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HOW-TO Downgrade from 4.3 OFFICIAL MK6 to LJ2 4.1.1

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23rd December 2013, 09:12 AM   |  #1  
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For people wanting to unlock there Note 2 SGH-I317 but can't due to being on 4.3 MK6 (OTA) or you just hate KNOX and want to kill it here's a guide on how to do so.

I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOUR PHONE BLOWS UP, KILLS JUSTIN BIEBER OR BRICKS. DO AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!!

Ill try to make it as simple as possible with step by step instructions

STEP 1: Download the 4.1.1 LJ2 firmware from Sammobile and extract to Desktop or somewhere convenient (need and account)

STEP 2: Download Odin 3.07 or your preferred choice, open Odin

STEP 3: Put your Note 2 in Download Mode and plug into a RELIABLE usb port and a RELIABLE usb cable (preferably the white Samsung cable) and wait for it to show up in Odin (COM5 or something like that)

STEP 4: Click the PDA slot in Odin and locate the LJ2 4.1.1 firmware and wait for it to verify, it may look like the program freezes but its just verifying the md5 firmware.

BEFORE ANYTHING MAKE SURE IN THE OPTION AREA ONLY AUTO REBOOT AND F.RESET TIME ARE CHECKED!!!

STEP 5: Click START and wait. After a while Odin should say RESET in the BOX above the Option area

Did you notice that you note doesn't boot after a while?? This is because of left over 4.3 file not letting the system boot. Pull the battery and let the phone sit for a few seconds, pop the battery in and boot into stock recovery (HOLD VOL UP+HOME+POWER) and do a FACTORY RESET then reboot.

STEP 6: SUCESS!! If you did everything right your phone should boot into 4.1.1.

Click thanks if this helped you get unlocked and murder KNOX.
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23rd December 2013, 02:23 PM   |  #2  
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Wait, what! ? You found a way to back step from the official 4.3 ota update? I'll be giving this a try after the 25th when I have the extra time.

Did you thank your Developer today?
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23rd December 2013, 03:21 PM   |  #3  
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Has anybody actually tried this??????????
I thought @Milkman00 tried this already and bricked his device?
23rd December 2013, 03:34 PM   |  #4  
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Has anybody actually tried this??????????
I thought @Milkman00 tried this already and bricked his device?

i DID!!! And i am bricked!! It says now (in download mode) knox warranty void:1. It is NOT booting...........pretty much nothing I can do with my phone now!!
23rd December 2013, 03:41 PM   |  #5  
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I was supposed to get home yesterday, but I didn't get home until a few minutes ago. I will try these directions. Stand by.
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23rd December 2013, 03:46 PM   |  #6  
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I would advise against trying this, but hey, if you want to risk ruining your device, that's your decision..
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23rd December 2013, 03:55 PM   |  #7  
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My device was already ruined, and I now have a Note 3. So I am doing this to help you guys.
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23rd December 2013, 04:11 PM   |  #8  
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Quote:
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My device was already ruined, and I now have a Note 3. So I am doing this to help you guys.

Good. Let me know if you are able to get into recovery..................
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I try right now, and works 100 percent, i follow the steps and works great
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23rd December 2013, 04:15 PM   |  #10  
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I followed this exact procedure and it unbricked my phone, and restored it to 4.1.1.

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