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[GUIDE][HOW TO][N900W8]Canadian Note 3 - KitKat 4.4.2 ROM with WIFI/BT/NFC Fix

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17th January 2014, 08:00 PM   |  #1  
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*MEXICAN USERS, PLEASE SKIP TO PART 4*

The following is for Canadian Note 3 users - model number N900W8. Please do not attempt the following on ANY other device (including the N900T). I am not responsible for your phone or any damages, so perform at your own risk.

[PART ONE - UPGRADE FROM 4.3 TO 4.4.2 STOCK]

1. Download the following Stock TelCel (Mexican) 4.4.2 files.
http://pc.cd/7kH (AP - System)
http://pc.cd/gXH (BL - Bootloader)
http://pc.cd/K7H (PIT - Repartition)
2. Download the following Canadian modem and CSC.
http://fs1.androidfilesharing.com/d0ed8bf1a29d2c01 (CP - Modem)
http://fs1.androidfilesharing.com/6cb078fbe8a64316 (CSC - Carrier Specific Code)
3. Download Odin 3.09.
http://fs1.androidfilesharing.com/7625af2fbef08abc
4. Backup important files to your computer and boot into download mode (hold HOME+VOLUME DOWN during boot).

5. Plug the phone into your computer, preferably with the cable that came with the phone.

6. Open Odin 3.09 and load the 5 files you just downloaded into their corresponding spots.

7. UNCHECK Re-Partition. Make sure Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time are CHECKED.
http://i.imgur.com/f5vVc5h.jpg
8. Click start and wait for it to finish.

*Notes*
-This will factory reset your device.
-There has been some controversy over whether to leave Re-Partition checked or unchecked. Try unchecked first, then checked if it doesn't boot up.
-If you are having problems, try booting into recovery (hold HOME+VOLUME UP during boot) and factory resetting your device and restarting.
-If you boot and find bloatware from a different carrier or something isn't working, open the dialer and type *#272*YOURIMEI# and change your CSC to the appropriate carrier. This will factory reset your phone.
-We have the ability to revert back to 4.3 (flashing stock 4.3 rom in Odin), but the method isn't concrete. You should be ready to stay on 4.4.2 if you are going to flash it.
-If you are having issues writing to the SD Card, take a look at this thread - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2617921

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[PART TWO - ROOT AND CUSTOM RECOVERY]

1. Download Chainfire's CF-Auto-Root file.
http://download.chainfire.eu/352/CF-...xx-smn9005.zip
2. Load into Odin 3.09's AP section and flash in download mode.

3. Download BigBiff's N900W8 TWRP recovery OR Chenglu's CWM recovery.
TWRP - http://techerrata.com/bigbiff/hltecan-recovery.img.tar
CWM - http://d-h.st/users/xiaolu/?fld_id=31963
4. Load into Odin 3.09's AP section and flash in download mode.

*Notes*
-Assume this will trip Knox warranty to 0x1. Some users have reported otherwise, but just be ready for it.

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[PART THREE - CUSTOM 4.4.2 ROM AND KERNEL + WIFI/NFC FIX]

1. Download your favourite custom 4.4.2 rom from the N9005 forums.

2. Download custom (N900T) 4.4.2 kernel.
Custom (CivZ) - http://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=12054
Custom (Wootever) - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2581888
3. Download the WIFI/NFC fix (NB7 Source)
https://mega.co.nz/#!V9ZRFZRB!PCIKg4...PuC-iTJeXJNSnc
4. Place files on SD card. Some roms are known to wipe your internal storage.

5. Boot into TWRP Recovery and wipe system, data, cache, and dalvik cache.

6. Install custom rom, kernel, and WIFI/NFC fix, then reboot.

*Notes*
-A custom rom alone will break WIFI and NFC, follow these instructions to install a custom rom and fix connectivity.
-The stock kernel caused connectivity issues on custom roms, use CivZ's custom kernel

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[PART FOUR - MEXICAN USERS]

1. Complete PART ONE using these files instead of the ones above.
http://pc.cd/7kH (AP - System)
http://pc.cd/gXH (BL - Bootloader)
http://pc.cd/dXH (CP - Modem)
http://pc.cd/K7H (PIT - Repartition)
http://pc.cd/97H (CSC - Carrier Specific Code)
2. Complete PART TWO of this post. (Root and install TWRP)

3. Make a full nandroid backup via TWRP

4. Complete PART THREE of this post (custom rom, kernel, and fix).

5. To fix connectivity, boot into recovery and restore ONLY the EFS files and the modem from the nandroid you made and reboot.

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Who should you thank?

@kirabyte - Original TelCel N900W8 4.4.2 base and links
@Chainfire - Root
@bigbiff - TWRP
@Chenglu - CWM
@civato - Custom Kernel
@Wootever - Custom Kernel
@miscom - Flashable fix base
@turilo - Help with WIFI fix and testing
@mixxy - Help with NFC fix and testing
@xBlackDroid - Signal fix method for Mexican variant

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Last but not least, PLEASE read the thread in its entirety before you ask any questions.

Thank you! Good luck and happy flashing.
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Originally Posted by Oogar

Thought this should branch off into its own thread.

I've managed to successfully install 4.4.2 onto my Rogers Note 3. I extracted the modem and CSC from the latest Rogers 4.3 and flashed with Odin 3.09 along with TelCel (Mexican) files below.

Use the PIT, BL, and AP from this website --> http://androidmx.net/2014/01/actuali...-kitkat-4-4-2/
Use the CP and CSC from here --> https://www.mediafire.com/?5ww5zzb2s501njt

There is a little bit of controversy on this...but I did NOT have re-partition checked in Odin. I would try having it unchecked first, and play around after if you have issues.

Rooted with --> http://download.chainfire.eu/352/CF-...xx-smn9005.zip
Flash in Odin 3.09 using AP.

Happy flashing!

And what kernel was used to accomplish this? And have you tried to go back to 4.3 with this procedure?
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And what kernel was used to accomplish this? And have you tried to go back to 4.3 with this procedure?

Stock kernel, Mexican and Canadian variants are both N900W8.

I was able to flash back to stock 4.3 with Odin a couple times last night. I will do it one more time and confirm with you though.
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Stock kernel, Mexican and Canadian variants are both N900W8.

I was able to flash back to stock 4.3 with Odin a couple times last night. I will do it one more time and confirm with you though.

I am impressed, nice work. So stock kernel, and you for sure can go back to 4.3? I believe you, but, wow. Try once more please, as this could and can be bad if it has not been tested. Thank you sir for you work and info.
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I am impressed, nice work. So stock kernel, and you for sure can go back to 4.3? I believe you, but, wow. Try once more please, as this could and can be bad if it has not been tested. Thank you sir for you work and info.

Just successfully flashed back to stock Rogers 4.3.

Flashed stock via odin, first boot was hanging so I factory reset in recovery. Works fine now.
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this is probably more wishful thinking than any real hope of it having happened yet - but I have to join the hordes to ask the one question - has anyone flashed on TMOBILE Sucessfully yet? (Intellectually I am sure I know the answer - but I feel compelled to ask the question just the same)..
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=543

Here's how a Canadian user got his to work for more proof. You folks are so lucky & im so jealous! Key thing that he did was check re-partition
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=543

Here's how a Canadian user got his to work for more proof. You folks are so lucky & im so jealous! Key thing that he did was check re-partition

Yeah I saw this as well. I had it not work with re-partition checked, and it's worked every time since then with re-partition unchecked. Not sure what the implication of this is yet.
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Originally Posted by Oogar

Thought this should branch off into its own thread.

I've managed to successfully install 4.4.2 onto my Rogers Note 3. I extracted the modem and CSC from the latest Rogers 4.3 and flashed with Odin 3.09 along with TelCel (Mexican) 4.4.2 files below.

Use the PIT, BL, and AP from this website --> http://androidmx.net/2014/01/actuali...-kitkat-4-4-2/
Use Rogers Modem (CP) --> http://www.mediafire.com/download/1o...dem%20(CP).tar
Use Canadian Multi CSC-->http://www.mediafire.com/download/xn...ulti%20CSC.tar (change CSC - Open dialer --> *#272*YOURIMEI# --> will factory reset)

There is a little bit of controversy on this...but I did NOT have re-partition checked in Odin.

Rooted with --> http://download.chainfire.eu/352/CF-...xx-smn9005.zip
Flash in Odin 3.09 using AP.

Turn off Reactivation Lock.
CWM Recovery --> http://d-h.st/users/xiaolu/?fld_id=31400
Flash in Odin 3.09 using AP.

Happy flashing!

Edit: Should note that both Canadian and Mexican variants are N900W8.

Edit 2: I flashed my sisters Note 3 with this method. Re-partition unchecked, worked perfectly. It was running stock 4.3.

Should this work with the tmobile n900t if I use the latest tmobile modem and csc with the methods outlined in your post?

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