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At this time you can request a sim unlock from T-Mobile and use on networks with a sim that have same network towers.
Q8: Can I flash a new recovery without rebooting my GNOTE 3?
Yes. Place the recovery.img on your sdcard root. Open a terminal emulator and type "su flash_image recovery /sdcard/xxx.img". (Note: The x's are the name of the recovery as some may hold a different name. If not on the sdcard root folder, specify the folder /sdcard/xxx/xxx.img!)
Q9: Will rooting my device void my warranty?
Yes. If you have a T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 it will void your warranty. If you have another variation in other countries, then you will need to check your Terms Of Service with your provider.
Q10: How do I use the Sideload function?
Install a recovery that has sideload functionality.Choose Sideload in recovery. Update the Android SDK to the newest version. Use the command " ADB Sideload (path to where the .zip you want to install is).
Q11: How do I get to the Developer options to enable Debug mode?
On your handset, click on menu>settings> General Tab > about device. Then scroll down to Build Number and keep tapping. It will give you messages like "5 more steps until you are a developer" Then it will open the developer option. Back out and click developer options and then USB Debugging.
Q12: I'm having a problem rooting with Odin. What is the easiest way?
If you are having issues, try updating your version of ODIN and also downloading the .tar file from an alternate source".
Q13: What is a "logcat" and how do I create one?
For setting up ADB see What is ADB (above) logcat allows us to log what the OS is doing, and possibly offer information if things are not working. its quite simple to create but may be difficult for most to understand. This is a tool a Developer may ask for in detecting issues your device may be encountering.
Q15: I have gps issues. Why can't I lock onto GPS?
Some roms have "time" issues with getting a gps lock. This is a known issue with all custom Roms.
Q16: How do I get the best out of my Rom?
Depending on what Rom you choose. Once you go to the "THEME" sections there are many more mods for your selected rom. Always try different Roms to fit your liking.
Q17: Titanium Backup ask if I would like to restore my original ID Code after I flash roms, what should I do.?
Do to the mass amount of custom roms, some internel phone setting get changed by default. You should always restore ID codes and native handset information when possible.
Q18: How loud is too loud?
That realistically is up to you. Rule of thumb, if your sounds is distorted, even the least bit, then lower the settings. Distortion is a warning sign, and prolonged use can damage your hardware.
Q19: I have about 4gb of data missing from internal storage I cannot find. Where is it?
Recovery uses a large amount of data for backups. TWRP saves by default, backups to the /sdcard/twrp or /sdcard/0/twrp directory. Make sure you delete old or unused backups.
Q20: I need to return my rooted phone for a replacement. Does returning to stock work?
Yes. Follow the instructions on the forum for unrooting and flash the Odin stock file. If you flash an earlier version, make sure to accept updates to get your phone back to factory. Knox 0x1 will affect rather your warranty will be honored
Q21: What is so different about the Galaxy Note 3 that should get me to upgrade from the Note 2?
I knew the answer to every question but one, so hey, I learned something. Namely, I had no idea that the "flash_image" util was so prevalent. I assumed it was a touchwiz-only thing, but I just checked and it's also present on my CyanogenMod 10.2 ROM as well. Doing a "flash_image recovery /sdcard/twrp_foo.img" is certainly easier than having to remember the correct partition to manually 'dd' to (though still not as easy as just using GooManager).
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