1. AnotherFangirl's Avatar
    Hi there!

    Today my Galaxy S4 Active stopped working.
    I was playing Miitomo and it locked very hard. Did not respond to any button presses. So I pulled the battery. Now it will not get past the AT&T logo.

    I have tried all the basic stuff. Went into recovery mode and cleared the cache: didn't help, wiped/factory reset it: didn't help.

    Right now I basically have a very bright brick, so I'm willing to do anything to get it working.

    I am able to get into both recovery and odin mode.
    odin mode info:
    Product name: SGH-I537
    Current Binary: Samsung Official
    System Status: Custom
    KNOX Kernal Lock: 0x0
    Knox Warrenty Void: 0x0
    Secure Download: Enable
    Write Protection: Enable
    eMMC Burst Mode: Enable

    I think I might have had the phone rooted at one point but I basically ditched it when I upgraded OTA to Lollipop(?) (The first one with the blue menus?)

    I am guessing it's time to force some firmware but this is where I get a little lost.

    My first concern is that since I cannot fully boot, I can't turn on USB debugging mode. My other concern is just that there are so many firmware files out there, I want to make sure I am using the right one. It's been quite a while since I've tinkered with odin and firmware things so a close to step by step guide would be handy.
    04-11-2016 06:18 PM
  2. AnotherFangirl's Avatar
    I took it to the Samsung Kiosk at Best Buy and they were able to flash it for me.
    04-13-2016 08:28 PM

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