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# 175031 15-Jun-2015 10:40
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Hello guys!


I just bought a phone (Galaxy S5 G900FD) and its parallel imported. Ofcourse its brand new.


After I searched it though, found out this is from Arab emirates.


I went to 'about phone' and it clearly says Arab emirates.


I bought numerous of phones before and this is kinda look strange since I've never seen like any phone actually says like 'Arab emirates' below 'about phone' section.


Is this normal?


Do I need to flush and get NZ rom?


Bytheway, does NZ rom provide better performance than this international rom ( )?


Thanks guys and sorry for my poor English!!!


Thanks in advance!!

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  # 1324900 15-Jun-2015 12:14
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Awwww I don't know how to edit my existing post :(

So I just post here. Coming from S3, S5 is fore sure, new world to me.

It says


United Arab Emirates
TRA ID: 0016333/08
TA: 0000000000/00


And here is funny ones that I don't understand and would like to know them.


Security software version
MDF v1.0 Release 3
VPN v1.4 Release 1


SE for Android Status
Wed Oct 15 20:34:49 2014

Build Number

Is this phone safe to use?

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  # 1326754 17-Jun-2015 18:49
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I think the big thing to look for is the frequencies it sends on. I gather oceania used a different mhz to other areas for 4G. 


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  # 1326793 17-Jun-2015 20:21
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should be fine, no need to flash NZ rom unless you have issues.

edit: I should have siad that I haven't run a NZ rom of any of my galaxy's for longer than a week.

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