My phone is having a similar issue and verizon has already ordered me a new phone. I was just wondering when yours was repaired did they have to reset the phone? I am not happy about losing everything on my phone so if there's an option to fix it instead of replace I would like to try that first.
A reset worked on mine. I almost did a reboot. I am really an not that technical but thinking the reset was the less first step to try to rid of the bizarre lock up I experienced.
Hey I'm so glad I've found this thread - this exact same problem is happening now with my partner's phone. We've tried all the boots and the wipes and it is STILL stuck on the Samsung screen. Will keep reading through this thread to see what the outcome was with your phone..
Corrupt PIT file? That's a bit concerning... It could mean there is a corrupt binary file stored in the /root directory. It's going to be a file that divides the usable partition from the factory partition.
This is an easy fix. Hold power + volume dn + Bixby. You'll see the blue screen then hit Bixby button. Will bring up imei. Hit volume up. Will bring back to logo screen. Hold power and volume down. Presto. You're done.
Volume dn, power and Bixby buttons, then Bixby button, then volume up, then volume down plus power button.
I know this is an old thread...but similiar event happened to me after taking the ATT OTA update on 6/22 on a Stock S8+. Update went as normal and optimized apps then stuck on open lock and circle screen...after about 3 minutes goes back and optimizes apps and then back to open lock.
Wiped cache...same thing
flashed stock firmware via Odin 3 3.13.1...same thing
I'm still hopefull the Samsung repair at Best Buy has a trick up their sleeve so I don't lose all my pictures...etc...
The only thing I haven't tried is a factory reset...but again...don't want to lose the data if there's any possible solution.
Another weird thing happened 2 months ago...after taking another OTA update from ATT...the phone stopped recognizing my micro SD...because it was encrypted. After that update, the phone thought it was encrypted on another phone (it wasn't)...another loss of pictures/videos of my kids...not very happy with Samsung right now.