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Default [ROM][RESTORE][5-12-13]Back to UNROOTED Stock with Auto Flash Count Reset

Did this for the Galaxy SIII and figured I would do the same for the Note II as well.
This will take your phone back to UNROOTED stock as well as restore the STOCK RECOVERY, STOCK KERNEL, MC2 RADIO and FIRMWARE. It Will also RESET THE FLASH COUNT to no (0) and restore the official binary and system status as well. If you have updated to MK4 officially and have the MK4 KNOX bootloader with the "knox warranty void" status in download mode, this will REMOVE but NOT RESET it. So this is still perfect for a trip to the sprint store. Does exactly what an odin flash would without needing a PC. And unlike odin this gives you the ability to downgrade flawlessly from ANY firmware version. This is the ONLY way to come back from the dreaded knox upgrade.

NOW FOR THE INSTALL:

NOTE THAT FOR THIS TO BE POSSIBLE THIS MUST RUN COMMANDS THAT MOST ROM FLASHES DO NOT USE.
DUE TO THIS, USING GOO MANAGER AND ROM MANAGER TO INITIATE THE FLASH CAN CAUSE ISSUES. PLEASE MANUALLY BOOT TO RECOVERY AND START THE FLASH THERE.


As with most roms wipe data/factory reset prior to flashing!
I have always been a fan of clockworkmod recovery myself, but if using this I must recommend TWRP. On rare occurances, clockworkmod recovery has corrupted the cache partition when flashing this, causing issues with the second part of this restore. So use cwm at your own risk.
When finished you hit reboot as you would at the end of any rom flash but before the phone boots into the system it will automatically boot into my "special" version of TWRP and finish the process.(Which takes about 10 seconds).
When this is done you will be completely unrooted and back to square one with the exception of the internal sd card. (It will NOT be touched) So if you want to remain rooted then flash THIS (or click the little su guy below) after the restore zip before you reboot.

As far as I know there is only a 16gb version of the Note II for Sprint. If I'm wrong on that please correct me and note that this is ONLY TO BE USED ON A 16GB SPH-L900. This will most likely brick any other phone. And as always, FLASH AT YOUR OWN RISK. As I am not responsible if this makes your phone melt. This flashes important partitions so verifying the md5 is recommended. Think that about covers it.

INTERESTED IN SEEING THIS ON ANOTHER CARRIER/DEVICE? CLICK HERE! AND LET ME KNOW.

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IF I FORGOT ANYTHING OR YOU NEED MORE INFO YOU CAN PROBABLY FIND IT HERE

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Thanks @wwjoshdew for the vid!

Attached below is a flashable version of garwynn and EViL-KoNCEPTz chameleon fc/carrier fix and my special version of TWRP 2.4.2.0 with a /carrier wipe option for those who may need it. They are NOT required if using this restore.
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Thanks for making this convenient return-to-stock zip and counter reset.

Just to verify, does your zip correct the problem with the carrier partition when reverting back to LJC after updating to LK8?

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Thanx alot for getting this to us. Been anxiously awaiting this. :thumbup::thumbup:

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Awesome! I hope I never have to use it, but just incase

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Thanks for making this convenient return-to-stock zip and counter reset.

Just to verify, does your zip correct the problem with the carrier partition when reverting back to LJC after updating to LK8?
I was able to activate and update prl n profile but was still getting the chameleon force close if /carrier wasn't wiped before the flash. Seeing as how twrp doesn't have that option and most people prefer it over cwm, I am currently uploading a new version which will wipe the carrier partition too. With carrier wiped, coming back from lk8 was flawless
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Excellent safety net. Thanks so much!

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I was able to activate and update prl n profile but was still getting the chameleon force close if /carrier wasn't wiped before the flash. Seeing as how twrp doesn't have that option and most people prefer it over cwm, I am currently uploading a new version which will wipe the carrier partition too. With carrier wiped, coming back from lk8 was flawless
Big thanks for confirming and updating the zip. :beer:

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With carrier wiped, coming back from lk8 was flawless
Yes, that was the issue a bunch of us were running into. Thank you for making this possible.
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So can we use your CWM6 as a recovery instead of TWRP, thank you for all you good work too!

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