Samsung Galaxy S4

Fix Your Soft Bricked AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4

So you are like me, get a new Android device, first things first lets root this baby. Well, rooting has it’s advantages and dis-advantages. One of the main disadvantages being if you play too much with system files and delete something which is needed for Android to boot it results in a bricked device.

If you did the same with your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 and now have a phone which is bricked (and yes we did warn you a few days ago) there isa fix for it now.

Samsung Galaxy S4All you need is Kies and follow the instructions below (courtesy of xda member norbarb):-

1. Start Kies
2. Click Tools-> Firmware upgrade and initilazation
3. Type in model of your phone for example AT&T is : SGH-I337 ( all in capital letters) click OK.
4. Then type serial number off the stcker under battery also in capital letters click OK
5. There will be info about firmware click OK
6. Info about software version. Put your phone in download mode (hold volume down + power after turning off phone completely) then connect to PC using orginal USB cable, click OK
7.  Follow info on screen.
8. Phone will reboot by itself when all is done correctly.

Let us know if it works for you?


We now have the Stock Odin flashable firmware also available thanks to Adam Outler :-

Get the Odin Flashing Tool:…1&d=1341114315
Get this Firmware Package (very large):…


  1. extract in your downloads folder
  2. Open Odin
  3. Click PDA
  4. Navigate to where you extracted the firmware and select it
  5. Hold Volume Down + Home + Power until your device enters Download(Odin) Mode, then press volume up.
  6. Connect the device to the computer and hit Start in Odin.
  7. Stand back from the device and the computer until its complete.

Source – xda & xda


About munchy

Munchy is a Cobol Programmer by profession, Android diehard by choice. When he is not thinking about Android he loves to take his Mustang out for a drive to no where.

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9 thoughts on “Fix Your Soft Bricked AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4

  1. James

    May 25, 2013 at 6:30am

    worked perfectly!!! thank you

  2. Oscar

    May 26, 2013 at 4:40am

    Worked great mine was soft bricked wouldn’t turn on it will just vibrate but I got it to download mode and it worked fine so thanks you so so much :)

  3. tom

    June 7, 2013 at 8:48am

    works great much thanks

  4. Kelvin Gomez

    June 18, 2013 at 3:06am

    I did this but it just stays stuck on the Samsung splash logo. doesnt move what so ever!.

    • munchy


      June 18, 2013 at 9:31am

      Give it some time and it will boot. First boot after a factory restore takes some time.

  5. Kelvin Gomez

    June 18, 2013 at 3:07am

    weird thing is this also removed lost

    • munchy


      June 18, 2013 at 9:31am

      Hello Kelvin,

      This is equivalent to a factory restore so TWRP or any custom recovery will be removed.

  6. f4tew

    October 5, 2013 at 12:00pm

    this did not work for me, my phone just stays in download mode and kies just gets a little darker on screen an cant be clicked on

    • munchy_cool

      October 5, 2013 at 12:28pm

      try Odin way ..

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