My Note II died yesterday.
It rebooted in the middle of nothing, then went to the startup / boot screen. Quite normal. But it wouldn’t leave that screen. So I pulled the battery. Put it back. Same thing, booted to the normal screen.
No worries I thought, I’ll just boot into recovery. The recovery would start, then crash. No menu, no options. Didn’t look good. I tried to flash stock using ODIN. Kept failing with write errors, then it wouldn’t even boot up anymore. A few more attempts, flashing the PIT file etc and now it’s deader than dead.
I guess the EMMC chip has gone. Alas. It was a good phone, if a little laggy. Well, a lot laggy. That’s the reason I’m just waiting on my Nexus 6 to arrive, which should be any day now.
I’ll never buy another Samsung again.