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[Q] Root attempt gone wrong

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10th March 2014, 09:34 AM   |  #1  
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Hi All,

I've attempted to root my SM-900, using Odin 3.09 and followed all the usual steps.
Suddenly I got different coloured horizontal lines on screen and that probably means my attemp didn't go that well...

I've read I should go back to the original firmware using kies, and then try again.

So how do I restore the original firmware?
I have an image (.img) and understand I need samsung Kies.

Question: Do I use Kies or the new KIES3?
How to go from there?

Or is there another way to restore the firmware?

Thanks in advance!
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10th March 2014, 11:38 AM   |  #2  
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I figured it out already....

I un-tar-red the recovery file. Leaving it as .tar solved the issue.

15th March 2014, 02:33 PM   |  #3  
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my tablet is stuck,tried different usb ports,different odins,different cables .gets stuck on set up connection,now all i get on screen is FIRMWARE UPGRADE ENCOUNTERED AN ISSUE
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my tablet is stuck,tried different usb ports,different odins,different cables .gets stuck on set up connection,now all i get on screen is FIRMWARE UPGRADE ENCOUNTERED AN ISSUE

Please describe what is showing on tab's screen

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I was able to flash the stock recovery thanks
15th March 2014, 04:01 PM   |  #6  
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Had the same issues. Solved it by reinstalling the USB drivers. Via Kies 3, under the Tools menu. Worked perfectly after that. (Edit. ...for CFautoroot)

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Man that's gotta be a scary moment...

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I figured it out already....

I un-tar-red the recovery file. Leaving it as .tar solved the issue.

I have the same problem... root failed with several colored line. and doesnt start anymore.
Can you explain to me what do you mean by "I un-tar-red the recovery file. Leaving it as .tar solved the issue." ?
Thank you
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[QUOTE=wilsto;51112356]I have the same problem... root failed with several colored line. and doesnt start anymore.
Can you explain to me what do you mean by "I un-tar-red the recovery file. Leaving it as .tar solved the issue." ?
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Since the recovery image was downloaded as aan .tar file, which is a container file like .zip or.7z, I thought that I needed to unzip it.
You can mount the .tar file in Odin as it is, without unzipping it first.

You can find the recovery download location in the CF-root thread.
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18th March 2014, 07:16 PM   |  #10  
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I have the same problem... root failed with several colored line. and doesnt start anymore.
Can you explain to me what do you mean by "I un-tar-red the recovery file. Leaving it as .tar solved the issue." ?
Thank you

Mine did that after flashing a different firmware and trying to root. I solved it by first flashing the stock recovery in chainfires thread then rooting.

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