Unbrick soft bricked T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900T

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sThis post here is to unbrick soft bricked T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900T only. Don’t try it on any other Galaxy Note 3 variant. Also this post is for a device which is soft bricked NOT hard bricked (Soft brick vs Hard brick).

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
    Android USB divers
  • 2
    Stock Image
  • 3
    Odin file
  • 4
    PC with Windows OS on it

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

Procedure to unbrick soft bricked T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900T

  • 1
    Download and install drivers for your device, if not already present.
  • 2
    Download and extract Odin zip file, inside you will find Odin3 v3.09.exe and some other files. Run it as administrator.
  • 3
    Download the ROM from the end of the post and you will find a file named N900TUVUBMI7_N900TTMBBMI7_TMB.zip. Extract it and you will get  N900TUVUBMI7_N900TTMBBMI7_N900TUVUBMI7_HOME.tar.md5 file.
  • 4
    Click on AP button on Odin and browse the above mentioned .tar.md5 file.
  • 5
    Make sure that only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time check boxes are checked while all other check boxes remained unchecked.
  • 6
    Switch off and boot your device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Power + Home buttons until you see a Warning Screen. Then press Volume Up button to enter into Download Mode.
  • 7
    Now connect your device to PC using the USB cable that came with your device.
  • 8
    If Odin detects your device then it’s ID:COM box will turn blue and show an COM port number (Auto generated by system). Additionally Odin’s Message Box will show Added message. If Odin doesn’t detect your device then try re-installing device drivers or try to re-insert your device into different PC port.How to Unbrick or Restore T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900T
  • 9
    After making sure that you have completed all the above mentioned steps correctly, press Start button to begin flashing procedure. DON’T INTERRUPT FLASHING PROCEDURE UNDER ANY CONDITION OTHERWISE YOUR DEVICE MAY GET HARD BRICKED.
  • 10
    Flashing process may take some time, so have patience. Once flashing procedure is completed Odin will show PASS! message with green background. Your device may reboot now. unbrick soft bricked T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900T
  • 11
    First boot is always the longest, so it might take a while. After sometime, your device will boot into home screen.

Congrats!! You have successfully unbricked your device.

Note:-

  • If your device is stuck in bootloop after following this procedure i.e. your device keeps on restarting after Samsung logo appears, then enter in Recovery Mode by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power button.
  • Use Volume buttons to scroll and power button to select.
  • Once in Recovery Mode, wipe cache and data/factory reset and then reboot. Your device must work properly now.

Downloads :

Update:-

All users who are currently on 4.4.2 and facing FAIL: [sbl1] Fused 2 error while flashing above 4.3 ROM must flash the latest 4.4.2 ROM from the links mentioned below. Flashing procedure mentioned above remains same, just use the new 4.4.2 ROM instead of the old 4.3 ROM.

N900TUVUCNB4_N900TTMBCNB4_TMB.zip

 
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Rohan Kandwal

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  • Ray Aguilar

    can you advice on issue. I followed instructions my phone is able to go to ODIN mode without a problem. Initially i did an emergency firmware recovery via KIES 3.
    After that my phone start up and did the initially applications setup after the boot. the phone keeps crashing right after Device Registration Portion starts.and device keeps telling me Bluetooth fail. Accesabilty fail, and so on.

    So i used this tutorial afterwards to try and fix device after i downloaded the stock firmware from your link including Odin. i install drivers to device, Odin 3 does detect device. So i select AP and attach the rom and i keep getting FAIL> SBL1 fusion 2 error on my device.

    Please advice

    • RohanKandwal

      That error suggest that the older firmware is refusing to flash, you will have to flash the latest 4.4.2. Firstly let me explain the problem, you did an emergency recovery using Kies which might have installed 4.4 on your device. Now you are trying to install Rom from my post which is 4.3 thus the device is refusing to flash it (since it’s lower).

      Solution- Download the latest 4.4.2 from the link mentioned above and try the whole procedure once again.

      • Ray Aguilar

        I did the following 4.4.2 did install after phone reboot I got yellow message Saying Set Warranty Bit: Kernel and ot stays stuck on that screen..