Originally Posted by yoderra
I did a battery pull, turned my phone on, and it says
"Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again"
Kies won't connect to it, and Odin just repeats the same fail thing.
Do you have another usb cable you can try? Another port or even better another computer? Odin will still work at that screen you're on now.
Also, use something like MD5 Checker
to make sure you didn't get a corrupt download of the rom. The md5 for your download is c6c5dced7718a1583f34fd19b26793e4