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    Default Question GS4

    TOP LEFT CORNER OF PHONE SMALL PRINT
    In red FACTORY MODE
    In white several more short line's.
    Few lines in gray.
    LARGE GREEN ANDROID
    IN WHITE * Downloading
    In GREEN* DO not turn off target! !

    What does this mean?
    Have restarted pulled battery and restarted no damage no water nothing has happened to phone. It's in this mode for over an hour?

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    What type of phone? Carrier? Notice anything unusual? Any odd updates?

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    This basically means that your operating system has been corrupted. Your phone is essentially stuck in bootloader mode. You will probably have to use ODIN to go back to stock.

    Quote Originally Posted by andrea kessler View Post
    TOP LEFT CORNER OF PHONE SMALL PRINT
    In red FACTORY MODE
    In white several more short line's.
    Few lines in gray.
    LARGE GREEN ANDROID
    IN WHITE * Downloading
    In GREEN* DO not turn off target! !

    What does this mean?
    Have restarted pulled battery and restarted no damage no water nothing has happened to phone. It's in this mode for over an hour?

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    You are in download mode which is used to flash Samsung factory image. You can ask in the S4 section or Google on how to use Odin to restore factory image, but the phone might need an unlocked bootloader to flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by someguy01234 View Post
    You are in download mode which is used to flash Samsung factory image. You can ask in the S4 section or Google on how to use Odin to restore factory image, but the phone might need an unlocked bootloader to flash.

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    You don't have to unlock the boot loader to flash a signed (original) file. You only need to be unlocked to flash non stock images.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyMovieMaker View Post
    You don't have to unlock the boot loader to flash a signed (original) file. You only need to be unlocked to flash non stock images.
    Good to know, I haven't owned a Samsung for a while. But I assume even flashing stock image will up the flash counter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by someguy01234 View Post
    Good to know, I haven't owned a Samsung for a while. But I assume even flashing stock image will up the flash counter?
    Not at all. Only flashing non-signed images will up the flash counter. Verizon, for example, has a tool called the "Verizon Phone Support Tool". Basically, you attach it to your device and it will restore or repair your phone. It uses a modified version of Kies to flash a signed/stock image.

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