Default Preparing for 4.3

For the most of us upgrading to 4.3 goes without a hitch but for a small handfull of users they experience problems that should not exist given that they have followed the steps verbatim. I had UID issues, fc issues a plenty and with some research I developed this method to fix my problem.
A number of other users have had these issues and others that I have helped either privately or on a forum and this method also worked out for them too so I thought id share it here for anybody else to try.

Basically my line of thought is that the last 412 update also included core system updates that prepares the handset for 4.3 but at the end of the day i dont know why the success but it has helped

Bear in mind that this will only work if you have MJ9 installed or older, newer bootloaders wont allow downgrading.

First download all the files below on your pc and make sure the samsung usb drivers are installed. Also download the rom you wish to flash.

1) put phone in download mode (vol down + home + power) and use odin pda tab to flash the blpatch
2) use pda tab in odin to flash dmg1
3) boot phone to setup screen
4) put back in download mode and flash the MJ5 BL with the pda tab
5) flash TWRP with pda tab
6) boot to TWRP (vol up + home + power) to flash rom.
7) hit thanks or buy me a beer

Odin Http://
Twrp Odin Http://
MJ5 BL Http://

Thanks goes to @T.G.A @morr_1228 @ecsjjgg and a few others I cant find right now for running the process and basically confirming it worked for them too
Samsung Galaxy Note II
Android Revolution HD 31 /Wesamothman Air Command Mod @240dpi
TWRP (htttp://
AdAway 02-28-14 (Http://

HTC Desire HD / Android Revolution 6.4 (recycled)
Sony Ericsson Satio (recycled)
Nokia 5800 Xpress Music (recycled)
Sony Ericsson K800i (unknown)
Nokia n95 8gb Music edition (washed/binned)
Nokia 6280 (destroyed/binned)