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    Exclamation Can the Cricket Samsung S4 be flashed to a different carrier that is GSM capable?

    I have read up a lot for the past few days about how to flash about any phone to Cricket, so am wondering if there is a way to flash a Cricket Samsung Galaxy S4 to a different carrier....

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    Cricket S4s are not GSM phones. They use AWS/CDMA/LTE

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    What about another cdma carrier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warboy View Post
    Cricket S4s are not GSM phones. They use AWS/CDMA/LTE
    Hey Warboy...

    are you 100% sure our SCH-R970C cannot use a GSM network?
    (was reading that the SCH-R970 (without C) can use both CDMA & GSM with a modem firmware flash)

    see this thread:
    galaxy S4 sch-r970 gsm question - xda-developers




    The Straightalk version of S4 can switch between CDMA & GSM via settings. (ive seen my friend change it)

    One would think most all S4's have same chips on the main board and switchable via modem firmware.


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    > Cricket S4s are not GSM phones

    GSM or not... the real question is: Does the SCH-R970C have the same hardware (and main board) to work on a GSM network such as AT&T or T-Mobile?

    The SCH-R970 (U.S. Cellular) and Straightalk S4 support both CDMA and GSM. why not the Cricket version?

    Is there a chip missing from the main board or firmware limitation?

    if its firmware then we should be able to flash modem firmware from a GSM network and be good to go.
    Last edited by s4user; 03-24-2014 at 09:13 PM.

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    If it was possible to "fix" any cricket CDMA phone to work on GSM, it would have already been done and known by the geeks on several forums for several years now. And you would have seen them for sale on ebay. .....but none exists.

    sent from the future.

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    No. Our goal is this S4 Cricket Owners:
    700mhz





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    Do those models already have a global mode built in the settings?

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    Not that I've seen

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    I've seen these specs on multiple sites. What I'm pasting is from Samsung which doesn't suggest that it will support other GSM bands. Since LTE is a GSM technology, maybe a modem update would be the cure. Will they do that? Signs point to no currently from what is on Cricket's site and documents they are feeding dealers.


    • FREQUENCIES AND DATA TYPE

      LTE: Bands 2/4/25; CDMA 1x/EVDO Rev.A: 800/AWS/1900MHz

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