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    I was stupid enough to let my friend work on my phone for me. I was trying to get rid of some leftover data from apps and asked for help and he ended up erasing everything it seems. How can I re-install any version? I'm still a noob and only really work with rooting and have installed a custom rom. When I try too boot from the standard recovery it states that I am missing an Operating System entirely.
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    Welcome to the forums.
    So you are running a custom ROM on this device?

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    Yes it was a custom rom. He said he flashed team win then erased somethings but it was everything the system file is empty. I got a .zip file of a tar that is a compatible version but I can't get it to unzip. Is there a way to install with a zipped .tar using odin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrimXI View Post
    Yes it was a custom rom. He said he flashed team win then erased somethings but it was everything the system file is empty. I got a .zip file of a tar that is a compatible version but I can't get it to unzip. Is there a way to install with a zipped .tar using odin?
    Can u boot into download mode? If so try and flash ur custom recovery and then flash a zip file.Try and maybe use a temporary Custom Recovery for now that is not zipped, and then install ur preferred one later
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrimXI View Post
    Yes it was a custom rom. He said he flashed team win then erased somethings but it was everything the system file is empty. I got a .zip file of a tar that is a compatible version but I can't get it to unzip. Is there a way to install with a zipped .tar using odin?
    Have you tried placing the .zip file for the ROM on an SD card, and reflashed in TWRP?

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    After the erase, TWRP stopped working and now its only the default android recovery. Where can i get a recovery to flash all i have is the root with the recovery combined but then it attempts too boot and loses the recovery.
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    I might have something, I tried a different compatible version and I was able to get an MD5 file out of the zip, flashing it now. I think it should allow the recovery that was installed to be usable as well because theres evidence that its is in there just not fully activated I guess. Ill update whether or not this works.
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    It worked but now my phone wont activate with service, is there a modem i need to update too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrimXI View Post
    It worked but now my phone wont activate with service, is there a modem i need to update too?
    What recovery are you using? You need a recovery that supports Loki because the S4 has the Knox bootloader


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    Hey last update, With all of your suggestions and help I was successful in fixing my issue! thanks, you really are the best.
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    Glad you are up and running. Thanks for the follow up. See you around. The forums.

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