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[R&D] Canadian Modem/Data Drop Woes with KitKat

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Fnc1 modem semi bricked my Canada Rogers gs4. Had to do a factory restore using odin , luckily I got through it call and have avoiding knox

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Also my boot loader is mdj

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It would be great if someone can share a link of the Canadian MK6 modem.

Update: Don't like to assume but would Bell MK6 modem works for Rogers?
 
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I have mk6 modem that I'm using and it works well but its interesting is you need to install infamous 4.2.2 ROM to install it. It won't flash via Odin PC (tried to recently) only mobile Odin can flash it. Then after you have upgraded modem you can install any ROM you wish. Id recommend. Before flashing that ROM, be sure your phone meets the requirements.

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I have mk6 modem that I'm using and it works well but its interesting is you need to install infamous 4.2.2 ROM to install it. It won't flash via Odin PC (tried to recently) only mobile Odin can flash it. Then after you have upgraded modem you can install any ROM you wish. Id recommend. Before flashing that ROM, be sure your phone meets the requirements.

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here is the tutorial to upgrade

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...13469&page=941

try to find the origional yhrough google as this quoted tuutorial seems to be missing some steps

as you can see the person who quoted had difficulties upgradeing its because odin is picky! need to jump to infamous 4.2.2 temporially to upgrade

let me know if you need anything else

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I have copies of these files if needed

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Over the last 24 hours, just for testing, I've flashed almost every single ROM available in this forum, and with different combinations of MG1, MK6 and NC1.

My results are pretty simple.

Every single ROM made by iBastid worked without issue.

Every single other ROM dropped data.

Intersting to note, that iBastid's ROMs are the only ones where he includes a flashable "Canadian Fix". That can't be coincidence that his are the only ROMs working properly...
 
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Thanks for the link. I have shared the reminder of my experience with this in your link.

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I know, it works, just used it again yesterday. Odin is very picky from I learned from using it. Different versions of Odin flash different things. This worked for me, in fact its the only thing that would work for me on my hardware.

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I spent 20 plus hours fixing my phone after a bad modem flash. This is one of the things I did to fix

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Here is where to go to return to stock, you need to used the odin version here or else stock f/w dont flash. Make sure you do not re-partition. Follow the guide perfectly and make sure your current bootloader is same version of stock fw your returning to. I didnt bother resetting flash counter with triangle away, just adds more brick risk. after that I re-rooted with chainfire su for canada, installed cwm recovery via playstore, upgraded to philz recovery. Next i installed infamous 10.1 R2 rom *make sure your phone is compatible with this rom. From there i followed tutorial to upgrade to mk6 modem from above. Finally i wiped factory resest via philz recovery and installed a kitkat build that require mk6 modem. All working great!!

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http://www.androidrootz.com/2013/06/...galaxy-s4.html

My bootloader is MDJ so i returned to MDJ stock! I did not have knox and still do not. Be carful not to accidentally install knox know upon first boot with stock fw.

I believe if you have an MK6 bootloader then it means you have knox.

Another safer option is to restore via samsung tool but then you may loose some root functionality


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