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How to Unroot and Go Stock: Galaxy S4 AT&T

In previous posts I have gone over rooting the AT&T model of the Galaxy S4. Now it’s time to go over unrooting and going back to stock.

I recently installed ClockworkMod Recovery so that I could install CyanogenMod 10. After a few days I found myself missing some of the stock features; mainly the way the camera works with the stock Samsung / AT&T Firmware.

Here are steps I’ve done to make this possible:

  1. Power off your Galaxy S4
  2. Now hold down volume down, center button (home) and the power button together. This should take you to a warning screen. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. At this screen press volume up to continue; now you should be in the download mode
  4. Connect your USB cable to the Galaxy S4 and your computer
  5. Run the ODIN program; you will see a highlighted yellow box indicating your COM connection to the phone.

  6. Select the stock firmware; File should end with “tar.md5”
  7. In ODIN, select PDA to browse to the stock firmware file “*tar.md5”
  8. Click Start; you will now be in the process of installing the stock firmware for the Galaxy S4
  9. When completed you will see “PASS!” on the screen; your Galaxy S4 will restart.

  10. If you hit a message such as “Firmware Error”, just start the process over again.
  11. Once all has worked you should see the factory splash logo on screen.
  12. Power off the phone and do a factory reset.

How to do a factory reset of the Galaxy S4:

  1. Power off the Galaxy S4
  2. Hold the volume up, center button (home) and power buttons together; the phone will boot
  3. Once you see a logo on screen; keep holding down the volume up and center button (home) and let go of the power button
  4. In the recovery mode, choose “wipe data/factory reset” – this will take a few seconds
  5. Once this has completed; choose the option to reboot system; you are now back to stock.

Resources you may need:

  1. U.S. Galaxy S4 Stock Firmwares:
    I337UCUAMDB_I337ATTAMDB_ATT.zip
    key: Jj5hlQkz-Ip1gt3w7ET5MCYxyepRIZViC229JNDr77Y

    I337UCUAMDL_I337ATTAMDL_ATT.zip
    key: Q3uDcxXbgMmlyIu1CyW2dEQ-Bnxp7RJBqfz9YjlN5jw
  2. ODIN
    key: 
    B033ByaFT8xaRIzqJ2uNYD9Ky28pjMCdbVNBokJP_aU
  3. SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones
    Key: YZXUVGUg8YsxUfycfatSmTelodIa_6n8WAthQHj0OOs

Other Links:

  1. motochopper
    key: 
    XuUjDE5seaKP7iP5pp-0DDW2VYFXbHIllpLsrLwfHjQ

Links above provided by MEGA cloud storage service.

For other firmwares: http://galaxys4root.com/galaxy-s4-stock-firmware/

 

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QOTD: Our Way Home

“We all need to make wrong turns in life no matter how right they seem. It is the only way we can remember ouw way back home.”Jermal M. Smith

Minecraft 1.6.2 Update Fixes Baby Spawns, Adds Hay Bales And More

Hello my fellow Minecraft Players. As you may already know Minecraft 1.6.2 update was released this Monday. And as always, I have updated the server to the latest version (stop on by and play: Minecraft Server Address: minecraft.jermsmit.com)

Mojang released the Minecraft 1.6.2 update on Monday morning. Dozens of bug fixes were included in the Minecraft 1.6.2 update, including glitches that allowed animals to escape their fenced enclosures and suffocate inside of blocks while the system loads chunks. The Minecraft team also fixed a bug which caused tamed wolves to attack their owner. So be sure to download the Minecraft 1.6.2 Update

Here’s what changed in the Minecraft 1.6.2:

Gameplay

– Fixed many bugs
— Fixed powered Pistons dropping as items in creative
— Fixed players’ and horses’ heads having strange behaviour in the inventory while riding
— Fixed animals glitching out of fenced areas and suffocating in blocks when loading chunks
— Fixed placing Signs not updating water streams
— Fixed Trapped Chests looking like regular Chests in the inventory and in Item Frames
— Fixed attacking wild Wolves using projectiles (Arrows, Snowballs,Potions) causing nearby tamed wolves to attack their owner
— Fixed reloading worlds while the player is in a moving Minecart or riding a Horse being glitchy in F5 mode
— Fixed being able to push Horses into blocks, making them suffocate
— Fixed Ctrl+click, usually working as a right click, not working on OS X
— Fixed Leads attached to mobs dropping as items when right clicked inCreative mode
— Fixed the numlock enter key not being recognized as return
— Fixed the direct connect dialogue not remembering port
— Fixed the rope part of the Leash turning invisible in some angles
— Fixed the crosshair gliding when riding Horses
— Fixed Nether-Fortress-only mobs no longer spawning in previously generated fortresses
— Fixed unarmored Horses appearing as if they wore Diamond Horse Armor
— Fixed Baby Zombies being far too fast
— Fixed being unable to switch Horse Armor by replacing it with otherHorse Armor
— Fixed sprinting being delayed with the connection to the server
— Fixed fonts being distorted on startup when using a converted texture pack
— Fixed the breaking sound and particles appearing when placingWater/Lava into another source block
— Fixed /clear causing players in Creative mode to be unable to move items in their inventories
— Fixed /clear causing problems with held items’ animations
— Fixed the Health Boost effect resetting additional health every 30 seconds
— Fixed Signs placed on fences not triggering the text UI
— Fixed attempting to jump on an unsaddled Horse, then putting a saddle on it making it jump automatically
— Fixed 1.5.2 clients showing 1.6.1 servers as 1.3 servers
— Fixed /playsound not working with @a when more than one player passes the query
— Fixed a crash with the demo and language errors
— Fixed the demo crashing when it’s unable to find ‘name’ of a bound mousebutton
— Fixed a crash with high resolution resourcepack
— Fixed nested colors in json chat not working
— Fixed a duplication exploit using Mules/Donkeys
— Fixed being unable to pick-block placed Leads in Creative mode
— Fixed some chat concurrency issues
— Fixed packet flood degrading server peformance
— Fixed a duplication exploit

Blocks & Items

– Hay Bales
— Crafting recipe

Mobs

– Zombies & Pigmen
— Will now rarely spawn as babies

ET P2P Torrent Client User-Agent (Solid Core/0.82)

I have been seeing this alert “ET P2P Torrent Client User-Agent (Solid Core/0.82)” on networks for sometime now and was able to narrow it down to being related to Adobe Flash (Firefox and Chrome). I am not sure why Adobe is using a torrent client in its flash but this seems to be the source.

This is also triggered not only by updating the software, but from the web installer when it connects out.

I later confirmed this myself with the assistance of another who updated their flash and triggered this alert.

 

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Windows 8 VPN Error 812

I recently bumped into a little issue when connecting to my companies corp network using the VPN Client built into Windows 8. I haven’t run into this issue on XP, Vista, or Windows 7 so I wondered if something was new that may have prevented this. And I guessed it right.

After getting the following error:

Now having had this type of issue I looked into the VPN properties :

I noticed the following authentication settings were not selected. So I selected Microsoft CHAP version 2 under the ‘allow these protocols  and attempt to dial in and it worked. I later tested this on another Windows 8 setup I have run inside of a Virtual Machine and got the same.

It’s odd that this is the default setup on a newly made connect, but the solution to fix is simple.

End Notes: This was on a PPTP VPN Configuration; I’ll be testing SSTP soon.

– Jermal

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Raspbian Wheezy Squid Proxy

“I am learning all the time.  The tombstone will be my diploma.”  ~Eartha Kitt

Hello Friends, I am back again with an update on my most recent Raspberry Pi (Rasp~ Pi) minimal image; This time around I have added a Squid Proxy Server to the mix. Like that of my previous post I am still running on top of the awesome base setup that just works wonders for me.

I did add some additional tools such a htop, sshfs, cifs utils, nmap, and many more. You’ll just have to give it a go to see for yourself., but let us not get off track. This image is all about the out of the box squid proxy experience. I have done the install (simple for some, not to others) and updated the squid.conf to allow for the typical LAN network access. Don’t worry, I preserved the base configuration file for your review.

Some things I would like you to know:

1. This image boots up, grabs an IP Address from your DHCP network
2. Squid will also start-up on its own (using Google DNS to look up internet addresses)
3. Runs fantasticly on a small home / office network

Link to download this custom updated image: raspbian_wheezy_armhf_squid_jermsmit_20120819.7z
Sorry about the size, there are some things I didn’t clean up’; such as logs etc…

The root password is: jermsmit

–More Info–

Squid is a proxy server and web cache daemon. It has a wide variety of uses, from speeding up a web server by caching repeated requests; to caching web, DNS and other computer network lookups for a group of people sharing network resources; to aiding security by filtering traffic. Although primarily used for HTTP and FTP, Squid includes limited support for several other protocols including TLS, SSL, Internet Gopher and HTTPS – source

 

Raspbian Wheezy armhf Rasp~ Pi minimal image

Hi friends, Hi to myself in the future.

Here is a updated Raspberry Pi minimal image. This one is compiled with hard float support; hardware instead of software emulation.

Include:

A minimal Raspbian Wheezy installation (similar to a netinstall)
Hard Float binaries: floating point operations are done in hardware instead of
A disabled incremental updates, means apt-get update is much faster
Latest raspberry pi patches
Latest version of the firmware(s) | for usb video and usb wireless support
Lower GPU RAM usage (32MB) by default | I run headless
224MB of ram are available to the system
A very tiny image: even with a 2GB SD there is a lot of free space
SSH Installed and starts by default
The clock is automatically updated using ntp
Yes! IPv6 support

Link to download this custom updated image: raspbian_wheezy_armhf_jermsmit_20120815.7z

The root password is: jermsmit

–More Info–

I have 2 images in the 7zip archive; one containing the rootfs and the other containing the boot partition. I have it setup this way because I boot with the SD card 1GB (only need 16MB) and a USB Drive 2GB is all you need, but you can use larger

Find Your Thing And Do That Thing…

Find your thing and do that thing better than anybody else does that thing even if you think
that thing has no value because I promise you that it does. And I promise you that other people will see this value too.

How to find your IMEI Number – Galaxy S2 II

This is very simple to do. Go to dial pad and press the following as if you were placing a phone call:

  • Type the following:  *#06#
  • The phones IMEI number will show in a box on the screen.
  • You could also go into settings > about phone > status, then scroll down until you find it.

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