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  1. recDNA's Avatar
    Can anyone with an unlocked N9 at VZW comment about any features or updates you've lost due to using the unlocked version? Thanks!
    11-24-2018 02:58 PM
  2. jtcannonball's Avatar
    I have hotspot, visual voicemail and HD voice. Looks like WiFi calling is the only thing I don't have.
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    11-24-2018 03:22 PM
  3. recDNA's Avatar
    I have hotspot, visual voicemail and HD voice. Looks like WiFi calling is the only thing I don't have.
    How about updates. Did you get any? Thanks!
    11-24-2018 04:57 PM
  4. jtcannonball's Avatar
    How about updates. Did you get any? Thanks!
    Yeah, through October so far. I'm struggling to stay with the phone. Not incredibly low light this afternoon and I was very dissatisfied with the picture results of my kids. Picked up my Pixel and same exact lighting and situation produced clean, blur free photos with lots of details. None of that Samsung blur of hair that looks like an oil painting.
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    11-24-2018 05:04 PM
  5. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    Yeah, through October so far. I'm struggling to stay with the phone. Not incredibly low light this afternoon and I was very dissatisfied with the picture results of my kids. Picked up my Pixel and same exact lighting and situation produced clean, blur free photos with lots of details. None of that Samsung blur of hair that looks like an oil painting.
    Sell it on swappa.

    I'm not much of a photog, so as long as the camera takes pics I'm good.
    I had an OG Pixel XL and a Pixel 2 XL and was not impressed with either. I'm really digging the Note 9.
    11-24-2018 11:34 PM
  6. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Thought you wanted to get the iPhone Max? I have the Max and thinking about going back to the Note 9 Midnight Black.

    If you use Verizon then I would get the phone from Verizon.
    11-25-2018 08:48 AM
  7. recDNA's Avatar
    Thought you wanted to get the iPhone Max? I have the Max and thinking about going back to the Note 9 Midnight Black.

    If you use Verizon then I would get the phone from Verizon.
    Yes I wanted the max when i thought it was 400 off. My mistake was getting so pissed I stormed out without thinking about N9 for 400 off.
    11-25-2018 12:55 PM
  8. mumfoau's Avatar
    So Wi-Fi calling doesn’t work with an unlocked version on Verizon? I just bought one from Swappa and Wi-Fi calling is the reason I sent the 6T back to OnePlus.
    11-26-2018 09:05 AM
  9. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    So Wi-Fi calling doesn’t work with an unlocked version on Verizon? I just bought one from Swappa and Wi-Fi calling is the reason I sent the 6T back to OnePlus.
    I can confirm it doesn't work.

    I also have an unlocked S9+ and WiFi calling does work on it with Verizon.
    11-26-2018 12:40 PM
  10. mumfoau's Avatar
    My options Are to wait on Verizon or flash the Verizon firmware with ODIN then?
    I can confirm it doesn't work.

    I also have an unlocked S9+ and WiFi calling does work on it with Verizon.
    11-26-2018 12:45 PM
  11. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    My options Are to wait on Verizon or flash the Verizon firmware with ODIN then?
    I would flash the Verizon firmware. I may try that very same thing today and try it out.
    11-26-2018 12:47 PM
  12. mumfoau's Avatar
    Any tutorials? I've rooted in the past but never used ODIN. I'm coming from iPhone.
    I would flash the Verizon firmware. I may try that very same thing today and try it out.
    11-26-2018 12:50 PM
  13. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    Any tutorials? I've rooted in the past but never used ODIN. I'm coming from iPhone.
    If you go to the XDA forums now, someone uploaded the Verizon firmware just today. In that same Note 9 forum, you should find the link to download the special version of Odin you need for the Note 9.
    11-26-2018 12:53 PM
  14. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    Also, use Samsung Smartswitch on your computer to backup the contents of your phone so that you can restore everything when you are through.

    You need a Windows computer to run Odin on also.
    11-26-2018 12:57 PM
  15. mumfoau's Avatar
    I'm downloading the firmware now from that post. Then I'll drop it on a flash drive. I'll check for the ODIN a little later. This essentially makes my phone a Verizon phone with all their bloat right? Considering this year Thanksgiving was in the place where I need WiFi calling, I may just wait for VZW to offer official support for WiFi calling. We'll see how I feel when the phone arrives.
    If you go to the XDA forums now, someone uploaded the Verizon firmware just today. In that same Note 9 forum, you should find the link to download the special version of Odin you need for the Note 9.
    11-26-2018 12:57 PM
  16. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    I'm downloading the firmware now from that post. Then I'll drop it on a flash drive. I'll check for the ODIN a little later. This essentially makes my phone a Verizon phone with all their bloat right? Considering this year Thanksgiving was in the place where I need WiFi calling, I may just wait for VZW to offer official support for WiFi calling. We'll see how I feel when the phone arrives.
    It will have a few Verizon apps installed but it's not too bad.
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    11-26-2018 12:59 PM
  17. recDNA's Avatar
    It will have a few Verizon apps installed but it's not too bad.
    Anyone ever ask the Best Buy Samsung guy if HE will flash the VZW firmware for you?
    11-26-2018 03:26 PM
  18. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    Anyone ever ask the Best Buy Samsung guy if HE will flash the VZW firmware for you?
    But there's no fun in that.
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    11-26-2018 05:19 PM
  19. mumfoau's Avatar
    I called them today and he said their store hasn't done that in 1.5 years. Said the nearest store that did that to here was Virginia Beach which is about 4.5 hours from me.

    I've got Odin3 on my wife's Windows laptop and I've got the firmware from that XDA thread and the one from SamMobile since they have different numbers.

    My Unlocked 512GB will be here Thursday then I'll decide if I want to wait out VZW to update the Note 9 like they did the S9/S9+ or or just flash the VZW firmware.
    Anyone ever ask the Best Buy Samsung guy if HE will flash the VZW firmware for you?
    11-26-2018 06:54 PM
  20. recDNA's Avatar
    I called them today and he said their store hasn't done that in 1.5 years. Said the nearest store that did that to here was Virginia Beach which is about 4.5 hours from me.

    I've got Odin3 on my wife's Windows laptop and I've got the firmware from that XDA thread and the one from SamMobile since they have different numbers.

    My Unlocked 256GB will be here Thursday then I'll decide if I want to wait out VZW to update the Note 9 like they did the S9/S9+ or or just flash the VZW firmware.
    256gb? I thought they were either 128 or 512?
    11-26-2018 07:22 PM
  21. mumfoau's Avatar
    Sorry. I meant 512GB lol. Used to have a 256GB XS Max. Lol
    256gb? I thought they were either 128 or 512?
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    11-26-2018 07:45 PM
  22. recDNA's Avatar
    Sorry. I meant 512GB lol. Used to have a 256GB XS Max. Lol
    The XS MAX is my dream phone (strictly due to its one advantage over the 9, it's beautiful design) . Just too much $
    11-26-2018 08:58 PM
  23. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    The XS MAX is my dream phone (strictly due to its one advantage over the 9, it's beautiful design) . Just too much $
    My Note 9 next to my XS Max. I got the 128GB Note 9 so when I bought the Max, there was no doubt that I would get the 512GB model. That's the Product Red Apple leather case. I have the black leather case as well as the Apple leather folio case but the flap gets in the way sometimes.

    Unlocked on Verizon?-img_1405.jpg
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    11-27-2018 12:41 AM
  24. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    I can confirm it doesn't work.

    I also have an unlocked S9+ and WiFi calling does work on it with Verizon.
    I called them today and he said their store hasn't done that in 1.5 years. Said the nearest store that did that to here was Virginia Beach which is about 4.5 hours from me.

    I've got Odin3 on my wife's Windows laptop and I've got the firmware from that XDA thread and the one from SamMobile since they have different numbers.

    My Unlocked 512GB will be here Thursday then I'll decide if I want to wait out VZW to update the Note 9 like they did the S9/S9+ or or just flash the VZW firmware.
    Has Verizon gotten around to supporting / allowing WiFi Calling on the Unlocked Note 9?
    10-08-2019 09:34 AM
  25. Rhyalus's Avatar
    My WiFi calling works on my unlocked note 9 with Verizon.

    However, it is not clear If it is accidental or not. When they “know” you are on a non Verizon device they choose to limit the services because they can’t confirm that everything will work.

    I recently changed my plan and it now works.

    R
    10-12-2019 08:38 AM
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