a YouTube video)

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM 10.2 using Tapatalk 4
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    Default Re: Looking for Galaxy s3 Unbrick .img file to use on my sd

    did you ever find the .img files? the JTAG service is looking real good right about now.
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    Default Re: Looking for Galaxy s3 Unbrick .img file to use on my sd

    Quote Originally Posted by Isaac Martinez2 View Post
    did you ever find the .img files?
    Check out
    [GUIDE] Debrick your bricked SCH-I535! [BOOTLOADER/HARDBRICK]

    Be sure you get the correct file, depending on whether your phone was running 4.3 stock or something earlier.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk Pro
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    Default Re: Looking for Galaxy s3 Unbrick .img file to use on my sd

    I realize this thread is a few months old but I wanted to let people know for future reference that the method on the XDA forum worked for me. I think if you get it to boot you'll still need to flash it again to get everything working properly again. I, however, can not get it working again.

    Quote Originally Posted by GSDer View Post
    Check out
    [GUIDE] Debrick your bricked SCH-I535! [BOOTLOADER/HARDBRICK]

    Be sure you get the correct file, depending on whether your phone was running 4.3 stock or something earlier.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk Pro
    Last edited by eibbed0001; 04-07-2014 at 06:03 PM.
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