04-16-2018 08:50 PM
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  1. Joseph Villa1's Avatar
    Hello everyone i am just trying to get some information i have been reading a lot of threads the last couple of days. And I am curious to know. I am switching carriers from Verizon to Tmobile and bringing my note 8 with me. what i want to know is if i flash my note 8 from Verizon to tmobile firmware, will it unlock the bands that i currently can't use. I am aware that tmobile utilizes a couple of different bands that Verizon doesn't. So I am just trying to get some clarification on this. Thanks again for all your help.
    01-16-2018 07:48 AM
  2. amyf27's Avatar
    I'm sure you'll get some answers here. Have you checked with Tmobile? They do have some pretty knowledgeable reps that may be able to assist.
    01-16-2018 08:46 AM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    You shouldn't really need to do anything. If the Note is paid off, you can have Verizon unlock it to take to another carrier. It won't work as well as a Note built for Tmo, but it should work.
    01-16-2018 08:48 AM
  4. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    Hello everyone i am just trying to get some information i have been reading a lot of threads the last couple of days. And I am curious to know. I am switching carriers from Verizon to Tmobile and bringing my note 8 with me. what i want to know is if i flash my note 8 from Verizon to tmobile firmware, will it unlock the bands that i currently can't use. I am aware that tmobile utilizes a couple of different bands that Verizon doesn't. So I am just trying to get some clarification on this. Thanks again for all your help.
    Yes it will unlock all the correct bands for T-Mobile. The bands are controlled via carrier firmware. If you flash the T-Mobile firmware it will unlock the correct bands for T-Mobile.

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/gal...0#post74087340
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    01-16-2018 08:50 AM
  5. Joseph Villa1's Avatar
    Thanks so much for the reply I really appreciate it i have one other question. Can I flash directly from VZW to Tmobile. I have already downloaded odin and the latest tmobile firmware. I just want to be sure it's been about 4 years since i have flashed anything. I wasn't sure if i had to flash VZW firmware first then tmobile or can i go straight to tmobile. Thanks again
    01-16-2018 08:54 AM
  6. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    Thanks so much for the reply I really appreciate it i have one other question. Can I flash directly from VZW to Tmobile. I have already downloaded odin and the latest tmobile firmware. I just want to be sure it's been about 4 years since i have flashed anything. I wasn't sure if i had to flash VZW firmware first then tmobile or can i go straight to tmobile. Thanks again
    Follow the instructions in the link I just posted above. I don't think you have to flash the Verizon software first you can go straight to T-Mobile. I would do a factory reset of the phone before you start just to make sure everything goes smoothly. Make sure to follow the instructions to a T though. That will make sure you have no issues.
    01-16-2018 09:05 AM
  7. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    Thanks so much for the reply I really appreciate it i have one other question. Can I flash directly from VZW to Tmobile. I have already downloaded odin and the latest tmobile firmware. I just want to be sure it's been about 4 years since i have flashed anything. I wasn't sure if i had to flash VZW firmware first then tmobile or can i go straight to tmobile. Thanks again
    This is just a suggestion but I would consider flashing the unlocked version of the Firmware. That would open all of the bands and you wouldn't have to deal with all of T-Mobiles bloatware that is pretty bad especially their T-Mobile app and a couple of other apps that are very intrusive they install.
    01-16-2018 09:08 AM
  8. Joseph Villa1's Avatar
    Hey thanks so much for the info i really appreciate it!! Could you post a link where to get the unlocked firmware for the note 8 and the s7 i am going to do both of them. also if you have a link on the s7 process as well i would appreciate it. Thanks again for all the help.
    01-16-2018 09:17 AM
  9. amyf27's Avatar
    Do you mind if I ask why you are leaving Verizon? I'm currently with T-Mobile and was just curious what made you want to switch.
    01-16-2018 09:56 AM
  10. Joseph Villa1's Avatar
    I actually use both carriers but i am just going to stick with TMobile only because for that extra 25 a month you get truly unlimited tethering with very little throttle after 50 gig the only time they throttle me is maybe at 9am and 5 to 7 pm and still it's not that bad but the rest of the time i get speeds of up to 40mb per sec and that's fine with me. with Verizon once you break that 22gb mark your done and they charge a fortune in overages.
    01-16-2018 08:19 PM
  11. Joseph Villa1's Avatar
    does anyone know where i can get this software?

    For use withBQL1/2/5/A Firmwares
    N950USQU1AQL1_COMBINATION - Uploading when I get it...try downgrading firmware and use the previous version until uploaded
    HOME_CSC_OYV_N950WVLS2BQL? - Uploading when released...

    Any help would be appreciated. thanks so much i can't seem to find it anywhere
    01-16-2018 08:22 PM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    sammobile have the firmware you looking for
    01-16-2018 08:29 PM
  13. sparkeater79's Avatar
    I guess you are rooted or something. As said before you don’t need to flash and all that. The Verizon phones are unlocked from the get go. You shouldn’t need to do anything other than insert a T-Mobile sim and bam.
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    01-16-2018 09:03 PM
  14. Joseph Villa1's Avatar
    mustang they don't have the combination software as stated above and on xda it just says they will upload it when they get it they have it for every other carrier just not tmobile at least not yet. and yes Verizon phones are unlocked however they don't have all the bands available until you flash it.
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    01-16-2018 09:12 PM
  15. Joseph Villa1's Avatar
    my build requires last 4 BQLA and that is of course the only version i can't find for the tmobile.

    For use withBQL1/2/5/A Firmwares
    N950USQU1AQL1_COMBINATION - Uploading when I get it...try downgrading firmware and use the previous version until uploaded
    HOME_CSC_OYV_N950WVLS2BQL? - Uploading when released...
    01-16-2018 09:14 PM
  16. Joseph Villa1's Avatar
    Follow this link to XDA and then you will see under downloads carrier switching steps and then click, click to show content and scroll down a bit and you will see ODIN FILES TO FLASH (Combination Firmware and XAC HOME_CSC): and then after that it's greyed out and those files are the ones i need to switch carriers. here is the link anyone who can help i would appreciate it. thanks

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/gal...0#post74087340
    01-16-2018 09:22 PM
  17. James Rogers2's Avatar
    I guess you are rooted or something. As said before you don’t need to flash and all that. The Verizon phones are unlocked from the get go. You shouldn’t need to do anything other than insert a T-Mobile sim and bam.
    You won't be able to use all the features advance calling and video calling if you just insert a T-Mobile Sim card.
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    01-16-2018 09:47 PM
  18. Joseph Villa1's Avatar
    i know that's why i have to flash to change carriers and then i have use of all the bands i did it on my s7 and it worked perfectly. Got all the bands got every feature including wifi calling video calling everything. just with the note it's got this one file that i can't seem to find. I can insert my tmobile sim but i only get LTE in certain areas due to not having use of all the bands. it was the same on my S7 as well until i flashed it then i got everything all bands. But like right now where i am sitting i get a full LTE signal on my S7 and and basically no service on my note 8 again all depending on where i am.
    01-16-2018 10:06 PM
  19. James Rogers2's Avatar
    I switched from Verizon to T-Mobile a month ago as well. My note 8 worked except for the wifi calling and video calling. I tried flashing T-Mobile software from the xda site, but it was a little complicated for me. I sold my Verizon Note and picked up a T-Mobile one
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    01-17-2018 05:05 PM
  20. eshropshire's Avatar
    You shouldn't really need to do anything. If the Note is paid off, you can have Verizon unlock it to take to another carrier. It won't work as well as a Note built for Tmo, but it should work.
    All Verizon phones are SIM unlocked. You don't need anything from Verizon.
    01-17-2018 11:48 PM
  21. Xerrad Anon's Avatar
    Yes it will unlock all the correct bands for T-Mobile. The bands are controlled via carrier firmware. If you flash the T-Mobile firmware it will unlock the correct bands for T-Mobile.

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/gal...0#post74087340
    I am in the same situation as the OP. I have a Verizon phone on the T-Mobile network. I just bought this phone yesterday for half off.
    Do I need to follow the steps for the switching carrier section, or follow the switching firmware guide? Or do I need to do both?
    01-21-2018 06:23 PM
  22. gernerttl's Avatar
    You shouldn't really need to do anything. If the Note is paid off, you can have Verizon unlock it to take to another carrier. It won't work as well as a Note built for Tmo, but it should work.
    All Verizon phones after SIM unlocked and work on all LTE bands. All you have to do is pop in an activated T-Mobile SIM.
    01-21-2018 10:22 PM
  23. gernerttl's Avatar
    I am in the same situation as the OP. I have a Verizon phone on the T-Mobile network. I just bought this phone yesterday for half off.
    Do I need to follow the steps for the switching carrier section, or follow the switching firmware guide? Or do I need to do both?
    What @eshropshire said. You don't need to do anything. Verizon phones are SIM unlocked.
    01-21-2018 10:25 PM
  24. James Rogers2's Avatar
    I am in the same situation as the OP. I have a Verizon phone on the T-Mobile network. I just bought this phone yesterday for half off.
    Do I need to follow the steps for the switching carrier section, or follow the switching firmware guide? Or do I need to do both?
    All Verizon phones after SIM unlocked and work on all LTE bands. All you have to do is pop in an activated T-Mobile SIM.
    If you just put a T-Mobile Sim card in it will work but you won't have access to all the features like wifi calling and video calling. You have to flash the T-mobile firmware for those things to work.
    bigmo555 likes this.
    01-22-2018 08:31 AM
  25. Xerrad Anon's Avatar
    If you just put a T-Mobile Sim card in it will work but you won't have access to all the features like wifi calling and video calling. You have to flash the T-mobile firmware for those things to work.
    So I need to follow the guide for installing a firmware then right? Not the guide for switching carriers since the phone is already unlocked? Or do I need to do both of those guides?
    bigmo555 likes this.
    01-22-2018 05:04 PM
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