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schrodie
07-05-2014, 13:46
I've downloaded the stock rom for my Note 10.1 (N8010) but when I come to get Odin to install it it fails with the message "Can't open the serial (COM) port.

What does this mean and is there a solution?


Also if I've downloaded the stock firmware for the N8010 via Sammobile how many files should there be?

Thanks.

greenman
07-05-2014, 14:27
I've downloaded the stock rom for my Note 10.1 (N8010) but when I come to get Odin to install it it fails with the message "Can't open the serial (COM) port.

What does this mean and is there a solution?


Also if I've downloaded the stock firmware for the N8010 via Sammobile how many files should there be?

Thanks.
Sounds like you haven't got the most recent USB drivers on your PC.
Disconnect Tab from PC and stop Odin.
Go to Kies and update.
Connect Tab with original quality USB lead, and allow Windows to recognise and update drivers.
Wait for confirmation that new hardware is installed and working.

While in Kies, go to Tools > Firmware upgrade and initialization > follow instructions and Kies will install the latest firmware for your Tab -
- it may also say Kies cannot initialize :(
In this case it is back to Odin, but close Kies.
Try your install again - sammobile phones usually only come with one .tar.md5 file after unzipping (ignore the .dll file)
Put the .tar.md5 file in the PDA/AP box of Odin and chnage no other settings.

schrodie
07-05-2014, 15:47
Sounds like you haven't got the most recent USB drivers on your PC.
Disconnect Tab from PC and stop Odin.
Go to Kies and update.
Connect Tab with original quality USB lead, and allow Windows to recognise and update drivers.
Wait for confirmation that new hardware is installed and working.

While in Kies, go to Tools > Firmware upgrade and initialization > follow instructions and Kies will install the latest firmware for your Tab -
- it may also say Kies cannot initialize :(
In this case it is back to Odin, but close Kies.
Try your install again - sammobile phones usually only come with one .tar.md5 file after unzipping (ignore the .dll file)
Put the .tar.md5 file in the PDA/AP box of Odin and chnage no other settings.

Still no luck with the Sammobile file. Oh well 5euros down the drain :-(

greenman
07-05-2014, 15:58
Opening the COM port has nothing to do with the firmware download.
Have you tried:
1. Another USB lead? Must be original or original quality.
Cheaper and thinner USB leads do not work.
2. Another USB port on your PC.
Do not connect through a USB hub.
The best USB port is on the motherboard (at rear of a desktop PC)
3. Do not use a USB 3.0 port.
4. Do not have Kies and Odin running together.
5. Check that your antivirus is not blocking.

If all above OK then put Tab into Recovery Mode and Wipe data/factory reset.
Now try all above again.

schrodie
07-05-2014, 16:26
This is what messages I'm getting now:-

<ID:0/003> Added!!
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> N8010XXUCMG1_N8010OXXCMG1_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/003> Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
<ID:0/003> File analysis..
<ID:0/003> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/003> Initialzation..
<ID:0/003> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/003> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/003> SingleDownload.
<ID:0/003> tz.img
<ID:0/003> NAND Write Start!!
<ID:0/003> FAIL!
<ID:0/003>
<ID:0/003> Complete(Write) operation failed.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1

No mention of COM ports???

greenman
07-05-2014, 16:33
Getting nearer.;)
It's the 'write' stage that is failing.
Do you have a good quality USB lead?
If possible try another one.

Did you check all 5 points in my previous post?
If so, try again.
Has been known to take 2 or 3 flashes before install completes successfuly.


Missed on thing out :rolleyes:
Try a different Odin version.

schrodie
07-05-2014, 16:37
1. Another USB lead? Must be original or original quality.
Cheaper and thinner USB leads do not work.

Not the original I'll seek out the original one.

2. Another USB port on your PC.
Do not connect through a USB hub.
The best USB port is on the motherboard (at rear of a desktop PC)

Yes no difference I tried the USB ports at the side of my laptop

3. Do not use a USB 3.0 port.

How can you tell? One of mine has a blue piece of plastic inside the socket
4. Do not have Kies and Odin running together.

I closed Kies down.
5. Check that your antivirus is not blocking.

No AV running I think!!

greenman
07-05-2014, 16:38
Edited my last post, as forgot to mention using another Odin version.
This post may help:
http://wccftech.com/guide-update-galaxy-note-101-wifi-n8010-xxucma5-android-412-jelly-bean/

greenman
07-05-2014, 16:41
...And the blue USB is 3.0 so avoid using that one:

http://www.buildcomputers.net/images/usb-ports.jpg

schrodie
07-05-2014, 17:27
No luck again. Tried a different version of Odin.

Currently I have this version on my Tablet Here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_bLwOBeVEM) (which now behaves like a N8000 despite being an N8010!) On the whole it's not too bad despite despite loosing some SPen functions and the multi- window function.

My thoughts are if anything goes wrong it'll be nice to revert back to the original Stock ROM hence my downloading the original Stock ROM from SamMobile.

greenman
07-05-2014, 17:42
No luck again. Tried a different version of Odin.

Currently I have this version on my Tablet Here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_bLwOBeVEM) (which now behaves like a N8000 despite being an N8010!) On the whole it's not too bad despite despite loosing some SPen functions and the multi- window function.

My thoughts are if anything goes wrong it'll be nice to revert back to the original Stock ROM hence my downloading the original Stock ROM from SamMobile.
We have had another post with this same problem.
The firmware you have installed is kitkat.
KitKat brought with it a locked bootloader to prevent any downgrading, so I would expect this Odin install to fail.

The solution will be to wait until your N8010 receives the KitKat update, and then install it.

As I said, there has been another post.
I'll try and find the link

schrodie
07-05-2014, 18:02
Ah the old locked bootloader ploy eh!!!!:)

So when or even if Samsung release KitKat for the N8010 presumably that version will be available on SamMobile and I'll be able to download it from SamMobile and just use Odin to revert back to the 'official N8010' KitKat version for the N8010?

Is it really the case that this is done by only installing one file the .tar.md5 file via Odin and that one file reverts the whole tablet back to the stock ROM?

Another thing that puzzles me is why my tablet is now showing that it's a Model N8000 when previously it was a Model 8010?

Thanks

greenman
07-05-2014, 18:23
Yes, samsung has taken advice from HTC/Apple et al. ........ Why???

When you install firmware you are changing the whole of the operating system.
Luckily (for you) the N8000 fimware is identical to the N8010 apart from having additional firmware file for the modem.
It is not surprising, therefore that the Tab now thinks it is an N8000.

When (and if) the N8010 gets 4.4.2 then install that, and the process is reversed.
Now the Tab thinks it's an N8010 and so will display that.

schrodie
07-05-2014, 18:48
Why indeed!!! So to revert back to get my N8010 back and all the SPen functions etc it's only a case of installing one file (the .tar.md5 file) from SamMobile via Odin?

Thanks

greenman
07-05-2014, 18:53
Why indeed!!! So to revert back to get my N8010 back and all the SPen functions etc it's only a case of installing one file (the .tar.md5 file) from SamMobile via Odin?

Thanks

As I said, the N8000 is identical to the N8010.
Therefore if the N8010 KitKat firmware, when released, is the same Android PDA/AP version, then you will see no difference - including loss of SPen function.

schrodie
07-05-2014, 19:43
As I said, the N8000 is identical to the N8010.
Therefore if the N8010 KitKat firmware, when released, is the same Android PDA/AP version, then you will see no difference - including loss of SPen function.

Really grateful for your help.

If you'll indulge me just a tad more then I promise to go :) What I'm still unsure and slightly apprehensive about is given what I currently have on my Note 10.1, when/if the official 4.4.2 version for the N8010 is released by Samsung and made available here on SamMobile I'm just intrigued as to just how by installing one file (the .tad.md5 file) everything I currently have on my Note 10.1 will be replaced with the official version of 4.4.2 for the N8010?

If I can get that clear in my head I'll rest happier!!

greenman
07-05-2014, 19:52
Really grateful for your help.

If you'll indulge me just a tad more then I promise to go :) What I'm still unsure and slightly apprehensive about is given what I currently have on my Note 10.1, when/if the official 4.4.2 version for the N8010 is released by Samsung and made available here on SamMobile I'm just intrigued as to just how by installing one file (the .tad.md5 file) everything I currently have on my Note 10.1 will be replaced with the official version of 4.4.2 for the N8010?

If I can get that clear in my head I'll rest happier!!
It will simply be the reverse of what you have done by turning your N8010 into a pseudo N8000.

Perhaps this will explain better:
The Sammobile firmware for the N8000 consists of 3 files.
PDA/AP - the Android version (including model name)
CSC - the customer software customisation - this puts the correct language on the tab.
Modem - this provides the information to connect to the network.

Your N8010 can use the same PDA/AP and CSC as the N8000, as you have found.

schrodie
07-05-2014, 20:25
It will simply be the reverse of what you have done by turning your N8010 into a pseudo N8000.

Perhaps this will explain better:
The Sammobile firmware for the N8000 consists of 3 files.
PDA/AP - the Android version (including model name)
CSC - the customer software customisation - this puts the correct language on the tab.
Modem - this provides the information to connect to the network.

Your N8010 can use the same PDA/AP and CSC as the N8000, as you have found.

I'm very grateful for all your help but I think I'm getting more confused now.

greenman
07-05-2014, 20:32
Which part of my explanation is causing confusion?

schrodie
07-05-2014, 21:00
Which part of my explanation is causing confusion?

Ok. Before I downloaded This (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_bLwOBeVEM) my N8010 was running Jelly Bean, now it's running a variant of KitKat 4.4.2 but without the SPen and Multiscreen functionality. The tablet now "thinks" it's an N8000 and this is confirmed in the Settings menu.

Now, I understand that I cannot revert back to my old N8010 Jelly Bean firmware that's available here on SamMobile because of something called a locked bootloader I have currently on my N8000 (previously an N8010) therefore I will have to wait until there is an official release of KitKat 4.4.2 and it's made available here on SamMobile.

Now here's where I begin to get confused.

(Q1) When SamMobile provides the official KitKat 4.4.2 firmware for the N8010 how many files are there likely to be?

(Q2) I ask because when I downloaded the current JB firmware for the N8010 assuming I could downgrade back from KK to JB it only consisted of one file i.e. a .tad.md5 file

(Q3) Assuming that there will only be one file in the new KK 4.4.2 firmware here on SamMobile, a .tad.md5 file, will this file restore all the SPen and Multiscreen functionality that previously existed on my N8010 running on Jelly Bean. So is it just a case of swapping the current .tad.md5 file current installed in my tablet with the new .tad.md5 file when the official 4.4.2 for the N8010 is released.

I suppose the main question is what do I do when SamMobile releases the 4.4.2 version for the N8010?

It may help if you think of me as an idiot whe trying to expalin the above :)

greenman
07-05-2014, 21:41
Now here's where I begin to get confused.

(Q1) When SamMobile provides the official KitKat 4.4.2 firmware for the N8010 how many files are there likely to be?

There will be two files after unzipping the download:
A. tar.md5 file - this is the one you want.
B. .dll file - this can be ignored


(Q2) I ask because when I downloaded the current JB firmware for the N8010 assuming I could downgrade back from KK to JB it only consisted of one file i.e. a .tad.md5 file

When the N8010 4.4.2 KitKat firmware arrives in Sammobile, you will download and unzip as you have done with the JB version to get ONE .tar.md5 file.


(Q3) Assuming that there will only be one file in the new KK 4.4.2 firmware here on SamMobile, a .tad.md5 file, will this file restore all the SPen and Multiscreen functionality that previously existed on my N8010 running on Jelly Bean. So is it just a case of swapping the current .tad.md5 file current installed in my tablet with the new .tad.md5 file when the official 4.4.2 for the N8010 is released.

One can only hope that SPen and multiscreen functionality comes back as before.
Installing N8000 firmware on your N8010 was a risk, and it's difficult to know what 'under the bonnet' changes have been made, and whether they are reversible.
On the face of it, when you get the 4.4.2 N8010 update, the install will be as decsribed here:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/galaxynote-gtn8010-android412-xxucmc1-jellybean-official-update-468522

schrodie
07-05-2014, 21:50
Thanks very much for your time and trouble I really appreciate it. :)