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I noticed a lot of posts warn that you may brick your device.
So what they mean?
Your device will not boot?
Your device will not receive the carrier signal?
I want to know more about this term.

I ask this because i have US Cellular Galaxy S4 and i can boot normally to android but i don't receive the carrier signal even after i flash the stock tar file but no way to make the carrier signal come back.
 
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I noticed a lot of posts warn that you may brick your device.
So what they mean?
Your device will not boot?
Your device will not receive the carrier signal?
I want to know more about this term.

I ask this because i have US Cellular Galaxy S4 and i can boot normally to android but i don't receive the carrier signal even after i flash the stock tar file but no way to make the carrier signal come back.
"Bricked" is kind of a broad term. It usually means your phone won't boot at all. How are you flashing the stock tar? What happened with the phone right before it stopped getting signal?
Sprint SGS4 Stock(ish) v04
 
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I noticed a lot of posts warn that you may brick your device.
So what they mean?
Your device will not boot?
Your device will not receive the carrier signal?
I want to know more about this term.

I ask this because i have US Cellular Galaxy S4 and i can boot normally to android but i don't receive the carrier signal even after i flash the stock tar file but no way to make the carrier signal come back.
A*bricked phone means*one thing:*your phone won't turn on in any way, shape or form, and there's nothing you can*do*to fix it. It is, for all intents and purposes, as useful as a*brick. A phone*stuck in a boot loop is not*bricked, nor is a phone*that boots straight into recovery mode.
 
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"Bricked" is kind of a broad term. It usually means your phone won't boot at all. How are you flashing the stock tar? What happened with the phone right before it stopped getting signal?
Thank you for your reply.
Before i can got carrier signal normally but after i entered to service mode ##0011#...and tried to make it receive GSM signal after that it rebooted and there is no CDMA signal.
 
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Thank you for your reply.
Before i can got carrier signal normally but after i entered to service mode ##0011#...and tried to make it receive GSM signal after that it rebooted and there is no CDMA signal.
I'm pretty sure that is because us cellular is cmda not gsm. Have you tried reverting back what you did?

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I'm pretty sure that is because us cellular is cmda not gsm. Have you tried reverting back what you did?

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In fact that my friend is gave me the phone and told me his story and he wanted to convert it to GSM receiver... But didn't know what he did in service mode.
And he couldn't revert back.
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