Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,739,262 Members 50,625 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[Q] Failed to root s4

Tip us?
 
sarahui27
Old
(Last edited by sarahui27; 31st March 2014 at 02:35 PM.)
#1  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 6
Join Date: Mar 2014
Default [Q] Failed to root s4

Im new here and I'm hope in the correct forum. Sorry my English isn't the best but Ill try to explain, maybe someone can help me.
I've never rooted a phone before. I was just trying to root my Samsung Galaxy S4 4G(Australia) with ODIN and my phone now stuck with the blue colour legend Recovery booting for at least 6 hours now. i think i put the wrong tar. file in PDA. i unplugged the battery and put it back in but once i press the power button it switch to the blue colour legend Recovery booting again >!<is there any chance that i can fix it and can anyone help me plz..i'm freaking out
 
daniel4653
Old
#2  
daniel4653's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 2596
Posts: 8,129
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Southern California
Pull out the battery and see if you can boot into download mode by holding power and down volume. If so some warning screen will pop up and continue. If this works you should be able to recover the phone with the right tar rile.

Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk

---------- Post added at 09:03 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:02 AM ----------

Just to be sure you have the SPRINT Samsung Galaxy S4. Known as the SPH-L720?

Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk


 
Team Kernelizers: Making the best out of your phone
 
sarahui27
Old
#3  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 6
Join Date: Mar 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by daniel4653 View Post
Pull out the battery and see if you can boot into download mode by holding power and down volume. If so some warning screen will pop up and continue. If this works you should be able to recover the phone with the right tar rile.

Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk

---------- Post added at 09:03 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:02 AM ----------

Just to be sure you have the SPRINT Samsung Galaxy S4. Known as the SPH-L720?

Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk
is it possible for me to factory data reset?
i can boot into download mode and restart the phone, but once i tried to factory reset, my phone turn back to the blue colour legend Recovery booting plz help!!
 
daniel4653
Old
#4  
daniel4653's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 2596
Posts: 8,129
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Southern California
Quote:
Originally Posted by sarahui27 View Post
is it possible for me to factory data reset?
i can boot into download mode and restart the phone, but once i tried to factory reset, my phone turn back to the blue colour legend Recovery booting plz help!!
First list what exact model number your galaxy s4 is. If the phone doesn't boot it should say on the back of the phone when you take off the battery.

Once you do that you should boot into download mode and Odin the correct tar. That should boot you right up then you can perform a factory reset.

Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk


 
Team Kernelizers: Making the best out of your phone
 
sarahui27
Old
#5  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 6
Join Date: Mar 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by daniel4653 View Post
First list what exact model number your galaxy s4 is. If the phone doesn't boot it should say on the back of the phone when you take off the battery.

Once you do that you should boot into download mode and Odin the correct tar. That should boot you right up then you can perform a factory reset.

Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk
my model number is GT-I9506. does that mean rooting it is the only way to fix it?? case i dun want to root it anymore, i'm so scared that i will end up bricking my phone.crying:
 
Mistertac
Old
#6  
Mistertac's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 1287
Posts: 2,990
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Springfield, Ma

 
DONATE TO ME
Quote:
Originally Posted by sarahui27 View Post
my model number is GT-I9506. does that mean rooting it is the only way to fix it?? case i dun want to root it anymore, i'm so scared that i will end up bricking my phone.crying:
You're in the Sprint S4 forums. You need to look for the International S4 thread that has your Odin tar file then flash that. You should be just fine. Either search here for it or Google " xda i9505" and that'll find it for you.

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk

---------- Post added at 06:59 AM ---------- Previous post was at 06:51 AM ----------

Here's a pretty good thread on your phone http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2701681

Nor sure if an Odin file is there but looks like recoveries , roms and root info definitely is. Plus they can answer your questions better

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
The Following User Says Thank You to Mistertac For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


TRENDING IN THEMER...