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Default [Q] Rooted 4.3 OTA soft-bricked, wouldn't load any apps

So basically I did this:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2538991

But unfortunately, I hadn't realized that the mobile hotspot was sealed up in that update. So I looked it up, and saw that someone had recommended this:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=48326067

So I went into TWRP and installed it. But that didn't work. When I booted back up EVERY app was crashing immediately except the stock Samsung apps (Messaging, Email, etc.). I tried to reverse it with the original framework-res.apk but when I did, the phone would get stuck at the AT&T logo (which was silent). I went back and forth a few times (when I applied that tethering mod, the phone would boot; when I tried to reverse it, it wouldn't), then did a factory reset in TWRP. After that, the phone booted, but the Setup Wizard would crash. So I did a Nandroid restore in TWRP and now the phone hangs at the AT&T logo no matter what I do.


My question is, what can I do now? I have a replacement device coming through warranty just in case, but it would be much better to just fix this one. However, I want to be certain and not HARD brick the phone...
 
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I have never been able to restore a stock 4.3 nandroid without everything crashing. I have always had to go back into recovery and wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache and dalvik cache then reboot and go through the whole setup process again. If that doesn't work you could try installing the stock debloat ROM from this thread. That's what I am running and it works great. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2540998

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So basically I did this:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2538991

But unfortunately, I hadn't realized that the mobile hotspot was sealed up in that update. So I looked it up, and saw that someone had recommended this:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=48326067

So I went into TWRP and installed it. But that didn't work. When I booted back up EVERY app was crashing immediately except the stock Samsung apps (Messaging, Email, etc.). I tried to reverse it with the original framework-res.apk but when I did, the phone would get stuck at the AT&T logo (which was silent). I went back and forth a few times (when I applied that tethering mod, the phone would boot; when I tried to reverse it, it wouldn't), then did a factory reset in TWRP. After that, the phone booted, but the Setup Wizard would crash. So I did a Nandroid restore in TWRP and now the phone hangs at the AT&T logo no matter what I do.


My question is, what can I do now? I have a replacement device coming through warranty just in case, but it would be much better to just fix this one. However, I want to be certain and not HARD brick the phone...
if you can get back to twrp , clear everything then flash the official correct file that yu want then see if that works...restore your apps/data after a clean refresh for your phone

remember panicking and being paranoid with flashing/rooting is not a a good idea, always rethink what you did wrong, let the phone cool down, research know what you re doing then fix it
dont rush, cuz rushing leads to bricks (learned from experience from day 1 with root)
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I have never been able to restore a stock 4.3 nandroid without everything crashing. I have always had to go back into recovery and wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache and dalvik cache then reboot and go through the whole setup process again. If that doesn't work you could try installing the stock debloat ROM from this thread. That's what I am running and it works great. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2540998

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How'd you do that? Just the regular factory reset? Cause the setup wizard wouldn't even run after that.

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if you can get back to twrp , clear everything then flash the official correct file that yu want then see if that works...restore your apps/data after a clean refresh for your phone

remember panicking and being paranoid with flashing/rooting is not a a good idea, always rethink what you did wrong, let the phone cool down, research know what you re doing then fix it
dont rush, cuz rushing leads to bricks (learned from experience from day 1 with root)
Okay. Which official file though? and should I clear the system and boot partitions too?
 
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How'd you do that? Just the regular factory reset? Cause the setup wizard wouldn't even run after that.



Okay. Which official file though? and should I clear the system and boot partitions too?
try this two links, everything on flashing 4.3 stock/rooting and fix http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2540998
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=46804338

either one will work

AND dont clear everything just cache/dalvik/format system/ factory reset BUT follow the instructions given for that rom to avoid any problems
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try this two links, everything on flashing 4.3 stock/rooting and fix http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2540998
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=46804338

either one will work

AND dont clear everything just cache/dalvik/format system/ factory reset BUT follow the instructions given for that rom to avoid any problems
Okay so I just leave boot alone. Let us pray, LOL. And sorry if I've sounded like a supernoob but I'm trying to be REALLY careful.
 
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[QUOTE=Iantuition;49824499]How'd you do that? Just the regular factory reset? Cause the setup wizard wouldn't even run after that.



Hit the power button to make the screen go to sleep. Hit the power button again to wake it up. Nothing should be crashing while you are on the lock screen so just hold the power button until the power menu appears and select power off. Once it powers off hold the volume up, home button and power button until you see the blue words in the upper left corner of the screen I believe it says loading recovery. Release the power button but continue holding the other 2 buttons until recovery loads. Now wipe data, cache and under advanced wipe dalvik cache. Reboot and everything should quit crashing but you will have to setup your account and apps again. That is the only way that I can get stock touchwiz 4.3 nandroids to work.



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Okay so I just leave boot alone. Let us pray, LOL. And sorry if I've sounded like a supernoob but I'm trying to be REALLY careful.
it will work, i agree with what bell said. unless its hard bricked then no worries just keep calm and fix the damn phone
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