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[Q] Soft Bricked?

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11th February 2014, 07:06 AM   |  #1  
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Hey guys, first post, sorry it had to be a lame one asking for help!

I've been rooting my GS4 I9505 repeatedly over the last year or so and installing new roms and sometimes reverting back to the stock rom when I got bored. I've had no problems so far.

Today I tried to flash a new rom, which failed to install properly. I can now no longer boot into recovery, I can only boot into download mode but I can't flash anything with Odin because it gives me a fail message when I try.


I've done a fairly exhaustive search of the forums in case someone has answered this question before and they have. They suggested flashing the PIT file along with the stock rom. I tried that and Odin still gives me a fail message. I can't find any other solutions online and was wondering if someone here could help.

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11th February 2014, 07:45 AM   |  #2  
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Hi if you've been rooting for over a year surely you have custom recovery like philz or cwm?
Why not just download pre rooted custom and forget about using Odin?
Is there actually a reason you want to flash a rom via Odin.
OK here's some tips why it's not working

1 you have new bootloader the one with Knox and you are trying to flash a pre Knox rom like 4.2.2.
2 the rom is for a different country.

MY short time with sg4 has educated me never ever ever touch pit files unless you know exactly what you are doing (noobs stay way) hard perminant brick!

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11th February 2014, 07:53 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by ranger4740

Hi if you've been rooting for over a year surely you have custom recovery like philz or cwm?
Why not just download pre rooted custom and forget about using Odin?
Is there actually a reason you want to flash a rom via Odin.
OK here's some tips why it's not working

1 you have new bootloader the one with Knox and you are trying to flash a pre Knox rom like 4.2.2.
2 the rom is for a different country.

MY short time with sg4 has educated me never ever ever touch pit files unless you know exactly what you are doing (noobs stay way) hard perminant brick!

Sent from my GT-I9505 using xda app-developers app

I wasn't going to use Odin. I only gave it a go when I ran into problems with the phone not being able to load into recovery any more.
11th February 2014, 08:03 AM   |  #4  
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Your recovery is damaged

---------- Post added at 09:03 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:02 AM ----------

Install a new one again with odin
11th February 2014, 08:04 AM   |  #5  
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I wasn't going to use Odin. I only gave it a go when I ran into problems with the phone not being able to load into recovery any more.

Sounds like you've corrupted your recovery.
If I were in this position I would flash the .Tar version of PhilZ recovery via Odin to get recovery back.
then boot to recovery and flash a custom ROM.
11th February 2014, 04:13 PM   |  #6  
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I have the same problem can anyone help ???
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