[MetroPCS] [Official] Stock Recovery

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  1. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member

    After searching endless website for our variant of the S4 to no avail, I decided to make us a stock recovery tar file to flash via odin.

    Stock Recovery: Download
    Odin 307: Download

    1. Open the "Odin307" folder and right click on "Odin3 v3.07.exe" and choose run as

    administrator. Odin will open.
    2. place your phone into download mode. Turn off phone - press and hold volume down, home

    button and power button at the same time. When you see the warning push the volume up

    button to continue.
    3. Plug your usb cord to your phone and computer and wait until you see any number and com

    4. Check the PDA block and browse to the tar file you would like to flash.

    5. Make sure nothing is check accept Auto Reboot, than click start.

    You can install this stock recovery, and install Triangle Away and reset your counter back to 0. Than open the SU app and go to settings and do a full Unroot, and do a factory reset from setting but i did it threw stock recovery, and my phone says official again in about phone and can recieve future updates again.


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  2. mike28

    mike28 Well-Known Member

    Right on :)
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  3. ARocker

    ARocker Developer Developer

    Just what we needed!!!!
    Good thinkin!!

    Im sorry nuttmeg, is this the complete M919NUVUAMF2 Firmware?
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  4. danyvw

    danyvw Well-Known Member

    Good!!! Thanks nuttmeg.
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  5. Josepepowner

    Josepepowner Member

    Hey have a few questions before i see if this will work. if i install this stock recovery will it also install the stock rom? if it does not instll the stock rom if i use the option in the stock recovery "restore factory default" will that bring the original rom or no? so basically what im asking is if i use this recovery you have provided will i be able to some how get the original stock rom from it or will i have to flash the original rom on it some how? Also thanks alot this is a huge step into at least having some support for us metro users. Thanks :))
  6. dcap0187

    dcap0187 Well-Known Member

    It will only restore recovery. Look at post below.
  7. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member

    No just stock recovery.

    This is for stock recovery only.
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  8. Josepepowner

    Josepepowner Member

    one last thing where can i get an official metro pcs rom and also will u ever be making a stock firmware or no?
    Also sorry why is it in md5 format i thought it was a tar that i was suppose to be installing. what do i do with the md5 format
  9. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member

    Samsung havn't release a stock firmware, so the only way is to keep a backup of your stock rom on your sd card.

    I will be making a stock rooted backup rom for those who didn't make a backup and flash something and want to go back to stock. But keep in mind, it's almost 3gb so it will take a good while to upload.

    leave the .md5 on it.
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  10. Josepepowner

    Josepepowner Member

    wow i cant express how much i love you you are the man/women. so just flash the recovery as if i was flashing on twrp or cwm got it.
  11. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member

    use odin to flash the recovery. ;)
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  12. ReViZeD

    ReViZeD Active Member

    wow i never see so many months go by and still not finished uploading the file .LOL
  13. danyvw

    danyvw Well-Known Member

  14. ARocker

    ARocker Developer Developer


    Edit: I think he's making a joke, danyvw. I'm afraid that I don't get it. Or perhaps he's posting in the wrong thread?.
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  15. danyvw

    danyvw Well-Known Member

    ARocker I think he was referring to nuttmeg when he wrote this a couple of posts before:

    "I will be making a stock rooted backup rom for those who didn't make a backup and flash something and want to go back to stock. But keep in mind, it's almost 3gb so it will take a good while to upload"

    We know that nuttmeg made that backup and posted in another thread, later you added it to your wonderful sticky "all things root".
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  16. ARocker

    ARocker Developer Developer

    Jeez, lol I was looking for a post that maybe explained it...I must have missed it. Thanks :)
  17. dralkalde

    dralkalde New Member

    I've just do all the steps you recomend (I did not use the triangle away because I rooted the s4 flashing TWRP anf SU,and the yellow triangle doesn't appear) but the status keep saying "Custom".
    What to do?
  18. ARocker

    ARocker Developer Developer

    The directions say to uninstall SU and reset the phone and the status will be Official.
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  19. dralkalde

    dralkalde New Member

    After repeating all the steps using, stock recovery, triangle away, SU full unroot, & Wipe partition & Factory reset in recovery, the job was done: All oficial and ready ti update via OTA.
    In my first attempt, the error was: not resetting the counter with Triangle away.
    Thank you very much!
  20. ARocker

    ARocker Developer Developer

    From what I've read It seems that the 4.3 update has many bugs (reported by S4 International and Verizon S4 users that got the update first) and as a result the OTA has been officially delayed by ATT for its S4. Also, the day Tmobile was supposed to release it (the 18th) came and went with no update. Theres no word as to when they'll release it, sorry to say but if the bug reports are correct, it may be a while before we see it.
  21. Cyberdev

    Cyberdev VIP Member VIP Member

    Is this for s4 tmobike jfltetmo

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