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I was interested in upgrading to Kitkat, and when I used Odin to flash it, it all went smoothly, said complete, then when it restarted it only gets to black screen after the samsung splash. I'm not sure what to do from here, was hoping one of the wizards here would know.
 
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I was interested in upgrading to Kitkat, and when I used Odin to flash it, it all went smoothly, said complete, then when it restarted it only gets to black screen after the samsung splash. I'm not sure what to do from here, was hoping one of the wizards here would know.
Are you trying to update to the rooted 4.4.2 build by Beanstown? If so you have to be rooted on 4.3 and flash his odex or deodexed build with safestrap 3.65. Then boot to download mode and flash the firmware with odin. If you tried to just flash the firmware it's not going to work.
Follow the direction in this threads op.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2740466

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Are you trying to update to the rooted 4.4.2 build by Beanstown? If so you have to be rooted on 4.3 and flash his odex or deodexed build with safestrap 3.65. Then boot to download mode and flash the firmware with odin. If you tried to just flash the firmware it's not going to work.
Follow the direction in this threads op.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2740466

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I'm currently trying to get it back to normal, I think I'm on the right track. I'll update when this is done.
 
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thanks a ton, That's the resource I needed. I flashed it back and I'm back in business. Now on to rooting. There's tons of stuff on here to help me with that though. +1 internets for you sir.
 
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I have the same problem can you tell me how you got back to normal?
 
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I have the same problem can you tell me how you got back to normal?
You're going to have to install the VRUBMJE .tar.md5 file through Odin with your phone in download mode (hold volume down, power and home with the device turned off), then reroot with Kingo 1.1.6. You do not need the PIT file for Odin.

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Thanks Ill ry this now. Ill let you know if I am successful.
 
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Thanks Ill ry this now. Ill let you know if I am successful.
It should work fine and won't take very long, I've had to do this once recently and did not have any issues.
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Fixed it but had to use Vroot instead. Thank you for your help!
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Fixed it but had to use Vroot instead. Thank you for your help!
No problem, I'm glad you're up and running again.
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