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By TheSkilledPlaya, Senior Member on 26th December 2014, 12:31 AM
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I'm about to get an LG G2, probably sprint or verizon edition.
Is it possible to unlock the Sprint/Verizon LG G2 to use it on T-Mobile or worldwide carriers? With 4G and LTE?
Are there good ROMs for this device? Does it come with an in built backup like Motorola has its RSD lite?
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26th December 2014, 01:39 AM |#2  
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I'm about to get an LG G2, probably sprint or verizon edition.
Is it possible to unlock the Sprint/Verizon LG G2 to use it on T-Mobile or worldwide carriers? With 4G and LTE?
Are there good ROMs for this device? Does it come with an in built backup like Motorola has its RSD lite?
Thanks!

Yes you can unlock these models to work on any GSM carrier, and I recommend resurrection remix rom or cloudy g3,Res Remix rom is the latest version of Android (5.0.2)

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I'm about to get an LG G2, probably sprint or verizon edition.

Is it possible to unlock the Sprint/Verizon LG G2 to use it on T-Mobile or worldwide carriers? With 4G and LTE?

Are there good ROMs for this device? Does it come with an in built backup like Motorola has its RSD lite?

Thanks!


You won't get LTE on the Sprint model on T-Mobile I think. I don't know about Verizon. 3.5G HSPA+ will work fine though. As for good ROMs, you'll have to deal with bugs. Though I had good luck with dr87's Madhi ROM (kitkat). A pity he's retired from the G2 deving scene...


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I'm about to get an LG G2, probably sprint or verizon edition.
Is it possible to unlock the Sprint/Verizon LG G2 to use it on T-Mobile or worldwide carriers? With 4G and LTE?
Are there good ROMs for this device? Does it come with an in built backup like Motorola has its RSD lite?
Thanks!

do remember that the maximum number of ROMs/accessories are for the GSM series (D800/801/802/803)
26th December 2014, 06:20 PM |#5  
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Get the Verizon model

It also has Qi Wireless Charging, Unlocked GSM radios, good rom support.
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Get the Verizon model

It also has Qi Wireless Charging, Unlocked GSM radios, good rom support.

Thanks for the heads up!
Does the Verizon model support the bands of LTE for other carriers though?
26th December 2014, 06:26 PM |#7  
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do remember that the maximum number of ROMs/accessories are for the GSM series (D800/801/802/803)

I'll keep this in mind, the only ROM I'd like so far is CM12 though
26th December 2014, 06:29 PM |#8  
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Yes you can unlock these models to work on any GSM carrier, and I recommend resurrection remix rom or cloudy g3,Res Remix rom is the latest version of Android (5.0.2)

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Thank you for your ROM recommendation, although I believe the Sprint model can't use LTE/4G on other GSM networks.
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Thank you for your ROM recommendation, although I believe the Sprint model can't use LTE/4G on other GSM networks.

Ah ok

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You won't get LTE on the Sprint model on T-Mobile I think. I don't know about Verizon. 3.5G HSPA+ will work fine though. As for good ROMs, you'll have to deal with bugs. Though I had good luck with dr87's Madhi ROM (kitkat). A pity he's retired from the G2 deving scene...


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It's great that the Sprint edition of the G2 is cheaper, but it won't work for my T-Mobile 4G plan I guess.
Bugs are fine, I've been on my Atrix 2 for ages and flashed more than 10 ROMs :P
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Just a quick question: If I get any version of the G2 that's locked, can I flash a custom ROM to unlock it?

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