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[Q] Native GSM/WCDMA/HSPA+ support on XT897 (not XT897c)?

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Default [Q] Native GSM/WCDMA/HSPA+ support on XT897 (not XT897c)?

Hello all, new to the Photon Q forum My Photon Q should be arriving tomorrow and I have a question here...
As I have done my homework, there are 2 variants of this phone apparently named xt897 and xt897c (as seen on CM website), which, judging from the name, should be respectively designed for GSM or CDMA networks. The one I've purchased is already SIM-modded to accept micro-SIMs, and according to the reseller, the phone "works natively on GSM/WCDMA/HSPA+", so...
1) Am I safe to assume that I will have a xt897 variant instead of a xt897c?
2) Will flashing a ROM specifically designed for the xt897 variant, for example the official CM11, break GSM support? Do I need a "GSM Patch" like the Droid 4? Or am I good to go immediately after flashing the ROM?
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No GSM patch needed.

CM11 will soon eliminate the need for separate variants, they will now all be handled as XT897.

Previous to CM11, your statement is correct. The XT897C tree is deprecated, I don't think it's being built anymore by CM.
 
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No GSM patch needed.

CM11 will soon eliminate the need for separate variants, they will now all be handled as XT897.

Previous to CM11, your statement is correct. The XT897C tree is deprecated, I don't think it's being built anymore by CM.
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Wait... @arrrghhh, Have I seen you somewhere else? The name seems familiar, but I can't remember...

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