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By panicfeaver, Junior Member on 5th January 2014, 01:28 AM
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Hi guys, i have in my hands a Live Demo Unit version of the Galaxy S4 Mini, a friend of mine who works for a telephone company give it to me, but it has a Sim Card slot, it has a serial number but no IMEI, i would like to know if theres any way it can work as a normal phone? or maybe how to modify the board, or can i buy a GSM S4 mini board and where can i found it? ...thanks for your help guys !
 
 
5th January 2014, 01:30 AM |#2  
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Does it show a model number? And can you turn it on and such?
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Does it show a model number? And can you turn it on and such?

emm yes the model number is GT-I9195x, and yes i can.
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You need to input a IMEI using Z3X box or octopus but not sure if the unit will be missing parts to get it going

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You need to input a IMEI using Z3X box or octopus but not sure if the unit will be missing parts to get it going

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Oh! thank you, and am is there any tutorial how to input an IMEI with those boxes? sorry im new on that !
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Is it legal just tu put an imei to the phone?
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I've got a GT-I9195X Live Demo Unit to and turned it into a "Galaxy WiFi Player" with CM11.
All seems to be running well except telephony (it has no antenna / gsm module) and compass - even GPS works.
What did I do
  • repartitioning with Odin, using the PIT file for I9195 to get the full 8 GB instead of only 4 GB
  • flashing the TWRP for the I9195 (did it together with the repartitioning)
  • booting into TWRP and formatting data (this is important since /data is not recognized after repartitioning)
  • flashing CM11 for I9195 in TWRP
  • booting CM11 and deactivating (freezing) telephony and telephony storage and rebooting - otherwise we have a huge battery drain from telephony standby
  • enjoying the new media player
I'm sure you also could use a stock rom for I9195 if you prepare it like described in other threads (remove modem and other files not relevant for the demo unit)
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