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Note 10+ SM-N975F/DS very very HARD BRICK --- Advice?

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By dk1965, Junior Member on 29th December 2019, 03:26 PM
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31st December 2019, 10:36 PM |#11  
Try following alternate way.

- Turn Off Phone, if unable to turn off, wait till battery drain and off itself.
- Press and hold the Volume up and the Power keys at the same time for 3-4 seconds.
- This will bring you to Recovery Screen.
- Use Volume Up and Down Button to Navigate and choose Reboot to bootloader by pressing the power button.
- You are now at Download Mode.
10th January 2020, 07:52 PM |#12  
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Note 10+ SM-N975F/DS very very HARD BRICK --- Advice?
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Originally Posted by Andrewtst

Try following alternate way.

- Turn Off Phone, if unable to turn off, wait till battery drain and off itself.
- Press and hold the Volume up and the Power keys at the same time for 3-4 seconds.
- This will bring you to Recovery Screen.
- Use Volume Up and Down Button to Navigate and choose Reboot to bootloader by pressing the power button.
- You are now at Download Mode.

Thank you for your feedback. I had tried that, but the recovery screen did not come up. The method you suggest will work for most cases, but in my case I had screwed up the recovery itself by flashing the wrong TWRP.

Moral of the story: do not flash the wrong TWRP, because it may corrupt your recovery, and then getting to download mode is a lot more complicated.
10th January 2020, 08:07 PM |#13  
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Originally Posted by exocetdj

You f##ked it real good but not a hard brick as far as I'm aware. (I may be wrong)

Hard brick is only fixable with a new motherboard.

Well done on getting it sorted and that's great service from sammy

I agree with you, real good. It may not be a complete hard brick, as the repair guys did not open the phone nor changed the motherboard. Still, it was as bad as a soft brick can get....
10th January 2020, 08:18 PM |#14  
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ust buy a z3 and fix it lol
12th February 2020, 06:42 PM |#15  
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Samsung Smart Switch
As far as I know, Samsung Smart Switch is the only method to recover your phone. Download it on your pc. Launch the app and connect your phone. Choose to recover bricked phone.
12th February 2020, 06:56 PM |#16  
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I bricked about 8 different phones with the new A/B thing before I learned TWRP doesn't work and the fix was to flash the stock boot.img to both partitions with:

./fastboot flash boot --slot all <nameofboot.img>
12th February 2020, 11:42 PM |#17  
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Download the modded version of Odin. Here's a link to it in my Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/folderview?...qF7jQl4ho1s83a

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14th February 2020, 07:52 AM |#18  
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Did it work buddy?

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18th February 2020, 03:58 AM |#19  
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I have the same issue
Sm-n975f hard brick - solved

Guys I solved it. I pressed Volume down + Power, as soon as the screen turned off I quickly pressed Volume up +Volume down as I inserted the cable and voila! Download mode. Now I can reflash stock firmware

That was a very close call.
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27th March 2020, 04:20 PM |#20  
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Plz delete

---------- Post added at 06:20 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:03 PM ----------

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Sm-n975f hard brick - solved

Guys I solved it. I pressed Volume down + Power, as soon as the screen turned off I quickly pressed Volume up +Volume down as I inserted the cable and voila! Download mode. Now I can reflash stock firmware

That was a very close call.

YEAH you saved my ass!!!
Thank you wherever your are
God bless you
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30th March 2020, 04:03 AM |#21  
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