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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by CursedBeauty, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. CursedBeauty

    CursedBeauty Lurker
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    I tried updating my unlocked s3 with smart switch (the only program that will work with my cellphone) and my buddy accidentally unplugged the cord from my phone to charge his and it cut off the upgrade. Now I have this message on my screen that say firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode and try again. So I tried it and nothing came up on the screen and I don't know what to do I tried downloading the update on to my phone again and it woudnt work
     



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  2. Father Guido

    Father Guido Android Enthusiast

    You're going to have to do a lot of research and get cozy with Odin to flash factory firmware. You didn't mention what firmware was on it or the model. There are several variants of this phone (carriers) and many firmware versions of each.
     
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  3. CursedBeauty

    CursedBeauty Lurker
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    My phones firmware was kit Kat 4.4.2 gwl




     
  4. Father Guido

    Father Guido Android Enthusiast

    Verizon, AT&T, T-mobile? Makes a difference. If I remember correctly, 4.4.2 locked the bootloader, so Odin with the "correct" firmware is your only option. Root is still likely, but a custom recovery isn't.
     
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