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[Q] Convert N900T to N9005

22nd June 2014, 07:11 AM   |  #1  
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Can I convert my N900T into a complete N9005..??
ROM, Kernel, Baseband (except imei :P)

will it support.. As I heard early there are N9005 roms that can be used on N900T. But need N900T kernel and some fix.. Without them is there any way?? Like Download stock N9005 and JUST install the rom using ODIN.. I never tried before.. And I don't want to brick my devise

Is there any one who tried it already???
22nd June 2014, 07:42 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by sasadara

Can I convert my N900T into a complete N9005..??
ROM, Kernel, Baseband (except imei :P)

will it support.. As I heard early there are N9005 roms that can be used on N900T. But need N900T kernel and some fix.. Without them is there any way?? Like Download stock N9005 and JUST install the rom using ODIN.. I never tried before.. And I don't want to brick my devise

Is there any one who tried it already???

There is no problem or issue in flashing a twrp/cwm flashable N9005 custom or stock rom.

Be sure to do a clean and full wipe before flashing the twrp/cwm compatible zip file rom.

After you flash the N9005 custom/stock zip file rom you will need to download and flash
the "wifi-nfc-bluetooth" fix file using twrp/cwm recovery to flash.

Here is the direct download link for the fix zip file: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/..._Flashable.zip

After the fix file is flashed you will be good to go.

The only thing you will find missing is Tmobile's "wifi calling" feature.
Everything else will/should work fine without issues.

Note: Do NOT try Odin flashing the official stock N9005 firmware!!!!!
Note: Do NOT Odin flash any N9005 modem/baseband or bootloaders.

The Tmobile baseband/modem and bootloader will work fine with N9005
twrp/cwm flashable zip file roms.

Good luck!
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22nd June 2014, 07:55 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by Misterjunky

There is no problem or issue in flashing a twrp/cwm flashable N9005 custom or stock rom.

Be sure to do a clean and full wipe before flashing the twrp/cwm compatible zip file rom.

After you flash the N9005 custom/stock zip file rom you will need to download and flash
the "wifi-nfc-bluetooth" fix file using twrp/cwm recovery to flash.

Here is the direct download link for the fix zip file: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/..._Flashable.zip

After the fix file is flashed you will be good to go.

The only thing you will find missing is Tmobile's "wifi calling" feature.
Everything else will/should work fine without issues.

Note: Do NOT try Odin flashing the official stock N9005 firmware!!!!!
Note: Do NOT Odin flash any N9005 modem/baseband or bootloaders.

The Tmobile baseband/modem and bootloader will work fine with N9005
twrp/cwm flashable zip file roms.
Good luck!

Thank you,

Well I actually I need this conversion because I need 3G video calling menu instead of wifi calling or voice mail button on dialer.
Because Im in a different country which can use 3G video Call (support by network)

And in this country 4G LTE only work with Band 3 (1800Mhz) supported handsets instead of North American Band 2 (1700Mhz) handsets

Here, this country its support 3G video calling and 4G LTE on N9005 (this has Band 3 support).. But not with my N900T (no band 3 support band 2, 4, 17 only)..
Thats why Im asking this (convert N900T into N9005) because these two phone have same hardware instead of different software.


And could you tell what are the reasons that Baseband/modem of N9005 not to install on N900T??
will it causes to bootloop or signal issue or something else?
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Thank you,

Well I actually I need this conversion because I need 3G video calling menu instead of wifi calling or voice mail button on dialer.
Because Im in a different country which can use 3G video Call (support by network)

And in this country 4G LTE only work with Band 3 (1800Mhz) supported handsets instead of North American Band 2 (1700Mhz) handsets

Here, this country its support 3G video calling and 4G LTE on N9005 (this has Band 3 support).. But not with my N900T (no band 3 support band 2, 4, 17 only)..
Thats why Im asking this (convert N900T into N9005) because these two phone have same hardware instead of different software.


And could you tell what are the reasons that Baseband/modem of N9005 not to install on N900T??
will it causes to bootloop or signal issue or something else?

The reason NOT to install baseband/modem is because every region uses
a different baseband. If you are able to make and receive calls and messages
properly right now then it means that your N9005 baseband is the proper one.

I am not sure about bootlooping with the wrong baseband but I would be that
you would not have any signal if you were to odin flash a Tmobile N900T
baseband version.

If you change to a Tmobile N900T baseband then most likely you will
not be able to make and receive calls and texting will not send/receive
messages and any other region specific application in your country will
not work properly .

The good news is that none of the twrp/cwm flashable zip file roms
contain any basebands/modems which means that most any N9005
twrp/cwm flashable rom should work fine after flashing it to a Tmobile
N900T phone. (after flashing the wifi/nfc/bluetooth fix zip file.)

So in other words regardless of which twrp/cwm flashable zip file rom
you flash it will never change your existing baseband/modem.

Good luck!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Misterjunky

The reason NOT to install baseband/modem is because every region uses
a different baseband. If you are able to make and receive calls and messages
properly right now then it means that your N9005 baseband is the proper one.

I am not sure about bootlooping with the wrong baseband but I would be that
you would not have any signal if you were to odin flash a Tmobile N900T
baseband version.

If you change to a Tmobile N900T baseband then most likely you will
not be able to make and receive calls and texting will not send/receive
messages and any other region specific application in your country will
not work properly .

The good news is that none of the twrp/cwm flashable zip file roms
contain any basebands/modems which means that most any N9005
twrp/cwm flashable rom should work fine after flashing it to a Tmobile
N900T phone. (after flashing the wifi/nfc/bluetooth fix zip file.)

So in other words regardless of which twrp/cwm flashable zip file rom
you flash it will never change your existing baseband/modem.

Good luck!

Thanks so I will try with different baseband that uses in N9005 on my N900T.. And check whether I will get LTE signals.. Hope it will work..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Misterjunky

The reason NOT to install baseband/modem is because every region uses
a different baseband. If you are able to make and receive calls and messages
properly right now then it means that your N9005 baseband is the proper one.

I am not sure about bootlooping with the wrong baseband but I would be that
you would not have any signal if you were to odin flash a Tmobile N900T
baseband version.

If you change to a Tmobile N900T baseband then most likely you will
not be able to make and receive calls and texting will not send/receive
messages and any other region specific application in your country will
not work properly .

The good news is that none of the twrp/cwm flashable zip file roms
contain any basebands/modems which means that most any N9005
twrp/cwm flashable rom should work fine after flashing it to a Tmobile
N900T phone. (after flashing the wifi/nfc/bluetooth fix zip file.)

So in other words regardless of which twrp/cwm flashable zip file rom
you flash it will never change your existing baseband/modem.

Good luck!

You didn't exactly answer the question. You spoke about using ODIN to add the N900T bootloader and modem to the N9005 (I don't know why anyone would want to do that for any reason that gaining WiFi calling). The original poster need this to be done the other way around by placing the N9005 bootloader and modem on the N900T. I'm in the same boat as the original poster, where I have a N900T, but T-Mobile isn't my carrier and I want to get the full N9005 modem and bootloader so that I can flash fully stock international ROMs. I'm not interested in flashable zips as they rob me of having the full experience. So far, I've flashed the N9005 SYSTEM partition onto my N900T using mobile ODIN and used the WiFi/BT fix, but I still feel that the phone can be fully converted.



I attempted to force a complete update using the desktop version of ODIN, and it produced an error when flashing "aboot", letting me know that it wouldn't simply ignore the mis-matched bootloaders.
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Quote:
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You didn't exactly answer the question. You spoke about using ODIN to add the N900T bootloader and modem to the N9005 (I don't know why anyone would want to do that for any reason that gaining WiFi calling). The original poster need this to be done the other way around by placing the N9005 bootloader and modem on the N900T. I'm in the same boat as the original poster, where I have a N900T, but T-Mobile isn't my carrier and I want to get the full N9005 modem and bootloader so that I can flash fully stock international ROMs. I'm not interested in flashable zips as they rob me of having the full experience. So far, I've flashed the N9005 SYSTEM partition onto my N900T using mobile ODIN and used the WiFi/BT fix, but I still feel that the phone can be fully converted.



I attempted to force a complete update using the desktop version of ODIN, and it produced an error when flashing "aboot", letting me know that it wouldn't simply ignore the mis-matched bootloaders.

yes that is correct!

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