so in advance, I'd like to say that there is no root yet before people start asking.
still won't stop them but hey, I tried.
Also if there is root, then it's going to be for international models such as(model numbers are not confirmed yet):
n970 n971 n975 n976 f/ds -exynos
n970 n971 n975 n976 n -exynos
n9700 n9710 n9750 n9760 -snapdragon
*North American snapdragon models will not have root before a very long time: (regardless of carriers, its all the same hardware/limitations)(*unless they decide to source some of devices from the internation family of SD devices like Sprint had from the s10 5g or even Exynos devices like it is rumored.)
n970 n971 n975 n976 u -snapdragon
n970 n971 n975 n976 u1 -snapdragon
n970 n971 n975 n976 w -snapdragon
North americian Snapdragon devices might never have a functional stock root exploit at all. (thus being described as the wrong phone for your rooting needs)
so again please dont ask about rooting( looking at you north Americans .... )
do yourselves and the rest of the xda community a favor and DONT BUY THE WRONG PHONE. Do your homework inbadvanced and get the appropriate model.
one might ask: "what's the wrong phone?"
the answer would be: its the one that isint going to be rootable for a very long time...(if ever).
so if you buy the wrong phone and wonder why no root then i dont know what to say anymore...apart from "you bought the wrong phone!"
for years and years now North American snapdragon devices have locked bootloaders that render them crippled when it comes to rooting.... that's if they ever get root. So this is ongoing and just because the note 10 is a new device, this dosen't change the fact that NA SD's bootloader are locked and are NOT unlockable.
Please also for the love of god read up about a device that is carrier unlocked. this means what it means. its not tied to be used on a single carrier. In now way or sense does this mean the bootloader is unlockable.
now for the pipe dreams:
down the line( can be months and months or even a year or never), NA snapdragon devices just might have an exploit workout for a bit. What this susualy means is that they either have a partial root or a full working root. Usually when a full root method is made available, you have to stay on a specific bootloader revision and never update the device again...or till the exploit is updated to match new firmware revision. this is often a cat and mouse situation and new security patches are likely to patch rhe exploit.so yeah.. talk about crippling a device.
so i wouldn't keep my hopes up if you plan in going all in on a N. american device and pray the android gods for root as it might never happen!( look at the note 9, there is a proof of concept/WIP but never has the stock note 9 firmware been rooted On NA devices yet ( we are about 1 month shy of a full year with absolutely 0 root) )
so again please dont come asking how to root your north american device when you start seeing the international version threads popping up about root guides, recoveries and roms.