I am new to the forum and hacking Android.
I am not interested in ripping Garmin Maps out of my phone.
I have a T-Mobile Garminfone here in Canada.
Here's the question: the Nuvifone A50 (Garminfone in USA) has different specs than then USA release. Namely the HSDPA frequencies.
that's the Europe A50: "Networks: HSDPA Cat 8 7.2Mbps, HSPA / WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 21001, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, GPRS EDGE Class 12"
From T-Mobile USA: Networks: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, GPRS EDGE Class 12, UMTS HSPA 2100/1700, HSDPA Cat 8, 7.2 Mbps.
Looks to me as though the European A50 supports HSDPA 850/900/1900 where the T-mobile USA one does not.
So, will rooting permit the T-Mobile phone to use the full spectrum of frequencies as the A50 does in Europe?
I tried to post links, but as a new user the system prohibits it to avoid spam.
It's got a Qualcomm MSM7227 CPU.
I suspect ASUS has locked these frequencies down via firmware somehow rather than build 2 differnt versions of the same phone.