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[HOWTO] Root + TWRP Galaxy Note 3 all SM-N900W8 models

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By AllGamer, Retired Forum Moderator on 5th October 2013, 09:42 PM
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WARNING! rooting your phone can void your warranty, do so at your own risk.

NOTE: These instructions below assumes you have a brand new phone just out of the box, all settings on default. If the default settings have been altered, please make sure you have the Ractivation Lock turned off in settings/Security or you will get a FAIL! message in Odin. (Thanks to Girn for pointing that out)

Download Kies (for the Drivers) from here http://www.samsung.com/ca/support/model/SM-N900WZKEBWA
If you don't use Kies just uninstall it as soon as the Kies install is complete.
During Kies uninstall it'll ask you if you want to keep the drivers, say yes to keep drivers.

Very Important! for Chainfire's rooting method to work, you must flash this tar via Odin, before you flash TWRP recovery, else it might Fail!

Download Chainfire's package from post #3
Select the file for the SM-N900W8 Canadian version, it includes the Odin and the Tar file to root your Notes 3.
Follow the flashing instructions from Chainfire's post #2

Quick Root Steps:
- (USB) Disconnect your phone from your computer
- Start Odin3-vX.X.exe
- Click the PDA button, and select CF-Auto-Root-....tar.md5
- Put your phone in download mode (turn off phone, then hold VolDown+Home+Power to boot - if it asks you to press a button to continue, press the listed button, or run adb reboot download command)
- (USB) Connect the phone to your computer
- Make sure Repartition is NOT checked
- Click the Start button
- Wait for Android to boot (like 5 seconds)
- Done

Important! make sure you Download TWRP version 2.6.3.2 (or newer) for hltecan models from http://goo.im/devs/OpenRecovery/hltecan

Quick TWRP Steps:
- (USB) Disconnect your phone from your computer
- Start Odin3-vX.X.exe
- Click the PDA button, and select openrecovery-twrp-vX.X.x.x-hltecan.tar
- Put your phone in download mode (turn off phone, then hold VolDown+Home+Power to boot - if it asks you to press a button to continue, press the listed button, or run adb reboot download command)
- (USB) Connect the phone to your computer
- Make sure Repartition is NOT checked
- Click the Start button
- Wait for Android to boot (like 5 seconds)
- Done

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5th October 2013, 11:14 PM |#2  
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Quick Reference Memo:

Wind version is model SM-N900W8
Batch of 13.09 (Sept 2013)

Seems like all Canadian carriers are running the same model, no more worries about picking up the right model for 850/1900 or 1700/2100.

Internal Storage: 32GB
Stock Battery type: B800BU 3200 mAh

Connectivity:
WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (HT80)
GPS / GLONASS
NFC, Bluetooth® v 4.0 (LE)
IR LED (Remote Control), MHL 2.0

Sensor:
Gesture, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope, RGB
Proximity, Barometer, Temperature & Humidity, Hall Sensor

Full Specs at Samsung: http://www.samsung.com/global/micros...gear/spec.html

Baseband (Radio):
N900W8VLUBMI5 (from Sept 2013 stock ROM)
N900W8VLUBMJ1 (from Oct 2013 stock ROM)

WARNING! Do NOT use RegionLock Away on Note 3 (SM-N900W8)
It will SIM Lock your phone, and ask your for the unlock pin code, even when you are on the same carrier using the ssame carrier SIM card.

In case of Force Closes after restoring Backups from Ti:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2463116
Code:
su
restorecon -R -v /data/data
To Disable the annoying KNOX security:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2471695
Code:
su
pm disable com.sec.knox.seandroid
Alternative Method To Disable KNOX
Using Titanium Backup, or any other App that has the ability to FREEZE find these files to freeze them:
Code:
com.sec.enterprise.knox.attestation 1.0
com.sec.knox.eventsmanager 1.0
KLMS Agent 1.0
KNOX 1.0
KNOX 1.0 (link)
Knox Notification Manager 1.0
KNOX Store 1.0
Found a bunch of STOCK ROMs for SM-N900W8:
here http://www.samsungis.com/Firmwares/SM-N900W8.html

Windmobile
Bell
Rogers
Telus
Koodo
Mobilicity
Sasktel
and other Latin America countries as well if you prefer stock ROMs from Claro, Telcel or any other provider.

Additional mirror repository, for SM-N900W8 ROMs and flasha-able modems
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2488268


Troubleshooting Steps for failed Chainfire's rooting via Odin:
Do not fled if you can't get Chainfire's tar to flash properly.

- If you are unable to Boot, then go back into Download Mode.
- Flash back any stock SM-N900W8 ROM via Odin
- Then skip Chainfire's rooting Steps, and instead go straight into the TWRP steps
- Once you have TWRP installed, restart the phone
- Boot into TWRP (Vol-Up + Home + Power)
- Once inside TWRP just select the option to reboot, pressing on any of the reboot actions will prompt you with
"Your phone doesn't seem to be rooted, Do you want to install SuperSU?"
answer Yes by swiping
- Reboot to System, then run SuperSU
- When SuperSU is up, it'll ask you if to flash the root binaries, select the TWRP method
- The phone will reboot again into TWRP installing the root, when done, just reboot back into system.
- Done
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TWRP working


No Buttons problem


Version & Model from inside the battery compartment



Using the Puerto Rico ROM


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Good to see a post on our Canadian models for once! Stock recovery should be in there also that I provided Dees _ Troy 2 days ago

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No Buttons problem


No buttons problem?
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Did you buttons stop working??

I'm gonna try this guide out when I get the phone.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...2470262&page=3

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Quote:
Originally Posted by nicholaschum

No buttons problem?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Girn

Did you buttons stop working??

on this other Thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2471367
people were complaining about misaligned or loose button problem
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Originally Posted by AllGamer

on this other Thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2471367
people were complaining about misaligned or loose button problem

So you're having no issues? Did you first have to disable the "reactivation lock" in settings? As per the link I posted in my first reply.

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Originally Posted by AllGamer

on this other Thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2471367
people were complaining about misaligned or loose button problem

Oh right, I thought there was a bug going around that made the buttons stop working after root, like my S2 LTE.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Girn

So you're having no issues? Did you first have to disable the "reactivation lock" in settings? As per the link I posted in my first reply.

Nope, at least not that I know of.

I'm using it right now, I can make calls, receive calls, SMS, 3G/4G data, everything work

Do you have a screen shoot / pic of the "Reactivation Lock" you are talking about?
or describe to me where I should expect to see that message?
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Look at the thread I linked. It's also a root guide for Canadian note 3.

He says you have to disable reactivation lock or you'll get failed msg when trying to Odin


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