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    Galaxy S20+ 5G China Model Need to Put Canada Firmware | Desperate

    Hello,
    I did the mistake of buying a Galaxy S20+ 5G from China (SM-9860) (that said it is an international version). I live in Beirut Lebanon. To my horror i discovered (my bad) that no google services are installed (no google play or gmail) or can be installed for that matter.

    Obviously for me this is renders the phone useless.

    My question which firmware i can put safely on top of it without destroying the phone while gaining truly the international version?

    I know one shouldn't put a firmware different from the model# but if we get the right CPU, GPU, RAM and # of SIMs it should work right?

    SM-9860 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 12 GB of RAM and a Dual SIM

    I found Canada's SM-G986W might have the same specifications.
    Can someone help me please.

    Thank you
    Espresso

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    Quote Originally Posted by espressos [ Login above or register to see download links. ]
    Hello,
    I did the mistake of buying a Galaxy S20+ 5G from China (SM-9860) (that said it is an international version). I live in Beirut Lebanon. To my horror i discovered (my bad) that no google services are installed (no google play or gmail) or can be installed for that matter.

    Obviously for me this is renders the phone useless.

    My question which firmware i can put safely on top of it without destroying the phone while gaining truly the international version?

    I know one shouldn't put a firmware different from the model# but if we get the right CPU, GPU, RAM and # of SIMs it should work right?

    SM-9860 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 12 GB of RAM and a Dual SIM

    I found Canada's SM-G986W might have the same specifications.
    Can someone help me please.

    Thank you
    Espresso
    Hi there

    You can't flash international firmware (or in your case the Canadian one) on a Chinese device...

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    Thank you any pointers on what i can do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by espressos [ Login above or register to see download links. ]
    Thank you any pointers on what i can do?
    Nope; you bought the wrong device...

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    可以的安装google套件

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    Can i put for the same model # SM-9860 Taiwan for example or Hong kong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by espressos [ Login above or register to see download links. ]
    Can i put for the same model # SM-9860 Taiwan for example or Hong kong?
    That I don't know: sorry...

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    As an update I put the Hong Kong firmware, did a complete fresh install and it worked.
    In case someone has the same issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by espressos [ Login above or register to see download links. ]
    As an update I put the Hong Kong firmware, did a complete fresh install and it worked.
    In case someone has the same issue.
    Thanks for your feedback: top

    Glad it worked...

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