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[Jailbreak][Root][Recovery] Back Atcha Verizon-- update 17MAR13:Windows/Linux

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AdamOutler

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Complete noob here. Trying to get ready, so I installed Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit. Installed Oracle Java 7.11. Installed ADT bundle.

When I tried to install the ia32-libs, I get the following

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
[sudo] password for xxxx:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
ia32-libs : Depends: ia32-libs-multiarch but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.



What do I do from here? Thank you.

try
Code:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
first
 

randy6675

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Dec 30, 2012
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try
Code:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
first


I had already tried that, without success. In doing a google search, it looked as though this is a common problem with the 64 bit 12.10. The solution I found, which seems to work is:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update


Then I could install ia32-libs per your original instructions.

Thanks for all your work.
 
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E30Nova

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Just got my replacement Note 2 (cracked the screen on my original). I got the original a couple weeks ago and used Casual and Odin to root and unlock painlessly. This time it's giving me trouble.

It took a few tries for Casual to actually get my phone into download mode. Finally got it and used Odin to flash the baseline, it said everything went fine. So I proceeded to flash backatcha. It just gets to "NAND Write Start!!" and sits there. I saw someone else had this problem and Adam said to start over. So I did.

I reflashed the baseline and I guess it saw it was flashed because it just kind of skipped it and said "ok". Now I'm back to the backatcha part and it just won't go past "NAND Write Start!!"

I've tried hitting volume down to restart the phone and it just sits there saying "Galaxy Note II".

Help?

EDIT: Currently downloading the stock image from here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2040264

Hopefully flashing that with Odin will fix everything and I can start over. I just wish there was a faster way.

Aaaaand, it lives! I guess I'll try again. When I first got the phone it was on the VRALJB firmware and I got a notice that there was an OTA update. Should I update to VRALL4 before trying to root/unlock?

Ok, well I did the OTA update. Got everything to go semi-smoothly. Except Casual says if you saw TWRP recovery, everything went well. But I didn't. And when I just tried booting into recovery I basically had download mode. Volume up would let me install custom stuff and volume down would restart the phone.

So do I have to do it all again or what? What am I doing wrong?
 
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jsadler09

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Jan 1, 2012
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Just got my replacement Note 2 (cracked the screen on my original). I got the original a couple weeks ago and used Casual and Odin to root and unlock painlessly. This time it's giving me trouble.

It took a few tries for Casual to actually get my phone into download mode. Finally got it and used Odin to flash the baseline, it said everything went fine. So I proceeded to flash backatcha. It just gets to "NAND Write Start!!" and sits there. I saw someone else had this problem and Adam said to start over. So I did.

I reflashed the baseline and I guess it saw it was flashed because it just kind of skipped it and said "ok". Now I'm back to the backatcha part and it just won't go past "NAND Write Start!!"

I've tried hitting volume down to restart the phone and it just sits there saying "Galaxy Note II".

Help?

EDIT: Currently downloading the stock image from here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2040264

Hopefully flashing that with Odin will fix everything and I can start over. I just wish there was a faster way.

Aaaaand, it lives! I guess I'll try again. When I first got the phone it was on the VRALJB firmware and I got a notice that there was an OTA update. Should I update to VRALL4 before trying to root/unlock?

Ok, well I did the OTA update. Got everything to go semi-smoothly. Except Casual says if you saw TWRP recovery, everything went well. But I didn't. And when I just tried booting into recovery I basically had download mode. Volume up would let me install custom stuff and volume down would restart the phone.

So do I have to do it all again or what? What am I doing wrong?

It sounds like you're booting into download mode. Hold Vol Up + Menu + Power on boot to boot into Recovery.
 
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moelov

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Very NOOB

Guys I really need help I've root my Verizon Wireless Galaxy note 2 with Oden3 vs 307 and root66_VZW_stock_system.tar.md5 via bootloader. That workout just fine I no problems to report. However I trying to unlock the bootloader with Oden3 vs 307 with sch-i605-16gb.pit and BootloaderBaseline2.tar.md5 which failed my computer is a laptop running win 8 / when I try to use casual I keep getting the error message that i'm a Noob. I don't know what i'm doing wrong, how can I correct my errors and fully enjoy my phone with custom roms like you guy... Please Help!
 

JCKennedy

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After I flash the BAV Baseline and wait for the phone to completly restart I hit continue on Casual. Then for some reason it takes me to the stock bootloader. This happens every time and I'm sure that this is my problem. Any suggestions?

Yep. You need to flash the Back Atcha Verizon bootloader package.

Okay so I figured it out. My problem was that I was getting stuck on the NAND write spot and my second problem was that Casual would not reboot my phone into download mode after the first flash. Here's what fixed my problems. First I had to re-flash a copy of root66. I was running Version 2 of Root66 and I saw someone mention on here to try a different version. Sweet! My next problem was Casual would not reboot into download mode after the flash of the Baseline file. It turns out I was hitting continue on Casual too early. You MUST wait until SCH-I605 shows up in your My Computer window. Running windows 7. Thank you Adam!
 

1ManWolfePack

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Jul 11, 2012
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Re: Jailbreak / Root / TWRP Recovery -- Even after update [26JAN13]

Why would you say that? This works great on 90% of the systems. The only people here are those who cant figure it out. Its designed in a way that cant damage the system either. Why would you even suggest that? its like 4 people having problems and writing a book about it. You'll notice most of the problems have been edited at one point or another with "I figured it out"

Fair enough. I just liked how you locked your s3 unlock thread, basically forcing people to read the OP :) seemed to work ok...

Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
 

dja2k

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Nov 16, 2008
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I previously had an unlocked bootloader and rooted on I605VRALJB Rom and then flashed the Stock Rooted I605VRALL4 ROM to update. I see this new bootloader unlocker says I have to be stock, probably flash "[ODIN][VRALJB] Restore to Stock" if I need to. I barely saw this thread and I am not sure if need this update maybe not now but for future purposes.

dja2k
 
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AdamOutler

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Feb 18, 2011
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Just got my replacement Note 2 (cracked the screen on my original). I got the original a couple weeks ago and used Casual and Odin to root and unlock painlessly. This time it's giving me trouble.

It took a few tries for Casual to actually get my phone into download mode. Finally got it and used Odin to flash the baseline, it said everything went fine. So I proceeded to flash backatcha. It just gets to "NAND Write Start!!" and sits there. I saw someone else had this problem and Adam said to start over. So I did.

I reflashed the baseline and I guess it saw it was flashed because it just kind of skipped it and said "ok". Now I'm back to the backatcha part and it just won't go past "NAND Write Start!!"

I've tried hitting volume down to restart the phone and it just sits there saying "Galaxy Note II".

Help?

EDIT: Currently downloading the stock image from here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2040264

Hopefully flashing that with Odin will fix everything and I can start over. I just wish there was a faster way.

Aaaaand, it lives! I guess I'll try again. When I first got the phone it was on the VRALJB firmware and I got a notice that there was an OTA update. Should I update to VRALL4 before trying to root/unlock?

Ok, well I did the OTA update. Got everything to go semi-smoothly. Except Casual says if you saw TWRP recovery, everything went well. But I didn't. And when I just tried booting into recovery I basically had download mode. Volume up would let me install custom stuff and volume down would restart the phone.

So do I have to do it all again or what? What am I doing wrong?
You're not running CASUAL. You have to start the process with the device in ADB mode, in the normal OS. Then allow CASUAL to reboot into download mode. It will give you instructions as to what to flash and when.


Guys I really need help I've root my Verizon Wireless Galaxy note 2 with Oden3 vs 307 and root66_VZW_stock_system.tar.md5 via bootloader. That workout just fine I no problems to report. However I trying to unlock the bootloader with Oden3 vs 307 with sch-i605-16gb.pit and BootloaderBaseline2.tar.md5 which failed my computer is a laptop running win 8 / when I try to use casual I keep getting the error message that i'm a Noob. I don't know what i'm doing wrong, how can I correct my errors and fully enjoy my phone with custom roms like you guy... Please Help!
don't flash the pit. you need the specified BAVBaseline.tar.md5.gz. Please read the instructions

I previously had an unlocked bootloader and rooted on I605VRALJB Rom and then flashed the Stock Rooted I605VRALL4 ROM to update. I see this new bootloader unlocker says I have to be stock, probably flash "[ODIN][VRALJB] Restore to Stock" if I need to. I barely saw this thread and I am not sure if need this update maybe not now but for future purposes.

dja2k

Don't do this if you're already unlocked. only if you need to unlock again.
 
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adlerrot

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Jun 3, 2009
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Bricked Verizon note 2 by stopping install in the middle (dumb). Restored to factory using odin. Installed Verizon OTA update vrall4. Used Adam's new exploit for rooting and unlocking (backatchaverizon) and I am now up and running rooted and unlocked with Verizon update. Thanks Adam and all the XDA developers.
Tegards
Adlerrot
PS. It really only works if you follow the instructions!!!!! <grin>
 

roblikeschocolatecake

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Jul 21, 2010
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Re: Jailbreak(bootloader unlock) / Root / TWRP Recovery -- Even after update [26JAN13

I'm a little confused, sorry. Is this method to be done before or after updating? I have yet to update and am wanting to get a custom com. Preferably Beans Rom. I was looking into rooting this phone and ended up in this thread.

Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
 

gswarriorfan

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Dec 3, 2009
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I am trying to root my phone using Ubuntu 12.10 livecd since I am on a mac. I installed java and ran the CASUAL .jar file and it errors out. Do I need to install anything besides java to get this to work?
 

Dentabyte

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verizon note 2 ota update fails

I previously followed your bootloader unlock instructions and got my phone rooted and the bootloader unlocked. I saw in the forum that you can now unlock the bootloader even with the update. However when I try to run the Verizon update it says update failed. Please advise. Thanks
 

princehtml

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Jan 20, 2013
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HA! The irony

Thank you XDA for the posts. I avoided that Verizon updates for almost a month. Somehow it went through. Right after downloading ClockworkMod Recovery, BAM! Bricked! And, then I see this article a hour or two later. The irony! HA!
 

larry_thagr81

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I previously followed your bootloader unlock instructions and got my phone rooted and the bootloader unlocked. I saw in the forum that you can now unlock the bootloader even with the update. However when I try to run the Verizon update it says update failed. Please advise. Thanks

After the update, the old method of rooting and unlocking the boot loader was no longer valid. So all the OP is saying is that if you've accepted and installed the update, the new method for rooting and unlocking the boot loader will work with the most recent firmware update.

Why would you want to accept the update? It will unroot and relock you boot loader.
 

E30Nova

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Oct 31, 2010
825
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San Bernardino
You're not running CASUAL. You have to start the process with the device in ADB mode, in the normal OS. Then allow CASUAL to reboot into download mode. It will give you instructions as to what to flash and when.

I think I was just rushing through it. With the old version of CASUAL and the VRALJB firmware, it pretty much told you when to use Odin. With this latest CASUAL, there's always a little error/notification window that pops up, covering the main window. So I basically went slow as molasses and every time that little notification popped up, I dragged it out of the way to see what the main CASUAL window said. Then I was able to see that it wanted me to go to Odin and flash the baseline, so I did that and waited for Odin to say it passed, then went back to CASUAL and hit continue. Did the same thing for backatcha and it worked this time.

Thanks!!

I'm a little confused, sorry. Is this method to be done before or after updating? I have yet to update and am wanting to get a custom com. Preferably Beans Rom. I was looking into rooting this phone and ended up in this thread.

Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2

After. I had problems trying to do it before accepting the OTA. Go ahead and do the update and then do this. Do what I said above and take it slow. If you go too fast, I think CASUAL doesn't register that you're doing the steps in the right order or something. I'm currently on Beans 7. :laugh:
 

Dentabyte

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Sep 13, 2010
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verizon note 2 ota update fails

I previously followed your bootloader unlock instructions and got my phone rooted and the bootloader unlocked. I saw in the forum that you can now unlock the bootloader even with the update. However when I try to run the Verizon update it says update failed. Please advise. Thanks

After the update, the old method of rooting and unlocking the boot loader was no longer valid. So all the OP is saying is that if you've accepted and installed the update, the new method for rooting and unlocking the boot loader will work with the most recent firmware update.

Why would you want to accept the update? It will unroot and relock you boot loader.

I thought if a new bootloader unlock was available I would take the update. The reason is that Verizon may write the new Jelly Bean update to look for this update. Just thought I'd cover my bases.
 

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    Introduction
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    We decided to start a new thread becasue the old unlock method is tried and true on Windows with VRALJB. This method is based on a totally new exploit.


    Overview
    You are expected to be STOCK.... Stock anything, but stock. This will install a stock kernel and that may affect non-stock roms. You will need to download and execute the CASUAL application below. Then click the Do It! button. You need Java. Do you have Java?.

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    Please run the following in a terminal first:

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    Download
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    Jailbreak video for Windows users only!
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    CASUAL provides updates WAAAAY quicker than Verizon. As soon as I push an update to the Subversion repo it appears automatically in EVERY casual. See below for the change log.
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    CASUAL displays Disconnected and won't let me press the button
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    1. Let everything sit for a bit. CASUAL will generally pop up a troubleshooting message.
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    You probly caught it in the middle of a commit. try this: http://d-h.st/6c6

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    there no way to unlock boot loader on odin another way ?
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