How To: Unbrick A Hard Bricked i605 [n7100 Bootloader Flash] NO Resistor

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iiNFAMOUS CHRiS

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Update 2: Added a Wi-Fi Hot Spot Fix, thanks to @cooperg21
Update 1: I have attached the recovery, EFS and PIT I personally used on my phone to do this fix, as requested by a fellow member

I've seen a few people that accidentally "bricked" their Verizon Note 2 by accidentally installing the N7100 Bootloader. I myself did this, attempted the resistor mentioned by a fellow member and that also would not work for me. So I set out to find an alternative way to do it, and was successful. You don't even have to open the phone to do it.

You will need:
Odin Software
Stock ND3 Odin compatible stock ROM (I used N7100XXUFND3_N7100OXAFND3_XEF)
N7100 TWRP Recovery (Latest Version, Odin Flashable)(attached to this post)
An i605 ROM (I used DN3).
A backup of your own EFS(if you have one), or the backup I provided(attached to this post)
N7100 PIT File, to repartition your Internal Storage to work with the stock N7100 ROM(attached to this post)


1. Use odin to write the N7100 pit file
2. Then, using Odin, load "N7100XXUFND3_N7100OXAFND3_XEF" into the "PDA" section, after that was finished, I booted into the stock recovery and did a factory reset. That allowed the phone to boot up, but baseband was "Unknown" and it had no service.
3. Then, use Odin to flash the latest version of TWRP for the N7100(it MUST be n7100 or it will bootloop/stick on the Samsung/Rom Booting screen)
4. Then you must flash "N7100_ND3_DrKetan_Custom_ROM_V82.zip" using TWRP recovery, it will boot that up just fine, still says "Unknown" for baseband(i'll explain later why I flashed this, and am directing you to also flash this, despite bootloader still not working).
5. Afterwards, flash the EFS file(attached to this post) using ODIN. This will help resolve the lost Baseband/IMEI problem encountered with flashing the stock N7100 ROM in Step 1.
5. After that, flash "DN3_v5.2_VZW.zip", again, using TWRP Recovery. After that my phone booted up it had service and all of my apps worked.

When I skipped Step 4, a few apps wouldn't work correctly. Instagram wouldn't refresh the feed or load anything, Snapchat wouldn't open anything or send anything either. I'm not sure why that happens, but it ONLY happened if I didn't flash the N7100_ND3_DRKetan ROM before flashing the DN3 ROM

I know this device is beginning to get old, but I hope this can help someone in the future.

Solution to the DN3 Wifi Hotspot Issue:
1) Download and install Xposed
2) Open and update xposed framework (This didn't work the first time for me but after a clean install of the n7100 rom, then DN3 rom (with all S5 options selected), it worked.)
3) Restart (Might not be necessary but it doesn't hurt)
4) Install the "X Tether" Module in xposed.
5) Restart (Might not be necessary but it doesn't hurt)
6) Turn on mobile hotspot! :D
 

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iiNFAMOUS CHRiS

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Was your phone previously rooted with an unlocked bootloader?

I'm honestly not sure, I got it second hand from someone, went to flash a new ROM to it and accidentally did the wrong bootloader for the ROM prerequisite. But I don't imagine what used to be on the phone will matter, because the bootloader from the N7100 would've written over it, and flashing the stock N7100 Odin files will overwrite anything previously on the phone.
 
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I've seen a few people that accidentally "bricked" their Verizon Note 2 by accidentally installing the N7100 Bootloader. I myself did this, attempted the resistor mentioned by a fellow member and that also would not work for me. So I set out to find an alternative way to do it, and was successful. You don't even have to open the phone to do it.

You will need:
Odin Software
Stock ND3 Odin compatible stock ROM (I used N7100XXUFND3_N7100OXAFND3_XEF)
N7100 TWRP Recovery (Latest Version, Odin Flashable)
An i605 ROM (I used DN3).


First, you have to flash the stock ND3 ROM to your phone, it will not get past the Samsung screen, that is normal. You will have to enter recovery mode (Vol Up, Home & Power) and choose factory reset, after that the phone will boot android fine, but will not have service.

You will now have to flash the N7100 TWRP Recovery, followed by flashing an i605 ROM. Personally, I used DN3 and it worked for me.

After flashing the ROM and rebooting the phone, I had a 100% WORKING Note 2 that was previously bricked. Download mode shows N7100, yet the phone is working completely. Data, Voice, Text, etc.

I know this device is beginning to get old, but I hope this can help someone in the future.


I too accidently flashed this N1700 onto my I605 :(

How do you flash the ND3 ROM if you can't get into recovery? With Odin I've tried loading
-N7100XXUFND3_N7100OXAFND3_N7100XXUFND3_HOME.tar.md5
-root66_VZW_stock_system.tar.md5
-I605VRUAND3_I605VZWAND3_I605VRUAND3_HOME.tar

None with no avail.
They all either never get past the PIT file and or unsuccessful, after rebooting both phone and PC and even tried another PC

at this point I am thinking of paying the 50$ for the JTAG fix. However any advice or suggestions would be helpful.

Also I tried this on both 3.07 and 3.09


PRODCUT NAME : GT-N7100

should be i605. The one that messed this up was N7100

N7100_KK_ND3_BL.tar.md5
... after this, it just rebooted and flash the Note 2 screen with GT-N7100 every 2 seconds... I can only put it in download mode. Recoevery mode will not work :(
 

iiNFAMOUS CHRiS

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I too accidently flashed this N1700 onto my I605 :(

How do you flash the ND3 ROM if you can't get into recovery? With Odin I've tried loading
-N7100XXUFND3_N7100OXAFND3_N7100XXUFND3_HOME.tar.md5
-root66_VZW_stock_system.tar.md5
-I605VRUAND3_I605VZWAND3_I605VRUAND3_HOME.tar

None with no avail.
They all either never get past the PIT file and or unsuccessful, after rebooting both phone and PC and even tried another PC

at this point I am thinking of paying the 50$ for the JTAG fix. However any advice or suggestions would be helpful.

Also I tried this on both 3.07 and 3.09


PRODCUT NAME : GT-N7100

should be i605. The one that messed this up was N7100

N7100_KK_ND3_BL.tar.md5
... after this, it just rebooted and flash the Note 2 screen with GT-N7100 every 2 seconds... I can only put it in download mode. Recoevery mode will not work :(

1. Use odin to write the N7100 pit file
2. Then, using Odin, load "N7100XXUFND3_N7100OXAFND3_XEF" into the "PDA" section, after that was finished, I booted into the stock recovery and did a factory reset. That allowed the phone to boot up, but baseband was "Unknown" and it had no service.
3. Then, use Odin to flash the latest version of TWRP for the N7100(it MUST be n7100 or it will bootloop/stick on the Samsung/Rom Booting screen)
4. Then you must flash "N7100_ND3_DrKetan_Custom_ROM_V82.zip" using TWRP recovery, it will boot that up just fine, still says "Unknown" for baseband(i'll explain later why I flashed this, and am directing you to also flash this, despite bootloader still not working).
5. After that, flash "DN3_v5.2_VZW.zip", again, using TWRP Recovery. After that my phone booted up it had service and all of my apps worked.

When I skipped Step 4, a few apps wouldn't work correctly. Instagram wouldn't refresh the feed or load anything, Snapchat wouldn't open anything or send anything either. I'm not sure why that happens, but it ONLY happened if I didn't flash the N7100_ND3_DRKetan ROM before flashing the DN3 ROM.


These are the exact steps I followed, after accidentally flashing the N7100 bootloader onto my i605 Note 2. You MIGHT also have to flash the i605 EFS file to restore your baseband. On ocassion, I had to or I would get Unknown Bootloader. It would also help to flash the "I605VRAMC3 Modem.zip" file, to ensure you're on the i605 Modem.
 

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1. Use odin to write the N7100 pit file
2. Then, using Odin, load "N7100XXUFND3_N7100OXAFND3_XEF" into the "PDA" section, after that was finished, I booted into the stock recovery and did a factory reset. That allowed the phone to boot up, but baseband was "Unknown" and it had no service.
3. Then, use Odin to flash the latest version of TWRP for the N7100(it MUST be n7100 or it will bootloop/stick on the Samsung/Rom Booting screen)
4. Then you must flash "N7100_ND3_DrKetan_Custom_ROM_V82.zip" using TWRP recovery, it will boot that up just fine, still says "Unknown" for baseband(i'll explain later why I flashed this, and am directing you to also flash this, despite bootloader still not working).
5. After that, flash "DN3_v5.2_VZW.zip", again, using TWRP Recovery. After that my phone booted up it had service and all of my apps worked.

When I skipped Step 4, a few apps wouldn't work correctly. Instagram wouldn't refresh the feed or load anything, Snapchat wouldn't open anything or send anything either. I'm not sure why that happens, but it ONLY happened if I didn't flash the N7100_ND3_DRKetan ROM before flashing the DN3 ROM.


These are the exact steps I followed, after accidentally flashing the N7100 bootloader onto my i605 Note 2. You MIGHT also have to flash the i605 EFS file to restore your baseband. On ocassion, I had to or I would get Unknown Bootloader. It would also help to flash the "I605VRAMC3 Modem.zip" file, to ensure you're on the i605 Modem.




Ok I followed it to a T and got it up with DN3 ROM, So now it at least has a ROM.

I need to load i605 EFS, I have both that and the Modem.zip. Question now is I saw many installers via app to install it however they all say N7100 loader only. I am not sure weather to use that method or another one. Would Odin install it ? if so what would be the procedures for this?

ANYWAY THANKS A LOT..
 

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Ok I followed it to a T and got it up with DN3 ROM, So now it at least has a ROM.

I need to load i605 EFS, I have both that and the Modem.zip. Question now is I saw many installers via app to install it however they all say N7100 loader only. I am not sure weather to use that method or another one. Would Odin install it ? if so what would be the procedures for this?

ANYWAY THANKS A LOT..

the EFS would be flashed via Odin, Modem is flashed via TWRP Recovery. I attached the modem and efs that I used to this post.

I'm glad my post could help you :)
 

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the EFS would be flashed via Odin, Modem is flashed via TWRP Recovery. I attached the modem and efs that I used to this post.

I'm glad my post could help you :)

Ok for the EFS , on Odin, which did you select to install it

Bootloader
PDA
PHONE
CSC

also inside that tar ball there are 3 files. I don't want to "brick" my device again. I've searched plenty of places for Odin flashing EFS but no avail with these instructions, again many thanks.
 

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THANK YOU.

I actually did not find direction, however I found many bash programs that did it automatically and looked at their code, they Added the efs via PDA
then it booted and for good measure I went through the TWRP and installed the modem. Rebooted and I GOT 4G back and a working ROM. If you need any designs / music mixing or anything like that I can see what I can do. Life Saver !

Question, from now on will I need to install roms that are for the N7100 ? I will backup/restore the efs/modem just in case for these too correct if this is the case?

Or can I install i605 ROMS ?

Again MUCH KUDOS !:good:
 
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THANK YOU.

I actually did not find direction, however I found many bash programs that did it automatically and looked at their code, they Added the efs via PDA
then it booted and for good measure I went through the TWRP and installed the modem. Rebooted and I GOT 4G back and a working ROM. If you need any designs / music mixing or anything like that I can see what I can do. Life Saver !

Question, from now on will I need to install roms that are for the N7100 ? I will backup/restore the efs/modem just in case for these too correct if this is the case?

Or can I install i605 ROMS ?

Again MUCH KUDOS !:good:

I haven't tried any other ROMs, I do know that some kernels don't do too well, flashing the AGNI kernel caused me to lose my baseband no matter what I flashed afterwards, haven't found out why yet. The ROM that you flashed at the end, that the phone works with, is a i605 ROM right from the Verizon Note 2 section of these forums. And sorry for the delay in reply, had to do some work on my car lol
 
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I haven't tried any other ROMs, I do know that some kernels don't do too well, flashing the AGNI kernel caused me to lose my baseband no matter what I flashed afterwards, haven't found out why yet. The ROM that you flashed at the end, that the phone works with, is a i605 ROM right from the Verizon Note 2 section of these forums. And sorry for the delay in reply, had to do some work on my car lol

No worries, I needed to do much research .. But ok. Your method worked well and I tested everything so far, only wifi hotspot did not work, but I don't use it as much to comlain. Thanks
 

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I think I have the same issue as you. I wasn't paying attention and I installed a n7100 bootloader on my i605 phone.

Anyway, I did a search for N7100XXUFND3_N7100OXAFND3_XEF and it looks as if that rom is French. Is that going to cause an issue?


http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=46901976&postcount=741
ran in odin
MJ5 bootloader

Now, gt-n7100 is flashing whenever I plug in my phone

I have about 18% battery life left and can't charge because I get the boot loop as soon as I plug in my phone so I unplugged it.

This shows in Odin
<ID:0/004> Added!!
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> BL_N7100XXUEMJ5_1903221_REV04_user_low_ship.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/004> Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
<ID:0/004> File analysis..
<ID:0/004> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/004> Initialzation..
<ID:0/004> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/004> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/004> sboot.bin
<ID:0/004> NAND Write Start!!
<ID:0/004> param.bin
<ID:0/004> tz.img
<ID:0/004> RQT_CLOSE !!
<ID:0/004> RES OK !!
<ID:0/004> Removed!!
<ID:0/004> Remain Port .... 0
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)
 
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I think I have the same issue as you. I wasn't paying attention and I installed a n7100 bootloader on my i605 phone.

Anyway, I did a search for N7100XXUFND3_N7100OXAFND3_XEF and it looks as if that rom is French. Is that going to cause an issue?

No, there won't be any problems. I'm in the USA and speak english and it worked fine for me.
 
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No, there won't be any problems. I'm in the USA and speak english and it worked fine for me.

Thank you very much. I was able to get it installed (kindof). It kept on flashing up with errors. I was able to get TWRP installed. However, my PC says that my phone's capacity is only 107MB now.

I'm going to try putting my SD card back in (had to take it out to get the PIT file working).

I couldn't find the ROM "N7100_ND3_DrKetan_Custom_ROM_V82.zip"but found "N7100_ND3_Prerooted_deknoxed_debloatableV3".

Would that work before I install the i605 rom? Thanks again for all of your help!!!!!!
 

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Thank you very much. I was able to get it installed (kindof). It kept on flashing up with errors. I was able to get TWRP installed. However, my PC says that my phone's capacity is only 107MB now.

I'm going to try putting my SD card back in (had to take it out to get the PIT file working).

I couldn't find the ROM "N7100_ND3_DrKetan_Custom_ROM_V82.zip"but found "N7100_ND3_Prerooted_deknoxed_debloatableV3".

Would that work before I install the i605 rom? Thanks again for all of your help!!!!!!

Are you sure you flashed the N7100 recovery, rather than the i605 recovery?

Also, here is a link to the DrKetan ROM

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2472270
 

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would be sweet to see if this worked for locked bootloaders and allowed us to flash stuff again ;)

Anybody out there wanna test? I'm pretty close to testing it on mine...since i'm about ready to switch to T-Mobile anyways.
 

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Well, I'm taking the plunge now.

I went in to flash Trent's new B8, wiped data and TWRP crashed or something, then it bootlooped at the Note 2 screen. So instead of ODIN'ing back to VZW stock, i'm going to intentionally brick this beast to try this **** out lol

So annoyed at how bad this phone turned out to be once the 4.3 OTA was accidentally accepted by a lesser being in my house ;:rolleyes:

---------- Post added at 11:19 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:35 AM ----------

my phone must be a beast, it fails to flash everything. It's gaurded by an angel!

I can't flash the n7100 bootloader onto it, it asks for pit, i put the pit, nothing. Just sits there saying looking for PIT to partition for bootloader. womp womp.
 

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Are you sure you flashed the N7100 recovery, rather than the i605 recovery?

I think so. Here is what I installed.
http://www.androidayos.com/2014/04/26/root-n7100xxufnd3-galaxy-note-2-android-4-4-2-kitkat-update/
https://docs.google.com/uc?id=0ByGZ52Krjat1QzdBWVJZTlk0VTg&export=download

Next step is the.... N7100 Dr.Ketan Custom ROM V 8.1

I ran into some issues with the PIT file (tried two different ones that I randomly found) and when I installed the above rom, it froze a couple of times in ODIN, but the third time was the charm. (If there is any way you could upload a link to the PIT file, future viewers with this problem would be really grateful!) :)

Is this it?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2653311
or this?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1927983

I'm moving everything onto my card via another phone and will update when I have an answer as to whether or not it worked. Thank again!

- My phone is currently stuck on the Samsung Screen. I'm thinking I didn't do the setup options correct on the rom....

- Tried wiping and reflashing rom but now I can't get past the Galaxy Note II GT-N7100 screen.....

- OK, Starting process again..... so I went back and reinstalled the French Recovery for the N7100. (Listed above). I think my original download didn't work so I redownloaded it. It flashed through Odin and booted without any weird errors! I'm going to follow the rest of the steps now.

- Installed TWRP: openrecovery-twrp-2.7.2.1-t03g.img.tar

- Installing the N7100 Dr.Ketan Custom ROM V 8.1 now via TWRP

- TWRP said FAILED after the install but I rebooted and my phone now says "Android is upgrading...",

- SUCCESS! The ROM installed. (just picked default/skip options) Now I'm going to install the DN3 Rom via TWRP

- Got DN3 up and running but no cell reception. Went to install the EFS via Odin 3.09 but it crashed Odin.... Trying with 3.07.... 3.07 got to NAND write start and my phone has a blue bar across the bottom but I think it's stuck... Task Mgr. shows little to no activity.... Time to try again.... I was able to restore an EFS via TWRPfrom a backup I had made but still no cell reception..... :/

- It works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was just impatient. After about 30 seconds, I have cell reception! CHRiS, you truly are infamous! You are awesome! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!

[/COLOR]my phone must be a beast, it fails to flash everything. It's gaurded by an angel!

I can't flash the n7100 bootloader onto it, it asks for pit, i put the pit, nothing. Just sits there saying looking for PIT to partition for bootloader. womp womp.

Did you try just running the PIT by itself using Odin 3.7?
 
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    Update 2: Added a Wi-Fi Hot Spot Fix, thanks to @cooperg21
    Update 1: I have attached the recovery, EFS and PIT I personally used on my phone to do this fix, as requested by a fellow member

    I've seen a few people that accidentally "bricked" their Verizon Note 2 by accidentally installing the N7100 Bootloader. I myself did this, attempted the resistor mentioned by a fellow member and that also would not work for me. So I set out to find an alternative way to do it, and was successful. You don't even have to open the phone to do it.

    You will need:
    Odin Software
    Stock ND3 Odin compatible stock ROM (I used N7100XXUFND3_N7100OXAFND3_XEF)
    N7100 TWRP Recovery (Latest Version, Odin Flashable)(attached to this post)
    An i605 ROM (I used DN3).
    A backup of your own EFS(if you have one), or the backup I provided(attached to this post)
    N7100 PIT File, to repartition your Internal Storage to work with the stock N7100 ROM(attached to this post)


    1. Use odin to write the N7100 pit file
    2. Then, using Odin, load "N7100XXUFND3_N7100OXAFND3_XEF" into the "PDA" section, after that was finished, I booted into the stock recovery and did a factory reset. That allowed the phone to boot up, but baseband was "Unknown" and it had no service.
    3. Then, use Odin to flash the latest version of TWRP for the N7100(it MUST be n7100 or it will bootloop/stick on the Samsung/Rom Booting screen)
    4. Then you must flash "N7100_ND3_DrKetan_Custom_ROM_V82.zip" using TWRP recovery, it will boot that up just fine, still says "Unknown" for baseband(i'll explain later why I flashed this, and am directing you to also flash this, despite bootloader still not working).
    5. Afterwards, flash the EFS file(attached to this post) using ODIN. This will help resolve the lost Baseband/IMEI problem encountered with flashing the stock N7100 ROM in Step 1.
    5. After that, flash "DN3_v5.2_VZW.zip", again, using TWRP Recovery. After that my phone booted up it had service and all of my apps worked.

    When I skipped Step 4, a few apps wouldn't work correctly. Instagram wouldn't refresh the feed or load anything, Snapchat wouldn't open anything or send anything either. I'm not sure why that happens, but it ONLY happened if I didn't flash the N7100_ND3_DRKetan ROM before flashing the DN3 ROM

    I know this device is beginning to get old, but I hope this can help someone in the future.

    Solution to the DN3 Wifi Hotspot Issue:
    1) Download and install Xposed
    2) Open and update xposed framework (This didn't work the first time for me but after a clean install of the n7100 rom, then DN3 rom (with all S5 options selected), it worked.)
    3) Restart (Might not be necessary but it doesn't hurt)
    4) Install the "X Tether" Module in xposed.
    5) Restart (Might not be necessary but it doesn't hurt)
    6) Turn on mobile hotspot! :D
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    Ok I followed it to a T and got it up with DN3 ROM, So now it at least has a ROM.

    I need to load i605 EFS, I have both that and the Modem.zip. Question now is I saw many installers via app to install it however they all say N7100 loader only. I am not sure weather to use that method or another one. Would Odin install it ? if so what would be the procedures for this?

    ANYWAY THANKS A LOT..

    the EFS would be flashed via Odin, Modem is flashed via TWRP Recovery. I attached the modem and efs that I used to this post.

    I'm glad my post could help you :)
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    I too accidently flashed this N1700 onto my I605 :(

    How do you flash the ND3 ROM if you can't get into recovery? With Odin I've tried loading
    -N7100XXUFND3_N7100OXAFND3_N7100XXUFND3_HOME.tar.md5
    -root66_VZW_stock_system.tar.md5
    -I605VRUAND3_I605VZWAND3_I605VRUAND3_HOME.tar

    None with no avail.
    They all either never get past the PIT file and or unsuccessful, after rebooting both phone and PC and even tried another PC

    at this point I am thinking of paying the 50$ for the JTAG fix. However any advice or suggestions would be helpful.

    Also I tried this on both 3.07 and 3.09


    PRODCUT NAME : GT-N7100

    should be i605. The one that messed this up was N7100

    N7100_KK_ND3_BL.tar.md5
    ... after this, it just rebooted and flash the Note 2 screen with GT-N7100 every 2 seconds... I can only put it in download mode. Recoevery mode will not work :(

    1. Use odin to write the N7100 pit file
    2. Then, using Odin, load "N7100XXUFND3_N7100OXAFND3_XEF" into the "PDA" section, after that was finished, I booted into the stock recovery and did a factory reset. That allowed the phone to boot up, but baseband was "Unknown" and it had no service.
    3. Then, use Odin to flash the latest version of TWRP for the N7100(it MUST be n7100 or it will bootloop/stick on the Samsung/Rom Booting screen)
    4. Then you must flash "N7100_ND3_DrKetan_Custom_ROM_V82.zip" using TWRP recovery, it will boot that up just fine, still says "Unknown" for baseband(i'll explain later why I flashed this, and am directing you to also flash this, despite bootloader still not working).
    5. After that, flash "DN3_v5.2_VZW.zip", again, using TWRP Recovery. After that my phone booted up it had service and all of my apps worked.

    When I skipped Step 4, a few apps wouldn't work correctly. Instagram wouldn't refresh the feed or load anything, Snapchat wouldn't open anything or send anything either. I'm not sure why that happens, but it ONLY happened if I didn't flash the N7100_ND3_DRKetan ROM before flashing the DN3 ROM.


    These are the exact steps I followed, after accidentally flashing the N7100 bootloader onto my i605 Note 2. You MIGHT also have to flash the i605 EFS file to restore your baseband. On ocassion, I had to or I would get Unknown Bootloader. It would also help to flash the "I605VRAMC3 Modem.zip" file, to ensure you're on the i605 Modem.
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    Was your phone previously rooted with an unlocked bootloader?

    I'm honestly not sure, I got it second hand from someone, went to flash a new ROM to it and accidentally did the wrong bootloader for the ROM prerequisite. But I don't imagine what used to be on the phone will matter, because the bootloader from the N7100 would've written over it, and flashing the stock N7100 Odin files will overwrite anything previously on the phone.
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    THANK YOU.

    I actually did not find direction, however I found many bash programs that did it automatically and looked at their code, they Added the efs via PDA
    then it booted and for good measure I went through the TWRP and installed the modem. Rebooted and I GOT 4G back and a working ROM. If you need any designs / music mixing or anything like that I can see what I can do. Life Saver !

    Question, from now on will I need to install roms that are for the N7100 ? I will backup/restore the efs/modem just in case for these too correct if this is the case?

    Or can I install i605 ROMS ?

    Again MUCH KUDOS !:good: