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Just to clarify, this is my first attempts at rooting a phone.

I've successfully tried several of the custom ROMs and while there are some things I like about them I've decided I really like the look and feel of the stock ROM. I downloaded one of the debloated and deodexed ones from the list. However, these are tar files and not zip so they don't install like the others I've tried. I tried using some instructions I saw on how to put your phone back to stock, but I just used the debloated file instead. Well the Samsung software didn't like that and for some reason Odin fails when trying to install from there. So at this point I'm stuck. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.
 

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kvswim said:
Oh, you have to decompress first (if you aren't doing so) use 7Zip or WinRAR.

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I did the decompression on the zipped file. I'm downloading the one that isn't deodexed. We'll know something in about an hour.
 

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kvswim said:
Tars and MD5s are for Odin.
Quick How-To:
Run ODIN. Hit PDA, then pick the .tar. Then, power off your phone, pull out the battery, plug it in, and hold down vol. down. This should set your phone into Download Mode, and it should be recognized in odin in a little yellow box ("COMxx"). Slip your battery in and press start. And wait. Done!

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The instructions I have specify that I need to check the Re-Partition box and uncheck the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes. Is that correct?
 

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dwitherell said:
Where is the file located on the PC? What operating system is the PC? Are you running ODIN with administrative privileges? Does the name of the file you are trying to put in PDA end in .tar.md5?

EDIT: Do what kvswim said! :grin:
The file is in a folder on my desktop. Using Win 7. Not running with admin privileges but it prompts and I allow it (so yes in a nutshell I suppose it is) And, yes, it is a .tar.md5 file.

Also this has been successful in several other attempts with other files, just not this one.
 
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