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Hello Everyone. Sorry if This Has Been Asked Before. I've Searched and Can't Find out I Bricked My Galaxy S4 Verizon Flavor Phone Trying to Get The WiFi Hotspot to Work and Need to Flash Back to MK2 I'm Guessing Cause That's What I Had on it . Can't Find The .Tar File anywhere to Use With Odin to Unbrick. Please Help
 
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Hello Everyone. Sorry if This Has Been Asked Before. I've Searched and Can't Find out I Bricked My Galaxy S4 Verizon Flavor Phone Trying to Get The WiFi Hotspot to Work and Need to Flash Back to MK2 I'm Guessing Cause That's What I Had on it . Can't Find The .Tar File anywhere to Use With Odin to Unbrick. Please Help
I'd flash the MJ7 no-wipe image.
There's a MK2 image in the dev forum if I remember correctly, but I can't find it at the moment.
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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I'd flash the MJ7 no-wipe image.
There's a MK2 image in the dev forum if I remember correctly, but I can't find it at the moment.
Thank You.. Found Them Here
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2578209
 
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Hello Everyone. Sorry if This Has Been Asked Before. I've Searched and Can't Find out I Bricked My Galaxy S4 Verizon Flavor Phone Trying to Get The WiFi Hotspot to Work and Need to Flash Back to MK2 I'm Guessing Cause That's What I Had on it . Can't Find The .Tar File anywhere to Use With Odin to Unbrick. Please Help
No Worries!!
I did the exact same thing, renamed a file while trying to unlock tether and soft bricked my phone. I was also on MK2.
Just use odin9 to reflash another image of mk2 no wipe from here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2578209

That brought my s4 right back. You will need to root again though so I used this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2565758
and it also worked fine.

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No Worries!!
I did the exact same thing, renamed a file while trying to unlock tether and soft bricked my phone. I was also on MK2.
Just use odin9 to reflash another image of mk2 no wipe from here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2578209

That brought my s4 right back. You will need to root again though so I used this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2565758
and it also worked fine.
Also for what its worth, I was able to get the tether unlock to work!! I had all kinds of issues changing execute permissions on sh files in mnt sdcard so I didi it a different way. All you really need to do is replace a file and bounce the device.

Anyway I used an app called root explorer. First I went into system framework, and modified permissions on framework-res.apk. I clicked all the permission boxes. That is the file getting replaced. Next I went to mnt sdcard mk2_tether_unlock and renamed the file MK2framework-res.apk to framework-res.apk. Then I used root explorer to 'move' that file to system framework. It will nag you to copy or replace. Select replace.
Then all hell breaks loose as current running apps start to fail when you replace that live file. Just pull the battery or let the phone reboot on its own. When it comes back, it works!!!!!!!
 
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I'd flash the MJ7 no-wipe image.
There's a MK2 image in the dev forum if I remember correctly, but I can't find it at the moment.
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