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[Q] Recovery Mode is broken. Phone won't boot properly.

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+1, the only safe option is to flash a clean factory image via Odin. Otherwise say hello to your new doorstop if you mess with Recovery on MK2 locked bootloader

Flash new image >> 15-25 minutes
Root >> 2-3 minutes
SS >> 3-5 minutes
HD RLS15 (for example) >> 15 minutes

In about an hour or so phone is back up and running. No brainer..........
The thing is.. I've tried flashing new images before, and all its doing is overwriting my old one, but the stupid factory thing I flashed makes the default path the broken recovery so I don't think this will work.
 
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The thing is.. I've tried flashing new images before, and all its doing is overwriting my old one, but the stupid factory thing I flashed makes the default path the broken recovery so I don't think this will work.
Are you sure you flashed the full wipe tar file? I've successfully used this method numerous times.
http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23269279319198294

Make sure you download to PC first then copy to your external SD card on your phone.

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Are you sure you flashed the full wipe tar file? I've successfully used this method numerous times.
http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23269279319198294

Make sure you download to PC first then copy to your external SD card on your phone.

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Umm.. Why would I want to put that on my external SD card? Wouldn't I want to just use it through ODIN?
 
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Oops sorry I meant to leave the tar file on the PC.

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Oops sorry I meant to leave the tar file on the PC.

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Haha alright. I'll go ahead and download this file and give it a go. Wish me luck.
 
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Oops sorry I meant to leave the tar file on the PC.

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Also, can you give me a quick guide on how to flash this through Odin? I just wanna make sure I'm not doing anything wrong.
 
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Also, can you give me a quick guide on how to flash this through Odin? I just wanna make sure I'm not doing anything wrong.
Directions are in the thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2578209
 
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I followed the directions for everything as they were given and I got the same result I've gotten after flashing anything. Everything works fine, then the big blue "RESET" icon appears on Odin, then the phone reboots, I get samsung logo, and then the blue "recovery booting" text shows up.. and then the screen blacks out, and boot loops that same thing.
 
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I followed the directions for everything as they were given and I got the same result I've gotten after flashing anything. Everything works fine, then the big blue "RESET" icon appears on Odin, then the phone reboots, I get samsung logo, and then the blue "recovery booting" text shows up.. and then the screen blacks out, and boot loops that same thing.
Make sure you're using the Full Wipe image (SCH-I545_VZW_1_20131212083410_mwx72ql56g_fac.zip), and have extracted it to a .tar.md5

Also download the JFLTE_USA_VZW_16G.pit (assuming you have the 16GB version of the S4).

Put the .tar.md5 in the AP section and the PIT file in the PIT section.

Leave the other checkboxes in Odin at their defaults.

Take a screenshot at this point, click Start, and then take another screenshot when it completes or gives an error.
 
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Make sure you're using the Full Wipe image (SCH-I545_VZW_1_20131212083410_mwx72ql56g_fac.zip), and have extracted it to a .tar.md5

Also download the JFLTE_USA_VZW_16G.pit (assuming you have the 16GB version of the S4).

Put the .tar.md5 in the AP section and the PIT file in the PIT section.

Leave the other checkboxes in Odin at their defaults.

Take a screenshot at this point, click Start, and then take another screenshot when it completes or gives an error.
Alright. I did a lot between your post and now. All of the information for everything I did is underneath each picture thats posted. So read them carefully.

http://imgur.com/3c4YZoz,CjiLmlY,Gfjx7Tc,TO1xSMV#0

EDIT: I looked up the battery icon problem and I found some interesting news. After all of the struggling with the darn phone, this is a common problem with this phone on 4.3. Its an overheating issue to the PBA(Motherboard I think). Thanks everyone for the help, I'm just gonna send it in and get a new phone.

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