Originally Posted by nola mike
Sigh. I just need to quit while I'm ahead. After messing with some xposed modules, I eventually became unable to boot into recovery again, and am stuck at the bootloader screen. I think I need to reinstall firmware via odin (but I have no windows PC, so I'm going to try heimdall).
Is this method the correct one?
I have this file as my firmware: I337UCUAMDL_I337ATTAMDL_ATT.zip
...And, we're back in business! Multiple problems, one of which was the wrong firmware version--the above is MDL, not MLD
I flashed back to stock MK2 firmware, then upgraded using towelroot and safestrap.
Had a bunch of problems trying to figure out Heimdall, and couldn't figure out what was going wrong (turned out to be the USB cable--I saw posts about this, and went through FIVE cables before I could find one that worked. It was a kindle cable, FWIW).
Tried ODIN in the meantime using my wife's old XP box. What a PITA. Had all kinds of issues trying to get kies to install. Anyway, I'll write up exactly what worked for me. A lot of the info I used was fragmented, old, and contradictory.
EDIT: Re-borked, and tried upgrading again, and ended up with the same errors using the new cable. Then used a different computer, and didn't have any trouble with multiple flashes. I think my USB controller is touchy on the original computer...