Odin Failure (following this guide)
My first time posting in a while. I had my Verizon GS5 4.4.2 rooted with towel root which like many people, had problems with the latest OTA update.
I unrooted, and factory reset my phone to be able to attempt the latest firmware update via Kies3, but that also failed.
With that, i figured I'd give ol' Odin a try to flash to stock (since factory reset wasn't working) and this failed.
<ID:0/004> Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
<ID:0/004> File analysis..
<ID:0/004> Set PIT file..
<ID:0/004> DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!
<ID:0/004> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/004> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/004> NAND Write Start!!
<ID:0/004> FAIL! (Auth)
<ID:0/004> Complete(Write) operation failed.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
(i have an odin screenshot but i still have less than 10 posts)
and finally, here's the error screen message after the odin failure
Product name: SM-G900V
Current Binary: Samsung Official
System Status: Official
Activation Lock (kk): OFF
qualcomm Secureboot: Enable (CSB)
AP SWERV: S1, T1, R1, A1, P1
Secure check fail: System
Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please use software repair assistant and try again
** I have also tried software repair assistant which mysteriously crashes half way through.
*** Using the stock .tar posted here
Any help would be wonderful. If i wasn't thorough enough, please tell me what might assist in helping me diagnose this. This turned out to be one hell of a PITA for the sake of wanting that annoying "software update" notification to go away.
~ all the best