How do I restore stock firmware. I have firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies and try again. I am using KIES 3 because I have a Samsung Note 3 N900A and it won't connect.

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    So, just to confirm... You can't connect your Note 3 with Kies 3?
    – geffchang
    Nov 14, 2013 at 15:45

2 Answers 2

  • Restart your phone in ODIN mode by pressing Volume Down + Home + Power
  • Register and download your stock firmware from sammobile.com
  • Unzip the downloaded firmware
  • Download ODIN from xda-developers
  • Don't uninstall Kies as you'll need the driver
  • Open ODIN and connect your phone to computer (Phone should be in ODIN mode)
  • When your phone is detected it will be listed under comX
  • Under PDA select the extracted firmware you downloaded (Select the file with .tar.md5)
  • Only the checkbox for PDA, Auto reboot and F. Reset time should be checked
  • Click start to start your flashing
  • Your phone should reboot with stock firmware

Note: You'll lose all the offline content from your phone

  • Thanks for the information about SamMobile.com. I'd been looking for a place to download stock firmware. Happy Easter to you, too!
    – Geremia
    Apr 4, 2015 at 0:46
  1. Download a n900-cwm-recovery-

  2. Open Odin

  3. Add the file from step #1 and click start


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