Earlier today we posted a flawlessly working root method for the Sprint Galaxy Note 7, but turns out the exact same method works on the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 7 as well.
The Sprint Galaxy Note 7 achieved root access with a userdebug firmware build N930PVPU1APH3 from a userdebug version of the device used by Samsung employees to test upcoming updates to the device before releasing them publicly.
User ethanscooter over at xda who owns a T-Mobile Galaxy Note 7, decided to follow the entire rooting process used for the Sprint Note 7 (since both the devices feature same hardware) on his T-Mobile variant of the device. And it worked! His T-Mobile Note 7 is now rooted.
The only issue with using Sprint Note 7 firmware to root T-Mobile Note 7 is that WiFi calling won’t work on your device, as long as you’re running the Sprint firmware. Of course, developers are already working on getting a fix for this, but for now you’ll have to lose WiFi calling if you want root.
Video of a Rooted T-Mobile Galaxy Note 7
We have a detailed guide to root the Sprint Note 7, so you can just head over there and follow the EXACT SAME instructions to root your T-Mobile Note 7 as well.
How to Root T-Mobile Note 7 using Sprint’s Userdebug PH3 Firmware
- Follow the rooting process for Sprint Note 7.
└ Follow the EXACT SAME process. It has been tested, the Sprint firmware boots fine on T-Mobile Note 7.
- Once you’ve followed the link above and your T-Mobile Note 7 has root access. You might notice that LTE is now gone from your device. That’s okay, we can fix it.
- To get LTE, add the T-Mobile APN:
- Go to device Settings » More » Mobile/Cellular networks » Access Point Names.
- Tap the Menu key, and then select New APN.
- Add the following APN settings to get T-Mobile LTE working again:
- Name: T-Mobile US LTE
- APN: fast.t-mobile.com
- Proxy: <Not set>
- Port: <Not set>
- Username: <Not set>
- Password: <Not set>
- Server: <Not set>
- MMSC: http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
- MMS proxy: <Not set>
- MMS port: <Not set>
- MMS protocol: WAP 2.0
- MCC: 310
- MNC: 260
- Authentication type: <Not set>
- APN type: <Not set> OR Internet+MMS
- APN protocol: IPv4/IPv6
- APN roaming protocol: IPv4
- Enable/disable APN: <greyed out unless there are multiple APN’s>
- Bearer: Unspecified
- Tap the Menu key » select Save.
- Now select the new APN settings that we just created.
└ The bullet point fills with green next to the APN profile.
That’s all. Your T-Mobile Note 7 should be rooted now with LTE working without any issues. Enjoy!
Tip: If you wish to remove those Sprint packages that startup on boot. Simply freeze all Sprint OMADM packages using TitaniumBackup.