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[Q] How bad is my soft brick?

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23rd April 2014, 12:42 AM   |  #1  
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I have posted to this thread before and am very thankful for the help provided.
Now, I have been doing LOTS of reading on unbricking a soft bricked GS4 from AT&T but have no luck.
I have read that unbricking a soft bricked phone is usually a piece of cake, but I guess I'm just really unlucky
I have tried many methods, from wiping data in recovery, flashing stock roms, and so on, but haven't really succeeded with any method.
Just now, I wiped/formatted the cache and data in recovery one more time, made sure my battery was at 100%, and flashed a
stock firmware in Odin 3.09 using this guide: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2265477
The end result was as follows:
<ID:0/005> Added!!
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> I337UCUAMDL_I337ATTAMDL_I337UCUAMDL_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/005> Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
<ID:0/005> File analysis..
<ID:0/005> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/005> Initialzation..
<ID:0/005> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/005> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/005> SingleDownload.
<ID:0/005> aboot.mbn
<ID:0/005> NAND Write Start!!
<ID:0/005> FAIL! (Auth)
<ID:0/005>
<ID:0/005> Complete(Write) operation failed.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. Can anyone tell from the messages above?
Thanks a lot for any help!
23rd April 2014, 01:08 AM   |  #2  
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Your phone is higher than the amdl bootloader. You will need to try the mk2 or higher tar package. I think they might be linked in the general section.

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23rd April 2014, 01:21 AM   |  #3  
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Quote:
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Your phone is higher than the amdl bootloader. You will need to try the mk2 or higher tar package. I think they might be linked in the general section.

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So flashing an MK2 or NB1 tar in Odin should fix it?
23rd April 2014, 01:26 AM   |  #4  
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Yep. Remember you will be back to full stock, no root.

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