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By wajahatkarim3, Junior Member on 9th July 2014, 07:09 PM
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Hello XDA Devs

First I would like to thank you for such great community. I am new here and this is my first post.

I bought Chinese Note 3 a week ago. And after using it for a little, I realized that Google Play services doesn't get installed because of its Custom ROM. I searched over and over again on Google XDA, and i tried following things:

Installing Recovery:
  • I found at one place that there is no official CWM recovery for SM-N900. But, I managed it to install via MTK Tools.
  • I can't try Odin because on pressing Volume Down + Power + Home buttons shows some Chinese menu.
  • Could't install TWRP dont know why.

Custom ROM Installation
After installing Recovery, I tried to install custom ROMs. I have tried about 5 ROMs listed below:
  • Lidroid
  • Hawkish Elite Series
  • VN ROM
  • Criskelo ROM

All these ROMs either get stuck while installing (some at 10%, some at 44% etc.), or suddenly recovery screen shows up with no confirmation about ROM installed successfully or aborted or what.

I HAVE RECOVERY: autoCWM v5.5.0.4 for SM-N900

Please help. I bought this phone just a week ago after saving money about 1 month. Thanks for your help in advance
 
 
9th July 2014, 08:30 PM |#2  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wajahatkarim3

Hello XDA Devs

First I would like to thank you for such great community. I am new here and this is my first post.

I bought Chinese Note 3 a week ago. And after using it for a little, I realized that Google Play services doesn't get installed because of its Custom ROM. I searched over and over again on Google XDA, and i tried following things:

Installing Recovery:

  • I found at one place that there is no official CWM recovery for SM-N900. But, I managed it to install via MTK Tools.
  • I can't try Odin because on pressing Volume Down + Power + Home buttons shows some Chinese menu.
  • Could't install TWRP dont know why.

Custom ROM Installation
After installing Recovery, I tried to install custom ROMs. I have tried about 5 ROMs listed below:
  • Lidroid
  • Hawkish Elite Series
  • VN ROM
  • Criskelo ROM

All these ROMs either get stuck while installing (some at 10%, some at 44% etc.), or suddenly recovery screen shows up with no confirmation about ROM installed successfully or aborted or what.

I HAVE RECOVERY: autoCWM v5.5.0.4 for SM-N900

Please help. I bought this phone just a week ago after saving money about 1 month. Thanks for your help in advance

First thing I would do is to Odin flash the official stock firmware
for your SM-N900 phone.

Here is the SamMobile link for the firmwares.
You can download the firmware from SamMobile.com .
http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares

After odin flashing the firmware you should be able to
flash and root your phone using cf-autoroot and flash
twrp custom recovery using Odin.

Good luck, be sure to select the proper version and region for your phone.
9th July 2014, 11:05 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by wajahatkarim3

Hello XDA Devs

First I would like to thank you for such great community. I am new here and this is my first post.

I bought Chinese Note 3 a week ago. And after using it for a little, I realized that Google Play services doesn't get installed because of its Custom ROM. I searched over and over again on Google XDA, and i tried following things:

...

Please help. I bought this phone just a week ago after saving money about 1 month. Thanks for your help in advance


You have not read the stickies - this community is NOT for fake Note 3 (which are generally highly incompatible in firmware with original models), you have to identify the precise type of clone you have and find the corresponding thread (if any) in General Android somewhere on XDA.
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9th July 2014, 11:15 PM |#4  
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Unhappy Odin & Download Mode doesn't work :(
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Originally Posted by Misterjunky

First thing I would do is to Odin flash the official stock firmware
for your SM-N900 phone.

Here is the SamMobile link for the firmwares.
You can download the firmware from SamMobile.com .

After odin flashing the firmware you should be able to
flash and root your phone using cf-autoroot and flash
twrp custom recovery using Odin.

Good luck, be sure to select the proper version and region for your phone.

Hello, Thanks Misterjunky for your quick response

Unfortunately, I tried to start use Odin lots of times, but Odin requires the phone to be in Download Mode. And when I press Volume Down + Power Button + Home button, following menu in Chinese language shows up instead of the Warning sign most websites talk about for the download mode. And, Due to this reason, Odin doesn't detect my device i-e no slot gets yellow or blue in Odin software at my PC.
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10th July 2014, 12:05 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by wajahatkarim3

Hello, Thanks Misterjunky for your quick response

Unfortunately, I tried to start use Odin lots of times, but Odin requires the phone to be in Download Mode. And when I press Volume Down + Power Button + Home button, following menu in Chinese language shows up instead of the Warning sign most websites talk about for the download mode. And, Due to this reason, Odin doesn't detect my device i-e no slot gets yellow or blue in Odin software at my PC.

You have a fake device.

Sent from my leanKernel 3.2 powered stock 4.4.2 (NF1) SM-N900T
10th July 2014, 07:12 AM |#6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wajahatkarim3

Hello, Thanks Misterjunky for your quick response

Unfortunately, I tried to start use Odin lots of times, but Odin requires the phone to be in Download Mode. And when I press Volume Down + Power Button + Home button, following menu in Chinese language shows up instead of the Warning sign most websites talk about for the download mode. And, Due to this reason, Odin doesn't detect my device i-e no slot gets yellow or blue in Odin software at my PC.

Ignore Misterjunky's post. He missed the bit where you said the keywords "MTK" and "Chinese menu".

In this case you cannot use anything you think a normal Note 3 can use - as you have a clone.
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Guys need help..... Today my phone got restarted automatically and after that its stuck on Samsung boot logo..... I am not able to boot into recovery.

Although I am able to boot into download mode.

download mode shows the following info
Odin MOde
Product Name : Sm-900
Current Binary : Custom
System Status : Custom
Reactivation Lock(kk) : off
Secure Download Enabled
ap swrev :a4

I am not able to flash any rom using odin now.

odin just gets stuck at

<ID:0/003> Odin engine v(ID:3.1203)..
<ID:0/003> File analysis..
<ID:0/003> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/003> Initialzation..

Please help... This is the only mobile i am having.....

Thanks in advance.... hoping for a reply
25th October 2017, 10:34 AM |#8  
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Usual replies .
Try another Odin version .
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Usual replies .
Try another Odin version .

Did that.... Every Odin version gets stuck at the same line....

Is there another flashing utility?
25th October 2017, 11:30 AM |#10  
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Flashfire / mobile odin .
Google search

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25th October 2017, 11:33 AM |#11  
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The mobile is not even booting. How will I use these apps.

Searching google.... But so far no help....

---------- Post added at 10:33 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:32 AM ----------

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Flashfire / mobile odin .
Google search

Mobile not even booting how will I use these apps.

Searching google but no help so far....
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