- Mar 21, 2011
Thanks BeatBreakee. I guess then I'm curious why the thread is a root tutorial for NE2215, but the OP states that this is for Global Rom. I'd like to root my device, but want to have 100% confidence going in first before I start messing around with things.if you are on 2215, then its not global. The Global fw has ALL bands accessible. This honestly is nothing more than a fw "flex" on the EU model. There is nothing restricting the 2215 from accessing all the extra bands, except a few bits being flipped in the efs. I was able to trace down exactly which file and where it was located in the EFS, and using ONLY diag mode i opened the file, and saw exactly where they blocked those bands from activation. Its kinda a chump move that they pulled, because the Global fw is the one that gets the MOST attention, and always gets the most feedback when it comes to new release beta builds! In the US we actually help the development of all Global fw,, because that version is usually the one that is universal for all of our carriers here, so you end up with a lot more diversified input being that in every state we have at least 6+ carriers, therefore we torture test the networks and can identify problems in a much shorter time! But to cripple the device capability just over a GLOBAL label is drastic for ANY popular phone, and thats exactly what they did, cuz the main difference between the NA and EU is only the 6 disabled 4g bands, (which are primarily for those in china... indonesia). And honestly the extra 6 bands are all 4g, so there isnt much purpose for them unless you are in china. While they do have 5g access over there, it is highly prioritized, and thus throttled after paid data limits, due to the higher density & saturated areas of their much larger population. That plus smog factor seriously hampers data transfers as ive been told, so for them they need those bands to hit more towers or they drop to 2g speeds. (yikes!) .... But to answer your question again, no unfortunately if your model is currently flashed and showing 2215 then you my friend are on the US/NA fw.
I have been recently toying with QPST and specifically the EFS explorer, now that i have a proper 200+ page guide to every single tab/option/function/tool that is related and interacts with it, and it bewilders me as to why individual carriers choose to handicap a device, simply because they can. There are a ton of random little features, that are just disabled for no justifiable reason. But i will save that for another thread.
Yeah bro, i hear you... Also they went stupid with the numbering system for no good reason other than to confuse ppl... The 10 Pro series all stem from a 2210 base model, and were released as (NE) 2210, 2211, 2213, 2215 and 2217 , Ch, In, Eu, Na, Tmo .... but the 10R is the (CPH) 2411 <all region> ... and the 10T starts (CPH) 2413, 2415, 2417, 2419, In, Eu (Global again), Na, Tmo... but THIS TIME "In" stands for India, whereas the 2211 "In" is actually for Indonesia. For the 10T India got their own build, while China got the same phone, under a completely different name, "Oneplus Ace Pro". The 10R hadnt even been released til late October this year, so why didnt they just kick the 10T series in starting with 2411? Then it would be easier for people such as myself who have BOTH phones. (During a VERY SLEEPY session where i was going to drastic measures, trying to revive my 2217, after it went unresponsive, I literally spent over 2 hrs trying to make QFIL work, once i opened it up and jumpered the Test Points... And then i realized one reason it was failing to even attempt to run was because i had loaded all the 2417 files! Not paying attention because the official fw only have the model #, and not the beginning letters, I finally stared at the file on my screen wondering,
"Who uploaded this fw to the server? Because they really need to watch the typos when they name the file... I mean 2417? Come on... That's like a whole different phone... .... Wait... Wha?"
Thank god the firehose wouldnt take.... otherwise i might have been the 1st one here in this forum, with a WHOLE NEW kinda brick!, lol.
EDIT: Holy smokes, now I'm confused. I just looked at the OP again, and it appears the dialogue has changed. It no longers states that this if for global rom....maybe it was fixed by the individual who started the thread? hmm