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I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 through AT&T (which I'm beginning to think was a huge mistake). The phone recently was supposed to receive and update through AT&T update service. The update is about 730 MB and takes about an hour to download, however upon restarting and the update getting to 25% completion it fails and reboots. This wouldn't be a huge issue but my Gallery app has since complete stopped working and the phone is generally acting screwy since the failure.

The first few times this happened i eventually gave up and looked into installing CyanogenMod onto this worthless brick but I can't seem to find any way to get ClockworkMod Recovery onto it.

As of right now I'm sitting here with an $800 POS that I'm stuck with for about another year and 8 months so any help either getting through the update or moving to CyanogenMod would be amazing.
 
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Yeah you cannot install that on your phone, even on MF3.

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So does that mean I'm just stuck? Is there any custom ROM I can replace this with or any way to force the update through?

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So does that mean I'm just stuck? Is there any custom ROM I can replace this with or any way to force the update through?

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Have you tried Odin MF3 from the md5 thread in general section. If not give it a go and if it flashes you back to MF3 then re root and install Supersu pro to use survival mode and take the update again.

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i had the exact same problem. i ended up backing my phone up with titanium, flashing mf3 with odin and then rooting and restoring. then it took the update.
 
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I tried flashing back to stock with Odin and just keeping getting a FAIL! Auth message on my phone and in the desktop application
 
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I tried flashing back to stock with Odin and just keeping getting a FAIL! Auth message on my phone and in the desktop application
@uchua Did u try follow my thread for MK2 tar .....u can upgrade to MK2 from MF3 easily or unbricked your MK2. For guide on how to check on POST#2 with image guide....GOODLUCK....let me know how it go.....

EDIT: Or u can try this MF3 tar. But remember MF3 and MK2 CAN'T install CWM or TWRP RECOVERY.....u ended up BRICKED.....U CAN ONLY INSTALL SAFESTRAP RECOVERY
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Actually it ended up being that the .tar.md5 file I was using was invalid. Upon finding the right ones I managed to reflash the original image and update to MK2. So I guess now my issue is resolved.

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