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LTE Bands - Will my unlocked phone get 4G LTE?
« on: August 21, 2016, 04:17:08 AM »
This is a  common request, so I decided to open a post to allow you to check it by yourself.

The short answer is: Yes, if the carrier you're going to use does use one of the device LTE bands then you will get 4G LTE.

How to check the device LTE bands?
Those are all listed in this nice site, open it then input your phone model (e.g. SM-G920P) and open the result:
https://www.frequencycheck.com

Once you have the supported LTE bands of your phone you just need to check if your carrier does use one of them, if you don't know which bands your carrier uses then you can find it here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LTE_networks
Or here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LTE_networks_in_Europe
Or by calling your carrier.

If your carrier uses one of the phone LTE bands then you will be able to have LTE, (by setting the proper APN, we have the most used listed here: https://idoneapps.com/forum/index.php?topic=23.0) in the other cases sadly there is now way yet to have 4G LTE because enabling them all using an external software doesn't seem to work as probably it's a modem lacks.

If you are not lucky with the above check you can use below methods to tweak the LTE settings, these methods will work because are supported by the phone modem:

MSL/SPC
Using the MSL you may tweak the LTE settings, such as band priority, enabling/disabling certain bands etc...
Open our app, note down the MSL/SPC code shown in the main page and then:
1. Dial ##3282#
2. Select "EDIT"
3. Enter the phone MSL
4. Select LTE, then tweak the settings like you prefer.

GCF Settings
Using the Service Menu you may enable/disable certain bands:
Open our app, tap on GCF Settings, then:
1. UE SETTING & INFO
2. SETTING
3. SYSTEM
4. NEXT PAGE
5. LTE BANDS ON/OFF
6. Manage the bands as you prefer.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2016, 02:11:54 PM by Nodial »
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Re: LTE Bands - Will my unlocked phone get 4G LTE?
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2016, 09:02:53 PM »
what about if the LTE band is disabled?
I know that my phone support LTE band 7 but is not showed on the sprint version.. is a note 7
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Re: LTE Bands - Will my unlocked phone get 4G LTE?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2016, 02:58:31 AM »
that toggle is not editable, it is set to enabled when LTE is working, else it auto-set to disabled.
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Re: LTE Bands - Will my unlocked phone get 4G LTE?
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2016, 08:56:24 AM »
First of all thank you for this wonderful site!!  I have a SM-N910P rooted and unlocked on cricket. I dont have 4g LTE and my service sucks. Can you help me?

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Re: LTE Bands - Will my unlocked phone get 4G LTE?
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2016, 09:02:09 AM »
I'm very sorry, the Sprint Note 4 only have 3 Sprint LTE bands (25, 26, 41), you cannot have LTE working with others carrier with that phone:
https://www.frequencycheck.com/models/Akpkr/samsung-sm-n910p-galaxy-note-4-lte-a-samsung-muscat

All you can get is HDSPA+ that's not bad at all anyway!
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Re: LTE Bands - Will my unlocked phone get 4G LTE?
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2016, 04:44:59 PM »
another thing to note is that cricket is very much like straight talk in that it doesnt actually provide its own service. if you have a tmobile sim and tmobile sucks in your area, then you should get a at&t sim and have cricket switch your service to that sim and try it out.

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Re: LTE Bands - Will my unlocked phone get 4G LTE?
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2017, 04:12:16 PM »
So just to verify, my galaxy s5 (sm-g900p) won't support LTE on tmobile only 3g since it only has lte bands 25, 26, and 41?

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Re: LTE Bands - Will my unlocked phone get 4G LTE?
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2017, 08:51:56 AM »
lnhardes, correct, the G900P just supports those 3 Sprint LTE bands.
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Re: LTE Bands - Will my unlocked phone get 4G LTE?
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2017, 10:17:42 AM »
So will sm-g900p work with att 4glte? Im confused on frequency check?

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Re: LTE Bands - Will my unlocked phone get 4G LTE?
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2017, 10:23:53 AM »
The SM-G900P has just 3 LTE bands: 25, 26 and 41 (check LTE paraghraph):
https://www.frequencycheck.com/models/AxDyA/samsung-sm-g900p-galaxy-s5-lte-a-samsung-pacific

So it will works with Sprint, Boost Mobile, Credo Mobile and Virgin Mobile because those carrier uses such 3 LTE bands.

T-Mobile in the US for example uses bands 2, 4 and 12, so SM-G900P will work in 3G and HDSPA+ for data on T-Mobile.
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