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  1. 2 points

    Werid Display Issue

    Factory reset? Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  2. 1 point
    Sounds like it's either a hardware issue or a design flaw. I'd recommend returning it on warranty while you can and we if a replacement does the same thing. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  3. 1 point
    *228? Sent from my SM-G935R4 using Tapatalk
  4. 1 point
    That's kind of what I was thinking, as far as the "roaming". In my area, USCC is still the best, but if we go south on a day trip or whatever, it's spotty, as far as data, and some calls, so it seems it would almost have to be better, in some respects.
  5. 1 point

    I switched to Verizon: Explanation

    I agree, it's got the best coverage in most areas because it combines 3 services. The only time it'set me down is where all 3 are roaming and only a specific single carrier works My bills are about $30 Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  6. 1 point

    Signal boosting

    Frequency chart... https://www.droid-life.com/2015/02/05/us-wireless-carrier-bands-gsm-cdma-wcdma-lte-verizon-att-sprint-tmobile/ Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk I've used Wilson boosters and surecall boosters for work. We use att, Verizon, and Sprint. It's hit or miss whether it will help or not. A note of advice,. Be sure there is plenty of separation between interior antenna and exterior antenna.
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    I switched to Verizon: Explanation

    I highly recommend Project Fi. While it's limited to Nexus and Pixel devices, it uses Sprint, T-Mobile, and USCC networks, and relatively seamlessly. Plus it's $20/mo for unlimited talk and text, then $10/GB. My bill is usually less than $30 per month if I'm smart about my data usage, but still pretty reasonably priced if I use more than normal. I've got service in all the places that I did on USCC, plus rural areas that are covered by Sprint, and T-Mobile is pretty good in larger cities. Just my 2¢ Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  8. 1 point

    Guide to install custom ROM(s)

    Oops.... guess I posted the wrong link lol My bad. Was doing 10 things are once [emoji41] Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  9. 1 point

    Guide to install custom ROM(s)

    I've been asked recently how I hacked my phone, I'd like to post a guide with all the links here for reference. Please let me know if you see something wrong or have better suggestions! ** obviously this is only for a Galaxy S5 G900R4 model from US Cellular ** To start, using Windows, you need a Samsung USB driver: http://developer.samsung.com/common/download/check.do?actId=698 install the driver and then plug your phone into the USB of your PC. You should be able to browse your phones files. you also need ODIN (the program to flash software), I use version 3.12.3: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2711451 There are two other ways of booting your phone from power off, these instructions are for later: to boot into download mode: press and hold volume down button, press and hold the home button, and finally press and hold the power button for about a second - it should vibrate and show it booting into download mode. You can release the buttons after it vibrates. If that doesn't work, shut it off again and try again, no big deal. to get out of download mode, if you didn't actually download anything - pull the battery to power off. to boot into recovery mode: same as download mode but use the volume up button instead, so use vol up+home+power and wait for the vibration, it should show recovery mode booting. Now I highly suggest you do a full system update to the latest stock ROM as this will update all the hidden partitions (with the LTE firmware and stuff): QC2 - http://upload.teamuscellular.com/484 ~ 1.5Gb While NOT connected to the PC, put phone in download mode (see above), run ODIN. press the AP button in ODIN and select the MD5 file you just downloaded. Plug in the phone and ODIN should see it and say ready. press start and watch it load the stock ROM. The phone will reboot, you can disconnect the USB cable now and let it set up. Next to install TWRP, a custom recovery: I use version 3.1.1 download the .tar file to your PC - https://dl.twrp.me/klte/ shut down and boot phone back into download mode. Start ODIN again and load the TWRP file into the "AP slot" again (press the AP button connect the cable, wait for ODIN to say ready. press start on ODIN and watch it load the custom recovery. Disconnect cable, boot back into the stock rom. Next select a custom rom known to work with you device, I use LineageOS 14.1 ATM from here: info: https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s5/unified-development/rom-cyanogenmod-14-0-galaxy-s5-android-t3476433 rom: https://download.lineageos.org/klte (download the latest nightly/weekly TO YOUR PHONE) root (totally optional, but I use it. Can be installed/uninstalled later): https://mirrorbits.lineageos.org/su/addonsu-14.1-arm-signed.zip Also download an OpenGapps version TO YOUR PHONE if you want to be able to download apps from the play store: http://opengapps.org/ platform arm, android 7.1, select a version (I use a customized version of super, many other suggest micro or nano). I'd probably say micro if I was forced to choose. Please make sure your phone is fully charged for the next steps, then unplug your phone. (I've had issues with the phone being plugged in while I tried to flash roms). shut down and boot into TWRP (recovery mode). Slide right at the first screen. do a factory reset: select wipe, then slide right. when complete, hit the little home button in TWRP. If this is your first ROM, I'd suggest a data wipe also - select wipe, then data, then type yes. press install and browse to the download folder of your phone - select the lineage ROM zip file. load the su addon zip at the same time, and also add the opengapps zip. When all are ready to go start the install. wait for it to finish all. when it's done I always press the "wipe cache & dalvik" button for that, then press the reboot into system button. ** wait a LONG time maybe 10-15 minutes even for everything to be set up. This is the worse wait in my opinion, hoping all goes well. hopefully you can now add your goggle account info. You should also be able download all the apps you previously had on your phone or use it as excuse for a fresh start. more roms are here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s5/unified-development make sure they are for g900r4 (klte)!! You can "dirty flash" a new version of the same rom by just selecting it in TWRP and writing over the older version, then wipe cache&dalvik. I also overwrite with a newer version of opengapps at the same time. make use of TWRPs backup feature, you can back up, install a different rom, try that for a while and then restore to your previous version. Nice! So thats it, hope it all works for you.
  10. 1 point
    Could always try saying it was a Nexus device. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  11. 1 point

    Signal boosting

    I fully feel your pain, however I do believe to have LTE inside then the selection of antennas is quite Limited and with those it is a very niche market and the quality is very good. Even though it will sting your pocket quite a bit it would get the job done. My only other recommendation, which I have done as long as I don't need my phone in my hand, is a Bluetooth headset and have the phone sitting next to a window? Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  12. 1 point

    Enhanced LTE

    Bump Had an s5 forever and finally broke it. Got an s8+ and was talking to my wife; trying to help her navigate around a wreck and I had no internet. Hung up, 4g full signal. Very annoying. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  13. 1 point

    Moto E4 Plus stock rom

    First of all, we are not in any way associated with US Cellular. We are not employees, and US Cellular does not monitor these forums. We are simply customers of US Cellular who like to tinker with our phones. I looked around for you on XDA and didn't see any firmware matching your requested version. It seems that Lenovo isn't releasing official firmware for people to download, so you'll likely have to use a firmware package that some user made himself. Wish I could be more help, but maybe someone else has this phone and can chime in Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk