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22nd March 2014, 07:10 AM   |  #1  
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I just picked up an S4 SGH-i337. It is running 4.3.
I tried rooting it with the Lokifyed tool. It installed Superuser, but I don't think it rooted the phone because I could not install SuperSU and it could not install CWM either.
After that did not work, I tried using Odin with Chainfire auto-root, but it kept on failing.
I tried using Odin to put the stock firmware unroot file and failed too.
Sometimes it will shut off when I plug it in.
Any ideas on getting my phone to work?
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22nd March 2014, 08:43 AM   |  #2  
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Here is an update.
I got it rooted successfully. I used Lokifyed 3-way tool to install TWRP, now the phone only boots into download mode. It will not boot into recovery nor normal mode.
22nd March 2014, 10:07 AM   |  #3  
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Your phone has a locked bootloader. So, you cannot install custom recovery.

Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
22nd March 2014, 05:00 PM   |  #4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jmjoyas

Your phone has a locked bootloader. So, you cannot install custom recovery.

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Is there a way I can unlock the bootloader to get it to work? It's running MK2 build
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22nd March 2014, 05:50 PM   |  #5  
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you can put safestrap on and flash roms that way,

i successfully flashed deadly venom running kitkat 4.4.2
i also had to use deadly venom magic tool with it but it worked.

now my second rom sort of bricked my phone so idk wtf happened, im trying to get it fixed now but i dont think it is because of the custom recovery.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2291956
follow the instructions to get a custom recovery installed

hit thanks if i helped you please, if you clicked the link above you too should hit thanks
22nd March 2014, 06:44 PM   |  #6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mejakola

you can put safestrap on and flash roms that way,

i successfully flashed deadly venom running kitkat 4.4.2
i also had to use deadly venom magic tool with it but it worked.

now my second rom sort of bricked my phone so idk wtf happened, im trying to get it fixed now but i dont think it is because of the custom recovery.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2291956
follow the instructions to get a custom recovery installed

hit thanks if i helped you please, if you clicked the link above you too should hit thanks

I installed safetrap and flashed the shostock rom, but now it's stuck in the samsung boot screen. It will not go past that.
22nd March 2014, 11:24 PM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by miamimuffin

I installed safetrap and flashed the shostock rom, but now it's stuck in the samsung boot screen. It will not go past that.

The ROM that you are flashing should match the base version on your phone.

If you havent yet used Deadly Venom Kitkat Magic tool (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2680868), you should be flashing a ROM that is based on Android 4.3 and NOT Android 4.4.2.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by mejakola

now my second rom sort of bricked my phone so idk wtf happened, im trying to get it fixed now but i dont think it is because of the custom recovery.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2291956
follow the instructions to get a custom recovery installed

hit thanks if i helped you please, if you clicked the link above you too should hit thanks

You cannot flash a custom recovery on the phones with the locked bootloader (from MF3 onwards). The phone will still work but you will not be able to get to recovery mode.
23rd March 2014, 08:57 PM   |  #8  
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Incorrect, you flash safe strap then there is another file posted by shabbypenguin

I'll get you the links to the forums that have everything one I get home, I'm running errands with my dad right now.

by the way I successfully Flashed deadly venom, but what you had to do is flash the venom Rom and Thenusing the deadly venoms magic tool, also flash the MDL zip file and lastly I had to flash 3 MDL files using Odin. So I flashed a 4.4.2 Rom on 4.3 mk2 and was still able to get to the custom recovery.


I tried to flash shostock and it doesn't load also the first time I flashed it, I flashed it in the stock Rom profile instead of the other profiles, It got stuck in an infinite boot loop going from SS to the stock recovery then back to SS


Give me a few hours and I'll figure out how to flash shostock after I help you fix your phones stuck booting process, I'm running errands with my dad but I should be home soon.
24th March 2014, 08:11 AM   |  #9  
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Originally Posted by miamimuffin

I installed safetrap and flashed the shostock rom, but now it's stuck in the samsung boot screen. It will not go past that.

ok so you have safestrap installed good, now check this forum out and you need to flash this as well before flashing shostock.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2291956
then im still trying to figure out how to flash shostock ill get back to you as soon as i find out how. im not sure if we need to use deadly venom magic tool or not...


next question, is your phone working at all? did you flash shostock in the stock profile or did you create another and flash it in like the rom 1 profile?

if your phone isnt working at all meaning you cant get it to fully boot but it still turns on and tries to boot, then you may have to Odin back to mk2. or whatever you had before.

if you want to go ahead and flash back to mk2 or mf3 stock heres some instructions.
you need Odin on your computer. you can find it by googleing it or it is in deadly venoms magic tool
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2680868
all you need from the magic tool is odin and the configuration file which are right next to each other.

i suggest using peazip to extract rar files btw...
peazip.sourceforge.net/peazip-portable.html

then you can find the stock files here
mf3, (4.2.2 the tar file download)
mk2 (4.3)
on the 4.3 thread, at the end of post 2 there is actually a dowload for odin availible.

now just flash it back. P.s. this WILL wipe your phone completely, if you dont have titanium backup, i strongly suggest getting it from the app store afterwards

hit the thanks button if i helped you, it'll be my second thanks.

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Originally Posted by jmjoyas

Your phone has a locked bootloader. So, you cannot install custom recovery.

Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk

that is false you can use safestrap and then flashOUDHS Touch CWM-based Recovery 1.0.3.4
for your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 4
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24th March 2014, 09:50 AM   |  #10  
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that is false you can use safestrap and then flashOUDHS Touch CWM-based Recovery 1.0.3.4
for your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 4

Are you sure it works on ATT S4 running 4.3 firmware? It might work on the older bootloaders but will definitely not work on the newer ones.

From this thread - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2616221

RECOVERY
Safestrap is the ONLY recovery we can use. Don't even try flashing another one. HUGE thanks @Hashcode.

Development thread (which contains the downloads)...
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2448925
Q&A thread...
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2428254

MK2 -- Safestrap v3.71
(To flash an 4.3 ROM, you will also need the MK2 Kernel Module... jflteatt-MK2-modules.zip)

NB1 -- Nothing directly for NB1, yet. (You have to use the NB1 to MK2 Downgrade Method first)
Last edited by jmjoyas; 24th March 2014 at 09:53 AM. Reason: More info

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