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[GUIDE][SM-N950U1 Stock Recovery] [Unlocked_XAA] Odin Recovery N950U1UEU1AQH7-BRA5

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By BlueFox721, Senior Member on 12th September 2017, 01:42 AM
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**Welcome to the Fox Den!**

This Firmware is the Factory Stock Firmware for the “Unlocked” Note8 with the product code (CSC) XAA.

This firmware was pulled from sammobile.com and is being hosted on my MEGA so that I can try to keep updates available.
This would need to be flashed to the device in download mode using the latest Odin found below.
After downloading the firmware below, You can do this by following these steps:
***Before you proceed, this will erase the internal storage so back up your files first***

Step 1 - Turn OFF your Galaxy Note 8.
Step 2 - Press and hold the Volume Down + Bixby + Power Buttons.
Step 3 - After the Samsung logo, you will see a screen with a warning sign. Proceed ahead by pressing the Volume Up button.
Congratulations - You are in the Download Mode. If you want to get out of it, simply hold the Volume Up and Power buttons for a few seconds (around 10 sec.) and your phone will reboot normally.
Step 4 – Download and extract Odin or Prince Comsy Odin folder and double click the .exe file.
Step 5 – Connect your device via USB, Odin output should read "Added!!".
Step 6 – Add firmware files from the download page in the Odin sections appropriately, BL for BL, AP for AP, CP for CP, CSC for CSC (not HOME_CSC).
Step 7 – Ensure that only “Auto Reboot" and "F. Reset Time" are selected under the options tab.
Step 8 – Click log tab and then click the Start button on the bottom right.
Step 9 – Output should be shown in the log, take a break for a few….
Step 10 – If the flash is successful, the top left box will become green and will read PASS.
Congratulations, your device can be disconnected. Let your device be until the setup screen comes up!
As updates roll out, I will do my best to DL and host these files on MEGA or other Hosting sites without ads.
If you want to provide me with a mirror of a newer version I will post it on here as long as it is hosted on a reputable site and is not riddled with ads, junk, or require several steps to get it to DL!

And as always, I cannot be held liable for the damage or malfunction of your device using these files,
you proceed at your own risk and remove my liability by continuing to the downloads portion of this post!


Downloads:
ODIN VERSIONS:
3.13.1 for use with Oreo:
Odin3_v3.13.1
Odin3_v3.13.1_3B_PatcheD

3.12 for use with Nougat:
Odin3_v3.12.7
Odin3_v3.12 (PrinceComsy)

Mega Cloud Drive Mirror
Odin3_v3.12.7 / _v3.12 (PrinceComsy)

ODIN FILES:
Oreo
N950U1UEU3CRC1

Nougat
N950U1UEU3BRA5
--- *** BRA5 Update cannot be downgraded to previous versions *** ---
N950U1UEU2BQL2
N950U1UEU2BQK1
--- *** BQK1 Update cannot be downgraded to previous versions *** ---
N950U1UEU1AQI5
N950U1UEU1AQH9

"Unlocked" Carrier Specific Links (Not Complete Carrier Firmware):

Updato:
(ACG) CSpire - N950U1UEU1AQI5/BQK1/BQL2
(AIO) Anritsu - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(ATT) AT&T - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(BST) Boost Mobile - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(CCT) Xfinity - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(LRA) Bluegrass Cellular - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2
(SPR) Sprint - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(TFN) Tracfone - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(TMK) MetroPCS - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(TMB) T-Mobile - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(USC) US Cellular - N950U1UEU1AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(VMU) Virgin Mobile - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(VZW) Verizon - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(XAA) Stock Universal - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(XAS) Sprint Non-Branded - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5

SamMobile:
(ACG) CSpire - N950U1UEU1AQI5/BQK1/BQL2
(AIO) Anritsu - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(ATT) AT&T - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(BST) Boost Mobile - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(CCT) Xfinity - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(LRA) Bluegrass Cellular - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2
(SPR) Sprint - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(TFN) Tracfone - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(TMK) MetroPCS - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(TMB) T-Mobile - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(USC) US Cellular - N950U1UEU1AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(VMU) Virgin Mobile - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(VZW) Verizon - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(XAA) Stock Universal - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(XAS) Sprint Non-Branded - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5


TOOLS:
Samsung Drivers: Samsung USB
Platform-Tools (ADB): adb

To get access to carrier-specific features, such as VoLTE and Video Calling (only available for some carriers), AFTER successfully setting up your unlocked version on your network (or flashing your carrier version to unlocked firmware and successfully setting up your network),
Flash your carrier version factory (for model # SM-N950U not SM-950U1) "USERDATA" file (get from your carrier factory firmware) in the "UMS" box in Odin (make sure to change the Odin config settings to 1 for UMS patch). If "USERDATA" file does not contain enough, flash "CSC" file as well.

Look here for more info: https://forum.xda-developers.com/gal...rrier-t3627255
(Confirmed to be working on Sprint and TMobile, Some Verizon, AT&T does not work very well (Full Carrier Flash is Best or CSC and USERDATA))

If you get a failed flash try to redownload your carrier firmware and try again. You may have had a bad download. Tou may also check to see if the UMS/patch of the Odin config file is set to 1. You may aslo need to use Prince Comsy's Odin.

*Flashing back to Unlocked Firmware from Carrier Firmware requires Prince Comsy's Odin*

Thanks go to @ Mike15678 for the S8+ flashing guide that I used as a guide.

Other Links
*Culpeo ROM*
*Fennec ROM*
*Carrier Flashing and Switching Guide*
*Edit APN Settings & Native HotSpot Guide*
*SM-N950U/U1 Factory Binary, Combination Firmware*
*S Note & Working Action Memo*
*Free SIM Unlock Service by: @instrumentaly*
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Forgive my ignorance, can this be flashed on a carrier specific phone to "unlock" it?

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Yesterday I downloaded the xaa us unlocked firmware and flashed my ATT note 8 using the prince comsy Odin just like I did on my s8. Worked great. Bye bye att crapware.
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Forgive my ignorance, can this be flashed on a carrier specific phone to "unlock" it?

Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk

It won't unlock the phone. The carrier lock will still remain.
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Originally Posted by kstephens98

Forgive my ignorance, can this be flashed on a carrier specific phone to "unlock" it?

To get devices unlocked you can wait to go through your carrier or pay to have it unlocked. The unlocked version will allow you to remove bloat...albeit losing carrier functions as well. However, you may be able to flash only the userdata file of the carrier stock to regain the carrier function while keeping the perks of the unlocked firmware.
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Yesterday I downloaded the xaa us unlocked firmware and flashed my ATT note 8 using the prince comsy Odin just like I did on my s8. Worked great. Bye bye att crapware.

Right on....
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Thank you for doing this!!
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Originally Posted by hamz13071

Yesterday I downloaded the xaa us unlocked firmware and flashed my ATT note 8 using the prince comsy Odin just like I did on my s8. Worked great. Bye bye att crapware.

That's what I'll do with my sprint note 8. thanks for confirming .. you have to flash the userdata as op says?
thanks to both!
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That's what I'll do with my sprint note 8. thanks for confirming .. you have to flash the userdata as op says?
thanks to both!

When it is available...I don't think the calling plus (feature gained by the userdata file) is available yet is it?
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When it is available...I don't think the calling plus (feature gained by the userdata file) is available yet is it?

Thanks for your answer.
It is that I am going to use it in t mobile network, not in sprint.
because with my sprint s8 I only flashed the firmware and no userdata and all the functions of tmobile, except video calling in phone app is present and maybe i not noticed the absence of other functions, but the more importantly, volte and wifi calling works.
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Yesterday I downloaded the xaa us unlocked firmware and flashed my ATT note 8 using the prince comsy Odin just like I did on my s8. Worked great. Bye bye att crapware.

Thank you for confirming. Will be doing this on a 950W (Canadian) Note once I get it.
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