Here’s how resolved your bricked Samsung Galaxy Note Gt-N7000 if you messed up something while installing modified firmware or rom, and rooting with a wrong root kernel. Once bricked, your device can no longer function and this solution might help you out especially if your Galaxy Note is already out of warranty and then spend a hard coughing cost to the service center for fix.
Now, here’s what we need – as long as you can still access your Galaxy Note’s Download Mode screen, then there’s a chance that this method works, so just give it a try. A ‘bricked’ is caused by an already corrupted firmware from your phone’s system. It will not boot normally. So, we need to install back its original firmware by means of flashing using odin downloader tool, that’s why need to have the phone’s download mode access or otherwise this unbrick method will not help you fix your Galaxy Note.
Symptoms of bricked Samsung Galaxy Note (GT-N7000 International)
Here’s a couple issues you might be facing by now and wonder how to resolve it.
1. The phone boot and shows the Samsung screen for a split second and then it automatically turns off or somewhere just stuck or hangs on these following boot screen ‘Samsung’ logo.
2. It won’t Power ON but it just shows the odin download screen with yellow triangle and firmware update warning.
3. The phone keeps on restarting (with vibrations) after the Samsung logo appears.
– It can be recovered if you can still access your Galaxy Note Download Mode screen - (Pressing VOLUME Down + HOME + POWER button). Try to press that button combination. If you can access the download mode option, then your seemingly quite lucky for there’s a chance that you can recover it by yourself.
Hard-bricked – refers to the phone as totally jammed, unresponsive or no visible signs of life. It doesn’t show anything, can’t access the download mode screen. The only solution for this is by called JTAG flashing, which is forcing to install the firmware back to the phone. The process is not too easy, this includes disassembling the phone, some soldering required and flashing by means of using a flashing device tool.
- So this method means that you cannot save your device all by yourself anymore. If you badly needed to have your Galaxy S3 back to life, the best way is to bring it back to your dealer. Explain something that might encourage them to have your Galaxy Note fix for free or have an exchange for warranty.
How to Fix bricked Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 Flashing with original firmware or stock ROM
Grab your Galaxy Note original stock ROM from here. (Just make sure you download the right firmware according to your device country or network provider.
Use PC with Windows OS (Odin will not work on Mac and Linux OSX)
Recharge your battery using external battery charger since you can’t recharge the battery within the phone for it is already bricked.
1. Run Odin on your PC desktop
2. Boot the Galaxy Note into download mode screen.
Turn it off, once completely shut down hold down the ‘HOME’ + ‘VOLUME DOWN’ buttons and press the ‘POWER’ button for about 2 seconds until a WARNING! Screen appears. Press the ‘VOLUME UP’ button to continue or enter Download Mode.
3. Connect the phone to PC via USB. Then make sure you can see as phone “Added” in Odin log box or a highlighted COM:ID once the device is detected,
4. In Odin window, DO Not tick ‘RE-Partition’ only Tick ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F. Reset Time’ and nothing else.
5. Now simply click and load the boot image N7000xxxx.tar.md5 on Odin’s PDA button.
Here’s an example using my UK ICS 4.0.4 unbranded stock ROM:
6. Click on “Start” to flash the stock firmware.
7. Wait ’till it finishes flashing
If the phone will then reboot to its normal mode then its you’re lucky day. If the bricked symptoms still persists, refer to the below method. Don’t lose hope we are not finish yet.
Fix bricked Samsung Galaxy Note (GT-N7000) Flashing with PIT file for System Table Re-Partition and the Original stock ROM or Firmware.
Now, if the phone still doesn’t boot to its normal mode after restoring the original stock ROM, this time we are going to flash its full packaged firmware but we need to try fixing the phone’s system memory Re-Partition table. So, we need to flash including the “PIT” file as our last attempt.
Grab one of these Re-Partion “PIT” file
16GB – /Q1-20110914_16GB.pit
32GB – I do not have a 32GB Pit (If you found one, please share it to me)
Again make sure the battery is fully charge (recharge the battery using external battery charger or borrow from your neighbors GNote)
1. Unzipped the downloaded “Q1-20110914_16GB.pit.rar” file then run Odin again.
2. Boot the Galaxy Note into download mode screen then connect to PC.
3. This time load the Q1-20110914_16GB.pit Pit file on Odin’s PIT Button
4. Load your original N7000xxxx.tar.md5 stock firmware on the Odin’s PDA button again.
6. Click on “Start” to flash the stock firmware and PIT file., then wait.
If the phone reboot normally, its then a success story. You may then perform factory reset if necessary, to get rid of bootloop, stuck on welcome screen logo issues.
- Turn off the phone and set it into recovery mode
- Press volume “volume up, home and power buttons”
- Once in recovery mode, perform full wipe
- Select ‘wipe data/factory reset’
If the problem still exist, then there’s nothing I can add more but just recommend you to contact or visit your nearest service center to get it fix. By the way, I can guide you about JTAG, but it requires a heck of tearing down the phone completely, a JTAG flashing toolkit and soldering skills. So, I guess its not applicable to share to everybody,. Its a technician job already.
So, congratulations to those who successfully fix their Galaxy note by this method and feel so sorry to those unlikely out of luck today. Next time be careful while modifying your precious Galaxy Note. Nobody stopping you from doing it, but extra precaution is much better safe than sorry.