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[Guide]How to revive your bricked Gnote

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29th May 2012, 09:03 PM |#731  
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CWM flashable stock ics rom
Thanks to Uggies for the thread and Forest and Prabhu for the solutions and all the posters and their success stories.

Solved my problem.... revived my almost dead note back on abyss 3.9 kernel and XXLC_CheckROM_NoteHD_V6 rom.... But now my counter is up to about 17.

Where can i find a CWM flashable stock ICS rom to use the triangleaway app? I cant use odin, freezes at the start of factoryfs write.

Apurva
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29th May 2012, 10:18 PM |#732  
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Thumbs up bring back your phone from super brick
No need to go to any service centre and pay thousands to sammy service center ppl.

Yahooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ssssssssss, it worked it worked it worked , my giant beauty is back to life :) , my galaxy note is breathing android again :)

Thanks a lot Forest 1971 (I think he liked Forest Gump ),but what a genius he is , he helped m bring back my phone to life .

Guys , i had installed ****ing KingDroid rom v2.1 with S3 mod on it , and i after i used it for a while i felt like going back to cyanogenmod 9 nightly . But was foolish enough to do a data wipe and factory reset on LPF or LP8 based rom :( , what an idiot i was . I had read clearly to not to do that mistake but yet i did it !!!!!!!. i thought my phone's final resting place was either dustbin or in samsung service center , where i had to pay around 10,000 Indian Rupees , roughly 200$ t fix my phone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But no , i sat for an hour , read the method explained by Forest 1971 and followed it , and flashed checkrom v6 . And Boom , it started :) :):) .Guys download android sdk from developers.android .com and install it . It has in built adb ( Android Debug Bridge ) , the download link posted by Forest , didnt work for me , but i figured out that adb comes pre installed with android sdk and is present in the platform-tools folder . So add its link or full path to the environment variable and follow exactly as mentioned by Forest 1971 . It worked for me . Thank you for all the ppl whose posts helped me get my phone to life :), thanks a lot . And very very imp NOTE : KING DROID Sucks and takes life from your phone , so dont do the mistake which i did . And i have tried every single custom rom released till now including paranoid rom (awesome rom ), but the safest , fastest , lag-free , best battery life , Galaxy Note Saviour rom is CheckRom revo v6 . take my word , its the best even though its Gingerbread rom Nd by the way i am just 19 year old computer science engg
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Yet another Note has came back to life. Thought was done for, but succeded like the others... Hail our savior, forest1971!
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30th May 2012, 12:52 AM |#734  
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Is there a youtube video to show step by step directions ?


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30th May 2012, 02:28 AM |#735  
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No need to go to any service centre and pay thousands to sammy service center ppl.

You don't need to pay nothing.. if you have warranty of your device!

I went to Samsung Service Center and they held my phone for free!

I have my warranty and they will give me a full new motherboard for free

If i didn't had the warranty of my Note i would have to pay at least 350€ or more for the motherboard replacement!
30th May 2012, 03:13 AM |#736  
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Seems my UMS partition has bad sectors too.

I did rm 11 and repartioned it quite a few times... just to check for bad sectors, i partitioned it in ext2 format to run the e2fsck... no error.

Most of the times the phone doesnt boot up, stays stuck at the "Samsung Galaxy Note N7000" screen and its got the dreaded Yellow Triangle...

When it does boot up... it freezes whenever I install any new application.... via market or sdcard... also many times the background applications suddenly force close and the phone freezes.

Tried removing the cache partition and making it again.... no help.

To get the phone to boot, I have to go through the grind.... repartition the whole thing, install 4pda_kernel.tar kernel ... abyss39.zip cwm and checkrom v6 rom.

BTW, my partition is exactly like Forest has suggested in the 12th post, FACTORYFS starts from where USM would actually start, at 3322.... and I have also reduced DATAFS size to 1gb, as suggested.... now my UMS starts at 5362 instead of 6362 as suggested by Forest in the 12th post.
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30th May 2012, 03:42 AM |#737  
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Originally Posted by apurvapatel

Seems my UMS partition has bad sectors too.

I did rm 11 and repartioned it quite a few times... just to check for bad sectors, i partitioned it in ext2 format to run the e2fsck... no error.

Most of the times the phone doesnt boot up, stays stuck at the "Samsung Galaxy Note N7000" screen and its got the dreaded Yellow Triangle...

When it does boot up... it freezes whenever I install any new application.... via market or sdcard... also many times the background applications suddenly force close and the phone freezes.

Tried removing the cache partition and making it again.... no help.

To get the phone to boot, I have to go through the grind.... repartition the whole thing, install 4pda_kernel.tar kernel ... abyss39.zip cwm and checkrom v6 rom.

BTW, my partition is exactly like Forest has suggested in the 12th post, FACTORYFS starts from where USM would actually start, at 3322.... and I have also reduced DATAFS size to 1gb, as suggested.... now my UMS starts at 5362 instead of 6362 as suggested by Forest in the 12th post.

I fixed having to constantly reflash by restoring just the system and boot of an ics lpy nand BackUp i had.

I had to repartition UMS Start and end just Like you, I think i moved them both 300 units up, and im having the same problem as you. Random Freeze, inability to install Apps.. Unfortunately i cant Start trying to Fix this issue until Sunday Night when i get home, so Let me know if you Fix these issues.
30th May 2012, 06:10 AM |#738  
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Hello

I am a LITTLE closer to rescuing my Note via this method. Now my recovery is wiping and flashing perfectly OK. But nothing boots! I flash the ROMs or NAND backups and they flash OK, but the phone remains stuck in bootloop.

I am trying to flash ICS Stunner ROM by the way, didn't try any of the GB ones. But i do it through Abyss Kernel 4.2 Redpill

Any advice?
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I have just tried the adb shell, however when im doing it up to (parted) print

it thrown me a message as below:

Error: The backup GPT table is not at the end of the disk, as it should be. This
might mean that another operating system believes the disk is smaller. Fix, by
moving the backup to the end (and removing the old backup)?
Fix/Ignore/Cancel?

I then Key in "Fix" and press enter

Then it thrown another message as below:

Warning: Not all of the space available to /home/henry/testmod.img appears to be
used, you can fix the GPT to use all of the space (an extra 204800 blocks) or
continue with the current setting?
Fix/Ignore?

I then key in "Ignore" and press enter
and the CMD stopped and not going any further

then I turned off the CMD and Reopen and
run
adb shell
run
~ # umount /cache

and then it said
umount: can't umount / cache: Invalid argument

then I ignored this message and
run
~ # parted /dev/block/mmcblk0

then its said
Parted / dev/block/mmcblk0
GNU Parted 1.8.8.1.179-aef3
Using /dev/block/mmcblk0
Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands.
(parted)

Then i key in Print it said

Error: /dev/block/mmcblk0: unrecognised disk label
(parted)

Then I cant go anything further.........

any suggestion guys , please help....

THanks
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forest1971: PLease add me to the list of eternally grateful users who rescued their device through your method. I have no qualms in admitting that I am close to tears. May God bless you and your colleagues.

Yes, it is all a little wonky and yes, I still shudder at the thought of restarting the thing. But that is all trivial compared to a device that is not booting into the OS at all.

Thanks
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30th May 2012, 01:54 PM |#741  
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Originally Posted by talhamid

forest1971: PLease add me to the list of eternally grateful users who rescued their device through your method. I have no qualms in admitting that I am close to tears. May God bless you and your colleagues.

Yes, it is all a little wonky and yes, I still shudder at the thought of restarting the thing. But that is all trivial compared to a device that is not booting into the OS at all.

Thanks

Hi Talhamid: Thanks for your very kind words and thoughts. I am very grateful too!

Will try my best to share the tricks that I know. Still, sometime there are more difficult problem than one or two faulty partitions. But we will just try to our best. lets work together see what we can do.

It is good that you can get into recovery and flash rom.

it looks like sometime we have mismatch of rom and kernel so they may not work well. If you have tried the ICS but still does not work then try one of those GB:

such as rocket, litening, darky ...have you tried with them yet?

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Originally Posted by derekzxy

I have just tried the adb shell, however when im doing it up to (parted) print

it thrown me a message as below:

Error: The backup GPT table is not at the end of the disk, as it should be. This
might mean that another operating system believes the disk is smaller. Fix, by
moving the backup to the end (and removing the old backup)?
Fix/Ignore/Cancel?

I then Key in "Fix" and press enter

Then it thrown another message as below:

Warning: Not all of the space available to /home/henry/testmod.img appears to be
used, you can fix the GPT to use all of the space (an extra 204800 blocks) or
continue with the current setting?
Fix/Ignore?

I then key in "Ignore" and press enter
and the CMD stopped and not going any further

then I turned off the CMD and Reopen and
run
adb shell
run
~ # umount /cache

and then it said
umount: can't umount / cache: Invalid argument

then I ignored this message and
run
~ # parted /dev/block/mmcblk0

then its said
Parted / dev/block/mmcblk0
GNU Parted 1.8.8.1.179-aef3
Using /dev/block/mmcblk0
Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands.
(parted)

Then i key in Print it said

Error: /dev/block/mmcblk0: unrecognised disk label
(parted)

Then I cant go anything further.........

any suggestion guys , please help....

THanks

Hi: it looks like your phone is messed up much more than the other phones. We have encountered some similar cased in another forum and one of them could get out but some still stuck.

We just try anyway. Have you flashed some PIT file yet. It may help to correct the partition table issue. After that hopefully parted can see the partition table again and deal with it. try original PIT file and custom one from hg42 as well. See if any luck.

---------- Post added at 07:36 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:27 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by apurvapatel

Seems my UMS partition has bad sectors too.

I did rm 11 and repartioned it quite a few times... just to check for bad sectors, i partitioned it in ext2 format to run the e2fsck... no error.

Most of the times the phone doesnt boot up, stays stuck at the "Samsung Galaxy Note N7000" screen and its got the dreaded Yellow Triangle...

When it does boot up... it freezes whenever I install any new application.... via market or sdcard... also many times the background applications suddenly force close and the phone freezes.

Tried removing the cache partition and making it again.... no help.

To get the phone to boot, I have to go through the grind.... repartition the whole thing, install 4pda_kernel.tar kernel ... abyss39.zip cwm and checkrom v6 rom.

BTW, my partition is exactly like Forest has suggested in the 12th post, FACTORYFS starts from where USM would actually start, at 3322.... and I have also reduced DATAFS size to 1gb, as suggested.... now my UMS starts at 5362 instead of 6362 as suggested by Forest in the 12th post.

Not sure where the problem lies yet. So I just try to do some guess work here:

Maybe tried to re-partition using using the space that used to be factoryfs and datafs as well. (start from 281 up.) In case the partitions all ok then the problem may lie somewhere else.

Try different rom. wipe and non-wipe rom. Different kernel. Hope that it can solve the problem.

The problem with booting may also caused by wrong bootloader: it seems that when upgrade to ICS the bootloader has also been upgraded. So try to flash a GB bootloader as well then install GB rom. It should work if the problem is with bootloader.

also a screenshot or text of the partition table may sometime help provide useful info.

---------- Post added at 07:37 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:36 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by Admor

Yet another Note has came back to life. Thought was done for, but succeded like the others... Hail our savior, forest1971!

Admor: Thanks for sharing good news and your very kind words. Happy feeling is contagious, so very happy too .

---------- Post added at 07:44 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:37 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by Archangel919

No need to go to any service centre and pay thousands to sammy service center ppl.

Yahooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ssssssssss, it worked it worked it worked , my giant beauty is back to life :) , my galaxy note is breathing android again :)

Thanks a lot Forest 1971 (I think he liked Forest Gump ),but what a genius he is , he helped m bring back my phone to life .

Guys , i had installed ****ing KingDroid rom v2.1 with S3 mod on it , and i after i used it for a while i felt like going back to cyanogenmod 9 nightly . But was foolish enough to do a data wipe and factory reset on LPF or LP8 based rom :( , what an idiot i was . I had read clearly to not to do that mistake but yet i did it !!!!!!!. i thought my phone's final resting place was either dustbin or in samsung service center , where i had to pay around 10,000 Indian Rupees , roughly 200$ t fix my phone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But no , i sat for an hour , read the method explained by Forest 1971 and followed it , and flashed checkrom v6 . And Boom , it started :) :):) .Guys download android sdk from developers.android .com and install it . It has in built adb ( Android Debug Bridge ) , the download link posted by Forest , didnt work for me , but i figured out that adb comes pre installed with android sdk and is present in the platform-tools folder . So add its link or full path to the environment variable and follow exactly as mentioned by Forest 1971 . It worked for me . Thank you for all the ppl whose posts helped me get my phone to life :), thanks a lot . And very very imp NOTE : KING DROID Sucks and takes life from your phone , so dont do the mistake which i did . And i have tried every single custom rom released till now including paranoid rom (awesome rom ), but the safest , fastest , lag-free , best battery life , Galaxy Note Saviour rom is CheckRom revo v6 . take my word , its the best even though its Gingerbread rom Nd by the way i am just 19 year old computer science engg

Archangel919: Thanks for sharing good news and experience on how to install adb using sdk. Yes that is the official way, although the installation take long time. cheers.

---------- Post added at 07:50 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:44 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by a1919kimo

it happened again by flashing another pit file, 32G is external storage...
I can not into recovery mode again and I follow the way of mine, it does not work this time...

---------- Post added at 08:43 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:48 PM ----------



It works again, steps that I find.

1.flash pit that hg42 attached via odin. (now can be into recovery)
2.flash the kernel thor-kernel-v0.4+Thor-Recovery-1.8-cwm, reboot in recovery.
3.flash the ROM ZSLA2(including root+CWM) via CWM
4.restore my back up via CWM.

step 2 is necessary, I have no idea why it is necessary.

but the atorage is the asme, would you please offer the pit of custome?

Good to see you get it back working again. hg42 PIT file is already the custom PIT for your phone in this case. Try odin with this PIT see if it works. It it still does not work, then just flash using CWM. cheers.

---------- Post added at 07:54 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:50 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by apurvapatel

Thanks to Uggies for the thread and Forest and Prabhu for the solutions and all the posters and their success stories.

Solved my problem.... revived my almost dead note back on abyss 3.9 kernel and XXLC_CheckROM_NoteHD_V6 rom.... But now my counter is up to about 17.

Where can i find a CWM flashable stock ICS rom to use the triangleaway app? I cant use odin, freezes at the start of factoryfs write.

Apurva

Very good to see you get your Note revived. Can try CM9 then use triangle away. I have not used them so suggest a search in the forum. cheers.

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