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DevaVictrix

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I've got an s4 i9195l (is this jfvelte or serronoltexx ?) and I had twrp 3.x.6 installed and an android 10. I used a backup I had of my original stock phone and flashed it back. It went back to the samsung rom and recovery.

Whenever I try to install any recovery above twrp 3.0.2 it installs OK but when I try to boot into it I get the download robot and a message about it not being able to boot properly.
If I boot into the rom (android) I get back to the samsung recovery, or if I go straight to download I can easily reinstall 3.0.2.

I can't seem to get any roms to install from twrp 3.0.2 either.

Does anyone have any ideas how I can sort this? I found android 10 sluggish so I wanted to drop back a couple of releases.

Thanks

EDIT: I should add I have been using linux and heimdall. I did try in odin with windows 8 and 11 too. I've also tried updating twrp from within twrp and still no joy.
 

MrGoodtunes

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I've got an s4 i9195l (is this jfvelte or serronoltexx ?) ...
Model GT-I9195I is not an S4. It is an S4 Mini. Furthermore, it's distinguished from the earlier original S4 Mini by the upper case "i" at the end. It's sometimes call'd S4 Mini Plus, or S4 Mini Value Edition. Neither jfvelte nor sorranoltexx is correct for the I9195I, which is instead known as serranovelte (where the "ve" is for Value Edition).

Have you tried the TWRP and latest LineageOS developed by mernurisha? Look here:

 
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Model GT-I9195I is not an S4. It is an S4 Mini. Furthermore, it's distinguished from the earlier original S4 Mini by the upper case "i" at the end. It's sometimes call'd S4 Mini Plus, or S4 Mini Value Edition. Neither jfvelte nor sorranoltexx is correct for the I9195I, which is instead known as serranovelte (where the "ve" is for Value Edition).

Have you tried the TWRP and latest LineageOS developed by mernurisha? Look here:

Nice to hear! I have the same problem on Samsung S4 GT-I9195I kitkat 4.4.4 and an ubuntu 20.04 with adb and heimdall installed. Do you think I am using the wrong recovery version?
Is this the version serranoveltexx ?

My procedure

  1. Turn off Phone by long pressing the Power button;
  2. Boot into Recovery mode (Home + Volume Up + + Power)
  3. Wipe /data – Factory reset
  4. Wipe /cache
  5. Reboot and quickly after hitting reboot, into Download mode (Home + Volume Down + Power)
  6. Code:
    sudo heimdall detect
  7. getting the img file from here.
  8. Code:
    sudo heimdall flash --RECOVERY twrp-3.7.0_9-0-serranoltexx.img --no-reboot
  9. Volume down + Power to restart manually
  10. Home + Volume Up + Power to boot into recovery mode
But what I get is the following:

s4mini-jpg.5772545
 
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MrGoodtunes

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... Do you think I am using the wrong recovery version?

... flash --RECOVERY twrp-3.7.0_9-0-serranoltexx.img
Yes, clearly the wrong TWRP image because it lacks the "ve" which identifies your GT-I9195I model. As to whether your link is correct, I can not say because I'm still using TWRP v3.4 from ~2.5 years ago (works for my purposes). Your best bet would be to use whatever recovery is link'd in the first post of mernurisha's thread re LOS 18.1 & 19.1 (see link to mernurisha's thread in post #3 above).
 
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    I've got an s4 i9195l (is this jfvelte or serronoltexx ?) ...
    Model GT-I9195I is not an S4. It is an S4 Mini. Furthermore, it's distinguished from the earlier original S4 Mini by the upper case "i" at the end. It's sometimes call'd S4 Mini Plus, or S4 Mini Value Edition. Neither jfvelte nor sorranoltexx is correct for the I9195I, which is instead known as serranovelte (where the "ve" is for Value Edition).

    Have you tried the TWRP and latest LineageOS developed by mernurisha? Look here:

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    ... Do you think I am using the wrong recovery version?

    ... flash --RECOVERY twrp-3.7.0_9-0-serranoltexx.img
    Yes, clearly the wrong TWRP image because it lacks the "ve" which identifies your GT-I9195I model. As to whether your link is correct, I can not say because I'm still using TWRP v3.4 from ~2.5 years ago (works for my purposes). Your best bet would be to use whatever recovery is link'd in the first post of mernurisha's thread re LOS 18.1 & 19.1 (see link to mernurisha's thread in post #3 above).