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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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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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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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No, the Droid is a CDMA phone. In general you can assume that phones on Verizon and Sprint won't work on AT&T or T-Mobile, and vice-versa.


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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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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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Turn off the device. While device is off, Press the Power button, Volume Down, and Home buttons and hold until you see a Warning screen, press Volume Up (continue). At the top left of the screen you'll see "Knox Warranty Void: X (0x000X)" where X is the number of times Knox has been tripped. Your screen will say Do Not Turn Off Target, to reboot your ...


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You can indeed. DISCLAIMER: Rooting may brick your device and invalidate your carrier and manufacturer warranty. I didn't write the guide below (full credit is due to the poster on XDA Developers, and I have left the words 'my' in place but it is HIS work), and it is your responsibility to check you are happy to proceed. HERE BE DRAGONS. This guide was ...


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I went through this same problem. Here is the solution: First boot to safe mode: Press the power button. A Power Off popup will show. Long press the Power Off popup. It will ask if you if you want to boot in safe mode. Press yes. After starting in safe mode, goto Settings > Apps and scroll down to the bottom to find Yellow Booster App. On clicking, you ...


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Is it possible to have build.prop edited in these circumstances? Unfortunately, no. Build.prop rests in the system partition and that partition is mounted as read-only by the Android. To edit the file, the partition has to be mounted in read-write mode, which requires root privileges which you are sure you cannot gain on this device. That said, some of ...


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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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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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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. Step 4 ...


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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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Yes you can, there shouldn't be any problem for using your phone as PDA only.


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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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I have had this issue and there are 3 ways to try to get around this. You will need a custom recovery to attempt 1. or you can use Odin alternatively for 2. below. The superSU binaries are often (but not always) installed via recovery and the app itself gives this option. When superSU asks you to update the binaries, rather than select 'Normal' select '...


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I had this exact issue, along with a lock screen that appeared whenever I started charging (blue background with bubbles). The charging screen went away when I uninstalled Flash Keyboard, and I haven't see the Yellow Booster dialog since.


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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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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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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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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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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 SQLite ...


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All Motorola phones are unlocked for use overseas. These phones will not work for AT&T and T-Mobile, but they do work out of the USA(I have used one myself)


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This looks like what you want. Basically, any ROM that says it's a "GPe" rom or a "Google Play edition" rom will be what you're after. To get the Google Apps you'll need to flash a GApps package such as the ParanoidAndroid ones - you can just choose the "stock" package. Flash those after flashing the ROM and you'll have a pre-rooted, dev version ROM.


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Ok. I have figured it out. I've learned quite a bit trying to figure this out, I don't have all the details but here is my Hypothesis: I believe it is a bug in my router. The router performs a search on the IEEE Standards website to look up the manufacturer of each device based on the first three "octets" of the MAC address WIKI. The first three octets (xx:...


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Samsungs are generally easier to root in my experience. The samsungs do not require s-off compared to htc's and thus, it is much harder to brick. The popular models like the s3 usually get a lot of support from the developer community compared to something like the HTC m7. Here are some guides: S3 Root HTC m7 Root


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You shouldn't trust such a list of secret codes, simply because secret codes are not only device specific but mostly app specific. Secret Codes are generally defined by the applications installed on the device. If you want to have a valid list of secret codes available on your device, you should use an automated secret codes crawler. I recently ...


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It isn't bricked totally. Security Error occurs when you have stock, locked bootloader and modified core Android system files and/or recovery/x-boot/u-boot partitions. Locked bootloader checks for signatures of some files and these partitions. The best approach would be to take LG Flash Tool, get original KDZ for your LG, extract recovery.img, u-boot.img, ...


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