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"NAND write start" stuck in ODIN

Discussion in '[ROM] Problems & Questions' started by Zlexor, Aug 18, 2012.

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    Hi there!
    After flashing the JB version of CheckRom I've decieded to return to the Stock Rom of my Carrier.

    Then using Odin3 v3.04 the phone get stucked in "NAND write start" status.
    I have tried flashing another Official firmware, plus flashing siyah kernel .TAR to get access to CWM and flash from there, but all my attempts failed.
    :(

    Any suggestions?
    Thanks.
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    Hi zlexor

    This normally happens when the partitions on the embedded multi media card gets corrupted for whatever reason, also known as the emmc.

    The phone can be revived by flashing a pit file to repartition the emmc in order so it can be written to.

    What i did when faced with this problem was to repartition the emmc, then flash the firmware i wanted to install all in one go via Odin.

    Download and unzip this file and you will have a .pit file which you put in the tab marked PIT in Odin http://db.tt/nw0ijSiF

    Next make sure > r partition, f /reset, and auto reboot are ticked in options in Odin.

    Next put the stock rom or custom rom in the tab marked PDA, if flashing a custom rom then flash a rooted kernel first in PDA together with the pit file, hit start and start the flashing process, afterwards this will also give you the option of flashing the rom from recovery, next, flash the custom rom from Odin or from recovery

    When finished the phone should reboot and start up.


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    @Spider

    Thanks for the advice . I'm on it.
    My connection is ruined, so it will take more time as planned.

    Just two more questions:
    I need only the PDA file? or I'll be needing the CSC file too?
    The priority is to resurrect the phone, so I'm not picky about choosing a specific Firmware (in case you recommend one)

    Thanks a lot again. I'll keep you updated about the progress (hopefull this very night)
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    Hi so i got the same problem as above and i tried your sugestion but it didnt work i tried reverting to stock fw i tried a 3 part fw with 5 different pit files nothing works, it gets to nand write an stops there for example:
    <ID:0/005> Added!!<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
    <OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    <OSM> Please wait..
    <OSM> I9300BVALF4_I9300OROALF2_I9300BVLF2_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    <OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    <OSM> Leave CS..
    <ID:0/005> Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
    <ID:0/005> File analysis..
    <ID:0/005> SetupConnection..
    <ID:0/005> Initialzation..
    <ID:0/005> Get PIT for mapping..
    <ID:0/005> Firmware update start..
    <ID:0/005> system.img
    <ID:0/005> NAND Write Start!!
    i dont know what else to do my waranty is void beacuse of rooting please help my phone is an a gt-i9300 bought from orange.
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    Hi Sebastian

    Just trying to work out why it's still stuck on nand write, that should of worked if you flashed different .Pit files, its clearly not writing to the emmc, something holding it back.

    1. Was USB Debugging enabled on your device?
    2. You got the latest Samsung drivers installed on your pc?
    3. Did you make sure Samsung kies is not running in the system tray?
    4. Make sure any antivirus or firewalls are switched off.

    If you used the pit file in my post above then that file is for the 64gb S3, the correct pit file for your model is as stated below.

    GT-I9300_mx_20120220.pit = Galaxy S3 of 16 Gb
    GT-I9300_mx_20120322.pit = Galaxy S3 of 32 Gb
    GT-I9300_mx_20120329.pit = Galaxy S3 of 64 Gb

    Just Google!

    Try just flashing the correct pit file only without the rom, make sure re/partition is ticked, and untick f/reset and a/reboot and place the file in PIT and hit start, when finished untick re/partition and tick the a/reboot and f/reset boxes then place the stock rom in the PDA tab. If a 3 part stock rom then just place the 3 parts in there tabs and hit start.

    spider...
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    Thanks for the help,
    so to answer you questions:
    1-yes it was before the phone got sfot bricked
    2-yes
    3-yes
    4-uninstaled av before the procedure,no firewall

    So i did evreything you told me and this is what i got:

    <ID:0/008> Added!!
    <ID:0/008> Odin v.3 engine (ID:8)..
    <ID:0/008> File analysis..
    <ID:0/008> SetupConnection..
    <ID:0/008> Initialzation..
    <ID:0/008> Set PIT file..
    <ID:0/008> DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!
    <ID:0/008> Get PIT for mapping..
    <ID:0/008> Firmware update start..
    <ID:0/008> RQT_CLOSE !!
    <ID:0/008> RES OK !!
    <ID:0/008> Completed..
    <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)
    <OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
    <OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    <OSM> Please wait..
    <OSM> I9300BVALF4_I9300OROALF2_I9300BVLF2_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    <OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    <OSM> Leave CS..
    <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 0)
    the pit file was GT-I9300_mx_20120220.pit for 16 gb version
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    Hi Sebastian, try just installing the pit file without the rom as described above, and let me no if that went through ok!
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    So the pit file stand alone wit no reboot or reset boxes ticked gives this result :<ID:0/008> Added!!
    <ID:0/008> Odin v.3 engine (ID:8)..
    <ID:0/008> File analysis..
    <ID:0/008> SetupConnection..
    <ID:0/008> Initialzation..
    <ID:0/008> Set PIT file..
    <ID:0/008> DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!
    <ID:0/008> Get PIT for mapping..
    <ID:0/008> Firmware update start..
    <ID:0/008> RQT_CLOSE !!
    <ID:0/008> RES OK !!
    <ID:0/008> Completed..
    <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)

    also i tried earlier to flash just the stock fw the phone came with and gives me this:
    <ID:0/008> Added!!
    <OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
    <OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    <OSM> Please wait..
    <OSM> I9300BVALF4_I9300OROALF2_I9300BVLF2_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    <OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    <OSM> Leave CS..
    <ID:0/008> Odin v.3 engine (ID:8)..
    <ID:0/008> File analysis..
    <ID:0/008> SetupConnection..
    <ID:0/008> Initialzation..
    <ID:0/008> Get PIT for mapping..
    <ID:0/008>
    <ID:0/008> There is no PIT partition.
    <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
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    The Pit file part of it went alright according to how i instructed you to install it, as you can see it says succeed 1, fail 0, so flashing the pit file was ok, the problem is the rom part of the set up, something aint right with that firmware, try flashing a stock kernel in PDA first, then the stock rom file! and try to find another stock firmware to use!
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    I cant find a stock kernel anywhere, maybe i'm just to tired, i'll keep searching and keep you posted.
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    hey spider i am so grateful that you are here to help us who get this NAND write start problem
    I was in the same situation as sebastian.
    then following you steps, i got my phone flashed with GT-I9300_mx_20120329.pit
    after that my phone boot into recovery automatically (i forgot to untick autoreboot) but the robot is lying down chest open with a exclamation mark
    after that i turn my phone into download mode and flashed with a three parts stock rom, but when the blue strip below the green robot just started a little bit the odin stops at "system.img"
    what should i do about this?

    p.s. my phone is HongKong GT I9300. And i am a NOOB....sorry for this
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    Hi Golgo

    Start again and reflash the Pit file the correct way, with auto reboot unticked, it tried to boot into a operating system that wasn't installed yet, hence the android robot lying down with the exclamation mark, then flash over the stock rom!

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    thank you for your reply man, by the way what does system.img problem
    means
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    It's the Android file system, which means all the support files that Android needs, the applications, but also the framework, the Dalvik VM, initialization scripts and so on.


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    sorry man i still cant flash it with a stock rom
    but i notice something strange, my phone is 16GB,when i flashed with GT-I9300_mx_20120329.pit(for 64Gb as you given) it result in this: my phone can go into recovery mode but robot lying down, flashing with stock rom stuck at system.img.
    then, when i flashed my phone with the right pit file GT-I9300_mx_20120220.pit, it results in this: my phone cant enter recovery mode, when flash with stock rom, stuck at NAND write start..
    i am really have no clue what is happening, please help..:(
    thank you for being so patient!
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    Hi Golgo seems like you have the same problem Sebastian had, you may need to flash a stock kernel before installing the rom

    Flash the 16gb Pit file first without the rom, in options,tick re/partition and untick a/reboot and f/reset.

    When finished it should say succeed 1 fail 0.

    Untick re/partition and tick f/reset and a/reboot.

    Next flash a stock Kernel from the PDA tab and when finished, flash the stock rom, also try a different stock rom, there may be issues with that stock rom your using like incorrect md5 checksum!


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    Thread revival! :p

    I'm having this same exact problem as both of the users above, and can't seem to get this to work so instead of making a new thread I figured id ask on here.

    I have an international GS3 that's display the same symptoms as those above, (looped up boot, NAND write error, Etc)
    The phone specs are

    Model: GT-I9300
    FCC ID: A3LGTI9300A
    SSN: -I9300GSMH
    S/N: RF1C63KJ4RL

    And the emergency KIES recovery gives me (PDA:LLB / PHONE: LLA / CSC: LL3) as the regional code for my phone.

    I'm told this is a Pakistan (PAK) version and i've been downloading the roms listed on Sammobile site. I've tried 4.1.2 , 4.1.1, as well as 4.0.4 with Odin 3.07 and keep getting the same NAND write error.

    the pit file flashes just fine but cannot seem to get the rom to work, nor can i seem to find a stock kernel link. Am i doing something wrong... any assistance would be GREATLY appreciated.

    thanks!
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    I have the samsung galaxy s4 spring (SPH-L720) I have been having similar issues. I had rooted my phone and my rom was erased. I then managed to flash android recovery rom back on to the device. Now I have been trying countless times to reflash the original sprint rom using the odin tool. It fails every time. However i used the same program to successfully flash the recovery rom. Any help? Im getting FAIL when odin tries to ref lash the orginal rom.
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    First u have to flash the pit-file, secont flash stock kernel and third flash the stock rom. It should help
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    Thread Revival (again) :D
    I followed the exact same steps. I flashed the pit file first which was successful. After that i flashed the kernel which failed (stuck at NAND Write Start ). I flashed the rom which also failed with the same error. Also, if it's any help, earlier my galaxy s3 had trouble mounting /data partition which was fixed by flashing ICS and then it wouldnt't boot any ROM past ICS. Please help me. I didn't wanted to start a new thread for a problem that was already discussed.

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