How To Guide How to Enable All Bands Through Service Menu on US/CA S22 series (including Sub-6 and mmWave)

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omek07

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in the guide, it says that if it is stuck in waiting for diag then do the thing with the *#0808# . I did it, how long I have to wait after that?
 

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in the guide, it says that if it is stuck in waiting for diag then do the thing with the *#0808# . I did it, how long I have to wait after that?
When you dial *#0808#, it takes you to the USB settings immediately where you click on DM+MODEM+ADB. Did you do that? After that, SamFW should continue with the process (which was stuck on "Waiting for DIAG").
 

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When you dial *#0808#, it takes you to the USB settings immediately where you click on DM+MODEM+ADB. Did you do that? After that, SamFW should continue with the process (which was stuck on "Waiting for DIAG").
So when we are saying stuck we mean when it stays to Waiting for Diag for long time but the green bar is still moving correct ?

Yes I did the *#0808# and change the setting but still is says waiting for diag.

Did you do it when you were on 4.1 or 5 ?

how long you waited before the *#0808#???
 

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So when we are saying stuck we mean when it stays to Waiting for Diag for long time but the green bar is still moving correct ?

Yes I did the *#0808# and change the setting but still is says waiting for diag.

Did you do it when you were on 4.1 or 5 ?
I first did it on 4.1. Though I and others have done it on 5.0 and it works too. Which CSC are you on? Also you're using the S22 Ultra?

I would try to switch to XAC CSC with SamFW (without your SIM card inserted) and try again, and if it doesn't work you might have to flash US XAA firmware.
 

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I first did it on 4.1. Though I and others have done it on 5.0 and it works too. Which CSC are you on? Also you're using the S22 Ultra?

I would try to switch to XAC CSC with SamFW (without your SIM card inserted) and try again, and if it doesn't work you might have to flash US XAA firmware.
Yes i just got my S22 Ultra Canadian Version

Software Version TLS/XAC/TLS
 

omek07

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changed to XAC , started the SamFW and pressed the button . it says Enable Diag and below waiting for DIag and the green bar moves
 

omek07

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its weird because in your Picture goes from Modem Port to Serial Port and the Modem port which i am assuming is when you are changing the USB Settings as the guide. Mine it stays only in Modem port even if i change the setting
 

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if i change the CSC to XAC through SamFw is it gonna erase all my data?
No it won't.

changed to XAC , started the SamFW and pressed the button . it says Enable Diag and below waiting for DIag and the green bar moves
It should get past waiting for DIAG and say disabling DIAG after you switch it to DM mode. If it doesn't, then it's not working.

I would try a different cable. I did it on TLS before so I think it should work. You can also try this tool from a previous post to unlock the secret codes, which some users said worked for them, but I haven't tried personally.

If nothing works, I would just flash US firmware and make sure you're on XAA CSC (and yes you will lose data). That should definitely work unless you have some bad cable or drivers.
 

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No it won't.


It should get past waiting for DIAG and say disabling DIAG after you switch it to DM mode. If it doesn't, then it's not working.

I would try a different cable. I did it on TLS before so I think it should work. You can also try this tool from a previous post to unlock the secret codes, which some users said worked for them, but I haven't tried personally.

If nothing works, I would just flash US firmware and make sure you're on XAA CSC (and yes you will lose data). That should definitely work unless you have some bad cable or drivers.
I have not change the drivers since I have the S21 ultra . Do you think that I have to update the drivers ? Do you have the correct ones?

I changed cables . Maybe is the windows 11?
 

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I have not change the drivers since I have the S21 ultra . Do you think that I have to update the drivers ? Do you have the correct ones?

I changed cables . Maybe is the windows 11?
I did it on windows 11 as well, so should be fine. I would try to uninstall all Samsung/Android drivers and reinstall the latest ones from the link in the OP. Sorry, not sure what else you can try if it doesn't work other than flashing U1 XAA.
 
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omek07

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thanks bud, i will install the new drivers and try again . I already used new cable with no luck .
 

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I did it on windows 11 as well, so should be fine. I would try to uninstall all Samsung/Android drivers and reinstall the latest ones from the link in the OP. Sorry, not sure what else you can try if it doesn't work other than flashing U1 XAA.
Success with the new drivers but when I use the codes nothing is happening !!!
 

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Sometimes, this will work directly on Canadian firmware. You might not need to flash US firmware. It worked for me on my Canadian S22U without first flashing US XAA. Try the instructions first on your Canadian firmware before flashing to see if it works and save you the extra step.

And yes if you flash US firmware then do the trick and flash Canadian back, the menu will still be unlocked. I've tested that. Though if you flash between American and Canadian firmwares, you will lose all data so keep that in mind.


Actually Canadian and US variants are the same phone, you can freely flash U1 firmware on W phones and vice versa.
IDK that it's possible I thought U and U1 can only be flashed.
I'll try this firmware since I'm testing something. Thank you for this info.
 

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Hi, I'm on S901U1 with XAA, which is then protocol simulated to GCF.
According to band selection, all bands are successfully unlocked.

However I'm having trouble getting CA on my carrier (FarEasTone, 466-01)
DISABLE CA COMBO CHECK is ON and presists over reboot.

Viewing basic information of said sim shows
CA-Not Config 0 0
UL CA Not Configured

However the carrier/sim works on a S9010 phone, with the same(relevant) LTE band support.
I'm at a loss right now.

Would appreaciate any ideas/direction to go from here, thanks.
 

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Hi, I'm on S901U1 with XAA, which is then protocol simulated to GCF.
According to band selection, all bands are successfully unlocked.

However I'm having trouble getting CA on my carrier (FarEasTone, 466-01)
DISABLE CA COMBO CHECK is ON and presists over reboot.

Viewing basic information of said sim shows
CA-Not Config 0 0
UL CA Not Configured

However the carrier/sim works on a S9010 phone, with the same(relevant) LTE band support.
I'm at a loss right now.

Would appreaciate any ideas/direction to go from here, thanks.
CA shouldn't be restricted. This method should unlock all bands and aggregation.

Most ISPs only support CA on LTE/4G (and you will see it as LTE+/4G+ in the status bar). There are a very small number of carriers right now that do CA on 5G. If you're connected to 5G and your carrier doesn't do CA on 5G, you won't get CA unless you're on LTE. Are you having issues with LTE CA or 5G CA?

Also, CA is only active when data is being used. If you're idle, you will see "CA-Not Config 0 0" in the SIM info screen and no + in your LTE icon. But when you're using data, you should see "CA-Add (SX)" in the SIM info screen and your status bar should say LTE+/4G+ (if you're not connected to 5G).
 

jerry855202

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CA shouldn't be restricted. This method should unlock all bands and aggregation.

Most ISPs only support CA on LTE/4G (and you will see it as LTE+/4G+ in the status bar). There are a very small number of carriers right now that do CA on 5G. If you're connected to 5G and your carrier doesn't do CA on 5G, you won't get CA unless you're on LTE. Are you having issues with LTE CA or 5G CA?

Also, CA is only active when data is being used. If you're idle, you will see "CA-Not Config 0 0" in the SIM info screen and no + in your LTE icon. But when you're using data, you should see "CA-Add (SX)" in the SIM info screen and your status bar should say LTE+/4G+ (if you're not connected to 5G).

My current celluar plan is not a 5G capable one, sorry for not being more clear.
I did load testing by having a livestream in PIP mode while messing around with service menu.
And I was having trouble with LTE CA. It was unlocked (to just 2CA I think?) but I thought it was still broken because:

For whatever reason, my S22 (or my carrier/tower?) likes Band 7 waaaaaaaay too much.
Whenever it has B7 it just locks on to it and refuses to
1. Do CA with another available band like B3 or B28 that IS available and is a CA profile that my carrier supports, and
2. Get off B7 and moves to a better CA pair like B3+B28, even though it's considerably faster due to congestion on B7 with my carrier.
If I manually take B7 off with Band Selection, then it happily runs 100M+ on B3+B28 2CA.

I'm gussing it's some kind of cost-cutting measure or QoS, and not my phone's modem then in this case.
For the meantime I'll probably just manually lockout B7.
Thanks for the help.
 

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    What is this?

    This is a guide on how to enable all LTE and 5G bands on the US or Canadian S22 series phones by going through the service menu. This guide is mostly based on this S20U guide by mellojosh, but has been adapted for the S22U phone with more information added.

    Which bands can be enabled this way?

    All bands the phone supports in hardware can be enabled through the service menu. For the S22 Ultra, that includes all Sub-6 bands like n78, and mmWave bands, as well as 5G SA bands, as shown in this screenshot below.

    Bands List.jpeg

    Which phones does this method support?

    This method has been confirmed to work on:
    • Samsung S22 Ultra (S908U, S908U1, S908W).
    • Galaxy Z Fold 4. Thanks @Abaddon.
    This method works on both Android 12 (One UI 4.1) or Android 13 (One UI 5.0 beta).

    This method requires your device be on the US firmware (XAA or other US CSC), so as long as you can Odin flash XAA firmware on your device (such as Canadian variant), you should be able to do this.

    If you get this method working on your phone that isn't in the known list, post it here and I will add it to the list above.

    How To Guide

    You will need a Windows computer (or VM) and the Samsung USB Driver installed to do the following steps. Install the USB driver from here before proceeding if you do not have it installed.

    A. Flash US Firmware

    First, your device must be on US firmware (XAA or other CSC). You can skip this step and go to B if your device is already on US firmware.

    If you're not on a US firmware because you have another Snapdragon variant (like Canadian), follow the steps below to flash XAA firmware. Note this will WIPE and FACTORY RESET your device. ALL DATA WILL BE LOST. So backup if you need to.
    1. Download Odin 3.14.4 or latest version.
    2. Download US XAA U1 firmware for your device from SamMobile.com or SamFw.com. For example, for the S22 Ultra, download the XAA firmware for S908U1. Extract the contents of the firmware to somewhere on your computer. You should have 5 files (BL, AP, CP, CSC, HOME_CSC). We won't use HOME_CSC.
    3. Restart your phone and go into download mode. On the S22 Ultra, hold all three power and up + down volume at the same time until the phone starts, then press the up volume key to get into download mode.
    4. Open Odin and connect your phone to your computer with a USB. Odin should say your phone was added.
    5. Click each of the BL, AP, CP, CSC buttons and select the corresponding files from the firmware zip you extracted. For CSC, use the file that starts with CSC and not HOME_CSC (we won't be using HOME_CSC). Do not load anything into USERDATA.
    6. Click start and let it flash the firmware (see the picture below). If it flashed correctly, your phone will be on XAA firmware after it restarts and you will have to set it up again from scratch.
    7. Set up your phone and verify it is on XAA firmware by going to Settings -> About Phone -> Software information -> check that it says XAA/XAA,XAA/OOO under "Software provider software version". OOO here will be your phone's original CSC like XAC which you cannot change and do not need to.
    A - Odin Flash.png

    B. Unlock Service Menu Secret Codes

    The next step is we need to unlock access to the service menu. Usually this is locked by default, but it might already be unlocked for you.

    First check if you can access the service menu by trying each of these ways:
    1. Open dialer and enter *#27663368378# to try to get directly into the service mode main menu. The menu should open after you press the last # character, you shouldn't have to press call.
    2. Open dialer and enter *#73# to get into RF Test mode. Press Band Selection. Press three dots on top right -> Back. Repeat three dots -> back three more times until you get to the service mode main menu.
    3. If either of the above ways works for you to get to the service mode main menu, then you can skip the below steps to unlock the menu and go directly to instructions C.
    If you cannot access the menu with the above codes, then follow these instructions to unlock the secret codes.
    1. Enable USB Debugging in Developer menu.
    2. Download SamFW FRP tool 3.1 or latest version from here.
    3. Open SamFW FRP tool and connect your phone to the computer with a USB.
    4. Using SamFW FRP tool, go to MTP tab and click on "Enable Secret Code for Verizon". See the picture below. Note it works on any US CSC even though it says "for Verizon".
      • If in the program output you see it's getting stuck on "Waiting for DIAG", then dial *#0808# on your phone to open USB settings and select "DM + MODEM + ADB" then press OK. The program should then complete the step and then get stuck on "Disabling DIAG". When it does, using the *#0808# menu again, select "MTP + ADB" this time and press OK. Now the program should complete the step and say that secret codes was unlocked.
    5. Now you should be able to use *#73# for RF test, *#27663368378#* to go directly to service menu. Test it to make sure the codes work and the service menu is opening.
    B - SamFW FRP Tool.png

    C. METHOD 1: Use the Service Menu to Unlock All Bands
    • Enter the service menu using either way.
      • Open dialer and enter *#27663368378# to get directly into the service mode main menu.
      • Open dialer and enter *#73# to get into RF Test mode. Press Band Selection. Press three dots on top right -> Back. Repeat three dots -> back three more times until you get to the service mode main menu.
    • Use the service mode to set the following options. Note you can go back between screens with three dots -> back for quicker navigation, but I am just starting each option below from the main menu so it's easy to read.
      1. Enable all LTE and 5G bands.
        • Service Mode Main Menu -> UE SETTING & INFO -> SETTING -> SYSTEM -> Next page 4 times -> SET LTE BAND CONFIG -> SET DEFAULT LTE BAND.
        • Service Mode Main Menu -> UE SETTING & INFO -> SETTING -> PROTOCOL -> NR5G -> NR5G PRUNE STATUS -> REMOVE NR5G PRUNE.
        • Service Mode Main Menu -> UE SETTING & INFO -> SETTING -> PROTOCOL -> GCF -> REMOVE ONLY NR WHITELIST.
        • Optional if you need to enable mmWave bands: Service Mode Main Menu -> UE SETTING & INFO -> SETTING -> PROTOCOL -> NR5G -> Sub6/mmWave -> ALL ENABLE.
        • Optional if you have issues going from LTE to LTE+ (carrier aggregation not working properly): Service Mode Main Menu -> UE SETTING & INFO -> SETTING -> PROTOCOL -> AS -> Next Page -> DISABLE CA COMBO CHECK -> DISABLE ON.
      2. Enable 5G NR features (DSS & CDRX) if needed. These options might already be enabled for you by default.
        • Service Mode Main Menu -> UE SETTING & INFO -> SETTING -> PROTOCOL -> AS -> Next Page -> NR CDRX CONTROL -> NR CDRX ENABLE. NR CDRX is 5G power saving mode.
        • Service Mode Main Menu -> UE SETTING & INFO -> SETTING -> PROTOCOL -> AS -> Next Page 2 times -> NR DSS CONTROL -> NR DSS ENABLE. NR DSS is 5G Dynamic Spectrum Sharing.
      3. Enable 5G SA if you're lucky enough to have a carrier with standalone 5G networks. This option might be enabled by default already.
        • Service Mode Main Menu -> UE SETTING & INFO -> SETTING -> PROTOCOL -> NR5G -> NR5G SA/NSA Mode Control -> SA/NSA ENABLE.
        • Service Mode Main Menu -> UE SETTING & INFO -> SETTING -> PROTOCOL -> NR5G -> NR5G SA/NSA Mode Control -> Remove SA permit list.
        • Service Mode Main Menu -> UE SETTING & INFO -> SETTING -> PROTOCOL -> NR5G -> Next Page -> NR5G NRDC -> NRDC ENABLE. NRDC is for dual connectivity with Sub6 + mmWave bands in parallel. Only applies to 5G SA networks and only if your carrier uses it.
      4. Restart your phone, then dial *#73# to get into RF Test Mode. Click Band Selection -> Sim 1 or Sim 2 (whichever you use). On this screen if you scroll down, you'll see a list of enabled NR5G bands. Make sure all bands are enabled. See my picture below.
      5. NOTE: Band selection won't be reset with a reboot, but might be reset after a CSC update (or a software update that includes a CSC update). You will have to re-do the service menu settings every update or re-flash of a CSC.
      6. NOTE: If you use an eSIM or a dual-SIM phone with a 2nd SIM, you need to change the NR5G stack before changing the NR5G related options above. Change the NR5G stack to Stack 2 with the following setting first.
        • Service Mode Main Menu -> UE SETTING & INFO -> SETTING -> PROTOCOL -> NR5G -> NR5G STACK SELECTION -> Select STACK 2.
      7. OPTIONAL: Now that all bands are enabled and usable, you can use the Band Selection menu under *#73# to selectively disable certain bands if you need to. This is not covered here but that menu is self-explanatory.
      8. If this method isn't working, try METHOD 2 below. You do not need to try METHOD 2 if this method ended up working for you.
    D. METHOD 2: Unlock all bands via Protocol Simulation menu.
    • If METHOD 1 above didn't work or not all bands were unlocked, you can try to unlock all bands by simulating a change in your CSC to GCF (Global Certification Forum). This won't actually change your CSC to GCF, but will change the options in the service menu as if you were on GCF CSC, which should give you access to all SA and NSA bands. Credits to @wr3cckl3ss1 for figuring out this method.
    • To do this method, first enter the service mode main menu using either of the following ways.
      • Open dialer and enter *#27663368378# to get directly into the service mode main menu.
      • Open dialer and enter *#73# to get into RF Test mode. Press Band Selection. Press three dots on top right -> Back. Repeat three dots -> back three more times until you get to the service mode main menu.
    • Using the service menu, change the following options
    1. Go to: Service Mode Main Menu -> PROTOCOL STATE -> PROTOCOL SIMULATION -> IMEI PRE CFG SIMULATION.
    2. In this menu, click [1] AP, then click GCF (last option). Then click [2] NET1 and change it to GCF as well. Do the same for [3] NET2. All GCF.
    3. Press [4] Write. Then restart phone.
    4. Check if all SA bands were unlocked. If not, repeat the band unlocking instructions from METHOD 1 above and then restart the phone and check again.

    Enjoy your unlocked LTE and 5G bands!

    FYI, I have personally tested this on a Canadian S908W on XAA firmware to enable 5G in Canada. In fact, I was even able to update to One UI 5.0 using the adb sideload method since I was on XAA firmware, and then I repeated the steps above to enable all 5G bands on the beta (service menu was still unlocked). So now I have 5G on One UI 5.0 beta in Canada! The trifecta!

    CREDITS

    @mellojosh for his guide on service menu band options on the S20U1.
    @wr3cckl3ss1 for his guide on selecting bands from the dialer for the S22 series phones, and for instructions on protocol simulation.
    @bigdave79 for reminding me about needing the Samsung USB Driver for this to work.
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    COMING SOON....THE RETURN OF CSC CHANGE WITHOUT ANY COMPUTERS.....still under heavy testing right now but coming soon, as well as other tricks. 😁😁😁

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    Excellent job sir.
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    Good morning, I confirm the method works on the SM-G998U1 with android 13 beta 2, YES IT WORKS
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    Anyone that is updating the S22 Ultra to Android 13 and One UI 5, does it keeps the setting or you need to re do the whole process? Also does this method still work? I'm affraid of losing 5G after I update it.
    You might have to re-do the process since the CSC is updated. Yes this method still works on One UI 5. I am on One UI 5 stable and it is working fine on S908U1 (XAA).