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  1. mills23

    mills23 Well-Known Member

    I am stuck on the Verizon boot logo. I can reboot into Odin? At least that's what it says in red at the top left of the screen. The problem is it just sits there with a big green android with "downloading do not turn off target" it does nothing else can someone tell me how to get my phone back?

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  2. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member

    Hi Mills. Can you get to recovery and try a factory reset?


    • Make sure your device is completely off
    • While holding volume up simultaneously press the Power button
    • As soon as the phone vibrates, let go of the Power button but keep holding Volume Up
    • When you see the "Samsung Galaxy S4" logo (not just the word "Samsung"), right after that, the next screen you should see is your recovery
    • Don't let go of Volume Up until you see your recovery
    • Select factory reset and reboot when its done.

    If that doesn't work, see this thread on how to use Odin and restore your system back to stock.
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  3. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    Thank you Atma! I was trying to help her thru pm but I don't have the S4 and wasn't able to help with Odin. Again, thank you!

    @mills23...do exactly what he listed. Rooting can be a headache sometimes!
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  4. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member


    You're welcome and thanks for trying to help. :)
  5. mills23

    mills23 Well-Known Member

    OMG! That worked! Thank you both!
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  6. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member


    Which one worked? :D

    Factory reset?

    Glad you got it going. :thumb:
  7. mills23

    mills23 Well-Known Member

    I did the factory reset. But now i don't have a status bar. Every time i tried to do a back up it said that the md5 was mismatched. idk what to do now. Makes me wish i would of never messed with it in the first place!
  8. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member


    I'm not sure what the problem would be now. You can go back to stock and start over if you want to with that other link I posted. "see this thread on how to use Odin and restore your system back to stock. "
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