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[Q] cant get in to recovery mode samung galaxy s4

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21st December 2013, 04:25 AM   |  #1  
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Hello im fairly new to the rooting stuff so bear with me and I hope im posting this in the right place. Iv looked for other post and most have people believe they have soft bricked there phone, I was able to get out of it

I have a Samsung galaxy s4 with Verizon
model # sch-i545,
android version 4.3,
baseband version i545vruemj7,
kernel version 3.4.0 se.infa@ro210-02 #1,
build # jss15j. i545vruemj7

Hope this is enough info for some help. I do have root using the chines root and terminal emulator to get supersu. I also use titanium backup pro. So here is where I have my problem I was wanting to have a recover backup just in case I messed up my phone. I looked up ways to do this and the one I picked was using goomanager.
1. Opened goomanager and opened the menu and clicked install openrecoveryscript
2. Download and installed and it said download complete
3. I rebooted my phone in recovery mode
4. Now it comes up in odin mode in the top left corner, it says in red could not do normal boot under that
product name: sch-i545,
current binary: Samsung official,
system states: custom,
knox kurnal lock:0x0,
knox warranty void: 0x0,
csb-config-lsb:0x30,
wright protection enabled,
eMAC burst mode enabled

5. And I have the big green droid with downloading… do not turn off target!!
6. This is where everyone else believes they soft bricked and are stuck in a bootloop but if you pull the battery and start up in odin and restart from there you get out of it

So I cant use recovery mode at all, is there any thing I can do to fix this or do I not get to use recovery ever again

Like I said I am new to rooting and all the great stuff it offers, I have rooted my old droid x2 and done a full recovery with it, I haven’t flashed a rom yet but I still don’t know all the in’s and out’s

Thank you for all the help
21st December 2013, 04:49 AM   |  #2  
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what it sounds like is you phone is going into download mode. when you are trying to enter recovery are you holding volume up or volume down when you boot? because volume down takes you to download mode and volume up take you to your recovery!
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what it sounds like is you phone is going into download mode. when you are trying to enter recovery are you holding volume up or volume down when you boot? because volume down takes you to download mode and volume up take you to your recovery!

I hold the volume up, power and home keys and it goes in to odin mode and goomanager can boot into recovery mode and still goes into odin mode. I think goomanager doesn’t do the team win recovery and messed up the code for recovery

And thank you I double checked that and still odin mode comes up
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first problem was using goo manager, your phone base does not support any custom recoveries. The only available option is safestrap after u obtain root


http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2578569
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first problem was using goo manager, your phone base does not support any custom recoveries. The only available option is safestrap after u obtain root

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2578569



Thanks for the help and sorry for the late reply, will this fix the recovery mode
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Thanks for the help and sorry for the late reply, will this fix the recovery mode

What are you thinking "recovery mode" is?

safestrap enabled, Hyperdrive driven
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What are you thinking "recovery mode" is?

safestrap enabled, Hyperdrive driven

What bugs me is that I can't get Into recovery anymore. *I have used recovery mode to re install some dumb apps by making a back up with Titanium Backup Pro And made a zip of the apps and re installed them through it. I just don't want to brick my phone hard. But please explain what it is and for.

All I wanted to do was be able to do a nandord backup which is what I thought I was trying todo.
9th January 2014, 03:10 AM   |  #8  
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What bugs me is that I can't get Into recovery anymore. *I have used recovery mode to re install some dumb apps by making a back up with Titanium Backup Pro And made a zip of the apps and re installed them through it. I just don't want to brick my phone hard. But please explain what it is and for.

All I wanted to do was be able to do a nandord backup which is what I thought I was trying todo.

You aren't making any sense, so you need to be a lot more specific about what you're doing.

One, you said above that you're on the MJ7 bootloader. That means that you can't have a custom recovery.

So what the heck does "using recovery mode to install some dumb apps by making a back up with Titanium Backup Pro" mean? You don't run Ti from recovery, you run it from a booted and rooted phone.

"All I wanted to do was to be able to make a nandord (sic) backup"

Oh well. You can't install a custom recovery on your phone since the bootloader is locked. This has been stated repeatedly in these forums.

Sadly, the moderators of this forum are refusing to post a sticky to help guide people like you to avoid this common mistake.

The only way you can back up your existing ROM is to root it and install Safestrap. Do a bit of searching around before flashing anything else.
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What bugs me is that I can't get Into recovery anymore. *I have used recovery mode to re install some dumb apps by making a back up with Titanium Backup Pro And made a zip of the apps and re installed them through it. I just don't want to brick my phone hard. But please explain what it is and for.

All I wanted to do was be able to do a nandord backup which is what I thought I was trying todo.

So you are rooted...what recovery did you install? I'm still not clear in understanding your position.

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You aren't making any sense, so you need to be a lot more specific about what you're doing.

One, you said above that you're on the MJ7 bootloader. That means that you can't have a custom recovery.

So what the heck does "using recovery mode to install some dumb apps by making a back up with Titanium Backup Pro" mean? You don't run Ti from recovery, you run it from a booted and rooted phone.

"All I wanted to do was to be able to make a nandord (sic) backup"

Oh well. You can't install a custom recovery on your phone since the bootloader is locked. This has been stated repeatedly in these forums.

Sadly, the moderators of this forum are refusing to post a sticky to help guide people like you to avoid this common mistake.

The only way you can back up your existing ROM is to root it and install Safestrap. Do a bit of searching around before flashing anything else.


Im sorry im new to asking for help.

Yes I now know there is no custom recovery and found out the hard way and didn’t do enough research.

With Ti pro, in batch actions-All, section Recovery mode you can create “ update.zip” from apps and data backup. I know this is not a true recovery or nandorid, so I made the zip went into recovery mode and reinstalled the apps I deleted. I was just toying around with that

My original intent was to be able to do a nandorid backup

I have looked at the safestrap method and it looks like it will work for my build I just wanted to know since my recovery mode is corrupt or I believe it is will it work

thank you again for any help

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