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My galaxy s4 was stuck in factory mode and it seemed like there was nothing i could do. I though i had nothing to lose so i decided to update from MDK to ME7 threw odin and it fixed the problem so if your like me and have nothing to lose try updating .
 
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Sorry but that is BAD advice. It's never good to update from MDK to anything else. You should have just Odin back to stock MDK firmware and reroot and flashed recovery. Bad/dumb move imo.
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Sorry but that is BAD advice. It's never good to update from MDK to anything else. You should have just Odin back to stock MDK firmware and reroot and flashed recovery. Bad/dumb move imo.
Updating may soon not be such a big deal...got a group of great devs who may have had a huge breakthrough in the form of kexec kernel modules that may soon allow newer bootloaders to run custom ROMs based on aosp and not be limited to touchwiz...kexec lead to a fully unlocked boot loader on vzw gs3 and could bring this"for the love of god don't update" crap to an end!
 
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Sorry but that is BAD advice. It's never good to update from MDK to anything else. You should have just Odin back to stock MDK firmware and reroot and flashed recovery. Bad/dumb move imo.
Well lets just say i tried that... and i did not work.
 
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Maybe but you're still using safestrap to hijack the boot sequence so your adding a rom on top of your stock rom giving you less room on your s4. I understand safestrap very well as I came from a DROID Bionic using SS then SS with kexec. I would still never give up MDK. If I had to ever replace my s4 with another s4 i'd be thankful for SS emencely but I'd never willingly give up MDK. And that's all I'm saying, I would never recommend giving MDK.
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Maybe but you're still using safestrap to hijack the boot sequence so your adding a rom on top of your stock rom giving you less room on your s4. I understand safestrap very well as I came from a DROID Bionic using SS then SS with kexec. I would still never give up MDK. If I had to ever replace my s4 with another s4 i'd be thankful for SS emencely but I'd never willingly give up MDK. And that's all I'm saying, I would never recommend giving MDK.
Believe me...I won't be moving from mdk until we have BL unlock...might not happen...but it seems they are closer than ever before
 
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Maybe but you're still using safestrap to hijack the boot sequence so your adding a rom on top of your stock rom giving you less room on your s4. I understand safestrap very well as I came from a DROID Bionic using SS then SS with kexec. I would still never give up MDK. If I had to ever replace my s4 with another s4 i'd be thankful for SS emencely but I'd never willingly give up MDK. And that's all I'm saying, I would never recommend giving MDK.
well i looked at it this way i can try to update it or take it to Verizon and hope to get an mdk model witch is probably unlike
 
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well i looked at it this way i can try to update it or take it to Verizon and hope to get an mdk model witch is probably unlike
Hold tight...don't take anymore updates unless this new stuff is a bust
 
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That's what I plan to do

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