Dec 24, 2013
Ok long story short I wiped my stock ROM from my phone.. Samung Galaxy S Victory 4G LTE Virgin Mobile I have been trying for half a day to get answers & step-by-step instructions on how to fix my phone without success.. I have attempted to fix the issue myself again with no success. These are the steps I have taken thus far

Downloaded the following TAR
COMBINATION_L300VPALH1_L300SPRALH1_934170_REV00_us er_low_ship.tar.md5

Started ODIN 3.4
Connected Device
Started the MD5 file following results

<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> COMBINATION_L300VPALH1_L300SPRALH1_934170_REV00_us er_low_ship.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/004> Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
<ID:0/004> File analysis..
<ID:0/004> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/004> Initialzation..
<ID:0/004> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/004> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/004> sbl1.mbn
<ID:0/004> NAND Write Start!!
<ID:0/004> sbl2.mbn
<ID:0/004> sbl3.mbn
<ID:0/004> aboot.mbn
<ID:0/004> rpm.mbn
<ID:0/004> tz.mbn
<ID:0/004> boot.img
<ID:0/004> recovery.img
<ID:0/004> system.img.ext4
<ID:0/004> userdata.img.ext4
<ID:0/004> Complete(Write) operation failed.
<ID:0/004> Added!!
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

My phone says
Product Name: SPH-L300
Custom Binary: Download Yes (1)
Current Binary: Samsung Offical
System Status: Custom
Qualcom Secureboot Enable
ODIN: Invalid ext4 image

if anyone could please help, I just want my phone back so I can call my family for Christmas.

Currently when power on phone this message appears:


**I think i have an original copy someone created as a backup, but it contains two sets of files and however when i attempt to load the MD5 file in ODIN it comes back saying the hash is invalid**

How do I take the,, and make them usable in ODIN??

Thank You

No I don't, I had TWRP on my phone and that is even gone now. I attempt to start the phone I dont even get the samsung logo. It tells me to recover my device with kies, tried that and it says my IMEI is invalid.
how do go about installing TWRP on my pone when wont even boot? I have .RAR of it Do I load the RAR onto my SD card?
OK if u backed up to SD card before all this just boot recovery power and down volume from off position then pick restore and it should see the back up
SD Card is toast i have no backup. That's why I am looking for a TAR/MD5 for my phone that I can use ODIN to reload it on.
You will need an SD cars. Boot twrp hit backup back boot only. Power down phone then with PC copy this unzipped into the back up folder then boot twrp and restore it.
The backup of the boot file failed.. I get the following within TWRP

E:unable to mount '/data
E:unable to recreate /data/media folder
E:unknown file system: 'datamedia'
updating partition details
E: unable to mount '/data'
E: unable to mount internal storage
E: unable to mount/data/media during GUI startup
E: unable to mount /data/media/TWRP.twrps when
E: unable to mount '/data'
updating partition details
E: unable to mount '/data'
E: unable to mount internal storage
Alrighty so after many headaches and crash courses I have come to this point.. The Infinity Loop..

After installing TWRP, I created a backup of my Boot.. (No I did not have a backup to begin with)

extracted Stock VM.RAR to SD, and ran TWRP recovery.. WHAM BAM THANK YOU MAME...

Samsung logo..
Virgin Mobile Splash screen...
Samsung logo again flashy flashy blue behind it.. Blue flashy indicator light on top...

Then nothing.. It just stay there, doesn't go past.

All things considered this situation is a vast improvement from the one I was in just 34 hours ago..

If anyone could kindly inform me how or what to do to get beyond the Infinity Loop it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you