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  1. Technolo's Avatar
    How To Root ANY Samsung Galaxy S3 4.1.2 & 4.1.1 - Verizon/AT&T/Sprint/T-mobile/I9300 Version - YouTube Hello, today i accidently hard bricked my phone. (it wont turn on at all). i was trying to just simply root it using this video LINK On top, after that part it said pass but didnt reboot I tried turning it on didnt work and found out i bricked it, i did EXACTLY what that video did. If there are any other ways please reply! Also would it be possible to buy a usb jig and use it to unbrick it and put the stock samsung rom on it? I think its possible for soft bricks but im not sure if its possible with hard bricks so please reply
    Thanks! .
    (Also i bricked it doing the vralec bootloader part [link leads to that part])
    (I am using a galaxy s3 Verizon model SCH-I535)
    11-23-2013 11:15 AM
  2. blade22222's Avatar
    Have you tried pulling the battery?

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using AC Forums mobile app
    11-23-2013 12:52 PM
  3. Technolo's Avatar
    yup
    11-23-2013 02:32 PM
  4. anon(749368)'s Avatar
    Does it still connect to your PC? If yes, the there is hope. Also, does the LES turn on when you plug it into the charger? Maybe the battery is depleted

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-23-2013 02:47 PM
  5. Technolo's Avatar
    well if i connect it to my pc windows makes the sound but nothign shows up, (the phone while connected is stil lblank and not powered). Light does not show up when i charge but when i take battery out and plug it in to my pc a red light comes on but thats it.
    11-23-2013 02:57 PM
  6. anon(749368)'s Avatar
    Plug in the phone to your PC and press the power button for a couple of seconds and see if it turns on....also, use windows explorer and see if you can get into the SD card. If that's a go, then we can fix your phone

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-23-2013 03:24 PM
  7. anon(749368)'s Avatar
    Press VOL-/Home button/Power and see if you can get it into ODIN

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-23-2013 03:32 PM
  8. Technolo's Avatar
    is there a certian way to do it like want me to plug in usb then press the buttons?

    - - - Updated - - -

    also a red light comes on if i plug in phone to pc without the battery
    11-23-2013 04:04 PM
  9. Technolo's Avatar
    also it doesnt start up and i cant see the sdcard on explorer
    11-23-2013 04:06 PM
  10. anon(749368)'s Avatar
    The button combination should work as long as you have battery

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-23-2013 04:09 PM
  11. Technolo's Avatar

    nothing
    also would a usb jig work this guy had the same phone as me and it seemed to work TOP^^^, Should i buy one and try it? also i really want to fix it without having to buy anything just yet
    11-23-2013 04:12 PM
  12. blade22222's Avatar
    This might save you:

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using AC Forums mobile app
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    11-23-2013 05:52 PM
  13. GSDer's Avatar
    If the phone is recoverable a JIG will get it to boot into Download mode (or Odin mode if you prefer that name).

    I haven't looked at those videos but these are the steps I use to reload the firmware using Kies:
    - if you don't already have the Kies software installed on your PC, download it (just search Google) and install it. The first time it runs it'll update itself to the latest version so make sure you run it once before proceeding.
    - put your phone in Download mode: with the phone completely off, press and hold the Volume Down and Home and Power buttons simultaneously, and release them all when you see the Samsung splash screen
    - connect the phone to your PC with the USB cable that came with the phone
    -- if you've never had the phone connected to your Windows-based computer before, you'll see messages about installing drivers, etc - just wait until this is done (may take 5 or 10 minutes) [I don't know what happens if you have a Mac - it probably just works]
    - in the Kies software, select the second item in the Tools menu and just follow the prompts to enter the model number (in CAPS) and IMEI/Serial Number (both found under the battery - it's ok to remove the battery at this point)
    - the Kies software should start downloading the correct firmware for your phone from the Internet; once that's done (depending on your Internet connection speed) it'll begin downloading that to the phone (this probably takes 10 minutes or so)

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM 10.2 using Tapatalk 4
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    11-23-2013 06:21 PM
  14. Technolo's Avatar
    i might give this a shot but ill need to buy a sd card first :3
    11-23-2013 09:20 PM
  15. Technolo's Avatar
    well ill prob buy a jig, then just install the stock gs3 SCH-I535 rom or use kies and do what you did. if the jig doesnt work il lprob have to bring this to verizon
    11-23-2013 09:22 PM
  16. GSDer's Avatar
    i might give this a shot but ill need to buy a sd card first
    Not sure what you need an SD card for...

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM 10.2 using Tapatalk 4
    11-24-2013 09:37 AM
  17. Technolo's Avatar
    it was for one of the videos

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    Thanks for all the help guys, i just ended up getting a new s3 since I had warranty on it. Thanks again for all the help!
    11-24-2013 03:03 PM
  18. TheJustPull's Avatar
    If you didn't undo the root Verizon can charge full life in the device they sent for voiding your Warrenty
    11-25-2013 01:26 PM
  19. Markctco's Avatar
    If you didn't undo the root Verizon can charge full life in the device they sent for voiding your Warrenty
    As per the statement above, I'm curious as to what you told your warranty company was wrong with the phone. If you simply told them it quit working, they will find that it was modified your next bill may be very large. I found this out when I was reluctantly honest when I was about to submit a warranty claim for my bricked rooted phone. The only other choices were to lie and say I either lost the phone or take it out in the driveway and run over it with my truck, or to keep the phone and keep on plugging away. I eventually got my phone working. It took a LOT of work and I had my old phone, so it was worth it to me.
    I know it's too late to do anything about it now, and I hope you don't get charged, but I sure do wish you had asked for info on THAT solution!
    I post this mainly so that anyone with a bricked phone request info here before entertaining the warranty solution. The warranty company is NOT your friend!
    Best wishes
    12-02-2013 10:09 AM
  20. snowflake5155's Avatar
    I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 BY Sprint and its rooted and hard bricked and the jig isn't working.... Is there any other way for me to unbrick my phone?
    02-19-2014 12:00 AM
  21. UJ95x's Avatar
    I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 BY Sprint and its rooted and hard bricked and the jig isn't working.... Is there any other way for me to unbrick my phone?
    Welcome to Android Central
    If a JTAG didn't work you can try a debricking image. I think xda-developers.com has some
    If those don't work you're out of luck

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    02-19-2014 12:02 AM
  22. snowflake5155's Avatar
    How do I get a debrick image may I ask
    02-19-2014 12:15 AM
  23. UJ95x's Avatar
    xda-developers.com probably ha some. Just look for the model number in their forums


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    02-19-2014 12:51 AM
  24. mrcblake's Avatar
    I had the same problem with my samsung sch-i110. This is what fixed mine, just go to this link [How to] Unbrick Samsung Android Phones with One Click [Guide].
    03-04-2014 09:26 PM
  25. VampireSmith's Avatar
    what can i do about my samsung galaxy s4 sm-s975l?
    11-07-2014 11:09 PM
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