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Root [MetroPCS] Unofficial M919NUVUAMF2 Working!!!!

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  1. danyvw

    danyvw Well-Known Member
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    Here you have the Unofficial M919NUVUAMF2 firmware made by me flashable with Odin working 100%.
    First of all I want to thank techguy1214, exel and dulal18, without their files and threads would have been impossible for me to do it.
    After many unsuccessful flash attempts using the firmware provided by techguy1214 in this thread:
    http://androidforums.com/metropcs-g...ropcs-m919n-uvuamf2-stock-odin-flashable.html

    and using the files provided dulal18 in this thread:
    http://androidforums.com/metropcs-galaxy-s4-all-things-root/773303-guide-how-return-stock-if-you-have-flashed-tmobile-odin-tars.html

    Using heimdall I opened the .pit file included in dulal18's thread and found that there is an extra partition for sbl1.mbn, this file was also present in BOOTLOADER_M919NUVUAMF2... and was not included in the .tar that was posted by techguy1214/exel in their post.
    What I did was to decompress all files posted by dulal18 and repacked in a new .tar file with similar structure as exel .tar but adding sbl1.mbn using Cygwin.
    Flashed with Odin 3.07 as PDA and everything went ok. Now I have a brand new perfectly working unroot MPCS M919NUVUAMF2. The only downside is that it shows “custom” in system.

    Link (thanks nuttmeg)
    https://www.copy.com/s/X073cR993PrD/M919NUVUAMF2_Non-Official.zip

    1. Download the above .zip file and extract the .tar file in the archive and save it somewhere

    2. Reboot your phone to download mode.

    To get download mode shut down the device. After it shuts off completely simultaneously press the Down volume key+ Home button + press the power button .

    3. Start Odin

    4. Click on the PDA button and browse to the .tar file that you extracted in step 1 and select it

    5. DO NOT PUT .PIT FILE AND DO NOT TICK REPARTITION

    6. Connect the USB cable and wait for the ID:COM section to turn blue

    7. Click start to flash

    8. Do not disconnect the cable or turn off the device once the flash has started, it’s going to take some time to flash, when finish exit Odin and disconnect USB.

    9. Let the phone start and Voila!!!!!!
     

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  2. dulal18

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    Great job!
     
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  3. mike28

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    Good looking out Danny :thumbup::thumbup:
     
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  4. nuttmeg

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    Nice work bud, but to get rid of the custom status just use triangle away before powering down the phone, and after flashing the tar you should be official.
     
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  5. ARocker

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    Awesome!!!
    Just what we needed.
     
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  6. Exel

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    Nice work.
     
  7. jre34

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    Link does not exist..
     
  8. nuttmeg

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    I'll upload some fresh links. ;)
     
  9. jre34

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    That's very kind of you.
     
  10. nuttmeg

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    Here you go bud, also OP you can add my link for mirrors if you like. :)

    Download: MF2.tar
     
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  11. danyvw

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    Than you nuttmeg. I'M having problems with my drive. Download link in OP updated.
     
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    the download link no work
     
  13. elyoyopr

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    works for mee nice job
     
  14. Crephix

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    Tried downloading a few different times and keep getting a warning message that says "The archive is corrupt". Anybody else having this issue?

    Using WinRAR 3.93, W7x64 (Home Premium)
     
  15. dcap0187

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    Are you trying to decompress the .tar? It should be flashed as is.
     
  16. Crephix

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    No, just the zip.
     
  17. genmiami

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    i did this and it basically completely reset my phone...
     
  18. danyvw

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    That's the main reason of flashing a "stock firmware"
     
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  19. ARocker

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    This is not to root your S4 if thats what you wanted. I gave you the link to the root instructions in the thread you created. What brought you here?
     
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  20. genmiami

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    i know i feel so dumb. ive spent like 9 hours and i finally rooted my phone with cf auto root. i first rooted it and it didnt work with trwp or whatever then i flashed it to tmobile firmware and then i realized THAT THIS THREAD WAS THE METRO FIRMWARE. and then i just rooted now. 4:30 am :/
     
  21. ARocker

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    Lol You went the long way around but learned a bunch in the process. Welcome to root :)
     
  22. nuttmeg

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    Hey bro did you ever get your phone replace?
     
  23. ARocker

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    Yea, I got a new one. I was gonna buy the blue gsm S3 Metro is selling now (cause I needed a phone and the s3 was the best i could afford) but my girl said she would pay the difference if i wanted to get an s4. So i have a new S4 and I'm gonna get the original S4 fixed and prolly sell it. Thanks for asking nutt :)
     
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  24. danyvw

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    ARocker :congrats: I want a girl like yours man!!!! :thumb:
     
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  25. ARocker

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    I did the same for her :) I gave her my Esteem when I got the S3. Then when I was thinking about getting S4 she wanted to upgrade to the S4 too but could only afford the S3 so I made up the difference, she got an S4 and my S3 went to her sister. Then mine broke.

    Yea, shes coo tho :)

    Im still bothered about the broken S4 and I'm thinking about getting a more substantial case than the thin elago I have now. I dropped my S3 so many times and in so many ways and just couldn't kill that thing. I feel that the only reason the S4 broke was because that decorative metal band that goes around the phone, that was added to satisfy those that complained that the S3 was all plastic and felt cheap, doesn't absorb shock the way plastic can (even with a case on). Sure, the S4 looks much more "premium" but at a cost of a lot of durability. The funny part is that most of those that called the S3 "cheap" are the same people that have to cover their "ipremium" device with silly plastic and rubber cases. Id prefer the metal wasn't there and that i didn't need to get a silly case.
     

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