Stuck at Odin Mode - ROM will not boot - Need some initial guidance

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I'm trying to fix a phone for a friend, so it's not my handset and I'm not that familiar with the GS4, -- hoping I can get some pointers in the right direction here.

Apparently, he tried to install a custom ROM and perhaps did so over his stock ROM, so the phone just boots to the white screen with the AT&T symbol. It produces various alert noises and seems to be trying to communicate with the towers (I can hear the interference on my PC speakers), but it never changes from that white screen and requires a battery pull to turn it off.

If I boot into recovery (VolUp+Home key+Power button), it gives me the following:

Could not do a normal boot.
Odin Mode.
SGH-I337
Binary: Samsung Official
System Status: Custom
Knox Kernel Lock: 0x0
Knox Warranty Void: 0x0
CSB-Config-LSB: 0x30
Write protection: enable
eMMC burst mode enabled

Unfortunately, I cannot get it to do anything from there. If I start with VolDown+Home+Power, it seems to launch Odin successfully. If I cancel to boot at that point, I'm back to the white AT&T screen.

Hopefully, somebody here can tell me what steps to take to get this back to stock (or whatever other alternative there might be). I just didn't want to dive in and make things worse without getting some guidance first. Can anyone provide any pointers about how to proceed with this or good threads to look at to help unscrew things?

He tells me it had 4.3 on there when the problem happened and Odin was version 3.07. The phone had been rooted. I don't know how to get any other version information out of the system in the state it is currently in.
 

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I'm trying to fix a phone for a friend, so it's not my handset and I'm not that familiar with the GS4, -- hoping I can get some pointers in the right direction here.

Apparently, he tried to install a custom ROM and perhaps did so over his stock ROM, so the phone just boots to the white screen with the AT&T symbol. It produces various alert noises and seems to be trying to communicate with the towers (I can hear the interference on my PC speakers), but it never changes from that white screen and requires a battery pull to turn it off.

If I boot into recovery (VolUp+Home key+Power button), it gives me the following:

Could not do a normal boot.
Odin Mode.
SGH-I337
Binary: Samsung Official
System Status: Custom
Knox Kernel Lock: 0x0
Knox Warranty Void: 0x0
CSB-Config-LSB: 0x30
Write protection: enable
eMMC burst mode enabled

Unfortunately, I cannot get it to do anything from there. If I start with VolDown+Home+Power, it seems to launch Odin successfully. If I cancel to boot at that point, I'm back to the white AT&T screen.

Hopefully, somebody here can tell me what steps to take to get this back to stock (or whatever other alternative there might be). I just didn't want to dive in and make things worse without getting some guidance first. Can anyone provide any pointers about how to proceed with this or good threads to look at to help unscrew things?

He tells me it had 4.3 on there when the problem happened and Odin was version 3.07. The phone had been rooted. I don't know how to get any other version information out of the system in the state it is currently in.

You are probably going to have to flash a stock ROM all over again. You can get them on Sammobile.
 

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Yea run odin and flash the stock.tar it would help to know what android version he had before so we know what boot loader we are dealing with if he had 4.3 and tryed to run twrp or cwm thats your smoking gun as this boot loader is locked and can only be safe strapped (boot strap recovery) if he didnt do any of the ota updates and luckily still has 4.2.2 he needs to reflash the recovery with the lokidoki tool

must have unlocked boot loaders!!
 

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Also correct. Trying to install/flash with TWRP was the problem, most likely. Yes, as per the OP, he was (and is) at 4.3. I did flash recovery, as well as everything else to get it back to stock functionality.
 

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I have the same problem I am stuck at ODIN mode, I tried several times to root but filed all methods. I got OTA update to NC1 I could avoided when I noticed was already done. Then I try to downgrade from NC1 to MK2 then all got screw. Ive been trying to ODIN firmware with no results. My screen looks like this

Odin Mode.
SGH-I337
Binary: Samsung Official
System Status: Official
Knox Kernel Lock: 0x0
Knox Warranty Void: 0x0
CSB-Config-LSB: 0x30
Write protection: enable
eMMC burst mode enabled

Please help!!!!
 

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I have the same problem I am stuck at ODIN mode, I tried several times to root but filed all methods. I got OTA update to NC1 I could avoided when I noticed was already done. Then I try to downgrade from NC1 to MK2 then all got screw. Ive been trying to ODIN firmware with no results. My screen looks like this

Odin Mode.
SGH-I337
Binary: Samsung Official
System Status: Official
Knox Kernel Lock: 0x0
Knox Warranty Void: 0x0
CSB-Config-LSB: 0x30
Write protection: enable
eMMC burst mode enabled

Please help!!!!

No you need to down grade from nc1 to mdl to mk2 in that order you simply can't jump and miss one are you on xda and using the venom magic tool?? It works like this you have to go from mc1 mdl to mk2 once on mk2 boot use safe root to root flash safe strap 3.72 then put it into odin mode then you flash the mdl and boot script updater (if needed for that rom) once you flashed a new kit kat rom you boot normal uninstall safe strap 3.71 then install 3.72 as 3.71 will not mount a kit kat system partition and 3.72 is built for kit kat they are not interchangeable so please follow instructions
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2680868

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Also correct. Trying to install/flash with TWRP was the problem, most likely. Yes, as per the OP, he was (and is) at 4.3. I did flash recovery, as well as everything else to get it back to stock functionality.

OK 4.3 if he wants a rooted kit kat go here and follow the instructions they are simple and it worked for me on the first try ;) http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2680868
Other than that he will not have a custom kit kat rom sorry no AOSP roms as they need a different kernel and with a locked boot loader you can't get it it will simply boot loop as it did or boot into nothing http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2680868

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i have a samsung galaxy S4 verizon i545 i tried to flash the firmware using Odin3 V.3.09 but it gave me an error since then my phone doesnt boot when it turns on it goes to Odin Mode and in the bottom it says "Firmware Upgrade encountered an issue connect to samsung kies for recovery and try again and nothing more :'( it cant even boot into recovery mode.
 

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Sorry that magic tool is for at&t only I'm not too keen on Verizon your going to have to check your device threads

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download samsung kies.. and also download usb driver for your phone model... after that connect your phone with lappy via usb. open kies and click on emergency recovery:)
 

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Attempted to root phone but got boot up error:

RECOVERY BOOTING...
RECOVERY IS NOT SEANDROID ENFORCING
Set Warranty Bit: recovery

Fixed it by taking battery out and pressing VOLUME DOWN and POWER (don't need HOME), this reset it and everything back to how it was (thank f*ck for that!!)

So lucky as thought I had wrecked it.
 

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I don't know where you found the advice to try this method, but it worked for me. Thank God. I thought my phone had become a brick when it went into a loop and showed the Android icon and a message that it was downloading and "do not disconnect the target." Thanks for sharing!
 

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Attempted to root phone but got boot up error:

RECOVERY BOOTING...
RECOVERY IS NOT SEANDROID ENFORCING
Set Warranty Bit: recovery

Fixed it by taking battery out and pressing VOLUME DOWN and POWER (don't need HOME), this reset it and everything back to how it was (thank f*ck for that!!)

So lucky as thought I had wrecked it.



Omg thank you. It got my phone up and running again. I bought a gs4 verizon phone and guess it has a custom rom. Went to update it and it was stuck in a mode that said downloading. Thanks again
 

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