This post here is to unbrick soft bricked Samsung Galaxy S4 ( GT-I9500 & GT-I9505 ) only. Please don’t try it on other Samsung Galaxy S4 variants. This post is only for soft bricked device not hard bricked (see the difference).
We are not responsible for any data loss or other problems that occur by using this tutorial. Flashing ROM deletes internal memory. Use at your own risk.
Samsung USB drivers
Stock ROM files
5 PC with Microsoft Windows OS installed on it.
All the download links are provided below
Procedure to unbrick soft bricked Samsung Galaxy S4 ( GT-I9500 & GT-I9505 )
Switch the device off and start it in Downloading mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home Buttons together for few seconds followed by Power button then proceed with volume up.
Open Odin and then connect your device to PC using USB cable. Make sure that Samsung USB drivers are installed on your device, if not, then install them.
If you device is detected, then ID:COM box on Odin will turn blue (or yellow) and will show the COM port number.
Unzip the downloaded stock ROM files, you will get a tar file.
In Odin, click on PDA and browse the above tar file.
Check only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time. Make sure that you Do not click anything else.
Click on Start button to start the flashing process. This may take some time between 5 – 20 minutes. Don’t unplug your device while this process is in execution.
When the installation is completed, you will see a Reset and Pass on Odin. After this you device will restart. This may take some time, have patience.
- 10Done !! Your device is unbricked now.
It is preferred to wipe data and partition after flashing the new ROM.
- 2If you get errors due to messed up partition tables i.e. Odin shows there is no pit partition or Re-Partition operation failed, then use the pit file provided below. Just unzip the pit file and in Odin click on Pit and browse the pit file. Also check the Re-Partition and follow the steps provided above.
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