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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini SPH-L520 HELP!

18th December 2013, 05:10 AM |#1  
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I made an incredibly stupid mistake and didn't notice what the actual model number for my S4 Mini was. I used a guide to root it as if it were a GT-I9195 and now I've completely screwed it up. When it booted I couldn't connect to any type of network and the soft keys didn't work at all. I tried to install what I thought was the original firmware to the phone, but again didn't know I had the wrong model number. How do I restore my phone to its original state? I no longer care if it is rooted or not, I would just like to have a working cell phone again.
 
 
18th December 2013, 05:45 AM |#2  
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I made an incredibly stupid mistake and didn't notice what the actual model number for my S4 Mini was. I used a guide to root it as if it were a GT-I9195 and now I've completely screwed it up. When it booted I couldn't connect to any type of network and the soft keys didn't work at all. I tried to install what I thought was the original firmware to the phone, but again didn't know I had the wrong model number. How do I restore my phone to its original state? I no longer care if it is rooted or not, I would just like to have a working cell phone again.

You can flash the stock firmware
http://live.samsung-updates.com/inde...evice=SPH-L520
Then root with kingo

Dont feel too bad, I bricked mine
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18th December 2013, 08:08 PM |#3  
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You can flash the stock firmware

Then root with kingo

Dont feel too bad, I bricked mine

I tried to flash the stock firmware and it is now stuck at the Sprint Spark screen.
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19th December 2013, 09:33 PM |#4  
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Did you wipe data/cache? try to reflash it again i did this to my phone the first day i got it lol....Im now running stock rooted. Waiting for a ROM to be developed for us SPH-L520 Users.
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19th December 2013, 10:11 PM |#5  
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Did you wipe data/cache? try to reflash it again i did this to my phone the first day i got it lol....Im now running stock rooted. Waiting for a ROM to be developed for us SPH-L520 Users.

One day I will learn how to use a Samsung device. This has brought me closer to that day. The phone is now booted and downloading all it's Sprint crap. Thank you for the final piece to this puzzle.
28th December 2013, 01:13 AM |#6  
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I am not able to download the stock firmware for the SPH-L520. Can someone re-up the file and post the link ASAP. Thanks.
9th February 2014, 04:53 AM |#7  
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I am not able to download the stock firmware for the SPH-L520. Can someone re-up the file and post the link ASAP. Thanks.

ill be posting a new link pretty soon i gotta upload it

here it is as promissed.... mediafire.com/download/ittpe38u843mdm0/SPR-L520VPUAMK2-20131115204826.zip
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I did the same thing but now I have no baseband and no imei number. can anyone please help me? I would be forever grateful. I have the same phone (SPH-L520) on a sprint network. I have no network or wifi. =( Silly me didn't look to make sure had the right model when rooting. =(
Thanks in advance!!

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I did the same thing but now I have no baseband and no imei number. can anyone please help me? I would be forever grateful. I have the same phone (SPH-L520) on a sprint network. I have no network or wifi. =( Silly me didn't look to make sure had the right model when rooting. =(
Thanks in advance!!

Never mind. I got it worked out and finally got it to work.
16th February 2014, 08:07 AM |#9  
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how do put the firmware on my phone to restore it..i downloaded the software now I don't know what to do with it..some1 help plz
17th March 2014, 04:22 PM |#10  
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how do put the firmware on my phone to restore it..i downloaded the software now I don't know what to do with it..some1 help plz

Did you find a solution? I am in the same boat as you...
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