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Default [MOD] Using Skyrocket on T-mobile/AWS Bands

So a lot of people have been PM'ing me in regards to this matter.

There are also a couple of threads lingering around in the General section on both the t-mobile and skyrocket forums which brush on the topic but don't really go into the details.

I decided to post this here as a MOD.

Yes the Skyrocket will support HSPA+/3g on T-mobiles network. How do I know this? I had one and was using it on t-mobile with no problem.

There are a couple radios you can flash to get HSPA+ on the skyrocket:

T-mobile SGH-T989 KID: http://minus.com/mlupRDTvJ#1
T-mobile SGH-T989 VK1: http://minus.com/mlupRDTvJ#4
Telus KJ3: http://minus.com/mlupRDTvJ#2


Here is the Stock Skyrocket radio: http://minus.com/mlupRDTvJ#3



Depending on where you are located/what bands your operator uses I would assume one of these radios would work better than the other.

On a side note a lot of people have just "claimed" that the skyrocket doesn't pick up hspa+. This is not true, it does but you will have to figure out the right ROM/Kernel/Radio combination. I experienced intermittent connectivity on certain skyrocket kernels while running a T-mobile radio etc. Either way I ALWAYS had the ability to connect to hspa+. Most often I would get speeds of between 3-7mbps. I personally used VK1.

When it comes down to the bottom line though, the skyrocket is essentially the same device as the galaxy s2 but with LTE.



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I am also using my skyrocket on T-Mobile. I have Juggernaut/Faux 009/VKL1 combo. So far it has been the best combo for me where I get 3-7mbps. The only problem I have it slow upload speeds. Not just for this combo but for all the combos i tried. I am only getting 50-100kbps upload speeds. Any idea why?

*just a heads up, multiupload has been down for weeks already, might wantto change the download links.
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I am also using my skyrocket on T-Mobile. I have Juggernaut/Faux 009/VKL1 combo. So far it has been the best combo for me where I get 3-7mbps. The only problem I have it slow upload speeds. Not just for this combo but for all the combos i tried. I am only getting 50-100kbps upload speeds. Any idea why?

*just a heads up, multiupload has been down for weeks already, might wantto change the download links.
didn't realize lol let me see if i still have the files ill put them up
 
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I think you have the labels mixed up and I downloaded all 4 but only have 3 different files. 2 of them are i727 radios.
 
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both links are KID modems, fyi
 
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both links are KID modems, fyi
my bad let me upload the other one... my internet has been super crappy lately -.-
 
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Hoping this works on att note as well

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Another confirmation here for VK1. Only problem I had was bad battery life .. I don't get 3g from T-Mobile where I live so I just keep stock at$t on and flash vk1 when I know ill have access to 3g for awhile.

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Another confirmation here for VK1. Only problem I had was bad battery life .. I don't get 3g from T-Mobile where I live so I just keep stock at$t on and flash vk1 when I know ill have access to 3g for awhile.

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is there any way that this could work with sgh-i777?
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