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How to unbrick constantly vibrating Nokia 3 (TA-1032)

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huupoke12

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Dec 20, 2015
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I have managed to revive my "black screen, constantly restart" Nokia 3 (TA-1032). Actually the hard part is to find the correct firmware and DA file. So this will mostly be a resource sharing post than a fully guide.
Things needed:

Steps:
  1. Download (and install) SP flash tool.
  2. Download firmware, the download agent and the script.
  3. Extract the downloaded firmware
  4. Install Python 3 if you haven't. Run the script with the downloaded firmware (.nb0) path as the argument. It will extract the files.
  5. Run SP flash tool (with root/admin privilege).
  6. In the Download tab: Select the "Download Agent" as the downloaded "Download Agent" file from the above link. Select the "Scatter-loading file" as the scatter file from the extracted firmware. And select "Download Only" mode. ("Authenication File" can be left empty). Just let it be the default (all boxes checked, even preloader).
  7. Plug the phone into the computer and click "Download". If the tool just stucks at 0%, or any error occurs that prevent the flash from starting, press and hold both the POWER and VOL UP button on the phone for about 10 secs, and it will be restarted. The click "Download" again (try it again if the error still occurs).
  8. After done with flashing (green tick), close the program and disconnect the phone from the computer. Wait for about 2 mins (idk if it is necessary) then hold POWER to start the phone. Then wait for a long boot ("NOKIA" logo).
  9. Now you have unbricked you phone. Enjoy :)
 
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huupoke12

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Hi,

Thank you for uploading this, I have problems too with my Nokia 3 TA-1032. It's different case than yours, but still I can't turn it on. Can you please write down, how exactly I supposed to run your script in Python3? I have difficulties to extract files. Thank you very much forwardly
I'm assuming you are using Windows.
First, download Python 3 from here, then open the downloaded file to install Python.
While installing, if you see a checkbox that say "Add to PATH", check it. Then proceed to complete your installation.
After installing, download the "nb0 unpack script" to the same folder/directory as the firmware file (.nb0).
In that folder/directory, hold Shift and right-click on the file explorer, then click "Open powershell window here" or "Open command window here" (example).
Then type this into the command window (if you have changed the files' name, you also have to change them in the command)
Code:
python nb0-unpack.py NE1-215H-0-00WW-B02.nb0
 
I'm assuming you are using Windows.
First, download Python 3 from here, then open the downloaded file to install Python.
While installing, if you see a checkbox that say "Add to PATH", check it. Then proceed to complete your installation.
After installing, download the "nb0 unpack script" to the same folder/directory as the firmware file (.nb0).
In that folder/directory, hold Shift and right-click on the file explorer, then click "Open powershell window here" or "Open command window here" (example).
Then type this into the command window (if you have changed the files' name, you also have to change them in the command)
Code:
python nb0-unpack.py NE1-215H-0-00WW-B02.nb0
Thank you very much for your advice, the unpacking worked, but the flash not somehow. Here is a picture about what Error code I get.
 

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huupoke12

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Thank you very much for your advice, the unpacking worked, but the flash not somehow. Here is a picture about what Error code I get.
You didn't select the "Download-Agent" as the Download Agent file from the link on my post. You are using the default Download Agent file of SP Flash Tool. You may also want to download the latest version of SP Flash Tool.
 
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You didn't select the "Download-Agent" as the Download Agent file from the link on my post. You are using the default Download Agent file of SP Flash Tool. You may also want to download the latest version of SP Flash Tool.
Yes, you right, because the SP tool don't accept that. Here is a pic about that:

I downloaded the latest SP tool from the link above here in your post.
 

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huupoke12

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Yes, you right, because the SP tool don't accept that. Here is a pic about that:

I downloaded the latest SP tool from the link above here in your post.

Can you try placing the files to a "legacy-compatible" directory (no spaces, only ASCII characters (like a password)). For example, try placing the files (download agent, firmware, SP Flash Tool) in "C:\phone\nokia3\".
 
Yes, I relocated as you writed down, and now the download agent is accepted (that one which you linked here above), in an earlier version from the Flashtool, not the latest one. Flashing still need authorization file somehow. ( I tried to flash a rom with Authorization file needed, probably that going to be the reason. Originally I wanted to downgrade my Nokia 3 TA-1032)
 
Can you try placing the files to a "legacy-compatible" directory (no spaces, only ASCII characters (like a password)). For example, try placing the files (download agent, firmware, SP Flash Tool) in "C:\phone\nokia3\"
Yes, I relocated as you writed down, and now the download agent is accepted (that one which you linked here above), in an earlier version from the Flashtool, not the latest one. Flashing still need authorization file somehow. ( I tried to flash a rom with Authorization file needed, probably that going to be the reason. Originally I wanted to downgrade my Nokia 3 TA-1032)
 

huupoke12

Member
Dec 20, 2015
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I have mistakenly deleted the os of my Nokia 3. PLEASE HELP!!!
The SP Flash tool is still not accepting the download agent!
PLEASE HELP!
If you have done the steps exactly as in my instruction and it still fail, then I can't help you anymore. Your phone may be in a different state than mine.
I have successfully unbricked my Nokia 3 (in a constantly restart cycle) on Arch Linux (I don't use Windows). If you want to give it a try, and if you are used to Windows User Interface, I recommend Linux Mint Cinnamon (Ubuntu is another popular choice, but its User Interface is very different from Windows, and Arch Linux is not easy to install if you are not used to command line interface and have some Linux knowledge).
 

Nokia3root

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Jun 13, 2021
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Nokia 3
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
If you have done the steps exactly as in my instruction and it still fail, then I can't help you anymore. Your phone may be in a different state than mine.
I have successfully unbricked my Nokia 3 (in a constantly restart cycle) on Arch Linux (I don't use Windows). If you want to give it a try, and if you are used to Windows User Interface, I recommend Linux Mint Cinnamon (Ubuntu is another popular choice, but its User Interface is very different from Windows, and Arch Linux is not easy to install if you are not used to command line interface and have some Linux knowledge).
ok, i will try
 

Nokia3root

Member
Jun 13, 2021
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Nokia 3
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
I'm assuming you are using Windows.
First, download Python 3 from here, then open the downloaded file to install Python.
While installing, if you see a checkbox that say "Add to PATH", check it. Then proceed to complete your installation.
After installing, download the "nb0 unpack script" to the same folder/directory as the firmware file (.nb0).
In that folder/directory, hold Shift and right-click on the file explorer, then click "Open powershell window here" or "Open command window here" (example).
Then type this into the command window (if you have changed the files' name, you also have to change them in the command)
Code:
python nb0-unpack.py NE1-215H-0-00WW-B02.nb0
I am unable to extract the files! PLEASE HELP!!!
Capture.JPG
 

Nokia3root

Member
Jun 13, 2021
9
0
Nokia 3
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
I have managed to revive my "black screen, constantly restart" Nokia 3 (TA-1032). Actually the hard part is to find the correct firmware and DA file. So this will mostly be a resource sharing post than a fully guide.
Things needed:

Steps:
  1. Download (and install) SP flash tool.
  2. Download firmware, the download agent and the script.
  3. Extract the downloaded firmware
  4. Install `python3` if you haven't. Run the script with the downloaded firmware (.nb0) path as the argument. It will extract the files.
  5. Run SP flash tool (with root/admin privilege).
  6. In the Download tab: Select the "Download Agent" as the downloaded "Download Agent" file from the above link. Select the "Scatter-loading file" as the scatter file from the extracted firmware. And select "Download Only" mode. ("Authenication File" can be left empty). Just let it be the default (all boxes checked, even preloader).
  7. Plug the phone into the computer and click "Download". If the tool just stucks at 0%, or any error occurs that prevent the flash from starting, press and hold both the POWER and VOL UP button on the phone for about 10 secs, and it will be restarted. The click "Download" again (try it again if the error still occurs).
  8. After done with flashing (green tick), close the program and disconnect the phone from the computer. Wait for about 2 mins (idk if it is necessary) then hold POWER to start the phone. Then wait for a long boot ("NOKIA" logo).
  9. Now you have unbricked you phone. Enjoy :)
THANK YOU VERY MUCH, BROTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It worked!!

Now just have my story..... Actually, this was my friend's Nokia 3 which he gave me to root and I convinced him that I would root it and convinced him that there was no risk in it. Then I rooted the device for him very hardly but then I mistakenly deleted the os of the phone and then I searched the whole internet and found your post.... First of all, I got many errors while unpacking the nb0 file as I was using python 3.0, so I downloaded the python 3.8 installer but it wouldn't install because it was saying that that Service pack 1 was not installed in my Windows 7 but it was, hence I got very irritated and observed the log file and downloaded an update (KB3033929). Then I installed python 3.8 and thus I come to have a working mobile! I again rooted it and gave it to my friend and told him about these happenings.
Once again thank you very much!!! You saved my respect!!
 

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    Hi,

    Thank you for uploading this, I have problems too with my Nokia 3 TA-1032. It's different case than yours, but still I can't turn it on. Can you please write down, how exactly I supposed to run your script in Python3? I have difficulties to extract files. Thank you very much forwardly
    I'm assuming you are using Windows.
    First, download Python 3 from here, then open the downloaded file to install Python.
    While installing, if you see a checkbox that say "Add to PATH", check it. Then proceed to complete your installation.
    After installing, download the "nb0 unpack script" to the same folder/directory as the firmware file (.nb0).
    In that folder/directory, hold Shift and right-click on the file explorer, then click "Open powershell window here" or "Open command window here" (example).
    Then type this into the command window (if you have changed the files' name, you also have to change them in the command)
    Code:
    python nb0-unpack.py NE1-215H-0-00WW-B02.nb0
    2
    Yes, you right, because the SP tool don't accept that. Here is a pic about that:

    I downloaded the latest SP tool from the link above here in your post.

    Can you try placing the files to a "legacy-compatible" directory (no spaces, only ASCII characters (like a password)). For example, try placing the files (download agent, firmware, SP Flash Tool) in "C:\phone\nokia3\".
    1
    I have managed to revive my "black screen, constantly restart" Nokia 3 (TA-1032). Actually the hard part is to find the correct firmware and DA file. So this will mostly be a resource sharing post than a fully guide.
    Things needed:

    Steps:
    1. Download (and install) SP flash tool.
    2. Download firmware, the download agent and the script.
    3. Extract the downloaded firmware
    4. Install Python 3 if you haven't. Run the script with the downloaded firmware (.nb0) path as the argument. It will extract the files.
    5. Run SP flash tool (with root/admin privilege).
    6. In the Download tab: Select the "Download Agent" as the downloaded "Download Agent" file from the above link. Select the "Scatter-loading file" as the scatter file from the extracted firmware. And select "Download Only" mode. ("Authenication File" can be left empty). Just let it be the default (all boxes checked, even preloader).
    7. Plug the phone into the computer and click "Download". If the tool just stucks at 0%, or any error occurs that prevent the flash from starting, press and hold both the POWER and VOL UP button on the phone for about 10 secs, and it will be restarted. The click "Download" again (try it again if the error still occurs).
    8. After done with flashing (green tick), close the program and disconnect the phone from the computer. Wait for about 2 mins (idk if it is necessary) then hold POWER to start the phone. Then wait for a long boot ("NOKIA" logo).
    9. Now you have unbricked you phone. Enjoy :)
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    Thank you very much for your advice, the unpacking worked, but the flash not somehow. Here is a picture about what Error code I get.
    You didn't select the "Download-Agent" as the Download Agent file from the link on my post. You are using the default Download Agent file of SP Flash Tool. You may also want to download the latest version of SP Flash Tool.