I have a SM-N900 (Note 3 Exynos), the password for which is forgotten!, but there is data that need to be recovered.
I am trying to flash TWRP, or CWM recovery image so that I can at least get
to ADB. So far I have tried using Heimdall(built from
libusb-1.0.0-dev on Ubuntu 14.04), Odin(3.9, 3.10 on Windows 10), and none of them seem to be working.
With Heimdall, I get:
ERROR: Failed to confirm end of file transfer sequence! RECOVERY upload failed!
(for which there are a lot of hits on google, but no clear solutions)
And, with Odin, I get:
Complete(Write) operation failed.
Which also seems to be a fairly common error!
I have tried both USB2.0 and USB3.0 ports (on Windows Odin seems to only recognize 2.0). I am using the original USB cable which came with the phone. On Windows, I have Samsung USB drivers installed and Kies/Switch is not installed.
- ADM didn't work, somehow, and there seems to be option to use google login (after the last update that happened [must be Lollipop])
- Had not registered with Samsung recovery :(
- USB debugging was not enabled!
- Had not installed CWM/TWRP :(