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By carrd, Senior Member on 2nd July 2014, 12:39 PM
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HI, really sorry if this is a noob question but would someone be able to answer this asap. I live in the UK and purchased an S5 off ebay it stated it was the SM-G900F (UK varient I believe) but upon delivery I checked and its the SM-G900S which is the Korean vairent.
So I put my sim in and it displays that im roaming which is obviously wrong. Can I just flash a UK rom and will everything work like uk varient or is the radio bands or anything else different. Please answer asap as I will need to contact ebay.

Also is this 4G version and will it work in UK?
 
 
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HI, really sorry if this is a noob question but would someone be able to answer this asap. I live in the UK and purchased an S5 off ebay it stated it was the SM-G900F (UK varient I believe) but upon delivery I checked and its the SM-G900S which is the Korean vairent.
So I put my sim in and it displays that im roaming which is obviously wrong. Can I just flash a UK rom and will everything work like uk varient or is the radio bands or anything else different. Please answer asap as I will need to contact ebay.

Also is this 4G version and will it work in UK?

Here are the specs http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&i...amsung_pacific and here http://www.droidgod.com/2014/05/sams...ions-features/. It looks quite similar for the G900F but check if the supportd LTE bands are compatible.
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Here are the specs http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&i...amsung_pacific and here http://www.droidgod.com/2014/05/sams...ions-features/. It looks quite similar for the G900F but check if the LTE bands are compatible.

Thank you for your reply. so is it just a casf flashing the UK vairent (F) will the model change in settings?
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Thank you for your reply. so is it just a casf flashing the UK vairent (F) will the model change in settings?

No, LTE bands are defined in the radio chip. You cannot change these bands by flash a different rom or modem.
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No, LTE bands are defined in the radio chip. You cannot change these bands by flash a different rom or modem.

apoligies I should of been more clear my fault if the bands match can i just flash the uk version via odin or will it not work?
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apoligies I should of been more clear my fault if the bands match can i just flash the uk version via odin or will it not work?

Yes, as the cpu/gpu, screen and reoslution are similar i guess you could do that. Don`t know the supported LTE bands of the 900S though. Maybe its best to file a complaint to Ebay about the seller misleading you as you probably will not have warranty either.
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