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I'm having similar issues. Stuck on the Note II screen, and no recovery. I have only ever had stock recovery. I can get into download mode, but ven after using Odin to get back to stock, I have the same issue. I assume this has something to do with the boot loader. Does anyone have a fix for this?
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Use Kies to emergency recover back to stock 4.1.1.

Steps. (READ ALL BEFORE STARTING)

1.) Downloads Kies onto your pc
2.) Install drivers to pic
3.) Open Kies and go to TOOLS > instal/upgrade firmware.
4.) Kies will ask you for you device model. AT&T = SHE I317. And your serial number. Located behind the battery.
5.) Hit start in Kies it will down load the stock firmware to your PC. Follow the instructions.
6.) It will eventually ask you to put your phone in download mode and connect it to the pc. Do this.
7.) Don't touch it. It is going to take about 10-20 min depending on your Internet speed and your computer.

When it is complete your phone will be back to stock. The same it was the day you pulled it out of the box.

***I would also make sure you back up any data on your phone because it will delete the sd card. It is also wise to remove any external storage sd.

****when finished you can re root using cf auto root or take the OTA update to get you back to 4.3.

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Use Kies to emergency recover back to stock 4.1.1.

Steps. (READ ALL BEFORE STARTING)

1.) Downloads Kies onto your pc
2.) Install drivers to pic
3.) Open Kies and go to TOOLS > instal/upgrade firmware.
4.) Kies will ask you for you device model. AT&T = SHE I317. And your serial number. Located behind the battery.
5.) Hit start in Kies it will down load the stock firmware to your PC. Follow the instructions.
6.) It will eventually ask you to put your phone in download mode and connect it to the pc. Do this.
7.) Don't touch it. It is going to take about 10-20 min depending on your Internet speed and your computer.

When it is complete your phone will be back to stock. The same it was the day you pulled it out of the box.

***I would also make sure you back up any data on your phone because it will delete the sd card. It is also wise to remove any external storage sd.

****when finished you can re root using cf auto root or take the OTA update to get you back to 4.3.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using xda app-developers app

Kies doesnt work. It does the whole process and then fails with an error message and put the phone in emergency recovery mode but does not give you a recovery code.
 
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What is the error you get in Kies?

If you are using Kies correctly it should work. It is designed to completely restore your phone.

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Use Kies to emergency recover back to stock 4.1.1.

Steps. (READ ALL BEFORE STARTING)

1.) Downloads Kies onto your pc
2.) Install drivers to pic
3.) Open Kies and go to TOOLS > instal/upgrade firmware.
4.) Kies will ask you for you device model. AT&T = SHE I317. And your serial number. Located behind the battery.
5.) Hit start in Kies it will down load the stock firmware to your PC. Follow the instructions.
6.) It will eventually ask you to put your phone in download mode and connect it to the pc. Do this.
7.) Don't touch it. It is going to take about 10-20 min depending on your Internet speed and your computer.

When it is complete your phone will be back to stock. The same it was the day you pulled it out of the box.

***I would also make sure you back up any data on your phone because it will delete the sd card. It is also wise to remove any external storage sd.

****when finished you can re root using cf auto root or take the OTA update to get you back to 4.3.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using xda app-developers app
It does not take my phone model number "sgh i317".



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Use Kies to emergency recover back to stock 4.1.1.

Steps. (READ ALL BEFORE STARTING)

1.) Downloads Kies onto your pc
2.) Install drivers to pic
3.) Open Kies and go to TOOLS > instal/upgrade firmware.
4.) Kies will ask you for you device model. AT&T = SHE I317. And your serial number. Located behind the battery.
5.) Hit start in Kies it will down load the stock firmware to your PC. Follow the instructions.
6.) It will eventually ask you to put your phone in download mode and connect it to the pc. Do this.
7.) Don't touch it. It is going to take about 10-20 min depending on your Internet speed and your computer.

When it is complete your phone will be back to stock. The same it was the day you pulled it out of the box.

***I would also make sure you back up any data on your phone because it will delete the sd card. It is also wise to remove any external storage sd.

****when finished you can re root using cf auto root or take the OTA update to get you back to 4.3.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using xda app-developers app
It gives you an error! It does not say what kind of error, it said, just an error, and contact Samsung support.
Yet, on phone display I am getting : "Unsupported Version" in red message.
So, I am guessing - THIS is a good way to recover your Note2 IF, and only IF your phone is NOT bricked.
Damn, I am very close to smash that thing into the wall.................

Lets arrange the facts, BC there must be the way out................

One CAN get back from 4.3 (or even from 4.4) to 4.1.1. I know i did.
All was fine until receiving first OTA update to 4.1.2
And this is when one got stock in white letters Galaxy Note II screen............any ideas why?
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It does not take my phone model number "sgh i317".



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It gives you an error! It does not say what kind of error, it said, just an error, and contact Samsung support.
Yet, on phone display I am getting : "Unsupported Version" in red message.
So, I am guessing - THIS is a good way to recover your Note2 IF, and only IF your phone is NOT bricked.
Damn, I am very close to smash that thing into the wall.................

Lets arrange the facts, BC there must be the way out................

One CAN get back from 4.3 (or even from 4.4) to 4.1.1. I know i did.
All was fine until receiving first OTA update to 4.1.2
And this is when one got stock in white letters Galaxy Note II screen............any ideas why?

OKAY GUYS!!!! SOLUTION FOUND!!!!

Just un-zip, and install this http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23212708291677024 in ODIN 3.07

Finally, it worked for me!!!!
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OKAY GUYS!!!! SOLUTION FOUND!!!!

Just un-zip, and install this http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23212708291677024 in ODIN 3.07

Finally, it worked for me!!!!
I can confirm this worked. Phone is no longer bricked.
 
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OKAY GUYS!!!! SOLUTION FOUND!!!!

Just un-zip, and install this http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23212708291677024 in ODIN 3.07

Finally, it worked for me!!!!
Not sure how you came to try this but great job. I did massive testing yesterday with Zen trying to get from stock LJ2 ODIN, all the way to the 4.3 update.

I never thought it was possible, but encountered the same problem of not being able to get to recovery. Regardless of what I tried.
Luckily I remembered you and found this.

That was crazy, I thought my phone was toast. Thanks again.
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Default Had a similar experience recently moving to jedi master x2

After reboot I was left staring at the galaxy note 2 screen for an hour.

Nothing I would typically have done worked including a restore of my nandroid.

So i went back to basics.

Used Odin 2.85
Switched to CWM from TWRP(i prefer and am back on TWRP)

From CWM I was able to finally install the rom and get to swipe screen.

I was still anxious on boot and it took a while though.

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Thumbs up You rocked. This worked absolutely fine. Where did you find this file.

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Not sure how you came to try this but great job. I did massive testing yesterday with Zen trying to get from stock LJ2 ODIN, all the way to the 4.3 update.

I never thought it was possible, but encountered the same problem of not being able to get to recovery. Regardless of what I tried.
Luckily I remembered you and found this.

That was crazy, I thought my phone was toast. Thanks again.

This worked absolutely fine. Even I was stuck on Samsung logo and dint know wat to do I just flashed this file via odin 3.07 and my phone started like a charm. Thanks a lot

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