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    Just got a second-hand Galaxy Note 8 from an eBay business seller.
    The seller sells LOADS of phones, with 100% positive so I think they are fundamentally a good seller.
    However, my 'unlocked' Note 8 has T-Mobile on startup and might be locked to T-Mobile - might not though because I haven't got (Three) network coverage yet to try it out.
    Even if it isn't locked I still don't want 'T-Mobile stuff' on startup and also would like/need to get wifi calling on Three seeing as there's very limited mobile coverage at my home.

    What to do?
    Don't particularly want to send it back because (a) it was a good buy as it really is in excellent condition (b) it was an even better buy with the eBay 10% off code.

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    Default Re: Getting rid of T-Mobile 'stuff' on Galaxy Note 8

    Should be able to flash it with a generic ROM - plenty of tutorials on line.
    If its locked there are loads of sellers on eBay that will provide an unlock code for a few 's

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    Default Re: Getting rid of T-Mobile 'stuff' on Galaxy Note 8

    Is it possible for the generic ROMs to do wifi calling with Three?
    If it can't do that I'll probably send back.
    I imagine I won't be able to send it back if I've flashed it with a different ROM.

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    Default Re: Getting rid of T-Mobile 'stuff' on Galaxy Note 8

    Odin3 is the software to flash with via standard usb. Its basically click, click done once you find a ROM

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    Default Re: Getting rid of T-Mobile 'stuff' on Galaxy Note 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Kneerly Down View Post
    Is it possible for the generic ROMs to do wifi calling with Three?
    If it can't do that I'll probably send back.
    I imagine I won't be able to send it back if I've flashed it with a different ROM.
    Doubt they accept it back if you have flashed it but sure somewhere someone must have a copy of a Three ROM for the Note 8? Probably a site such as XDA Developers can give you better guidance.
    Don't think WiFi calling will be an issue regardless - I use an unlocked (not flashed in anyway though) O2 iPhone 6+ (yeah, I know - don't hate me as it was free!) with my Three SIM and I get the option of WiFi calling still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1888 View Post
    Odin3 is the software to flash with via standard usb. Its basically click, click done once you find a ROM
    Had a look at the phone version and it appears to be the US Note 8.
    Presumably I risk bricking the phone if flashed with a 'Global' Note 8 firmware as the US version has a different CPU & GPU from the Global version.

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    Default Re: Getting rid of T-Mobile 'stuff' on Galaxy Note 8

    Contact the supplier and see if they will do it for you. Or tell you how to do it.

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    Default Re: Getting rid of T-Mobile 'stuff' on Galaxy Note 8

    don't fuck about with ROMs-it's as risky as fucking about with BIOS on a laptop.

    What I would do & have done. D/l the Samsung package for your phone (prob Smart Switch) on your PC. Run it & back it all up.

    Then hard reset the entire phone-usually holding down 3 of the buttons. Google. Allow it to completely update inc the adroid to latest.

    Drive to somewhere you do have coverage on 3 & bang the sim in. What happens next?

    Otherwise get a 1 SIM from the mobile booth in tesco & play nice but dim so the nice people in there make the calls for you to get your phone all tickety boo. (they're O2-check you have coverage). Actually I found the Tesco/ O2 coverage so good I got them to port my old number across from Orange & have been with them ever since.

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    Default Re: Getting rid of T-Mobile 'stuff' on Galaxy Note 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Kneerly Down View Post
    Had a look at the phone version and it appears to be the US Note 8.
    Presumably I risk bricking the phone if flashed with a 'Global' Note 8 firmware as the US version has a different CPU & GPU from the Global version.

    Probably so best look for an American ROM. MRCrab.net had them all for download but the site has been down for about three month. I did brick my Samsung G5 once but un bricking it was just as easy. Worth joining something like XDA forum and reading u about it or GSM Arena but that tend to have lots of diddys but yeah, i would be worried sticking a European ROM in.

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