orb3000 · Mar 13, 2012 at 02:30 pm

Galaxy Note i717 Hacked to Work on T-Mobile 3G/4G

It hasn’t been long since XDA Forum Member itsjusttim opened a bounty thread to get the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note I717 hacked and working on Tmobile’s AWS 1700. It seems that it is finally a reality! XDA Forum Member tomin.fhl posted well documented info on how he replicated T-mobile 4G with three different modems: T-mobile SGH-T989 KID, T-mobile SGH-T989 VKL1, and Telus KJ3—all of them with full phone functionality.

You can choose between two options in order to hack your Note and get 3G/4G on Tmobile. The first one is the “easy” one, by downloading the modem you want and flash it through CWM. Or the more “technical” one, which involves adb and the dd command. You can find any of the three modem options for download on this thread thanks to XDA member tspx23.

The Galaxy Note must be rooted in order to proceed with this. The original poster has it running with the latest Saurom Projekt Team ROM and with the kernel that comes with it. He states that the phone works perfectly well. Remember, this is a process that will void your warranty and could turn your Note into a brick, so proceed carefully. In the words of tomin.fhl:

PRELIMINARY NOTES

The AT&T Note was networked unlocked
I have been on T-Mobile for the past 3 years
I am on the T-mobile post paid 5GB Data Android Plan (with unlimited talk and text)
T-mobile sim was in the device while testing the solution
The Galaxy Note was rooted, and running the latest Saurom Projekt Team Rom with the kernel that comes with that rom (DA_G’s kernel I think).
The phone functions perfectly. My family called while I was testing and there were no issues.

CAVEATS

Signal strength on my note was less than it was on my GS II. Indoors, I struggled to get two bars of reception.
I have yet to break 5Mbps download speeds and upload speeds are low, usually 1 Mbps or less.

Continue to the original post to find more information on this.

[Thanks to AllGamer for the tip.]
_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!

orb3000

orb3000 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. @orb3000 News Writer & Forum Moderator @xda-developers. Windows Phone/Android enthusiast, like HTC and flashing! 100% cert. free of i-products Xalapa, México View orb3000's posts and articles here.
Mario Tomás Serrafero · May 2, 2015 at 11:00 am · 2 comments

XDA Picks: Best Apps of the Week (Apr 25 – May 1)

Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a million apps on the Google Play Store and new apps being submitted to our forums every day, staying up to date on the latest apps and games can be a hassle. At XDA, we don’t discriminate apps - if it’s interesting, innovative, original or useful, we mention them. The XDA Portal Team loves apps too, and we usually share and discuss the latest app releases...

XDA NEWS
Emil Kako · May 1, 2015 at 06:55 pm · 3 comments

Do You Rock Two Phones?

A few people in the comments were surprised to find out that a number of the XDA staff actually use two phones in The Devices Behind the XDA Team feature. So we're interested in knowing how many of you rock two phones, whether it may be for work, fun, or otherwise. Let us know in the comments section below!

DISCUSS
Mathew Brack · May 1, 2015 at 02:34 pm · 3 comments

Brand Loyalty: OEMs Giveth and Then Taketh Away

The majority of users here at XDA will feel fierce brand loyalty for a company, whether it is Android itself, their phone’s OEM or something else entirely. It’s a topic that is shown constantly in the great “which is better” debates and whilst we may give it willingly in return for a quality product, many companies see much higher levels than others.   Be Together Not The Same One of the many perks we have as Android users is the...

XDA NEWS
Share This