Originally Posted by toastido
No. IIRC the s series had a built in secure element. The n3 does not. The sim is different if it's an isis sim.
If you were having issues with root/xposed it wouldn't even get that far in its checks.
Sent from my leanKernel 2.5.1 powered stock 4.4.2 (NE6) SM-N900T
I am actually using SM-N900A (ATT Version of Note-3) on T-Mobile, not sure if that is an issue.
my SIM has Purple ISIS wording on it and working fine on my S3, so i thought it must be phone.
I will get a new SIM today and report back how it goes. Appreciate your help.