1. James Rogers2's Avatar
    I switched from Verizon to T Mobile and I'm using my Verizon Note 8. Will I be able to receive updates from T Mobile when they send them?
    12-30-2017 10:32 AM
  2. amyf27's Avatar
    I'm not sure but welcome to T-Mobile. There are plenty of people on here that will be able to answer that though so I'm sure you'll hear something soon.

    Do you have fully functioning apps and everything since it's from Verizon to T-Mobile? Just curious
    12-30-2017 10:34 AM
  3. bhatech's Avatar
    No since it's a Verizon model, updates still come from Verizon not T-Mobile. Samsung still bends over back to carriers and has separate individual firmwares for each carrier. So, your Verizon phone can only be updated by Verizon.
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    12-30-2017 10:49 AM
  4. James Rogers2's Avatar
    Everything seems to work fine. Although I haven't tried it yet. I heard that Wi-Fi calling doesn't work
    12-30-2017 02:11 PM
  5. James Rogers2's Avatar
    No since it's a Verizon model, updates still come from Verizon not T-Mobile. Samsung still bends over back to carriers and has separate individual firmwares for each carrier. So, your Verizon phone can only be updated by Verizon.
    So the only way I can update my is by using Odin?
    12-30-2017 02:13 PM
  6. bhatech's Avatar
    So the only way I can update my is by using Odin?
    You mean flashing the T-Mobile firmware? Yeah I haven't been doing that stuff for while now but I believe all the recent US models are basically the same across carriers so theoretically you can flash the T-Mobile firmware and after that you should receive future updates from T-Mobile since it'll be TMobile firmware. May be check XDA if that's possible.
    12-30-2017 02:32 PM
  7. amyf27's Avatar
    I have a really dumb question...if you switched over to Tmobile, why didn't you turn / trade in the Verizon model for a Tmobile one?Usually switching carriers give you perks for doing that kind of thing.
    12-30-2017 05:15 PM
  8. James Rogers2's Avatar
    I have a really dumb question...if you switched over to Tmobile, why didn't you turn / trade in the Verizon model for a Tmobile one?Usually switching carriers give you perks for doing that kind of thing.
    My Note 8 was paid for and they didn't offer me what I paid for it. I would have had to get a device payment or buy another Note 8
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    12-30-2017 08:10 PM
  9. gernerttl's Avatar
    Yes. All US versions of the Note 8 are basically the same. The problem arises from the IEMI not the firmware. Each carrier has their own IEMI blocks. Even though the the phone works fine on T-Mobile's network, it's not a T-Mobile IEMI and therefore probably won't get updated by T-Mobile.

    If it was non-carrier branded (unlocked), then it wouldn't be an issue because the update come from Samsung. Flashing the unlocked ROM, or the T-Mobile ROM probably won't solve the problem.
    01-01-2018 12:43 AM
  10. James Rogers2's Avatar
    Yes. All US versions of the Note 8 are basically the same. The problem arises from the IEMI not the firmware. Each carrier has their own IEMI blocks. Even though the the phone works fine on T-Mobile's network, it's not a T-Mobile IEMI and therefore probably won't get updated by T-Mobile.

    If it was non-carrier branded (unlocked), then it wouldn't be an issue because the update come from Samsung. Flashing the unlocked ROM, or the T-Mobile ROM probably won't solve the problem.
    There is a guide on how to switch carriers on XDA, but it looks a little complicated for me.
    01-01-2018 12:50 AM
  11. gernerttl's Avatar
    There is a guide on how to switch carriers on XDA, but it looks a little complicated for me.
    Switching from Verizon to T-Mobile and AT&T is easy, just pop in an activated SIM, and the phone will work. All Verizon phones are SIM unlocked.

    I'm not sure about Verizon to Sprint. AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint phones are SIM locked, meaning you to ask them to unlock the phone for use on another carrier; and Sprint is also CDMA and it's the way CDMA works that would make Verizon to Sprint (and vice versa) problematic.

    Theoretically, you can use AT&T and T-Mobile phones on Verizon. Even though they are GSM, it would work on Verizon's LTE network. The HTC U11, which has no CDMA, actually works on Verizon. Just not in the small areas with no LTE.
    01-01-2018 01:14 AM
  12. James Rogers2's Avatar
    Switching from Verizon to T-Mobile and AT&T is easy, just pop in an activated SIM, and the phone will work. All Verizon phones are SIM unlocked.

    I'm not sure about Verizon to Sprint. AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint phones are SIM locked, meaning you to ask them to unlock the phone for use on another carrier; and Sprint is also CDMA and it's the way CDMA works that would make Verizon to Sprint (and vice versa) problematic.

    Theoretically, you can use AT&T and T-Mobile phones on Verizon. Even though they are GSM, it would work on Verizon's LTE network. The HTC U11, which has no CDMA, actually works on Verizon. Just not in the small areas with no LTE.
    I'm actually talking about switching the firmware to T-Mobile so that the phone is actually a T- Mobile phone. I already have a Tmobie sim in it.
    01-01-2018 09:38 AM
  13. gernerttl's Avatar
    I'm actually talking about switching the firmware to T-Mobile so that the phone is actually a T- Mobile phone. I already have a Tmobie sim in it.
    Are you flashing it, or are you having T-Mobile flash it? I'm still not sure if that will fix the update issue.
    01-01-2018 12:17 PM
  14. James Rogers2's Avatar
    Are you flashing it, or are you having T-Mobile flash it? I'm still not sure if that will fix the update issue.
    Yes I'm flashing it using Odin. There is a complete guide on how to switch carriers on xda, but it seems a little complicated. I wish they make a video.
    01-01-2018 12:22 PM
  15. gernerttl's Avatar
    Yes I'm flashing it using Odin. There is a complete guide on how to switch carriers on xda, but it seems a little complicated. I wish they make a video.
    I've flashed ROMs using Odin. It's not that hard, just tedious. The nice thing is, it's almost impossible to brick your phone.
    01-01-2018 12:26 PM
  16. James Rogers2's Avatar
    I've flashed ROMs using Odin. It's not that hard, just tedious. The nice thing is, it's almost impossible to brick your phone.
    Yeah I flashed ROMs using Odin before, but this is a little more complicated. At least for me.

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/gal...0u-u1-t3685884
    01-01-2018 12:40 PM

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