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By drakeymcmb, Account currently disabled on 30th January 2014, 12:02 AM
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Welcome to the note 3 forums. We welcome you as long as you do your job and search before making 1,000,000 new threads.

So,You just got your shiny new note 3 and dont know where to begin?

Well that's ok because, this is the all in one thread.

Lets begin

How do I Root?

That is the common question around here. Im going to simplify this.. Here you go

For 4.3

1.The best and safest way is this method by @evilpotatoman. It does require a little work but in return you do get root Here is the link for That,

2.Another method that is faster, but does not offer busybox with install, nor did it originate from XDA-forums is Here,

For 4.4 Or KitKat

You have to Go to My thread located


This does root KitKat and provides a custom ROM.

How Do I Install Custom Rom's

First What you should know is that our phone has a locked bootloader. This means that we can not boot kernels. But we still can flash custom rom's Thanks to @Hashcode

To install custom rom's on 4.3, Head over Here,

Another method That i originally created, but does not work as good as safestrap, could be found Here

If you are on KitKat, Then you could either install my KitKat rom or wait for safestrap to be updated.

What Do I Do If I Bricked My Phone? Or if it wont boot?

Well There are 2 methods to get you back to stock and running again.

To Restore back to Jellybean (4.3) Follow this Thread Here

To Restore back to KitKat (4.4.2) Follow this Thread Here

Why are Rom's Based off different Bases & Whats the difference?

A little basic intro

MJ5,MI9 & MI1 Are all 4.3 AT&T Bases

Ml2 Is an international 4.3 Base

MlG is a leaked AT&T 4.4.2 Base

Mj5 Is the latest 4.3 AT&T Base

Ml2 Is the latest international Base

The difference depends on what you need. Right now There are pro's and con's to all bases


-Fast Data speeds
-Better indoor Signal
-No Bluetooth internet tethering


-NO group messaging
-lower signal in areas
-slower data
-Does have Bluetooth internet tethering

Leaked Kitkat base (MIG)
-Extremely fast
-Newer modem with better signal & speeds
-Safestrap is not yet updated to work with kitkat (But you could still install my 4.4 ROM)

Why is my GPS Crappy and How do i fix it?

This issue is well known with our phone. The main reason is bad software coding.

To fix this issue Flash this fix made by me, in safestrap or manually push the files using root explorer.

4.3-Click Here

4.4-(Coming Soon)

What is "SafeStrap & Why do i have to use it?

Safestrap is our main method of flashing Rom's and could be found Here,

Always WIPE before flashing a new ROM or expect to receive errors. DON'T BE LAZY

Issues with safestrap

-Sometimes the storage is messed up and shows that you are using all your memory, when you really are not.If you use a different app to check, then you should see your real memory usage.

Where are all the kernels located?

Like i stated earlier, We don't have kernels yet, because of our locked bootloader

Where are all the Roms compatible with my phone?

All compatible and ready to install rom's could be found Here

There is currently NO AOSP,CM Based Rom's, So don't ask

What is KNOX and how does it effect me?

KNOX is basically made to **** us. But Samsung calls it security.
KNOX is removed from most custom Rom's. Knox does prevent root apps from working properly and should be removed asap.

How do I transfer My bookmarks from ROM to ROM?

Follow the guide i created Here

Im still working on a list of roms,and cool mods that are compatible with our phone. they will be located in the second post.Mods please sticky this thread
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Great information.
Thank you very much.
I have tried your KitKat 4.4.2. Glad to see it is rooted!
Now, it is easy to switch between MJ5 4.3 and MLG 4.4.2 through SafeStrap and Odin.
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Wow very nice! Hopefully this will prove helpful.

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I will send people here. Thanks man. Wish we could donate to you. I bet there is a bunch of people who would love to buy you some drinks or whatever your in to....Thanks again for being organized and detailed. You have your Sh** together and its great!!!
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Awesome work. Me personally Im waiting for SS to be updated but definitely keeping an eye out.

Im curious on one thing. When you discuss Knox and to 'remove it', would freezing this via TB server the same purpose? Also since youve had a go with 4.4, does Samsungs iteration of 4.4 still have the GPS issues or did they fix it? Just curious

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Guys where can I get the stock rom my N900A (Note 3 AT & T) now install version 4.4.2 filtered want to go back to stock!

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Read the first post!!

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Thank you love your rom and glad to see you are so involved in the community

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