Easily fix bricked Samsung Galaxy Note N7000
As you may know, there are many kernels that can damage your Samsung Galaxy Note’s emmc, so your phone will be hard bricked. Unfortunately there are many bad kernels, including official ones and many have bricked their devices, including me. But I found a fix for this and I also have a list of kernels you should stay away from in order to make sure your device is safe from bricking.
While there isn’t any way of fixing the damaged emmc, you can repartition it and also used the internal SD card to move some system partitions to it in order for the device to work. Doing this is pretty easy, thanks to an XDA Developers user, who created a PIT file that can repartition your device.
First, here is the list of dangerous kernels: XXLPY, XXLPF, UCLD3, SiyahKernel 3.1rc6, all Samsung Epic 4G Touch (SPH-D710) leaks, all Samsung Galaxy Note (GT-N7000) leaks. If you are running on one of these kernels and your device is still working fine, we recommend you to flash another ROM through Odin right away and do not use ClockworkMod Recovery while on this ROM. Flashing or wiping in recovery can permanently damage your Galaxy Note !
We can’t guarantee you that this method will work, but it did work for us. Other users also confirmed that they managed to fix their bricked Galaxy Note with this method. Please note that we are not responsible for any damage this method does to your device. You do this on your own risk.
How to unbrick Samsung Galaxy Note N7000
First you will have to download the PIT files for both the 16GB and 32GB versions. And make sure to use the appropriate version because otherwise you might do even more damage to your device.
Then you will need to flash either a stock Gingerbread ROM from sammobile or a rooted KJ1 ROM here. You will also need Odin 1.85, the software used to flash the files on your device. You can download it here.
You might need to unzip the files you download. Odin requires them to be in .pit and .tar file format and it cannot flash .zip files.
Shut down your Galaxy Note and boot in download mode ( press volume down + home button + power button simultaneously ). Then press volume up to actually enter the download mode. While doing this the device has to be disconnected from the computer.
Before you begin flashing the files, make sure that your antivirus and firewall software are open and there isn’t any Kies process open on your computer. You also require the latest Samsung USB drivers, which are included in the latest Kies version, so you should install it if you don’t have it on your computer.
Now launch Odin, click PIT and open either the 16GB or 32GB pit file. Click PDA and open the downloaded ROM. Now you can connect the device to the computer and press start. It might take a few minutes and you should wait even if it appears to get stuck. Sometimes it can take even 20 minutes.