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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by oirishman, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. oirishman

    oirishman Lurker
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    I tried to flash a rom onto my Galaxy s4 i9505 5.1 lollipop.International version.and the rom didnt flash.I did all the wipes beforehand using TWRP so i am left with the samsung logo now,but it seems i can boot to the download screen.Is there a way back.
     



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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I'm not familiar with this device, but can you still get into TWRP? If so, try a different ROM to see if you can get it working again. Of course you really should have used TWRP to make a backup before you tried flashing anything: if you did that you'd be able to just restore the ROM from the backup (first rule of root club: always take a nandroid backup before modifying the system software in any way).

    But what bothers me is the fact that you can't get into download mode. Because on any device I am familiar with a ROM flash should not do anything to that. So I'm wondering whether you used a ROM for the wrong model of the S4, or maybe a TWRP that was built for a different model? I'd be tempted to reflash to stock, but I think you need to get to download mode to do that (as I say, not a Samsung expert).

    BTW the wipes you do before flashing a ROM (data and cache) won't remove the previous ROM. You do not need to wipe system (the ROM) or boot (kernel) in order to flash a ROM.
     
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  3. James L

    James L Android Expert

    Open cmd, cd or drag the adb files into cmd. Adb reboot download will bring you back to download mode, as long as the drivers are correct.
     
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  4. oirishman

    oirishman Lurker
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    I said I CAN get to download mode
     
  5. oirishman

    oirishman Lurker
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    I CAN get to download mode
     
  6. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Well if you can get to download mode you should be able to reflash the device with stock firmware (e.g. from sammobile.com - you'll need the full model number to get the correct firmware for your device). That will fix pretty much anything.

    If you can get into recovery you can try flashing a different ROM (you should be able to ADB sideload it when in TWRP, or else just download one on a computer and copy it to the SD card, either via ADB or using a card reader). If you can't get into TWRP then from download mode you should be able to flash a new recovery.
     
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  7. oirishman

    oirishman Lurker
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    Can i flash ANY rom from download mode or does it have to be the stock samsung firmware.
     
  8. James L

    James L Android Expert

    If you can boot twrp you can flash a custom rom. If it'll only go into download mode you would need to flash stock firmware.
     
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  9. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    keep in mind that the rom needs to be created for your phone.....so no not ANY rom.
     
    #9 ocnbrze, Dec 8, 2019
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2019
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