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Question [Q] Everything except WiFi is working. S4 I-9505

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27th December 2013, 03:07 AM   |  #1  
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Model number
GT-I9505
Android version
4.3
Baseband version
I9505XXUEMJ7
Kernel version
3.4.0-1765174
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Tue Oct 15 16:14:54 KST 2013
Build number
JSS15J.I9505XXUEMJ7
SELinux status
Enforcing
SEPF_GT-I9505_4.3_0010
Secure boot status
Type: Samsung

So, i just bought this device from a friends friend who hasn't used it for a few months and even when i got it, it was 4.2 and WiFi was not working. But the problem is that i can't switch it on. When i try and press to switch it on, it doesn't do anything. Even in the notification bar, i can't turn it on.

So, what is the safest thing for me to do and fix this and is it even fixable?
The device is not rooted or flashed in any way. It's plain stock.

If somebody could reply with a step by step procedure to fix this, i would be really greatfull.
27th December 2013, 09:02 AM   |  #2  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nikolanicic

Model number
GT-I9505
Android version
4.3
Baseband version
I9505XXUEMJ7
Kernel version
3.4.0-1765174
se.infra@SEP-106 #1
Tue Oct 15 16:14:54 KST 2013
Build number
JSS15J.I9505XXUEMJ7
SELinux status
Enforcing
SEPF_GT-I9505_4.3_0010
Secure boot status
Type: Samsung

So, i just bought this device from a friends friend who hasn't used it for a few months and even when i got it, it was 4.2 and WiFi was not working. But the problem is that i can't switch it on. When i try and press to switch it on, it doesn't do anything. Even in the notification bar, i can't turn it on.

So, what is the safest thing for me to do and fix this and is it even fixable?
The device is not rooted or flashed in any way. It's plain stock.

If somebody could reply with a step by step procedure to fix this, i would be really greatfull.

If that was my phone and I did not want to root it this is what I would do.
Download Ktoonsez International 4.3 kernel:
http://ktoonsez.jonathanjsimon.com/s...12.22.2013.zip

Then rename the file to "update.zip" and copy it from computer to the phone's
internal sdcard.

Before anything else, use the file manager which is in your app drawer just
to be sure that the filename is "update.zip".
(it cannot be anything else unless you root the phone)

Once you are sure of the filename, reboot the phone into the stock recovery mode
and select the option "flash update.zip" or the wording might be "install update.zip".

If you cannot find update.zip it means that you have re-named it wrongly
or you have not copied it to /sdcard.
It cannot be in some folder, it must be in the root of your sdcard.

If worst came to worst and it was my phone and the above did not work
I would simply root the phone and flash a custom recovery after that it
would be a very easy fix.

Good luck!
Last edited by Misterjunky; 27th December 2013 at 09:09 AM.
27th December 2013, 04:05 PM   |  #3  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Misterjunky

If that was my phone and I did not want to root it this is what I would do.
Download Ktoonsez International 4.3 kernel:

Then rename the file to "update.zip" and copy it from computer to the phone's
internal sdcard.

Before anything else, use the file manager which is in your app drawer just
to be sure that the filename is "update.zip".
(it cannot be anything else unless you root the phone)

Once you are sure of the filename, reboot the phone into the stock recovery mode
and select the option "flash update.zip" or the wording might be "install update.zip".

If you cannot find update.zip it means that you have re-named it wrongly
or you have not copied it to /sdcard.
It cannot be in some folder, it must be in the root of your sdcard.

If worst came to worst and it was my phone and the above did not work
I would simply root the phone and flash a custom recovery after that it
would be a very easy fix.

Good luck!

I've tried doing that, i've placed the "update.zip" on both my external sdcard and internal phones memory.

When i click to go update it displays no package is anywhere to be found.

God damn it.

Any other options ? :/
27th December 2013, 05:45 PM   |  #4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nikolanicic

Model number
GT-I9505
Android version
4.3
Baseband version
I9505XXUEMJ7
Kernel version
3.4.0-1765174
se.infra@SEP-106 #1
Tue Oct 15 16:14:54 KST 2013
Build number
JSS15J.I9505XXUEMJ7
SELinux status
Enforcing
SEPF_GT-I9505_4.3_0010
Secure boot status
Type: Samsung

So, i just bought this device from a friends friend who hasn't used it for a few months and even when i got it, it was 4.2 and WiFi was not working. But the problem is that i can't switch it on. When i try and press to switch it on, it doesn't do anything. Even in the notification bar, i can't turn it on.

So, what is the safest thing for me to do and fix this and is it even fixable?
The device is not rooted or flashed in any way. It's plain stock.

If somebody could reply with a step by step procedure to fix this, i would be really greatfull.

Do a Internal Memory Card Backup and then:
  1. Wake your Samsung Galaxy S4
  2. Navigate to and tap on Settings.
  3. Go to Accounts
  4. Tap Backup & reset.
  5. Select Factory data reset.
  6. You will see a warning – read it and tap Reset phone.
  7. Now tap Erase everything.
  8. Let the phone finish the process (will reboot too)
  9. Try if u have WIFI now
27th December 2013, 06:27 PM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by Joku1981

Do a Internal Memory Card Backup and then:

  1. Wake your Samsung Galaxy S4
  2. Navigate to and tap on Settings.
  3. Go to Accounts
  4. Tap Backup & reset.
  5. Select Factory data reset.
  6. You will see a warning read it and tap Reset phone.
  7. Now tap Erase everything.
  8. Let the phone finish the process (will reboot too)
  9. Try if u have WIFI now

Nope, still not working.
27th December 2013, 07:24 PM   |  #6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nikolanicic

Nope, still not working.

Try this WIFI FIX:
Use it with care!!!

1. Go to Download Mode
2. Open Odin
3. Select this FILE as PHONE/CP and click START
4. Ur phone will reboot automatically when the process finish
5. I think this will work
27th December 2013, 10:12 PM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by Joku1981

Try this WIFI FIX:
Use it with care!!!

1. Go to Download Mode
2. Open Odin
3. Select this as PHONE/CP and click START
4. Ur phone will reboot automatically when the process finish
5. I think this will work

Is this going to work even without rooting my device ?

I've tried what you suggested but i can't get ODIN to see my device unless it's powered on.

PS. This is what i have:
"Android system recovery <3e>

Volume up/down to move highlight;
power button to select

reboot system now
apply update from ADB
apply update from external storage
wipe data/factory reset
wipe cache partition
apply update from cache"
27th December 2013, 10:54 PM   |  #8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nikolanicic

Is this going to work even without rooting my device ?

I've tried what you suggested but i can't get ODIN to see my device unless it's powered on.

PS. This is what i have:
"Android system recovery <3e>

Volume up/down to move highlight;
power button to select

reboot system now
apply update from ADB
apply update from external storage
wipe data/factory reset
wipe cache partition
apply update from cache"

U are in STOCK RECOVERY Mode. U have to go DOWNLOAD MODE: HERE
28th December 2013, 03:04 AM   |  #9  
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Originally Posted by Joku1981

U are in STOCK RECOVERY Mode. U have to go DOWNLOAD MODE: HERE

I have done everything you've said in the tutorial...

Output from ODIN:
"<ID:0/016> Added!!
<ID:0/016> Removed!!
<ID:0/017> Added!!
<ID:0/017> Odin v.3 engine (ID:17)..
<ID:0/017> File analysis..
<ID:0/017> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/017> Initialzation..
<ID:0/017> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/017> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/017> NON-HLOS.bin
<ID:0/017> NAND Write Start!!
<ID:0/017> Transmission Complete..
<ID:0/017> Now Writing.. Please wait about 2 minutes
<ID:0/017> Receive Response from boot-loader
<ID:0/017> RQT_CLOSE !!
<ID:0/017> RES OK !!
<ID:0/017> Removed!!
<ID:0/017> Remain Port .... 0
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)
"

The phone started but i'm still unable to switch the WiFi on.

Damn it.
28th December 2013, 04:57 AM   |  #10  
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Originally Posted by nikolanicic

I have done everything you've said in the tutorial...

Output from ODIN:
"<ID:0/016> Added!!
<ID:0/016> Removed!!
<ID:0/017> Added!!
<ID:0/017> Odin v.3 engine (ID:17)..
<ID:0/017> File analysis..
<ID:0/017> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/017> Initialzation..
<ID:0/017> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/017> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/017> NON-HLOS.bin
<ID:0/017> NAND Write Start!!
<ID:0/017> Transmission Complete..
<ID:0/017> Now Writing.. Please wait about 2 minutes
<ID:0/017> Receive Response from boot-loader
<ID:0/017> RQT_CLOSE !!
<ID:0/017> RES OK !!
<ID:0/017> Removed!!
<ID:0/017> Remain Port .... 0
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)
"

The phone started but i'm still unable to switch the WiFi on.

Damn it.

im having the same problem

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