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    I tried to downgrade my phone so I could attempt the domestic Sim unlock. I got stuck immediately.

    I now downloaded a stock restore for MDC and I'm still getting errors and Odin says FAIL.

    This is stock software. I'm now just looking for the plain ROM only. This Odin execution has the software built in and it doesn't work for me. I can't find any ROM only files.


    Also if anyone was here in this position please help me and guide me.


    It is stuck on the download screen then it gets in to the enter into emergency mode from kiess screen


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    Last edited by 4ringsa6; 01-24-2014 at 11:53 AM.
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    Default Re: Soft bricked. Please help

    I am afraid to say, that as far as I know, with the Knox bootloader, it disallows any downgrading what so ever. I have heard of this bricking devices. The only way out of this is to see if you can reflash the most current ROM, but I am unsure if even that will work.

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    Default Re: Soft bricked. Please help

    Have to agree with Golfdriver. 4.3 can't be downgraded, and you'll have a hard time even obtaining a stock tar file for the latest firmware. Let alone getting it to work
    Try using emergency recovery in Kies or going into a Samsung shop at a Best Buy. If those don't help, you'll need a replacement

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    Default Re: Soft bricked. Please help

    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Have to agree with Golfdriver. 4.3 can't be downgraded, and you'll have a hard time even obtaining a stock tar file for the latest firmware. Let alone getting it to work
    Try using emergency recovery in Kies or going into a Samsung shop at a Best Buy. If those don't help, you'll need a replacement

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    just do a complete factory reset and wipe all the previous data your sammy device will be back at the normal condition !!
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    Default Re: Soft bricked. Please help

    I found the OEM ROM for mk2 and flashed it via Odin. All is good. But I guess I won't be unlocking for T-Mobile anytime soon.

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    Default Re: Soft bricked. Please help

    Quote Originally Posted by 4ringsa6 View Post
    I found the OEM ROM for mk2 and flashed it via Odin. All is good. But I guess I won't be unlocking for T-Mobile anytime soon.

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    Wow. We were both wrong
    Glad you for it working again

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    Default Re: Soft bricked. Please help

    Quote Originally Posted by 4ringsa6 View Post
    I found the OEM ROM for mk2 and flashed it via Odin. All is good. But I guess I won't be unlocking for T-Mobile anytime soon.

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    Great news. Where did you get the file?

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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: Soft bricked. Please help

    It was I think Sam mobile. I got the link from a post below that was also having same issue.

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    http://samsung-updates.com/device/?i...axy_S_4_Sprint


    There is the link from post below mine.

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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: Soft bricked. Please help

    Quote Originally Posted by 4ringsa6 View Post
    http://samsung-updates.com/device/?i...axy_S_4_Sprint


    There is the link from post below mine.

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    Wow. Both of those sites used to be great for getting the stock ROMs. Now that Hotfile shutdown I can't be sure it'll work. Starting to link other sites instead

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