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  1. William T Riker's Avatar
    This procedure requires root. I take no responsibility if you mess something up.

    1. Enable access to ServiceMode by editing ("Open with Text Editor")

    /efs/carrier/HiddenMenu file

    with a program like Root Explorer, and changing it from OFF to ON (uppercase only). Reboot the phone.

    2. Once the phone is rebooted, enter the dialer app and input

    *#27663368378#
    to enter ServiceMode

    3. Select:
    [2]UE SETTINGS & INFO,
    then [1]SETTING, then select [2]SYSTEM, then [9]NEXT PAGE and then select [4]VZW LTEB4 ON/OFF and finally select [1]B4 ENABLE ()...It should change to [1]B4 ENABLE (*) with an asterisk. Reboot the phone.

    AWS Band 4 should now be enabled for your Galaxy Note 3.


    To force the Phone onto Band 4:
    Enter ServiceMode, UE Setting > Settings > Protocol > NAS > Network Control > Band Selection > LTE Preference > B4. Do this at your own risk. When Band 4 is forced it is Data only, No voice. To switch back to automatic do the same thing, but choose Automatic instead of LTE Band Preference.


    To view what band your Phone is operating on:
    Enter ServiceMode, Protocol State > Basic Information .. it will show on the first line.
    Attached Thumbnails [HOW-TO] Enable Band 4 AWS on SM-N900V *REQUIRES ROOT*-q6up.png  
    11-17-2013 01:36 PM
  2. William T Riker's Avatar
    You can also monitor your band by dialing *#0011#
    11-18-2013 04:28 PM
  3. William T Riker's Avatar
    Anyone have any Band 4 speedtests to share?
    11-19-2013 08:42 PM
  4. mybid's Avatar
    How do you enable the Service mode? I can't seem to find it on my Note 3 (N9005), thanks.
    11-21-2013 02:17 PM
  5. William T Riker's Avatar
    How do you enable the Service mode? I can't seem to find it on my Note 3 (N9005), thanks.
    Dont know about N9005 but on SM-N900V it must be enabled first by using a root explorer to change

    /efs/carrier/HiddenMenu

    from OFF to ON before the codes will work in the dialer
    11-21-2013 08:16 PM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    Anyone have any Band 4 speedtests to share?
    Sorry for the late update, but here you go

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    Attached Thumbnails [HOW-TO] Enable Band 4 AWS on SM-N900V *REQUIRES ROOT*-uploadfromtaptalk1389018309972.jpg  
    project.in.process likes this.
    01-06-2014 08:25 AM
  7. Imarik81's Avatar
    My efs file is empty. That doesn't seem right. Also if I'm getting 50 down and 7 up what would be the benifits? To me those speedsseem great. Just curious. Thanks.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    01-06-2014 10:49 PM
  8. Tommaso Leonetti di Santojanni's Avatar
    How do you enable the Service mode? I can't seem to find it on my Note 3 (N9005), thanks.
    Did you find out how to enable it on SM-N90005?
    01-25-2014 10:25 AM
  9. TEM1123's Avatar
    Are you in Root Explorer (paid version)?
    01-25-2014 07:03 PM
  10. project.in.process's Avatar
    the 'reboot the phone' touch screen option in the band-selection doesn't reboot the phone for me.
    Anyone else?
    Doing a manual-reboot to see if the Band4 is now enabled still.

    Update: rebooted the phone manually, checked state - shows LTE B4 Enabled, but I still have voice bars and data (3g in my job warehouse).
    weird.
    01-28-2014 07:17 AM
  11. TheMacs's Avatar
    Did you usually get a 4g signal in your warehouse? Or, are others on the same carrier gettting one? Someone else with a Note 3 who's done this already would be ideal, but I'm sure I'm asking too much there.
    01-29-2014 12:06 PM
  12. marty212's Avatar
    I can not disable band 4...in service mode I can click on disable but when I hit Restart phone nothing happens and when I manually restart it, band 4 remains enabled. Any ideas?
    02-02-2014 09:16 PM
  13. kool_zero's Avatar
    I know this requires root.. so is Knox tripped on your devices? I want to do this but can't find a way to root without tripping Knox at this time.
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    02-06-2014 07:30 PM
  14. project.in.process's Avatar
    I know this requires root.. so is Knox tripped on your devices? I want to do this but can't find a way to root without tripping Knox at this time.
    Kingo was how i rooted, and doesn't trip Knox. Literally took me 15 minutes & i only touched the phone once. Easiest root method i've ever done (including my galaxy nexus).
    As for if this tripped Knox, i'm uncertain
    02-07-2014 07:03 AM
  15. kool_zero's Avatar
    Kingo was how i rooted, and doesn't trip Knox. Literally took me 15 minutes & i only touched the phone once. Easiest root method i've ever done (including my galaxy nexus).
    As for if this tripped Knox, i'm uncertain
    Ok. I can't root with Kingo at the current time. I will once they support MJE. Thanks!
    02-09-2014 08:53 PM
  16. anon24860's Avatar
    Ok. I can't root with Kingo at the current time. I will once they support MJE. Thanks!
    Have you tried this yet? Worked for me with no problem and didn't trip Knox either. And yes, I'm on MJE.

    http://galaxynote3root.com/galaxy-no...galaxy-note-3/

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    02-12-2014 08:15 AM
  17. kool_zero's Avatar
    Have you tried this yet? Worked for me with no problem and didn't trip Knox either. And yes, I'm on MJE.

    How to Root Galaxy Note 3! | GalaxyNote3Root.com

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    I just tried it again and it worked However, my 4band was already turned on Oh well. At least I have root now!
    03-02-2014 06:10 PM
  18. anon24860's Avatar
    I just tried it again and it worked However, my 4band was already turned on Oh well. At least I have root now!
    Glad you got it to work. If you used the method in the link, you didn't trip Knox, did you? To check, turn the phone off and press power, home, and volume down. This puts you in recovery mode. Look where it says Knox. If it says 0x0, you're good. If you can check and report back here, that would give people confidence in the method.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    03-03-2014 09:32 AM
  19. sloanster's Avatar
    Hi,

    Would I also need to change the build prop or not?
    #Start in cdma mode
    ro.telephony.default_network=?

    Thanks!
    04-05-2014 06:10 PM
  20. sloanster's Avatar
    Worked for me....
    THANKS



    Dont know about N9005 but on SM-N900V it must be enabled first by using a root explorer to change

    /efs/carrier/HiddenMenu

    from OFF to ON before the codes will work in the dialer
    04-06-2014 10:22 AM
  21. Marc MkKoy's Avatar
    I do not see a file for the SM-N900V here: How to Root Galaxy Note 3! | GalaxyNote3Root.com
    Or here: ClockworkMod/TWRP Recoveries | GalaxyNote3Root.com
    I've got a SM-N900V on MJE and Android 4.3
    I've tried a couple different process out there and have bricked twice and had to do a full recovery. The last one required Keis because it would not go into recovery mode. Odin, Kingo... nothing has worked, and I even used De la Vega : Root_de_la_Vega-SM-N900V.7z
    Running Windows 7 with anti-virus turned off and a USB 2.0 cable.
    Odin fails, and Kingo just never downloads the files.
    I eventually have to unplug and restart the phone, which puts it into a "Firmware upgrade encountered an issue" condition.
    If I could confirm anyone successfully rooting with my configuration I'd be happy to hear about it. Or, is my config included in the successful roots above, but just not mentioning SM-N900V specifically?
    Thanks!


    I just tried this method: http://galaxynote3root.com/galaxy-no...galaxy-note-3/
    using n900-cwm-recovery-6.0.3.8(0926) and my screen shows:
    ODIN MODE
    Product Name: SM-N900V
    Current Binary: Samsung Official
    System Status: Official
    Knox Kernel Lock: 0x0
    Knox Warranty Void: 0x0
    Qualcomm Secureboot: Enable (CSB)
    AP SWREV: S1, T1, R1, A2, P1
    Write Protection: Enable
    SYS REV CHECK FAIL: No Version
    SECURE MAGICCODE CHECK FAIL: recovery
    I was able to power off the phone and bring it back up without a brick

    I'm about ready to give up on this thing.
    04-25-2014 11:39 AM
  22. serpinzal's Avatar
    Hello, I would like to comment that this method functions also flawlessly with the Verizon S5 too, I tried mine and I am enjoying LTE abroad.
    08-05-2014 02:22 PM
  23. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Is there a way to turn it off and go back to lte. I think we are finding out now that data is horrible after Verizon turned it on

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    08-15-2014 07:16 PM
  24. dpham00's Avatar
    Is there a way to turn it off and go back to lte. I think we are finding out now that data is horrible after Verizon turned it on

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    Similar procedure as the op, just select b4 disable.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    08-17-2014 06:47 AM
  25. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Similar procedure as the op, just select b4 disable.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    Must not be able to turn it off. I followed process, turned it off, restarted phone. Checked and it is still on.

    This is what it says when I check the status when I use the code provided by OP. If I go thru the secret menu process again after restarting the phone, B4 is checked active again. Seems restart reactivates B4.



    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    08-17-2014 08:51 AM
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