Originally Posted by whitlecj
I tried flashing another recovery and now I cant even get into recovery. I get the following in red at the top "secure fail: kernel" Then I get a yellow triangle below that that says "system software not authorized by verizon has been found on your phone, yada yada" Am I screwed? I tried flashing cwm advanced edition
You can't flash a new recovery from inside the GPE port. Since you got the triangle of doom I'm guessing that's what you did. You need to ODIN back to the MDK stock Tar file. I don't know who has it but the download link is on here. Then you need to reroot using the MDK root method, which requires you to download the MD2 bootloader tar file and the MDK boatloader tar file and the motochopper root exploit tool. After you have root, update the binaries. Then power off and reflash back to the MDK (using the .tar file) Once back in MDK you can download a new custom recovery. TWRP or CWM. Boot into recovery and make a full nandroid backup. This way if crap hits the fans again you can reflash your backup. After your backup is done. Download the GPE zip file (I usually put it in my microsd card) then boot back into recovery and reflash the GPE ROM.
Important things to remember.
1.) Don't install the ME7 tar file in ODIN when reflashing
2.) Don't accept the update that OTA
3.) Don't reflash from inside the GPE ported ROM
4.) Don't forget to update the Root binaries from google play after installation