Please can anybody help me with the following issue, tried to downgrade from android 4.4.2 (Kitkat) to 4.2.2 and 4.3 (Jellybean) and soft bricked phone.
I tried to flash using Mobile Odin as shown in this video herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGfxYnHQZ7A
Of course it didn't go as planned. The mobile Odin got stuck on the modem 2 part (?) and just seemed to hang for ages. Took battery out and reinserted. when I switched on it played the OLD galaxy 4.3 theme tune but sticks at the boot screen.
I am able to hold vol up + power to get to a recovery booting screen and have the following text
RECOVERY IS NOT SEANANDROID ENFORCING
Set Warranty Bit: recovery
IF I hold vol down + power I get to the Custom OS screen as usual, I have tried reflashing Jellybean versions for UK (BTU) but it says fail in Odin on the PC.
I have also tried this philz_touch_6.07.9-i9300.tar to unbrick phones.
I think that the UK BTU file did not fully install on device, as it hung. I can see the Device in ODIN on the PC and can flash to the device but any attempt to flash an OS is saying FAIL. I am currently downloading 4.4.2 from Sammobile to see if it will at least let me go back to that.