[How-To]N930T - Root, Mods, Everything Working - 9/29/16 - Updated to PI4 System.img

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mikesx4911

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Ok I feel like a dumb ass,

This has to be the most complicated root, update I have ever seen. I accidently hit update earlier today which reduced my battery life to 60% I tried living with it today and it was driving me absolutely nuts I thought about taking the phone in and getting a damn iphone just because I'm tired of messing around with this phone..... I tried to root using post one however it keeps failing, I tried rooting using post 2 that also failed. I tried going back one firmware version that also didn't work, I tried doing the samsung smart switch recovery it asks for a code I tried the serial of the phone and model number that also didn't work. Can someone please explain either how to get root from the newest firmware or to revert back to a older firmware that dosen't have this stupid battery restriction. The information of my phone is below .

I'm tired of the battery restriction and tired of hitting okay I know my phone will blow up....


Samsung Note 7 Tmobile
SM-N930T
6.0.1

Build Number
MMB29M.N930TUVU2APK1

any help is appreciated as I am pulling out my hair...
 

MachinePower

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If you are on PI4 ..... this root method didn't work for you.... only if you are on PGC and would like to root with the newer PI4 firmware or if u just want to root your PGC firmware then check post #2 for the BBX and Modified system.img file.

TwisT3DroiD_N920T

Thanks Ted. I'll focus on blocking the most recent update they're trying to push to the PI4 V1 Note.
I'll follow the instructions to get my V2 on pgc rooted. Do you have any insight on how to get xposed running without issue and which firmware seems to be the best? As far as xposed is concerned I was planning to follow post 4, which basically says that I proceed with ovrdrives instructions #s 1-14 to get root and then install xposed framework via flashfire. From what I've read I can't install ovrdrive's mods or a custom Rom like TekHD's if I want to run xposed without conflict. (xprivacy / wanam are main reasons I want xposed framework)
 
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MCoolU

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Ok I feel like a dumb ass,

This has to be the most complicated root, update I have ever seen. I accidently hit update earlier today which reduced my battery life to 60% I tried living with it today and it was driving me absolutely nuts I thought about taking the phone in and getting a damn iphone just because I'm tired of messing around with this phone..... I tried to root using post one however it keeps failing, I tried rooting using post 2 that also failed. I tried going back one firmware version that also didn't work, I tried doing the samsung smart switch recovery it asks for a code I tried the serial of the phone and model number that also didn't work. Can someone please explain either how to get root from the newest firmware or to revert back to a older firmware that dosen't have this stupid battery restriction. The information of my phone is below .

I'm tired of the battery restriction and tired of hitting okay I know my phone will blow up....


Samsung Note 7 Tmobile
SM-N930T
6.0.1

Build Number
MMB29M.N930TUVU2APK1

any help is appreciated as I am pulling out my hair...

I had the same issue. Look at the previous page, the solution worked for me. I went to the PI4 build, meaning I can't root anymore but I can charge to 100%. I also removed the notifications for updating with Package Disabler Pro. The only update notification I get is when I open settings. Just don't click on it.
 

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2 posts up...

Ok I feel like a dumb ass,

This has to be the most complicated root, update I have ever seen. I accidently hit update earlier today which reduced my battery life to 60% I tried living with it today and it was driving me absolutely nuts I thought about taking the phone in and getting a damn iphone just because I'm tired of messing around with this phone..... I tried to root using post one however it keeps failing, I tried rooting using post 2 that also failed. I tried going back one firmware version that also didn't work, I tried doing the samsung smart switch recovery it asks for a code I tried the serial of the phone and model number that also didn't work. Can someone please explain either how to get root from the newest firmware or to revert back to a older firmware that dosen't have this stupid battery restriction. The information of my phone is below .

I'm tired of the battery restriction and tired of hitting okay I know my phone will blow up....


Samsung Note 7 Tmobile
SM-N930T
6.0.1

Build Number
MMB29M.N930TUVU2APK1

any help is appreciated as I am pulling out my hair...


READ THIS IS ONLY FOR THE FIRST FIRMWARE VERSION!

your only solution is to go back to the PI firmware, no root, but you're able to charge back to 100% and can disable Samsung update apks.
 

phia

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done it all, keeps failing

Holy Crap that worked! thank you very much! I am now on PI4. Will attempt to root and see what happens from there. I really appreciate the help.

Soooo, they decided to push that stupid update to my phone. and i said f it and taking a risk and experimenting with my phone. I know root and that all that stuff, but my phone is done now. Im stuck in recovery but can still can go to dl mode. wiping doesnt work , nothing is working. Im using odin but getting a fail. Ill be a guinea pig for who ever want to help. My phone is out there for the experimenting. I just want it to boot up...
 
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Soooo, they decided to push that stupid update to my phone. and i said f it and taking a risk and experimenting with my phone. I know root and that all that stuff, but my phone is done now. Im stuck in recovery but can still can go to dl mode. wiping doesnt work , nothing is working. Im using odin but getting a fail. Ill be a guinea pig for who ever want to help. My phone is out there for the experimenting. I just want it to boot up...


You can always go back to the original firmware you had on it before you flashed with Odin. There should be 3 in total to date. The original stock version "PGC, " the one where you get the annoying Safety Recall Notice box "P14" and finally the one that limits battery life to 60%.

Make sure you have the latest version of Odin and find the last version of firmware that was installed on your phone. You can find the firmware between these sites.

How to Install stock firmware on Samsung Galaxy device – The Android Soul
http://www.theandroidsoul.com/how-to-install-firmware-on-samsung-galaxy-devices

Download Firmware – Samsung Update
http://updato.com/firmware-archive-select-model?q=SM-N930T

Good Luck!:)
 
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marvinlh

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U can't root if you are on firmware PI4 or PK1 ..... unless you are on PGC.... coz Samsung patched the ability to root with the newest firmware.

TwisT3DroiD_N920T

My tmobile note 7 took the update by itself after just sitting in my Notification trey for a days. I'm now on PK1, can't charge past 60%. Is anyone working on a root method for Pk1 or are we Just screwed? Another question, does the secure folder still work if you are rooted?
 

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My tmobile note 7 took the update by itself after just sitting in my Notification trey for a days. I'm now on PK1, can't charge past 60%. Is anyone working on a root method for Pk1 or are we Just screwed? Another question, does the secure folder still work if you are rooted?

Your screwed.

And no once you trip knox secure folder does not function

Sent from my SM-N930W8 using Tapatalk 2
 

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My tmobile note 7 took the update by itself after just sitting in my Notification trey for a days. I'm now on PK1, can't charge past 60%. Is anyone working on a root method for Pk1 or are we Just screwed? Another question, does the secure folder still work if you are rooted?
@marvinlh

Everything work if you are on PGC the original firmware..... as far as i remmebred...[emoji4] but for PI4 and PK1 no root achieve yet this moment..... u could revert back to previous PI4 like mentioned couples post back..... check with @MCoolU and @dcdgoth .....didnt try it myself .... i could be wrong.... but u could try it and see if work.....check my buddy @galaxyuser88 PI4 Odin file..... http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=68815387 then use Package disabled Pro or EZ disabler from play store to disable firmware update..... until PI4 or PK1 get root.

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Joe I think u could go back to PI4 from PK1
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I doubt you can also go from PK with the 60% crap back to PI4...its likely blocked just like they blocked PI4 to PGC.

Sent from my SM-N930W8 using Tapatalk 2[/QUOTE]
 
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force70

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You can always go back to the original firmware you had on it before you flashed with Odin. There should be 3 in total to date. The original stock version "PGC, " the one where you get the annoying Safety Recall Notice box "P14" and finally the one that limits battery life to 60%.

Make sure you have the latest version of Odin and find the last version of firmware that was installed on your phone. You can find the firmware between these sites.

How to Install stock firmware on Samsung Galaxy device – The Android Soul
http://www.theandroidsoul.com/how-to-install-firmware-on-samsung-galaxy-devices

Download Firmware – Samsung Update
http://updato.com/firmware-archive-select-model?q=SM-N930T

Good Luck!:)

Not exactly...

You absolutely cannot go back to PGC from either PI4 or PK1...not happening.

I doubt you can also go from PK with the 60% crap back to PI4...its likely blocked just like they blocked PI4 to PGC.



Sent from my SM-N930W8 using Tapatalk 2

---------- Post added 9th November 2016 at 12:15 AM ---------- Previous post was 8th November 2016 at 11:56 PM ----------

@marvinlh

Everything work if you are on PGC the original firmware..... as far as i remmebred...[emoji4] but for PI4 and PK1 no root achieve yet this moment..... u could revert back to previous PI4 like mentioned couples post back..... check with @MCoolU and @dcdgoth .....didnt try it myself .... i could be wrong.... but u could try it and see if work.....check my buddy @galaxyuser88 PI4 Odin file..... http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=68815387 then use Package disabled Pro or EZ disabler from play store to disable firmware update..... until PI4 or PK1 get root.



@force70
Joe I think u could go back to PI4 from PK1


TwisT3DroiD_N920T

So they block us from being able to go back and root but we can go back and get rid of the 60% charge limitation?


That's funny...i guess samsung was more interested in blocking root than consumer safety hahah!
 
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MCoolU

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Not exactly...

You absolutely cannot go back to PGC from either PI4 or PK1...not happening.

I doubt you can also go from PK with the 60% crap back to PI4...its likely blocked just like they blocked PI4 to PGC.



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---------- Post added 9th November 2016 at 12:15 AM ---------- Previous post was 8th November 2016 at 11:56 PM ----------



So they block us from being able to go back and root but we can go back and get rid of the 60% charge limitation?


That's funny...i guess samsung was more interested in blocking root than consumer safety hahah!

You can go from PKI to PI4. The exact same thing happened to me and I went into a recovery bootloop trying to root the phone. I used the original PI4 files via Odin and went back to PI4. I then installed package disabler pro and disabled the update services. I can charge to 100% and I don't get update notifications. Check post #852 where ted77usa gives the firmware link.
 
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You can go from PKI to PI4. The exact same thing happened to me and I went into a recovery bootloop trying to root the phone. I used the original PI4 files via Odin and went back to PI4. I then installed package disabler pro and disabled the update services. I can charge to 100% and I don't get update notifications. Check post #852 where ted77usa gives the firmware link.

I know dude Ted already told me a few posts up and I responded :D

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for those that don't like PI4 update. heres the original PGC files

https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24686680535467933 - PGC mods
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24651430732237809 - PGC system.img
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24686680535467224 - PGC CP File(modem)

method is the same, just use these files instead of the updated pi4 files

Can anyone tell me the difference between the moded files and these stock files? Thanks in advance. I apologize if this has been asked and I didnt see the post.
 

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Note 7 root n930t will lock your network back if using this root.

Here it is. Full T-mobile With root, wifi calling, bluetooth and volte all working - since this is t-mobile based all bands should work as well

Updated to use API4 System Image and API4 Modem - MyMods has also been updated for the API4 System - Whatever you do DO NOT FLASH the API4 BL file. you will be Stuck on the new firmware without root if you do this as you cannot go back

|||||READ|||||READ||||||READ|||||READ||||||

If your on a network unlocked phone this root will re-lock your network. if you get a ((invalid sim card)) error this is why!
To fix this you would have to re unlock your phone!

Please note I'm on the sprint note 7. I needed this root to use TEKHD Mods

|||||READ|||||READ||||||READ|||||READ||||||
 

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    Here it is. Full T-mobile With root, wifi calling, bluetooth and volte all working - since this is t-mobile based all bands should work as well

    Updated to use API4 System Image and API4 Modem - MyMods has also been updated for the API4 System - Whatever you do DO NOT FLASH the API4 BL file. you will be Stuck on the new firmware without root if you do this as you cannot go back

    To Avoid Repeat Questons. READ! READ IT AGAIN! and then READ it once more! if you do not Understand any part of this. Do Not Continue!!!

    This Guide assumes you have some basic knowledge and is for advanced users!!!!!!!!
    This Guide also Assumes you have an sdcard inserted in your phone(however some of you may not and this will not work.)
    i will post an update to this guide when we have a method working for those of you with no extsdcard

    Read this entire post before doing anything to avoid issues and FOLLOW Directions - if you don't things will not work right.

    Note! if at anytime during the following steps you see the samsung boot animation before step 11. start over cause you screwed up!

    Step 1. download the following files

    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24651430732237653 bbx.rar
    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=457084094631641263 API4 system.rar
    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24686680535467223 T-mobile APGC Bootloader
    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=529152257862665245 T-mobile API4 Modem

    Step 2. extract system.rar and bbx.rar and then copy system.img and bbx to your extsdcard(the sdcard you inserted into your phone)

    Step 3. odin sprint userdebug firmware available here. http://forum.xda-developers.com/sprint-note-7/how-to/root-super-leaky-bros-sprint-galaxy-t3447202

    Step 4. Directly after odin is done with the sprint file you will immidiatly be presented with an update screen
    Step 4a when this process of erasing your phone is finished it will reboot(this is the point you want to do the next step)
    Step 4b. press and hold power, home and vol up to enter recovery
    Step 4c If you see the samsung boot animation. you did NOT do this right and i would suggest you start over

    Step 5. open a command prompt in your adb folder and do the following steps 1 at a time(these are case sensative)
    Step 5a. adb shell
    Step 5b. su
    Step 5c. setenforce 0
    Step 5d. export PATH=$PATH:/sbin
    Step 5e. mount -o remount,rw /
    Step 5f. on your phone, go to apply update from sdcard(this will mount your extsdcard as /sdcard and you should see the system.img file and the bbx file) do not select anything, go back to adb and continue(it is not a big deal if those files don't show. we just needed the extsdcard mounted as sdcard - the files exist, just continue to the next step)
    Step 5g. cp /sdcard/bbx /sbin/bbx
    Step 5h. chmod 777 /sbin/bbx
    Step 5i. cd /sbin
    Step 5j. ./bbx --install /sbin
    Step 5k. umount -l /system
    Step 5l. /sbin/dd if=/sdcard/system.img of=/dev/block/platform/soc/624000.ufshc/by-name/system
    Note. you will see a blinking cursor. just be patient

    Step 7. when it is done you will see something similar to this
    11161600+0 records in
    11161600+0 records out
    5714739200 bytes (5.3GB) copied, 268.668086 seconds, 20.3MB/s

    Step 8. if all went well you should be at your prompt and not in adb anymore

    Step 9. from your command prompt simply type
    Step 9a. adb reboot bootloader

    Note! - if you still have odin open and the sprint file in the ap box make sure you uncheck it so it doesn't reodin the sprint firmware
    Step 10. open odin and click the bl button and select this file - BL_N930TUVU1APGC_CL8706614_QB10376889_REV00_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5
    Step 10b. now click the cp button and select this file - CP_N930TUVU2API4_CL9115549_QB10937257_REV00_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5
    Step 10c. now click start. it will reboot when done let it fully boot this time.

    Step 11. once booted and you have setup your phone, we need to add the root files or supersu as most of you know it

    Note! pertaining to Step 12. these instructions were taken Explicitly from @freeza thread which is listed in step 3
    Step 12. Now we need to add supersu and the needed files for it to work
    Step 12a. download this file - https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24651430732236679
    Step 12b. Extract the sun7 file to your adb folder making sure the files are in a folder called sun7(mine looks like this - c:/adb/sun7 and contains 4 files)
    Step 12c. Open a command prompt where your ADB executable and sun7 folder are.
    Step 12d. adb shell
    Step 12e. su - Note! if your adb prompot changes from a $ to #(you are good and have root access)
    Step 12f. type exit twice to get back to the command prompt. - Your Phone should be fully booted when you do this
    Step 12g. adb push sun7 /data/local/tmp/su
    Step 12h. adb shell chmod 0777 /data/local/tmp/su/*
    Step 12i. adb shell
    Step 12j. cd data/local/tmp/su
    Step 12k. su
    Step 12l. ./root.sh - Note. this command begins with a . do not leave it out
    Step 12m. Your Phone will now reboot

    Step 13. when booted back up go to playstore and install busybox on rails or a similar app and install busybox to /system/xbin(if your given an option of where to install it)

    Step 14. Thats Pretty Much it. install any additions i have included if you like. most of all enjoy it

    Additional Notes!

    If for any reason you do a factory reset. you will break root and need to redo this method to get it back
    If you use shealth do not update it or allow playstore or galaxy appstore to auto update it or it will break it
    If you plan on running the debloat/deknox file you will need to disable auto updates in google playstore as soon as you finish the setup wizard or you will be uninstalling the apps that managed to update
    Note! Keep in mind that i remove alot of things(ie. allshare, knox, gear manager, game manager, tmo apps, google apps, facebook and alot of other things) if you need any of what i remove, you can simply open the zip and go to META-INF/com/google/android and open the following file "updater-script" in notepad++(do not open it with windows notepad as it will screw up the formatting on the entrys) you will see a whole bunch of lines that begin with delete_recursive, remove the lines with names of the apps you do not want removed. most of this stuff is self explanatory by it's name as to what it is and should be very easy to figure out. when done editing the file, save it. and flash the updated zip in flashfire. it's as simple as that.

    Additional Files for those that want them(these are all flashed via flashfire)

    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=385035244224381428 my modifications zip API4 Version(very minor mods to statusbar and a few other added features)
    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24686680535467932 debloat/deknox zip - Updated with remaining t-mo apps i missed initially
    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24651430732237106 beats audio installer(this is a blue themed version done by me)
    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24651430732237109 Dolby Atmos Installer
    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24651430732237107 Viper4Android Installer
    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24651430732237108 selinuxmodechanger.apk so you can set kernel to permissive for viper(this is an apk. just install it from your sdcard)

    My Mods Contains the Following Modifications

    3minit battery
    battery bar - option is in rom control
    potato clock
    loud volume warning - toggle to disable or enable this via rom control
    network speed on statusbar - option in rom control
    aokp rambar in recents
    added some additional toggles
    ability to move the wifi and signal bar indicator to the left or right side via a toggle in rom control
    a few csc tweaks
    Applock Added - Thanks @TEKHD

    FOLLOW Directions - if you don't things will not work right.

    thank you to the following:

    @freeza - for posting the original userdebug file
    @ted77usa - for testing
    @bajasur - for the initial idea which ultimately led to this
    @Surge1223 - for the busybox installer and the adb help and android commands that make this work
    @galaxyuser88 - for testing this and pointing out some flaws
    @Hashcode - for inspiration

    and anyone i missed

    this was a complete collaboration and is only available because of those mentioned so be sure to give them thanks

    Big Thanks to @galaxyuser88 for testing the mods for me as i can't
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    OK All. OP Updated with new method

    enjoy and make sure you read, read again, and then read it one last time before you start

    enjoy your rooted t-mo note 7
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    i got it. t-mo rooted. need to do some additional testing. and simplify the process for all but i am rooted on t-mo

    Screenshot_20160908-234706.pngScreenshot_20160908-234710.pngScreenshot_20160908-234715.pngScreenshot_20160908-234721.pngScreenshot_20160909-011816.jpgScreenshot_20160909-011851.png

    please don't pm me for a how to. we will post the full instructions after some thurrough testing to make sure it is all working and we have simplified the instructions.

    and for those wondering this does not trip knox. i have not tested android pay or samsung pay with this since it is rooted, i am going to assume they do not work.
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    for those that don't like PI4 update. heres the original PGC files

    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24686680535467933 - PGC mods
    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24651430732237809 - PGC system.img
    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24686680535467224 - PGC CP File(modem)

    method is the same, just use these files instead of the updated pi4 files
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