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Hello - I have a rooted Note 2 that was sitting at the initial boot screen ("Samsung Galaxy Note II" on a black background) this morning. I can get into download only, no recovery. I was trying several things per a few posts but with nothing working I decided to try to bring it back to stock using Odin. That too failed. I was an idiot and flashed the boot.tar, bootloader.tar, and recovery.tar from this post (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...38&postcount=6). It did not fix my recovery issue but it did charge the initial boot screen to include "GT-N7100".

Can I use Odin to put back the original boot screen? I've looked for another bootloader.tar to flash in Odin but cannot find anything. I took the sboot.bin and tz.img from an image with a lock bootloader (CI605_I605VRLJB_I605VRALJB_CL414933_HWID04_HW-Rev0406_low_ship_user.tar.md5) put them in a .tar and tried to flash that but it failed.

I now have a "CUSTOM BINARY DOWNLOAD: Yes (2 counts)" in ODIN Mode.

Any change I can save the Titanic?
 
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Flashing the wrong bootloader is about the only way brick the device. You're screwed.

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Flashing the wrong bootloader is about the only way brick the device. You're screwed.

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LMAO. Ya, that's what I was afaid of. Expensive lesson learned. Thanks for the validation.
 
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LMAO. Ya, that's what I was afaid of. Expensive lesson learned. Thanks for the validation.
can you hold down the home button+vol - and power to get to download and use odin to flash back to factory?
 
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can you hold down the home button+vol - and power to get to download and use odin to flash back to factory?
Yes, I can get into download but trying to flash anything either just hangs forever or fails.
 
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Yes, I can get into download but trying to flash anything either just hangs forever or fails.
JTAG... consider this a $60 lesson haha.
OG (Screen Issues) --> DX (Headphone Jack Issues) --> D4 --> Note II --> Note 3
 
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JTAG... consider this a $60 lesson haha.
If I could have corrected this for 60 bucks I would have been a happy camper! Alas, my daughter lost her upgrade and my wife has a new S4
 
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JTAG... consider this a $60 lesson haha.
Noob question - What's "JTAG?"
 
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Noob question - What's "JTAG?"
It is a way of unbricking devices.

Pretty good description - http://android.stackexchange.com/que...rds-to-android

And a popular service - http://mobiletechvideos.mybigcommerce.com/

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