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Please help - How to change firmware on N 7000 Samsung ?

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25th January 2014, 03:41 AM   |  #1  
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Dear All

Samsung Note GT-N7000
Android 4.1.2

My brother purchase by mistake a new Samsung Note GT-N7000 that is meant for use in Korea.
But here in Singapore, the set seem not compatible.

While I can make and receive calls and receive SMS, , sending SMS is limited to 80 characters
vs the standard 160 characters. Besides, there are a lot of Korean characters / messages
on the KB and other pop up menus, which I cannot comprehend..

I contacted Samsung service center and they tell me they cannot do much about
this , as this is a set meant for use in Korea.

Now I think, maybe I should take the risk and reinstall the firmware and SW.
( Perhaps Cyanogen or something similar ? ).

I am not skilled in this.
May I request anyone here to point to me some tutorial to guide me through step by step
in installing a new firmware / software and make it fully English compatible and for use in Singapore ?

I don't mind losing the warranty, ( if there is any ).
I just hope I don't brick the fone. It is only 3 days old.

Thank you so much.
John
25th January 2014, 05:29 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by Agustus

Dear All

Samsung Note GT-N7000
Android 4.1.2

My brother purchase by mistake a new Samsung Note GT-N7000 that is meant for use in Korea.
But here in Singapore, the set seem not compatible.

While I can make and receive calls and receive SMS, , sending SMS is limited to 80 characters
vs the standard 160 characters. Besides, there are a lot of Korean characters / messages
on the KB and other pop up menus, which I cannot comprehend..

I contacted Samsung service center and they tell me they cannot do much about
this , as this is a set meant for use in Korea.

Now I think, maybe I should take the risk and reinstall the firmware and SW.
( Perhaps Cyanogen or something similar ? ).

I am not skilled in this.
May I request anyone here to point to me some tutorial to guide me through step by step
in installing a new firmware / software and make it fully English compatible and for use in Singapore ?

I don't mind losing the warranty, ( if there is any ).
I just hope I don't brick the fone. It is only 3 days old.

Thank you so much.
John

If you are sure that it is N7000 model then just look here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1424997

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25th January 2014, 06:38 AM   |  #3  
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If you are sure that it is N7000 model then just look here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1424997

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Yes, It is GT-N7000
Only one question: Will it completely solve my problem as mentioned in my post..
or are there any uncertainties.

Thank you very much for your help.
25th January 2014, 07:28 AM   |  #4  
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You should take extra caution to varify it is n7000 or it is shv160 for korea. Use wrong rom will brick phone. Do some more search to varify first.

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You should take extra caution to varify it is n7000 or it is shv160 for korea. Use wrong rom will brick phone. Do some more search to varify first.

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I went to "About phone " and checked.
Model number shown is: SHV-E160L
Baseband version E160LKLJMK1
KERNEL: 3.0.31-1034927
BUILD NO: JZO54K.E160LKLJMK4

My mistake - Earlier I looked only at the packing box: Which shows GT - N7000
Thanks for highlighting this to me.

So, should I look for SHV-E160L Rom ?
25th January 2014, 09:24 AM   |  #6  
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Yes.

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Yes.

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Hi. Thanks.
Now that the ROM has been identified.

What am I supposed to do next ?.
I am totally new to this process.

Any tutorial or instruction guide available that I can read and figure out.?
Thx again.
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Hi. Thanks.
Now that the ROM has been identified.

What am I supposed to do next ?.
I am totally new to this process.

Any tutorial or instruction guide available that I can read and figure out.?
Thx again.

Is a LTE version which similar to AT&T
U can take a look here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2413155
if u still not sure what's ur set is u can go to download mode n the 2nd line will show
ur phone model.
good luck to u ,hope don't brick ur phone !
flash at ur own risk !
25th January 2014, 11:43 AM   |  #9  
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There seem to be a thread on rom for shv160 and there should be guide in that thread as well. If you want custom rom u need to read and learn how to install and manage it. Cheers.

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26th January 2014, 01:22 AM   |  #10  
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Is a LTE version which similar to AT&T
U can take a look here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2413155
if u still not sure what's ur set is u can go to download mode n the 2nd line will show
ur phone model.
good luck to u ,hope don't brick ur phone !
flash at ur own risk !

I took a look at that page.
It is filled with dire warnings and tech terms which is Greek to me.
My original problem was that I could not make calls or send out texts.
When I want to make a call - either manually enter the number or selecting from contacts
a +82 prefix was added and the number is shown as invalid. Or Invalid recipient.
For texts, I could not enter any number or even select from contacts.

Now, thanks to a friend, I installed a dialer from Google play and the
phone seems to work normal. Still a few minor glitches are there which I think
can be fine tuned later on. A lot of time wasted tinkering with these devices. !

What surprises me is this. Here is a nice well designed fone with great
functionality. But in some areas, the designers seem to have slept on small details.
Just look at the flimsy back cover for example.

In this respect, the Apple I phone is tops.
The attention to detail is perfect.

My question: When there are now nearly a billion owners of smart fones.
How did this mature industry end up in a situation where endless bugs and glitches
seem to be in every fone model they put out into the market and cause headaches
to the customers ? - This is an avoidable tiresome experience to the users.

Another thing.
I found out there is a hidden code for this fone. 319 712 358.
The PW is: 0821
And there you set the mode to GSM only.

I also tried Cyanogenmod installer.
But it says that this model is not supported.

Thanks again.

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