I think my Sprint S4 SPH-L720 is very close to hard-bricked

Obamaphone

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The last ROM I had installed was SlimKat - which was great, until I lost all audio. I wanted to do a stock recovery, but I also wanted to use the Triangle Away app so I could take it back to the store. Nothing was working in CWM or Odin, and after a while I decided that this was probably due to me not having the stock kernel installed (not sure how I came up with this hypothesis - it was late and I have been losing sleep). So I flashed the stock kernel, then opened up Philz recovery. I wiped the appropriate areas of the internal memory, rebooted into download, used Odin to flash the stock ROM, rebooted into Philz recovery.
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I'm not sure how much of these insane details you need - I don't remember it all. Bottom line is this: nothing visible or usable on the phone or the SD card. No more download mode. No more Philz recovery - just the standard recovery mode, which I thought would still be enough to get me out of this mess. But I got home from work today and now the recovery mode is gone too, as is the download mode. Just a boot loop of the Samsung logo remains.

Is there anything I can do? Throw another $500 or whatever in the toilet? :-$ Or is there still a chance?
 

metle_geek

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If your on the sprint you don't need Phil recovery as you don't have a locked boot loader

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