1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Root [Verizon] Verizon Galaxy S4 Bootloop

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Blaskowski, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. Blaskowski

    Blaskowski Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    2
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2013

    Sep 24, 2013
    2
    0
    5
    Male
    I was able to successfully root my i545 with ease. Unfortunately I had a much harder time installing a rom on it. I tried several different methods with no prevail. The final one I tried was SafeStrap and now I am stuck at the Software Update Failure screen. I can go into Odin Mode but that is all. Can anyone help me with this situation?
     

    Advertisement

  2. lotus49

    lotus49 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    153
    Posts:
    1,513
    Joined:
    May 9, 2011

    May 9, 2011
    1,513
    232
    153
    Male
    Yorkshire
    You would be better off asking in the All Things Root sub-forum (perhaps one of the mods could move your post) but if you mean you can connect successfully to Odin, you should be fine.

    My bootloader was already unlocked so first I rooted my phone (using Odin), which you say you have already managed successfully. Then I flashed a new recovery - I went for Philz CWM (also using Odin) and lastly I used the new recovery to install the ROM. I suggest you flash a new recovery with Odin and then you should be home and dry. All of this is covered in the abovementioned sub-forum, in particular there are some very helpful posts by ironass such as this http://androidforums.com/internatio.../733389-philz-cwm-recovery-dummies-guide.html one.

    I'm no expert but I've flashed a fair few firmwares in my time and it's really not that hard but you do have to be very careful that you don't interrupt the process at any point and make sure whatever you are flashing is compatible with your exact model of phone.
     
  3. Podivin

    Podivin Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    213
    Posts:
    3,679
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009

    Nov 29, 2009
    3,679
    881
    213
    Jacksonville, Fl
    Moved to root forum for better visibility from the right folks. :)
     
  4. Crashumbc

    Crashumbc Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    223
    Posts:
    1,810
    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010

    Apr 7, 2010
    1,810
    550
    223
    IT god
    B'more
    First are you on MDK or ME7 for your phones firmware version? ( should be the last 3 letters of baseband or build number)

    MDK- you don't need to use SafeStrap

    ME7- you MUST use SS has the bootloader is locked on this firmware.


    To be honest your best bet for help is to post over in the SS thread on XDA. Those folks would be the most knowledgeable about it.
     
  5. Blaskowski

    Blaskowski Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    2
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2013

    Sep 24, 2013
    2
    0
    5
    Male
    You are awesome, thank you!

    I am on ME7 I will go over to the SS thread and see what they have to say. Thank you.
     

Share This Page

Loading...