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    Question N9005 MPN differences? Can someone explain?

    Hi to everyone!

    I have some questions related to the MPN models:
    N9005ZKEXSI
    N9005ZKEBTU
    N9005ZWEBTU
    N9005ZIEITV
    N9005ZKEITV
    N9005ZWEITV
    N9005ZKEPHE
    N9005ZKEDBT
    N9005ZWEPHN
    N9005ZKEPHN

    I know that they are somehow related to the regions but I don't know exactly how. I have a few questions:
    1) What are the differences?
    2) Are these hardware or software differences?
    3) Once rooted, will these MPN models become all the same?
    4) Are the frequencies and basebands the same?

    Thanks!

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    The first 5 digits are the Model name.
    The next 3 letters are the Model specifics for example colour.
    The next 3 digits are the Product Code. This ensures the correct language is on board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenman View Post
    The first 5 digits are the Model name.
    The next 3 letters are the Model specifics for example colour.
    The next 3 digits are the Product Code. This ensures the correct language is on board.
    Thanks!
    Interesting... and can you tell me if there are differences in hardware except for the colour of the plastic?

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    There are differences in capacity - so you can get 16,32 and 64GB in many models.

    BTW the Code ZKE is black.
    Last edited by greenman; 19-01-2014 at 10:29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenman View Post
    There are differences in capacity - so you can get 16,32 and 64GB in many models.
    Any other differences apart for colour and internal memory? I'm sorry for insisting... I am afraid that I may have a different radio. Is it possible? Are all radios the same? If I could find out radio differences then I would know which one to flash to get my phone to work on the specific LTE frequancy that I'm interested in.

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    If you choose a phone with the Product Code for the country of use, then the language, modem (radio) will be correct.

    This comes within the second layer of customisation in the firmware CSC.

    If you have bought a phone for your country or network then it will have the correct language and modem for the mobile networks available.

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    To find the firmware on your phone, install CheckFUS from the Play Store.

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    Well... thanks!

    I really appreciate your help as you are the first person in 3 weeks (posting on 4 different forums and web crawling in search for answers) who actually knows something about Samsung MPN and is willing to help!

    Which MPN should I flash to solve my problem?
    And where can I find it?

    Situation:
    - I travel between Italy and Japan.
    - I need a phone that will work on the LTE metworks of Softbank and Vodafone.
    - Softbank uses bands 1 and 3 (and band 8 from April)
    - Vodafone uses band 20 (and band 3 in some areas)
    - The N9005 supports all 4 bands.
    - Out of the box, I flashed the 4.4.2 (Polish) Kitkat (*) so now I have:
    - PC: ZKEXEO
    - PDA: XXUENA6
    - Ph: XXUENA2
    - CSC: OXXENA5

    As it is, I cannot connect to Softbank's LTE network! I get 3G or H but not 4G as my wife's Apple iPhone (I swistch the same simCard and fill in the APN manually)

    So... I found out the hard way that it is not enough to buy the right phone model!
    You also need to flash the correct "radio"!

    Please help me!

    (*)
    N9005XXUENA6_N9005OXXENA5_N9005XXUENA2_OXX

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    This is quite a complicated area but my understanding is that your N9005 has Broadcomm LTE chip that is capable of accessing these frequency bands :
    2100 band 1
    1900 band 2
    1800 band 3
    1700/2100 band 4
    850 band 5
    1600 band 7
    900 band 8
    700 band 17
    800 band 18

    Unfortunately it can only be programmed to hold 6 bands.
    This means that the original market for your N9005 determines which frequencies are programmed in.

    Open European N9005's will have the same and broadest range of frequencies - while network phones may have a more limited range (probably just for their own network)

    Iphones use the same chip and have the same restrictions, so it looks like luck that your wife is able to access LTE services when you cannot.

    An alternative would be to use an LTE sim in a mifi transmitter and you could both connect to it with your wifi.

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    Thanks.

    My original market MPN was middle east (I think... I can't remember).

    My new MPN market is polish.

    I have 3 important questions, which I'm trying to find answers:

    1) Which are the 6 bands of my new, Polish, MPN?
    - PC: ZKEXEO
    - PDA: XXUENA6
    - Ph: XXUENA2
    - CSC: OXXENA5

    2) Do you know which MPN will allow me to use those 4 bands?

    3) Where can I find the correct MPN? ..............

    I'm really sorry for bothering you, but I'm going crazy. I'm at my wit's end! I've been researching all over internet, asking in many forms, calling Samsung (really unhelpful and arrogant), calling Softbank, calling Vodafone, asking XDA developers... I wish that companies would be more forthcoming about such information. After all I paid a lot of money for the phone, for the carrier contracts... they're only good at taking money! I'm so frustrated!


    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
    Last edited by ascanio1; 20-01-2014 at 05:13.

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