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Unhappy Soft Brick after 4.3 OTA

Heloo all I am very new to the android scene and my freind rooted my i535 said it would be awsome. I didnt knokw that if i updated to 4.3 it would cause a problem. anyways now i am soft bricked and I dont want to revert just get the phone working again. Is there any hope for me?
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Heloo all I am very new to the android scene and my freind rooted my i535 said it would be awsome. I didnt knokw that if i updated to 4.3 it would cause a problem. anyways now i am soft bricked and I dont want to revert just get the phone working again. Is there any hope for me?
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when you say soft bricked are you saying the unauthorized software screen is showing on your phone if so you could try 2 things.
this worked for me maybe it will help you 1. download the vrbmd3_bootchain.tar then boot phone into download mode (pull battery then turn back on with volume button down pressed while holding home button also) load odin and plug in phone then select pda and locate the vrb file select it and then hit start
2. start phone into download mode and run the verizon software upgrade assistant program maybe one of these options will work for you
 
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Heloo all I am very new to the android scene and my freind rooted my i535 said it would be awsome. I didnt knokw that if i updated to 4.3 it would cause a problem. anyways now i am soft bricked and I dont want to revert just get the phone working again. Is there any hope for me?
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4.3 OTA did NOT brick your phone. Flashing something after you took the OTA bricked your phone. It would be more helpful if when you post on a thread you had more detail and you were more honest with everyone.Just Taking the OTA did not brick your phone.
What did you or your "friend" try to flash after you took the OTA ? a recovery ? try unlocking the bootloader ?? Need more detail. But nun-the-less ya you prob got a soft/hard brick depending what was flashed after you took the OTA.
 
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Were you rooted before, or stock? I was stock 4.1.2, took the OTA to 4.3, stupidly tried to flash a 4.1.2 image, and got the dreaded yellow triangle of unauthorized software. I have tried flashing the VRALEC bootloader file, amongst MANY other options, and none have worked to allow me to even turn the phone on (ie, it won't boot up to a usable phone). Could you elaborate on exactly which file you used, which version of ODIN, and anything else you may have done? Again, every file I've tried to flash with ODIN, it fails.
This worked for me after getting the unauthorized triangle. Boot in to download mode and when it gives you the options to continue or restart phone, choose to restart. It bypasses a check or something.

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This worked for me after getting the unauthorized triangle. Boot in to download mode and when it gives you the options to continue or restart phone, choose to restart. It bypasses a check or something.

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From what I gather, Download Mode does not do this anymore on 4.3 when you flashed older firmware than 4.3. No way to skip past that as you're stuck.

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From what I gather, Download Mode does not do this anymore on 4.3 when you flashed older firmware than 4.3. No way to skip past that as you're stuck.

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I'm currently on 4.3 and it does work, at least it did for me just the other day.

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I'm currently on 4.3 and it does work, at least it did for me just the other day.

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I just tried this method and it took a couple minutes of waiting it connected and it worked. Thanks so much guys finally back on my phone
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I'm currently on 4.3 and it does work, at least it did for me just the other day.

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So after the 4.3 ota, you flashed back to 4.1.2 and got the yellow triangle. You then powered off, booted into Odin mode and restarted the phone. Does it boot to 4.3 or 4.1.2?

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So after the 4.3 ota, you flashed back to 4.1.2 and got the yellow triangle. You then powered off, booted into Odin mode and restarted the phone. Does it boot to 4.3 or 4.1.2?

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I was trying to flash a custom recovery when I got the triangle. You will boot to 4.3 if it works for u. Your circumstances may be different if you were trying to downgrade. If you can get into Odin mode it should work though.

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Yes I have read it, ok just want sure if anyone had came up with a solution. Keeping my fingers crossed, night liking not being rooted, besides this update really stinks.

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i just read u post im new here , pluss im new in all that lol but that work for me:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...2565758:laugh:

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