Verizon Galaxy S4 Bootloop


  1. Blaskowski

    Blaskowski New Member

    I was able to successfully root my i545 with ease. Unfortunately I had a much harder time installing a rom on it. I tried several different methods with no prevail. The final one I tried was SafeStrap and now I am stuck at the Software Update Failure screen. I can go into Odin Mode but that is all. Can anyone help me with this situation?

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  2. lotus49

    lotus49 Well-Known Member

    You would be better off asking in the All Things Root sub-forum (perhaps one of the mods could move your post) but if you mean you can connect successfully to Odin, you should be fine.

    My bootloader was already unlocked so first I rooted my phone (using Odin), which you say you have already managed successfully. Then I flashed a new recovery - I went for Philz CWM (also using Odin) and lastly I used the new recovery to install the ROM. I suggest you flash a new recovery with Odin and then you should be home and dry. All of this is covered in the abovementioned sub-forum, in particular there are some very helpful posts by ironass such as this http://androidforums.com/internatio.../733389-philz-cwm-recovery-dummies-guide.html one.

    I'm no expert but I've flashed a fair few firmwares in my time and it's really not that hard but you do have to be very careful that you don't interrupt the process at any point and make sure whatever you are flashing is compatible with your exact model of phone.
  3. Podivin

    Podivin VIP Member VIP Member

    Moved to root forum for better visibility from the right folks. :)
  4. Crashumbc

    Crashumbc Well-Known Member

    First are you on MDK or ME7 for your phones firmware version? ( should be the last 3 letters of baseband or build number)

    MDK- you don't need to use SafeStrap

    ME7- you MUST use SS has the bootloader is locked on this firmware.


    To be honest your best bet for help is to post over in the SS thread on XDA. Those folks would be the most knowledgeable about it.
  5. Blaskowski

    Blaskowski New Member

    You are awesome, thank you!

    I am on ME7 I will go over to the SS thread and see what they have to say. Thank you.

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