How to Solve "No SIM Card" Error Permanently!!
This issue has come out since Jelly Bean Updates! (4.1.1 & 4.1.2).
Now you have 2 options
to choose from:
Downgrade your Android to the stock v2.3 Gingerbread [Haven't tried it though, so it's not guaranteed!].
Step 1: Downloading Files and Installing Drivers:
a) Download Gingerbread 2.3.6 Stock Firmware Along With Odin 1.85.
- Download Link: Gingerbread 2.3.6
[Link supposed to be available very soon!].
b) Download Link: Odin 1.85
c) Extract the zip file by right clicking and selecting "Extract All," or by using an extracting program of your choice.
Step 2: Connecting the Device:
a) Turn off USB Debugging by going to Settings>Developer options
>Unchecking USB debugging.
b) Power off the device by holding the power button and selecting Power off.
c) Put the device into Downloading mode
- Hold the Vol Down button + Home and then hold the Power button as well.
- Keep holding until you see two icons. First you'll see the Samsung Galaxy Note logo and then the icons will show up. Let go.
- Press the Vol Up button to select Downloading mode:
d) Connect the device to your computer with the USB cable and Odin status should turn yellow.
Order "SIM & MicroSD Tray Slots Replacement" using this Amazon Link
then do it yourself using the free tools that come with it.
(CAUTION: Backup your MicroSD Card data somewhere else before inserting it on the new replacement!!).
Best of luck!