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Topic # 148743 29-Jun-2014 21:37
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Hi Guys,

I have a Telecom Branded Galaxy S4 Mini I9515 with 4.2.2, being all NZ networks are about a year behind the rest of the world with updates I want to flash it with a generic stock 4.4.2 ROM.

Im actually using it on 2degs so getting with of the Telecom Branding would be a bonus.

The problem is it seems to have a locked bootloader, this is the log from Odin

<ID:0/017> Odin v.3 engine (ID:17)..
<ID:0/017> File analysis..
<ID:0/017> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/017> Initialzation..
<ID:0/017> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/017> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/017> SingleDownload.
<ID:0/017> aboot.mbn
<ID:0/017> NAND Write Start!!
<ID:0/017> FAIL! (Auth)
<ID:0/017>
<ID:0/017> Complete(Write) operation failed.

I thought maybe getting root on the device would fix this, but apparently using CF-Auto-Root on a bootloader locked device is likely to Brick-It

Has anyone come across this, or gotten around it anyway? or am I stuck with this poxy branding.

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  Reply # 1076749 29-Jun-2014 23:56
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Make sure you're running Odin as an administrator for a start. I don't think the bootloaders are locked as I have done quite a few of them in the past.

1) Ensure you've got the correct update package for your phone, you can't flash an older bootloader than the one you've got else you'll get that error.
2) No, rooting beforehand won't help.
3) Make sure you know how to revert your rom in case something goes wrong. Also once you flash you "KNOX" your phone meaning you can't hide from repair companies.




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  Reply # 1076908 30-Jun-2014 11:07

Telecom's S4 Mini is the I9195, not the I8515 or I9515. Are you sure you have the right software for it? The auth fail generally indicates the package you're flashing is for a different model or variant.




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  Reply # 1076936 30-Jun-2014 11:35
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michaelmurfy: Make sure you're running Odin as an administrator for a start. I don't think the bootloaders are locked as I have done quite a few of them in the past.

1) Ensure you've got the correct update package for your phone, you can't flash an older bootloader than the one you've got else you'll get that error.
2) No, rooting beforehand won't help.
3) Make sure you know how to revert your rom in case something goes wrong. Also once you flash you "KNOX" your phone meaning you can't hide from repair companies.


The File is

<OSM> I9515XXU1ANC2_I9515OJV1AND1_I9515XXU1ANC2_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.

Using Odin 3.09, launched as Administrator (right click / run as administrator)




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  Reply # 1076937 30-Jun-2014 11:37
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NikT: Telecom's S4 Mini is the I9195, not the I8515 or I9515. Are you sure you have the right software for it? The auth fail generally indicates the package you're flashing is for a different model or variant.


Ahh that is the Issue.. It is a I9195 not a I9515

Will grab another image

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  Reply # 1077027 30-Jun-2014 13:15
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I wouldn't go stock, I'd go WanamLite if they have an image for that phone, as it doesn't have Knox in it. Once you go Knox you can't go back.




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