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I will say yes, but, that answer doesn't necessarily hold true 100% of the time. It really depends on the bands that the device supports. On the device spec sheets you will usually see something like this: 800/1900/700 These are the bands that the device will operate on. I pulled these numbers from the Droid Bionic. From that spec sheet, it goes even ...


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The Verizon GNex has NFC, it just doesn't have Google Wallet pre-installed. It's pretty trivial to sideload it, though, and it's worked just fine the 2 times I used it. Another thing to note here is that the NFC antenna is actually on the battery, not in the device itself. This means that if you get an extended battery you need to make sure it has an NFC ...


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Grab this .apk file from the XDA forums and sideload it like you would any other app. The instructions state that it will work on unrooted devices, and CNET actually ran an article detailing this a little while back. The original XDA thread is here, the link you need is the one under the QR code (the "APK method"). This particular method will evidently only ...


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Update: Verizon's Galaxy S3 is locked and cannot as of now be rooted or updated to a custom firmware. See this XDA thread. As far as I know there are no current pending security holes that can be exploited by circulating rooting apps at the moment. Samsung does however not lock its phones if you buy them directly from them, i.e. you are free to install ...


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The only HTC that I see on the Verizon site with an Android search is the Droid Incredible, which does not have a physical keyboard. According the HTC page on Wikipedia only the Dream (A71XX), Espresso (MyTouch 3G Slide), and the Desire Z have physical keyboards. Those are all GSM phones, which won't work on Verizon's network (it being CDMA). So the answer ...


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I had a Droid 1 for about a year. Google maps works great. Recently switched it out for a Samsung Fascinate. The Fascinate comes with Verizon Navigator pre-loaded. But I downloaded and installed the Google Maps without any issues. I do not pay for the Verizon Navigator application at the additional $10.00 a month. I also have used TitaniumBackup to "freeze" ...


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It doesn't apply to Google Maps Navigation AFAIK but you should ask this specific question to your local Verizon dealer. For instance, I use Google Maps Navigation on my HTC Droid Incredible and a friend uses it on the Motorola Droid, each with Verizon (but again, be sure to ask before you buy the phone).


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Are you running the stock ROM, only rooted? If so, you have a few options. RUU to the latest OTA & reroot. Available Here. (Requires Unrevoked 3.22) Install a pre-rooted ROM. Available Here. If you're running a different ROM, you should be able to do a build.prop edit to keep from seeing OTA notifications (and burning your battery, redownloading ...


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The Verizon network uses a technology called CDMA2000, or CDMA for short. There are different types of CDMA2000 connections. The first is 1x, or 1xRTT, which has a potential throughput of 153kbps, but will likely be lower depending on signal strength. When '1X' is displayed in the status bar, this is the connection type your device has. CDMA2000 ...


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Just because Google released a new version of Android doesn't mean that Samsung (or any other manufacturer) has implemented it for any or all of their devices or that your carrier has made it available OTA. Samsung does not appear to have made any announcement regarding if or when the Stellar may receive an update to JB 4.2. You may also wish to keep an ...


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It would be a wast of time (and money). The phone is not compatible with Verizon's network. Verizon is a CDMA network, and the Nexus 4 from Google is GSM phone. In the past Google has met-in-the-middle with Verizon and released the CDMA compatible Galaxy Nexus - this time there appear to be no plans on releasing a CDMA compatible Nexus 4 (possibly due to ...


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Virtually all Android devices have the Developer options menu. This is stock Android; a carrier or device manufacturer would have to explicitly remove it. If they did, the hue and cry from actual Android developers would be very loud; some might even refuse to develop for such a device, which would have a negative impact on device sales. In Ice Cream ...


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There shouldn't be any problems using WiFi without having an active account on your og Droid. There's a pretty good discussion of this same question on the thread "repurpose old android phone".


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The EVO Shift 4G meets the first three criteria but fails the last. It's a Sprint-branded phone. Sprint uses CDMA, though, so an unlocked phone would work on Verizon's network. It runs on Android 2.2. Edit: Sprint has now pushed out the Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update to the EVO Shift 4G


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This does sound like a network (carrier) issue, however, do you have any applications that intercept text messages? If so, uninstall it, and see if that helps. Edit: i just got this issue on an ICS rom. What i think it could be - your network holds the text, and tries to send it if your phone is turned off, or has no signal. It then tries to send them. ...


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https://market.android.com/details?id=com.dazbradbury.restartConnections While not an actual solution - this app does remedy (99% of the time, in my experience) the connectivity issues.


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I was able to solve this, but it's not pretty. Following the advice in this thread, I applied a hack to the radio that gets Wireless Tether working. Edit: I can confirm this exact procedure will also work on a Droid X. Download and install RadioComm. It worked fine on Windows 7 x64. Open Radiocom. This was the first time I opened the app, and a ...


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Yes, the current Verizon 4G phones all have support for the 3G network. As Matthew Read points out, it would not make sense until 4G coverage is available everywhere that 3G is. If you have an active data connection, your phone will get a new IP address when it lands on the new network (4G->3G or 3G->4G); apps must be able to handle this event (any app ...


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You can customise the toggles by clicking the pencil icon in the top right. You should then be able to add a wifi toggle icon. Edit: Ok. It seems like Verizon have removed that toggle. If you're rooted you can add it back though. See link here (contains screenshots). You need to download and install SQLite Editor - you need to download and install ...


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It could be your number being "blacklisted" on your wife's phone. There are a lot of apps on the playstore offering this feature, and some Android versions can do so on their own (just configure the contact in your contacts list correspondingly). So here's what you could do: check with your SIM card placed in some other phone (if that option exists; at ...


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Most apps do this now to protect the user's mobile data usage. Knowing that most data plans are limited (200 MB a month, in the case of my roommate), developers prevent users from, say downloading a 45 MB game from the Play Store/Amazon App Store via mobile network, as this would not be beneficial, seeing as it would take almost 1/4 of your data and would ...


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Step 1 Hold down Volume Down, Home Center, and Power buttons together for about 20 seconds until your phone resets and shows you an option to get into download mode. Step 2 Next hit Volume Up button to enter download mode. Step 3 Once in Download mode, you can connect your micro-USB cable from your Galaxy S3 to your computer. ...


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Most of the time it's because Battery Saver Mode is on. 3G is (often) slow compared to Wifi, so it takes a lot longer to complete large downloads and drains the battery a lot more. Turning battery saver mode off will allow you to download via 3G on many phones. Another possible (app-specific) reason is that it just uses up too much bandwidth and wouldn't be ...


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It seems the issue is network authentication problems caused by Verizon's switch to a UICC SIM-based authentication for both 3G and 4G connections on all of its 4G LTE devices. See this article: http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/12/19/this-is-why-your-verizon-galaxy-nexus-or-other-4g-lte-vzw-phone-is-losing-data-signal/


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At least for the Droid Bionic, this appears to be a known software issue. This post on the Motorola support forums includes the following listing. Marginal 4G to 3G transition: Loss of data connectivity - The device may display 3G service indication but no data connections are possible. Action: The user will need to power cycle the device or ...


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We have here two situations colliding. For Wireless-Tether to have worked in the first place, it means that you were rooted. It is typical behavior of OTA updates to remove root access. You must re-root your device in order to ensure that Wireless-Tether will work properly again. The root access portion of Wireless-Tether is what helps it work its magic ...


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Nasty carrier! Sorry to hear that. If you rooted it and put Cynogen Mod 7 on, that would get rid of all the Moto and Verizon bloat and you could have as many email acc's as you want :-) http://www.droid-life.com/2011/06/15/download-cm7-released-for-the-droidx/


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No, mobile broadband is called such specifically to distinguish it from a cell phone data plan. You might be able to trick them by claiming your phone is one of the tablets they support, but only if you can get all its info (IMEI etc.) beforehand and they accept it, rather than requiring you to bring in the device. However I believe they are able to detect ...


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I had this issue quite a bit after I first loaded GB with an OTA update. I did a factory reset a few weeks ago and didn't have it happen again until today. I also contacted VZW and the first thing they wanted to blame it one was an app that I must've loaded that was behaving badly. It's all over Moto's support forum and all over VZWs. Hopefully they'll have ...



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