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  1. timbre

    timbre Well-Known Member

    My phone is struck at the galaxy s4 splash and wont go anyfurther. I'm going to try and reroot and/or flash. Is there a more recent root guide than april 2013?

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  2. DaisFlaque

    DaisFlaque Well-Known Member

    Download cf autoroot made for l720 found CF-Root Download and odin it as pda. Profit. ;)
  3. timbre

    timbre Well-Known Member

    Odin doesn't seem to be getting past setup connection and fails.
  4. DaisFlaque

    DaisFlaque Well-Known Member

    Okay stop there..
  5. DaisFlaque

    DaisFlaque Well-Known Member

    Firstly you must get drivers.. one sec.
  6. DaisFlaque

    DaisFlaque Well-Known Member

  7. timbre

    timbre Well-Known Member

    That's kies, and it's not working. I had drivers on before and they were working, at least the phone showed up as successfully installed, not there's a problem with drivers.
  8. timbre

    timbre Well-Known Member

    ok, took kies out and left the dirvers and now is installed
  9. DaisFlaque

    DaisFlaque Well-Known Member

    And then odin the cf autoroot in pda slot. I just tested that odin sets up and reads my com port. ;)
  10. DaisFlaque

    DaisFlaque Well-Known Member

    Quick tip.. after root you can grab a recovery like cwm or twrp with rom installer from the playstore. It will even flash it and you can boot to recovery from the little power button within the app. ;)
  11. DaisFlaque

    DaisFlaque Well-Known Member

    Im going to make a video root tutorial in like ten minutes. So if you just lik to wait... thats koo too ;)
  12. timbre

    timbre Well-Known Member

    nope, not working
  13. Rukbat

    Rukbat Well-Known Member

    Dais, just a hint. Kies never really closes unless you kill it in Task Manager. If you run it to install drivers, then run Odin, they conflict. Samsung has the driver at SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones

    Timber, let's start again. Does Odin recognize the phone and give you a port number (other than 0)? If it doesn't, it's a driver/Odin/microUSB port/cable problem. If it does, if you've updated to 4.4 you're going to have a problem.
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  14. timbre

    timbre Well-Known Member

    I got FreeGS4-v3.0.0SPR-Clark44.zip loaded thru recovery and says im now on 4.2. Im happy with this but id still eventually like to put a more recently updated rom on. Odin never did work.
  15. timbre

    timbre Well-Known Member

    It did read my phone and would start to install then get stuck at system every time.
  16. DaisFlaque

    DaisFlaque Well-Known Member

    I am sorry. I didn't say run kies. I simply gave a link to the official drivers. Yes kies is also tied to that site. But as I thought you should still be able to download and install the drivers.

    Thanks anyway. I was busy making a tutorial yesterday. ;)
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