firmware update encountered an issue


  1. silentwitness

    silentwitness Well-Known Member

    hey guys i tried rooting my s4 via cf root method but it failed and now my phone shows me " Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in kies and try again." I tried rebooting it and going into download mode or recovery mode but it just comes back to the same screen. The screen has a picture of a phone with 2 dots then a yellow exclamation mark then 2 dots then a pic of a pc. I have tried connecting it to kies on the pc but it just says connecting and nothing else happens. Any help would be appreciated.


    edit:-

    Log of odin

    <ID:0/004> Added!!
    <OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
    <OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    <OSM> Please wait..
    <OSM> CODE_I9500XXUAMC6_I9500OXAAMC6_ROOT_ODEX.tar.md5 is valid.
    <OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    <OSM> Leave CS..
    <ID:0/004> Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
    <ID:0/004> File analysis..
    <ID:0/004> SetupConnection..
    <ID:0/004> Initialzation..
    <ID:0/004> Get PIT for mapping..
    <ID:0/004> Firmware update start..
    <ID:0/004> system.img
    <ID:0/004> NAND Write Start!!
    <ID:0/004>
    <ID:0/004> Complete(Write) operation failed.
    <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

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  2. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member

    Hi silentwitness. I don't have the i9500 but it looks like you need to try to Odin the stock firmware to get your phone back working again. I think Odin will still work with it stuck on the screen you're on.
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  3. silentwitness

    silentwitness Well-Known Member

    hi thanks i managed to get to download mode and reflash the original stock firmware i need to find a better rooting guide now. Is there a good rooting guide for build XXUAMDK and baseband DDUAMDK. Im kind of new to the s4 its just my second day with the phone.
  4. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member

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  5. silentwitness

    silentwitness Well-Known Member

  6. Rudedawg

    Rudedawg Well-Known Member

    Still early days. Im not gonna touch a thing untill there is more on offer.
  7. silentwitness

    silentwitness Well-Known Member

    what do you mean more on offer? I was looking for roms and wanam and omega have already made roms for the s4 there are already multiple rooting guides available.
  8. sntaylor

    sntaylor Well-Known Member Contributor

    Yeah but they are not completely stable yet! I'm still on rooted stock, having used the cfroot method.... wanamlite is very tempting though, but in waiting till we get another round of updates from the developers :)
  9. silentwitness

    silentwitness Well-Known Member

    i managed to root it with the cf method also i seem to be tilting towards omega rom since neatrom is not there for the s4. The omega rom seems to be quite stable.
  10. syaha

    syaha New Member

    hai guys,
    need some help,
    why this happen?

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  11. silentwitness

    silentwitness Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum. Is your phone rooted?
  12. silentwitness

    silentwitness Well-Known Member

    which recovery are you guys using? i tried flashing philz but i keep getting an error verification failed. i seem top have the stock recovery on the phone. any ideas?
  13. sntaylor

    sntaylor Well-Known Member Contributor

    I'm still on stock recovery too, been waiting to find something a bit more reliable before flashing anything else other than root ;-)
  14. silentwitness

    silentwitness Well-Known Member

    ok i wanted to make a nandroid backup but i cant do that on root hence i was asking
  15. sntaylor

    sntaylor Well-Known Member Contributor

    Lol yeah I know,I want to too for obvious reasons, but I'd rather wait until there is a more solid recovery then start farting about with custom Roms etc :)
  16. silentwitness

    silentwitness Well-Known Member

    i ended up flashing "recovery-clockwork-6.0.3.2-i9500" and it works but not properly it does not pick up the folder path of the external sd card. So i need to keep looking going to try the philz touch via odin and see if it works.
  17. sntaylor

    sntaylor Well-Known Member Contributor

    Let us know how you get on :) though it's the 9505 that I have not the 9500 :-(
  18. asaas

    asaas New Member

    thaaaaannnkssssssssssss
  19. silentwitness

    silentwitness Well-Known Member

    i was just checking i had 5gb of space missing in my phone turns out the nandroid backup went to data/media/clockworkmod which does not get read by the default file viewer i only managed to find that out thanks to root explorer. You also cant take backups to the external memory as the recovery i have does not have the correct path defined for the external memory.
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