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By helpiscrewedup, Junior Member on 6th January 2014, 07:13 PM
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Hey guys,
I screwed up big time. I used a chinese application to root my phone, and it worked, but everything was in chinese. As this is a new XDA account I can't link the tutorial I followed, but it was from youtube by Andre Hebra. The app worked and rootchecker worked as well. I then installed the English superuser app and attempted to replace the chinese one with it by deleting the original and renaming the english one in system/app. After this i realized I screwed up and attempted to restore using odin and a 4.2.2 stock md5 file for my phone. Odin recognized the device, then failed. Now when I boot up I get the screen that tells me to try to recover with kies. I tried that but the phone is said to be "unsupported". I realize I'm an idiot, but I would really appreciate some help. I tried to find a 4.3 firmware and update with that but I couldnt find one. Thanks!
 
 
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2507253 this SHOULD get you back to completely stock mj7

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6th January 2014, 07:59 PM |#3  
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Thanks!
Thanks a lot, I'll try that and get back to you!
6th January 2014, 08:16 PM |#4  
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Fixed!
That worked perfectly, thank you so much!
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Anytime bro

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7th January 2014, 02:54 AM |#6  
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Originally Posted by helpiscrewedup

Hey guys,
I screwed up big time. I used a chinese application to root my phone, and it worked, but everything was in chinese. As this is a new XDA account I can't link the tutorial I followed, but it was from youtube by Andre Hebra. The app worked and rootchecker worked as well. I then installed the English superuser app and attempted to replace the chinese one with it by deleting the original and renaming the english one in system/app. After this i realized I screwed up and attempted to restore using odin and a 4.2.2 stock md5 file for my phone. Odin recognized the device, then failed. Now when I boot up I get the screen that tells me to try to recover with kies. I tried that but the phone is said to be "unsupported". I realize I'm an idiot, but I would really appreciate some help. I tried to find a 4.3 firmware and update with that but I couldnt find one. Thanks!

And don't use that vroot/kingo app to root - go here and use my rooting technique.
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