[Q] How to flash ROM from different region?
My SM-N9005 from Vodafone just arrived today and I am trying to flashing it with the Hong Kong ROM (N9005ZHUBMI7_N9005ZZHBMI7_TGY) from Sammobile without much success. Odin started and got a "invalid EXT4" error and the phone was softbricked. I had to use Kies to repair with original ROM to get it up and running again.
Device name : GALAXY Note3 (SM-N9005)
Service name : SM-N9005 Software Update
Service version : PDA:MI7 / PHONE:MI6 / CSC:MI1 (VOD)
Service description :
I saw a thread mentioned "Reactivation lock" can cause issue so after factory restore I disabled "Reactivation lock" and then tried Odin again and same error happen. Any suggestion?
Also I have yet to put a sim card in as I heard about the region lock. So if I flash it with the Hong Kong ROM before putting a simcard in, does it mean the region lock will not apply at all? Also is there another way to find out if the phone is carrier locked without putting a sim in? Thanks!