I downloaded this ROM: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2565674
Threw it on my SDCard. Used TitaniumBackup, Booted into Recovery to create a save of the ROM I was using (way outdated Jelly'Beans'), cleared all the necessary settings, and loaded the new ROM. It completed successfully, but upon reboot would hang at the Samsung loading screen.
I dug into the FAQ of the above ROM, located here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...85911354639757
it says: If you didn't update the bootloader since Android 4.1.2 flash MJ5 bootloader or newer --> ND3 is latest available bootloader - find download link below
So I load back into recovery and use my restore point. I hit the link, download the BL, and use ODIN to load it up. Reboot the phone.. now it constantly flashed the boot screen, but I notice the Samsung boot now has GT-N7100 beneath the logo. What the hell. Back on the FAQ I realize it links to a BL for a completely different version of the Note 2.
I can still hold down volume/home/power and access the downloader.
Using http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...4207&nocache=1 ODIN v3.07, root66_VZW_stock_system.tar.md5, and sch-i605-16gb.pit I am attempting to return to stock. ODIN is returning these errors:
Occasionally, it will hang at Get Pit for Mapping, and never move, forcing me to unplug the device, remove the battery completely ( or else my PC will fail the software install when plugging back in) or if I turn Re-Partition off I get this error:
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> root66_VZW_stock_system.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/008> Odin v.3 engine (ID:8)..
<ID:0/008> File analysis..
<ID:0/008> Can't open the serial(COM) port.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
Is there any way to salvage?
Thank you in advance for advice.
UPDATE 1: Removed and reinstalled Samsung USB drivers, restarted PC.
Is it possible that I need flash to a previous bootloader to get back to the stock version outlined in the ODIN thread I linked? If so, can anyone direct me toward a filename?