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# 91548 15-Oct-2011 09:25
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Can someone please tell me if the Galaxy S II that is sold by Telecom NZ is an i9100 that supports 850/900/1900/2100 WCDMA 3G?  Or is the version they sell a different model with only tri-band WCDMA?  

If it is the latter, does anyone know if you can load any i9100 custom ROM as long as the modem firmware is kept at one of the versions that supports 850MHz?

Thanks in advance 

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  # 533612 15-Oct-2011 10:10
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The 9100T is still quad band UTMS - this is confirmed with mine running on vodafone and showing connected to a WCDMA900mhz site.

You need to keep the same modem version number as lots of people have reported that the T doesn't like the same modem as the international versions and results in poor 3G performance.

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  # 533621 15-Oct-2011 10:29
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How does the phone identify that you're on a 900MHz site? Is it an app?

 
 
 
 


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  # 533627 15-Oct-2011 10:34
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If you change the ROM just be wary of breaking the phone, there are already a couple of threads on here in the past week from people who have lost 850 coverage with 3rd party ROM's.


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  # 533630 15-Oct-2011 10:37
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That's a problem with the modem Steve. Not normally included in the ROM in this device. Flashed separately.



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  # 533631 15-Oct-2011 10:41
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I assume they flashed an image that included a different version of modem firmware that didn't support 850MHz.  That's why I was asking if I can install a custom ROM as long as I keep an 850MHz compatible modem version.

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  # 533647 15-Oct-2011 11:37
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BigHammer: How does the phone identify that you're on a 900MHz site? Is it an app?


on the SGSII goto keypad type *#0011#

I take no responsibility for anyone mis-using this info and bricking their phone     

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  # 533658 15-Oct-2011 12:31
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nitrotech:
BigHammer: How does the phone identify that you're on a 900MHz site? Is it an app?


on the SGSII goto keypad type *#0011#

I take no responsibility for anyone mis-using?this info and bricking their phone?????


how can you break your phone by going in there?





 
 
 
 


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  # 533678 15-Oct-2011 13:40
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nakedmolerat:
nitrotech:
BigHammer: How does the phone identify that you're on a 900MHz site? Is it an app?


on the SGSII goto keypad type *#0011#

I take no responsibility for anyone mis-using?this info and bricking their phone?????


how can you break your phone by going in there?



You can't, but believe me some idiot will use the wrong code press something like delete all and bugger their phone - it's happened before. 

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  # 534158 17-Oct-2011 08:35
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Can someone tell me what the stock modem is for the Telecom SGSII?




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  # 534161 17-Oct-2011 08:45
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lokhor: Can someone tell me what the stock modem is for the Telecom SGSII?


What do you mean by "Stock Modem"??




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  # 534164 17-Oct-2011 09:02
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Mine's stock and on I9100TDOKG2 so KG2 is what you're looking for

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Kernel is I9100TDOKH1  

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  # 534171 17-Oct-2011 09:24
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lokhor: Can someone tell me what the stock modem is for the Telecom SGSII?


What do you mean by "Stock Modem"??


As in the modem that comes with the Telecom SGSII. You can check this by going to Settings > About phone and scroll down to Baseband version.




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  # 534211 17-Oct-2011 11:09
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lokhor:
old3eyes:
lokhor: Can someone tell me what the stock modem is for the Telecom SGSII?


What do you mean by "Stock Modem"??


As in the modem that comes with the Telecom SGSII. You can check this by going to Settings > About phone and scroll down to Baseband version.


Mine says I9000TDOKG2




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  # 534215 17-Oct-2011 11:29
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Cheers for that. What sort of speeds do you get using the Speedtest.net app?




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  # 534254 17-Oct-2011 12:38
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lokhor: Cheers for that. What sort of speeds do you get using the Speedtest.net app?


Auckland CBD this morning.

2D Down = 2408 Up 1708
XT Down = 3500 Up 945
Voda down = 1250 Up 247




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