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  Reply # 435236 4-Feb-2011 11:32 Send private message

ummm i have enabled it threw the instructions , not that it will work , i could try a xt  sim just in case....




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  Reply # 435238 4-Feb-2011 11:39 Send private message

fahrenheit:
You'll note in that thread that there are people saying that it can't be done with the international version of the phone. They are correct.
Its a hardware limit and that person who started that thread is merely enabling something that his provider (AT&T) disabled by default.


Have you tried it? There are 2 issues in that thread - some appear to have attempted the hack and failed with an error message and some have attempted the hack with no error message. So it's not clear if the int'l SGS has or hasn't the 850 built in and disabled only in firmware.

Not that I have a view either way, just pointing out the ambiguities in the thread.

Presumably if you succeed with the hack, then you could test on Telecom XT to see if the 3G notification icon shows up.

Might give it a bash over the weekend to see what happens. Does XT use a SIM?

Cheers,
R2D2




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  Reply # 435241 4-Feb-2011 11:43 Send private message

Hmmm

Just edited my post and updated but no edit visible. Stupid BB software. Grrr...

R2D2




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  Reply # 435242 4-Feb-2011 11:44 Send private message

cokeman2: ummm i have enabled it threw the instructions , not that it will work , i could try a xt  sim just in case....


Thanks for the answers cokeman2. Looking forward to the results of you experiment.

Cheers,
R2D2




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  Reply # 435243 4-Feb-2011 11:46 Send private message

ArtooDetoo:
cokeman2: ummm i have enabled it threw the instructions , not that it will work , i could try a xt  sim just in case....


Thanks for the answers cokeman2. Looking forward to the results of you experiment.

Cheers,
R2D2


Yeah, me too! 

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  Reply # 435244 4-Feb-2011 11:47 Send private message

Tried to edit the typo in my last post and that failed as well.

Snarl...  >8^E(




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  Reply # 435246 4-Feb-2011 11:50 Send private message

ArtooDetoo: Tried to edit the typo in my last post and that failed as well.

Snarl...  >8^E(


Hmm, thinking this thread is too big for the server to edit?! lol 

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  Reply # 435248 4-Feb-2011 11:52 Send private message

KiwiT:
ArtooDetoo: Tried to edit the typo in my last post and that failed as well.

Snarl...  >8^E(


Hmm, thinking this thread is too big for the server to edit?! lol 


Good point. Have a go at editing your post - it might be my browser or summat...

Cheers,
R2D2




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  Reply # 435262 4-Feb-2011 12:03 Send private message

ArtooDetoo:
fahrenheit:
You'll note in that thread that there are people saying that it can't be done with the international version of the phone. They are correct.
Its a hardware limit and that person who started that thread is merely enabling something that his provider (AT&T) disabled by default.


Have you tried it? There are 2 issues in that thread - some appear to have attempted the hack and failed with an error message and some have attempted the hack with no error message. So it's not clear if the int'l SGS has or hasn't the 850 built in and disabled only in firmware.

Not that I have a view either way, just pointing out the ambiguities in the thread.

Presumably if you succeed with the hack, then you could test on Telecom XT to see if the 3G notification icon shows up.

Might give it a bash over the weekend to see what happens. Does XT use a SIM?

Cheers,
R2D2


This topic pops up in this very thread about every 50 pages. I should probably bookmark the relevant posts since it continues to reappear again and again.
I was once one of the hopeful. I have since learned that its not as simple as it sounds.

AT&T's phones have hardware capable of 850MHz UMTS. The international SGS have hardware capable of 900MHz. They are not interchangeable.

Some telecoms (namely in the US) like AT&T who use the 2100 and 1900/1700 bands for their services have decided to disable 850MHz in the phones software. These success stories are merely people enabling a band that the phone is capable of working with. With a phone that isn't capable, you can still tick the box but it won't help.




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  Reply # 435263 4-Feb-2011 12:04 Send private message

I just had an idea, now that we have a web based market we can more easily share our most useful apps that run well on the SGS.

I recently found a developer that has free emulators on the market:
https://market.android.com/developer?pub=Tiger+King

and then you can easily find roms using this app:
https://market.android.com/details?id=org.coolcode.emuroms

Pretty sweet if you want to get your Pokemon on




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  Reply # 435267 4-Feb-2011 12:12 Send private message

Weirder and Weirder...

My edited posts now have "This post has been edited. Soon you will be able to click here to see previous versions" highlighted in yellow on them. WTF is going on with the BB software?

Sheesh...
R2D2




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  Reply # 435269 4-Feb-2011 12:14 Send private message

fahrenheit:

This topic pops up in this very thread about every 50 pages. I should probably bookmark the relevant posts since it continues to reappear again and again.
I was once one of the hopeful. I have since learned that its not as simple as it sounds.

AT&T's phones have hardware capable of 850MHz UMTS. The international SGS have hardware capable of 900MHz. They are not interchangeable.

Some telecoms (namely in the US) like AT&T who use the 2100 and 1900/1700 bands for their services have decided to disable 850MHz in the phones software. These success stories are merely people enabling a band that the phone is capable of working with. With a phone that isn't capable, you can still tick the box but it won't help.



As I wrote, "not that I have a view either way, just pointing out the ambiguities in the thread."

Did you try the hack, BTW?

Cheers,
R2D2




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  Reply # 435270 4-Feb-2011 12:18 Send private message

ArtooDetoo:
fahrenheit:

This topic pops up in this very thread about every 50 pages. I should probably bookmark the relevant posts since it continues to reappear again and again.
I was once one of the hopeful. I have since learned that its not as simple as it sounds.

AT&T's phones have hardware capable of 850MHz UMTS. The international SGS have hardware capable of 900MHz. They are not interchangeable.

Some telecoms (namely in the US) like AT&T who use the 2100 and 1900/1700 bands for their services have decided to disable 850MHz in the phones software. These success stories are merely people enabling a band that the phone is capable of working with. With a phone that isn't capable, you can still tick the box but it won't help.



As I wrote, "not that I have a view either way, just pointing out the ambiguities in the thread."

Did you try the hack, BTW?

Cheers,
R2D2


I'll get back to you later on that. I need to borrow a sim first and I need to be certain that I'm not in an area covered by Telecom's 2100 fallback. Should put this to bed once and for all.

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  Reply # 435272 4-Feb-2011 12:19 Send private message

cokeman2: ummm i have enabled it threw the instructions , not that it will work , i could try a xt  sim just in case....


850 3g wont work at all on 900/2100 even though it's "enabled"  




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  Reply # 435275 4-Feb-2011 12:24 Send private message

fahrenheit:

I'll get back to you later on that. I need to borrow a sim first and I need to be certain that I'm not in an area covered by Telecom's 2100 fallback. Should put this to bed once and for all.


Thanks dude. You're a gent.  :D

Cheers,
R2D2




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