[Q] Bricked GT-N 8000? "Firmware upgrade encountered an issue ..."
I have a N8000 purchased in China, which I (as being German) successfully “upgraded” to the German release of the official 4.1.2 firmware from sammobile. I only was able to use PC odin to change the recovery on this device. Reflashing the system never waworked with PC Odin, I only could reflash the firmware using Mobile Odin (light). Now, as the 44.2 for German devices is available on sammobile, I wanted to flash this. But Mobile Odin failed on “modem.bin”.
Since now, the only message I see on the device is “Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies …”. The message is displayed in English and Chinese. I didn’t manage to activate the boot loader or the recovery system. Kies does not even recognize the device and Odin also does not connect.
I tried following the usual advices, as to reinstall USB drivers, using different USB ports and so on, but no success whatsoever.
Is there anything, I can do to restore the device, or do I now own a quite expensive piece of plastic?
Any hint is very well appreciated …