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By LVMickey, Member on 8th April 2014, 05:11 AM
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Today I tried flashing CM 11 onto my S4. I have it rooted and I have safestrap loaded onto it. When I went into safestrap to flash it I also queued up GApps Aroma not realizing that it would run that before it would reboot for CM 11. Now my phone is stuck at the "Samsung GALAXY S4" screen and won't continue. When I connect it to my computer it makes a tone that registers it connecting but it doesn't show up in My Computer.

Does anyone have any ideas on what I can do to unbrick or restore it to factory?

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8th April 2014, 05:14 AM |#2  
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Go into download mode. Odin back to stock.

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8th April 2014, 05:18 AM |#3  
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What do you mean by download mode?
8th April 2014, 06:01 AM |#4  
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Down volume button + power button.

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Download stuffs from sammobile

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8th April 2014, 01:29 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by LVMickey

Today I tried flashing CM 11 onto my S4. I have it rooted and I have safestrap loaded onto it. When I went into safestrap to flash it I also queued up GApps Aroma not realizing that it would run that before it would reboot for CM 11. Now my phone is stuck at the "Samsung GALAXY S4" screen and won't continue. When I connect it to my computer it makes a tone that registers it connecting but it doesn't show up in My Computer.

Does anyone have any ideas on what I can do to unbrick or restore it to factory?

Thank you,
Mik

Cm will not work in ss. You'll have to use only tw based roms. What firmware are you on? There are tar files in the general forum for that firmware which you'll have to flash in Odin. Sammobile will not have those tar files for you.

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8th April 2014, 01:54 PM |#6  
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Oh yeah sammobile only has the ROMs sorry I forgot.

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8th April 2014, 01:57 PM |#7  
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Oh yeah sammobile only has the ROMs sorry I forgot.

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Sammobile has firmware for many Samsung devices. It just doesn't have anything newer than mdl for the i337.

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Cm will not work in ss. You'll have to use only tw based roms. What firmware are you on? There are tar files in the general forum for that firmware which you'll have to flash in Odin. Sammobile will not have those tar files for you.

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Alright done a bit of reading like you said but I still have a question. From what I read Gapps wont work with SS since it is CM based. But is there something similar to it that I can use to get rid of bloatware? Or do most of the ROMs not have that kind of stuff in them?
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Alright done a bit of reading like you said but I still have a question. From what I read Gapps wont work with SS since it is CM based. But is there something similar to it that I can use to get rid of bloatware? Or do most of the ROMs not have that kind of stuff in them?

Most roms don't have all the bloat. Use titaniumbackup to freeze any bloat you don't want.

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