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Old May 18th, 2013, 11:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i just got the galaxy s4 2 weeks ago and its my first android so i dont really know how to use it. today, the battery completely died and when i charged it, it booted into recovery mode <3e>. i dont know how to get out of it and i am starting to get worried. after playing around with the power button, i was able to get to the battery screen (with 5 dots under it) but when i try to turn it on from there, it goes back to recovery mode. the phone is rooted so i dont know if its because of that. please help

this is what it looks like http://www.jayceooi.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-2-Recovery-Mode.jpg

when i select "reboot system now" it just goes back to the same thing

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hello and welcome to AF!!!!!

i moved your thread to the internantional s4 root forum.

unfortunately i do not have your phone. nor am i familiar with sammy's. hopefully somebody here will be able to help you out.
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Can you get into download mode? (Volume down, home and power at the same time!)
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when i press volume down, home and power at the same time, it brings me to custom os and asks me if i want to download one
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hello and welcome to AF!!!!!

i moved your thread to the internantional s4 root forum.

unfortunately i do not have your phone. nor am i familiar with sammy's. hopefully somebody here will be able to help you out.
canada gets the same version of the S4 as the US, we dont get the international version, we get the north american version
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Right that's fine, means you can access download mode.did you root it yourself?

If you go to sammobile.com and download the official stock firmware you were on prior to rooting(what the phone came with) and you can flash the stock firmware via Odin!
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canada gets the same version of the S4 as the US, we dont get the international version, we get the north american version
That will affect what firmware you download, but not how to flash it etc!
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yes i did root it my self, by following this youtube video How to Root Galaxy S4! [ALL Qualcomm Models] [Mac/Linux/Ubuntu] - YouTube
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odin is not available for mac, one site says that Heimdall Terminal is the same things as odin for mac, can you confirm that this will work for what i need to do
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I haven't a clue sorry,I don't do Macs! If you can get a pc then you'll be ok. Or if you have an external sd card, assuming the recovery you have is cwm, then you could probably flash a custom Rom.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2283194

That one would probably work ok, place it on sd card through computer, then put sd back in phone. Boot into recovery mode (volume up, home and power) then select install from sd
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how do i know if i have a cwn recovery.
also, there are 3 files on the site you gave me, which one do i download xdafileserver - for your daily dosis rom!
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do i still need the firmware downloaded from sammobile?

i was able to get my hands on my friends pc, is it a different process, what do i do with odin
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Options are

1. Flash stock firmware, downloaded from Sam mobile, through Odin on a pc. If you select this version let me know.

2. As you are rooted, and the picture you showed suggests you have a custom recovery at least(most likely cwm) then you should be able to flash a custom Rom. By all means choose any(omega would be a possibility, or wanamlite) this link is wanamlite

WanamLite XXUAME2 V1.0 Android JB 4.2.2 Clean & Stable -

the zip file to download onto sd card, insert card, boot into recovery, install zip, choose zip from sdcard, and navigate to the folder you put the zip file on.select it and it'll do the work for you!
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i tried the install wanamlite from sd thing and it didnt work
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i guess im gonna try odin now. the file is downloading from sammobile now, about an hour remaining
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ok, it finished downloading, what do i do now
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Firstly you want to make sure you have the correct drivers installed for your phone, unfortunately you will have to do a search for them yourself as it's not your pc they won't be installed already.

Then you open Odin and follow this guide I copied(because it's a stock Rom and not just a kernel your flashing, you'll need to replace the .tar file with a .md5 file as seen in the file downloaded from Sam mobile. If in doubt it'll probably be the one that has the biggest file size....


With Odin displayed on your PC screen, click on the PDA button and navigate to the .tar file, that you placed on your home screen, and select it.

Make sure that Re-Partition is unchecked and that Auto Reboot, F.Reset Time and PDA are checked and that the PDA box now contains your .tar file.


#2.3. Step 3.

Connect your phone, still in Download mode, to the PC using the USB lead. If you have successfully connected to Odin you should see the ID:COM box in Odin turn yellow or light blue, (depending on which version of Odin you are using).


#2.4. Step 4.

In Odin click the Start button and you should see a green progress bar above ID:COM and shortly after that the box above it will turn green with the word PASS! in it and your phone will automatically reboot.


As I said,I copied the final parts from another guide(on rooting rather than flashing stock Rom, but it's the same thing just different files selected!)

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ok, ill try it
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whenever i select the md5 file, odin says not responding and freezes



nevermind, i got it to start, hope this works
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it says "FAIL!" on odin
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Hmmmm, not so good then, in assuming you got the phone connected to it ok, and had the correct firmware.have you another camera that you can take a picture of what's happening when you say it boots into recovery mode?
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And you had the correct drivers installed for your phone!
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You could also possibly try flashing another Rom through recovery. Omega Rom perhaps though I believe it has had trouble flashing onto Roms that weren't on
the same stock firmware...but it's worth a go if nothing else is working!

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2253528
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Or try out the links from here in post number 1278

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2253528&page=128
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im not sure what just happen, i took out my camera to video tape the recover screen and something else happened. it brought me to a screen saying android is upgrading, optimizing app x of 152. then it turn on, and everything is working fine!! thank you so much sntaylor!! you're my hero!!
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one thing though. now im on 3g instead of 4g. thats kind of big deal to me, how do i fix that. does this mean that i download the wrong one
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Can you go to about device and tell me or take a screen shot....what firmware and kernel it says your on.... are you still rooted?
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how do i check if im still rooted
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android version 4.2.2
kernel version 3.4.0-526204 se.infra@sep-124#1
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Download the app "root checker"from play store :-)
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What's the base band version sorry
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ok, but its also not letting me connect to wifi
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And build number for good measure ;-)
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it says "sorry, this device does not have proper root access"

the baseband is M919VVLUAMDC
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Build number is JDQ39.I9505XXUAMDM
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i also keep getting a notification saying "prevention information, the device has detected an application..." i when i click it, it asks me to reboot, when i rebooted, the notification just comes back again
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What firmware did you flash through Odin?
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its called I9505XXUAMDM_I9505OJVAMDK_I9505XXUAMDM_HOME.tar.md 5
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Was it mdm you were on previously? Sorry I'm kinda stumped, but not completely....biggest problem is the s4 being so New in struggling to think of other options just now.

I'd consider re flashing through Odin, before you do it this time though go to developer options and ensure usb debugging is enabled(has a green tick) if you for have developer options, go to about device and tap build number about ten times, then it will appear. Otherwise boot into Odin the same as last time, put phone in download mode, correct phone and start flashing process! If that doesn't make a difference I'll have to try asking someone else on this forum but they don't have an s4 and are in the UK like me, so may not have an answer for a while!
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Actually had an idea.... Can you take a picture of the contents of the stock Rom you downloaded? There should be several files,I don't have my computer on to check what the contents would be, but one would have modem as part of the name of the file!
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Right when flashing the stock Rom, follow these instructions but replace the appropriate file with the one you have downloaded(assuming any resemble yours)

Flashing Instructions:
- Unzip the file
- Open Odin 3.04 (already included in the firmware package)
- Restart phone in download mode (Home+power+vol down)
- Connect phone and wait until you get a yellow sign in Odin
- Add CODE_I9100XXLSJ.tar to PDA
- Add MODEM_I9100XXLS6.tar to PHONE
- Add CSC_HOME_OXX_I9100OXXLS1.tar to CSC
- Make sure re-partition NOT ticked
- Start flash, sit back and wait a few minutes

Obviously the letters and numbers on each will be different for you, especially as that one is for an s2, but the principle is identical :-)
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no, there were one 2 files, one of them was I9505XXUAMDM_I9505OJVAMDK_I9505XXUAMDM_HOME.tar.md 5
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SS_DL.dll

it was downloaded from here http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/3/?download=14673
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No other folders with any files in them? If not then just reflash it anyway hopefully might sort it :-)
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i just restored it to see if that would work, it didn't. but i also noticed that some apps were missing. like the carrier apps. i was thinking about just exchanging it for a new cause of this headache but i dont know if they will take it anymore
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That's certainly a possibility.Can you describe for me, what you did from the point that you rooted until the phone went beserk and you came on here asking questions?



Did you create a backup after rooting?
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no, i did not create a backup. i only rooted like 4 days ago. but i didnt do anything crazy. i installed samsung multi window manager, gamecih, and mobile substate (but never used it). i didnt really do anything too crazy other than download apps from google play that needed root access.
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is there anyway of doing a total reset, where it would reset the entire software not just the data. i would like to get the carrier apps back so i can try to exchange it in the store
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What carrier are you on?
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And did you take a note of phone details prior to rooting?
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no i did not. i am with videotron
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