Root [T-Mobile] unlocked bootloader

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by HoUdInI, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. HoUdInI

    HoUdInI Well-Known Member
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    Does this phone have a unlocked bootloader yet? or recovery

    And yes i have looked all over all i can find is stuff about big knox crap.. nothing about bootloader and recovery.
     

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  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Well-Known Member
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    Up to 4.2, it had an unlocked bootloader. From 4.3 on, it has a locked bootloader, and you cn't install a custom recovery or flash a custom ROM.
     
  3. HoUdInI

    HoUdInI Well-Known Member
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    OK last question.... If I buy a new out of the box note 3 today it would come with 4.3 or 4.4...Is there a way to revert back to 4.2?
     
  4. asianflavor

    asianflavor New Member
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    This is the T-MO Note 3 section, correct. The Note 3 only came with 4.3 and the T-MO variant comes with a unlocked bootloader.
     
  5. pandacookie

    pandacookie Panda-riffic!
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    The Note 3 was released with 4.3 (Jellybean). The T Mobile version does have an unlocked bootloader. And you CAN flash custom roms, recoveries, and kernels. The Note 3 never had 4.2.
     
  6. sanjsrik

    sanjsrik Well-Known Member
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    Why is it "big knox crap"? The entire point that people ARE talking about knox is because if you have a T-Mobile phone the speculation is that IF you trip knox you'll void warranty. Which is why so many are trying to use Kango or something else to root and NOT trip knox.

    You're welcome to root, flash a custom recovery, and a custom ROm, however, you will trip knox. Not sure what that will mean if/when you try to trade teh device back in. YMMV.
     
  7. HoUdInI

    HoUdInI Well-Known Member
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    Well i got it with 4.3 and it is rooted and has recovery...and working with wicked rom thanks peeps for the responses...
     

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