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
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
--------------------------------------------------------------You can Also USE This Odin Installer For Fast Update to KitKat From Any Previous Firmware And Jump Straight to Custom Rom's-------------------------------------------------------------
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"
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)
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
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
Start Odin, Click AP
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
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
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.
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!
---------- Post added at 09:22 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:03 AM ----------
Originally Posted by carl1961
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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