I'm stuck in a bootloop on my Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4, and I could really use some help! I'm new to the rooting world, but am comfortable learning/doing technical things.
When I got the phone home, the first thing I wanted to do is kill all the bloatware. Only disabling seemed ridiculous, so I read up on rooting and followed these directions
Once I was back, I installed Titanium Backup and just started gutting it. Everything seemed like it was going well until a day later I noticed that the Gallery app wouldn't load. I forced quit, cleared the cache, and then rebooted the phone. This is when I hit the bootloop.
I thought maybe I might have cut too deep and I couldn't recall if I had rebooted after removing all the bloatware, so I decided I would just factory reset (being a new phone). This didn't help. So, I thought I would wipe the cache partition, then factory reset. No change.
So then I thought I would re-flash using the stock kernel from the link above. No go.
Then I did all of the above a couple more times just in case.
At this point I'm completely at a loss, and I can't find information online that I either haven't already tried, or seems relevant to the verizon S4.
I would be so very grateful for any help, pointers, assistance... small miracles. And cheetos.
Thanks for reading!