So I successfully rooted my galaxy s4 vruemk2 using saferoot. Then I did goomanager and tried installing a custom recovery. May have been twrp. Anyway, I tried rebooting into recovery and I get the downloading do not turn off target message. Red text at top left saying could not boot.
I tried following this guide: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2578209
I downloaded both the No-Wipe and full wipe versions. And the PIT file. I started with using the full wipe version. I include the PIT file linked there. Odin hangs at setupconnection. So I wait 5 minutes then 10 then 15 and still stuck there. So I pull the battery, reboot into download/recovery and try again. This time using the No-Wipe version. It starts to show a progress bar on the phone but then fails citing a misssing PIT file. So I go through it again. This time using the PIT file. And what does it do? It hangs at setupconnection in Odin.
I go from Odin 3.09 to 3.07 and try both processes again. Same result. I uninstall the samsung usb drivers, reboot the computer and reinstall. Try it again. Still hangs at setupconnection. Same error with No-Wipe if I do not include the PIT file. I run both versions of Odin as administrator, they both still hang at the same step. Even after trying multiple USB ports on my computer.
I'm completely in awe as to why I am the only person this will not work for.