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Question [Q] Converting US version to Rest of world

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I want to ask a question. If I buy Nexus 5 in U.S I will get special version for US...

I want to use it in Europe, I know that will by working without LTE.

My question is.. Is it posible to convert US version to version for Europe? I think that diference is only in software....

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There's nothing to change, you just won't get LTE/4G. Just put your SIM in the phone and away you go!
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Radio can only handle 7 lte bands. Us version already uses all 7 bands. There's no method available to change the bands the radio has been released from the factory with.

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Solution :don't buy the US version

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A want LTE so i will buy EU version...

I was asking beacause US version is cheaper... And I am now in US
 
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No there's no way to make it work. Its down to hardware level and it would cost you just as much as getting the D821 by trying to modify anything in your phone's hardware.
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OK OK... I dont know its a hardware issue... I was thinking that is about software...

I will look for EU version...
 
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Don't buy the USA one. The lte bands differ as does one of the gsm for the UK and other countries in Europe

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It will work BTW you will just lack 2 lte and 1gsm band

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