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Default [ROM][4.3][Dec-2013] AT&T I317-UCUBMK6/MJ4 *Stock* Rooted Odex/De-Odex/Odin

Here are a set of stock rooted Android 4.3 packages for the AT&T i317 Note 2 (firmware version UCUBMK6).

There are options flashable from custom recovery (CWM, TWRP) or, if you'd rather, via Odin. They are built from the 12/17/2013 stock OTA for the AT&T I317 in all their bloated glory.

**They do not include the MK6 bootloader or tz files **


** IF YOU ARE ALREADY ON THE MK6 BOOTLOADER (OR ABOVE) FLASHING ANY OF THESE PACKAGES WILL TRIP THE KNOX COUNTER **

These packages are intended only for the AT&T version of the Note 2 and include the modem and kernel for this phone. Flashing on any other North American Note 2 will result in a soft brick and require a re-flash of the modem/kernel specific to your phone. Flashing on any other phone will likely require a complete reflash of your phone's stock firmware to recover - do not attempt. The other standard disclaimers apply - while these packages have been tested and work on the AT&T i317, you assume all risk in flashing.

First a word on the MK6 bootloader - it has been reported that it is "locked". This is only partially true. If it were completely locked, we would be unable to flash custom recovery or kernel files from download mode - as is the case with the AT&T Note 3. What the MK6 bootloader prevents is downgrading the bootloader to any prior version. So, if we're going to call it locked, it's a "bootloader revert lock" but not a "firmware flash lock". A pain in the a$$, particularly if you want to revert your phone to 4.1.2 stock, clear the download counter with triangle away, unroot, and have your phone looking the same as it did on day one.

The main issue with the MK6 bootloader - If your phone is still covered by warranty: The MK6 bootloader implements one of the Samsung KNOX Secure Boot components: an "e-fuse" that gets set to "1" as soon as you flash something custom on your phone. Once set (so far anyway) this cannot be reset to "0". If this flag is tripped, a service center may use this to deny warranty repair coverage.

Given this, taking the OTA is not recommended for anyone thinking of flashing custom firmware at any time in the future. With that in mind, there is no MK6 bootloader or tz file in these packages. However, a 4.3 bootloader is needed in order for wifi to function. Fortunately we have a 4.3 bootloader available that permits revert to lower versions courtesy of the leaked MJ4 firmware provided by designgears. It is provided here to complete the install.

Here is what you have available:

All firmware packages include the system firmware, kernel, and modem from UCUBMK6. They are rooted with the as of Dec '13 current version of Chainfire's SuperSU. They include Linus Yang's build of busybox. They do not include recovery, bootloader or tz (you install the last two separately via Odin if needed)

All packages completely replace the contents of the system partition. If you are coming from another stock-based i317 firmware wipes should not be necessary.

**NOTE** Odin ZIP packages should be unzipped ONCE. The extracted MD5 file should be placed in the PDA slot in the Odin app. Do not change any other options. If the phone shows up on top as COMn and the MD5 checks out OK in the status window, you are good to click Start. **

AT&T UCUBMK6 i317 *Odexed* Stock CWM Note 2

AT&T UCUBMK6 i317 *Deodexed* Stock CWM Note 2

AT&T UCUBMK6 i317 *Odexed* Stock ODIN Note 2

If you *are not* running Official 4.3 (MK6) or newer bootloader:
After flashing one of the firmware packages above flash the bootloader package below in Odin to get wifi working (sorry, no option available for CWM/TWRP). I've included the Odin executable just after if needed.
Bootloader needs to be flashed only once. See post #2 for information on how to check what version of bootloader you have installed.

** Warning - do not attempt to flash MJ4 bootloaders if you already have the MK6 bootloaders - this will soft brick your phone - see post #2 for more **

AT&T i317 ODIN 4.3 UCUBMJ4 (Leak) Bootloader & TZ (AT&T Note 2 ONLY)

If you *are* running the Official 4.3 (MK6) bootloader:
After flashing one of the stock packages, you may need to flash the MK6 tz.img and optionally the param.bin from the MJ4 leak. This is likely to be so if you are on the MK6 bootloader and have previously reverted to 4.1 firmware. The zip below contains two Odin packages. If after flashing the stock package and you are on the MK6 bootloader, try flashing the tz only package first (in Odin), then the tz+param package to see if this gets your phone to boot. You may also need to boot recovery and do a factory reset.

AT&T i317 ODIN 4.3 UCUBMK6 TZ.IMG & UCUBMJ4 (Leak) PARAM.BIN (AT&T Note 2 ONLY)

Need Odin ? --> Odin 3.07

For completeness's sake I've included separate packages for the ucubmk6 modem and stock kernel & recovery.

CWM AT&T i317 UCUBMK6 Stock *Modem* Note 2
CWM AT&T i317 UCUBMK6 Stock *Kernel* Note 2
CWM AT&T i317 UCUBMK6 Stock *Recovery* Note 2

Here are links to custom recoveries specific to the I317 (AT&T Note 2):

PhilZ Advanced CWM Edition
TWRP Recovery


*** After you boot the phone, run the SuperSU app. You will be asked if you want to disable Knox. Your best course of action here is to answer yes.


• Thanks to Chainfire for SuperSu - we wouldn't have root access on 4.3 without his work (we should all be donating to him or buying his pro version)
• Thanks to designgears for the initial 4.3 leak, which gave us the 4.3 bootloader/tz allowing revert to earlier bootloaders
• Thanks to Linus Yang for the busybox build

• Thanks to dicksteele for helping test odex & odin packages



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Default FAQ - Issues related to 4.1 to 4.3 upgrade/downgrade, etc

My files on my SD Card disappeared! or I'm out of space, but why?!?
When moving to 4.3 from 4.1 Android remaps the SD Card from /data/media to /data/media/0. All your files are still there, just inaccessible from your PC via USB connection, or from standard file managers. Root-capable file managers/explorers can still see the files and can provide a fix. See this thread for a permanent solution (assuming you are done with 4.1.x):

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2274218

(Note that if you revert to a 4.1.x rom you will need to reverse this process).

I can't restore CWM/TWRP backups made in 4.1.2 now that I'm on 4.3 (or visa versa)
I believe this may be a variation on the above issue. try moving (not copying - as you may run out of space) your cwm or twrp backup folder from it's relative location in media to media/0 or the reverse and try your restore again.

** last note on this issue - philz recovery has an option to toggle sdcard location to media/0 which can help with seeing backups, etc - not sure about twrp

When I revert from 4.3 to 4.1 Gmail won't send messages
Go into Settings/Apps and clear data and cache for Gmail

I tried to flash the MJ4 bootloaders on top of the MK6 bootloaders already on my phone and now I get a message about kies and my phone won't boot
This is how the MK6 bootloader demonstrates its hostility toward downgrade attempts... While you may be stuck in download mode, you do not need to reflash an entire firmware package to escape. The easiest way out is to succesfully flash a custom recovery Odin package. This will clear the error condition in download mode and your phone once again boot correctly. See the recovery links in the OP to find an Odin package for your preferred custom recovery.

I'm not sure what version of bootloader I am running - how do I check?
There's a simple app called "Device Info" available on the Play Store (it's the one published by JPHILLI85) which will display your bootloader version. The only permission it requests is phone status/id. Or you can open up terminal emulator and type "getprop ro.bootloader" if you don't want to install an app (assuming you have already installed Terminal Emulator).

I would like to get back to a pure stock unrooted configuration - how do I do this?
First, if you have the MK6 bootloader this is currently not possible - at least as far as what will be displayed in download mode. If you are on MJ4 or below, the simplest way to do this is to flash back to 4.1.2 using the stock UCAMA4 Odin package, cf-auto-root, run triangle away, run SuperSU to completely remove root, boot recovery and do a factory reset. After this you have the option to take the OTA and update to UCUBMK6 if desired with stock everything - but it will be a one way trip with the previously discussed "revert locked" bootloader. This is the short version, there are guides available in the general section, which offer variations on this with different files. Note that the UCALJ2 ODIN package offers an option for those with the MK6 bootloader as it does not include the bootloader or tz files (thus is does not soft brick the phone as described above). In that scenario you stay on the MK6 bootloader so you don't get a complete revert (no ability to run triangle away, but you can get back to 4.1.2 and factory reset).

Here are links to the Odin stock packages for reverting and the relevant threads:

UCUBMK6 Downgrade to UCALJ2 (general guide - Thanks @perez6991 !)
How to OTA to 4.3 MK6 from LJ2 4.1.1 (with MK6 bootloader!) - Thanks @dicksteele !
Stock UCALJ2 ODIN package for those with MK6 bootloaders
TZ and (Optional) PARAM for those with MK6 bootloader

Stock UCAMA4 ODIN package for those with MJ4 bootloaders
General instructions for those with MJ4 bootloaders (use instructions but not files) **

** A note on this last link for those with MJ4 bootloaders - the instructions are sound, but the files provided include the LJ2 package and older versions of cf-auto-root and triangle away. Use MA4 instead and locate the current versions of the other two Chainfire apps (I've provided links in the previous sentence - for cf-auto-root make sure you grab the "SAMSUNG-SGH-I317" file) **

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How to get Screen Sharing (AllShareCast) working - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2542509 (thanks to @joshuaburnsjr for tracking this down)
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I've been trying everything on this base and it is perfect. If something does not work for you, you did something wrong. Not trying to be an ass, but I've been running it for three days now and it's solid. I have over 150 apps. (edited from 200 since I cleaned a lot of crap out I never used)

Backups of apps are great, but if you want a true cherry ROM, install your apps from scratch. I did.

Yeah, it's a pita, but it's a good time to decide what you really need. And it's done right. You don't have to wonder if your backup program hosed it up, is it a ROM issue, whatever.

Google Play keeps a good history of what you have installed so it's not that hard to find old or new apps you have loaded.


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Just wanted to say: you saved my day! So glad I don't have to curl up in the corner of my bedroom crying because I bricked my phone ...
I just flashed everything and it worked just like you said!
No problems at all. Just wanted to let you know.

Thanks so much for your hard work, so we can enjoy 4.3 on our devices!

Just for informational purposes, my phone came from: 4.1.2 Stock TWRP (2.6.3.0) rooted
 
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Just wanted to say: you saved my day! So glad I don't have to curl up in the corner of my bedroom crying because I bricked my phone ...
I just flashed everything and it worked just like you said!
No problems at all. Just wanted to let you know.

Thanks so much for your hard work, so we can enjoy 4.3 on our devices!

Just for informational purposes, my phone came from: 4.1.2 Stock TWRP rooted
Good news.

Thanks for the info about where you flashed from. What TWRP version was it?
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