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I successfully flashed a stock ROM on my Galaxy Note 4 using Odin 3.13.1 but, unfortunatelly, the bootloop is not gone.

Device info:

  • SM-N910C
  • unrooted
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Bootloop sequence: Samsung boot screen —> Android is starting... Optimising Apps 2 of 2. —> Android is starting... Starting apps. —> LOOP

What are my options to restore my personal data from now on?

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Hoping that you have not wiped your data while flashing firmware using Odin, the process of data retrieval can be variably difficult.

The best way I can think of is to flash a custom recovery on your device then mount desired partitions.

PS I have no information whether your phone is rooted or not, so just providing the most workable way.

  • Wouldn't flashing anything other than the stock ROM wipe out the data anyway? Or custom recovery is something different? – Rayhunter Oct 28 at 17:05
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    Custom recoveries, when flashed correctly, only overwrite the recovery partition. – Danish Shakeel Oct 28 at 17:06
  • I see. Do you have any recommendations? – Rayhunter Oct 28 at 18:09
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    @Rayhunter Recommendations regarding recovery? TWRP. – Danish Shakeel Oct 28 at 18:10
  • Will unlocking the bootloader wipe out my personal data? I was left under the impression that it actually did. If so, is there a way to install TWRP without unlocking the BL? – Rayhunter Oct 28 at 19:19

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