Unlocked Note 9 512


#1

Hey Max,
I saw your video about Pixel 3 on Note 9, and you said U.S. model unable to unlock bootloader.
Does that mean that I can’t ever root this unlocked U.S. note 9? I am within the return policy.
What is the best replacement for this note 9 that I can unlock and put custom rom on?
I am a longtime subscriber by the way :slight_smile:
Should I get Pixel 3? Other suggestions?


#2

Nope US models ALL have locked bootloaders. If you have GSM network such as ATT or TMOBILE, return and grab the Exynos version on eBay.


#3

That sucks! Do you recommend a different phone with similar stats? I also notice that the international versions on Ebay say they have no warranty. Does that sound right? Would you still do that?
Also, I am on tmobile. If you would still suggest the note 9, will the international model be able to function on all of tmobile frequencies? Will I lose any functionality in any way?
Should I get a different phone?


#4

Yes for TMobile you can grab the Exynos model. Although there isn’t warranty you can grab a 3rd party insurance if needed. I use my phone carefully with a case so I never mess up my phone. TMobile bands work the same with support for all 4G LTE. I have not bought U.S. models for several years now.


#5

Thanks Max…what are your thoughts on the One Plus 6T? Rootable? And how does that compare yo Note 9?
Thanks,
Kevin


#6

Yes I have 6T coming next week, I personally prefer the 6 but all OnePlus phones are awesome for rooting and does not void warranty. Note 9 is a better phone in terms of more features and Spen but OP6T is faster.


#7

Ok. So I should return Note 9 and get the OnePlus6 then? Better than the 6T? I saw your video about the comparison. I’ve been watching your videos for years…you really know your stuff. Also the Ramen videos:)
So, between the OnePlus6 and the Note9, can you give me pluses and minuses please?
Kevin


#8

Note 9 has much longer battery and it is really a all-around swiss knife while OnePlus 6 is much slimmer and got fast performance.

Maybe I will do a video on it soon.