First release (2014/07/02): a set of stock Android 4.4.2 packages for the AT&T i317 Note 2 (firmware version UCUCNE5).
Second release (2014/07/13): deodexed version of same - CWM/TWRP flashable with 7/8/14 AGNi kernel - rooted w/busybox.
There are options flashable from custom recovery (CWM, TWRP) or via Odin. They are built from the June 2014 stock OTA for the AT&T I317.
** They do not include bootloader or tz files **
** IF YOU ARE ALREADY ON THE MK6 or NE5 BOOTLOADER (OR ABOVE) FLASHING ANY OF THESE PACKAGES WILL TRIP THE KNOX COUNTER **
These packages are intended only for the AT&T version of the Note 2 and include the modem for this phone. Flashing on any other North American Note 2 will result in a soft brick and require a re-flash of the modem specific to your phone. Flashing on any other phone will likely require a complete reflash of your phone's stock firmware to recover - do not attempt. The other standard disclaimers apply - while these packages have been tested and work on the AT&T i317, you assume all risk in flashing.
Both firmware packages include the system firmware, kernel, and modem from UCUCNE5. They include Linus Yang's build of busybox. They do not include recovery, bootloader or tz (you install the last two separately via Odin if needed).
Unless otherwise indicated, the stock packages do not include root access - you will need to flash SuperSU separately. This is due to the strict SELinux policy in 4.4.2 with the stock ucune5 kernel. Attempts to circumvent this started turning this into more of a customized rom, which is not my intent - you should be able to use this firmware package to run a future OTA.
For Odin packages a format of /system from custom recovery is recommended prior to flashing. (CWM/TWRP package does this for you). If you are coming from another stock-based i317 firmware data/factory wipe should not be necessary. If coming from any other firmware (or if after flashing you get stuck at the Samsung or AT&T boot logo) data/factory wipe is recommended from recovery.
**NOTE** Odin ZIP packages should be unzipped ONCE. The extracted MD5 file should be placed in the PDA slot in the Odin app. Do not change any other options. If the phone shows up on top as COMn and the MD5 checks out OK in the status window, you are good to click Start. **
1 - Download the package(s) you plan to install.
2 - Copy any CWM/TWRP packages and SuperSU to your phone (external SD card recommended if you need to do a factory reset)
3 - Install a current custom recovery - I've been using Philz CWM v6.41.6, but current TWRP or standard CWM should also be fine
4 - Boot recovery, perform needed wipes (see first section under install)
5 - Flash package (Odin or CWM/TWRP)
6 - Boot phone once, click past any setup screens, let settle for a few minutes
7 - Boot recovery, flash SuperSU
8 - Boot phone, run SuperSU, disable Knox - SuperSU will hang - wait a minute, restart phone
9 - After restart, run SuperSU again, disable Knox again, this time it will take
10 - profit
Packages (hosted on DevHost - tip: log in first to avoid most adware)
AT&T UCUCNE5 i317 Stock CWM/TWRP Note 2 - AFH - Copy - DevHost
AT&T UCUCNE5 i317 Stock ODIN Note 2 - AFH - Copy - DevHost
AT&T UCUCNE5 i317 *Deodexed* *Rooted* CWM/TWRP Note 2 - AFH - Copy - DevHost
(Includes AGNi 4.2.4 kernel - 2014-07-08)
>>> If you want the deodexed setup with the stock kernel you will need to flash the kernel package below and then follow steps 7-10 above to regain root <<<
If you *are not* running 4.3 (MK6), 4.4.2 (NE5) or newer bootloader:
After flashing one of the firmware packages above flash the bootloader package below in Odin to get wifi working (sorry, no option available for CWM/TWRP). I've included the Odin executable just after if needed.
Bootloader needs to be flashed only once. See post #2 here for information on how to check what version of bootloader you have installed.
** Warning - do not attempt to flash MJ4 bootloaders if you already have the MK6 or NE5 bootloaders - this will soft brick your phone - see post #2 in my MK6 thread for more **
AT&T i317 ODIN 4.3 UCUBMJ4 (Leak) Bootloader & TZ (AT&T Note 2 ONLY) - AFH - Copy - DevHost
If you *are* running 4.3 (MK6) or 4.4.2 (NE5) bootloader: [This section still being tested]
After flashing one of the stock packages, you may need to flash the MK6 tz.img and optionally the param.bin from the MJ4 leak. This is likely to be so if you are on the MK6 or NE5 bootloader and have previously reverted to 4.1 firmware. The zip below contains two Odin packages. If after flashing the stock package and you are on the MK6 bootloader, try flashing the tz only package first (in Odin), then the tz+param package to see if this gets your phone to boot. You may also need to boot recovery and do a factory reset.
AT&T i317 ODIN 4.3 UCUBMK6 TZ.IMG & UCUBMJ4 (Leak) PARAM.BIN (AT&T Note 2 ONLY) - AFH - Copy - DevHost
Need Odin ? --> Odin 3.07 - AFH - Copy - DevHost
Here are separate links to the ucucne5 modem, stock kernel & stock recovery (modem and kernel are included in the main packages above, no need to reflash these a part of base install).
CWM AT&T i317 UCUCNE5 Stock *Modem* Note 2 - AFH - Copy - DevHost
CWM AT&T i317 UCUCNE5 Stock *Kernel* Note 2 - AFH - Copy - DevHost (Caution - SELinux Enforcing)
CWM AT&T i317 UCUCNE5 Stock *Recovery* Note 2 - AFH - Copy - DevHost
CWM NE5 Stock *Kernel* Custom - init.d & bootanimation support - AFH - Copy (Does not work with Deodexed firmware)
Here are links to custom recoveries specific to the I317 (AT&T Note 2):
PhilZ Advanced CWM Edition
• Thanks to Chainfire for SuperSu - we wouldn't have root access on 4.3 and above without his work (consider donating to him or buying his pro version)
• Thanks to designgears for the initial 4.3 leak, which gave us the 4.3 bootloader/tz allowing revert to earlier bootloaders
• Thanks to Linus Yang for the busybox build
• Thanks to @dicksteele for helping test odex & odin packages