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[SOLVED] Please Help, PIT fails in ODIN and Heimdall

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21st April 2014, 06:10 PM   |  #1  
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First off, let me start by saying that I was an idiot.

I've been flashing and rooting for years but this time I totally forgot about the change in bootloader from 4.3 to 4.4. So...
I was technically on 4.3 and decided to flash up to 4.4. I flashed everything (that included 4.4 bootloader) and got a PIT fail.

Now I cannot get it past the logo screen. I cannot download the PIT either.

Tried ODIN 3.7 and 3.9 (Using VMware) - always fails. I know I have the right drivers.

Tried Heimdall frontend and terminal. I always fail due to PIT check.

Flashing in recovery just tells me to install firmware via Kies but Kies doesn't recognize my device.

Phone still says that system status and current binary are custom so I believe I'm still rooted.

[SOLVED] Everything went smoothly on a regular PC. All these forum threads and yet I hadn't run into a single one that mentions you HAVE to use a PC rather than a virtual system or Heimdall in order to get this to work on a Galaxy Note 3.
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22nd April 2014, 05:35 AM   |  #2  
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I can tell you flashing on windows via vmware will fail every time. You must flash natively. Is this a Mac you are flashing on? If so, i'm afraid if you want Odin to work again you will have to boot camp your Mac.

Heimdall after the 4.4 bootloader will also fail every time. It only works for the initial flash (from 4.3 to 4.4), but after the 4.4 bootloader, it is a no go.

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22nd April 2014, 05:02 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by noobtoob

I can tell you flashing on windows via vmware will fail every time. You must flash natively. Is this a Mac you are flashing on? If so, i'm afraid if you want Odin to work again you will have to boot camp your Mac.

Heimdall after the 4.4 bootloader will also fail every time. It only works for the initial flash (from 4.3 to 4.4), but after the 4.4 bootloader, it is a no go.

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Thank you for your time. I am on a Mac and also figured that it probably had something to do with VMware. I'm glad to get a confirmation.

I am getting a replacement device today only because I need it for work so I couldn't afford to tinker with it this week.

p.s., I had tried several methods in other threads so I recognize your name. You are a gentleman and a scholar, good sir!
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22nd April 2014, 05:07 PM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by noobtoob

I can tell you flashing on windows via vmware will fail every time. You must flash natively. Is this a Mac you are flashing on? If so, i'm afraid if you want Odin to work again you will have to boot camp your Mac.

Heimdall after the 4.4 bootloader will also fail every time. It only works for the initial flash (from 4.3 to 4.4), but after the 4.4 bootloader, it is a no go.

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Also, I'm was born and raised in Fresno. Moved out here in my early twenties. Small world!
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Also, I'm was born and raised in Fresno. Moved out here in my early twenties. Small world!

No kidding? I've been trying to leave Fresno forever, but the wife loves it here for some reason (family). Even when I was in the military, my wife lived here and made me live overseas and elsewhere in the country by myself. She only moved with me 3 times... Once to Oregon, once to the San Francisco area, and once down to Los Angeles. They were all very short tours also. Spent half my time overseas.

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