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This afternoon (after doing the software update this morning), while using the phone normally it suddenly did a profile update on its own! UH OH! I read that profile updates are supposed to reset the lock back to Sprint.

 

So I rebooted the phone, popped in the AT&T SIM, and voila! It still works! Went back to Sprint, still good! 

 

So at least with the unlock method I used (some eBay guy), the phone remains unlocked after software & profile updates.

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Update on using Simore/Magic-SIM to make S8 into a dual-SIM phone:

 

- My Simore adapter ribbon tore before I could use it... so never got to try it.

- Went with Magic-SIM... it is a more durable product, however, I can't get it to work. Customer service has been great at helping me trouble shoot, but the app it installs doesn't respond to anything I do... and after 1 minute of a valid connection on SIM1, it changes to say Invalid SIM. 

 

Magic-SIM has been helpful and are sending me a replacement to see if it's faulty. So after a couple weeks I should have another try (they are in England).

 

I will say that since the unlock method was a hack-job and my 2nd SIM is a FreedomPOP AT&T SIM, it's possible one or both of those are giving me issues with Magic-SIM. Perhaps if I put in a SIM directly from AT&T, T-Mobile or Verizon that it would work, I don't know. However I doubt it because directly in the phone the SIMs work and I did try a deactivated 2nd Sprint SIM and it also didn't work. So other than the adapter being faulty the only other possibility I can come up with is the way it was unlocked being incompatible with Magic-SIM. We'll see how the replacement works.

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This afternoon (after doing the software update this morning), while using the phone normally it suddenly did a profile update on its own! UH OH! I read that profile updates are supposed to reset the lock back to Sprint.

 

So I rebooted the phone, popped in the AT&T SIM, and voila! It still works! Went back to Sprint, still good!

 

So at least with the unlock method I used (some eBay guy), the phone remains unlocked after software & profile updates.

I just got mine unlocked from him today. I'll try a t mobile sim later after my step sons birthday party a chuck e cheese.

 

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I just got mine unlocked from him today. I'll try a t mobile sim later after my step sons birthday party a chuck e cheese.

 

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So the S8 it's unlocked? My new one said invalid when trying a vzw Sim.

 

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So the S8 it's unlocked? My new one said invalid when trying a vzw Sim.

 

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No there is a guy on eBay that unlocks it remotely for you.

 

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I will say that since the unlock method was a hack-job and my 2nd SIM is a FreedomPOP AT&T SIM, it's possible one or both of those are giving me issues with Magic-SIM. Perhaps if I put in a SIM directly from AT&T, T-Mobile or Verizon that it would work, I don't know. However I doubt it because directly in the phone the SIMs work and I did try a deactivated 2nd Sprint SIM and it also didn't work. So other than the adapter being faulty the only other possibility I can come up with is the way it was unlocked being incompatible with Magic-SIM. We'll see how the replacement works.

Dual SIM adapters have never played nice with CDMA networks. Doubt you'll get it working tbh.
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No there is a guy on eBay that unlocks it remotely for you.

 

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You guys watched him do it remotely, right?  What does he do?  It cannot be that hard of a process?  Is he just flashing the 'U' software?

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You guys watched him do it remotely, right? What does he do? It cannot be that hard of a process? Is he just flashing the 'U' software?

You can't see what files he is using. You can only see that he is doing something.

 

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You can't see what files he is using. You can only see that he is doing something.

 

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Oh, touche.

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Oh, touche.

That's how they keep it secret so they can continue selling it as a service.

 

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Side note. This update definitely improved band 41 a bit. I'm getting it more than I used to but still not as much as I did with the note 5.

 

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Is this possibly upload carrier aggregation?f4296790eea63873bedaf595eb969aef.jpg

 

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Nope . I seen 17.1 upload before.1 carrier

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Nope . I seen 17.1 upload before.1 carrier

Ok. Does the S8 support 64 qam for upload for whenever Sprint brings that on board?

 

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Ok. Does the S8 support 64 qam for upload for whenever Sprint brings that on board?

 

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Anyone have root and use NSG on the S8?  It would show more clearly...

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Question is the S8 the first Sprint phone that supports B13?

 

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Question is the S8 the first Sprint phone that supports B13?

 

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No

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No

Android I should have have asked.

 

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Android I should have have asked.

 

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The answer is still no, I'm pretty sure the htc 10 on sprint supported band 13 as well.  Not sure if that was the first one though.

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And what is Band 13 for? Is that the roaming frequency?

That's vzw 700 mhz.

 

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That's vzw 700 mhz.

 

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Right... so why do we care if our Sprint phones have this?

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Right... so why do we care if our Sprint phones have this?

I was just curious. Sprint also owns B13 licenses in Puerto Rico.

 

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So Sprint Zone is still on my S8 has Sprint Zone auto updated to My Sprint for any of you?  I downloaded My Sprint app but Sprint Zone is still there kind of dumb having two apps that do the same thing.

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So Sprint Zone is still on my S8 has Sprint Zone auto updated to My Sprint for any of you? I downloaded My Sprint app but Sprint Zone is still there kind of dumb having two apps that do the same thing.

Same deal here. I just downloaded My Sprint since Sprint Zone never updated.

 

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