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OTA update with no recovery

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21st May 2014, 03:11 AM   |  #1  
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so i have an s4 that had 4.3...well it has an unlocked bootloader and recently i lost the stock recovery and no custom recovery was on there. so did the 4.4 ota update like a genius and now the phone is stuck in odin download mode. cant get it to boot cant get anywhere. im in the process of downloading the stock 4.4 firmware and i downloaded a custom rom and custom recovery. i didnt know where to go from here. would it be ok to flash the stock firmware with odin? or could i just try a custom recovery and custom rom in odin?? looking for some serious help. thanks in advanced
21st May 2014, 03:29 AM   |  #2  
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Do you have an i337, because if you do the bootloader is not unlocked. You're going to have to flash the stock firmware in Odin

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21st May 2014, 03:41 AM   |  #3  
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Do you have an i337, because if you do the bootloader is not unlocked. You're going to have to flash the stock firmware in Odin

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it is an i337. when i turn it on i get the unlocked lock with the samsung logo. i thought that was the bootloader.. im going totry to flash stock with odin now.
21st May 2014, 03:56 AM   |  #4  
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so that worked.. its booting up now. just to be certain i cannot flash custom recovery in odin on this right? and ill worry about the sim error at a later time.. already replaced the part yet i still get an error
21st May 2014, 04:52 AM   |  #5  
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The only working recovery for your phone now is safestrap

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21st May 2014, 04:55 AM   |  #6  
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so that worked.. its booting up now. just to be certain i cannot flash custom recovery in odin on this right? and ill worry about the sim error at a later time.. already replaced the part yet i still get an error

You're screwing up because you haven't read about the things you are trying to do. If you want to learn and do things correctly, I suggest reading the pinned threads in the general and q&a sections paying close attention to the information that is specifically about your model and firmware version. The things you are trying to do and the questions you are asking have been answered many times over in those threads.
21st May 2014, 06:07 AM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by tadcrazio

so i have an s4 that had 4.3...well it has an unlocked bootloader and recently i lost the stock recovery and no custom recovery was on there. so did the 4.4 ota update like a genius and now the phone is stuck in odin download mode. cant get it to boot cant get anywhere. im in the process of downloading the stock 4.4 firmware and i downloaded a custom rom and custom recovery. i didnt know where to go from here. would it be ok to flash the stock firmware with odin? or could i just try a custom recovery and custom rom in odin?? looking for some serious help. thanks in advanced

I went through the same situation and previous post is the right suggestion go to the pin general.
This is what I did

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=52289782

You need to flash full nb1 to regain stock.
Once you are in nb1 you can choose to stay stock or downgrade to mk2 to root and install safestrap.
From there you can install any Tw rom not AOSP YOU CAN NOT FLASH CUSTOM ROMS.

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