recently bought SM-N9860 5g snapdragon varient ,TGY csc. i am on android 10 , BTK3 with november,2020 security patch.
OP mentions to start from TH1 firmware.
can i still proceed and which file version should i be using?
There is no difference other than the processor. It doesn't affect root differently. The only reason to decide on Snapdragon or Exynos is based on the processor performance. Check out some YouTube videos like this one:
You can also pay $125-$135 to have the bootloader unlocked on the U.S. Snapdragon variant if you live in the U.S. and that is worth it to you. It generally takes a few days to around a week to get the bootloader unlocked that way.
Mentalmuso... Im getting ready to BL unlock my v3.0 Note20U1, then TWRP and Root using the files jrkruse just created today in his new thread...
[N20 Ultra SM-N986U/U1/W_Snapdragon]-[Upgrade Easily Firmware Using Odin]-[Automatically Root Remove Forceencrypt Patch Bluetooth And Fix Safetynet]Must Have An Unlocked Bootloader To Do This...forum.xda-developers.com
After all that goodness is done (made very easy for us), I would like to try out WETA Kernel with my new v3.1 setup...
Do you foresee any issues with compatibility with the v3.1 system over the v3.0 unlocked BL and TWRP Recovery version Provide by @afaneh92, etc.???
And does the standard TWRP kernel-install process apply here???