Originally Posted by poetikgeek
I bought a samsung galaxy 4 from metropcs and i would like to flash it over so i can upgrade it 4.3 and just have my way with my device, but i do not want to mess it up. So i would like to know if sgh-m919n is the same as sgh-m919 and if so is there any way i can root my phone?
Thanks in advance
They are practically the same.
Physically they are almost identical except metro doesn't have any carrier branding on the outside (a plus). T-mobile is on MDL firmware and Metro is on MF2, which are similar but not identical.
Most 4.2.2 roms have most of what 4.3 offers and even 4.4 in some cases. Although with tmo finally updating to 4.3 next week, I'm assuming most roms will be updated shortly.
While there is always a chance for problems, rooting/flashing roms is fairly easy if you take the time to read/watch a video or two. Chainfire jokes that it should only take 30 seconds to root a device with his method and he isn't exaggerating, but doesn't mean you should rush.
Here is a run down of how I rooted and sim unlocked my 2 metro S4s. Both running on Hyperdrive rom with faux123's kernel.