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**Welcome to the Fox Den!**

This is a complete guide for flashing Unlocked Firmware, Carrier Firmware, and Carrier Switching for SM-N950U and SM-N950U1 (The guide can also be used for SM-N950W with appropriate files)

The firmware and files within this guide are hosted on various sites and I will try to keep updates available.
The steps in this guide require Samsung Drivers installed, adb setup, Odin & Odin (Prince Comsy), Download Mode, and Recovery Mode - Downloads are found below and are organized by guide used:

Before you proceed, I cannot be held liable for the damage or malfunction of your device using these files,
you proceed at your own risk and remove my liability by continuing to any portion of this thread! Flashing files from this thread will erase the internal storage so back up your files first!
***Note - Oreo releases on this thread will need to be flashed with New Odin3_v3.13.1 or Odin3_v3.13.1_3B_PatcheD - End Note***


!PLEASE BE SURE TO READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY AND SEARCH THE POSTS BEFORE ASKING QUESTIONS!

Prerequisites:
- Your Note 8 and PC ready to flash
- READ THE GUIDE YOU WISH TO FOLLOW!
- Remove Samsung Kies/Switch if installed on PC
- Download and extract all required files to convenient location, keeping all files organized, on PC
- Install Samsung Drivers if not installed
- Setup adb if not setup
- Edit the "UMS/PATCH" of Odin3.ini file for Odin and Modified Odins from "0" to "1" and save ("Ctrl S")
+Updated Odin Zips so are already edited so there is no confusion, but feel free to double check.-
- I started packaging firmware in individual .rar files to save space so you will have to extract them to flash them, else you will get error...

Downloads:
Carrier Switching: Steps in Post 2
***Note - If you have updated to the V3 Bootloader, N950USQU3BRA?, for any carrier,Prince Comsy's Odin is not blocked - End Note***
TOOLS:
Samsung USB
Platform-Tools (adb)
WinRAR

ODIN VERSIONS:
3.13.1 for use with Oreo:
Odin3_v3.13.1
Odin3_v3.13.1_3B_PatcheD

3.12 for use with Nougat:
Odin3_v3.12.7
Odin3_v3.12 (PrinceComsy)

Mega Cloud Drive Mirror
Odin3_v3.12.7 / _v3.12 (PrinceComsy)

ODIN FILES TO FLASH (Combination Firmware and XAC HOME_CSC):
*Match with your intended Firmware...For example, If your Firmware ends with "AQH7", download and flash files from "For use with AQH7" section, Latest versions are always on top*
For use with BRA5/6/8/9 Firmwares
COMBINATION_FA71_N950USQU3ARA3
HOME_CSC_OYV_N950WOYV3BRA5 - *This is Canadian XAC HOME_CSC and can be flashed in Prince Comsy's Odin*

For use with BQL1/2/5/A Firmwares
COMBINATION_FA71_N950USQU2AQL1
*Sorry no BQL2 XAC HOME_CSC, use 2AQK3 instead*
HOME_CSC_OYV_N950WVLS2BQK1 - *This is Canadian XAC HOME_CSC and can be flashed in Prince Comsy's Odin*

*Older Versions*

Flashing Carrier Firmware: Steps in Post 3
TOOLS:
Samsung USB
Platform-Tools (adb)
WinRAR

ODIN VERSIONS:
3.13.1 for use with Oreo:
Odin3_v3.13.1
Odin3_v3.13.1_3B_PatcheD

3.12 for use with Nougat:
Odin3_v3.12.7
Odin3_v3.12 (PrinceComsy)

Mega Cloud Drive Mirror
Odin3_v3.12.7 / _v3.12 (PrinceComsy)

ODIN FILES TO FLASH (Complete Carrier Firmware):
AT&T (ATT):
Oreo
N950USQU3CRC2

Nougat
N950USQU3BRA8 * Cannot be downgraded *
N950USQS2BQL5
Older Versions
Mirrors:

Sprint (SPR):
Oreo
N950USQU3CRC2

Nougat
N950USQU3BRB4
N950USQU3BRA6 * Cannot be downgraded *
N950USQS2BQL9
Older Versions
Mirrors:

Sprint (XAS):
N950USQU1AQH7
Mirrors:
SamMobile - N950USQU1AQH7
Updato - N950USQU1AQH7

T-Mobile (TMB):
Oreo
N950USQU3CRC2

Nougat
N950USQU3BRA9 * Cannot be downgraded *
N950USQU2BQLA
Older Versions
N950USQU2BQJA * Cannot be downgraded *
N950USQU1AQI5
N950USQU1AQH7
Mirrors:

U.S. Cellular (USC):
Oreo
N950USQU3CRC2

Nougat
N950USQU3BRA8 * Cannot be downgraded *
Older Versions

N950USQU2BQJA * Cannot be downgraded *
N950USQU1AQI9
N950USQU1AQH7
Mirrors:

Verizon (VZW):
Oreo
N950USQU3CRC2

Nougat
N950USQU3BRB1
N950USQU3BRA5 * Cannot be downgraded *
N950USQS2BQL5
Older Versions
N950USQS2BQK2 * Cannot be downgraded *
N950USQU1AQI5
N950USQU1AQH7
Mirrors:

Xfinity (CCT):
Oreo
N950USQU3CRC2

Nougat
N950USQU3BRA6 * Cannot be downgraded *
Older Versions
Mirrors:

Flashing Unlocked Firmware: Steps in Post 4
TOOLS:
Samsung USB
Platform-Tools (adb)
WinRAR

ODIN VERSIONS:
3.13.1 for use with Oreo:
Odin3_v3.13.1
Odin3_v3.13.1_3B_PatcheD

3.12 for use with Nougat:
Odin3_v3.12.7
Odin3_v3.12 (PrinceComsy)

Mega Cloud Drive Mirror
Odin3_v3.12.7 / _v3.12 (PrinceComsy)

ODIN FILES TO FLASH (Unlocked Non-Carrier Firmware):
Unlocked XAA
*Any carrier can flash this version because your SIM and device CSC code will setup proper carrier info, but you can look below for the specific carrier branded version if you choose*
Oreo
N950U1UEU3CRC1

Nougat
N950U1UEU3BRA5 * Cannot be downgraded *
N950U1UEU2BQL2
Older Versions
N950U1UEU2BQK1 * Cannot be downgraded *
N950U1UEU1AQI5
N950U1UEU1AQH9

Mirrors
LMMT - N950U1UEU3CRC1

"Unlocked" Carrier Specific Links:
*CARRIER branded XAA Firmwares (Not Carrier Stock...located in Flashing Carrier)...little to no bloat*
*Same as XAA unlocked just with Carrier Settings and some Carrier files already added (not the same as full carrier firmware though)*
*Updato links and SamMobile links are mirrors of each other and are posted just to give you an option*
Updato:
(ACG) CSpire - N950U1UEU1AQI5/BQK1/BQL2
(AIO) Anritsu - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(ATT) AT&T - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(BST) Boost Mobile - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(CCT) Xfinity - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(LRA) Bluegrass Cellular - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2
(SPR) Sprint - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(TFN) Tracfone - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(TMK) MetroPCS - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(TMB) T-Mobile - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(USC) US Cellular - N950U1UEU1AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(VMU) Virgin Mobile - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(VZW) Verizon - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(XAA) Stock Universal - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(XAS) Sprint Non-Branded - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5

SamMobile:
(ACG) CSpire - N950U1UEU1AQI5/BQK1/BQL2
(AIO) Anritsu - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(ATT) AT&T - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(BST) Boost Mobile - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(CCT) Xfinity - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(LRA) Bluegrass Cellular - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2
(SPR) Sprint - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(TFN) Tracfone - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(TMK) MetroPCS - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(TMB) T-Mobile - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(USC) US Cellular - N950U1UEU1AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(VMU) Virgin Mobile - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(VZW) Verizon - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(XAA) Stock Universal - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5
(XAS) Sprint Non-Branded - N950U1UEU1AQH9/AQI5/BQK1/BQL2/BRA5


** Special Thanks **
- @Mike15678 - Guide Template
- @chrisusa96 - Testing/Contributing
- @TonkaToy87 -Testing/Contributing
- @leprkon - Hosting Combo/Contributing
- @realbbb - Odin3_v3.13.1_3B_PatcheD
* Other Thanks *
- @Team DevDigitel - Hosting Sprint Firmware
- @torreon901 - Hosting T-Mobile Firmware
- @norbarb - Hosting AT&T Firmware
- @Jammol - Hosting Xfinity Firmware
- @LMMT - Hosting XAA Firmware
...more coming...

Other Links
*Culpeo ROM*
*Fennec ROM*
*SM-N950U1 XAA Stock Recovery Guide*
*Edit APN Settings & Native HotSpot Guide*
*SM-N950U/U1 Factory Binary, Combination Firmware*
*S Note & Working Action Memo*
*Free SIM Unlock Service by: @instrumentaly*
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Switching Carrier:
Disclaimer - Switching Carrier will not carrier unlock your device. For carrier unlock, call carrier or pay for unlock service.
***Note - If you have updated to the V3 Bootloader, N950USQU3BRA?, for any carrier, Prince Comsy's Odin is not blocked - End Note***

Note - This guide uses adb, regular Odin, Prince Comsy's Odin, Canadian XAC Home_CSC, and Factory Binary.
Download Firmwares that match your intended carrier's product code, ATT, CCT, SPR, TMB, USC, VZW, XAA, or XAS.
Make note that Firmwares based on SM-N950U1 are Unlocked Firmwares and do not contain carrier files even though they have carrier code. For Carrier versions, download SM-N950U Firmwares.
Some carrier features may not work on different carrier devices without modifications or having IMEI added to intended carrier's whitelist.

**Note: This will NOT change the CSC Product Code of the device, it only allows you to change carrier Firmware effectively...for instance, XXX/XXX/SPR**
Match Binary version to your Firmware Version as older binaries do not work with newer firmware..

If you are just flashing Carrier Firmware on SM-N950U1, skip to Flashing Carrier guide. If you are just flashing Unlocked Firmware on SM-N950U, skip to Flashing Unlocked guide.

*Downloads are in OP*
Steps:
Step 1 - Turn OFF your Galaxy Note 8.
Step 2 - Press and hold the Volume Down + Bixby + Power Buttons.
Step 3 - After the Samsung logo, you will see a screen with a warning sign. Proceed ahead by pressing the Volume Up button.
You are in the Download Mode. If you want to get out of it, simply hold the Volume Up and Power buttons for a few seconds (around 10 sec.) and your phone will reboot normally.
Step 4 – Navigate to extracted Regular Odin folder and right click on the .exe, select Run as administrator.
Step 5 – Connect your device via USB, Odin output should read "Added!!".
Step 6 – Add extracted Factory Binary file (COMBINATION file that matches your firmware, if you have updated to the latest then you need the latest) in the Odin section labeled AP by clicking AP in Odin and selecting COMBINATION file.
Step 7 – Ensure that only “Auto Reboot" and "F. Reset Time" are selected under the options tab.
Step 8 – Click log tab and then click the Start button on the bottom right.
Step 9 – Output should be shown in the log, take a break for a few….
Step 10 – If the flash is successful, the top left box will become green and will read PASS.
Leave your phone connected and let your it reboot into the Factory Binary homescreen..*IT WILL BE ERASED*.
If Factory Binary homescreen does not load or device is stuck on Boot, power off device with Volume Down + Power Button and boot into Revovery, Volume Up + Bixby + Power buttons and perform a Factory reset.
***It is best to perform a factory reset anyways***
Then choose Reboot device.
Step 11 - Navigate to extracted adb folder (platform-tools) and Shift+Right click on any blank space in file explorer with that folder open and select "Open command window here".
If the option is missing search for cmd via Windows Start Button or Cortana search and Right-Click the cmd.exe and select Run as administrator.
Step 12 - Type in:
Code:
adb reboot bootloader
Step 13 - Leave ADB open, your device will reboot into download mode and stay connected to adb.
Step 14 - Navigate to extracted Odin (Prince Comsy's) folder and right click on the .exe, select Run as administrator.
Step 15 - Odin output should read "Added!!".
Step 16 - Add extracted Canadian HOME_CSC file in the Odin section labled CSC by clicking CSC in Odin and selecting XAC_HOME_CSC file.
Step 17 - Ensure that only “Auto Reboot" and "F. Reset Time" are selected under the options tab.
Step 18 - Click log tab and then click the Start button on the bottom right.
Step 19 - Output should be shown in the log, should be quick.
Step 20 - If the flash is successful, the top left box will become green and will read PASS.
Step 21 - Once your phone reboots, you will see an "IME" button on the bottom of 'factory binary homescreen'.
Step 22 - Select the "IME" button and dial:
Code:
*#243203855#
Step 23 - After menu pops up, Scroll down until you find an "XAC" option. Select "XAC" and then select "Install".
Step 24 - Your phone will reboot. Once it reaches the 'Factory Binary homescreen', go back to command prompt on your computer and type in:
Code:
adb shell
Step 25 - In the cmd window type the following exactly, with XXX being replaced by intended CSC "code" below:
Code:
echo "XXX" > /efs/imei/mps_code.dat
Choose one of these CSC "codes" to replace XXX in the info above:
ACG - C Spire
AIO - Cricket
ATT - AT&T
BST - Boost
CCT - Xfinity
SPR - Sprint
TFN - Tracfone
TMB - T-Mobile
TMK - MetroPCS
USC - US Cellular
VMU - Virgin Mobile
VZW - Verizon
XAS - Sprint
XAA - US Unlocked
Step 26 - In the cmd window, type in:
Code:
exit
Step 27 - In the cmd window, type in:
Code:
adb reboot bootloader
Step 28 - Flash your desired Firmware by following the "Flashing Carrier Firmware" or "Flashing Unlocked Firmware" guides below.
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Flashing Carrier Firmware:
Disclaimer - Flashing different Carrier Firmwares will not switch carrier.
***Note - Using Prince Comsy's Odin is not blocked - End Note***

Note - If you are flashing Carrier Firmware from Unlocked Firmware you can use regular Odin.
Download and flash SM-N950U Firmwares that match your carrier's product code, ATT, CCT, SPR, TMB, USC, VZW or XAS.
Firmwares based on SM-N950U1 are Unlocked Firmwares and do not contain carrier files even though they have carrier code.
Some carrier features may not work on Unlocked devices flashed to carrier Firmware without modifications or having IMEI added to carrier's whitelist.

*Downloads are in OP*
Steps:
Step 1 - Turn OFF your Galaxy Note 8.
Step 2 - Press and hold the Volume Down + Bixby + Power Buttons.
Step 3 - After the Samsung logo, you will see a screen with a warning sign. Proceed ahead by pressing the Volume Up button.
You are in the Download Mode. If you want to get out of it, simply hold the Volume Up and Power buttons for a few seconds (around 10 sec.) and your phone will reboot normally.
Step 4 – Navigate to extracted Odin folder and right click on the .exe, select Run as administrator.
Step 5 – Connect your device via USB, Odin output should read "Added!!".
Step 6 – Add extracted firmware files (your carrier version, ATT, CCT, SPR, USC, or VZW) in the Odin sections appropriately, BL for BL, AP for AP, CP for CP, CSC for CSC (not HOME_CSC), and UMS for USERDATA.
Step 7 – Ensure that only “Auto Reboot" and "F. Reset Time" are selected under the options tab.
Step 8 – Click log tab and then click the Start button on the bottom right.
Step 9 – Output should be shown in the log, take a break for a few….
Step 10 – If the flash is successful, the top left box will become green and will read PASS.

Your Device can be disconnected..*IT WILL BE ERASED*.

Errors - Failed, SHA256? - Try again after editing config file for UMS/patch from 0 to 1 for USERDATA to write as well as using Prince Comsy's Odin. If it keeps failing, re-download Firmware and try again. You may also need to boot to Recovery and perform Factory Reset before trying again.

**If any functions or system apps seem glitchy, you may benefit from a factory reset**
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Flashing Unlocked Firmware:
Disclaimer - Flashing Unlocked Firmwares will not unlock your device.
***Note - Using Prince Comsy's Odin is not blocked - End Note***

Note - If you are flashing Unlocked Firmware from Carrier Firmware you must use Prince Comsy Odin otherwise, use regular Odin.
All SM-N950U1 Firmwares are unlocked and you may have better connectivity by flashing your carrier's, ATT, CCT, SPR, TMB, USC, or VZW, version of Unlocked Firmware.
XAA is Factory Unlocked Firmware and will work on all US carriers.
Some carrier features may not work on Unlocked Firmware without modifications.

*Downloads are in OP*
Steps:
Step 1 - Turn OFF your Galaxy Note 8.
Step 2 - Press and hold the Volume Down + Bixby + Power Buttons.
Step 3 - After the Samsung logo, you will see a screen with a warning sign. Proceed ahead by pressing the Volume Up button.
You are in the Download Mode. If you want to get out of it, simply hold the Volume Up and Power buttons for a few seconds (around 10 sec.) and your phone will reboot normally.
Step 4 – Navigate to extracted Odin or Prince Comsy Odin folder and right click on the .exe, select Run as administrator.
Step 5 – Connect your device via USB, Odin output should read "Added!!".
Step 6 – Add extracted firmware files (your carrier version of Unlocked or XAA) in the Odin sections appropriately, BL for BL, AP for AP, CP for CP, CSC for CSC (not HOME_CSC).
Step 7 – Ensure that only “Auto Reboot" and "F. Reset Time" are selected under the options tab.
Step 8 – Click log tab and then click the Start button on the bottom right.
Step 9 – Output should be shown in the log, take a break for a few….
Step 10 – If the flash is successful, the top left box will become green and will read PASS.

Your Device can be disconnected..*IT WILL BE ERASED*.

Errors - Failed, SHA256? - Try again after editing config file for UMS/patch from 0 to 1 for USERDATA to write as well as using Prince Comsy's Odin. If it keeps failing, re-download Firmware and try again. You may also need to boot to Recovery and perform Factory Reset before trying again.

*If you are going to proceed to flash carrier CSC and USERDATA files for carrier functions, please make sure that they are from the appropriate SM-N950U carrier before proceeding...*


**If any functions or system apps seem glitchy, you may benefit from a factory reset**
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So with this method, could I unlock my AT&T Galaxy note 8 and install the unlocked firmware, thus allowing me to install twrp and custom ROMS?
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So with this method, could I unlock my AT&T Galaxy note 8 and install the unlocked firmware, thus allowing me to install twrp and custom ROMS?

This will NOT unlock your device...for that you need to call your carrier or pay for unlock service.

You can flash unlocked firmware on any U.S. snapdragon device even if it is carrier locked.

To root your device go to: https://forum.xda-developers.com/gal...note8-t3685340

This does not unlock bootloader though, so no TWRP. You can, however use flashify from the app store to make recoveries, flash mods, and ROMs (once available)

You can also use this guide to switch carriers if you wish...

Note: if you root, you can change csc without this method to change carriers
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Flashing Unlocked Firmware:
Disclaimer - Flashing Unlocked Firmwares will not unlock your device.
Note - If you are flashing Unlocked Firmware from Carrier Firmware you must use Prince Comsy Odin otherwise, use regular Odin.

All SM-N950U1 Firmwares are unlocked and you may have better connectivity by flashing your carrier's, ATT, CCT, SPR, TMB, USC, or VZW, version of Unlocked Firmware.
XAA is Factory Unlocked Firmware and will work on all US carriers.
Some carrier features may not work on Unlocked Firmware without modifications.

*Downloads are in OP*
Steps:
Step 1 - Turn OFF your Galaxy Note 8.
Step 2 - Press and hold the Volume Down + Bixby + Power Buttons.
Step 3 - After the Samsung logo, you will see a screen with a warning sign. Proceed ahead by pressing the Volume Up button.
You are in the Download Mode. If you want to get out of it, simply hold the Volume Up and Power buttons for a few seconds (around 10 sec.) and your phone will reboot normally.
Step 4 – Navigate to extracted Odin or Prince Comsy Odin folder and right click on the .exe, select Run as administrator.
Step 5 – Connect your device via USB, Odin output should read "Added!!".
Step 6 – Add extracted firmware files (your carrier version of Unlocked or XAA) in the Odin sections appropriately, BL for BL, AP for AP, CP for CP, CSC for CSC (not HOME_CSC).
Step 7 – Ensure that only “Auto Reboot" and "F. Reset Time" are selected under the options tab.
Step 8 – Click log tab and then click the Start button on the bottom right.
Step 9 – Output should be shown in the log, take a break for a few….
Step 10 – If the flash is successful, the top left box will become green and will read PASS.

Your Device can be disconnected..*IT WILL BE ERASED*.

Errors - Failed, SHA256? - Try again after editing config file for UMS/patch from 0 to 1 for USERDATA to write as well as using Prince Comsy's Odin. If it keeps failing, re-download Firmware and try again. You may also need to boot to Recovery and perform Factory Reset before trying again.

**If any functions or system apps seem glitchy, you may benefit from a factory reset**

great guide bro !

you missed to write that the last CSC value can't be changed without root because is hard written in EFS config, es:

if you bought a TMO Note 8 ( for example ) and you want carrier switch to Unlocked Firmware following this guide you always have a device like this in "About Phone" :

XAA/XAA/TMB and never XAA/XAA/XAA

For sure the last third CSC code value is not relevant because it only specify which is the original Vendor and it doesn't impact at all in any aspect of new installed firmware
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Originally Posted by wolfgart

great guide bro !

you missed to write that the last CSC value can't be changed without root because is hard written in EFS config, es:

if you bought a TMO Note 8 and you want carrier switch to Unlocked Firmware following this guide you always have a device like this in "About Phone" :

XAA/XAA/TMB and never XAA/XAA/XAA

For sure the last CSC code is not relevant because it only specify which is the original Vendor and it doesn't impact in any aspect of new installed firmware

Right the last code requires root...but this guide is for changing carrier...for instance, if you attempt to install Verizon Firmware on T-MOBILE you will still have T-Mobile bloat...this changes T-Mobile csc to (for example) To Verizon so you can flash Verizon and have Verizon bloat...I will update to include that it does not change the device csc....thank you...

There is a root method on S8+ for doing this though, I may add it later in a new thread...but for our device...of course our root may not allow it...
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I nave an N9500 (Snapdragon). Can I use these files to load AT&T Firmware? What is really the benefit of that?
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I nave an N9500 (Snapdragon). Can I use these files to load AT&T Firmware? What is really the benefit of that?

I am not sure...have you checked the S8 and S8+...they have had their devices longer...and might have discussed the same
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Worked like a charm! Switched the phone from Verizon to TMO. I encountered one hiccup, but that was easily remedied. I got the '$ADB_VENDOR_KEYS is not set' error when I tried sending the reboot command through adb. I fixed this by deleting the adbkey and adbkey.pub files from in Users/YourSystemName/.android and then generating a new set of keys using
Code:
adb keygen C:\Users\YourSystemName\adbkey
and placing the newly generated keypair in the .android folder. You can try generating the keys in the .android folder directly, but I had some trouble with that (something about access and permission). Once you do this, try
Code:
adb reboot bootloader
again and it should work!
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