Unbrick Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo

Unbrick Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo (Simple Steps)


The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo (Model : SM-N750) hit the Indian markets on January 2014 and made a wave among the buyers looking for a better version of the Note 3. The Note 3  Neo comes with a 5.5 inches (~72.6% screen-to-body ratio) super AMOLED display having a pixel density of 267 ppi, 8MP primary camera and a 2 MP secondary shooter.  It is powered by a Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 & dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex A15 processor along with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal storage. The device runs on Android v4.4.2 upgradable to v5.1.1 Lollipop, which is pretty much smooth and has no lags in multitasking or app transitions. Also it has a 3100 mAh battery which is pretty much durable.

Bricking handsets is a common phenomenon when it comes to rooting and flashing ROM’s. Now bricking can be a soft brick like a bootloop(the handset loops the booting session) or it can be hard brick(the handset is in a comma stage and does not even boot.) !

<Also Read/>: What is the difference between Hard Brick & Soft Brick

Today we will be guiding you to recover from a bootloop on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo (Model : SM-N750). There are two methods to do this.

Method 1 (Using Stock Recovery)

This is the simplest method and has been found to work on samsung devices.

Step 1. Boot to recovery mode. Hold down the Volume UP + Power + Home button for around 10 sec. The device will boot into the Android System Recovery.

Recovery mode -Unbrick Note 3 Neo


Step 2. Scroll down to Wipe data/factory reset and press the power button to confirm.The device will perform a factory reset. You may lose all your data.

Step 3. Go back and scroll down to Wipe cache partition and press power button to confirm.

Step 4. Now select Reboot system now. 

If this doesn’t work the next method is sure to work.

Method 2 (Using ODIN)

This method requires a PC/laptop, Stock firmware(download the INU firmware for the indian variant), Samsung USB drivers and the latest version of ODIN software.

ODIN is a third-party, Windows-based program created specifically to flash files such as ROM’s on Samsung smartphones. ODIN is used in several different circumstances, such as flashing firmware or installing a custom ROM on the smartphone.

Step 1. Install the Samsung USB drivers.

Step 2. Install ODIN.

Step 3. Hold down Volume DOWN + Power + Home button until you see a screen similar to this. Press Volume UP to continue.

Download Mode - Unbrick Note 3 Neo


Step 4. Open Odin in your PC/Laptop and then connect your device to the same. If the drivers are properly installed then your device would show as a com port, turning the port blue in the ODIN window.


Step 5. Now select Options and check the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time boxes. DO NOT CHECK Re-Partition.

Open Odin - Unbrick Note 3 Neo

Step 6. Click on AP or PDA and browse to the location of the Stock ROM you downloaded. It would be .tar or .tar.md5 file and click on Start.

Click AP or Pda - Unbrick Note 3 Neo


Step 7. When the flashing process completes, it will indicate a PASS message. This is followed by the rebooting of the device. Click on Exit and unplug your device.

Pass Message - Unbrick Note 3 Neo


Here are the download links (Credits Goes to the Uploader):

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Stock Firmware

Samsung USB Drivers for Windows

Samsung Odin software

Good Luck & Stay Techulked !!

Godwin Givar

Godwin Givar is an author & smartphone reviewer and shares his blogging and creative insights at Techulk. He tries to remain updated with the current trends in the technology.

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