How to Activate 5G in Non-5G Country on Android?

Do you want to enable 5G network on your non-5G device? Well, here we have discussed how to activate 5G in non-5G country on Android devices.

There are five generations of mobile networks – 5G, 4G, 3G, and 2G. However, 5G is the fourth generation of global wireless standards. With 5G, virtually everything and everyone will be connected, including machines, objects, and devices. Wireless 5G technology is built to deliver data speeds of up to multi-gigabits per second, ultra-low latencies, massive network capacities, a uniform user experience, and increased availability to a greater number of users.

Meanwhile, new user experiences are empowered by higher performance and improved efficiency. But, there are many countries where the 5G spectrum is not available. So, for those, we have this guide on how to activate 5G in non-5G countries on Android devices. Thus, let’s get started.

How to Activate 5G on Non-5G Countries on Android Device

First of all, our deepest gratitude goes out to Meroine95 (XDA Senior Member) for creating an excellent tutorial that has enabled 5G to be achieved on unsupported Android phones. It is my sincere pleasure to thank all of you who have commented regarding your success. Taking things step by step will now be the goal. Here is a detailed explanation of the procedure.

Disclaimer: The steps we have described below are supported on Google Pixel devices only.

Pre-Requisites:

  • You should have a battery level of at least 60%. If you wish to avoid any kind of shutdown during the charging process, it’s highly recommended to charge the device completely.
  • You should always keep a USB data cable and a PC on hand.
  • It is recommended that you root your device with Magisk. It is vital to keep in mind that rooting your device will unlock the bootloader. Therefore, it is important to take a full backup of all data on the device to avoid losing it.
  • To activate 5G on your SIM card, you will need a 5G plan.
  • For it to work, there must be 5G coverage.

How To Activate 5G Network?

  1. Make sure your handset is rootable by enabling Root access via Magisk.
  2. To activate VOLTE on the handset, you have to install the Magisk module (volte.zip) via Magisk Manager.
  3. Reboot the device now to restore the system. Please be patient while it boots.
  4. After unlocking the bootloader, all internal data on the device is erased. You will need to complete the initial setup process after booting.
  5. After that, turn on your internet and download the Network Signal Guru, which you can find in the Google Play Store.
  6. Thereafter, click the 3-dots icon, then select Force Control and select your SIM card.
  7. Now, select NR SETTING > Opt2(0x10) and Opt3(0x01) on the ENDC menu.
  8. Last but not least, restart the smartphone. In areas where 5G is available, it should work perfectly.

Note: A 5G signal may not be available if you cannot select NR/LTE/GSM/WCDMA from the Preferred Network option on your cell phone. Dial 4636 from your mobile phone.

The poor documentation of this sleight of hand on Google Pixel and Android devices has been reported in multiple countries, including Hungary, Romania, the United Arab Emirates, the Philippines, China, Thailand, Hong Kong, etc. Additionally, it worked on both Android 12 and Android 13 Beta devices. It is, therefore, important to test your device’s compatibility with Android 10/11 before determining whether it works.

Anyway, if you have any doubts or want more information, please visit the post on the XDA thread directly if you find this process difficult on your handset.

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Subrato Chatterjee is an Engineer who has always searched for something new. He found peace in technology, smartphones, and gaming. What do you need more of? He is an expert in every sphere of life.

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