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21st July 2014, 08:47 PM   |  #1  
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So I have been working on a friend of mines Verizon Note 2 (SCH-I605) and have run into an issue... I had rooted it successfully to root66 VZW stock sys, then attempted to unlock the bootloader according to the procedure...@ galaxynote2root(dot)com/galaxy-note-2-tutorials/how-to-unlock-bootloader-on-verizon-galaxy-note-2-sch-i605.... without reviewing the multiplicity of comments below the article which should have caught my attention and let me know that many people were unsuccessful with that method.

So now i appear to be screwed because it will boot into ODIN but thats it. I cant even get into stock recovery. Upon boot the Galaxy Note 2 splash stays on indefinitely, as it does when i follow the instructions on this site to restore it from a failed unlock, or unroot...... ODIN 3 + sch-I605-16gb.pit + Root66-VZW-stock_sys, when it reboots following flash the splash screen stays on. I have checked the NAND erase All as suggested on this site, and it makes no difference.

When vol up/home/power is pressed it says something to the effect that 'you are a dumb*ss and have screwed up your firmware dipsh*t'....

So what now? Id hate to have to replace my buddies Note 2.... and I had absolutely 0 difficulties unlocking and rooting my HTC One, so this sucks....
21st July 2014, 09:37 PM   |  #2  
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Use this guide to flash back to the appropriate version.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2024207
It's a great guide. Saved me last week after I flashed the wrong file in Odin.

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21st July 2014, 09:40 PM   |  #3  
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Use this guide to flash back to the appropriate version.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2024207
It's a great guide. Saved me last week after I flashed the wrong file in Odin.

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yea i did that already to no avail.... used odin to flash the pit and root66... doesnt boot...
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yea i did that already to no avail.... used odin to flash the pit and root66... doesnt boot...

Have you tried using a different image? What version of stock was on it before you messed with it?

Edit: If the stock version wasn't MJ9 or above then don't flash those. There currently isn't and probably won't be a way to unlock the bootloader on MJ9 and above.

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21st July 2014, 10:20 PM   |  #5  
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Have you tried using a different image? What version of stock was on it before you messed with it?

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well, thats a good question... it was already in a messed up state when i got ahold of it... i tried flashing root66 and it kept failing, i checked NAND ERASE ALL and flashed CI605_I605VRLJB_I605VRALJB_CL414933_HWID04_HW-Rev0406_low_ship_user.tar
as per a suggestion i read on xda.. it too failed as well, but then when i flashed root66 again (also i think with NAND ERASE on) it booted up beautifully...
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well, thats a good question... it was already in a messed up state when i got ahold of it... i tried flashing root66 and it kept failing, i checked NAND ERASE ALL and flashed CI605_I605VRLJB_I605VRALJB_CL414933_HWID04_HW-Rev0406_low_ship_user.tar
as per a suggestion i read on xda.. it too failed as well, but then when i flashed root66 again (also i think with NAND ERASE on) it booted up beautifully...

i have recently read on a site that offers a bootloader downgrade service that if it has a knox counter, then it was updated to a version with a 'permalocked' bootloader... and if this is referring to the counter on the ODIN screen that says KNOX WARRANTY VOID:0 then this one is such a device.....
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well, thats a good question... it was already in a messed up state when i got ahold of it... i tried flashing root66 and it kept failing, i checked NAND ERASE ALL and flashed CI605_I605VRLJB_I605VRALJB_CL414933_HWID04_HW-Rev0406_low_ship_user.tar
as per a suggestion i read on xda.. it too failed as well, but then when i flashed root66 again (also i think with NAND ERASE on) it booted up beautifully...

When you enter download mode does it say anything about Knox?

Edit: I didn't see your last post. Since it had the updated firmware with Knox, you should be at least able to get the phone working again by flashing that version of the firmware in odin. If it was on Android 4.3 then you should be able to odin MJ9 and it will work again. If it was on 4.4.2 then using odin to flash the ND7 image should fix it.

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21st July 2014, 11:03 PM   |  #8  
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When you enter download mode does it say anything about Knox?

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on the download screen there is a line that says KNOX WARRANTY VOID:0
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When you enter download mode does it say anything about Knox?

Edit: I didn't see your last post. Since it had the updated firmware with Knox, you should be at least able to get the phone working again by flashing that version of the firmware in odin. If it was on Android 4.3 then you should be able to odin MJ9 and it will work again. If it was on 4.4.2 then using odin to flash the ND7 image should fix it.

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he hadnt had service on that phone for several months so i guess ill try the older one first. 4.4.2.
and do i flash the pit file with those as well?

this bs is so much more tedious than working with my HTC One.
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So I have been working on a friend of mines Verizon Note 2 (SCH-I605) and have run into an issue... I had rooted it successfully to root66 VZW stock sys, then attempted to unlock the bootloader according to the procedure...@ galaxynote2root(dot)com/galaxy-note-2-tutorials/how-to-unlock-bootloader-on-verizon-galaxy-note-2-sch-i605.... without reviewing the multiplicity of comments below the article which should have caught my attention and let me know that many people were unsuccessful with that method.

So now i appear to be screwed because it will boot into ODIN but thats it. I cant even get into stock recovery. Upon boot the Galaxy Note 2 splash stays on indefinitely, as it does when i follow the instructions on this site to restore it from a failed unlock, or unroot...... ODIN 3 + sch-I605-16gb.pit + Root66-VZW-stock_sys, when it reboots following flash the splash screen stays on. I have checked the NAND erase All as suggested on this site, and it makes no difference.

When vol up/home/power is pressed it says something to the effect that 'you are a dumb*ss and have screwed up your firmware dipsh*t'....

So what now? Id hate to have to replace my buddies Note 2.... and I had absolutely 0 difficulties unlocking and rooting my HTC One, so this sucks....

Did ID:COM turn blue in Odin? . You might have a driver problem.

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