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Stock AT&T Galaxy Note 3





Updating Instructions

THIS IS ONLY FOR THOSE WHO TOOK THE NC2 BOOTLOADER (A3)
DO NOT INSTALL IF YOU HAVE OLDER BOOTLOADER !! YOU CANNOT GO BACK !!

All files install with the one AP_NC2_Bootloader_N900AUCECMLG.tar.md5
aboot.mbn,boot.img,modem.bin,NON-HLOS.bin,rpm.mbn,sbl1.mbn,sdi.mbn,tz.mbn Firmware files from NC2 OTA Update, recovery and all other files or from MGL leaked kitkat

Installs:


Stock KitKat rom , All Credit to designgears for uploading Leaked KitKat MLG Rom


THIS IS FOR THOSE WHO TOOK THE NC2 BOOTLOADER (A3)
DO NOT INSTALL IF YOU HAVE OLDER BOOTLOADER !! YOU CANNOT GO BACK !!

If you or stuck at the Download Mode screen because of a bad OTA install, want to just update,want to return phone to factory or for just a Unknown or (I'm not telling) reason it happened
For those who cannot get back to NC2 and MJ5 from a boot issue.
Then You can install this Leaked N900AUCECMGL KitKat that designgears Posted, to get your phone back up running, Then install the NC2 Firmware, to replace MLG firmware





You Cannot Use this Copy of MLG KitKat to down-grade to 4.3
Once You Updated to NC2 KitKat You cannot go back, You are burn to fuse 3
SW REV Check Fail [aboot] Fused 3 Binary 2
There is no root yet possible for KITKAT

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How to get NC2 OTA Update installed.

Video Installing AT&T NC2 OTA in 12 minutes !!

AP_N900AUCECNC2_FIRMWARE.tar.md5.zip >>>>>>>>Firmware Needed to install with odin so OTA works MD5 Number 5704164AAE4F65C5A86840F99C2B0823

ATT_Stock_KitKat_N900AATTCNC2_ROOT_OTA.zip >>> Stock NC2 Safestrap Recovery installer For OTA to work MD5 Number 38B9BAE5282AFAF53F7419130B800980

2400258.zip NC2 OTA Installer MD5 Number 0754E71B5DC1959497956243F295F89C

NC2 OTA Mirror MD5 Number 0754E71B5DC1959497956243F295F89C

--------------------------------------------------------------You can Also USE This Odin Installer For Fast Update to KitKat From Any Previous Firmware And Jump Straight to Custom Rom's-------------------------------------------------------------

NC2_Bootloader_N900AUCECMLG_VER_3.zip >>>>>>>NC2 Firmware MLG Recovery MLG ROM odin Installer Use to get a softed bricked Phone working MD5 Number E01039EBEFC6AA6C7931D7467AF04057



Rough install guide, a better one is in the works
all file or here on OP please look, until I get them better organized

Check Your downloads MD5 number

E01039EBEFC6AA6C7931D7467AF04057.......NC2_Bootloa der_N900AUCECMLG_VER_3.zip
38B9BAE5282AFAF53F7419130B800980.......ATT_Stock_K itKat_N900AATTCNC2_ROOT_OTA.zip
5704164AAE4F65C5A86840F99C2B0823.......AP_N900AUCE CNC2_FIRMWARE.tar.md5.zip
0754E71B5DC1959497956243F295F89C.......2400258.zip


Warning!!
Save pictures and personal files from Internal sdcard, Internal sdcard will be wiped !!


For those who took MLG Leaked KitKat firmware, or For Those who do not know for sure, You need to Odin install AP_N900AUCECNC2_FIRMWARE.tar.md5.zip
OTA installer will patch your recovery to NB2

For those with MJ5 and Safestrap 3.70 Install as below, then after phone reboots, boot into download mode and install the NC2 Firmware above (AP_N900AUCECNC2_FIRMWARE.tar.md5.zip)
also make sure you have a copy of SafeStrap 3.75 in your External SDcard to remove recovery later on...

If you have installed the NC2_Bootloader_N900AUCECMLG_VER_3.zip, then you have the NC2 firmware Installed,

Before Starting !!
YOU MUST Have SafeStrap Recovery installed.
You must have NC2 firmware installed.


1.copy 2400258.zip last OTA to external sdcard
2.copy ATT_Stock_KitKat_N900AATTCNC2_ROOT_OTA.zip to external sdcard ATT_Stock_KitKat_N900AATTCNC2_ROOT_OTA.zip is made from TWRP backup from jreed3786 stock phone, with supersu
3.copy also busybox, safestrap 3.75 to external sd card ( You need them to remove safestrap recovery afterATT_Stock_KitKat_N900AATTCNC2_ROOT_OTA.zip Install's )

4. Install ATT_Stock_KitKat_N900AATTCNC2_ROOT_OTA.zip This removes old ROM and installs all file needed by OTA installer

5. REMEMBER !!! For those with MJ5 and Safestrap 3.71 After phone reboots, boot into download mode and install the NC2 Firmware above (AP_N900AUCECNC2_FIRMWARE.tar.md5.zip)
also make sure you have a copy of SafeStrap 3.75 and BusyBox installer apps on your External SDcard to remove SafeStrap recovery later on...

6.Skip through setting up Rom, used My Files app to install busybox, safestrap 3.75,
7. then install busybox with app,
8. then Uninstall recovery with SafeStrap app,
9. then Uninstall BusyBox with BusyBox app,

10. Go to Application Manager, Uninstall, BusyBox and Safe Strap, Close out Applications manager
11. Use SuperSu to remove root (when supersu complains about knox let it disable it or root won't get removed)

12. verify you have 2400258.zip on external sdcard before you reboot phone, If you do not you will have reboot and put 2400258.zip there.

13. Boot to stock recovery and install the 2400258.zip ( hold Power, Volume UP and menu button until you see blue writing at top of screen then let buttons go)
when it's done your Official Stock Factory NC2

14. Verify by looking at these pictures below they show what 2400258.zip OTA should do.

if you see this picture bellow, then safestrap did not uninstall correctly and replace original e3fsck file.

 


If you see this picture below, the SuperSu did no uninstall correctly and replace original ddexe

 


these below show 2400258.zip OTA installing
 







Do not worry about:

E:unknown volume for path [/sdcard1]
E:unknown volume "/sdcard1"


REMEMBER !!! FOR Those who took MLG Firmware you need to odin install the AP_N900AUCECNC2_FIRMWARE.tar.md5.zip

then do these steps above


For those Who Soft bricked, or who lost or wiped SafeStrap Recovery and cannot reload your rom install NC2_Bootloader_N900AUCECMGL_VER_3.zip and then go to step # 1. You already will have the NC2 Firmware
NC2_Bootloader_N900AUCECMGL_VER_3.zip already has all the NC2 firmware.

Sorry for the rough Instruction, been very busy with my job and home life and also from testing this OTA stuff (Redone my phone 4-5 or more times testing, and I still have not triped KNOX) so odin does a good job protecting the note 3)


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Installing NC2_Bootloader MGL Kitkat ROM

ATT Stock KitKat N900AUCECMLG Odexed Now with ROOT!!NC2_ Bootloader
Before You Install Read all you can about Installing Odin and stock Recovery on your phone. I am not responsible if anything happens to your device

FAST!! QUICK LINK--MediaFire------------------------------------------------------------------------->>>>>> NC2_Bootloader_N900AUCECMGL_VER_3.zip MD5 Number E01039EBEFC6AA6C7931D7467AF04057


Check MD5 Number with attached MD5 Checker (Verify a good download)




Install and Rooting Video by Face_Plant

Face_Plant ROM Install Procedure
1. Download NC2_Bootloader_N900AUCECMGL_VER_2.zip from the OP (should be ~1.5 gigs)
2. Once the file finishes downloading, right click and select "extract all".
3. Open the extracted folder and click on Odin3 v3.09.
4. Boot into Odin/download mode (volume down/home/power button all at the same time) and plug your phone into your PC (I used the USB 3.0 cable, but any USB cable should work).
5. Load AP_NC2_Bootloader_N900AUCECMLG.tar.md5 into the AP slot in Odin, click start, and wait for it to finish.
6. Odin should say "pass" and your phone will boot up. Skip or complete the set up stuff. It's up to you.
7. Download N900AATTCNC2_KERNEL.tar.md5 Kernel (3.4.0-722276) from the OP and extract the file just like you did before.
8. Boot into Odin/download mode
9. Open Odin and load N900AATTCNC2_KERNEL.tar.md5 into the AP slot and click start.
10. If Odin says "pass", go to settings-> about device-> and scroll all the way down and make sure your phone has the 3.4.0-722276 kernel
11. If it does, you're good to root with Towelroot, install Safestrap, and get back to flashing!

Not sure if it's necessary, but I flashed the NC2 modem too. Do this by:
1. Download it from the OP (I used the first link. It uses Odin).
2. Extract the files like you did earlier.
3. Click on Odin3 v3.09 and load SM-N900A_NC2_Modem.tar.md5 into the CP slot.
4. Boot your phone into Odin/download mode and hook it up to your PC.
5. Click start and wait for Odin to finish




Unzip NC2_Bootloader_N900AUCECMGL_VER_2.zip to prefered folder
Have phone in Download Mode
 


Start Odin, Click AP
Select AP_NC2_Bootloader_N900AUCECMLG.tar.md5
 



Make sure your screen looks like photo below, Auto Reboot , F.Reset Time and AP checked, Binary Size = 2360.5MB
Do Not Check Re-Partition (Leave Unchecked)
Click Start if everything is ok
Progress Photo's
 






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UPDATE!!!!!!


Video Guide for Installing and Using Safestrap by Face_Plant

Installing Safestrap v3.72 by Face_Plant

1. Download and install Busybox from the Play Store.
2. Download and install Safestrap v3.72
3. Open Safestrap and click on "install recovery"
4. Reboot and you should see a screen with a robot thing on it. Press the button on the lower left of the screen to boot into Safestrap
5. Make a backup of your stock ROM
6. Go to wipe and do a factory reset
7. Go to install and select the ROM you wish to install
8. Reboot after it's done installing

Tips:
1. I recommend saving all backups to your external SD card in case you accidentally wipe your internal storage
2. NEVER USE THE FORMAT DATA FEATURE!!! This will completely wipeout the stock slot on your phone and brick it. You will not be able to boot into Safestrap to recover (ask me how I know....)

You can use the ROM slots, but the reboot menu will not work. You have to pull the battery to shut it down. You will also get notifications that you're running out of storage. I looked at the storage info in settings after getting this notification and it said ~25 gigs were required to run the ROM as opposed to the 6GB or so that's normally required.



ROOT FIX !!

Thanks to geohot

Install N900AATTCNC2_KERNEL.tar.md5 Kernel (3.4.0-722276) with Odin then
Towel Root will work TR.apk


Odin Install
 



Verify Kernel Install
 



Verify Root Root Checker
 



Now You can Install SafeStrap 3.7.2 and install any custom ROM YOU NEED BUSYBOX FOR SAFESTRAP to WORK
Do a factory reset from Safestrap

NC2 Stock Recovery Installer
UrDroid_ATT_Stock_KitKat_N900AATTCNC2_Rooted_Odexe d_VER_1.zip

UrDroid_ATT_Stock_KitKat_N900AATTCNC2_Rooted_Deode xed_Ver_1.zip

N900AATTCNC2_BOOTLOADER.tar.md5.zip

N900AATTCNC2_KERNEL.tar.md5.zip

SM-N900A_NC2_Modem.zip Thanks! Walter.White
SM-N900A_NC2_Modem_RecoveryFlashable.zip Thanks! Walter.White
 




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[COLOR="Green"][B][SIZE="4"]FAST!! QUICK LINK--AndroidFileHost---------------------------------------------------------------->>>>>> NC2_Bootloader_N900AUCECMLG_VER_2.zip

ATT Stock KitKat N900AUCECMLG Odexed
Before You Install Read all you can about Installing Odin and stock Recovery on your phone. I am not responsible if anything happens to your device

FAST!! QUICK LINK--MediaFire---------------------------------------------------------------->>>>>> NC2_Bootloader_Odin3_Install_N900AUCECMGL.zip MD5 Number 56D40AC23546E015BEE4CDD28094D2C5

FAST!! QUICK LINK--MediaFire---------------------------------------------------------------->>>>>> sec_csc.zip Install with Stock Recovery MD5 Number B40994F984EEE97D5428E4EE96504A2F

First Copy sec_csc.zip to your external SD-Card ( you have to get one if you do not have one)
Then install with ODIN the 4 files from NC2_Bootloader_Odin3_Install_N900AUCECMGL.zip

Make Sure Your ODIN Looks Like the Picture here



After Odin reboots your phone, Immediately Hold Down POWER + MENU + VOLUME UP BUTTON and get into recovery and install sec_csc.zip



You Cannot Use this Copy of MGL KitKat to down-grade to 4.3
Once You Updated to NC2 KitKat Your stuck cannot go back, your are burn to fuse 3


The Only thing changed in the BL_N900AUCECMGL.tar
is the [aboot] file
from the OTA NC2 Update. So this is not a FULL NC2 Firmware

I used sgs2toext4 (created by drphrozen ) to convert cache.img.ext4 to cache.img.ext4.img
then used ext2explore to unpack cache.img.ext4.img

UnPacked You find the sec_csc.zip and command files in it.

command file did this with original Install :

--update_package=CACHE:recovery/sec_csc.zip
--carry_out=csc_factory
--wipe_data

unzipping sec_csc.zip we find security files and AT&T setup

Updater script in META-INF Folder

show_progress(0.100000, 0);
show_progress(0.500000, 0);
package_extract_dir("system", "/system");

But we have to do it manually with stock recovery



System Folder


Tools Used

TAR_MD5_PACKAGER
ext2explore-2.2.71.zip
sgs2toext4.zip
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I'm on nc2. My phone isn't stuck in download mode. Can I use this method ?
 
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I'm on nc2. My phone isn't stuck in download mode. Can I use this method ?
why would you want the leaked MLG kitkat? and this version of kit kat might not run
Because you have the full NC2 Firmware, I would not if your Rom is running ok,
 
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why would you want the leaked kitkat? and this version of kit kat might not run
Because you have the full NC2 Firmware
isn't the mgl firmware is downgradable to 4.3?
 
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isn't the mgl firmware is downgradable to 4.3?
Not This copy, once you update to OTA kitkat you cannot go back
 
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Nice. Hopefully this will help out people who accidently only updated to NC2 bootloader. By the way, once the full NC2 is released you should flash that so that you can get future OTAs
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Nice. Hopefully this will help out people who accidently only updated to NC2 bootloader. By the way, once the full NC2 is released you should flash that so that you can get future OTAs
yes, been watching for it
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Default It works on a bricked Note 3 AT&T after stock KitKat upgrade

Nothing else worked for me - dozens of "unbrick Note 3 AT&T" threads had the same outdated info and files, which the new bootloader of AT&T KitKat would not take. The phone was simply stuck in boot loop - neither system nor recovery would not boot. The only thing I could do was enter the Odin download mode with Volume down + Home + Power keys. Carl helped me with this file, flashed with Odin as described at the start of this thread and my phone started working at once. The system was upgraded to the leaked KitKat Android 4.4.2. My data was not lost nor the phone was reset, even after I flashed sec_csc.zip under recovery (I used adb sideload method, but it's not relevant, flashing from SD card or phone memory would probably work the same).

Thank you again, Carl, for your patience, preparing and uploading this huge file for us!!! You are really a very smart person to figure all of this out and get us out of a tight corner!

Greg

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yes, been watching for it
I'll be rather watching for a root method for my phone, and when this is back, will see if I can get CyanogenMod working on my Note 3, or something similar (maybe OmniROM will start supporting it too?) Don't want anything from AT&T anymore, if I can avoid it! In the future probably won't buy another Samsung device.

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This guide and method is really helpful when one accidentally installed NC2 bootloader before installing NC2 system.

Thank you! You are the man!

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