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13th August 2014, 09:00 PM   |  #1  
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my note 3 is bricked i have odin and the right samsung drivers but for some reason when i try to download the stock firm wear it says invalid on my crappy laptop can someone please help me any answer will help thank you for your time
13th August 2014, 10:02 PM   |  #2  
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my note 3 is bricked i have odin and the right samsung drivers but for some reason when i try to download the stock firm wear it says invalid on my crappy laptop can someone please help me any answer will help thank you for your time

Did you extract the .md5.tar file from the .zip file?

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Did you extract the .md5.tar file from the .zip file?

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can you explain that to me ..please..i used 7zip and did a tar file is that what you supposed to do..but when i download the file when i go to open the zip it says invalid for some reason but when i open it there are all the files in it not sure what to do can you please help me..i am got the file from sammobile
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can you explain that to me ..please..i used 7zip and did a tar file is that what you supposed to do..but when i download the file when i go to open the zip it says invalid for some reason but when i open it there are all the files in it not sure what to do can you please help me..i am got the file from sammobile

You're opening the tar file at that point. If it says it's an invalid size or something you're extracting to far. If you download a .7z or .zip just right click it and hit extract. You should end up with a .tar or .md5. That is what you will select in Odin.
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If there is power (lights, partial boot) it is not bricked. A bricked phone is completely dead. Your phone is soft-bricked.

The advice above is correct. Stop when you get to .tar and put it somewhere you know where it is to put in the PDA slot in Odin.

And please follow forum rules and post your question once and wait for an answer. Do not make more threads for the same problem. Thanks.
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