1. QuantumInteger's Avatar
    Hello, I have a Sprint Note 2 (SPH-l900). Recently, Sprint has been rolling out the 4.3 update for my version of the Galaxy Note 2. Impatient with their release schedule, I did some google search and discovered that a user on the XDA forum has leaked the firmware update
    Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note II 4.3 OTA Update - xda-developers

    I downloaded the file but the version of ODIN I was using (3.09) was new and I may have used the third option (PHONE) and choose the sboot.bin file from from the 4.3 zip file I got off the XDA forum. Now my Note 2 is stuck on boot. I tried using an older version of ODIN (3.07) because I thought 3.09 was a bit confusing to use. I downloaded the stock firmware for the SPH-L900 from SamMobile, put the phone into recovery by turning it off and booting it up by holding power, home button, and volume up at the same time. I used the PDA option to load the stock firmware and all went well until I got to the sboot.bin and I get this error message:

    <ID:0/003> Added!!
    <OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
    <OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    <OSM> Please wait..
    <OSM> KIES_HOME_L900VPAMC2_L900SPTAMC2_1090526_REV04_user_low_ship.tar.md5 is valid.
    <OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    <OSM> Leave CS..
    <ID:0/003> Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
    <ID:0/003> File analysis..
    <ID:0/003> SetupConnection..
    <ID:0/003> Initialzation..
    <ID:0/003> Get PIT for mapping..
    <ID:0/003> Firmware update start..
    <ID:0/003> boot.img
    <ID:0/003> NAND Write Start!!
    <ID:0/003> cache.img
    <ID:0/003> hidden.img
    <ID:0/003> modem.bin
    <ID:0/003> recovery.img
    <ID:0/003> sboot.bin
    <ID:0/003> FAIL!
    <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    And I get this error message on my Note 2

    At this point, my phone is brick. If I boot up again, it'll tell me that "Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again."
    Kies is all but useless since it doesn't recognize my phone. I can get out of this screen by loading the sboot.bin file or the CF-Auto-root-t0ltespr-t0ltespr-sphl900.tar.md5 file but I'll still be stuck on boot screen. Anybody got any idea for me to dig myself out of this predicament?
    11-24-2013 04:19 PM
  2. kchannel9's Avatar
    Okay, I had the same exact issue, and I followed the directions at this url and had success!!!!!: http://www.droidviews.com/firmware-u...ssue-solution/ or http://androidcentral.us/2013/09/how...issue-on-kies/
    04-08-2014 01:26 PM

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