08-14-2019 02:34 PM
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  1. Rukbat's Avatar
    Your wrong with bricking the phone as all carrier are universal firmware.
    Sorry, mustang, not true. You can brick a phone by installing another carrier's ROM.
    07-21-2019 02:27 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Sorry, mustang, not true. You can brick a phone by installing another carrier's ROM.
    No you can't , it's universal .
    07-21-2019 02:28 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Compare two ROMS - say Verizon and AT&T. You'll see differences all over the place. (I don't expect you to do it by hand, bue a binary diff program. You'll see. I have.)
    07-21-2019 02:30 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    Compare two ROMS - say Verizon and AT&T. You'll see differences all over the place. (I don't expect you to do it by hand, bue a binary diff program. You'll see. I have.)
    Take for example s10+ rom
    Sm-g975u it's the same across the board only sim will decide what gets installed
    Your total wrong it can't get brick unless user error installed wrong files in slot but even that probably would abort installation on Odin .
    07-21-2019 02:34 PM
  5. ChuckG73's Avatar
    With Odin I flashed a Verizon S10 and installed the unlocked OS and now it boots up with only Samsung and no vzw apps etc...
    07-22-2019 05:54 AM
  6. Mike Dee's Avatar
    You're inaccurate because once I put the AT&T sim card in it prompts to restart but doesn't load any of the AT&T apps. You have to download them manually. As I stated previously, this is a Verizon s10 and if you're such an expert MOST Verizon phones come unlocked. You should also know that it is possible you can brick a phone if you don't installed proper software.
    For the sake of others it is important to note that Verizon branded models are not unlocked intially. I posted directly from their website because the link wouldnt work



    Device Unlocking Policies


    In order to mitigate theft and other fraudulent activity, newly purchased devices are “locked” to work exclusively on the Verizon network. We have separate device unlocking policies that cover postpay and prepaid devices, as well as special rules for deployed military personnel.

    “Unlocking” a device refers only to disabling software that would prevent a consumer from attempting to activate a device designed for one carrier’s network on another carrier’s network. Due to differing technologies, an unlocked Verizon Wireless device may not work – or may experience limited functionality – on another carrier’s network.

    Postpay Device Unlocking Policy


    Devices that you purchase from Verizon are locked for 60 days after purchase. Devices that you purchase from our retail partners are locked for 60 days after activation. After 60 days, we will automatically remove the lock. Following the 60 day lock period, we do not lock our phones at any time.

    Prepaid Device Unlocking Policy

    Devices that you purchase from Verizon and certain devices purchased from our retail partners are locked for 60 days after activation. After 60 days, we will automatically remove the lock. Following the 60 day lock period following device purchase, we do not lock our phones at any time.

    If you purchase a 4G Phone-in-a-Box from our retail partners, you should review the back of the box to determine the lock period applicable to that device.

    Unlocking Policy for Deployed Military Personnel

    If you are a Verizon Wireless customer in the military and receive relocation orders outside of the Verizon Coverage Area, we will unlock your device at your request, even during the 60-day-lock period following the purchase of your device.

    Updated on: July 19, 2019
    mustang7757 likes this.
    07-22-2019 07:18 AM
  7. mlbyanks11's Avatar
    Your wrong with bricking the phone as all carrier are universal firmware.
    I have a T-Mobile branded Note 9 which is unlocked for any carrier, installed my Att sim got the apps and splash screen installed.

    Did your splash screen change to Att?
    Did you look in your app drawer for other Att bloat ware and apps ?
    On both my parents phones none of that happened. So don't know what you're talking about. Makes no sense. Still has verizon OS on both.
    07-22-2019 09:51 AM
  8. mlbyanks11's Avatar
    Take for example s10+ rom
    Sm-g975u it's the same across the board only sim will decide what gets installed
    Your total wrong it can't get brick unless user error installed wrong files in slot but even that probably would abort installation on Odin .
    Disagree. It's happened before.
    07-22-2019 09:52 AM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    Disagree. It's happened before.
    When was last time you flashed?
    07-22-2019 10:00 AM
  10. mlbyanks11's Avatar
    When was last time you flashed?
    With custom ROMs on my note 5 and then trying to flash back to stock. Plus when I put the att sim cards in my parents Verizon phones, I checked no att apps or software was installed. So idk where you're getting that from.
    07-22-2019 10:15 AM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    With custom ROMs on my note 5 and then trying to flash back to stock. Plus when I put the att sim cards in my parents Verizon phones, I checked no att apps or software was installed. So idk where you're getting that from.
    Custom Roms flashing is different then flashing a stock firmware to another stock firmware, note 5 lot of things change in flashing now .
    Putting your Att sim don't install software it loads Att splash screen and apps , probably because it was Verizon before and didn't load the att apps but you do a factory reset it will load them .
    I own currently S8+/S9+/Note9/s10+/note2/note4
    I've been flashing these for years
    If you don't believe me or trust me on this that's fine . But I've helped countless number of people here in the forums on this stuff .
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    07-22-2019 10:24 AM
  12. frederickdawg's Avatar
    You're inaccurate because once I put the AT&T sim card in it prompts to restart but doesn't load any of the AT&T apps. You have to download them manually. As I stated previously, this is a Verizon s10 and if you're such an expert MOST Verizon phones come unlocked. You should also know that it is possible you can brick a phone if you don't installed proper software.
    Its because the current software level still does not support auto brand switching. Meaning when you put a t mobile sim inside and unlocked att phone it will rebrand to a tmobile device.
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    07-22-2019 10:51 AM
  13. mlbyanks11's Avatar
    Custom Roms flashing is different then flashing a stock firmware to another stock firmware, note 5 lot of things change in flashing now .
    Putting your Att sim don't install software it loads Att splash screen and apps , probably because it was Verizon before and didn't load the att apps but you do a factory reset it will load them .
    I own currently S8+/S9+/Note9/s10+/note2/note4
    I've been flashing these for years
    If you don't believe me or trust me on this that's fine . But I've helped countless number of people here in the forums on this stuff .
    It's a Verizon phone we already established that.
    07-22-2019 03:01 PM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    It's a Verizon phone we already established that.
    Lol. You stubborn with me in Note 9 forums with battery issue I tried helping you, now you same here .
    07-22-2019 03:20 PM
  15. Hexonxonx's Avatar
    Hello All Happy Friday!

    Some questions for you. So I just switched my parents over to Wing which is AT&T service at a discounted monthly rate. They had Verizon prior to switching.

    My mom and pop have an s10 & s10e so is it possible I can flash the AT&T version of software for these devices? So they benefit all the features? Please let me know if its possible. I've searched but its a bit more complicated of a topic. I know I can flash software via Odin just a matter of where to get the software/rom from.

    Thanks folks!
    I do this frequently with several S10+ phones that I have. I go between AT&T and T-Mobile and even Xfinity Mobile all the time. I get the firmware downloads from the XDA forums. Just search Google for XDA AT&T S10 and another search for the S10e, and after some reading, you'll find a thread or two that have all the files listed that you can download from there. You'll need a Windows computer as well.

    It's easy to do and don't worry, you can't brick the phone or damage it in any way. I have a S10+ that was on AT&T that is now running the unlocked firmware that I am going to flat back to AT&T in a day or two.

    Hopefully you already got the phones flashed and are your parents are using them.
    07-23-2019 05:41 AM
  16. raj2019's Avatar
    I have a Samsung S10 plus originally with Verizon and its unlocked. I am trying to make this phone work with sprint network but Sprint says 'it is not compatible and can't be activated'. Phone details are:

    Model: SM-G975U

    Baseband version: G975USQS1ASD9

    Could it be because of baseband version or do I need to flash firware? Any idea how I could make this phone work on Sprint network, I am stuck right now. Any help, much appreciated

    Thanks

    I do this frequently with several S10+ phones that I have. I go between AT&T and T-Mobile and even Xfinity Mobile all the time. I get the firmware downloads from the XDA forums. Just search Google for XDA AT&T S10 and another search for the S10e, and after some reading, you'll find a thread or two that have all the files listed that you can download from there. You'll need a Windows computer as well.

    It's easy to do and don't worry, you can't brick the phone or damage it in any way. I have a S10+ that was on AT&T that is now running the unlocked firmware that I am going to flat back to AT&T in a day or two.

    Hopefully you already got the phones flashed and are your parents are using them.
    08-14-2019 01:44 PM
  17. mustang7757's Avatar
    I have a Samsung S10 plus originally with Verizon and its unlocked. I am trying to make this phone work with sprint network but Sprint says 'it is not compatible and can't be activated'. Phone details are:

    Model: SM-G975U

    Baseband version: G975USQS1ASD9

    Could it be because of baseband version or do I need to flash firware? Any idea how I could make this phone work on Sprint network, I am stuck right now. Any help, much appreciated

    Thanks
    Do you have a sprint sim card?
    08-14-2019 01:57 PM
  18. raj2019's Avatar
    Yes, I do have a brand new Sprint sim card. Do you want me to insert the SIM and see what happens?
    08-14-2019 02:31 PM
  19. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yes, I do have a brand new Sprint sim card. Do you want me to insert the SIM and see what happens?
    Yes please, it should reboot to configure and add sprint logo as it starts up
    08-14-2019 02:34 PM
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