Hi all, thanks very much for the tips in this thread I have been looking for a solution for the past day and this is the first place that seems to be looking at the same problem I'm having. Unfortunately after my initial excitement on seeing your method for getting into recovery I still am having the same problem.
First as much as I can remember about how I got to where i am now. I rooted my phone using cf auto root method then flashed CWM 220.127.116.11 with SGS4 flasher which I got from the Google Play store. I then installed Revolt Rom with CWM and after I didn't like that I installed JellyBam which I have been using on my SII for the last year.
I turned some permissons and boot startups off for 3rd party apps with rom manager but only things like ebay app and games definitely no system apps. Then using Android tweaker pro I changed a few settings but only to Audio, GPS wi-fi nothing to do with boot etc.
After I rebooted my phone using power button and reboot it wouldn't boot past samsung code screen. My first action was to boot into CWM recovery with power,home volume up buttons but this just took me to samsung code screen with recovery rebooting
in blue text very small text at top of screen and then rebooting to samsung code screen again and hanging there. When this didn't work I flashed current stock firmware for my carrier (which I had previously downloaded from sammobile.com) with odin 3.07. When phone passed samsung code screen I thought I was sorted but it just stayed on carrier logo screen. When this didn't work I re flashed firmware again (and again and again and probably again) all to the same end.After each seperate flash I removed battery and then tried to start in recovery each time blue text then nothing
. I then went to samsung-updates.com and downloaded the original firmware for the phone/carrier in the hope that if I installed this I could then update to current firmware on the phone like I did when I first got it. When this didn't work I looked online for fixes. I found this thread: DjeMBeY ROM's i9505 - Dummies Guide
and hoped that this would help. I downloaded Kernel, Recovery and Firmware from the xda site linked on the page. First I flashed just the firmware, same result, next I flashed the firmware, then the kernel, then the recovery same result.
This has led me to where I am now as I said at the start after searching some more and finding this thread and seeing it helped mpshah I thought I had the solution but even after following all your instructions I am still stuck on boot screen and cannot get into recovery. Please help I am starting to get worried