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    Merry Christmas everyone. I was playing with my phone and tried to flash moar from stock rooted MK3. The MD5 was correct and everything seemed normal. During the flash, it got stuck on "updating apps" for over 20 min. I couldn't shut off the phone so did a battery pull (maybe a stupid decision). I was able to go into recovery but all my files were gone including my nandroid back up. I was researching how to fix this. I went to this website: .........unfortunately, it says "fail" in ODin for me instead of"pass". Does anyone have any suggestions? Could it be a bad download from the samsung firmware site. I let it download over night and it took like 6 hours. Does anyone have a link for the 4.1.2 firmware? thank you
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    Got my firmware from here:
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    You say you're on "stock, rooted MK3." Does that mean you accepted the OTA, or flashed the official MK3 update via Kies or from XDA, and then rooted? Or did you have a phone already rooted with 4.1.2, and you flashed only the pre-rooted 4.3 stock ROM (and not the stock 4.3 kernel)? There's a big difference between the two, and your chances of recovering.

    What version of MOAR were you trying to install? If 7.01, did you choose option 1 or option 2 in the installer. What recovery do you have installed?

    What version of Odin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
    You say you're on "stock, rooted MK3." Does that mean you accepted the OTA, or flashed the official MK3 update via Kies or from XDA, and then rooted? Or did you have a phone already rooted with 4.1.2, and you flashed only the pre-rooted 4.3 stock ROM (and not the stock 4.3 kernel)? There's a big difference between the two, and your chances of recovering.

    What version of MOAR were you trying to install? If 7.01, did you choose option 1 or option 2 in the installer. What recovery do you have installed?

    What version of Odin?
    I had the phone rooted with 4.1.2, then flashed the all in one 4.3 de-knoxed stock rom. I then flashed MOAR using option 1 I believe and I didnt see any of the extras in the ROM...then I did something stupid and reflashed the ROM with option 2. It seemed as if everything was going fine but then it got stuck during the install and I had to do a battery pull. I then used the video and tried to flash the firmware from samsung-updates website through ODIN (version 3.07)...One more piece of information. Since the failed flash in ODIN whenever I go to recovery using volume up, home and power, or when I just turn on the phone, I get a screen that says "firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies and try again."
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    Fixed it, got to keep root also. Flashed a new recovery image through ODIN (link for recovery in case anyone else needs it: ). Then flashed ROM. Thanks for your help Meyerweb (been very helpful since I started rooting)
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    Sorry I didn't get back to you. Glad you got it working!
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

    If I've helped you, please click the "Thanks" button.

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