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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ynot33, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. ynot33

    ynot33 Lurker
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    will rooting my phone allow me to use it on another network?
     



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  2. The_Chief

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    WELCOME to the forums! :)

    Unlocking and rooting the phone does give you access to the device's root system files; but that's all it does.

    It seems to me that whatever provider you choose will have to reflash the phone with their Optimus S stock image, which will replace the radio firmware and programming to their network.

    But there are limitations: A CDMA phone like Sprint (I believe) can only go on another CDMA network (like Verizon) and not a GSM network (like T-Mobile, AT&T and the rest of the world). This is due to the frequency range of the radio hardware... you couldn't flash a GSM phone to a CDMA network any more than you can expect to pick up FM radio on your TV set. They're completely separate frequency bands in the spectrum.

    I hope this helps :)
     
  3. shahediiuc

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    i have given my phone in a different provider to network update, they did it but i cant send sms to any number. but it is emergency to send sms to activate my rim. what can i do? will it support bangladeshi cdma provider?
     

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The LG Optimus One release date was October 2010. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 3MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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