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SM-G955U being used abroad problems

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santet

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I purchased an S8+ which happens to be an SM-G955U. Thought i was purchasing an international unlocked version, but got the US unlocked version rather. I get this notification for Sprint OMADM constantly in my notification window and sometimes when I reboot the device. The phone works properly though.
My questions are.

1. Will I get full OTA support as on an international unlocked version.
Example. I notice that I only have the June security patch level, whilst my international unlocked note 5 has a more recent version.
2. Will this sprint notification eventually lock up my device sometime in the future?.
3. How do I get rid of this Sprint notification in my notification panel and popping up constantly?.
4. Can I still use this device when I visit the US without some changes being made to my device OTA?.
5. When I make a call. In the right upper corner it says attempting and not dialing. The call however does go through. Is this normal?.

Thanks
 

vicvon

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The best way is to flash it with the U1 firmware. This will give you the unlocked version of software. If you are on U software my guess is that you have the Sprint version of software.
 

santet

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Sep 10, 2009
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My firmware version is G955USQU1AQFJ.

There is a U1 in there so I assume I'm on the U1 version.correct me if I'm wrong.

Will this receive OTA updates?.

Thanks
 

vicvon

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I am on AQG2. That is the us unlocked firmware. Use updato to find it.

---------- Post added at 04:11 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:06 PM ----------

Look for the one that says XAA. That is the generic USA unlocked firmware.
 

santet

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Thanks. Found it. Can you point me to a thread where someone has attempted this successfully on the G955U S8+ snapdragon 835 to do a bit more research before i attempt the firmware update.
I am particularly concerning about OTA updates after the firmware update.
 

vicvon

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