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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by daniel54, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. daniel54

    daniel54 Lurker
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    I have an SIII (SGH-1747M) I bought used at Christmas last month. The phone was unlocked but had been previously locked to Virgin Mobile Canada. After about a week I started having problems when the phone would not receive calls or texts. it would however send calls and text. I called Virgin tech support and they suggested that a poor unlock job was the issue. Not knowing a lot about "cell flashing" I decided to reflash the phone with a stock ROM, using ODIN. the flash failed. the phone will go into download mode but does not boot up. I now get a message saying the firmware upgrade encountered an error and to use recovery mode in Kies. I cannot connect in Kies. I have no idea what to do next. any suggestions would be very much appreciated
     



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  2. Redgum1

    Redgum1 Newbie

    Can you connect to Odin, or do you happen to have clock work mod recovery installed on your phone?
     
  3. daniel54

    daniel54 Lurker
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    I do not have clockwork but I can connect to odin
     
  4. heat57

    heat57 Android Enthusiast

    You could have flashed the wrong ROM. Did you download and flash the correct model version? I'd check again and re-flash via Odin.
     
  5. daniel54

    daniel54 Lurker
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    all good here, many thanks!!!! down loaded new firmware and it worked perfectly. now I want to root this puppy, any suggestions?
     
  6. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Virgin s3 all things root sub-forum man. all the s3s vary slightly so start there for the best advice :thumbup:
     
  7. lordmage

    lordmage Android Enthusiast

    find your devices model and firmware flash able custom recovery then flash superuser. or try cf-auto-root if supported.
     

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