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  1. I have a few questions: Does the Pixel 6 Pro from Sprint/T-Mobile have an unlockable bootloader? Does the Pixel 6 Pro support 5G CA from different bands (n41 + n71)?
  2. I'll be floored if they fix this. It's been an issue since last December and IDK why if they fix it that it took this long. That is pretty much the only thing stopping me from going to a T-Mo SIM. The fact that a Sprint SIM was still unrestricted I guess was a sign.
  3. I would not recommend this modem for use in a router, it's just too finicky. I got the enclosure from eBay from a private seller and there isn't any information as to what model it is. It's just an M.2 to USB 3.0 adapter with an additional power input. That being said, an update from my original post is that I was able to get OpenWRT to use the Fibocom modem in MBIM mode. This allows for much faster data speeds (100+ Mbps). I actually used GoldenORB Rooter Project, a modded version of OpenWRT. Make sure that you get the HP version of the module if you want to use it on Sprint. Plus all my experiences with it may not translate to the other variants (Lenovo, Dell versions). Another note, I left the Sprint tablet plan for AT&T's as the Sprint one was too aggressive on throttling.
  4. Where did you get RM510 or RM500 at? I see a few "ship now" for sale on Alibaba for $300.
  5. I'm probably going to go with the S20+. I want a 1440p screen and mmWave 5G. I can deal with the bloat if it means better software updates and access to Live Caption. Maybe even the S20 I may consider losing mmWave.
  6. My LG V50 line is now eligible for an early upgrade, however there aren't any offers yet. I'm in the Michigan market. I have 6 months left to go of my lease. I assume once I get some type of notification the offers will be applied. Anyone else see the same? I wonder if they are targeting V50 users to offer V60 upgrades? I'd prefer the S20 series more just because of the 1440p display and better security patch updates. I do like the dual screen option of the V60 however.
  7. Some additional information about how T-Mobile plans to upgrade legacy Sprint 5G customers: I'm glad that they aren't just restricting it to just customers in prior Sprint 5G markets.
  8. Just got a text, Sprint is shutting down their 5G network today it seems:
  9. The offer also works for lease payments: https://www.cnet.com/news/t-mobile-to-redeploy-sprints-midband-5g-spectrum-in-new-york-in-may/
  10. I don't think so. In the CNET article, they talk about an 18 month lease which Sprint only does. Sprint's S20 will get an update to connect to T-Mobile's 5G so there's no issue there.
  11. I had one of these near my old house for Sprint. Still to this day it's still on B25 only.
  12. Sprint has created the landing page for Sprint/T-Mobile merger. If the rumors for the merger finalizing tomorrow are true, the link should work: sprint.com/merger Right now you'll see a 404 page error but if you look at the url, it changes to: sprint.com/en/landings/welcome-to-tmo.html?ECID=vanity:tmomerger. It's probably a welcome to T-Mobile page.
  13. Hey everyone, I wanted to share something that I've been working on. I bought a Fibocom 850GL from eBay (the HP version) for about $30. My original intention was to create a DIY Portable Mobile Hotspot with a Raspberry Pi acting as the router and a TP Link WR902ac for a fast WiFi AP. I got two Cradlepoint antennas (I didn't trust any cheap ones on eBay/Amazon) that is rated to pickup 2.5 GHz and put the modem in an enclosure that converts from M.2 to USB 3.0 with a SIM slot. You can see it all together held by rubber bands (there is also a 20,000 mAh battery underneath it all): It worked great! I installed OpenWRT on the RPi and configured it to get a cellular data connection. I used it for a few weeks taking it around town and it was stable. However data speeds weren't as fast as it should be (about 42 Mbps). I initially thought it was the antennas but after some digging around I figured out a way to fix it. To keep it brief, abrasive on GitHub figured out how to change USB modes with an AT command. I tried changing the USB mode to 7 which allows it to work in Windows using CDC MBIM (before it wouldn't work in Windows). To my surprise it worked, and without any drivers! Best of all, I'm seeing much better data speeds almost upwards of 120 Mbps download. The modem supports 3xCA on B41. From here, I haven't gotten much further. I'd like to put this modem in a real router using PCIe instead of USB but I'm unsure about compatibility and drivers when looking some up. Now why this modem? You can activate it on Sprint as a "tablet" which costs $15/month after auto pay (the HP version only) for unlimited data. Also as a side note, right now I deactivated it. Should I reactivate it again because of the merger and the plan not being available? I don't need this but it's pretty cool to have.
  14. Sprint Teams Up With Rocket Fiber To Expand Connected Infrastructure For Tech-Centric Southeast Michigan https://investors.sprint.com/news-and-events/press-releases/press-release-details/2020/Sprint-Teams-Up-With-Rocket-Fiber-To-Expand-Connected-Infrastructure-For-Tech-Centric-Southeast-Michigan/default.aspx Pretty cool to hear.
  15. There is a V50 telegram group that is pretty active. Lots of info in there. Right now v20a is the latest version we know of for the Sprint V50 (Android 10 beta with January Security patch). You can install it pretty easily but downgrading is a little bit of a hassle and you need to downgrade to get any future updates. Hopefully Android 10 releases in the next few days or week (soon).
  16. I made a post on XDA about a leaked Android 10 Beta build for the Sprint LG V50. I thought I'd share here if anyone is interested I flashing it. Right now there's no way to revert back. https://forum.xda-developers.com/v50-thinq/how-to/sprint-lg-v50-android-10-beta-2019-t3995429/post80760511 Bing is a good site for finding obsure places on the Internet, that's how I found the OTA file.
  17. A friend of mine ordered through Best Buy with in store pickup. He got it today.
  18. Sprint updated the 5G network performance page: https://coverage.sprint.com/important_coverage_info_popup.html
  19. End of summer according to people in charge of the MB.
  20. Yeah, I posted all the engineering screens here:
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