[Q] AT&T s4 refuses to go KitKat
Hey XDA, just a long time stalker who has finally given up trying to find his solution on already posted items (I think 10 hours of trail and error means I'm not gonna catch what I'm failing to see...)
When I first got my galaxy s4 I downloaded KangaBean and it was on 4.2.2 I believe. Today I decided I should upgrade to 4.4.2 since I've only been hearing good things about it, and I wanted the slight updates that came with it.
Well, I have a AT&T s4, sgh-i337 that was on CWM 6 when I tried updating to another ROM, the first one I tried was GOOGLE EDITION 4.4.2 BY DANVDH. Did a wipe, cache, dalvik, format system, flashed it, flashed loki doki, said no to re-root/root fix prompt that followed, then I came to the yellow triangle, I thought that was odd, believed I missed something.
So, I downloaded TWRP 126.96.36.199 like the thread suggested, tried again, no luck. Then I tried Unoffical Carbon KitKat, which just caused the "Samsung Custom" logo to stay on indefinitely (I let it sit for 40 minutes before giving up.) After 2 failed ROMs, I tried KangaKat, updated version of KangaBean, so it should be just dandy right? Narp, same luck. This one boots, then reboots into recovery.
At this point I considered myself to be stupid in some way so obvious that I would die before I noticed it. So, then I just flashed the stock firmware thats like 2.5 gb through odin, re-rooted and installed CWM 188.8.131.52 LOKI'd and tried to flash KangaKat, being confident it would work this time, again I got boot to the logo and then reboot into recovery.
At this point I attempted the other 2 ROMs again, multiple times.
After some sobbing, I re-did the stock firmware, tried again, failed again.
My sadness turned into rage, I just destroyed one of my micro sd to usb-s because it was being annoying and I was annoyed, I took a picture and got over it.
I tried a 3rd time with the re-flashing stock firmware and tried with twrp again, no cigar.
Now, after MANY hours and MANY false hopes... I shall be using my blackberry and hoping to return to android soon, if somebody can help me figure out what I'm missing. Many thanks ahead!