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Soft-Bricked Galaxy s4 (tried to downgrade 4.4.2 to 4.3)

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Guys, Please can anybody help me with the following issue, tried to downgrade from android 4.4.2 (Kitkat) to 4.2.2 and 4.3 (Jellybean) and soft bricked phone. I tried to flash using Mobile Odin … Read More
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2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
Guys,

Please can anybody help me with the following issue, tried to downgrade from android 4.4.2 (Kitkat) to 4.2.2 and 4.3 (Jellybean) and soft bricked phone.

I tried to flash using Mobile Odin as shown in this video here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGfxYnHQZ7A

Of course it didn't go as planned. The mobile Odin got stuck on the modem 2 part (?) and just seemed to hang for ages. Took battery out and reinserted. when I switched on it played the OLD galaxy 4.3 theme tune but sticks at the boot screen.

I am able to hold vol up + power to get to a recovery booting screen and have the following text

RECOVERY BOOTING
RECOVERY IS NOT SEANANDROID ENFORCING
Set Warranty Bit: recovery

IF I hold vol down + power I get to the Custom OS screen as usual, I have tried reflashing Jellybean versions for UK (BTU) but it says fail in Odin on the PC.

I have also tried this philz_touch_6.07.9-i9300.tar to unbrick phones.

I think that the UK BTU file did not fully install on device, as it hung. I can see the Device in ODIN on the PC and can flash to the device but any attempt to flash an OS is saying FAIL. I am currently downloading 4.4.2 from Sammobile to see if it will at least let me go back to that.

ANY IDEAS?
Graham1979 Avatar
2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
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XDA developers site would be best bet..
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justanothercid
XDA developers site would be best bet..

Tried looking but you end up with 15,000 posts none leading to what I want, I suspect I will have to reflash 4.4.2 again, if that doesn't work then I am all out of ideas.

Thanks for reply!

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