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  1. jojoman454

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    I've had a bricked S4 mini L520 for over a year. i've tried everything i can imagine to get it to work. Multiple files I've downloaded from Sammobile. Incorrect rom's (did i mention I'm desperate). Everything. it'll boot into recovery. that's the best I've managed to pull off. While I'm no dev (bow to the smartest guys in the room), I've had a half dozen + rooted devices. Help.
     

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    So I am assuming the device is rooted? Do you have a custom recovery?

    What errors are you getting when you try and install a new rom? Is this even possible at this point?

    Some more information would be very helpful :)

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    Can you get it into download mode? If so, you should be able to reflash stock with odin.
     
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    It's not rooted anymore. On recovery mode (and for some strange reason the knox warning no longer shows....that's new) it says"android system recovery <3e>
    KOT49H.L520VPUBNE3"
    Ive tried stock images. The 1 or two I've been ABLE to find (wasn't a popular phone) wouldn't let me flash, I forget why Odin said. well, it just tried to boot up and says, "set warranty bit : kernel". Thanks, guys. I really do appreciate it
     
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    Recovery is not the same as download mode. It might say Odin mode. I'm not at my desk but when I have a minute I'll look up the exact procedure for you.
     
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    it'll go in DL mode, too. just can't find the right firmware on a server that doesn't take so long that my spotty internet will DL it
     
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    The firmware i see on Sammoble for the L520 is for Sprint. If you have a Sprint phone then that's the one I'd use.

    http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/database/SPH-L520/

    If your home connection won't download it reliably, could you go to somewhere with free wifi like a cafe or library? That's the one you're going to have to use, i'm afraid.
     
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