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The Samsung Galaxy S4, model i9505, features a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-inch 1080p display.

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My S4 Won't open

Actually after rooting my deive I was deleting unnecesarry apps so accidentally I deleted the only Launcher I had in my phone. Now my phone doesnot start up. Please help me out guys, I recently bought this phone. Thanks in advance.

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I think you should be able to fix by just flashing over the system firmware via ODIN. You will need to download the system firmware from Sammobile, refer to the model number in the battery compartment on your Samsung Galaxy S4 for the model number. E.G Gt-i9505. Make sure you choose the correct country / carrier + model number for the correct system firmware.

Once you've downloaded the system firmware. You need do download ODIN which you can download via Sammobile website from a direct download link here:

Instructions, doing the steps below shouldn't lose your data as you're basically doing a system update or flashing firmware over:

  1. Extract (unzip) the firmware file
  2. Download Odin v3.10.7
  3. Extract Odin ZIP file
  4. Open Odin v3.10.7
  5. Reboot Phone in Download Mode (press and hold Home + Power + Volume Down buttons)
  6. Connect phone and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin
  7. Add the firmware file to AP / PDA
  8. Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked
  9. Click the start button, sit back and wait few minutes until a green PASS is displayed.

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Thanks for your reply. I have used odin earlier but the problem is, now my recovery mode will is not opening: At the top left hand corner it says: RECOVERY BOOTING. + As my phone doesn't start up (stuck on Samsung logo) my PC doesn't recognizes my Device, so how can I apply the procedure you just stated?


You're supposed to boot to device into download mode. Take out battery for 10 seconds. Put it back in. Then. Hold power + volume down + home until it gives you the download mode message and boot into that. Then plug it into the computer. And it should boot download mode.


I got what you are saying, and I feel that will solve my issue. Can you please give me a link for firmware for my S4 (Gt-i9500) (international version). I cannot find it on Sammobile.


Will do when I get home. Any particular network you use e.g AT&T and what country?

List are firmwares are in this link below for your device:


Country= Pakistan

Not its not AT@T. Its the international version. I searched this on sammobile but couldn't find it, maybe you will find it cause I visited this site for the first time.


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