I'm certainly not a newbie to flashing/modding but this one puzzles me quite a bit:
Today I got a Galaxy Note from a good friend of mine, the device is still running on stock ROM and has never been rooted.
When I try to boot up the device you'll hear the usual boot sound and after a while the softkeys backlights will light up, while the screen won't. My friend reported to me that he had issues in the past connecting the device to any given windows PC, as they won't even recognize the device. I however can't verify this as I'm using arch Linux on almost all of my workstations.
The main objectives are:
- backing up the entire internal storage, because my friend produces music and there are lots of samples/unfinished tracks on this device
-eventually get this device working again.
The main problem is deciding whether the device has defective hardware or just somehow screwed up firmware.
The gameplan so far is backing the device up via adb if nothing else is working and then reflash the whole damn thing, if there is still no improvement I guess the hardware is to blame.
Any constructive advices on your end? It would be much appreciated as this seems to be a fairly common problem. Anyways I'll keep you up to date