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So the wife has the ATT version.I am not 100% sure if she was on JB or KK. Last night we were going to bed and she said that a notification popped up to update an app (well she says it said to update an app) and so she hit ok. the phone rebooted and went right to recovery.. the phone will not boot up.. every time it boots it goes right to twrp... i tried to restore her old stock backup and it still wont boot...

so, what I am thinking might have happened was she was on JB and it came up saying an update for phone was avail (going to KK) and she hit yes.. and since she was rooted, it failed or something and soft bricked it. does this sound about right?

What I am wondering is will using this method http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2663369 work... i downloaded the kitkate D80020C one and wondering if that process will fix it? or, do I need to do one of the JB ones?

I appologize, but unfortunately I don;t really use the phone and not familiar with it.. all i did was root it for her and get rid of some bloat and then boom.. she F's it up :P

appreciate any feedback... hate to run that and make it worse if it does..

Zug

edit: so.. other issue is can't seem to get it to boot into download mode... i plugged the cable into laptop , held the vol up button, then plugged the other end into the phone and it still only boots into twrp...

any ideas?
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Ok

So the wife has the ATT version.I am not 100% sure if she was on JB or KK. Last night we were going to bed and she said that a notification popped up to update an app (well she says it said to update an app) and so she hit ok. the phone rebooted and went right to recovery.. the phone will not boot up.. every time it boots it goes right to twrp... i tried to restore her old stock backup and it still wont boot...

so, what I am thinking might have happened was she was on JB and it came up saying an update for phone was avail (going to KK) and she hit yes.. and since she was rooted, it failed or something and soft bricked it. does this sound about right?

What I am wondering is will using this method http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2663369 work... i downloaded the kitkate D80020C one and wondering if that process will fix it? or, do I need to do one of the JB ones?

I appologize, but unfortunately I don;t really use the phone and not familiar with it.. all i did was root it for her and get rid of some bloat and then boom.. she F's it up :P

appreciate any feedback... hate to run that and make it worse if it does..

Zug

edit: so.. other issue is can't seem to get it to boot into download mode... i plugged the cable into laptop , held the vol up button, then plugged the other end into the phone and it still only boots into twrp...

any ideas?
ok first I would suggest to give this a try if it does not work than yes booting into download mode and flashing the d80020c firmware will work
 
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ok first I would suggest to give this a try if it does not work than yes booting into download mode and flashing the d80020c firmware will work
thanks... i actually managed to somehow find that post and was just about to update..

so, her phone had the old twrp without adb,, so i did the instructions for the terminal command and did that command and the phone boots..

here is what i posted there and maybe possibly you might know as well..

now question is what else do i need to do to her phone ... its hers (sorry note3 guy here ;P)

i am in her about phone and this is what she has.
4.4.2
kernel 3.4.0
build kot49l.D80020u
D80020u

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is she on the latest? do i need to update twrp, if so, what would be best method...its bee a while since i rooted it and not sure what i did.. in my downloads i have ioroot24, so guessing that is what i did.. not 100% sure if she took the ota to KK or not.. as that is what I am thinking happened ad she came from JB, but does it make sense that the ota stuck after i did that command? all her apps are still there that she recalls, but i can't be 100% certain wtf happened

do I need to do anything further for her? again, i appreciate the help

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thanks... i actually managed to somehow find that post and was just about to update..

so, her phone had the old twrp without adb,, so i did the instructions for the terminal command and did that command and the phone boots..

here is what i posted there and maybe possibly you might know as well..

now question is what else do i need to do to her phone ... its hers (sorry note3 guy here ;P)

i am in her about phone and this is what she has.
4.4.2
kernel 3.4.0
build kot49l.D80020u
D80020u

i
is she on the latest? do i need to update twrp, if so, what would be best method...its bee a while since i rooted it and not sure what i did.. in my downloads i have ioroot24, so guessing that is what i did.. not 100% sure if she took the ota to KK or not.. as that is what I am thinking happened ad she came from JB, but does it make sense that the ota stuck after i did that command? all her apps are still there that she recalls, but i can't be 100% certain wtf happened

do I need to do anything further for her? again, i appreciate the help

what the command form that thread does is delete the ota file from a partition where it stores itself on your wifes device so it could stop trying to ota and boot normally

well if she is running d80020u then she has updated to kk before(jb was d80010d>d80010o> and then kk update was d80020c>d80020k>280020u>d80020y) with 20y being the latest(and the one it asked her to update to befor brick) if you want ot be able to ota to the latest than you would need to use download mode to go to stock and then do ota process until d80020y and for root on new update you need to use stump root with the brute force method and then use autorec if you want custom recovery again and if you decide to use autorec you will need to flash a custom kernel with knock code support for d800(I suggest dorimanx kernel) because autorec will break knock on/knock code
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what the command form that thread does is delete the ota file from a partition where it stores itself on your wifes device so it could stop trying to ota and boot normally

well if she is running d80020u then she has updated to kk before(jb was d80010d>d80010o> and then kk update was d80020c>d80020k>280020u>d80020y) with 20y being the latest(and the one it asked her to update to befor brick) if you want ot be able to ota to the latest than you would need to use download mode to go to stock and then do ota process until d80020y and for root on new update you need to use stump root with the brute force method and then use autorec if you want custom recovery again and if you decide to use autorec you will need to flash a custom kernel with knock code support for d800(I suggest dorimanx kernel) because autorec will break knock on/knock code


thanks... yeah she just wants to leave it alone lol.. so told her to pay attn to what its wanting to update ;P but at least now I know how to fix if she does that again.. thanks again )
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thanks... yeah she just wants to leave it alone lol.. so told her to pay attn to what its wanting to update ;P but at least now I know how to fix if she does that again.. thanks again )
well a heads up it will be happening again, att pushes the update and after ignoring it a couple of times it will force install the update; if you want to avoid it then there are a few options:
1)if you are a titanium backup pro user then just freeze the ota app(I think it was something with dms in the name but I have not used att rom in a couple of moths and forgot the name sorry)
2)if you don't own tibu pro than using a root explorer just delete the ota app(once again I don't remember the name, sorry)
 
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well a heads up it will be happening again, att pushes the update and after ignoring it a couple of times it will force install the update; if you want to avoid it then there are a few options:
1)if you are a titanium backup pro user then just freeze the ota app(I think it was something with dms in the name but I have not used att rom in a couple of moths and forgot the name sorry)
2)if you don't own tibu pro than using a root explorer just delete the ota app(once again I don't remember the name, sorry)
thanks. i have tibu pro, but she doesnt..i do have root explorer for her and went through and i see a LGDMSClient.apk in there..does that sound right? gonna google it and double check to see if that is right.. appreciate the feedback.. yeah i figured it would end up just updating again and again but had tried to find/freeze and realized she wasn't pro :P don't feel up to the 10ish bucks on it again for her lol when that would really be the only use of it for her

edit... ok that is the ota file.... thanks again )
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thanks. i have tibu pro, but she doesnt..i do have root explorer for her and went through and i see a LGDMSClient.apk in there..does that sound right? gonna google it and double check to see if that is right.. appreciate the feedback.. yeah i figured it would end up just updating again and again but had tried to find/freeze and realized she wasn't pro :P don't feel up to the 10ish bucks on it again for her lol when that would really be the only use of it for her
yep that should be it; just delete and goodbye updates should stop working as a whole (if you want to get tibu to freeze you can always log in with your play account on her device and download the pro version)

edit: just noticed you solved it

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