Install Stock Firmware and Unbrick Galaxy Note 8

The second half of the year is when Samsung releases its flagship device from the Note series. Following the trend, the Korean giant released Galaxy Note 8. It was not easy, even for a manufacturer like Samsung to release the next Note after the debacle of Galaxy Note 7. Galaxy Note 8 has done quite well and has managed to establish the trust among the users. Since Note 8 runs Android OS, many of you might have tried customization. However, during the process, it is most likely possible that you have ended up with a bricked device, especially newbies. Now you cannot throw away what cost you a fortune just because it is bricked. The best option for you is to restore the stock firmware. In this guide, we will help you install stock firmware and unbrick Galaxy Note 8.

When it comes to customizations, you might have installed a custom recovery, ROMs or MODs. Manufacturers clearly mention that you should not installed any of these custom things on your device and that it will void the warranty yet most of the users go for it. Don’t fret, if you have tried to installed a custom ROM and ended up with a bricked device, here we will help you unbrick it. We have provided all the key instructions along with the files to install stock firmware and unbrick Galaxy Note 8.

Do Check:



Early Preparations

  • Backup your data including pictures, contacts, and files.
  • Charge the device to at least 60% to avoid any accidental shutdowns.
  • Check the model number of your device, go to Settings > About Phone > Model number.
  • Enable OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging. To do so;
    • Navigate to Settings > About Device.
    • Tap the number 7 times. It will enable developer options.
    • Head back to Settings > Developer Options.
    • Tap on OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging to enable.


  • Stock Firmware for Galaxy Note 8. → Link
  • Odin Tool. → Link
  • USB Drivers for Galaxy Note 8. → Link

How to Install Stock Firmware and Unbrick Galaxy Note 8

  1. Extract the stock firmware package, it should have a file with .md5 extension.
  2. Similarly, extract Odin and then install it on your PC.
  3. Once installed, launch Odin.
  4. Turn Off your Galaxy Note 8 and reboot it into Download mode. To do so;
    1. Press and Hold Home + Volume Down + Power keys for few seconds.
    2. Then, press Volume Up key to continue.
  5. Now connect your Galaxy Note 8 to PC running Odin.
  6. Upon recognizing the device, Odin will show the message Added in the log box.
  7. To load the stock firmware file in Odin, click on the AP button and select the firmware (.md5) file that you extracted in step 1.twrp recovery on galaxy s8
  8. Under the options tab, make sure Re-partition option is unchecked. If so, click on Start button.
  9. When the flash process completes, you will see PASS message above the ID:COM port.twrp recovery on galaxy s8
  10. That’s it.

Now your device will reboot automatically. If you have questions, let us know in the comments.

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