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Do it after, just in case. Rooting shouldn't affect this process, but you never know. If it fails to activate you'll need to bring it in presumably, and if they see it's rooted they won't honor your warranty. Installing a custom ROM can definitely screw this up, though, so I wouldn't do that. The comments on my answer to this question have some insight ...


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I assume from your posting that resetting the phone fixed the problem (temporarily). If you want the problem fixed for good, you can help by trying to narrow down the problem further. This will allow you to address the right people with a very specific request of what needs to be fixed. You should: Try to reproduce the problem. Install the apps you ...


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In most (all?) cases, rooting voids your warranty. I would assume that in jurisdictions with sane laws, physical damage clearly caused by the dropping would still be covered; they can't reasonably claim that the rooting caused the damage or would prevent them from fixing it. That said, most jurisdictions don't have sane technology laws, and most carriers ...


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Accept the update, it doesn't charge you unless you subscribe to the premium package. Aside from that, you could decompile the apk and remove the push notification for updates.


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As I see it you have some options. I dont know if they will work though. Return your phone if it has an internal error, demand your money back and get another phone. Android OS is build by Google. HTC etc. only patches the OpenSource version of the OS from Google. So if you want something in Android fixed, I think Google would be the place to "place your ...


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I have a Nexus S for T-Mobile, and I've enjoyed it so far. There's only been one update for the Nexus S so far, to 2.3.3. I didn't get it the first day, so I installed it myself. Unless Sprint turns it off, you should be able to tether. I can both over Wifi and USB. I have never needed to root, and I'm a rather advanced Android user. You can unlock the ...


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Depends on your definition of 'rooting'. Depending on your phone, you may be able to simply install a custom Recovery on the device, boot to that, and either manually remove the apps through the adb shell or using some sort of installable script fed through the recovery in the form of a .zip file. (That's how it works on the Samsung Moment. Again, not ...


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No. Sorry. Anything "System" cannot get uninstalled without being root. Some apps like ADW.Launcher allow you to "hide" them by making app groups in the app picker list. These apps will still start during boot, but like all android apps, as long as they are not running, they won't consume anything other than ram, and if android needs more ram they will be ...


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Try this, it's worked for me so far: Go into messaging settings and uncheck automatically retrieve MMS. Now delete the conversation; I haven't had any problems since.


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Questions for you: Did you install an app recently? What app did you last install? How long was that going on for? Have you checked with your Sprint provider? You're not getting charged for those incoming messages? It sounds like mal-ware, but do not wish to raise alarm nor fear in you, BUT by answering my questions above to ascertain it. Quite ...


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According to AndroidCentral and these XDA posts, the Photon 4G is specifically made to prevent access to AT&T or T-Mobile and an unlock code won't do anything. Presumably so that if you are in the US and don't need to roam away from Sprint, you can't switch away from Sprint. The limitation doesn't appear to have been hacked around yet.


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Unless the Google Play version is designed to work with Sprint's network, I don't think there is a process to do so. However, there is good news. First, Nexus devices (even from the carrier) tend to be mostly to entirely bloat free. For example, the Verizon Nexus 7 2013 is completely stock. Verizon loves to put bloat on their devices too... Second, even if ...


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I had similar problem when I first tried installing a custom ROM (CyanogenMod ofcourse) on my ZTE Blade phone. Everytime I tried to install the custom ROM and getting the success message, it asked me to restart the phone but after restarting it again turn back to the stock ROM. I researched a lot and found a pretty simpler solution; I rooted my device using ...


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Would the same thing happen if you used a VPN? Your ISP wouldn't be able to compress images if it didn't know what the traffic was, right? I found setting up a basic VPN to be pretty easy; if you have a Win 7 PC with an internet connection (or a willing buddy with one) you can set up a quick VPN using this guide: How to Configure your Computer to Accept ...


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Google Voice is responsible for these; they are sent by default. See in the settings: You can uncheck this box and Google Voice will refrain from sending you SMS transcripts of your voicemails from then on. Also note, unchecking the box above titled Email the message to: only prevents email transcripts, not SMS ones.


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Sprint tells me that I need to pay for a hot-spot plan for $30, but there has to be a way around this besides rooting my phone and putting Cyanogen on it. Sprint clamped down and disabled the previously free built-in tethering with the latest update. If you want USB tethering you can try PDANet, but wifi tethering will almost certainly require you to ...


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I have rooted every phone I've ever had and they never charge you for rooting it. As already commented, I doubt they even look. Here are some examples: I used to have Assurion and they never charged me for a rooted phone. I bought a phone one time, rooted it and returned it. Never heard a peep from them.



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