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How to add 5G configurations to your Pixel 5 (solved)

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HerrT

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The android 12 developer preview 3 is packed with more carrier settings. All carriers in the Netherlands have support and they updated the expired apn settings. I found a carrier policy containing a very detailed list for europe with 5G support.

I suspect they are included with the upcoming may patch. I didn't expect Google tot fix this, a very pleasent surprise!
Hi,

are you sure that it actually uses the 5G network - or does it just display it on the top line.
You should be able to check this with entering *#*#4636#*#* in the dialer (and check the output of 1st menu point (Phoneinformation or smilar).
 

ivycharlotte

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so Android 12 may support 5G in more countries?
Can you share the list?
I want to see the situation in Hong Kong.

The android 12 developer preview 3 is packed with more carrier settings. All carriers in the Netherlands have support and they updated the expired apn settings. I found a carrier policy containing a very detailed list for europe with 5G support.

I suspect they are included with the upcoming may patch. I didn't expect Google tot fix this, a very pleasent surprise!
 
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rusinov

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The android 12 developer preview 3 is packed with more carrier settings. All carriers in the Netherlands have support and they updated the expired apn settings. I found a carrier policy containing a very detailed list for europe with 5G support.

I suspect they are included with the upcoming may patch. I didn't expect Google tot fix this, a very pleasent surprise!
Hi Kars,
Could you please check also is there Bulgarian carriers, Telenor or A1
 

dirtyreturn

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ivycharlotte

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No VoLTE too.
And I don't know why for me *#*#4636#*#* is not working (just do nothing). I have to use third party app to check the status. Screenshot attached.

More info:
Using eSIM, physical SIM empty. If it is the reason I will switch back to physical SIM to try again. Waiting for other comments.

Update: I can get 4636 working now and I see NR Available false. It seems that 5G is still not supported here in Hong Kong.


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Panichdi

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No VoLTE too.
And I don't know why for me *#*#4636#*#* is not working (just do nothing). I have to use third party app to check the status. Screenshot attached.

More info:
Using eSIM, physical SIM empty. If it is the reason I will switch back to physical SIM to try again. Waiting for other comments.

Update: I can get 4636 working now and I see NR Available false. It seems that 5G is still not supported here in Hong Kong.


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Damn, which carrier are you on? I had high hopes for Android 12. :(
 

hhaber

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It's been 4 months since the last post.
Anyone have some news about using 5g capability in other countries then those listed in Google website ??
I'm in Israel and can't use it.
 

Panichdi

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I believe nothing's changed. Installed the new Android 12 this morning, finally, but yeah...same situation, still limited to 4G in Hong Kong.
The 6 or 6 Pro again don't seem to make it to HK officially - looks like we're stuck with this situation for a while if we want to stick with Pixels...
 

rusinov

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I believe nothing's changed. Installed the new Android 12 this morning, finally, but yeah...same situation, still limited to 4G in Hong Kong.
The 6 or 6 Pro again don't seem to make it to HK officially - looks like we're stuck with this situation for a while if we want to stick with Pixels...
The same on my side, official android 12 on Pixel 5, 5G, VoLTE, VoWIFI still locked. This is totally last Google phone which I've bought.
 
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hhaber

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Same for me, P5 is my first & last Pixel. On A12 and everything still locked (volte, vowifi, 5g), disappointed on Google ignorance.
I can't understand their logic
Why to disable it??
I'm trying to get a official response from them but no luck so far.
Maybe there is a Google employee on the forum that can provide the answer
 

rusinov

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The interesting part is that Google started locking all threats in Google support community where users criticize the company regarding this bullshet. They want their reputation to be on a safe side.
 

Panichdi

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Jan 24, 2011
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I can't understand their logic
Why to disable it??
I'm trying to get a official response from them but no luck so far.
Maybe there is a Google employee on the forum that can provide the answer
That's what I am wondering as well.
Instead of making all bands available on all carriers and saying "Guys, have fun, but don't come to us if you have problems" since they don't support the market, they flat out lock everyone out. Strange decision. They are going directly against the main interests of their customer base. We might as well buy Samsung at this point...
 

damkov

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That's what I am wondering as well.
Instead of making all bands available on all carriers and saying "Guys, have fun, but don't come to us if you have problems" since they don't support the market, they flat out lock everyone out. Strange decision. They are going directly against the main interests of their customer base. We might as well buy Samsung at this point...
I simply bought a Samsung phone and everything works out of the box (5G, VoLTE, VoWifi). Goodbye Pixel 5, it's on sale.
 

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    I grateful if someone can Prepare Video in Youtube to how can to enable 5g and VoLTE with full details to support and help everyone need it (LIKE ME 😌)

    thank you guys
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    I enabled volte on my 4a 5G. It should also work with Pixel5, I think.
    I can confirm this to work with the Pixel 5 aswell. A bit of a hassle but IMS shows as registered when the phone is in NR/LTE mode. For some reason VoLTE does not register when phone is set to use also 3g and GSM. However, with VoLTE working, there's really no downside leaving the phone locked to LTE and NR as 4G coverage is very good in my country.

    As a bonus, the phone also now shows the HD icon in calls indicating HD voice being enabled. Thank you!
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    To my understanding, you can't do this, allow 5g, volte etc without root?
    That would be correct
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    Late but this is the case. I have a Oneplus 8 IN2013 rooted with a different LTE profile via PDC. I have both 5G and VoLTE despite it not being supported by any of the carriers(Spark, Voda and Skinny).

    I am too keen if anyone figures this out because I'd like to switch to a Pixel 5 and stay in the Android eco system and ditch my Oneplus 8 so I'll be keeping my eye on this.

    You're not getting VoLTE or 5G due to a literal misconfiguration. A Spark rep have already said that it's not going to be supported in this Geekzone thread https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=39&topicid=280371&page_no=1#2619750 (there's actually quite a bit about this).

    I honestly hope someone figures it out or enough complaints/demand grows for Pixel phones to start being supported in NZ. I'm sick of NZ getting the short of the stick but I am now ranting at this point :p
    omg another kiwi <3

    I read on a Korean forum that phones must be registered to the carrier as a "VoLTE capable OMD (Open Model Device)". That forum says that users must call or visit their carrier customer support centre to register their phone as OMD. I think this means that carriers have a "certified" model names for VoLTE and as long as the device model is one of those pre-certified ones, VoLTE will work. Or ask your carrier to register your device for VoLTE.

    I'm on Vodafone and I have successfully enabled 5G connection on my Pixel 5 using this method
    However, it seems that March update changed things up a bit that this method no longer works. However, my 5G connection stays enabled even through sim card swaps.

    I couldn't enable VoLTE by editing the EFS partition though. So my theory is that even if my phone has the correct necessary files for NZ's carrier VoLTE configuration, it still won't work unless the phone model is registered to the carrier. This explains that in that geekzone link post #2643155 , someone who bought a Galaxy Note 9 from HongKong has VoLTE working in NZ probably because the Galaxy Note 9 is officially sold by NZ carriers, therefore the Note 9 model is a "certified" model in the carrier's system.

    I also made a Magisk module https://github.com/swangjang/Pixel-Bramble-Redfin-Carrier-Patch in theory which supposedly force-enables 5G. Also adding in other Countries/Carriers mbn files from other devices which uses the same chip as the Pixel 5.
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    I believe nothing's changed. Installed the new Android 12 this morning, finally, but yeah...same situation, still limited to 4G in Hong Kong.
    The 6 or 6 Pro again don't seem to make it to HK officially - looks like we're stuck with this situation for a while if we want to stick with Pixels...
    The same on my side, official android 12 on Pixel 5, 5G, VoLTE, VoWIFI still locked. This is totally last Google phone which I've bought.