10-22-2019 02:57 PM
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  1. voldoverse's Avatar
    Good day all, i hope you can help me with my problem

    I got a note 10+ and it has terrible vodacom carrier firmware on it (XFV) ive downloaded XFA and XFE in an attempt to get it with simple standard samsung firmware.

    The problem is that i load it with odin and according to odin all goes well and reports pass, but when the phone restarts it goes to the blue android installing sytem updates screen, then it says erasing and then the phone restarts again and sure enough there it is again... that damned vodacom splash screen.

    When i go into odin on the phone it also still reports XFV, am i missing something obvious?
    10-20-2019 06:06 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, welcome!
    Try going in recovery do factory reset.
    10-20-2019 06:19 PM
  3. voldoverse's Avatar
    Hi, welcome!
    Try going in recovery do factory reset.

    hi, thanks for the prompt response, i have already tried doing factory reset and even cache wipe but still when i boot that thing up, there is that vile vodacom spash screen and sure enough under software information still there it is XFV, just for reference ive tried doing this without a sim and with a sim from another carrier that is not vodacom obviously.
    10-20-2019 06:34 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    hi, thanks for the prompt response, i have already tried doing factory reset and even cache wipe but still when i boot that thing up, there is that vile vodacom spash screen and sure enough under software information still there it is XFV, just for reference ive tried doing this without a sim and with a sim from another carrier that is not vodacom obviously.
    Sim wont matter until phone boots up and recognize it.

    You extract the firmware and put them in all 4 slots in Odin?
    Your welcome!
    10-20-2019 06:39 PM
  5. voldoverse's Avatar
    Yep, exactly as all guides indicate, each of them in their matching boxes and NOT using the home csc.

    its as if my phone takes it and decided not to install it or something

    i have even tried using completely different ones from different countries, my security patch date changes in the information menu but csc stays and splash screen with voda bloatware remains
    10-20-2019 06:42 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yep, exactly as all guides indicate, each of them in their matching boxes and NOT using the home csc.

    its as if my phone takes it and decided not to install it or something
    Yeah not using home CSC just wipes the phone like factory reset .

    Where did u get the files from?
    10-20-2019 06:44 PM
  7. voldoverse's Avatar
    Yeah not using home CSC just wipes the phone like factory reset .

    Where did u get the files from?
    from sammobile.com
    10-20-2019 06:45 PM
  8. voldoverse's Avatar
    Yeah not using home CSC just wipes the phone like factory reset .

    Where did u get the files from?

    i got it from sammobile
    10-20-2019 06:46 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    i got it from sammobile
    Ok which is a reputable place.
    Now if you have multiple files on your computer before you load them to Odin slots make sure u grab the correct files and not your stock ones
    10-20-2019 06:49 PM
  10. voldoverse's Avatar
    Ok which is a reputable place.
    Now if you have multiple files on your computer before you load them to Odin slots make sure u grab the correct files and not your stock ones
    I only have the correct XFA stock files downloaded from sammobile, dont have any XFV files on my PC , so im 100% sure its the correct ones im loading in, just to be sure i quadruple checked now and started another flash, but still the same result, here are the names of the files im using

    AP_N975FXXU1ASHE_CL16618471_QB25719660_REV01_user_low_ship_meta_OS9.tar.md5
    BL_N975FXXU1ASHE_CL16618471_QB25719660_REV01_user_low_ship.tar.md5
    CP_N975FXXU1ASHE_CP13719276_CL16618471_QB25719660_REV01_user_low_ship.tar.md5
    CSC_OMC_OXM_N975FOXM1ASHE_CL16618471_QB25719660_REV01_user_low_ship.tar.md5
    10-20-2019 06:54 PM
  11. voldoverse's Avatar
    Ok which is a reputable place.
    Now if you have multiple files on your computer before you load them to Odin slots make sure u grab the correct files and not your stock ones
    I will even give you teamviewer access to my pc to see if you can see any issues, if that will help?
    10-20-2019 07:05 PM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    I will even give you teamviewer access to my pc to see if you can see any issues, if that will help?
    No , no need thank you though
    You have FXX download not FXA
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    10-20-2019 07:11 PM
  13. voldoverse's Avatar
    No , no need
    You have FXX download not FXA
    apologies for my ignorance, but what does that mean? do i have the wrong files? should i have FXA?
    10-20-2019 07:13 PM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    apologies for my ignorance, but what does that mean? do i have the wrong files? should i have FXA?
    No problem, glad you asking questions
    If that's the one you want flash look for FXA after the model name
    10-20-2019 07:25 PM
  15. voldoverse's Avatar
    Do you know by any chance i can find an FXA file, i seem to only find FXX files on sammobile
    10-20-2019 07:29 PM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    Do you know by any chance i can find an FXA file, i seem to only find FXX files on sammobile
    Let me check
    10-20-2019 07:30 PM
  17. voldoverse's Avatar
    Let me check
    thanks very much, i greatly appreciate it
    10-20-2019 07:31 PM
  18. mustang7757's Avatar
    thanks very much, i greatly appreciate it
    What's your country 3 letter code
    10-20-2019 07:39 PM
  19. voldoverse's Avatar
    What's your country 3 letter code
    South Africa has 3 of them

    XFV (Vodacom and branded with vodacom bloat and splash screen)

    XFA (Open to all south african and also lesotho networks and unbranded)

    XFE (Open to all south african networks and unbranded)
    10-20-2019 07:43 PM
  20. voldoverse's Avatar
    What's your country 3 letter code
    unless you actualy mean outside of firmware, then the official country code is ZAF
    10-20-2019 07:45 PM
  21. mustang7757's Avatar
    unless you actualy mean outside of firmware, then the official country code is ZAF
    Yeah this code let me check
    10-20-2019 07:46 PM
  22. mustang7757's Avatar
    According to your firmware you flashed its south Africa firmware XFA

    Flashing with odin not working-screenshot_20191020-194921_chrome.jpeg
    10-20-2019 07:52 PM
  23. mustang7757's Avatar
    I think you're going to be okay because it's a open firmware and it will load another carrier splash screen to test this is to use another SIM card from another company and see if it loads up its splash screen
    10-20-2019 07:57 PM
  24. voldoverse's Avatar
    I think you're going to be okay because it's a open firmware and it will load another carrier splash screen to test this is to use another SIM card from another company and see if it loads up its splash screen
    i have already tested, ive used 2 different companys sim cards, i still get vodacom splash screen.

    also worth noting is that vodacom is the only carrier left in south africa that loads their own junk and splash screen, the other brands just load XFE or XFA with no splash screens or bloatware
    10-20-2019 08:07 PM
  25. mustang7757's Avatar
    i have already tested, ive used 2 different companys sim cards, i still get vodacom splash screen.

    also worth noting is that vodacom is the only carrier left in south africa that loads their own junk and splash screen, the other brands just load XFE or XFA with no splash screens or bloatware
    This is strange , when you open your phone and go to settings scroll to the bottom about phone then tap software info take a screenshot of that for me
    10-20-2019 08:12 PM
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