How to repair/unbrick Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with stock firmware
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a new flagship killer big-display smartphone that surpasses Samsung’s previously launched Galaxy S8 in many aspects. Though, on the surface, it looks exactly the same as Galaxy S8, but underneath, you get more. Well, that’s not our topic for this tutorial. In this tutorial, we gonna help you to unbrick /recover Samsung Galaxy Note 8 from bricked condition with the help of stock firmware. We gonna downgrade this device to its native operating system, in simple terms.
There are many situations that can lead to brick your smartphone. The most common ones are likely to occur while downloading the custom ROMs, Mods, etc., There is no doubt that custom ROMs are much better in most of the aspects as compared to stock Rom, but there are certain risks too. You might encounter stability issues, or sometimes, things can be even more worse.
If you’ve been facing such issues, or your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is stuck or bricked, this guide should help you to revive it again. Downgrading the Galaxy Note 8 to its native operating system should restore it completely, and make it work perfectly like before.
Also, there is one thing that Samsung users have reported. After using a several months, Samsung’s smartphones tend to become slower, and their performance reduces. Even that problem does not solve by clearing the cache memory, sometimes. Then perhaps, flashing the stock firmware would be the ideal solution to that problem. Since the flashing procedure will clear the device’s storage, we highly recommend users to backup their smartphone before proceeding further.
Step 2. Enter into download mode. Follow our guide on →how to enter into download mode. This mode helps to flash stock firmware on Samsung phones. Now your phone is ready for Odin tool.
Step 3. From Extracted Odin files, run Odin3 v3.12.7.exe. The tool should open, and it looks like below:
Step 4. Now using a USB cable, connect your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to Laptop/PC. Look onto Odin, the ID:Com should reflect.
That means your smartphone has been recognized successfully.
Note: In case, your phone doesn’t reflect on Odin, try to install device drivers, and try again. That should work that time.
Step 5. Tap on ‘AP’ button, and upload the downloaded firmware file (.md5):
Step 6. Do not make any changes to settings. Now, tap on Start button to begin the flashing process. It can take anywhere between 2-10 minutes. Once the process is finished, Odin will display a PASS! message. Now you can disconnect your smartphone.
For the very first time, your phone might take several minutes to turn up to display the home page. Now, enter your Google Account details, and setup it.
That’s it! You’re done with all the work. Now, your Note 8 should work fine like it was new. So that ends our post here, and that is how one can downgrade to stock firmware anytime on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
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