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[Q] [HELP THE NOOB] A weird case of softbrick.

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Cool [Q] [HELP THE NOOB] A weird case of softbrick.

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Such a warm heartening welcome I felt after watching the Noob video. I am noob.

I've been a lurker for quite a long while, but only this harrowing case of a softbrick that has hit my N8000 that has encouraged me to register and actually post.

Here's how it went:

I took a nap on Monday afternoon, my Note was left charging, it was working just fine. I get up, I look around for it, It was stuck on "Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1", the bootscreen.

I've been trying a lot of stuff for the past three days, here it goes:

Good news:

I can boot into download mode. I can get into recovery mode (High On Android's CWM)

Bad news:

I can't flash anything through ODIN, it gives me a "Complete(Write) operation failed."

Recovery mode always displays "E:can't mount cache/recovery/log" "E:Can't open /cache/recovery/last_log"
I can only mount /cache and /system in "Mounts and Storage", the rest give me a mounting error.
I tried getting into it through adb, but it says "unauthorized" next to my device.

Is there hope? I read this might be a corrupt NAND because of the NAND fail on ODIN. But I can get into both download mode AND recovery, so there is hope, right? RIGHT?

I also have tried a couple USB cables, both ODIN 1.85 and ODIN 3.07, I wanted to try Heimdall; I tried 1.1, it doesn't detect my device. Heimdall 1.4 on the other hand detects my device, but I can't flash recovery through it (It only acceps Heimdall Firmware? Packages?)

Also on Good news, I ran an emmc scanner, and it gave me OK on every singe line from start to end. (0 to 15750 *or something round that number*)



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try to do a factory reset from recovery
 
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Sounds like a corrupt .pit file.

What's your tablet model?
 
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@jaspreet: I tried Factory recovery, but it's useless.

@kalashiencof: It's a 16gbs N8000.


I'm wondering if there's any way to get it to boot from an external sdcard? Until I can fix the internal sdcard? Nuke it and rebuild it or something?

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The tablet appers to be useless as of now, I would recommend you to flash a new .pit with Odin, then flash the original firmware.
You can find the .pit file for your model here in the forum.

Note: flashing a new .pit file is very dangerous. It could brick your tablet even more. Make sure you only flash the correct one!

Just a personal opinion: High On Android CMW is now pretty out dated, I recommend you to install TWRP, or Philz Recovery (this one is based on CMW)

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---------- Post added at 01:12 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:51 PM ----------

I found a thread with a N8000 .pit file.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2363703

When you go to download the firmware for the tablet make sure you choose the correct firmware, that .pit file is for android 4.0.4 (ICS).

To download the correct firmware go to http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/2/, make sure you have an account (itīs free) and choose the correct firmware for your tablet.

PS: Any (4.0.4) firmware should work but just to make sure, you should choose the one that came with your tablet.


Best of luck in restoring your tablet.
 
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@kalashenicof : I'd like to thank you for trying to help. I tried what you posted again and again and again, but not luck. Still getting problems flashing from Odin.

There must be any other way, it can't be dead, can it? Like, I still can access both Recovery and Download mode, any hope?
 
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What appened when you try to flash the .pit file?

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Have you tried to flash another rom via recovery?
 
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What appened when you try to flash the .pit file?

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Have you tried to flash another rom via recovery?

@kalashenicof Flashing a pit file gives me a "Re-partition operation failed." message, almost everything else says Complete(Write) operation failed.

I've tried to flash another cyanogenmod rom via recovery, didn't make a difference, but I haven't tried flashing a different rom, any suggestions?
 
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@kalashenicof Flashing a pit file gives me a "Re-partition operation failed." message, almost everything else says Complete(Write) operation failed.

I've tried to flash another cyanogenmod rom via recovery, didn't make a difference, but I haven't tried flashing a different rom, any suggestions?
Take a look here -> http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=804695

It seens that some times the problem is with odin it self. Try to flash a stock firmware several times without closing odin, see if that helps.

And try diferent versions of odin, i think there's a new version 3.09??
 
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