[Bounty] SM-N975U1 Note 10+ (USA unlocked version) bootloader unlock and root method

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blackhawk

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Jun 23, 2020
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Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
I have a note 10+ that went dead (black screen of death). How can I get it to power back on? I've tried the charging and the side buttons, but to no avail. Is there a way to load a bootloader to revive it? Or any other way?
Is it charging? Does the display indicate it's charging?
If it has good charge try holding the power and volume bottons, button (? can't recall) down for at least 30 seconds.
If charging or button power on fails, open it up.
Hard reset by disconnecting battery.
Is the battery good? If in doubt, replace as a charger alone will not sink enough current to boot it. Go from there, it maybe a loose connector, failed C port PCB, display or mobo or possibly firmware.

Generally the N10+ is a very well built, reliable device unless dropped or water damaged. A good case like the Zizo Bolt will keep it safe in drops. It's ip68 rated but never test this, keep it dry at all times as seals can fail unpredictably.
 

VanMoon

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Is it charging? Does the display indicate it's charging?
If it has good charge try holding the power and volume bottons, button (? can't recall) down for at least 30 seconds.
If charging or button power on fails, open it up.
Hard reset by disconnecting battery.
Is the battery good? If in doubt, replace as a charger alone will not sink enough current to boot it. Go from there, it maybe a loose connector, failed C port PCB, display or mobo or possibly firmware.

Generally the N10+ is a very well built, reliable device unless dropped or water damaged. A good case like the Zizo Bolt will keep it safe in drops. It's ip68 rated but never test this, keep it dry at all times as seals can fail unpredictably.
Its not recognizable on the laptop any at all. Since I've gotten it, I've never changed the battery. I will have to have someone check it to see if my baby is really gone.
 

blackhawk

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Its not recognizable on the laptop any at all. Since I've gotten it, I've never changed the battery. I will have to have someone check it to see if my baby is really gone.
Refresh my memory, it won't go into boot menu or boot, right?
When plugged into the charger what does it do?
Any indication it's charging?
Will it show the charge level when you momentarily hit the power button?
 

browny_amiga

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I'm trying to buy a Galaxy Note 10+ used and am confused at to what the state of rootability is. I know that unlocking the bootloader is impossible on some versions.
I'm wondering if a SM-N975U can be bootloader unlocked and if, which revisions and how can I tell which revision is it when browsing on Ebay?

I'm also checking out the international version that come with the Equinox CPU, like a SM-N975F but they are not easy to get. The SM-N975U1 seems to be a problem, but I probably can avoid it.
What is the current state of affairs? Did you boot unlock yours successfully or did you have to give up because it is impossible? I would like to hear your real life experiences with it.
 

afaneh92

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Jul 31, 2012
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I'm trying to buy a Galaxy Note 10+ used and am confused at to what the state of rootability is. I know that unlocking the bootloader is impossible on some versions.
I'm wondering if a SM-N975U can be bootloader unlocked and if, which revisions and how can I tell which revision is it when browsing on Ebay?

I'm also checking out the international version that come with the Equinox CPU, like a SM-N975F but they are not easy to get. The SM-N975U1 seems to be a problem, but I probably can avoid it.
What is the current state of affairs? Did you boot unlock yours successfully or did you have to give up because it is impossible? I would like to hear your real life experiences with it.
SM-N975U can be unlocked on v5 bootloader or below
 

blackhawk

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How can you tell which ones these are? Can I tell from a model type?
 

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    I wanted to start a Bounty for a root method in the SM-N975U1 unlocked US model of the Now 10+.

    Bounty will be awarded to the first CONFIRMED successful method to unlock the bootloader and root SM-N975U1 unlocked US model of the Now 10+.

    Xda rules state: No money can be collected or pooled on XDA, Bounties are PLEDGES ONLY. Thanks for understanding

    Just say how much you'd be willing to put in and I'll update this post with your info including donation amount weekly.

    Current Bounty:

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    ****** UPDATE ******
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    Well, I think most people would want to keep Samsung pay, Knox, etc. Rooting is just not worth it for a Samsung flagship nowdays.

    Sent from my SM-N975U1 using Tapatalk
    Guess I'm not most people....
    SM-N9750/ds rooted/bootloader unlocked...
    Don't use sam pay...if i really wanted to or needed to my galaxy watch will do it. Love some Viper audio, built in spam calling protection, Call rec etc. Its my phone...i require su permissions to really believe that.

    Sent from my [device_name] using XDA-Developers Legacy app
    8
    Hey everyone,

    I think I've mentioned this before, but can we all please be respectful and kind to one another. Regardless of who said what, when, to who, let's stay courteous to others and try to stay on topic. I understand this thread had been around for months, without any real relevant updates, but honestly it covers with the territory.

    We are all crossing our fingers and hoping for the same thing, arguing, being disrespectful, or condescending to one another is not going to make an exploit for this device happen any faster. Let's all stay professional and proper please. Thank you so much!

    Sent from my SM-N975U1 using Tapatalk
    7
    Well if people know anyone on here we can get a team and unlock the bootloader/root I've been trying to find possible "bugs" but nothing at all its extremely hard because older tricks that people used are patched and I'm still running 9.0 on my note 10 and still nothing.... I dont want to update to 10.0 till people find a root method but its extremely hard now a days but with a team I feel like it could be done

    i been (what seems like) working alone for months n months now.. nit one person has messaged me or even indicated they were also trying lol

    im making headway on n960u today.. i can now write to system vendor and odm partitions on combo using my already posted n9 combo root and an olllld trick im surprised even works lol
    6
    no negativity. but this thread will be nothing but hopes and dreams