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Verizon S4 - accidently got into Odin recovery

25th January 2014, 02:34 AM |#1  
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Purchased a Verizon S4 on swappa. The phone was rooted - in the description it said "It has not been updated to 4.3 and is currently rooted on 4.2.2 ME7 baseband" I am upgrading from a Galaxy Nexus I rooted as I run stuff like XPrivacy etc..

I get the phone, install titanium backup and do a full backup. The OTA update notification started popping up as well. Go to reboot the phone and reboot into recovery. (Familiar with doing that n the Galaxy Nexus, so why not? I am a foolish man)

The phone reboots into what I now learn is odin mode and says:

Could not do normal boot.
Odin Mode
Product name: SCH-I545
Current Binary: Samsung Official
System Status: Custom
CSB-CONFIG-LSB: 0x30

What has happened and how do I resolve it? Assuming it is fixable is it better to stay where I am OS version wise or accept the OTA update?

Thanks in advance for the help.

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25th January 2014, 03:46 AM |#2  
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Purchased a Verizon S4 on swappa. The phone was rooted - in the description it said "It has not been updated to 4.3 and is currently rooted on 4.2.2 ME7 baseband" I am upgrading from a Galaxy Nexus I rooted as I run stuff like XPrivacy etc..

I get the phone, install titanium backup and do a full backup. The OTA update notification started popping up as well. Go to reboot the phone and reboot into recovery. (Familiar with doing that n the Galaxy Nexus, so why not? I am a foolish man)

The phone reboots into what I now learn is odin mode and says:

Could not do normal boot.
Odin Mode
Product name: SCH-I545
Current Binary: Samsung Official
System Status: Custom
CSB-CONFIG-LSB: 0x30

What has happened and how do I resolve it? Assuming it is fixable is it better to stay where I am OS version wise or accept the OTA update?

Thanks in advance for the help.

Thadster

Star here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2606501
25th January 2014, 03:52 AM |#3  
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The guy who sold you it is an idiot. He attempted to use goomanager to flash a custom recovery. You can stay the way you are and not have a recovery, but if you want it back you should flash a no wipe ME7 Odin image. I did the same thing and is easily fixed
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25th January 2014, 04:01 AM |#4  
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The guy who sold you it is an idiot. He attempted to use goomanager to flash a custom recovery. You can stay the way you are and not have a recovery, but if you want it back you should flash a no wipe ME7 Odin image. I did the same thing and is easily fixed

First off thank you for the rapid reply. While waiting, I have been research odin - kinda get what I have to do. First can you point me to the odin image you suggest? Would that file then go into the pda slot and get pushed to the phone? Will I have to reroot?
25th January 2014, 09:29 AM |#5  
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First off thank you for the rapid reply. While waiting, I have been research odin - kinda get what I have to do. First can you point me to the odin image you suggest? Would that file then go into the pda slot and get pushed to the phone? Will I have to reroot?

Here's the odin file for your phone
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2357235
That file goes into the pda slot

After that go into the Dev section and search for how to root your phone.

Do some research and see if staying on an older build like me7 is worth it for you. Either way, you'll have safestrap and root. Everything past me7 has the Knox bootloader and security. Just read up a bit that's all.

Until you decide flash that in Odin... Root it.... and grab titanium backup and freeze SDM and FWupdater and you won't get any annoying OTA notifications.

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The no wipe images are here
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2301259

Maybe you can get away with just doing a no wipe. Try it first.

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Thank you.

The no-wipe did not work, but the other did. (Phew).

Phone is now operational and re-rooted. What are my recovery options with regards to backing up this current phone image? Having difficulty getting clockwork recovery to work. (Hesitant probably) Is sage strap a better option?
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Thank you.

The no-wipe did not work, but the other did. (Phew).

Phone is now operational and re-rooted. What are my recovery options with regards to backing up this current phone image? Having difficulty getting clockwork recovery to work. (Hesitant probably) Is sage strap a better option?

Like I said before. Start here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2606501
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Thank you.

The no-wipe did not work, but the other did. (Phew).

Phone is now operational and re-rooted. What are my recovery options with regards to backing up this current phone image? Having difficulty getting clockwork recovery to work. (Hesitant probably) Is sage strap a better option?

You can't use clockwork, or any other custom recovery, on your phone. Safestrap is your only choice.
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