I've been searching the web, including this forum, trying to get help but after trying everything with no luck, I decided to ask for your help/guidance.
This is the problem:
I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) SM-P600 Wifi with P600XXUBMK1 Android 4.3 11.11.2013 1710482 stock. (PDA:MK1 / CSC: MK1 (TUR)) No root or anything else. It was working fine.
I decided to upgrade to Kitkat 4.4.2 and downloaded following from samsung-updates.
Below you will find all available download mirrors for P600KXUCOA2 firmware version for Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 (Wi-Fi) (SM-P600) from region KOO!
Firmware Version Info
(PDA: P600KXUCOA2 CSC: P600KOOCOA2 CHANGELIST: 3872460 BUILD DATE: 21.01.2015)
I installed Odin 3.09 (Also 1.85 and 3.07 just in case based on suggestions from other forum posts) and followed the instructions I found on a website, unfortunately, step by step instructions skipped the very important part: enabling USB debug before starting. That means I didn't enable USB debug.
I entered the download mode, started the Odin, added MD5 file to AP field and followed the instructions, but after a while, it showed failed message. I unplugged the tablet, tried to restart but it gave me the "firmware update encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again." message. I tried to entered the recovery mode but it kept coming back to that message. I then tried the download mode, but it became Korean, and in Odin Mode product name changed from SM-P600 to SM-P600-KOR. I tried Odin again but kept failing. At this point Download Mode and the Error screen is all I can do.
Then, I tried Kies 2 and Kies 3 but they didn't recognize the tablet, so I tried Kies on Mac, it didn't recognize the tablet but I was able to enter the model and serial number to start the recovery, after a few hours, process failed and this message showed on the screen:
SW REV. CHECK FAIL. DEVICE:3, BINARY:2
I repeated the process on both Mac and WIndows PC several times but got the same error message. Emergency recovery doesn't even recognize the tablet, it asks for a code from another computer but I don't have any code.
I looked online and it was suggested that downloading Korean Android 4.3 firmware will solve the problem, so, I downloaded P600KXUANB1_P600KOOANB1_HOME.tar.md5 and tried to install using all 3 versions of Odin, but I kept getting FAIL and SW REV. CHECK FAIL. DEVICE:3, BINARY:2 message on the screen.
Then, I found another suggestion online saying the stock firmware will fix everything so I downloaded
"Below you will find all available download mirrors for P600XXUBMK1 firmware version for Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 (Wi-Fi) (SM-P600) from region TUR!
Firmware Version Info
(PDA: CSC: CHANGELIST: 1710482 BUILD DATE: 11.11.2013)"
Again, I tried to install using all 3 versions of Odin, but I kept getting FAIL and SW REV. CHECK FAIL. DEVICE:3, BINARY:2 message on the screen.
At this point I am completely stuck.
1. Is my tablet bricked? If so, how bad is it? Soft-bricked with a chance of fixing or hard-bricked as in a paper weight?
2. What should I do next?
3. What does SW REV. CHECK FAIL. DEVICE:3, BINARY:2 mean?
4. Is there anyway to change SM-P600-KOR back to SM-P600?
5. I tried every combination I could find online to enter the recovery mode but download mode is the only mode I can enter. Is there a hard reset file or something or anything that I can do to enter the recovery mode?
I really appreciate your patience reading my post and I hope you can help me to fix this tablet.