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I've already bought a galaxy Note 3 n9006 from China and a day after it I came back to my country, but unfortunately I found it can not work with any Google applications and it can not add Google account and this is a very big problem for me, also it do not have any languages except English , Korean and Chinese. Can anybody help me? what should I do?
 
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Hi,
I've already bought a galaxy Note 3 n9006 from China and a day after it I came back to my country, but unfortunately I found it can not work with any Google applications and it can not add Google account and this is a very big problem for me, also it do not have any languages except English , Korean and Chinese. Can anybody help me? what should I do?
You will need to go through the process of learning how to root and unlock the phone. I hope there will be enough support or assistance for you on this site and that it being an N9006 won't be too problematic.

I am in China, but went out of my way to avoid the N9002, N9006, N9008 or any other variant they are selling here. I get my hands on the N9005 in a few days, so time will tell if it actually bloody works or not in China. It wouldn't surprise me to find that we are stuck in the same same boat on different shores...

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You will need to go through the process of learning how to root and unlock the phone. I hope there will be enough support or assistance for you on this site and that it being an N9006 won't be too problematic.

I am in China, but went out of my way to avoid the N9002, N9006, N9008 or any other variant they are selling here. I get my hands on the N9005 in a few days, so time will tell if it actually bloody works or not in China. It wouldn't surprise me to find that we are stuck in the same same boat on different shores...
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Hi,
I've already bought a galaxy Note 3 n9006 from China and a day after it I came back to my country, but unfortunately I found it can not work with any Google applications and it can not add Google account and this is a very big problem for me, also it do not have any languages except English , Korean and Chinese. Can anybody help me? what should I do?
Actually the process looks like it might be easy enough for us:

http://techbeasts.com/2013/09/27/how...rsions-guide/#

Describes the way to do it.

Then you'll probably need to stick the most recent GAPPS on it, if it isn't already on it.



Good luck and have fun getting through the nervousness of rooting your first (I presume) device.

Cheers.
 
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Hi there - I'm living in Shanghai and just found this thread. I bought the sm-n9006 today and was excited until I started reading about region locking and non-LTE versions,etc.

This is my first Android device so I'm super new but the bloatware on this thing is annoying! I wanted to remove this stuff and get some Google apps installed but I can't even find the Google play app to get started.

I'm concerned that because it's the mainland china version that this is going to be a bigger pain than it's worth. Should I wait a few months and have a family member buy a US model? Any other reasons to stay clear of this china model?

Is rooting the device a must if I want to get full access to apps, etc.?

Also, it seems this model does not have LTE. Is that correct? I ravel/stay in the US over summer holidays. Any help/advice is greatly appreciated!
 
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Hi there - I'm living in Shanghai and just found this thread. I bought the sm-n9006 today and was excited until I started reading about region locking and non-LTE versions,etc.

This is my first Android device so I'm super new but the bloatware on this thing is annoying! I wanted to remove this stuff and get some Google apps installed but I can't even find the Google play app to get started.

I'm concerned that because it's the mainland china version that this is going to be a bigger pain than it's worth. Should I wait a few months and have a family member buy a US model? Any other reasons to stay clear of this china model?

Is rooting the device a must if I want to get full access to apps, etc.?

Also, it seems this model does not have LTE. Is that correct? I ravel/stay in the US over summer holidays. Any help/advice is greatly appreciated!
The bloatware won't be your main problem, it will be no access to google apps. I wouldn't worry about no LTE, you probably won't notice.

Importantly for Laowai, rooting is necessary, unless you are fluent in chinese, and can therefore use the Chinese markets and apps.

There are quite a few places online to find out how to unlock and root your device - this forum/link above/galaxynote3root.com/etc. I think you'll need about three to four hours of uninterrupted time (as a beginner), a pc (I've used a mac and it is annoying), fast-ish internet speed (to dowload the files), maybe a vpn to look at You tube clips that exemplify (eg, gfwvpn.com is handy and easy to install on both your computer and device), and only a small amount intellect.

You go through the process as above link or elsewhere, and then flash on an updated GAPPS zip if it isn't on the stuff you downloaded.

People here and elsewhere have really made it simple compared to when I first did mine (or maybe I have a little more knowledge). I'm only really just getting the hang of it all now and find it really enjoyable part of Android experience. Actually, just fell in love again with my S3 using CM... Wondering why I am going back to touch wiz, actually...

I'll know on Monday if it was the right choice for me after a day with the new giant phone.

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Thanks for the post and information, I am new to android so it looks like I'll have to start doing my research. I am not fluent but certainly advanced so perhaps there are some Chinese options though I assume it'd be a better experience if I had it rooted instead.

Are you in SH by chance? I'd treat you to a coffee or something here in Pudong if so while you tutor me haha.

Thanks again for your help.
 
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Thanks for the post and information, I am new to android so it looks like I'll have to start doing my research. I am not fluent but certainly advanced so perhaps there are some Chinese options though I assume it'd be a better experience if I had it rooted instead.

Are you in SH by chance? I'd treat you to a coffee or something here in Pudong if so while you tutor me haha.

Thanks again for your help.
Sorry, mate. I'm BJ ren. I'm certain you'd be able to find someone in Shanghai who can root an Andoid device with that offer though.

Good luck.
 
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Hah, no problem. I love BJ but our work is in SH for now. If the air quality would get better up north I'd be pushing to move to BJ.
 
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Question SM-N9006 More than root needed?

I have the same SM-N9006 purchased in China and now back in the USA. Most of the Chinese in the phone was converted to English through the normal settings. The problem is the Apps... they are all Chinese and need to be replaced with English versions. The current ROM blocks all access to the Google Play Store, even if it is side loaded, it is forcibly closed when opened.

Would it not be better to re-ROM the phone with a Samsung stock ROM that will work with the N9006 hardware? Is there such a ROM?

Please be specific on the steps (not the how to's) that need to be taken to use the N9006 in the USA with the Play Store Apps.

Much Thanks in advance, I'm also a newbie on a learning curve.
 
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Lightbulb Support for Safe Rooting ( non-Warranty Voiding )

Just as a side note guys,

@designgears & @Chainfire have developed a warranty safe root for other versions of our phone already.

For all of you who already know about the problem with KNOX and voiding your warranty once you root your phone join me on these posts to get us freed from all the worry

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...79952&page=151

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2487916
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I just got this Note 3 SM-N9006, I think mine is rooted that it has everything as if it's normal Note 3 in the US. But I note that it does not show that it connects using 4G/LTE. Does it have 4G/LTE, air command, etc ... capabilities to turn on somehow?
Is there an app that display what really inside your note, I mean the actual hardware of the phone?
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