How to Root T-Mobile Galaxy Note 7 using Sprint’s Userdebug PH3 Firmware

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To get LTE, add the T-Mobile APN:
    1. Go to device Settings » More » Mobile/Cellular networks » Access Point Names.
    2. Tap the Menu key, and then select New APN.
    3. 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
    4. Tap the Menu key » select Save.
    5. 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.

Happy Androiding!

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