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Thread: Odin fails, soft bricked phone.

  1. #1
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    Exclamation Odin fails, soft bricked phone.


    A while ago I've installed CM10.1 on my S4, but I was missing a lot of samsung features. So I've installed 4.2.2 again, set the binary back to the official one so I was able to update my phone again. Now that 4.3 has came out I tried to install it but then my phone bricked. The first attempt was not with odin but official via OTA.

    Now i've got a soft bricked S4, tried to install the firmware several times via Odin but Odin keeps failing. If I first try to install it it wil fail at the aboot.mbn point. When I root it with Autoroot CF and then try to install the firmware it fails at system.img.ext4 as I show down here. Has anyone an idea how to fix this? Tried many options already like installing a new recovery like CWM Recovery and TWRP. (Couldn't find a stock recovery, maybe thats the solution.)

    <ID:0/003> Added!!
    <OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
    <OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    <OSM> Please wait..
    <OSM> 5 is valid.
    <OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    <OSM> Leave CS..
    <ID:0/003> Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
    <ID:0/003> File analysis..
    <ID:0/003> SetupConnection..
    <ID:0/003> Initialzation..
    <ID:0/003> Get PIT for mapping..
    <ID:0/003> Firmware update start..
    <ID:0/003> sbl1.mbn
    <ID:0/003> NAND Write Start!!
    <ID:0/003> sbl2.mbn
    <ID:0/003> sbl3.mbn
    <ID:0/003> rpm.mbn
    <ID:0/003> aboot.mbn
    <ID:0/003> tz.mbn
    <ID:0/003> boot.img
    <ID:0/003> recovery.img
    <ID:0/003> system.img.ext4
    <ID:0/003> Complete(Write) operation failed.
    <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    Currently have CM10.2 installed so I can use my phone, this works but not great. Wifi, Calling, Camera, Headphone and much other options won't work.
    Last edited by chendoyen; 07-11-2013 at 10:26.

  2. #2
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    Anyone has an idea how to fix this? Really stuck at this moment...

  3. #3
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    I just got the same problem.
    Every time I tried to recovery my S4, via Kies or via Odin, every time I got failed at some point. Some times on system.img.ext4, others on boot.img, or some times trying to setup the connection.
    For my surprise, the problem was the USB cable.
    I was using a original Samsung cable. I got a second cable from my Nexus 7 and check that tha cable was more "reliable".
    On the first try with it, success.

  4. #4
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    Change usb port and try again...

  5. #5
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    what version of odin are you using ? odin 3.09 is what is used for 4.3 and click ap for the file you want to install this should sort this issue for you

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