Change Frequency / Band

Aug 2, 2014
Hi All,

I just bought a Xiaomi Note from HK and original 3G frequency is set to 900/2100.
I live in Canada and carriers use 850/1900 for 3G.
I am stuck with 2G which is fine for voice call but internet/Data speed is very slow almost equal to not working.

Is there any way to change it?

e.g. custom rom, use adb shell, .... etc

Any advice is appreciated.
Jul 13, 2014
3g radio bands are hardware based and cannot be unlocked by software.

Sell the phone on ebay or ship it back to a friend in HK to sell for you.

I live in Australia and two of the providers, telstra and vodafone are now starting to use 850mhz for 3g in many areas, so I had to switch to Optus which uses the same bands as Singapore.

Sent from my HM NOTE 1W using Tapatalk 2
Aug 21, 2013
I would try and buy a mi3, you can find one for about $275 its a upgrade from your note and has the right bands for 3g. I'm in the us and have the same bands as you do in canasa, also the mi4, mi2s, mi2, mi1 and mi1s have all the right bands. No other xiaomi models have 850/1900 3g