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Root Stuck on "Downloading, Do not Turn off Target" but not in Odin Mode

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DollarAkshay, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. DollarAkshay

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    So I decided that I would install cyanogen mod today here are the following things I did
    • Root my Phone using KingRoot.apk
    • Tried Installing TWRP, dint install recovery rom properly
    • Installed ROM Manager and then tried TWRP and CWM, still dint work
    • Realised I had to unlock bootloader to install TWRP and CWM
    • Used EZ-Unlock12 to unlock the bootloader

    Now here is what happened. After I unlocked the bootloader, I went into ROM Manager and Clicked on "Reboot into Recovery Mode". This is when the problem started. As soon as my Phone booted up, it just said

    "DOWNLOADING DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET"

    And it did not have anything on the top left hand side. I actually left it on this screen for 2 hours nothing changed.

    I can go into ODIN mode and Recovery mode using the volume buttons. I tried going into Recovery Mode and selecting Wipe Data/Factory Reset and rebooted my phone. It just went back to the same old downloading screen.

    Here is how my Recovery Mode Looks Like : http://imgur.com/BSVgHKU

    I have make a backup of all important stuff so I dont mind wiping any data. All I want is some help on installing a cyanogenmod on my phone now. Any help will be very grateful. I shall be online and try to reply quickly


    Phone Specs :
    Samsung S3 GT-I9300
     

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    Hello!
    I've moved your thread into the S3 root forum so others can help ya :)
     
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    Okay Thank You
     
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    First thing I would do is to flash back to stock and start over.
    Do you have a Windows PC available?
     
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    Jfalls63 thank you for replying. But after some intense googling I found this application called Odin for PC. I then used that to install CWM recovery which was a .tar file.

    That actually solved my problem and that annoying Downloading Screen went away :) So I went ahead and Installed CM 13 which is now working flawlessly on my phone.

    Thank You Guys
     
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