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Phone booting to secure fail:kernel

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19th January 2014, 01:20 AM   |  #1  
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Okay so I didn't do the proper research when attempting to root my mother's phone.
She was on 4.3 already (must've updated automatically at some point)

What I did was first root it using the 4.3 root method. Then I realized I couldn't flash a kernel without a CWM. So I tried to flash CWM via terminal. When I tried to boot to recovery it was giving me Secure Fail: Kernel, I figured that I did something wrong. I flashed it again using GooManager. Now I pressed reboot recovery and same thing. So I realized I wasn't unlocked yet -oops.

I was going to download ez-unlock then but now, unlike when I flashed TWRP from terminal, I can no longer boot up the phone. Even without holding the vol up+home+power, it always starts to say booting recovery and I end up at the Secure Fail: Kernel screen that says "System software not authorized by VZW blah blah"

So did I brick her phone? And is there a way to fix it? I figured maybe I can odin back to stock or something?
19th January 2014, 01:29 AM   |  #2  
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There are more threads here about fixing a bricked 4.3 phone.

Try getting into download mode first with vol down-home-power method. If the phone will stay in download mode, then you should look into reflashing things back to stock to unbrick. On this forum area there are a few threads some sticky check them out
19th January 2014, 01:36 AM   |  #3  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vax1170

There are more threads here about fixing a bricked 4.3 phone.

Try getting into download mode first with vol down-home-power method. If the phone will stay in download mode, then you should look into reflashing things back to stock to unbrick. On this forum area there are a few threads some sticky check them out

Wow. I appologize for not searching properly. It is actually somewhat embarassing that it is the top sticky. I must've looked through 5 pages in general and forgot to check this forum. Sorry about that.
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