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So I accidently deleted a folder of photos vs the one photo i wanted to. In my attempts to recover the photos i tried to root my Galaxy S4 GT-I9505. I tried to use Odin and I kept getting an error saying my phone was removed during the process. I tried mutiple USB ports which no luck. Now my phone is stuck with "Firmware has encounted an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again." So i downloaded Kies which then told me my phone does not support initialization. so i tried Kies 3 which doesnt support my phone model. I am trying to download the firmware from samsung website, but due to where i am stationed the internet isnt the best. Is there anything a super rookie like me can do? would a factory reset solve my issue? Please help me, I need my phone to keep in touch with my family back home.
 
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Hello,

So I accidently deleted a folder of photos vs the one photo i wanted to. In my attempts to recover the photos i tried to root my Galaxy S4 GT-I9505. I tried to use Odin and I kept getting an error saying my phone was removed during the process. I tried mutiple USB ports which no luck. Now my phone is stuck with "Firmware has encounted an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again." So i downloaded Kies which then told me my phone does not support initialization. so i tried Kies 3 which doesnt support my phone model. I am trying to download the firmware from samsung website, but due to where i am stationed the internet isnt the best. Is there anything a super rookie like me can do? would a factory reset solve my issue? Please help me, I need my phone to keep in touch with my family back home.
If you can boot into recovery, a factory reset can't harm. But it might not fix your issues.

Can you still boot your phone into download mode? If yes, then just download the original stock rom from sammobile.com. It's best to choose the version for your country and carrier. Install it with Odin.

If you still want to root, try chain fire autoroot. Again with Odin.
http://autoroot.chainfire.eu
But after flashing stock Rom, I doubt you will be able to recover your photos. So no point in rooting if you don't care about having root.

Sent from my GT-I9505
 
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Yes i can still access download mode..I think i tried using Chainfire with Odin but Rooting is something for another day. I just want to get my phone operational at a minimum. Im currently trying to download firmware from Samsung-update.com or something like that. Is sammobile.com a better site for me to use? I'm at work right now so I am unable to work on the issue at hand but once I get the stock ROM how easy is it to get on to the phone using Odin?
 
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Yes i can still access download mode..I think i tried using Chainfire with Odin but Rooting is something for another day. I just want to get my phone operational at a minimum. Im currently trying to download firmware from Samsung-update.com or something like that. Is sammobile.com a better site for me to use? I'm at work right now so I am unable to work on the issue at hand but once I get the stock ROM how easy is it to get on to the phone using Odin?
Samsung-updates is just as good.
The firmware you download will probably be a zip file. You should extract it if it's a zip. You should end up with a file with the extension: tar or tar.md5.

You have to boot your phone into download mode.
Start Odin on the pc in administrator mode.
Connect the phone to the pc. Use the original USB cable that came with the phone.
You should see the text: in Odin when you connect the phone.
Put the firmware you downloaded in Odin in PDA or if you're using the latest version, in AP.
Make sure only: "auto reboot" and "f. Reset time" are checked.
Click start and wait until your phone restarts. (10 minutes or more)

You're done.

EDIT: one more thing, make sure Kies isn't running in the background. It might interfere with Odin.

Sent from my GT-I9505
 
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<ID:0/004> Added!!
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> I9505XXUGNF6_I9505H3GGNF2_I9505XXUGNF6_HOME.tar.md 5 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> There is no PIT partition.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
<ID:0/004> Removed!!
<ID:0/004> Added!!
<ID:0/004> Removed!!
 
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Ok i want to start by saying i love you both for helping..I got my phone back!!!!!
and ive learned my lesson in rooting..dont do it because im dumb
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