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Default [Q] LG D851 (Unbranded/Unlocked)?

Has anyone in their travels come across an unlocked D851 for sale? I want to buy this phone as it comes with Band IV LTE for TMob in the USA. I cant seem to find it, not like too many models are available this week regardless. However with the pre order TMob page up, I was wondering if the unlocked/unbranded version had made it to order pages.

will the D855 work on tmob. i saw a screen that listed all the LTE bands through a service menu, does that mean I could order it and turn the radio on?

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You'd have to buy an unlock code most likely. And I don't think there is going to be an unbranded one sold.
 
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So just buy it from TMO, unlock it, buy a backplate then flash the **** out of it and keep it moving?
 
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So just buy it from TMO, unlock it, buy a backplate then flash the **** out of it and keep it moving?
Yeah, bedsides the flashing part as of now the boot loader is locked.
 
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Damn, I couldnt get the stock international rom, Im really trying to avoid any carrier involvement? Do you know anything about the LTE being able to be switched on.. The D855 is being sold 'sim free' (as they say in the EU) seems like the only option as of now.. if its possible of course.
 
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Damn, I couldnt get the stock international rom, Im really trying to avoid any carrier involvement? Do you know anything about the LTE being able to be switched on.. The D855 is being sold 'sim free' (as they say in the EU) seems like the only option as of now.. if its possible of course.
You can use a custom ROM in the development section. Just no custom kernel and such

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Damn, I couldnt get the stock international rom, Im really trying to avoid any carrier involvement? Do you know anything about the LTE being able to be switched on.. The D855 is being sold 'sim free' (as they say in the EU) seems like the only option as of now.. if its possible of course.
D855 won't work for att LTE
 
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Itd be Band IV (1700MHz) for TMOBILE

I dont know if you can turn frequencies on for instance from a service menu such as this one: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...4&postcount=49
 
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I dont think it has that. It has 2100 but not 1700 AFAIK. And if the phone doesn't have the frequencies you can't just turn them on. Its a hardware thing.
 
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Yea, Ive been out of the game for a few years. So I was/am unsure about whether or not the SoC has all the HW radios necessary but the software dictates the frequencies to Rx/Tx from/to.. leaving the supply chain simpler for the manufacturer.

Thanks for all your help Lost, i appreciate it! Probably just order the TMO D851 to ensure HW compatibility and then deal with the software as necessary.. The kernel being locked makes me wonder if non-carrier models be easier to crack.
 
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Yeah a lot of people are saying the SoC supports many bands but the fact is that they have to have approval from the FCC to have those bands be unable at all on the phones.

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Yea, Ive been out of the game for a few years. So I was/am unsure about whether or not the SoC has all the HW radios necessary but the software dictates the frequencies to Rx/Tx from/to.. leaving the supply chain simpler for the manufacturer.

Thanks for all your help Lost, i appreciate it! Probably just order the TMO D851 to ensure HW compatibility and then deal with the software as necessary.. The kernel being locked makes me wonder if non-carrier models be easier to crack.
I hope so as I have a Korean one lol I want it to be unlocked soon.

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