1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I need to update my Galaxy S4 19505 (I know it's old but I like this model) to the latest Android OS. It's currently running 4.2 with CWM. The bootloader is of course unlocked. The problem: the usb port in the phone is busted so I can't use ODIN. Chainfire's Flashfire seems to have been discontinued. Is there any way I can perform this update while retaining ROOT which has a rather high rate of success?

    Thanks for any advice, help you can offer in advance.
    04-15-2018 09:03 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    No, you'll need the USB port to start.

    Then you'll have to flash either LineageOS or the stock Samsung ROM. Then root (Magisk may work).
    Kadoka66 likes this.
    04-16-2018 02:01 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I moved this to the S4 Rooting forum for more specific traffic.
    Kadoka66 likes this.
    04-16-2018 07:32 PM
  4. Kadoka66's Avatar
    Thank you B. Diddy.
    04-16-2018 09:35 PM
  5. Kadoka66's Avatar
    I am the original poster. Just signed up to reply.
    Thanks for the reply Rukbat. Damn, there really is no way to do this without a functioning USB. I am screwed.
    04-16-2018 09:36 PM

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