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[Q] Galaxy S4 SGH-I337 Soft-Brick, help?

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28th January 2014, 02:16 AM   |  #1  
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I know, I should be more careful with my phone, and I have read the threads about recovering my phone, but none of them have worked.
What happened was I was doing a factory reset with TWRP and accidentally tapped "system" in the wipe menu. From there on my phone would no longer boot up, it gets stuck at the Samsung Custom screen. Anyone have the MK2 tar.md5 in an archive somewhere?
28th January 2014, 02:19 AM   |  #2  
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Dude, you really have to do a lot more reading before you do anything to your phone. Your a brick waiting to happen. I hope the tar files get you back up and running but don't do anything else until you learn more.
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28th January 2014, 02:38 AM   |  #3  
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=49687770

Thanks man! How did I not get that in my Google search? -.-
Also, I couldn't find anything on that, and I wasn't thinking, thought it would just reset my system files.
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Thanks man! How did I not get that in my Google search? -.-

Use xda at the end of your search
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Use xda at the end of your search

After downloading it says it's either corrupt or "Unexpected end of archive"
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Thumbs up having the exact same problem w my s4
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=49687770

Dude, you really have to do a lot more reading before you do anything to your phone. Your a brick waiting to happen. I hope the tar files get you back up and running but don't do anything else until you learn more.

I have tried everything i can, i have a macbook...If someone could personally walk me through this process to get my phone back up and going i will give 50$ as a thank you...feel free to email me kerrybenoit09@gmail.com...thanks
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You'll have to install windows on your mac, ODIN is windows only and will not run on mac, after that you'll have to flash the tarball uploaded by @ted77usa @kerry montana

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I have tried everything i can, i have a macbook...If someone could personally walk me through this process to get my phone back up and going i will give 50$ as a thank you...feel free to email me kerrybenoit09@gmail.com...thanks

Check out jodin3. It allows you to use Odin on Mac. Haven't had a chance to try it myself yet...

https://www.xda-developers.com/andro...amsung-device/

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