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    Any tricks to add bands to Samsung phones?

    Suppose someone gave me a phone like the Galaxy Grand Prime (G530T). This phone's only international bands are GSM 900 & 1800. It won't work in Japan, Singapore or S. Korea and will not have access to 3G or LTE in most countries. Assuming that I have no fear of bricking a phone, is there a way to enable any missing bands in this phone or other Samsung phones?
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    I don't think you can "add" frequency bands to a phone. They are either already installed in the phone hardware or they aren't there at all.
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    I've read something about the Qualcomm chips having the bands but that they are blocked in firmware and can be activated by editing the firmware.

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    Try checking the XDA_Developer web site. Might find some useful information there. Good luck and best wishes......

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