im in pure ntl area and have done two sammy's. no need to downgrade. i do exactly as UNDETTERRED has said. i short battery, i make sure a card is in slot (any card will do). i use bke2.2 set on jtag, i select samsung 2100 (ex c&w), config 1. just make sure ird displayed is correct (get off bottom of sammy) bk's are then displayed. hope that helps.
List the steps you have taken in full detail. Every little detail counts. What u did and wot u didnt do. And also, list the software u are using, the platform u are on (nthell, ex c&VV, smellywest etc), what card u are using, and the fact u are on cr 3.2 (right?). EVERYTHING! lolz