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re: UPDATE phone
Originally Posted by dashglobal
Just bought a S4. Love the phone.
Phone is the SHV-E300S running 4.2.2 Exynos 5 Octa. Bought it in Korea with Olleh / KT pre paid sim.
When I try to update the software it says "Failed to update software. Use SKT USIM card to update". Any idea what this is and how to fix it?
Sadly the only way to do a normal update (OTA) is to buy/steal/borrow a "SKT USIM"
sim card and temporarily put it into your phone in order to update it.
Once the sim card is in the phone restart it and go do the update.
After a successful update remove the sim card from the phone and
re-insert the one which you were using before.
If you cannot get your hands on a "SKT USIM" you can always root or try to root your
phone by going into download mode using ODIN to flash CF-ROOTER or other ODIN
compatible rooting .TAR files.
Last but not least you will need a custom recovery so again using ODIN find and flash
flash a custom recovery like twrp/cwm recovery. (the ODIN .TAR file versions of it).
If all of that is done successfully you can then flash any of the really excellent custom
4.3 roms which you will find here in xda that are compatible for your phone.
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