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Hi All,

I just got my hands on a Note 3 N9005 which I ordered from http://mygsmstore.com/242-samsung-n9...2gb-black.html, in US, and delivered via a friend here.

Now, the box has the SIM Lock EU sticker in french (so am guessing this is a France N9005). But as per the link and my talks, this is factory unlocked (yes, I asked this again from the guys @ gsmstore).

Please bear as I am yet to go ahead with the initialisation and configuration, but am asking my queries first.

My queries follow -

1. Although I am yet to check this, will I get the KitKat etc updates OTA here in India on this device?
2. And these will be the French/EU ROM, then?
3. Will I need to make any configurations / settings for GPRS / 3G here in Delhi?

If anyone has any idea or steps which I can follow, I would be obliged.

But please keep it simple, I am a techie but a new one in Android.

(Mods: I have posted this at the Indian thread too for any help, please let me know if that's an issue, thanks.)

Thanks all.
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Hi All,

I just got my hands on a Note 3 N9005 which I ordered from http://mygsmstore.com/242-samsung-n9...2gb-black.html, in US, and delivered via a friend here.

Now, the box has the SIM Lock EU sticker in french (so am guessing this is a France N9005). But as per the link and my talks, this is factory unlocked (yes, I asked this again from the guys @ gsmstore).

Please bear as I am yet to go ahead with the initialisation and configuration, but am asking my queries first.

My queries follow -

1. Although I am yet to check this, will I get the KitKat etc updates OTA here in India on this device?
2. And these will be the French/EU ROM, then?
3. Will I need to make any configurations / settings for GPRS / 3G here in Delhi?

If anyone has any idea or steps which I can follow, I would be obliged.

But please keep it simple, I am a techie but a new one in Android.

(Mods: I have posted this at the Indian thread too for any help, please let me know if that's an issue, thanks.)

Thanks all.
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It'll be EU region locked. You can try CF's region away and see if that fixes it, if not then you'll have to use a custom ROM.

Yeah you'll have to configure the 3G but it's usually just adding your carriers APN settings.
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well first of all if you haven't put a simcard in your phone then read what regions are mentioned in that sticker on the box and try to arrange for a sim from that region, because you'll have to insert it one time in the beginnning for the device to release region lock, then operate with whatever sim you want

i don't think there will be any such thing as french rom, even if there is the difference will be very minimal, so no worries there, and yes you can still get the ota updates as well

lastly, no you don't have any special settings for 3g;although you will get a message from carrier it self regarding gprs settings as soon as you switch your phone on after inserting the sim and then you can set them as default(although the phone it do it automatically)

let me know about the region lock though.

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well first of all if you haven't put a simcard in your phone then read what regions are mentioned in that sticker on the box and try to arrange for a sim from that region, because you'll have to insert it one time in the beginnning for the device to release region lock, then operate with whatever sim you want

i don't think there will be any such thing as french rom, even if there is the difference will be very minimal, so no worries there, and yes you can still get the ota updates as well

lastly, no you don't have any special settings for 3g;although you will get a message from carrier it self regarding gprs settings as soon as you switch your phone on after inserting the sim and then you can set them as default(although the phone it do it automatically)

let me know about the region lock though.

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Hi radicalisto & rahman3,

Thanks for the replies guys! An update, i put in the Delhi Vodafone SIM in, Calls / GPRS are up! Not sure about the 3G though, will need to check that,

Now, need to check how the updates happen. And I also need to check the apps which I should have before I start using this...

Also, please advice on taking backups? Via APP, Via KIES? How should i do these?

Let me know guys, I am an Android starter, so will need some start tips, although will surely pick up fast!

Thanks again!
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Hi All,

I just got my hands on a Note 3 N9005 which I ordered from http://mygsmstore.com/242-samsung-n9...2gb-black.html, in US, and delivered via a friend here.

Now, the box has the SIM Lock EU sticker in french (so am guessing this is a France N9005). But as per the link and my talks, this is factory unlocked (yes, I asked this again from the guys @ gsmstore).

Please bear as I am yet to go ahead with the initialisation and configuration, but am asking my queries first.

My queries follow -

1. Although I am yet to check this, will I get the KitKat etc updates OTA here in India on this device?
2. And these will be the French/EU ROM, then?
3. Will I need to make any configurations / settings for GPRS / 3G here in Delhi?

If anyone has any idea or steps which I can follow, I would be obliged.

But please keep it simple, I am a techie but a new one in Android.

(Mods: I have posted this at the Indian thread too for any help, please let me know if that's an issue, thanks.)

Thanks all.
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hey bro. i need a favour from you. i am also planning to get the n9005 in india, so please help me out. firstly, is the phone working perfectly? what taxes we have to pay for delivering it to india straight away from the site as i dont have any friend or relative in us. and did you pay octroi.
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Hi buddy

I went ahead and got this beast from g s m store - arena the link is as below -

http://mygsmstore.com/242-samsung-n9...2gb-black.html

i got this delivered in the us which was brought back by a friend. If you want it to be delivered in india the cost is a bit more for shipping but i am not sure about the taxes octroi or custom duty

The device is unlocked and working fine on Vodafone Delhi

Only thing to keep in mind is that there is no warranty in india.

As for the taxes for local delivery it may vary as totally depends on the custom officer

Let me know if you need more help


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