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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Dhruv Bohra, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. Dhruv Bohra

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    Long story short, my phone has been consistently crashing multiple times a day, and I'm 100% sure it's TouchWiz's fault. Unfortunately because the problem is with the OS, factory data reset and a wipe of the android cache partition are ineffective. I need to re-image my device so I looked into twrp and CM

    Of course, the AT&T version has a locked bootloader and the XDA unlock is still in progress, so I tried to use Kies3 to "initialize" my firmware. All I need is for this dumb program to reinstall Android.

    Basically my problem is that, Kies wont reinstall my OS because it's not "old." It doesn't "need" updating. Anyone know a tip or trick to get Kies to flash my phone?

    Help please! SM-N901A
     

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  2. Dhruv Bohra

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    Maybe I could spoof downgrade or trick Kies into clearing my phone or something...
    I could use nvflash or heimdall to kill everything, but I'm afraid Kies wouldn't even recognize the device at that point...
     
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    Hi, have you tried looking on Sammobile for your Android version and re-flashing it using Odin? Phil
    p.s. Apologies if this can't be done on US phones.
     
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    Yeah... Sammobile does not have the SM-N901A listed at all :(
     

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