[Q] Soft Brick - Stuck in Odin Mode - SM-N9005A
Working on this at 3am was a bad idea. Being tired and becoming impatient was not a good combination. I was running version 4.4.2 for Samsung Note 3. Upon trying to downgrade the firmware to 4.3 using the official .md5 from sammobile, it went through almost the entire process, failed, and I received an error code in Odin v3.09 under Message:
NAND WRITE START!!
Phone was stuck in download mode with almost the full loading bar. After about 20 minutes of waiting and becoming impatient, I pulled the battery. Upon bootup, I have become stuck in Odin Mode. When booting up, I get this, minus quotations:
PRODUCT NAME: SM-N900A
CURRENT BINARY: Samsung Official
System Status: Official
KNOX KERNEL LOCK: 0x0
KNOX WARRANTY VOID: 0x0
QUALCOM SECUREBOOT: ENABLE (CSB)
RP SWREV: S2, T2, R2, A3, P2
WIRE PROTECTION: ENABLE
Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please Select recovery mode in Kies & try again."
I have tried recovering in Kies, but it does not recognize it. I can not boot into recovery mode, but I can still boot into download mode (thankfully). I have retried using the official firmware again as well as a Poland 4.4 release (as recommended on an article in this forum) After a google search, I came across an article on droidviews on "How to Unbrick AT&T Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A"
I attempted to follow their tutorial. In odin, it seems to go well all the way to the very end. I tried initially without the bootloader, then a second time with. I keep getting the same error message (there are previous lines stating what it has done, I can post if needed):
NAND WRITE START!!
The phone hangs up again and I have to do a battery pull.
Additional notes, possibly not helpful: I did do a factory reset before attempting this. Attempted to use Odin 3.07. After searching these forums, I have tried CF-Autoroot, using CWM recovery.tar, All through out this, I have tried using different cables other than factory, tried it on 3 total different computers (home desktop, laptop, and now work computer), different usb ports, entirely uninstalling and reinstalling drivers, and verified that Kies was not running in the background (terminated through task manager). Found an article in this forum to do just a re-partition in Odin using a PIT file. I used the one I got from droidview mentioned above. It says successful in Odin, then the phone starts to power-cycle at the Samsung splash screen. I can still boot into download mode, but I can not boot into the recovery mode (power cycles again). After the power cycling, I attempted to reflash the AP, and after it goes through almost the entire process, it gets the error "FAIL! (Auth)" and phone hangs up again. After reboot, I get the error on the phone again, "Firmware upgrade encountered an issue..."
Let me know if there is any other information you need me to provide. I am willing to try whatever I need to do to get it fixed if anyone has any ideas. Very desperate. Any help is greatly appreciated!