Help Please?! i9505 on Bell - LTE AWS band problems??
I've been struggling with this issue, and google has brought me here..
I purchased a factory i9505 off ebay, doing my research regarding Canadian LTE compatibility, etc. However I did not delve deep enough in the small print. After not being able to connect onto my Bell LTE, but everything else seemingly working fine, I did some deeper digging, and found that there are specific bands on LTE that are supported/unsupported!!
Apparently the Bell runs their LTE on bands 4 and 17, while the i9505 only talks on bands 1, 5, 3, 7, 8 and 20.... who knew! lol
But now I come here, and I saw this post:
Originally Posted by dj_aj
...The GT-i9505 is the international S4 that uses the qualcomm quadcore cpu which is marketed in the USA as i377 (at&t) and i377m (bell/rogers/telus) in Canada. These 2 variants don't support AWS bands out of the box, but users have shown a way to enable that on these phones.
There is also another variant of the i9505 marketed as SGH-M919 for T-Mobile in USA and SGH-M919V for Wind/Videotron in Canada. These support AWS bands out of the box and work perfectly well on all North American providers such as At&t, Rogers, Bell, Virgin Mobile, T-Mobile, etc.
Hope this helps your dilemma!
So my question is... is there some anyone on this board who might be able to show me how I could somehow make my i9505 work with Bell LTE?
I am moderately tech saavy, and would be alright with rooting the phone with some help.
Or maybe this isn't possible?!?!