Originally Posted by FernBch
All you need is the OF1 image to return to stock, a Google search should locate one
There is no "relocking" the bootloader. None of the I545 bootloaders could be unlocked. The only one that could be exploited was MDK through a process called Loki. That was the only one that allowed the installation of a custom recovery.
To verify your bootloader use a terminal emulator program and type getprop ro.bootloader, the result will tell what you have. You will want that image.
Hi.* I rooted our two Verizon S4 i545 phones using the guide on
I used ODIN to get back my current OF1 kernel.* I had received a couple of updates from Verizon previously, so now we still are running 5.0.1 after the rooting.
I lost the Recovery screen on both S4 i545 phones about a week after using this method to root. Using VolUp + Menu + Power brings up a read lien that the boot failed and we are put into a Download screen ready for Odin (as if we had used VolDn instead of VOlUp). I always get to the first boot into Samsung memory, but the second boot does not come up -- either a hanging black screen or a hanging red Verizon screen.
Sometimes after 5-6 tries of removing the battery and starting, the phone will boot up OK. Sometimes I use Odin again to flash OF1 and after a few more battery removals I can get in again.
How can I use your method, and where can I get your recovery image?