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[Q] PhilsTouchWiz??

OP MaxToTheG

3rd February 2014, 07:59 PM   |  #1  
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Greetings - long time lurker first time poster. Recently purchased T-Mobile Galaxy S4. Coming from an S3 which I rooted - no problems

...tried to root with PhilsTouchWiz.CWM

Loaded the Zip to external Sd, went into recovery mode, opened and ran.

Then went to Odin part of show with Tar file. PDA with propper tar file, but forgot to tick PDA check box. Phone booted up normally...

Tried 2nd time, checked all boxes but can't get into recovery mode. Tried a few more times with reboot "unticked." No luck. Phone just seems to boot up into normal mode. Any time I run odin it runs with success. Takes about 3 seconds w/ pass, but won't show me recovery mode

Any thoughts or suggestions - or does anybody know of any other ways to get into recovery - so I can have access to other opitions?
Otherwise everything fairly normal. Advice greatly appreciated
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4th February 2014, 01:04 AM   |  #2  
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Greetings - long time lurker first time poster. Recently purchased T-Mobile Galaxy S4. Coming from an S3 which I rooted - no problems

...tried to root with PhilsTouchWiz.CWM

Loaded the Zip to external Sd, went into recovery mode, opened and ran.

Then went to Odin part of show with Tar file. PDA with propper tar file, but forgot to tick PDA check box. Phone booted up normally...

Tried 2nd time, checked all boxes but can't get into recovery mode. Tried a few more times with reboot "unticked." No luck. Phone just seems to boot up into normal mode. Any time I run odin it runs with success. Takes about 3 seconds w/ pass, but won't show me recovery mode

Any thoughts or suggestions - or does anybody know of any other ways to get into recovery - so I can have access to other opitions?
Otherwise everything fairly normal. Advice greatly appreciated

Hold power + volume up while booting to get into recovery.
4th February 2014, 02:25 AM   |  #3  
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Hold power + volume up while booting to get into recovery.

bummer - tried that...same deal. wont let me boot into recovery....every time I run Odin, it passes me with flying colors.

bumming me out. Pretty sure Ive done everything correctly. Wondering if running Odin that first time around without having actually checked the PDA box is the culprit....

Thanks for trying.
5th February 2014, 02:36 AM   |  #4  
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bummer - tried that...same deal. wont let me boot into recovery....every time I run Odin, it passes me with flying colors.

bumming me out. Pretty sure Ive done everything correctly. Wondering if running Odin that first time around without having actually checked the PDA box is the culprit....

Thanks for trying.

I doubt it. Just ODIN official CWM or install TWRP, then use one of those recoveries to flash the latest PhilzTouch.

SGH-M919 / SlimKat 4.4.2 / KT-SGS4 Kernel
5th February 2014, 03:09 AM   |  #5  
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I doubt it. Just ODIN official CWM or install TWRP, then use one of those recoveries to flash the latest PhilzTouch.

SGH-M919 / SlimKat 4.4.2 / KT-SGS4 Kernel

Yup, you are correct - I DL'ed TWRP & finally got it all sorted. I have root now...suddenly the day seems a whole lot brighter

Stoked - thanks for all the insights, Much appreciated
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