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Default [Q] Not sure if I bricked it, but I can't get it to work

I picked up a Verizon Galaxy S4 today, and it installed the OTA update.

Tonight I tried to root the phone, and it did not work, and now I can't get the phone to start back up. It gives me the "firmware update encountered an issue message."

I can get the phone into download mode, but I haven't been able to install a stock rom using ODIN. I think maybe I'm using the wrong ROM.

What should I be doing?
 
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I picked up a Verizon Galaxy S4 today, and it installed the OTA update.

Tonight I tried to root the phone, and it did not work, and now I can't get the phone to start back up. It gives me the "firmware update encountered an issue message."

I can get the phone into download mode, but I haven't been able to install a stock rom using ODIN. I think maybe I'm using the wrong ROM.

What should I be doing?
You're probably using the wrong ROM.
Which OTA? What baseband were you on prior to and after the OTA? What errors did you see in ODIN and on the phone.

If you were on MJ7 and updated to MK2, then you should be able to flash the MJ7 no-wipe ROM to recover.

Failing that, install Samsung Kies and use it to recover your phone.
My Android devices:
vzw Samsung Galaxy S4 stock MJ7, now rooted!
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, also stock but rooted.

VZ Droid Incredible 2 rooted but otherwise stock.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
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