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22nd March 2014, 09:05 PM   |  #1  
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My phone has been soft bricked after trying to flash the latest dkp kernel. I was using philz touch recovery and I tried to flash dkp kernel 3-20 build, and I got an error during flashing saying that it couldn't decompress the ramdisk. So I tried to flash the older version of dkp that I was using, and it failed to flash! I have never had problems like this before. So now my phone will not boot to system or go back to recovery. I can only access download mode. I was using CM11 with the ML1 modem and dkp kernel before my phone got bricked. It really frustrates me that my phone just randomly decided to freak out and brick itself, because I've been doing the same thing forever and never had any problems flashing a kernel. Please tell me how I can fix my phone. Thank you.
22nd March 2014, 10:20 PM   |  #2  
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My phone has been soft bricked after trying to flash the latest dkp kernel. I was using philz touch recovery and I tried to flash dkp kernel 3-20 build, and I got an error during flashing saying that it couldn't decompress the ramdisk. So I tried to flash the older version of dkp that I was using, and it failed to flash! I have never had problems like this before. So now my phone will not boot to system or go back to recovery. I can only access download mode. I was using CM11 with the ML1 modem and dkp kernel before my phone got bricked. It really frustrates me that my phone just randomly decided to freak out and brick itself, because I've been doing the same thing forever and never had any problems flashing a kernel. Please tell me how I can fix my phone. Thank you.

This how i did back to stock.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1867253
Will help u on soft brick.
Odin enter download mode flash stock image. After that's all done. Dnt let ur fone install the ota. And root using CASUAL root and ur back to business

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22nd March 2014, 10:28 PM   |  #3  
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This how i did back to stock.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1867253
Will help u on soft brick.
Odin enter download mode flash stock image. After that's all done. Dnt let ur fone install the ota. And root using CASUAL root and ur back to business

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I did an ODIN back to stock MF1. In ODIN it says "Pass!" above the com port, and it also says <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0). However, my phone has been stuck on the 4G LTE screen with the colorful rings for around 15 minutes and it doesn't seem to be doing anything. What should I do?
22nd March 2014, 10:29 PM   |  #4  
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Pull battery out and reboot.. Thats mentioned on instructions.
Post wat odin tells u

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22nd March 2014, 10:38 PM   |  #5  
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Pull battery out and reboot.. Thats mentioned on instructions.
Post wat odin tells u

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Well when I pulled the battery and tried to reboot a samsung logo with an unlocked symbol was underneath it and it still gets stuck on the 4g LTE screen. Also, it won't allow me to enter the recovery.

So I went back to download mode on my screen and i noticed that it still says "System Status: Custom"
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22nd March 2014, 10:42 PM   |  #6  
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Well when I pulled the battery and tried to reboot a samsung logo with an unlocked symbol was underneath it and it still gets stuck on the 4g LTE screen. Also, it won't allow me to enter the recovery.

Boot into recovery, factory reset, then reboot.

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22nd March 2014, 10:43 PM   |  #7  
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Boot into recovery, factory reset, then reboot.

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Like I said, it won't go into recovery mode. It seems like it is going to and then it just has a black screen.
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Boot into recovery, factory reset, then reboot.

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You have to be able to boot into recovery, make sure you hold the volume up + home for an extended period of time.

If you can't, you need to Odin the stock rom and try again.

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22nd March 2014, 10:49 PM   |  #9  
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You have to be able to boot into recovery, make sure you hold the volume up + home for an extended period of time.

If you can't, you need to Odin the stock rom and try again.

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The ODIN to stock did not work correctly. Maybe I need a different MF1 tar file. Can someone point me to a link for it? I have searched an can't find a completely stock MF1 file.
22nd March 2014, 10:52 PM   |  #10  
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The ODIN to stock did not work correctly. Maybe I need a different MF1 tar file. Can someone point me to a link for it? I have searched an can't find a completely stock MF1 file.

http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23134718111254196

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