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TWRP replicant 6.0 and the SGS3 i9300 (bricked phone?)

Added by Divan Santana over 3 years ago

Hi All

So I have a question regarding trying to install zip files via the recovery on replicant 6.0 on the sgs3 i9300.

Is it the best way to install zip files (Trying to install the "exchange_fix"[1])

I would expect it to be quite easy via the recovery. Though from recovery I select "apply update" -> "choose from emulated" and it says failed, failed to mount /data. (my phone is encrypted).

sudo adb sideload fails with the same error.

I've attempted downloading latest version (twrp-3.0.0-2-i9300.img).
Then I ran this as root
dd if=/sdcard/Download/twrp-3.0.0-2-i9300.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p6 <
10+1 records in
10+1 records out
5218 bytes transferred in 0.302 secs (17278 bytes/sec)
root@i9300:/ # sync

After a reboot I get "Downloading...".
Also adb devices now shows nothing. A little concerning.

Bricked phone?

Any help is appreciated.

[1]:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1749921
https://github.com/rawi666/android_packages_apps_Exchange
https://github.com/rawi666/android_packages_apps_Email
http://www.mediafire.com/download/ai7qd5gaiq7n3xm/cm13.0exchange_fix20160122.zip


Replies (4)

RE: TWRP replicant 6.0 and the SGS3 i9300 (bricked phone?) - Added by Divan Santana over 3 years ago

Ok recovery fixed via

heimdall flash --BOOT twrp-3.0.0-2-i9300.img --RECOVERY twrp-3.0.0-2-i9300.img

Now to get it to boot the system... (keeps booting into recovery instead)

RE: TWRP replicant 6.0 and the SGS3 i9300 (bricked phone?) - Added by My Self over 3 years ago

Have you tried holding the following key combination: Volume down + Select + Power (after removing / reinserting your battery) to get into the regular download mode?

If this possible, you could reflash your recovery by

heimdall flash --BOOT path/twrp-3.0.0-2-i9300.img --RECOVERY path/twrp-3.0.0-2-i9300.img

If not, consider to get/buy a USB "Jig" Dongle to unbrick/fix the download mode of your i9300...

RE: TWRP replicant 6.0 and the SGS3 i9300 (bricked phone?) - Added by Divan Santana over 3 years ago

Ok all resolved fortunately. Thanks :)

heimdall flash --BOOT twrp-3.0.0-2-i9300.img --RECOVERY twrp-3.0.0-2-i9300.img

Then did

adb sideload replicant-6.0.zip

No data loss and TWRP now working.

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