General :: How To Find Out For What Carrier Phone Was Made
Jan 29, 2013
I have a broken Samsung I500A (11.11). The screen is cracked and does not show a picture or I would turn it on to find out. Is there any other way to find out which carrier this device belongs to? I have called Verizon, U.S. Cellular and CSpire and neither of them can find the MEID in their system.
I built Phone.apk from the source code, and the resulting application could not find a carrier. I suspect that there are specific target builds required here (note that I DID add "TARGET_PRODUCT := htc_dream" as required to the Makefile), but there are no other vendors available under the Vendor folder in the source (i.e., T- Mobile, etc). Am I off base? Should Phone.apk be able to work on our HTC dream phones without additonal modifications?
I have an Android LG Optimus Q (through Straight Talk). Because I wanted a screenshot app and to be able to have more "internal" memory, I rooted my device today and did a couple of other things.
1) I first rooted my device (and therefore installed SuperUser) 3) I installed Terminal Emulator 2) I downloaded CWM 3) I made a back-up (it said Done...) 4) I installed ROM Manager 5) I created (or at least I think so, since I went through all the steps) a second partition in my SD so I could create more "memory" destined to be used by programs. 6) I downloaded Link2SD and moved a couple of things to (I think...) the second partition in the SD
Everything was going ok, even though I wasn't sure if the partition had been created or not because I couldn't find a way to check it... until I went to check my 800 pictures and... they were all gone!!! I decided not to freak out at first because I remembered that I had made a backup directly through CWM... so I tried retrieving it through there... and nothing - nothing found... WTF?!
So I tried checking for the backup through ROM Manager, and... NOTHING! There must be a way to at least recover the files... You know, like when you accidentally delete stuff in your camera you can still recover it with a program... is there anything like that? or steps I should follow to recover the backup? I had pictures of my kid there and I just REALLY don't want to count them as lost.
I've had a few people receive my texts late, but have always thought the issue was more likely them just not seeing the notifications. But then one took 2 days to arrive on a friend's phone! We're both on Android (I'm on a Nexus 4 running Kit Kat), though I'm on Telus and I believe he's on Wind Mobile. As an FYI, the day of the 2-day-delay I was using Handcent as my SMS app, but in the past I was using the stock SMS app. is the extra delay caused by my SMS app, my OS/phone or my carrier?
I have recently purchased an unlocked HTC Desire. As you may or may not know, here in Australia the only carrier of the Desire is Telstra. However I use 3 mobile so that's the reason I purchased an unlocked device.
My problem is that my phone has about a dozen or more apps which are installed by Telstra and uninstallable. Most of them are 100% useless because I'm not even on their network and I'd like them out of my applications list.
I've had a read around and I saw something about being able to remove them by deleting the file and then uninstalling them using a command prompt program.
Would anyone please be able to give me detailed instructions on how to do this because I'm not sure how to find the system/apps folder and I'm also not sure on how to get the command prompt thing to work.
I need a little friendly help on the subject of phone and carrier selection. My options are; Subbed Nexus One with T-Mobile plan Unsubbed Nexus One with cheaper T-Mobile plan roid/Eris with about Verizon plan (I get a discount) and wait for the Nexus One on VZW. Eventually I would like to get the Nexus One, but Verizon's plan will actually be cheaper than T-Mobile because I get a discount with them. That is unless I get the N1 unsubbed, but I think is a lot for a phone. I would be super paranoid about it messing up or me breaking it. VZW has better coverage overall, but they both have about the same where I actually live. I have about two weeks before I have to do something, my old contract ends soon.
I'm interested in getting an android based phone but so many carriers put their own layer on top of android: weird proprietary interfaces, apps that can't be deleted, possibly crippled features.Which phone/carrier has the least modifications from a pure android experience?
I'm very interested in purchasing an inexpensive used T-Mobile G1, for the purpose of running apps, playing media, reading PDFs, browsing the web, etc, and to do this over a wifi connection. I do not intend to use it as a phone or for using data on the go over networks like 3G. I simply want a cheaper alternative to the Ipod Touch, that is a cool little pocket computer that can do a lot of useful things. So my question, is how much functionality can be had with an Android phone, without actually signing on with a carrier? Can commercial apps be purchased and installed on it over wifi only but with no carrier?
How does one determine the home carrier on a CDMA phone? By home carrier I mean the carrier that the phone's owner has a contract with, not the owner of the cell site that the phone is communicating with. These are different when the phone is roaming. On a GSM phone I can get the home carrier from the IMSI recorded on the SIM, but this does not work on a CDMA phone. CDMA has a similar identifier called home system ID. Is there a way to query the home system ID? If that is not possible, how do I determine the home carrier? On Windows Mobile I am forced to search the registry looking for strings like 'Verizon' and 'Sprint'. Is there a similar klooge on Android?
I have a sprint htc hero, which i successfully rooted. My father, has been looking into rooting. physically he has the exact same phone as i do, make model, appearance, but it's from a local carrier in his area, ntelos. i've been searching forums and it doesn't seem to be recognized anywhere, so does anybody have any suggestions?
basically I'm running FreeXperia's CM9 on my Xperia U, and it doesn't recognise/support my network (carrier) which is Virgin Mobile UK, an MVNO.
I believe this is a general issue with Cyanogenmod, my phone works but it says no service instead of the network name, it's seriously annoying. Cyanogenmod has the Virgin Mobile apns in it's apns-conf.xml, but it won't use these as it can't see that that is the network I am connected to.
Basically my phone should display:
Virgin = when using T-Mobile UK virgin = when using Orange UK.
Instead it just says no service the whole time?
I'd like to add support rather than just use an app to change the text.
I have an HTC EVO Design (Kingdom) from Sprint. It is a hybrid CDMA/GSM world phone with a sim slot, but it is network locked to Sprint only in the US. I am wondering if I root this phone with a custom rom/kernel, will I be able to use it with any GSM carrier in the US?
I noticed that my Nexus One (stolen the 8th of July) still appears on my devices lists on Google Play, with some interesting information I want to clarify that this happens with the Google Account password changed (because I did it after the theft)!
My carrier wasn't Wind but H3G.
I assume there is nothing I can do, because I've changed the password of the Google Account (for security reasons), but I'm curious if there is some different way to find the new SIM number.
The IMEI would be blocked on the entire territory from tomorrow, so this thief will be able to use it with no phone functions.
I would like to block the messages I get from my carrier about balance left after each call. Problem is that even though I pay for unlimited internet, every time an app stops a connection with the internet, I get an update saying my last transaction was 0 cents and my balance. I already disabled push messages in my SMS settings and that didn't work. Seems you can disable it in ios within the sim settings and disable "Flash" notifications.
so i had been having problems with the whole random rebooting issue that some people on the droid x have been having, so i called tech support and i had tried everything that they had suggested except the factory data reset. i was hesitant to do that because it just seems like doing something like that would never let me get my phone to working the way that it used to work. you know the way i had everything set up. well after the phone kept rebooting on its own i decided i would give it a shot. sure enough the phone just doesnt seem to be running the same as it did before. the phone seems to lag more, i am having to touch icons several times at times to make them work. task killer isnt running the way that it should. it just seems like the factory data reset made everything on the phone work just a little bit worse. has anyone else had this experience?
Im still learning a ton about the android OS and I have a dumb question. Are there apps the Android market that is made for a rooted phone only. Reason im asking is because I saw something on there but it looks like its made for a rooted phone only and I dont wanna risk screwing up my phone over it.
Since shortcuts for web pages made on PC cannot be used to launch the browser on Android and open those web page links, is there an app which would allow you to browse files on your Android and then directly open url web page link shortcuts?
I've had my nifty ZTE Warp for a while now and I'm pretty happy. One thing that's a bit annoying, however, is the email application on my phone. When I'm on my laptop, I frequently delete or sort my emails into various folders through Gmail. The actual Gmail app on my phone will reflect such changes instantly. However, the 'Email' app on my phone seems to store every single email I receive, whether I delete it or not! It also sends me copies of my sent messages. I have two Gmail accounts attached to my phone and I have this same issue with both.
I use google calendar, I organise a little football team, where it is common for games to be changed for various reasons. I made a Calender with the fixture list and used the public URL to share it with the team, most of whom then imported it to the calendars on their smart phones. I then tested to see if I changed information on my calendar if their calendars would update. I found that the IPhone users calendars did but not the android users.