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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by giryes, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. giryes

    giryes Lurker
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    How to insert 2 sim cards in LG G5 dual sim phone?


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    Post #8 by mikedt, Aug 27, 2016 (6 points)
  3. psionandy

    psionandy Extreme Android User

    put one in each slot.
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  4. giryes

    giryes Lurker
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    It has only one slot for one nano sim and one micro sd card.
    The model is LG G5 H860.
    inside the menu there are sim1 and sim2 in 2 different colours. a quick button to toggle between them, It shows that sim2 not inserted.
  5. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±

    Does your sim tray look like this?
  6. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±

    ok, so I did a little research and it appears you use the sd slot for the 2nd sim.
    Page 38 of the PDF in Chinese: perhaps @mikedt can better translate :)
    Roughly translated via Google Translate:
    But it appears you have to sacrifice the sd card for a 2nd sim.

    Some folks are modifying the slots to accept both sim and an SD card:
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  7. giryes

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    My sim+sd tray looks like this:


    I wounder if it is not a "malformation" of LG. By mistake installed the G5 dual sim minu to G5 one sim phone!
  8. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±

    That is odd indeed!
    Just looking at the microsd slot....would the 2nd sim fit in there 90 degrees in relation to the sim1?
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  9. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    That doesn't look like a dual-SIM tray to me. Although what does your SIM holder look like on the other side?

    This is what they might look like, and should be marked as such. The second space is for "micro-SD" or "SIM2"

    LG's India website indicates this version can be dual-SIM.

    Possibly there's a single-SIM version with the same model number. Where did you actually buy this phone, in the United States?
    #8 mikedt, Aug 27, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2016
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  10. mikedt

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  11. giryes

    giryes Lurker
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    Dear Mikestony and mikedt
    thank you very much for your patience and efforts to help.
    After I 've seen the the pictures of dual sim and one sim tray, I checked the tray of my phone again..
    and it IS written very tiny on the side of the microSD compartment: SIM2.
    The second SIM can be installed instead of the microSD.
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  12. giryes

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    By the way my Lg G5 was bought from AMAZON, Shop Techno Master.
    LG G5 H860 32GB ROM 4GB RAM 5.3-Inch 16MP + 8MP Dual Camera LTE Factory Unlocked International Stock No Warranty (TITAN).
  13. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±

    Ah, good to hear that you can use a 2nd sim:) Thanks for the update!
    I hope your thread here can help others!

    If/when you get a chance, can you post a picture of your particular sim tray? I'm curious as to its appearance.
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  14. giryes

    giryes Lurker
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    Thanks again.

    Attached Files:

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  15. alexander336

    alexander336 Lurker

    Can you insert two sim cards and an SD card all at one time in the dual SIM card slot?
  16. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    No, as the holder only has two spaces in it.
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