this morning I woke up to a dead Note 2, the booting screen changes from the Galaxy note 2 text to random colored dots and then a full white noise screen - exactly like this post http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2399712
So I tried flashing a stock rom and it said it didn't have PIT files. I read up on that a little and found my T889v PIT file (which dates back to 2012) and downloaded it. If I try flashing via Odin with both the rom and the pit file it just won't return anything and get stuck before even doing anything, if I try flashing the PIT file alone its stuck at Get PIT for mapping.
The phone was working fine before last night, I haven't changed anything since I was on 4.4 custom rom (omnirom), except install a Chromecast yesterday. That's the only thing that changed, I installed Chromecast and Plex, and I can't fathom how that might have changed anything to render my phone to a brick.
I even tried Skipsoft unified toolkit to no avail.