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What network phone feature tells you when other party becomes available (Android support/configuration and privacy issues)?

Not sure if this question is Android specific or not, but I'm not sure where else to ask. On an older Gingerbread 2.3.4 smartphone when I place a call to a newer Jelly Bean 4.3 phone and the newer ...
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How do mobile companies change the boot animation?

I have been searching for an answer of how tmobile companies put there bootanimation.Do they do the same on every rom like go to system/media folder and put bootanimation.zip file? How can they do ...
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Is there a way to get my Android report to my cell phone company that it's not a smart phone?

I have a phone, but it doesn't need internet (I use it as a regular phone + wifi). However, the cell phone company decided that if I have a smartphone, it needs to come with a data plan. Can I do ...
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Power and volume down menu… What kind of trouble am I getting into?

Model ZTE N9500 Carrier: Sprint Messing around with various button combinations I found this one and up popped a very interesting menu my question is. What are the respective purposes / consequences ...
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Unlocking SIM card Huawei Ascend Y530

I recently bought Huawei Ascend Y530 which is SIM-locked in a swiss provider, swisscom that is. I checked through the web to find how can a sim-locked phone be used with any sim, but surprisingly I ...
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Limited mobile network connectivity with cyanogenmod 11 on HTC

I am facing network connectivity problems on a HTC Desire phone running cyanogenmod 11. While not connected to any WLAN I do receive mails via IMAP, can send mails via smtp but cannot connect to any ...
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Does unlocking the bootloader pose any carrier/network related risk?

I'm on Motorola's website, reading over risks and warnings related to unlocking the bootloader, two of which peaked my concern: You may lose some key functions like telephone, radio, and audio ...
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Why is my phone carrier-branded and how to remove it?

I have purchased my HTC One mini for a full price from an independent store. I have connected it to MegaFon (Russian cellphone operator) and now there is a carrier's app on a phone and it is ...
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How can I find the region and carrier for an HTC phone?

I'm using HTC One X. To find RUU at htcdev.com, I need to know the region and carrier. Can I determine this using the IMEI or something else?
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Why can't the Sprint HTC One use GSM ROMs?

Everywhere I've looked, I've found that the HTC One physical hardware (USA) is the same regardless of the carrier--all models of the USA phone containing both CDMA and GSM radios. If this is the ...
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network problem

I'm having a network problem with my Samsung Galaxy grand device. Sometimes while trying to make a call, the device displays a message like "Not registered on network" and the call doesn't get ...
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Why branded firmware phone is unable to register on other networks?

I have galaxy S2 with cyanogen mod installed but I had to get rid of it due to charging and usability issues. SIM card worked fine with it (vodafone). Then I installed what looked to be unbranded ...
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Identify Unlocked Device's Carrier

I bought an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 a while ago, this phone was imported by an independent store and not any of the local cellular carriers. And my phone is not getting firmware updates, I ...
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Check the original carrier of Galaxy S3

How do I check the original carrier for Galaxy S3 (model no is i9300 in Australia)? I bought it from one buyer. I can't use the network. So, please help me.
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Is it possible to replace a carrier-customized system with the original version from phone manufacturer?

Is it possible to replace carrier customizations, and all of their junk, by, instead of rooting, removing undesired apps, and performing specific steps that by no means ensure a clean stock install, ...
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How risky (if all) is it to return a rooted android device under 'warranty'

A couple days ago I rooted my phone and I hard bricked it. I am debating whether or not to just send it in to get JTagged (for 50$) or to just try to get a new one under warranty. I have heard ...
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How to hide the carrier name in status bar?

I'm using MIUI rom and in the Philippines, the carrier name is pretty long. "Globe Telecom-P" and it takes up a lot of status bar space. Gah. Is there a way to hide this?
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Verizon HTC Incredible 2 [duplicate]

Will rooting my HTC Incredible 2 allow me to switch carriers ? If not does anyone have any information on how to unlock my phone from Verizon ??
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How do carriers block tethering? [closed]

What are all the different technical options that a carrier (i.e. T-mobile, Verizon, etc) has to prevent an Android device from sharing its cellular data connection with other machines over USB, ...
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Having Strangers' Names in Caller ID Display

Tired of not being able to tell who's calling me at all, I ended up putting out the additional monthly cost and getting caller ID display in my phone plan. And since I took it, I... still cannot tell ...
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How can you find which carrier a Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) is locked to?

I bought a S3 and it came locked to an unknown carrier. All the unlock services require the information of which carrier the phone is locked to give me an unlock code. So, how can I find that out?
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LG Nexus 4 compatibility Airtel India [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my device on a different carrier? I plan to purchase the LG Nexus 4 from the US on the release date (13th November). The phone claims to be unlocked. But will ...
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Are hotspots sold inside phones?

My idea is this: It would be really convenient if i could buy a smartphone with an integrated mobile hotspot so i dont have to carry around a separate device. So is this sold? if so, by whom and ...
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How compatible is an unlocked AT&T HTC One X to use in India? [closed]

I am not sure this question is quite relevant to the site's purpose. Anyways IM giving it a shot as this is the closest forum I found to ask. I am planning on buying the HTC One X running ICS ...
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How do I switch my htc merge from us cellular to t-mobile? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my device on a different carrier? I have unlocked it and I am trying to s-off, I am ignorant to cell hacking/programing ad don't know if I am doing anything ...
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Can I use my device on a different carrier?

Sometimes it's desirable to use a device on a carrier that does not officially sell it. Often this is due to regional differences and travel (for example, using a US phone in Europe) but also because ...
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When Abroad, How To Stop Annoying “Cellular Network Not Found” Popup Prompt?

"Cellular Network Not Found" is that annoying message I get when out of range of my carrier, but what will I do if I am abroad and don't plan on using roaming? I don't want this message popping into ...
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How to hide (to my carrier) the use of VoIP?

I plan to use Voice over IP with my android phone (Android 2.3 via Skype, Fring, JaJah, Line2 etc.). As I've read that my carrier is filtering VoIP protocols, I wondered if there are some protocol ...
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Android Updates: Why Carrier Involvement? [closed]

Why is it possible that Android users have to wait until their carrier releases an update and iPhone users get their updates directly from Apple?
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Do prepaid phones have issues with downloading certain Apps in the Android Market?

My company has written and published some Android Apps on the Android Market. A couple of times now we've had complaints from customers who are not able to download and install the App - I believe the ...
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Does a carrier know I am tethering via Wifi Hotspot?

I am using my phone's built in Wifi Hotspot to share wifi with my laptop and my other devices. I am using android 2.3 (Gingerbread), and the phone I have is the HTC Desire Z. Questions Is it ...
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How to disable traffic alert messages which come as flash sms from carrier?

I get this alert message (screenshot from my phone) from my carrier after using the internet for sometime. The problem is that I get numerous messages (20+) like this when my phone is idle. I guess ...
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How to unlock a Motorola Photon 4G for other carriers?

I won a Motorola Photon 4G. They are tied to Sprint, which is CDMA, but it is a world phone, which means it supports GSM and uses a SIM card. I was reading that there may be an unlock code to allow it ...
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How do I know when updates are available for my phone?

I've got an Optimus T, and being new to the world of Android, I'm confused as to how I'm supposed to update my operating system. The phone is carrier locked to T Mobile. Does this mean that I can ...
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Can a Sprint-branded Samsung Intercept be flashed to Virgin Mobile?

I am getting a Sprint-branded Samsung Intercept that was rooted and flashed to MetroPCS and runs Froyo. Can I flash it to Virgin Mobile?