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fahadali2315

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Sep 18, 2013
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THIS IS A COMPLETE NOOB FRIENDLY GUIDE FOR FLASHING BOOTLOADERS,MODEMS/BASEBAND.

Requirements :
  1. A PC
  2. USB 3.0 DATA CABLE (2.0 SHOULD WORK TOO)
  3. ODIN 3.07 0R 3.09
  4. NOTE3 :D
  5. ALSO PATIENCE

INSTRUCTIONS


NORMAL METHOD


1.Power off your phone ( Don't Restart)
2.Press Power + Volume Down + Home buttons until you see download mode .
3. Attach it your PC and open ODIN 3.07 OR 3.09
4. Select AP/PDA and ADD your .tar file or .bin file
5. START
6.It will restart itself .
Go to Settings>> About Device >> and Check Your baseband/bootloader has changed or not.
If not start the procedure again . I did it twice to make it work.

Always make sure KIES is disabled ... sometimes it has been known that KIES interferes with ODIN.

KHIZAR'S METHOD :D

If the above procedure does not work for you try this method .

1.Go to download mode from your OS restart menu,
2.Attach your phone to your PC.Let it detect your phone in download mode first.
3.Open ODIN 3.07 OR 3.09
4.SELECT AP/PDA and ADD your .tar file or .bin file.
5.Untick AutoReboot and Start
6.Then reboot manually into download mode without booting into the rom.
7.Then flash the modem/bootloader again.
8.Now power off the phone and then manually boot into your OS.
9.Check in About if baseband/bootloader has changed.


TRIANGLEAWAY METHOD

If the above solutions still did not work for you ...

1.If your phone is rooted , Use Triangleaway to reset your binary counter and make it fully stock.
2.Flash stock firmware using ODIN 3.07/3.09
3.Check to see if your baseband/bootloader has changed :)
Link to Triangleaway Below
LINK



NOTE : For Flashing Modems you can use CP/PHONE in odin too.

For users who do not know how to flash stock please follow this great and easy guide :)
LINK
 
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Khizar

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Feb 28, 2012
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do we have to be rooted to flash modem from odin? does it trip knox?
thanks

You don't need to be rooted. And I don't think knox will be tripped since you aren't flashing anything that's been modified, only flashing unsigned/modified images via Odin trips knox. But since you are flazing a signed modem you should be fine.

Sent From My SM-N9005 To All You Wonder Nobodies!!
 
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wijnkuip

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Oct 13, 2008
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Hi,

Thanks for the guide. Very helpfull. I have a few Noob questions...

1. Do I have to do a full wipe/ cleam install after updating modem, or will the OS remain intact?
2. Where can I find the latest modem for N9005?
3. Is the latest modem always the best, or should I only update if I'm currently experiencing problems with the 'old' modem

Thanks...
 

Khizar

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Feb 28, 2012
8,295
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Hi,

Thanks for the guide. Very helpfull. I have a few Noob questions...

1. Do I have to do a full wipe/ cleam install after updating modem, or will the OS remain intact?
2. Where can I find the latest modem for N9005?
3. Is the latest modem always the best, or should I only update if I'm currently experiencing problems with the 'old' modem

Thanks...

1. No need. Just follow the guide, nothing more..

2. Check the modem thread that's in the general section, if you can't find it there then you may have to pull it from the stock FW. Also some roms devs have the modem in their OTA/OP so may wanna check there as well.

3. New isn't always better. Update if you have issues, if something isn't broken then there is no need to fix it.

Sent From My SM-N9005 To All You Wonder Nobodies!!
 

4aces

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Feb 16, 2010
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Thanks a lot guys

Your threat was a live saver man. For a sec I thought I lost my phone. Flashed modems b 4 but thanks to u I got reminded to use the new Odin(stupid me used the old one).:eek:
 
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signum4147

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z3x baseband

Just a quick question , im about to buy a z3x box I was wondering if it repairs baseband s/n and imei on n9005 my phone reads null/null imei unknown baseband and a wild serial number, many thanks
 

shaggyskunk

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Why do i have a fail in auth error when i want to change the bootloader?, i just get a fail message :/
Are you Flashing the Full Firmware to update the bootloader?
Are you Flashing the Correct Firmware for your Carrier and Device?
Your Device is in Download Mode?
USB Debugging is enabled?
You Have the Samsung Drivers installed on your pc?
If the answers to the above is Yes - Try a different USB cable and Port on your pc

Sent From my SM-N910W8 using Tapatalk
 
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Lyon888

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Thanks for your answer :) . Do i have to flash a full firmware and the bootlader at the same time?, cause i just use the bootloader zip to flash.
 

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    THIS IS A COMPLETE NOOB FRIENDLY GUIDE FOR FLASHING BOOTLOADERS,MODEMS/BASEBAND.

    Requirements :
    1. A PC
    2. USB 3.0 DATA CABLE (2.0 SHOULD WORK TOO)
    3. ODIN 3.07 0R 3.09
    4. NOTE3 :D
    5. ALSO PATIENCE

    INSTRUCTIONS


    NORMAL METHOD


    1.Power off your phone ( Don't Restart)
    2.Press Power + Volume Down + Home buttons until you see download mode .
    3. Attach it your PC and open ODIN 3.07 OR 3.09
    4. Select AP/PDA and ADD your .tar file or .bin file
    5. START
    6.It will restart itself .
    Go to Settings>> About Device >> and Check Your baseband/bootloader has changed or not.
    If not start the procedure again . I did it twice to make it work.

    Always make sure KIES is disabled ... sometimes it has been known that KIES interferes with ODIN.

    KHIZAR'S METHOD :D

    If the above procedure does not work for you try this method .

    1.Go to download mode from your OS restart menu,
    2.Attach your phone to your PC.Let it detect your phone in download mode first.
    3.Open ODIN 3.07 OR 3.09
    4.SELECT AP/PDA and ADD your .tar file or .bin file.
    5.Untick AutoReboot and Start
    6.Then reboot manually into download mode without booting into the rom.
    7.Then flash the modem/bootloader again.
    8.Now power off the phone and then manually boot into your OS.
    9.Check in About if baseband/bootloader has changed.


    TRIANGLEAWAY METHOD

    If the above solutions still did not work for you ...

    1.If your phone is rooted , Use Triangleaway to reset your binary counter and make it fully stock.
    2.Flash stock firmware using ODIN 3.07/3.09
    3.Check to see if your baseband/bootloader has changed :)
    Link to Triangleaway Below
    LINK



    NOTE : For Flashing Modems you can use CP/PHONE in odin too.

    For users who do not know how to flash stock please follow this great and easy guide :)
    LINK
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    Nice. Let's hope this does help users like we thought it would..

    Edit- My method isn't right. You flash the first time and then manually reboot into download mode then flash the second time.

    Sent From My SM-N9005 To All You Wonder Nobodies!!
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    do we have to be rooted to flash modem from odin? does it trip knox?
    thanks

    You don't need to be rooted. And I don't think knox will be tripped since you aren't flashing anything that's been modified, only flashing unsigned/modified images via Odin trips knox. But since you are flazing a signed modem you should be fine.

    Sent From My SM-N9005 To All You Wonder Nobodies!!
    2
    Hi,

    Thanks for the guide. Very helpfull. I have a few Noob questions...

    1. Do I have to do a full wipe/ cleam install after updating modem, or will the OS remain intact?
    2. Where can I find the latest modem for N9005?
    3. Is the latest modem always the best, or should I only update if I'm currently experiencing problems with the 'old' modem

    Thanks...

    1. No need. Just follow the guide, nothing more..

    2. Check the modem thread that's in the general section, if you can't find it there then you may have to pull it from the stock FW. Also some roms devs have the modem in their OTA/OP so may wanna check there as well.

    3. New isn't always better. Update if you have issues, if something isn't broken then there is no need to fix it.

    Sent From My SM-N9005 To All You Wonder Nobodies!!
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    Is there any method to downgrade from 4.4.2 to 4.3 bootloader on N9005?:confused:

    Like it's been mentioned everywhere it's NOT possible to downgrade from KK BL to JB BL on the N9005...

    Sent From My SM-N9005 To All You Wonder Nobodies!!