if this looks weird sorry its my first thread.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1959005 was the original thread but all my posts were cluttered and i just want to make one that shows the step by step of how i made my Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SPH-L900 into a true CDMA/GSM world phone.
BASIC INFO ON WHAT I HAVE DONE:
1 ROOTED USING ODIN
2 SWITCH GSM MODULE OF N7100 (which will cause you to lose sprints 4G LTE)
3 TITANIUM BACKUP PRO
4 APN MANAGER PRO
CLICKING THANKS WOULD BE APPRECIATED HAHAHAH
EACH STEP FOR THE HARDWARE MOD HAS AN ATTACHED PICTURE
step 1 remove screws/remove sd card
step 2 i lined up the new module's sim and marked points for cutting later
step 3 remove back plate
step 4 remove the connection then remove old LTE and sd card module. you can just peel this off but it is attached with a 2 sided tape. it is pretty sticky i used a credit card to pry it off so there would not be any scratches and prevent bending the part.
step 5 install new module with sim adapter. ( i peeled off a piece of 2 sided take from the old module and used it to stick the new one on)
step 6 i cut the back plate using a dremel tool
step 7 you see that white circle with the "L1" right below the sd card hole, that actually will interfere with the new module so you have to cut some more off
step 8 this is how i cut the part off.
step 9 install back plate ( i had to fine tune the cuts with a nail file before installing the back plate perfectly. )
step 10 install back sim card and battery.
WITH THE TALK/TEXT AND DATA THIS IS WHAT I DID
If with in the USA you have to choose CDMA in you mobile network setting. doing this i have found that i am still able to connect to 3G and roam data and talk/text
when you use your simcard you have to swith to GSM/UMTS
I HAVE NOT TRIED IT WITH ATT OR TMOBILE well i lied i actually tried my international sim here in Washington dc and in new york but i would not recognize any of the networks it can roam on. maybe because its only att and tmobile that my sim would roam on.
I DONT CARE ABOUT ATT OR T-MOBILE I DID THIS MOD TO TURN MY NOTE 2 INTO TRUE A WORLD PHONE.
You will lose sprints 4g connectivity (we all know that by now) but 3g will still work if you choose CDMA only in the network settings.
What you need:
ROOTED NOTE 2
APN SETTINGS FOR THE NETWORK SIMCARD YOU"RE USING
Titanium Backup PRO
APN MANAGER PRO
both have to be pro versions!!!![/B]
Step 1: Download and install both apps
Step 2. Open Titanium Backup app then hit the “Backup/Restore” tab.
Step 3. Find “APN Manager PRO” and press and hold the icon.
Step 4. tap “Convert to system app”.
Step 5. Once converted, close Titanium Backup Pro and open APN Manager PRO, it might be changed to “ale.android.apnmanager…”
Step 7. You will need to insert the APN settings for your carrier. Sometimes, you may have to search a bit more to find all the necessary information, make sure you insert the correct MCC and MNC values.
Step 8. Once inserted, you can press “Swap APN” and choose the new APN and the Sprint APN so you can easily switch between the two APNs.
Step 9. Once you travel to another country, you can swap your SIM card out. Go to Mobile Network settings and chose GSM/UMTS
Step 10. Open up APN Manager PRO and simply hit “Swap APN”.
Step 11. If you used the correct APN values for the SIM you are using, you should be getting either 3G, G, H, H+ HSPA+, or 4G LTE (if you use 4G LTE SIM).
That is it!! now you have a legit world phone!!!!
i attached some screenshots.
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