03-08-2014 09:24 PM
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  1. dzlnitro's Avatar
    Ok to make this clear:

    I need to use the Stock Recovery to flash the MK2 modem update manually?

    Or...Flash MJA and then run the OTA update which will then kill my WiFi...(presumably unroot me as well???)

    Lastly, flash the MK2 update and reboot my phone and I'll be done?

    This all is done on the stock recovery???


    I definitely didn't do it correctly last week because this morning I was prompted for the OTA update

    I'm on TWRP 2.6.3 at the moment.
    12-17-2013 10:28 AM
  2. unixpsycho's Avatar
    Ok to make this clear:

    I need to use the Stock Recovery to flash the MK2 modem update manually?

    Or...Flash MJA and then run the OTA update which will then kill my WiFi...(presumably unroot me as well???)

    Lastly, flash the MK2 update and reboot my phone and I'll be done?

    This all is done on the stock recovery???


    I definitely didn't do it correctly last week because this morning I was prompted for the OTA update

    I'm on TWRP 2.6.3 at the moment.
    You need to be completely stock when taking MK2 OTA update. No mods or customer recovery. This is why the MK2 OTA is failing for so many people.

    You can reflash to MJA via Odin which will put you back to complete stock. Then you can sideload (or wait for the notification) the MK2 OTA update.
    12-17-2013 10:48 AM
  3. dzlnitro's Avatar
    You need to be completely stock when taking MK2 OTA update. No mods or customer recovery. This is why the MK2 OTA is failing for so many people.

    You can reflash to MJA via Odin which will put you back to complete stock. Then you can sideload (or wait for the notification) the MK2 OTA update.
    When you say "complete stock" is that going to kill my Custom Rom? I did a Nandroid back up, so if I do this correctly somehow, can I flash that back after and will it keep the new baseband?

    To be honest, this stuff confuses the **** out of me!
    12-17-2013 11:05 AM
  4. unixpsycho's Avatar
    When you say "complete stock" is that going to kill my Custom Rom? I did a Nandroid back up, so if I do this correctly somehow, can I flash that back after and will it keep the new baseband?

    To be honest, this stuff confuses the **** out of me!
    If you're running a custom ROM then you should wait for the ROM maintainer to update to MK2, then flash that custom ROM update.

    Flashing an official OTA to a custom ROM will most likely always render something broken.
    12-17-2013 11:13 AM
  5. dzlnitro's Avatar
    If you're running a custom ROM then you should wait for the ROM maintainer to update to MK2, then flash that custom ROM update.

    Flashing an official OTA to a custom ROM will most likely always render something broken.
    Gotcha, so wait on the dev and I should be in business hopefully soon?
    12-17-2013 11:22 AM
  6. unixpsycho's Avatar
    Gotcha, so wait on the dev and I should be in business hopefully soon?
    Yep. Or post in the custom ROM's dev section to see when they will get the update out.

    But beware, even custom ROM's might require flashing the baseband and modem firmware updates separately. Hopefully the dev will mention that.
    12-17-2013 11:23 AM
  7. Larry Crawford's Avatar
    I did the fix and it worked. Unfortunately now i can't root my phone with an auto-root. Any advice?
    12-18-2013 07:54 AM
  8. unixpsycho's Avatar
    I did the fix and it worked. Unfortunately now i can't root my phone with an auto-root. Any advice?
    Flash Philz recovery or TWRP using Odin. Then you can flash SuperUser zip from the customer recovery.
    12-18-2013 09:20 AM
  9. Larry Crawford's Avatar
    Flash Philz recovery or TWRP using Odin. Then you can flash SuperUser zip from the customer recovery.
    Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately i'm still new to all this. How exactly do i do that?
    12-18-2013 09:28 AM
  10. unixpsycho's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately i'm still new to all this. How exactly do i do that?
    Grab TWRP: Techerrata Downloads - Downloading openrecovery-twrp-2.6.3.0-jfltespr.tar

    Grab supersu.zip: SuperSU Download

    Grab Odin, which you should already have since you ran CF-Autoroot originally. Flash TWRP tar.

    Reboot into recovery.

    Flash UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.86.zip

    Reboot.

    You now have root.
    12-18-2013 04:30 PM
  11. Reek Will's Avatar
    ive done all of the steps to fix the wifi button, but now my mobile data and wifi is not loading any data, it goes off and on throught out the day and is very slow, any suggestions?
    12-19-2013 10:07 PM
  12. Christy sing's Avatar
    i was having the same issue with the wi-fi on my sprint galaxy S4 wont work after i did the MK2 update. i had my phone rooted.
    i followed the steps above the steps are easy.
    First- you will need odin3-v1.85 note! ( you might already have it when you downloaded it to root your phone )
    Second- get the firmwares.. xda-developers - View Single Post - [FIRMWARE][ODIN] All Sprint Firmwares {12/8/13}
    download MJA mirror 1 file and then unzip it anywhere you want.
    also download MK2 mirror 1 file and unzip like the first one.
    Third Step- open odin3-v.185 run it as administrator (you can see it by doing a right click )
    Fourth step- get your phone onto download mode( by powering off then hold vol down and power)
    then plug your phone to your computer and odin will detect the phone.
    Fifth step- click on PDA and find MJA-modem file where you unzip it
    make sure auto reboot is checked on odin.
    Sixth step- click start and let it work. after its done it will reboot.
    We are almost done! you will need to do the exact steps for MK2-modem file as you did for MJA-modem
    get you phone on download mode then click PDA and find MK2-modem and then start.
    your phone will reboot once again and that should fix the problem!! it worked for my sprint galaxy s4
    HOPE YOU FIND this help full. and thanks to unixpsycho aswell and all the the Team. pass the good work guys.
    12-22-2013 12:39 PM
  13. Christy sing's Avatar
    Hello I'm having the same problem but I have no idea what you guys are talking about if someone can put this into non Tech words would greatly appreciate it!
    12-22-2013 12:42 PM
  14. airportguy2004's Avatar
    This post should be moved to the top of this thread . Thanks , it worked perfectly. ANd a big **** you to U sprint for this update , If I wasn't in such a hurry this morning to by my son a crapple product , I would have researched this update.
    Thanks again dzlnitro
    12-23-2013 01:33 AM
  15. Base333's Avatar
    You were a TREMENDOUS help. I was about to just buy a new phone! I've been toying with my Samsung S4 SPH-L720 ALL day, searching and watching videos.....5 mins after reading this thread, my phone is back to....well MY phone! THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!
    12-23-2013 01:56 AM
  16. airportguy2004's Avatar
    i was having the same issue with the wi-fi on my sprint galaxy S4 wont work after i did the MK2 update. i had my phone rooted.
    i followed the steps above the steps are easy.
    First- you will need odin3-v1.85 note! ( you might already have it when you downloaded it to root your phone )
    Second- get the firmwares.. xda-developers - View Single Post - [FIRMWARE][ODIN] All Sprint Firmwares {12/8/13}
    download MJA mirror 1 file and then unzip it anywhere you want.
    also download MK2 mirror 1 file and unzip like the first one.
    Third Step- open odin3-v.185 run it as administrator (you can see it by doing a right click )
    Fourth step- get your phone onto download mode( by powering off then hold vol down and power)
    then plug your phone to your computer and odin will detect the phone.
    Fifth step- click on PDA and find MJA-modem file where you unzip it
    make sure auto reboot is checked on odin.
    Sixth step- click start and let it work. after its done it will reboot.
    We are almost done! you will need to do the exact steps for MK2-modem file as you did for MJA-modem
    get you phone on download mode then click PDA and find MK2-modem and then start.
    your phone will reboot once again and that should fix the problem!! it worked for my sprint galaxy s4
    HOPE YOU FIND this help full. and thanks to unixpsycho aswell and all the the Team. pass the good work guys.
    This post should be moved to the top of this thread . Thanks , it worked perfectly. ANd a big **** you to U sprint for this update , If I wasn't in such a hurry this morning to by my son a crapple product , I would have researched this update.
    Thanks again dzlnitro
    12-23-2013 02:16 AM
  17. smithilberry's Avatar
    i am having the same problem (wifi broke after mk2 update) HOWEVER i have a verizon s4.... i cannot use the same method, right? could anyone help please?
    12-27-2013 04:17 PM
  18. NomadicGeek's Avatar
    Worked like a charm for me. Many thanks to everyone.
    12-27-2013 04:31 PM
  19. Luis Bermejo's Avatar
    i followed this and after the MJA odin said failedSprint S4: MK2 OTA update today killed WiFi-odinfail.png

    what do i do? my phone still says downloading but it looks like it reached the end but wont reboot
    01-01-2014 09:21 PM
  20. InstaBurn's Avatar
    How I got here -
    Had Chainfire Autoroot w/MJ9 Hotspot Mod (odexed) ...
    knowing that most updates require stock-ish files etc. on my phone, I un-did the Hotspot Mod and put back the stock Services.odex and Services.jar files that I had.

    Did the MK2 OTA update, fully expecting that I would have to re-root.
    Attempted Re-Root, (using the latest SPH-L720 chainfire autoroot method & file, found here - CF-Root Download )

    After re-root attempt, phone seemed fine, when I attempted to enable wi-fi... got the security message blah blah. Wi-fi blocked..

    came here.. found my answers in this thread..

    So, like stated in previous posts... go get the 2 firmware files... MJA and MK2 ... save those, extract to folders.

    for simple recovery/re-flash ...
    Turn off phone, reboot using Vol. down+home+power ... wait for recovery screen... press Vol. Up to continue...
    Open Odin... (I used v1.85) ... plug in phone to comp.. wait for Yellow COM # "x" box... then load in the MJA file into the PDA section .... press start... phone will download and reboot etc.

    Do the same above step for MK2 firmware ...

    Once MK2 is flashed... go re-root using method and file mentioned above...

    If free hot-spot is desired.. use the new MK2 hotspot found here - xda-developers - View Single Post - [MOD][Deodex][Odex][MDC][MDL][MF9][MJA]Hotspot Mod

    I do the simple style and just copy the services files onto my sd card in my phone and then use a root browser to copy + replace and rename the originals for backups.
    copy and replace the services.jar and services.odex (rename to .bak for future roll-back and update usage) from the System directory (root browser needed) and enjoy.

    tested this.. all of this works on my phone. Took about 10 minutes total.
    01-02-2014 01:47 PM
  21. Benjamin Sutherland's Avatar
    I tried to do this and it worked i can see the baseband in the settings but the phone keeps rebooting and i don't know how to fix it. I already tried clearing cache and dalvik cache but after upgrading android screen is done and it loads It reboots
    01-03-2014 05:51 PM
  22. lupecastro's Avatar
    Where can I get the MJA and MKA files from....

    Thanks
    01-10-2014 01:42 PM
  23. Eric Essenwein's Avatar
    VSAM1. YES.
    01-22-2014 05:41 PM
  24. Eric Essenwein's Avatar
    Where can I get the MJA and MKA files from....

    Thanks
    xda-developers - View Single Post - [FIRMWARE][ODIN] All Sprint Firmwares {1/22/14}
    01-22-2014 05:43 PM
  25. GregGriffin13's Avatar
    When I reflash to MJA using Odin, I do not lose root and maintained TWRP recovery. I have done this several times (went to MK2 and back). Not sure why, because according to all I'm reading here, that should be the case. I'm trying to get back to complete stock without losing my data.

    I'd appreciate any feedback. I'm cool with MJA, flashed hotspot and current set up but plan on leaving my S4 in rooted stock ROM for now, and I would like to be able to take advantage of updates as they roll out.
    01-27-2014 11:03 PM
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