S10 G9730 TGY (hong kong variant)

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Mab06

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Ever since I turned my phone on everything works as intended, volte, 4G+, payment... I am in Brazil. I love this phone.

The only sad part is the models sold here (exynos) receive updates way sooner them me with my snapdragon variant, at the begining I didn't care because it was matter of 1 or 2 weeks apart, but now it is months and I am starting to get mad.

I mean why the biggest company can get their thing together? . After S2, S3, S6, S10+ I am back to consider the iphone (and believe me it is not easy) just because at the end of the day things just work , and the best part equal for everyone.
 

JorgeC37

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Jan 22, 2018
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Samsung Galaxy S10
Hi,

Even if is quite better than Exynos, I hesitate to buy again in the future here in Spain because carriers blocks some important features like VoLTE or WiFi calls and for example Samsung Pay doesn't work because is the Hong Kong app and I can't add any Spanish credit card.
It's a shame but this will be probably my last imported phone.

Enviado desde mi SM-G9730 mediante Tapatalk
Agreed, but looks like in the future Exynos may surpass Qualcomm, I'm pretty happy with mine, minus the late updates. Samsung Pay works for me in Spain, with Unicaja Banco, don't know about yours.

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Hi All,

So, after so much time using the phone, what is your honest opinion - is Snapdragon worth all the hassle and issues that come with it? Will you import Snapdragon phones again in future?

Well, looking back now, I would probably repeat it with this model. But looks like in the future Exynos may surpass Qualcomm, I'm pretty happy with mine, minus the late updates. Samsung Pay works for me in Spain, but it is not common. The thing that would make me hesitate is repairability. The most important spare parts (screen and cameras) are not identical, camera sensors are different and display calibration is also different, so, I would not know if a screen replacement for the Exynos works in a snapdragon variant.
 

dcmandrel

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One UI 2.5

Installed

Packages disabled stay disabled.
Android 10 gestures working in Nova launcher only if you do not disable One UI launcher.
 

laelastica

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Hi everybody! First of all, sorry if this is an offtopic or posted in a wrong forum. I'm a newbie here.
I live in Spain and I'm interested in buying this version of Galaxy S10 because of the better range of coverage in rural areas compared to the Exynos' version, but I can't find it anywhere. In all the online shops I've asked for (TDimension, Etorren, WondaMobile, EglobalCentral and some Ebay sellers) is out of stock and without plans to have it again in the near future.
Do you know a reliable place to buy it?
Thanks in advance!
 

Tuntu

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Hi everybody! First of all, sorry if this is an offtopic or posted in a wrong forum. I'm a newbie here.
I live in Spain and I'm interested in buying this version of Galaxy S10 because of the better range of coverage in rural areas compared to the Exynos' version, but I can't find it anywhere. In all the online shops I've asked for (TDimension, Etorren, WondaMobile, EglobalCentral and some Ebay sellers) is out of stock and without plans to have it again in the near future.
Do you know a reliable place to buy it?
Thanks in advance!

It's discontinued, maybe a S20 FE could be another option.
 

laelastica

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It's discontinued, maybe a S20 FE could be another option.
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Many thanks for your reply. It's incredible how fast has been retired. Maybe I'm wrong but I think it was released last year.
I was looking for a 'compact' phone with audio jack, but thanks for your suggestion. It seems the only similar option is Huawei p30
 

dcmandrel

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Mar 18, 2020
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Madrid
Hi everybody! First of all, sorry if this is an offtopic or posted in a wrong forum. I'm a newbie here.
I live in Spain and I'm interested in buying this version of Galaxy S10 because of the better range of coverage in rural areas compared to the Exynos' version, but I can't find it anywhere. In all the online shops I've asked for (TDimension, Etorren, WondaMobile, EglobalCentral and some Ebay sellers) is out of stock and without plans to have it again in the near future.
Do you know a reliable place to buy it?
Thanks in advance!

You can try to import one of the unlocked US or Canadian versions which also have Snapdragon.

Other good compact option with headphone jack is the new Sony Xperia 5 II.
 

laelastica

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Oct 22, 2020
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Many thanks for your help. I've been very tempted to get the Sony. I like the sober design, the specs are almost top, has 5g band, is very narrow, screen and battery life seem quite good and the price is high but lower compared to some rivals. The only problem is the height: 158 mm is not compact enough for my necessities.

So I'll be looking for US or Canadian version of the S10. I've read both are single SIM instead of Dual. Does anyone know if these versions work properly in Spain?

Thanks again! And sorry for asking all time

You can try to import one of the unlocked US or Canadian versions which also have Snapdragon.

Other good compact option with headphone jack is the new Sony Xperia 5 II.
 

bsam55

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Jun 28, 2012
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Viper4Android

Hey guys,
I wanted to let everybody know that @Skulldron's guide [G970/G973/G975F] Ultimate Speaker Guide using Viper4Android for installing Viper4Android in "F" model S10s will work on our SM-G9730 devices. I'm guessing it's good for the SM-G9700 and SM-G9750 versions as well but cannot test. It is a rather buggy process (Viper4Android fault not @Skulldron) requiring a few tries and using Legacy mode. Legacy mode must be toggled when using phone speakers, at least that's my experience.
 

zackyo

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May 16, 2013
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Of course, all you have to do:
1. Download and extract this zip file: 00028874.zip (Attached by SteveHG @ post #86 in this thread),
2. Download and install QPST
3. Enter into Diagnostic Mode on your phone by dialing *#0808# and then select RMNET + DM + MODEM + ADPL (Do not close that app until we finish)
4. Connect it to a PC, wait for the drivers to be installed, check in Control Panel > System And Security > System > Device Manager if the phone is listed under PORTS (COM & LPT) something like Qualcomm HS-USB MDM Diagnostic
5.
Run QPST as Administrator and wait for it to recognize the phone.
6. Select Start Clients > EFS Explorer, in Phone Selection click OK, then wait until it finishes reading the memory
7. Go into nv > item_files > rfnv folder then find 00028874, right click on it and select Copy Data File To PC browse a location then click OK (This is important because this is the factory config file so we need to back it up by copying to the PC so in case we can use it.)
8. Right Click on the file (00028874) in EFS Explorer and click Delete
9.
Right Click somewhere inside EFS Explorer where the files are and select Copy Data File From PC
10.
Browse the file extracted from Step 1. (00028874) and then click OK
11.
Head back to the phone and press REBOOT wait for it, enter your PIN Code, then you are done with changing config for Carrier Aggregation I think :cool:

Note,
IF the steps I mentioned above are not working and you are not getting LTE-A or 4G+ Aggregation in Europe
then you should complete the steps from my post #131 and if it is still not working, let's hope there is someone smarter who can explain the issue XD
Good luck with it. :cowboy:
hi can anyone help me?..i'm i bought a SM-G975U1(us model) few months ago but now i'm using it in malaysia
everything works just fine except the carrier aggregation (4G+/LTE+).i've been following all the step above to get it working here in malaysia but i got stuck on issue QPST EFS explorer like the picture i post below,i really hope someone can help or guide me to get the carrier aggregation working thanks.
 

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    Would you be so kind to explain the process in detail, as in your post #131? Thank you
    Of course, all you have to do:
    1. Download and extract this zip file: 00028874.zip (Attached by SteveHG @ post #86 in this thread),
    2. Download and install QPST
    3. Enter into Diagnostic Mode on your phone by dialing *#0808# and then select RMNET + DM + MODEM + ADPL (Do not close that app until we finish)
    4. Connect it to a PC, wait for the drivers to be installed, check in Control Panel > System And Security > System > Device Manager if the phone is listed under PORTS (COM & LPT) something like Qualcomm HS-USB MDM Diagnostic
    5. Run QPST as Administrator and wait for it to recognize the phone.
    6. Select Start Clients > EFS Explorer, in Phone Selection click OK, then wait until it finishes reading the memory
    7. Go into nv > item_files > rfnv folder then find 00028874, right click on it and select Copy Data File To PC browse a location then click OK (This is important because this is the factory config file so we need to back it up by copying to the PC so in case we can use it.)
    8. Right Click on the file (00028874) in EFS Explorer and click Delete
    9. Right Click somewhere inside EFS Explorer where the files are and select Copy Data File From PC
    10. Browse the file extracted from Step 1. (00028874) and then click OK
    11. Head back to the phone and press REBOOT wait for it, enter your PIN Code, then you are done with changing config for Carrier Aggregation I think :cool:

    Note,
    IF the steps I mentioned above are not working and you are not getting LTE-A or 4G+ Aggregation in Europe
    then you should complete the steps from my post #131 and if it is still not working, let's hope there is someone smarter who can explain the issue XD
    Good luck with it. :cowboy:
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    Alright guys,
    I did some testing and I assume that editing LTE B* CA CONFIG values in QXDM has no effect on how the carrier aggregation works in Galaxy G97**s. Of course this does NOT mean that if you edit anything in QXDM it won't effect other functions of the phone, but I can say for sure that the carrier aggregation config is stored in the 00028874 file. This file is responsible for selecting different bands to aggregate. The only problem is that I can't open it (00028874) with any app so it is currently a secret from me which means I can't help you at the moment with changing it to work with other bands. If I ever figure it out how to open and edit it, I'll post it.

    How I got there?
    Well, I deleted 00028874 file from the phone with EFS Explorer, then restarted it. 4G worked fine but aggregation not, then I put it back (the modified one which is in my post #141 ) and 4G+ worked again, so I can safely say that if you delete this file it won't brick the phone but it also won't make much difference if you haven't had carrier aggregation by default somehow. If you wanna enable carrier aggregation all you have to do is head to my post #141 in this thread and follow those steps, but remember this only works for most European countries.

    @Gitanitos
    1. Well, I haven't experienced that thing with dual sim cards, currently in my phone (G9750) both runs on LTE.
    2. Yes probably its a coverage problem, try it in different locations and see if it improves, usually I get 4G+ even at home (I'm in Hungary).

    Hope I helped, and excuse me because of my previous posts, they contained misleading information but it turned out now that CA config is not set in QXDM (at least not in Galaxy G97**s or something prevents the modem to use those values set on QXDM) it is just in the 00028874 file. Sry for my english. :good::cool:
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    Debloat list tested in g9730

    Please take into account the following:

    - This is a non root process and everything runs stable and fluid. It does not fully uninstall the package, it just disables it so just can enable it again as long as you remember the package name. Or if you are using "Package Disabler Pro" you can filter by disabled packages. Do it under your responsibility.

    - I disabled a lot of Samsung apps as I only use Google Services (Gmail, Chrome, Gboard, G Pay...). Some functionalities that are disabled in this XML could be useful for some users; for example: Android Auto, Edge stuff, all Bixby packages(you will need 3rd party app to remap bixby button), Theme Store, Galaxy Store (I only enable it when I need to update some apps such as camera or music), S Account, S Cloud, S Pass, S Files, S Keyboard, S Pay, SmartSwitch, SmartThings, S Secure Folder, Work Space, Emoji, AR and VR stuff.

    - I keep other apps because I use them, but can be safely disabled: DEX, S Messages, S calendar, One UI launcher (you need to have another launcher installed first, and you will lose Android 10 gestures), Gallery, S Music.

    - If you have questions for one specific package first Google it as there is information for almost every package in other forums.

    Hope it helps!
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    good news new firmware will soon arrive, G9730ZHU2BTA3.
    G9730ZCU2BTA3 firmware is already released for china model

    https://samfrew.com/model/SM-G9730/
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    Enable carrier frequency aggregation for the S10 TGY.
    Warning: All manipulations are your responsibility. Changes made in accordance with this instruction are valid for networks of Russian operators.

    1. Download the attached file QPST_2.7.474.zip (36.36 MB)
    and the attached QUD.WIN.1.1 Installer-10037.3.zip ( 20.06 MB ) file
    - a set of official Qualcomm utilities and the Qualcomm USB driver. Unpack: Install QPST.2.7.474 from the QPST folder.
    2. Enter *#0808# in the dialer, select "DM+MODEM+ADB" in the menu that opens, and connect the phone to the computer. In the Device Manager (it is more convenient to use the view of the "connecting device") there should appear a composite USB device with two COM ports - command and diagnostic, most likely, the diag. port will have Class=SbClass=0xff - this can be seen in the properties of the device (Information - Property = Compatible ID). For this device, you need to manually install the driver from the QUD folder.
    3. In the path Program Files (x86)/Qualcomm/QPST/bin run the QPST Config utility, if the phone is not recognized (SD855 should appear in the Phone column), add the port manually by name (e.g. COM5) by clicking "Add new port". When the phone is recognized, press Start Clients - EFS Explorer and wait for the EFS data to be read.
    4. In EFS Explorer, delete the file /nv/items_files/modem/lte/rrc/cap/prune_ca_combos.
    Attached file 00028874.zip ( 1.04 KB )
    Unpack and replace the file in /nv/item_files/rfnv/00028874, then disconnect the phone from your PC and reboot.

    Please note: after updating, firmware reset, firmware reinstallation, and possibly changing the SIM card (no pattern is detected, depending on the specific card), the procedure of deleting prune_ca_combos and replacing the 00028874 file should be repeated.


    I can´t download the file 00028874.zip, the others can be dowloaded from Maestro2k5 's Android file host.