SM-N9005A Root Issue Fail (Auth)


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Jan 16, 2017
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Good day all,

I am new the forum, and somewhat new to rooting android devices etc. I have a note 3 that worked perfect on Kitkat and since upgrading to lollipop has next to no signal. I have researched this issue for approx 2 weeks and found the overwhelming opinion is to simply revert the phone back to kitkat. There is lies my issue. I have a known stable build for kitkat (several of them actually), however everytime I attempt to root with Odin I get the following information:

<ID:0/005> Added!!
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/005> Odin engine v(ID:3.1101)..
<ID:0/005> File analysis..
<ID:0/005> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/005> Initialzation..
<ID:0/005> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/005> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/005> SingleDownload.
<ID:0/005> recovery.img
<ID:0/005> NAND Write Start!!
<ID:0/005> FAIL! (Auth)
<ID:0/005> Complete(Write) operation failed.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

Has anyone encountered this before? If so might you have a solution to my headache? Any help is greatly appreciated. I am also more than happy to try tweaks and fixes for the signal issue. Thank you for any help.

B. Diddy

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Welcome to Android Central! I moved this to the Note 3 Rooting forum for more specific traffic.