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  1. 2 points
    mweba

    Pixel 2?

    They say this everytime. Call it in, tell them it's a Nexus 6
  2. 2 points
    brianinmaine

    ROM 8.0.0 KLTE Lineage 15.0

    Glad to see "they" are working on it - be a awhile before we can make it a daily driver though. People weren't sure the S5 would get Nougat, now it's getting Oreo?
  3. 2 points
    jperkins

    data roaming deal

    As a follow-up on this thread: just took a trip to lower Michigan last month, and there was no LTE service found on my Moto X Pure Edition. Worked fine my wife's S7 she uses now. Calling USCC tech support, I was pushed to level 2 support. The guy I got was trying to tell me since I didn't buy the phone from them they couldn't do anything about it because they don't have all the necessary support files to program the Moto X PE for LTE roaming. Then I asked for a supervisor and was put on hold for several minutes. Same tech came back on, but his supervisor was going to try to add something to the system to force LTE roaming services on my phone and to try rebooting in 20 minutes. Turned out the tweak worked, although it took longer than 20 minutes for whatever changes to propagate. The network name now shows "Extended" when receiving a roaming LTE signal rather than showing "US Cellular", which is fine with me. If you have problems receiving an LTE roaming signal with the Moto X PE (and maybe Z2 and X4?), it may be necessary to be persistent about getting whatever tweak applied to your account to get LTE roaming working properly...
  4. 2 points
    BoгИX

    Huge mistake.

    There's no reason the Pixel won't activate on USCC's network... That being said, I have not tried this personally since I switched to Fi before I got my Pixel. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  5. 2 points
    BoгИX

    ROM 8.0.0 KLTE Lineage 15.0

    I tried to click "Like" on all of your posts, because that's awesome. But for some reason there is no "Like" button.... I'm using the website on my laptop. Likes work on Tapatalk though... wtf is going on?!?!?!?! I used to be able to "Like" my own posts on here (I'm not that kind of person, but I do appreciate the freedom), and they took that away. Now I can't even "Like" other peoples' posts? Hey @iR1O, what's going on with this "Like" situation?
  6. 2 points
    Yes I have. Read read read the O.P. THEN read it again. Get all your files downloaded and have adb working with your phones. THEN read the O.P. again. Now you may be ready to root but just to be sure, read the O.P. again. Battery only charges to 80% It's known. Don't ask about it in the thread.... It's been beat to death. Good luck and happy flashing! Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  7. 2 points
    iR1O

    To switch or not

    In total truth - it seems to be a pretty impressive device. All around. The camera, storage, os, etc... Only major exception is the screen resolution, that's pretty garbage IMO for >$1000 - that alone would convince me to skip it. The Galaxy S3 had a higher resolution on a smaller screen. If that isn't important, then there is no other reason it wouldn't be a totally pleasing device. I'm not an iOS fan, either, but given the Android options I'm also somewhat considering iOS. There is only really the Pixel 2, and the price tag on that is not exactly on par with 2017 device spec expectations - meaning there's better devices with lower prices but you sacrifice all the freedom that comes with Pixel. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  8. 1 point
    The original pixel could be unlocked with the original firmware (7.0.1 I believe) prior to activation on Verizon's Network. After you insert the SIM card it automatically disabled the OEM unlock option permanently and you could not be unlocked after. Updating to 7.1 disabled it also. No workaround known currently. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  9. 1 point
    BoгИX

    Can Moto X be unlocked?

    Lineage OS is the new name for the CyanogenMod ROM. It doesn't require root, but it does require a custom recovery to install. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  10. 1 point
    jtbowers

    Pixel 2?

    I have had the 6, 6p and the pixel XL and they always say it doesn't work on the network. I ordered the 2 xl and it will be here tomorrow and I will just tell them it's a Nexus 6 like always. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  11. 1 point
    phalkon30

    ROM 8.0.0 KLTE Lineage 15.0

    My S5 is my bathroom facebook phone now that I have a 6p on FI. I still update it every week lol. I will put oreo on it once haggertk says it's ready Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  12. 1 point
    phalkon30

    S5 contract just ended..unlock?

    Also, this forum is volunteers, not actually employees Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  13. 1 point
    phalkon30

    S5 contract just ended..unlock?

    Unfortunately the S5 was made in over 20 models that were pretty network dependent. Network unlocking won't help you if you have the G900R4, and if you mean bootloader it's already unlocked. International was always unlocked Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  14. 1 point
    Double_A

    Pixel 2?

    They "couldn't" support the Pixel when it came out either. Maybe you can buy the phone from Google, and activate it as a Nexus 6? Hopefully someone in the know will chime in.
  15. 1 point
    iR1O

    S5 contract just ended..unlock?

    It might be but you can call to have them do it for sure. Keep in mind tho it will only work on TMobile (iirc) and only 1 band on TMobile, so it will only actually be like 20% of TMobiles network that it can work on. It won't work at all on VZW, att, or sprint Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  16. 1 point
    Hey guys/gals, I no longer have a Nexus 6, so I will not be providing the modified boot-new.img's any longer that have auto-force encryption disabled. I do have a "How To" for you, so you can modify the boot.img file in the factory images as they are released each month. Prereq’s for this: You’ll need to have downloaded the factory images, or have the factory boot.img file from the factory image file. You’ll also need the bootimg.exe file (see bottom of this post for the file). You’ll also need to know how to use fastboot from the Android SDK Tools, Command Line, and how to boot the device to the bootloader. A thing to note here: If your device is encrypted currently, this does NOT decrypt it! The only way to do that is by erasing /userdata (which removes all of your apps, app data, etc etc), then flashing the boot-new.img you’ve edited. At that point, you’ll have to essentially re-setup your device. 1. For sake of this write-up, the path to mine is the following: C:\bootimg a. Inside the bootimg folder, the only file is bootimg.exe. 2. Open a Command Prompt window, you’ll want to “Run as Administrator”. a. Change directory’s to the bootimg folder: i. cd\ ii. cd bootimg 3. Take the boot.img file from the factory images you’ve downloaded for the Nexus 6, and place it into the bootimg folder. a. You should now have 2 files in this folder: bootimg.exe, boot.img 4. In your Command Prompt window now, type in the following: a. bootimg.exe --unpack-bootimg b. You should get some output in the window, ending with “compress: True” 5. Now in your bootimg folder, you should have multiple files, and one folder. a. Open the folder initrd. b. Open the file fstab.shamu in Notepad, Notepad++, or my favorite Sublime 3 i. DON’T USE WORD! c. Here is the line you’ll want to look at, as this is where the edit is made (it’s showing 2 here, but it is technically all on one line, as you’ll see): /dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/userdata /data ext4 rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,nodiratime,noauto_da_alloc,nobarrier wait,check,formattable,forceencrypt=/dev/block/platform/ d. The edit is made to this part: forceencrypt=/dev/block/platform/ e. Change the text forceencrypt to: encryptable i. Line should now read as shown: encryptable=/dev/block/platform/ ii. Here’s the full line: /dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/userdata /data ext4 rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,nodiratime,noauto_da_alloc,nobarrier wait,check,formattable,encryptable=/dev/block/platform/ f. Save the changes to the file. i. DON’T change other things here if you don’t know what they will do, as you will boot loop! g. Close the file. 6. In your Command Prompt window, type in the following: a. bootimg.exe --repack-bootimg 7. You’ll notice in C:\bootimg there will be 3 files now, bootimg.exe, boot-new.img, and boot-old.img. a. boot-old.img is the ORIGINAL UNMODIFIED boot.img file b. boot-new.img is the MODIFIED boot.img file 8. Place the boot-new.img file where ever you keep your factory image files, and now it is ready for flashing to your phone via fastboot. a. Connect phone to computer. b. Boot into bootloader. c. Type in (Makes sure fastboot can “see” your device): fastboot devices d. Run (erases boot partition first, then next command flashes your boot-new.img file to the boot partition): i. fastboot erase boot ii. fastboot flash boot boot-new.img 9. Reboot phone, you’re done! 10. If you get a boot loop, you can always boot back into the bootloader and flash the stock factory image boot.img file, just flash that file via Step 8. bootimg.exe
  17. 1 point
    hilgerone

    Huge mistake.

    So far so good. I had 3 sim cards lying around so I was able to get 3 switched over today. They are overnighting 4 more so I can activate the rest tomorrow. The gal that has been helping me has been a pleasure to work with. So nice and willing to troubleshoot since 2 of them were being a pita. Oddly enough, one of the 3 had lte no problem. The other 2 I had to set up new APN profiles. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  18. 1 point
    Coolasice

    OnePlus 5?

    They won't allow it. It doesn't support CDMA,. So no voice... Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  19. 1 point
    mweba

    Huge mistake.

    Also, why would USCC sign on with Project Fi if it messed with their towers? Most employees I talk to, don't even know about Fi...
  20. 1 point
    mweba

    Huge mistake.

    Local corporate store activates them all the time. There is no issues with pixels on USCC system.
  21. 1 point
    iR1O

    Huge mistake.

    No you don't have to do a factory reset at all just swap the SIM cards out after you give them the IMEI or meid and that's it. Yeah he's full of crap that or he's just dumb enough to believe it... I did exactly the same thing for dozens of lines with the Nexus 6p and 5X. It still amazes me how some of their employees actually think that phone's not designed for their Network would actually crash the the network or do anything other than simply not function. Omg... Lol. But yeah it's very simple. Don't do anything on the phone other than swap the SIM card and that's it, maybe dial *228 after they tell you that they added the phone. But you probably won't have to do that. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  22. 1 point
    iR1O

    Huge mistake.

    Yup just call customer service and activate them that way. That way they never get to see the phone they just get the meid or IMEI and you put the SIM card in and it works. Just say it's a 6P/5X/ Nexus 6. They won't know and it won't matter. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  23. 1 point
    Well since the device you're using now is newer hopefully root will eventually come for it. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  24. 1 point
    Awesome. My contract (!) is up in a month, and I'm considering the S8. Not wanting to lose my legacy (not throttled for video) unlimited, I'm thinking of getting an unlocked S8 from Best Buy... Have you noticed any issues with the battery? In real life use, does it seem like it is truly only charging to 80%, or is it only a display error? I know I'll lose the ability to use Samsung Pay, but I have no interest in that, anyway. I'm more likely to have my wallet and not my phone than my phone and not my wallet!
  25. 1 point
    MFazio23

    LG V30 Pre-Order/Deals?

    If anyone's watching this, the V30 will be available this Friday, October 6th and includes a free Daydream View VR from LG: http://www.lg.com/us/mobile-phones/v30/promotion?cmpid=v30_promo
  26. 1 point
    dBuster

    To switch or not

    To switch to the new iPhone 8 or not? Any input? I don't see any Android devices going anywhere except Samsung and I refuse to go that route again. Right now we can upgrade for $12 a month to get the iPhone 8. Well there be anything better for promotions? We won't know will we.. I guessed if we switch to another carrier we could get free ones but why go through that hassle. So the iPhone 8 or not. Is it a good device? We are not rooters or modders just wanting good devices.
  27. 1 point
    NickKruse

    Upgrading plan online

    Hello, I currently have the 6GB per month plan and want to upgrade to the "unlimited" 22GB per month plan. When I log into my US Cellular account to try to make the switch, I get an error message "Error ATG0000002" and am told to either call a 1-800 number or go into a local store to make the change. I'm just wondering why my account isn't eligible to make changes online?
  28. 1 point
    dBuster

    Upgrading plan online

    You might want to ask that in their Facebook page. We may have employees here but the majority of us are not employees but rather enthusiasts. I get a similar message with our account so I think it is something to do with the USCellular website
  29. 1 point
    dBuster

    To switch or not

    With our son in second grade now using iPads at school, and having an iPad here at home, only makes sense in some weird way of thinking to keep with one type or variety of OS. Hell, I am even thinking of ditching the Microsoft Windows 10 laptop as every time we go to use it we wait for updates to apply before we can do anything. Going with an apple laptop as well. Back to the iPhone 8, ya I read about the screen resolution but you know I don't watch much 4k video on a portable device so would it be a show stopper... I don't think so. My major thing now pay the extra to go with 256gb or just 64gb... I do have the 1tb cloud storage now so photos and videos would upload there and not take up space on the device. As far as the screens being cluttered I could organize in folders or move all but the most used to the other screens, if it is like the iPad we have. Plus right now the plus 64gb is only $12 a month and the 256gb is $15 and change. Way cheaper than the iPhone 7... Only thing that stinks is because we have xpe's we would have to go in to a store as the online doesn't register the xpe's so it doesn't register upgrade capability. Silly web portal.
  30. 1 point
    It seems that Magisk won't be an option for you. Since the LG G3's stock firmware comes in those KDZ files, there isn't really a way to flash JUST the stock boot.img (kernel) after doing the Magisk workaround. I looked around to refresh myself with LG G3 modding stuff, and I found this thread: https://forum.xda-developers.com/lg-g3/orig-development/bump-unlock-lg-g3-twrp-d852-d852g-f400-t2900614 And then I saw this post in that thread: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=72968531&postcount=821 You'll have to do some more research, but it seems to me that you can use Bump! to get around the locked bootloader and install a working TWRP recovery. First you'll have to use Kingroot to achieve temporary root (you'll have to look into this), then downgrade just the bootloader to Z04 (also look into this), then you will be *closer* to root. At least you'll be able to flash zips and modify system files through TWRP. I'm not sure how something like SuperSU will work with the Bump'd TWRP, but there may be a workaround somewhere out there. Hope this helps get you going!