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    Default Help! GS4 Stuck in a boot loop!

    Help please! Yesterday I successfully rooted my 19505, so i did a nandroid backup to be on the safe side, and downloaded a few ROMs. I didn't flash any, instead i moved some apps to the sd card to clear out some space in the internal storage, including Rom Manager. I then booted in to recovery with the intention of flashing a rom, and that's where the problems started. When clockwork recovery appeared, I got a load of error messages like
    E:Can't mount /cache/recovery/command
    E:Can't mount /cache/recovery/log
    E:Can't open /cache/recovery/log
    E:Can't mount /cache/recovery/last_log
    E:Can't open /cache/recovery/last_log
    E:Can't mount /cache/recovery/log
    E:Can't open /cache/recovery/log
    E:Can't mount /cache/recovery/last_log
    E:Can't open /cache/recovery/last_log

    Now whenever I try to restore my backup, reboot, or flash a new rom the phone gets stuck at the Galaxy S4 screen and goes no further. All I can do is boot in to recovery or in to download mode. Please Help!
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    Default Re: Help! GS4 Stuck in a boot loop!

    If I had to guess, I think your recovery didn't flash properly, or (this is more likely from what I understand) the stock recovery hijacked your custom one. So, as I understand, at this point you have two recoveries that are conflicting and giving a boot error.

    Probably the best thing to do is to try to reflash your stock recovery in ODIN.

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    Default Re: Help! GS4 Stuck in a boot loop!

    sorted it now, thanks.
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    Default Re: Help! GS4 Stuck in a boot loop!

    Quote Originally Posted by jamiethemac View Post
    sorted it now, thanks.
    Could you post what you did, please? Other people may need to know in the future.

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    Default Re: Help! GS4 Stuck in a boot loop!

    I had to go to the Samsung website, download the correct firmware for my phone and region. I extracted it, that gave me a home.tar file which I then flashed through Odin. I then flashed philZ clockworkmod recovery, booted in to recovery, and flashed Omega ROM. My phone now works perfectly.

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    Default Re: Help! GS4 Stuck in a boot loop!

    Quote Originally Posted by jamiethemac View Post
    I had to go to the Samsung website, download the correct firmware for my phone and region. I extracted it, that gave me a home.tar file which I then flashed through Odin. I then flashed philZ clockworkmod recovery, booted in to recovery, and flashed Omega ROM. My phone now works perfectly.

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    Thanks for the follow up. Glad it all worked out. See you in the forums.

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    Default Re: Help! GS4 Stuck in a boot loop!

    Just a quick question while you're here, will my nandroid backups made with PhilZ clockworkmod work with normal clockworkmod?

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    Default Re: Help! GS4 Stuck in a boot loop!

    Quote Originally Posted by jamiethemac View Post
    Just a quick question while you're here, will my nandroid backups made with PhilZ clockworkmod work with normal clockworkmod?

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    I think so. Its not like one is CWM and the other is TWRP.

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    Default Re: Help! GS4 Stuck in a boot loop!

    Great, thanks for your help.
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    Default Re: Help! GS4 Stuck in a boot loop!

    Quote Originally Posted by jamiethemac View Post
    Great, thanks for your help.
    No sweat. See you around the forums.

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    Default Re: Help! GS4 Stuck in a boot loop!

    my gt-i9505 on tesco carrier (united Kingdom) is also on the same problem you had but cannot find the firmware i need anywhere coud anyone send me a link to the correct firmware??
    Thanks

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