At this point the 2.3 update for Smoothest ROM was out and so I copied the installer onto my mSD card, booted into recover, wiped data/system/cache/dalvik cache and installed the ROM. This is where my trouble started because I got an error saying it couldn't access part of the internal storage. So I combed the XDA forms (and thank you all for all your amazing contributions) and tried every suggestion I could find including formatting the internal storage partition and trying to install the Stock_MK4_w_Note3_v1.3-tester- signed-20140208_181306 and nothing is working. I still get I/O errors and my phone is totally bricked so I am hoping someone can read this and help me get my baby back
I've been installing custom ROMs on android devices since the very first DROID and never bricked a phone I couldn't fix until now. I've been using custom ROMs on my l900 without any problems at all until the 4.3 ROMs started coming out. I had a lot of trouble trying to get Synergy with the 4.3 update installed on my phone but eventually got it up and working but without root access. Eventually got it rooted but it hasn't really been working right since then. I switched over to Smoothest ROM most recently and ran into a weird problem where I noticed my preferred browser Dolphin was no longer on my system. Tried downloading it and got an error, tried restoring it from a Titanium backup and got an error. Also tried installing Chrome and that wouldn't work.