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Bricked N9005 trying to flash EE image on O2 Phone

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11th July 2014, 06:47 PM   |  #1  
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Hi guys,

I bought a Note 3 from o2 but have since moved to EE. The network reception is terrible and I'm wondering if I can flash an EE firmware image in order to perhaps gain better reception and also be able to use the Cash on Tap app.

The current specs are:

Android Version: 4.4.2
Baseband:N9005XXUENB1
Kernel: 3.4.0-636608
Build: KOT49H.N9005XXUENB4

I can't seem to see EE firmware available on Sammmobile... any decent apps for backing up apps/settings etc would be useful to! Whats best to use Odin?

Any help really appreciated.

EDIT: Would this be the firmware I want to use? http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/3/?download=27083

Main issues I'm having are missing calls all the damn time, not registered on network error when I try to call or text someone although showing bars of signal sometimes. Gf is on EE also with an Iphone 5c and has excellent signal.

EDIT: Now bricked the phone, can I get it back? .
Last edited by xjairusx; 11th July 2014 at 08:46 PM. Reason: Bricked the phone!
11th July 2014, 07:34 PM   |  #2  
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I have an O2 Note 3 (unlocked and stock unroofed ROM) and it's working perfectly on EE

Whatever your signal issues are they are not going to disappear by flashing an EE firmware

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11th July 2014, 08:01 PM   |  #3  
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any decent apps for backing up apps/settings etc would be useful to!

Helium by ClockWorkMod for non-rooted phones seems to be the best option. Samsung Kies works fine as well, though I had some problems restoring app data.
11th July 2014, 08:17 PM   |  #4  
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I backed up with Helium but... I bricked the phone . Not sure how to get it back now! Tried flashing the firmware and gets to the last stage then fail
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Helium by ClockWorkMod for non-rooted phones seems to be the best option. Samsung Kies works fine as well, though I had some problems restoring app data.

<ID:0/007> Added!!
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> N9005XXUENB5_N9005EVRENB6_N9005XXUENB5_HOME.tar.md 5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/007> Odin v.3 engine (ID:7)..
<ID:0/007> File analysis..
<ID:0/007> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/007> Initialzation..
<ID:0/007> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/007> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/007> aboot.mbn
<ID:0/007> NAND Write Start!!
<ID:0/007> sbl1.mbn
<ID:0/007> rpm.mbn
<ID:0/007> tz.mbn
<ID:0/007> sdi.mbn
<ID:0/007> NON-HLOS.bin
<ID:0/007> boot.img
<ID:0/007> recovery.img
<ID:0/007> system.img.ext4
<ID:0/007> modem.bin
<ID:0/007> cache.img.ext4
<ID:0/007> hidden.img.ext4
<ID:0/007> FAIL! (Ext4)
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
11th July 2014, 09:34 PM   |  #5  
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I managed to write the o2 stock firmware back to the phone and seems like nothing has changed and running back as it was. O2 are being really a pain in the arse to try and arrange warranty return for faulty reception though.
11th July 2014, 10:49 PM   |  #6  
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the partition layout might be wrong for a ee firmware but i am not a pro - u might need a pit file from someone who has ee firmware

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