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[International] restoring backups.

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  1. clip12

    clip12 Member

    hey everyone!
    ok so, if you guys have seen my previous posts, this is what happened the first couple of days of getting my phone and FREAKING that I had screwed it up. Now since i've had a bit more experience i'm not too worried.

    The situation last time and now was that after installing a rom, I would want to change it back by restoring a backup created in twrp. Every time I would try to do this though it would install and be successful, but then when i reboot the phone it stays on the "samsung galaxy s4" screen.

    so, do I have to have 4.3 installed already for the backup to work? and is there such thing as a 4.3 stock ROM instead of having to flash it with odin everytime?


  2. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Thank you for your post. However, there are currently 23 different models of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and over 1,000 different stock Samsung firmware versions covering 3 different Android platforms. Not all issues affect all models or firmware releases and your answers to the following 3 questions may help in the forum's answers to your specific query.

    #1 Could you post your Model number and Android version...

    To locate these, go to...

    Settings > More > About device > Model number and Android version

    This will give you the model of Samsung Galaxy S4 that you have and which Android version you are on.

    #2. Your current Firmware version, (not baseband)...

    To locate your current firmware version, go to the dial pad and type in...


    This will give you your, "Version", details in full, usually 3 lines of information which may all be relevant.

    #3. Also helpful would be your carrier, (service provider), and if your phone is rooted or not and running a custom ROM, (give details).

    Thanks. The above helps us to help you and hopefully someone will be able to reply to you shortly. :)

    (Tip: You can go to the green bar at the top of this forum and click on, "User CP", which will take you to your User Control Panel and then select, "Edit your details", under the heading, "Your profile", on the left hand side. Here you can fill in your model and firmware under, "Current devices", in, "Additional Information". This ensures that your device details are shown under your user name on the left, in every post you make. You can update this as often as you like and will help other users immediately identify your current phone and firmware details.)
  3. clip12

    clip12 Member

    sorry! forgot, i will do that now though. im running 4.3 on i9505. I'm on the telstra network
  4. Podivin

    Podivin VIP Member VIP Member

    Moved to the root forum for better visibility.
  5. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, you have not given details of the ROM you mention. However, TWRP is known to not play nicely with Samsung based ROMs and you should use CWM instead for backups and restores. You could try wiping the cache partition and dalvik cache, under Advanced, in Recovery mode, to see if that helps.

    Official stock Samsung firmwares can only be flashed via Odin I'm afraid as they are un-rooted and contain the modem and bootloader. There are, however, stock-like ROMs, such as DjeMBeY's in post #2, here, that are pre-rooted and do not include a modem.

    Be advised that flashing ROMs on Android 4.3 will blow your Knox Security flag. See, Knox Security & locked bootloader on new firmwares.

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