My son in law just picked up a used Note2 that was originally a Verizon phone. The seller had thoughtfully loaded it with a stock unlocked ROM as the son in law was planning to use it on Pagepluscellular not Verizon. After receiving the phone he decided to use it with his Verizon account for a few months and had it activated. It worked great until it tried to auto update.
Now the phone will not boot. It opens to the Samsung Galaxy Note II splash screen but will go no farther. Son in law is not tech savvy and I haven't modded a phone since my old Motorola Razr V3XX.
I have looked around this site and am struggling with the terminology but I think I have learned that:
The phone is considered bricked.
The only option I find is the I605 unbricker link which will require me to dis-assemble the phone and solder a switch to short a resistor.
It appears that this will unbrick the phone but it is not clear what I should do after that. He would be happy with a stock Verizon ROM image but
I don't see an obvious link to a stock file. And I am not clear as to what image loader version (Odin?) to use.
Please offer suggestions or advice. I need to fix the phone for him but really don't plan to get into modding it. It he want's to do that he can learn it for himself.