Unbrick Soft Bricked Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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This post here is to unbrick soft bricked Samsung Galaxy Note 4 only. Don’t try it on any other Samsung Galaxy Note 4 variants. Also this post here is for soft bricked devices only, not hard bricked (soft bricked and hard bricked devices).

We are not responsible for any data loss or other problems that occur by using this tutorial. Flashing ROM deletes internal memory. Use at your own risk.

Requirements :-

  • 1
    Samsung USB device drivers
  • 2
    Stock firmware Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • 3
    PC with Windows OS on it
  • 4
    Make sure that you have atleast 50% battery charge on your device.

All the downloads are provided at the end of the post.

Unbrick Soft Bricked Samsung Galaxy Note 4

  • 1
    Download and extract Odin3 v3.09.zip on your computer. Inside you will find Odin3 v3.09.exe along with some other files.
  • 2
    Download and install Samsung USB drivers on your PC using our guide mentioned here.
  • 3
    Download firmware for your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 using the links provided below. Make sure that you download the firmware for your region only since flashing a firmware of different region might result in foreign language and having problems in getting a network lock. Thus, download the firmware for your region only. Also make sure that you are not downgrading your device, many devices get in Bootloop ( endless reboot loop ) while downgrading so make sure that you are downloading firmware for same Android version your device was on or higher. After extracting the firmware file, you will get a HOME.tar.md5 file.
  • 4
    Switch off and boot your device in Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home and Power buttons simultaneously for few seconds. Press Volume Up on confirmation screen, your device should now boot into the Download Mode.
  • 5
    Once you are in Download Mode, connect your device to PC via USB cable. Run Odin3 v3.09.exe as Administrator. If Odin detects your device then it’s Message Box will show Added! message and the ID:COM box will turn light blue.Odin3-v3.09-Added-Unbrick-Soft-Bricked-Samsung-Galaxy-Note-4
  • 6
    On Odin, click on the AP button and browse the firmware HOME.tar.md5 file.
  • 7
    On Odin, make sure that only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Timer boxes are checked. Double check to make sure that Repartition box is unchecked.Odin3-v3.09-Unbrick-Soft-Bricked-Samsung-Galaxy-Note-4
  • 8
    Double check all the steps above and make sure that you have followed them properly. Once you are sure, press on the Start button to begin the flashing procedure. DON’T INTERRUPT THE FLASHING PROCEDURE FOR ANY REASONS, IF FLASHING PROCESS IS INTERRUPTED IN BETWEEN, YOU WILL HAVE A HARD BRICKED DEVICE.
  • 9
    Flashing process might last for about 10 minutes. During flashing, your device might automatically reboot several times. Once the flashing process is complete Odin will show a PASS! message and your device will reboot. You can unplug your device now.Odin3-v3.09-Unbrick-Soft-Bricked-Samsung-Galaxy-Note-4
  • 10
    First boot is always longest, so have patience. Within few minutes, you’ll be presented with a Welcome Screen.

Congrats! you have unbrick soft bricked Samsung Galaxy Note 4 device successfully. Now you have your device back, make sure to make a Nandroid backup of your device, in case this problem arises again.

Troubleshoot :-

  • In case Odin doesn’t detect your device properly or you are having a connection failure problem then make sure that you have installed the device drivers properly. Also make sure that Kies isn’t running in the background. Kies is infamous for interfering with Odin.
  • If Odin displays FAIL! message instead of PASS! then it means that something went wrong with the flashing procedure. Make sure that you are not downgrading your device and have followed the procedure correctly. Disconnect your device, re-insert the battery, close Odin and follow the procedure once again. If the problem persist, post the entire message of Odin in the comment section below with additional details consisting of how you bricked your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and  which firmware version you are trying to flash.
  • If your Note 4 is stuck in Bootloop after flashing the new firmware then boot your device in Recovery Mode by pressing and holding Power + Volume Up and Home buttons until you see Recovery Mode. From there, perform a cache wipe and then a factory reset and then reboot. Your Note 4 should work properly now.

Downloads :

If you can’t find firmware for your model then you can always download firmware from sammobile. We have created a great guide on how to download firmware from sammobile.com.
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Rohan Kandwal

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  • Michael Patol Bayog

    Xmit_WriteData —> it stops there on Fail, flashing my stock 4.4.4 kitkat, however I am currently on stock 5.1.1 am I missing something?

    • RohanKandwal

      Yes, don’t try to downgrade your device it won’t work. Try to install another stock 5.1.1 it will work.

  • Tomás García

    Help me please… Enter CS for MD5..

    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..

    Please wait..

    N910HXXU1COH4_N910HOJV1COH2_N910HXXU1COH3_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.

    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..

    Leave CS..

    Added!!

    Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..

    File analysis..

    SetupConnection..

    Initialzation..

    Get PIT for mapping..

    Firmware update start..

    SingleDownload.

    sboot.bin

    NAND Write Start!!

    boot.img

    recovery.img

    system.img

    modem.bin

    cache.img

    hidden.img

    FAIL!

    Complete(Write) operation failed.

    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

  • rakibtkp

    my samsung note 4 n910g has bricked by errors rooting
    please help me how to solve it,,,,,,,,help

  • Giovanni Comsti

    I’ve done the process successfully with my Note 4, but now I’m encountering difficulty with my wife’s Note 4. I’ve tried 3 times already, but I always get a “FAIL” in Odin. I always get stuck at “system.img” for a long time, and then it fails.

    Here’s where I get stuck:

    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Added!!
    Odin engine v(ID:3.1101)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Initialzation..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    SingleDownload.
    sboot.bin
    NAND Write Start!!
    boot.img
    recovery.img
    system.img

    It takes about 30 minutes before Odin shows “FAILED”.