Originally Posted by jeanclaudevandamme
I bought it at end of last october, 1st gen/batch of Note 2s to hit the UK (IMEI starts with 354.....
I was rooted. The first auto-root Chainfire method via Odin.
Stock samsung rom. Very earliest versions of software.
I basically bought the phone last year when it first came out, rooted it as soon as possible and then did nothing else except enjoying my phone and install new apps. Whatever people were rooting/flashing/roms/kernels etc at the end of last october when the note 2 first came out in the uk is what I would have been on. Never updated since.
I might sound a bit stupid, but does a motherboard change means you lose everything in internal storage? ie photos, texts, contacts etc. I have no backups of anything. my fault I know. And Samsung wont' detect root after motherboard has been changed?
When you say "hardbricked", do you just mean it wont' physically and electrically turn on? Because i didn't interrupt rooting/flashing etc.
I googled SDS for the Note 2. Seems there is an issue I can't think how else my phone would just die.
I think we know the cause now, its sds. Only roms and kernels which have been developed after January 2013 are free of this problem. As you had rooted very early you would not have recieved stock updates from samsung. And as you had not flashed anything new, the rom/kernel you used had the sds problem. Had you recieved stock updates or had you flashed any latest rom your device would most probably be working.
Now the good news is, as I said, samsung has no way of learning whether your phone was rooted or not. A soft brick is when your phone is in a bootloop. A hardbrick means it wont't turn on, won't do anything at all. Your phone is hardbricked in a way. So a samsung engineer would be as powerless to turn your phone on in this condition as you are. And thus, you would be under warranty.
The bad news is, yes, all the data on your internal storage is gone. The phone you would be provided would be a new factory reset model altogether. That is of course, if the problem is sds, as it seems right now. Even if the problem is different, something smaller, a factory reset is what you will get in all probability, so no chance of saving the data.
I am really sorry for your data, and I know it doesn't help when I play Captain Hindsight, but you should have made a titanium and nandroid backup at the very least. Do that for your next phone regularly. It is the most useful aspect of rooting your phone if you ask me.
Of course, I could be wrong here. The problem could be something smaller. I suggest you throw this problem @dr.ketan
on this thread
He knows a lot more than I do and can confirm this.
Also, do press thanks if I helped
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