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[Q] Root attempt gone wrong

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10th March 2014, 09:34 AM   |  #1  
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Hi All,

I've attempted to root my SM-900, using Odin 3.09 and followed all the usual steps.
Suddenly I got different coloured horizontal lines on screen and that probably means my attemp didn't go that well...

I've read I should go back to the original firmware using kies, and then try again.

So how do I restore the original firmware?
I have an image (.img) and understand I need samsung Kies.

Question: Do I use Kies or the new KIES3?
How to go from there?

Or is there another way to restore the firmware?

Thanks in advance!
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10th March 2014, 11:38 AM   |  #2  
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I figured it out already....

I un-tar-red the recovery file. Leaving it as .tar solved the issue.

15th March 2014, 08:01 PM   |  #3  
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I figured it out already....

I un-tar-red the recovery file. Leaving it as .tar solved the issue.

I have the same problem... root failed with several colored line. and doesnt start anymore.
Can you explain to me what do you mean by "I un-tar-red the recovery file. Leaving it as .tar solved the issue." ?
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16th March 2014, 10:57 PM   |  #4  
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[QUOTE=wilsto;51112356]I have the same problem... root failed with several colored line. and doesnt start anymore.
Can you explain to me what do you mean by "I un-tar-red the recovery file. Leaving it as .tar solved the issue." ?
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Since the recovery image was downloaded as aan .tar file, which is a container file like .zip or.7z, I thought that I needed to unzip it.
You can mount the .tar file in Odin as it is, without unzipping it first.

You can find the recovery download location in the CF-root thread.
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18th March 2014, 07:16 PM   |  #5  
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I have the same problem... root failed with several colored line. and doesnt start anymore.
Can you explain to me what do you mean by "I un-tar-red the recovery file. Leaving it as .tar solved the issue." ?
Thank you

Mine did that after flashing a different firmware and trying to root. I solved it by first flashing the stock recovery in chainfires thread then rooting.

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18th March 2014, 08:56 PM   |  #6  
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Mine did that after flashing a different firmware and trying to root. I solved it by first flashing the stock recovery in chainfires thread then rooting.

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29th March 2014, 09:56 AM   |  #7  
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I'm having this same problem. I downloaded CF-Auto-Root-v1awifi-v1awifixx-smp900.zip from download.chainfire.eu. I extracted the zip file, leaving me with a tar.md5 file. I try to flash that file, and end up with multicolor bars across the screen, exactly like if the video card dies on a mobile.

Here's what Odin has output as of when the error occurs. It flashes up a big red failed in the upper left box.
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<ID:0/005> Added!!
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> CF-Auto-Root-v1awifi-v1awifixx-smp900.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/005> Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
<ID:0/005> File analysis..
<ID:0/005> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/005> Initialzation..
<ID:0/005> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/005> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/005> SingleDownload.
<ID:0/005> recovery.img
<ID:0/005> NAND Write Start!! 
<ID:0/005> cache.img
<ID:0/005> 
<ID:0/005> Complete(Write) operation failed.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
<ID:0/005> Removed!!
So I flashed the original recovery from http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=234 and got a working but unrooted tablet. And I flashed CF with both 3.09 and 3.07, with a flash back to stock before each. Same thing every time-picture of a dying video card, except display is fine once flashed back to stock. Pic of the display added, on the off chance it helps.
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my tablet is stuck,tried different usb ports,different odins,different cables .gets stuck on set up connection,now all i get on screen is FIRMWARE UPGRADE ENCOUNTERED AN ISSUE
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my tablet is stuck,tried different usb ports,different odins,different cables .gets stuck on set up connection,now all i get on screen is FIRMWARE UPGRADE ENCOUNTERED AN ISSUE

Please describe what is showing on tab's screen

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I was able to flash the stock recovery thanks
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