sigh... Unfortunately, even though I was able to verify root on NC1, I am have not been able to get wifi tether to work (I get "settings has stopped" error, after following the process of replacing tetheringprovision.apk file that I did on my MDL model).
So I have the MDL 4.2.2 model that provides hotspot but doesn't work with Gear 2, and NC1 that's vice versa.
I've looked into flashing a prerooted custom 4.4.2 ROM with working tether like Maple Leaf among others mentioned in this thread, but ODIN fails when I try to install CWM (FAIL Auth). Also tried the ES File Explorer option to create a hotspot network, still get the settings has stopped, I read that even when its says that, it's still actually providing a signal, but not on mine for sure (not finding any using different devices).
I tried this:
followed the steps to the TEE on NC1 phone and still get an ODIN error. ODIN says md5 file is valid, after "firmware update start..", it lists:
NAND Write Start!!
complete(write) operation failed.
<OSM> all threads completed (suesseed 0 / failed 1)
Now it says "Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies and Try again."
Followed the process to on Kies to upgrade firmware with model number and SN, but it tries to load MDL version and says "This devices version cannot be updated"
Tried emergency recovery but device doesn't show on the list.
been working on this for a couple of days now- staying patient- I'm sure it's something simple I'm missing... Thanks so much for your suggestions guys!