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Default [Q] Help for a beginner to know if I can buy a USA phone that works in Europe

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First of all, I want to apologize me if this is a repeat thread, but I had taken a look in forum and I donít find anything about this.

Second Iím really new in this of Android, ROMsÖ and maybe Iím asking stupid things that anyone must now.

I want the model 32GB but it is only available in the USA or Asia, not in Europe, could I buy it in the USA, and later change to a Europe ROM or something like this so it can works properly here in Europe, I mean the 4G and anything else it doesnít work here in Europe with a American model phone.

I see in some Europe online shops that the 32GB model is coming soon, but it is coming since months, and I need a phone and want this one.

In the HTC web page put:

3G:
EMEA: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps
Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps
AT&T: 850/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps
Sprint: 850/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA up to 14.4 Mbps
Verizon: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 14.4 Mbps
TMUS: 850/AWS/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps
4G - LTE:
EMEA: 800/900/1800/2600 MHz
Asia: 700/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz
AT&T: 700/850/AWS/1800/1900/2600 MHz
Sprint: FDD 800/1900 MHz , TDD 2600 MHz
Verizon: 700/AWS/1800/2600 MHz
TMUS: 700/AWS MHz
EMEA means Europe?

If so, looks like it have to work, no?
EMEA: 800/900/1800/2600 MHz
Sprint: FDD 800/1900 MHz , TDD 2600 MHz
Verizon: 700/AWS/1800/2600 MHz
Am I rigth?

Thanks a lot for your help.
 
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EMEA: Europe, Middle East and Asia.

I may be mistaken but I think an American phone should work in Europe without a new ROM. It will need to be SIM unlocked if it's SIM locked.
 
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Thanks for your answer.

I think also it must work, but my doubt was about if the frequency has anything to see with the ROMs or it is only hardware matters.

Maybe I have to know also in which brands work my telephone company?

SIM unlocked is the same as Factory unlocked?

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Thanks for your answer.

I think also it must work, but my doubt was about if the frequency has anything to see with the ROMs or it is only hardware matters.

Maybe I have to know also in which brands work my telephone company?

SIM unlocked is the same as Factory unlocked?

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Why a 32gb ? 16gb is enough, just put a 128gb microsd card in ^^
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Why a 32gb ? 16gb is enough, just put a 128gb microsd card in ^^
Hi,

Maybe not, I mean with one or two games, music from the Spotify, and an amount of apps, maybe is not enough, and until I have read there is a problem to send/use apps from SD card with this version of Android, or maybe as I'm pretty new in this world I have understood everything in the other way.

How many GB are really useful in the 16GB model with the Android?

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Hi,

Maybe not, I mean with one or two games, music from the Spotify, and an amount of apps, maybe is not enough, and until I have read there is a problem to send/use apps from SD card with this version of Android, or maybe as I'm pretty new in this world I have understood everything in the other way.

How many GB are really useful in the 16GB model with the Android?

Thanks for your answer.
9/10gb is free.. But if you unlock/custom rom, the system write protection is off
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9/10gb is free.. But if you unlock/custom rom, the system write protection is off
So, let me see if I understood you correctly.

If I root the phone, and later unlock the ROM I can use the SD card to storage apps, music, .... without connect it to a PC?

Other question, what is unlock? Is it the S-off?

Thanks a lot for your help.
 
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So, let me see if I understood you correctly.

If I root the phone, and later unlock the ROM I can use the SD card to storage apps, music, .... without connect it to a PC?

Other question, what is unlock? Is it the S-off?

Thanks a lot for your help.
Yes..

Unlock ( your bootloader ) is mean you can flash a recovery to install custom roms/kernel and mods( but for some mods you need s-off "haman/kardon").
S-off means that you can flash different radio/hboot/firmware, install your own splash screen. Remove the red text warning... remove your tampered banner. Not relock but lock your phone for waranty.. etc.

I was also scared.. coming from my 32gb HTC One X, but now i have 16gb internal sdcard and 32gb external sd-card. And it's enough 4 me.

Here some links :
http://android-revolution-hd.blogspo...rminology.html
http://android-revolution-hd.blogspo...eed-s-off.html
Device : HTC One M8 2.8Ghz "Gunmetal Gray"
Status : S-OFF With Supercid 11111111
Recovery : PhilZ Touch
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