I seem to have gotten myself out of the hole Ive dug. Hopefully if anyone else gets this deep, this will help. Given the fact that I erroneously flashed a 4.3 ROM I screwed myself over for going back but I was able to flash the latest firmware from sammobile (4.3) The file should be named T889UVUCMK7_T889TMBCMK7_TMB. I unzipped it, reinstalled ODIN 3.09 and tried a few times with negative results. However, Ive seen several conflicting posts about Kies, some say delete it completely, some say use it so I reinstalled it BUT I ended the process in task manager before I connected my phone and opened ODIN. I flashed only the firmware in the PDA section, no .pit files, no .phone files. It completed after about 10 minutes and I now have a stock 4.3 note 2, wifi capable and data service enabled. My download screen still shows custom binary download
8 counts) which I know I can revert using triangle away but current binary and system status both show samsung official. The Knox warranty void still shows:1. Tmobile has sent me a replacement due to my negligence and ignorance in reaching out to them and I have 2 phones, the one I just fixed and the warrantied replacement on 4.1.2 sitting next to it. Should I just return the replacement back to them and tell them I fixed my issue or should I send them the old phone and keep the refurb? Im not familiar with the procedures phone companies follow when it comes to inspecting phones that are sent back to them but it seems to me that it is an expensive gamble because if they get my old one and see the Knox tripped, I imagine they would claim its out of warranty and charge me some astronomical amount.