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  1. BoгИX

    s8 unlocked

    Yeah, you can't just pop a SIM into a phone with USCC and have it work. You have to either call or go to a store and have them put your IMEI/MEID and SIM ID # into their system.
    3 Points
  2. technics42

    VOLTE IS HERE!

    That's messed up that they basically make it so that any new feature worth having with them you have to have an iPhone...
    2 Points
  3. iR1O

    VOLTE IS HERE!

    It's so BS that they prioritize certain devices when nearly all of them are VoLTE capable. Just my initial thought. Stupid, and somewhat pointless to launch something when you weren't DONE MAKING IT WORK. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
    2 Points
  4. Bumpindude

    Considering an S7 for temporary upgrade

    If you go to the s7 development forum the guide to rooting usc variant is in there Sent from my SM-G930R4 using Tapatalk
    2 Points
  5. RMarkwald

    Nexus 6 - boot.img disables forced encryption

    Updated OP link with June's Security Factory boot-new.img, n6f27e.
    2 Points
  6. dudleyfj40

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Well, I did make the swap to the big red. So far it's been hit and miss. I was nice to find out that I get a military discount for being a Vet, 15% off data on the unlimited plan. So price wise it's closer than it has ever been with US Cell. I have found that I drop to 3G in some locations that I frequent, like the school ball field and home, which is frustrating. I have a strong wifi router at home, but, if I venture to far out to my neighbors garage it goes to 3G. I did call in and the rep said I should get between 5 and 12 down. So this statement makes me think that Verizon has a cap on their download also. So far it's been between 1.5 and 11.5 down. I have never seen any hiccups with US Cell unlimited tethering Netflix on my tablet. But I did with Verizon at first, but within minutes it fixed it's self. I was able to move all of my MotoX PE's over with out any fuss, so I again have no contract with a Cell company. That is the way I like it.
    2 Points
  7. jlipscomb

    s8 unlocked

    Thanks Everyone. I tried to take a short cut by modifying my SIM (Micro) to the Nano size and dialing *228 since I was jumping from the 4 to the 8. It didn't worked. Went into the store and got a new Nano SIM. The rep put some information into their system and called *228. Now it works. So, yes. You can have an unlocked S8 on USCC.
    2 Points
  8. technics42

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    But it is and they do think we're all idiots and apparently they were right in thinking that cause many people who have been throttled don't know it and don't care, and are just buying the general jargon that they are getting the possible "optimization" without any throttling. You speak with your wallet to these companies and they (uscc) probably haven't noticed a big drop in revenue to care about making it right to all of those people who signed up for the unlimited plan from day one. And especially those android users how are all being throttled.
    2 Points
  9. barndawg76

    VOLTE IS HERE!

    Their website specifically States "HD Calling", as long as both parties have it and are in a coverage area. I am in a coverage area and the S7 Edge is now listed as a compatible phone, but I don't have the option in my settings. I'm on straight stock nougat for once too. Sent from my SM-G935R4 using Tapatalk
    1 Points
  10. fatboysh

    New phone

    They all are. Lol Sent from my SCH-R970 using Tapatalk
    1 Points
  11. fatboysh

    New phone

    Wisconsin Sent from my SCH-R970 using Tapatalk
    1 Points
  12. Zenzr

    New phone

    That's where I live!
    1 Points
  13. Coolasice

    VOLTE IS HERE!

    https://m.uscellular.com/uscellular/4g/enhanced-calling-hd-voice-data/ Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
    1 Points
  14. iR1O

    VOLTE IS HERE!

    I mean with USCC the VoLTE was nothing like it was with VZW. HD Voice was amazing - and on USCCs VoLTE I didn't notice any difference in call quality or sound improvement. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
    1 Points
  15. HikingMoose

    VOLTE IS HERE!

    My wife and I tried Verizon for a month, and noticed a huge difference in voice quality. It literally sounded like the other person was sitting right next to you in a very quiet room! Maybe the phones you were using were not up to snuff? Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
    1 Points
  16. mcgleevn

    S8+ Root, anyone?

    I haven't tried chainfires root... And I probably will not root this device. This would be my first phone (back to my Mesmerize days) that I haven't rooted. My main reasoning for past rooting was adblocking and performance/battery tweaking, but I'm very satisfied with Samsung's browser and it's adblockers, and I get more than enough battery to last a day or two while running Samsung's "high performance" profile. I feel as though Samsung has come along way to get features us "rooters" desire... Anyone disagree?
    1 Points
  17. mcgleevn

    S8+ Root, anyone?

    https://download.chainfire.eu/1080/CF-Root/CF-Auto-Root/CF-Auto-Root-dream2qltesq-dream2qltesq-smg955u.zip hmm...
    1 Points
  18. jtbowers

    O DP2

    I redid the apn settings on nougat before enrolling back into the beta. I copied them from another working phone. LTE was working on nougat then I did the upgrade and so far all is working just fine now. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
    1 Points
  19. Used a little of my "google-fu", and came across this thread with a link to an app that might fix: https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/software-hacking/disable-optmising-app-message-boot-t3570619 I remember the dreaded "optimizing app" days... Hope this helps
    1 Points
  20. tldmat

    Prepaid Question

    I switched to prepaid from our previous plan. Bit of a hassle but it worked out. On our previous plan I had "no answer call forwarding" to my Google Voice # which I use for voice mail. When I made the switch to prepaid the call forwarding did not work and when I tried to set it up I got a fast busy signal. The website states that all plans have call forwarding. I called in, got transferred to a tech who was awesome. He had to set it up manually on his end and it took him a bit but got it done. Now works great.
    1 Points
  21. Thanks for that info! I'll look for an unlocked S7, as maybe I can find a better price online. A couple on that list you posted, are easy find, but simply too big for here, and she doesn't want to switch to Apple. If I can find an S7 unlocked, I should just be able to put a SIM card in, and activate it, correct? The S7 is her first choice right now.
    1 Points
  22. No problem, thanks for the reply and feedback. It is stupid. Can't just get the phone you want. She looked at the Samsung S7, and it's smaller than the Moto X Pure, and a little bigger than the Moto X first gen, so she might go that route. Hate the pricing when it's through U.S. Cellular though, but it is what it is. Been loyal to Motorola for years, seems weird, haha.
    1 Points
  23. barndawg76

    VOLTE IS HERE!

    Once the pixel 2 comes out, I'm going to Fi. We have 4 other lines that can be cancelled within the year, and they will follow suit. Besides, the kids (actually adults with good jobs now) can go on their own plans. I wish they'd just sellout to Sprint and get it over with. Sent from my SM-G935R4 using Tapatalk
    1 Points
  24. iR1O

    Rolling back to 6.0.1 from 7.0 ?

    I doubt that it would work but you can always give it a shot with Odin and if it won't allow it it just won't work. It won't hurt anything Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
    1 Points
  25. dBuster

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    I wish Verizon has a way for you to trial with a Sim to test signal in say a days travel without actually changing over to them....
    1 Points
  26. mweba

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Haven't found a spot where I lose service yet, we'll, except in Walmart but speeds out of town are generally like USCC
    1 Points
  27. iR1O

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Woah - on VZW!? Over 200 down!? To me that's amazing. Us has never broken 40 for me, ever, anywhere. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
    1 Points
  28. mweba

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Can't understand what the big wigs are thinking when competitors are upgrading so fast and offering more for less. Basically my whole area is crazy fast now and not throttled on unlimited.
    1 Points
  29. dBuster

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Ouch!!!!! We pay $126 for two lines on a shared plan now. The same at Verizon will run us $104... Well at least two months ago it would have. Not sure with the rip offs happening now..
    1 Points
  30. mweba

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Went unlocked phones two years ago to keep my options open. If I'm paying for a phone, I'm banking on my self, not phone installments. In the end, when USCC pulled the 1.5 crap, it worked out great.
    1 Points
  31. dBuster

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Is that with USCellular or Verizon? With all this crap with USCellular misleading so called unlimited plans that are best suited for those who don't use data we will never switch to it. Now our plans for Verizon also do not include unlimited data. Just to much crap with it. Now put all the fine print out first and don't go back on anything well then that might turn us. Funny how partner discount supposedly is only applied on the data part but now with unlimited data you can't use that discount.. another garbage play by either company. I know switching our current plan to the same equivalent plan at Verizon would drop our bill by just over $20.00.... just the silly contract or phone bs with USCellular is keeping us from leaving now.
    1 Points
  32. BoгИX

    Root [Solved]

    Unfortunately, there is nothing Xposed can do about getting Netflix to show up in the Play Store on your device. But there is good news! You can always do the "so they blocked the app from appearing in the play store because I'm rooted" workaround - sideload the APK from APK Mirror and subscribe to the Pushbullet channel that will notify you when the app is updated. The Netflix and root issue is checking Google's DRM-Nazi integrity checker called Widevine DRM to block individual devices from seeing it or being able to install it from the Play Store, but the app works just fine when sideloaded. It's not like Android Pay or Super Mario Run that check SafetyNet each time it's launched. Some people who know much more about this than I do believe there is actually a SafetyNet check happening in the Play Store, which could mean bad news in the future. If they integrate SafetyNet checks into app launches, then Netflix will only work on devices with locked bootloaders or that are using Magisk Hide, just like Android Pay, Mario Run, Pokemon GO, etc. Here's a link to the spot on APK Mirror where you can download the apk to install manually on your device. Make sure you allow apps to be installed from Unknown Sources in Settings -> Security. If you don't use Pushbullet: it's freakin awesome, and now is as good as any time to start! Easily push files back and forth between your PC, any Chrome browser, phone, or tablet. It mirrors notifications too and you can reply to most of them (e.g. if I get an SMS, it pops up a notification on my PC and I can read it, dismiss it on the phone, snooze it, or even type out a reply and send it). It's great for sending a webpage from your PC to your phone so you can take what you're reading with you and get up from the desk (or vice versa, if you want to push it to a PC for a bigger screen/real keyboard). And it has Channels that you can subscribe to (or make) that send you notifications when things update. Or you could just check APK Mirror every so often to see if it got updated. Either way works fine.
    1 Points
  33. BoгИX

    Root [Solved]

    No, it is not. Magisk is moving towards using its own phh-SuperUser and isn't completely compatible with SuperSU anymore, and will continue to lose compatibility moving forward. Magisk is more of its own root method, not really a "root mod". Magisk requires a custom recovery to install. Trying to use FlashFire will softbrick your phone until you restore a backup or fresh install your OS. A custom recovery requires an unlocked bootloader, which isn't currently an option for the S7. Also, since this process inherently modifies the system partition (with a custom kernel and further system modification with the SuperSU package), it cannot pass SafetyNet (which is why Android Pay, Pokemon Go, and Super Mario Run won't work). Since it won't pass SafetyNet BEFORE installing Magisk, Magisk cannot hide root and spoof a false SafetyNet pass. What I'm getting at here is that if you can't use Magisk to pass SafetyNet and be able to have root and systemless symlinked modifications (like Xposed except Xposed does alter /system), then you're better off with just SU and Xposed. There's way more mods for Xposed than for Magisk at the moment and it's much more powerful of a framework. Finally, the only real advantage to Magisk is being able to hide root effectively and to be able to take OTA updates. Since hiding root is impossible, the only other benefit it would provide is not useful for your device either. You have to be on a certain firmware version to use the root method in this thread, and you can't update via OTA because /system is modified. TLDR: No, you can't use Magisk. Which is fine, you're much better off modding with Xposed as far as the availability of good mods. And you're literally not missing out on anything Magisk has to offer because the big 2 benefits *can't even* work on your device if you could get it to install properly -- it would be JUST LIKE like having root with Xposed and only 1/100th of the mod library. hahaha I hope I answered your very pointed question adequately!
    1 Points
  34. mweba

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    All the people I talk to have no idea the throttling is happening but certainly know the speed is terrible. My whole home town is betching about it (small-town). Most just think USCC has gone to crap and switch to Verizon without knowing it was intentional
    1 Points
  35. TG

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    It should not be this complicated. It shouldn't be this way. Why are they doing this? It makes no sense, unless you're just assuming all your customers are total blind sheep.
    1 Points
  36. iR1O

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    That's awesome for your lines. Kudos! I'd not mention it to them, either. Lol. It's stupid they do that at all Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
    1 Points
  37. GoBigRed79

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    No. That's right. See my post above. We have 4 lines. They charge $130 for the total plan for 4 lines and $20 per line for unlimited that includes can-mex calling. That = $210 total for 4 lines. Then the various discounts that only show on your actual bill kick in to get you to $160. Yes it is confusing, but I have had this plan since it came out and that is how it works out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 Points
  38. zoodski

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    I did notice a $20 charge on my bill for unlimited to Canada and Mexico. They took it off after the first bill, but it's on there again this month and they say it's part of the plan and can't be removed. So much for no hidden fees. They never mentioned it when we switched plans. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
    1 Points
  39. zoodski

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    I got my daughter unlimited before the price hike and she is still not throttled. I'm in central Maine. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
    1 Points
  40. jtbowers

    O DP2

    I loaded the beta the day it came out and I had the same issue. 3g worked just fine as did phone/sms, but 4g would not connect at all. As soon as I reverted back to stock all started again. I tried searching but found nothing. I'm assuming it's a USC thing and will be fixed on the next beta update. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
    1 Points
  41. iR1O

    Galaxy S8

    i put my phone into my pocket upside down - really. The charging port is at the top so when i put it out its right side up. Thats me tho, and i feel like as long as both are on the same side, thats a lot easier to manage than opposite sides (while charging and using 3.5)
    1 Points
  42. BoгИX

    Galaxy S8

    I disagree -- I like the jack on top. You can put it in your pocket normally with headphones attached, it fits my car dock setup perfectly, and if I'm hardwired to a system, I've wrangled all the cables neatly behind the table/desk/nightstand so the 3.5mm cable is coming from behind the furniture so the phone faces you when it's plugged in and laying on the table. But alas! It's the age-old battle that has gotten us where we are today. We keep bickering and arguing tooth and nail about such important things as this and what do we get? OEMs dropping the 3.5mm jack completely! I actually prefer Chromecast audio and Bluetooth myself. It's WAY cleaner looking than a cable. Plus you have mobility, you can stash your phone in your pocket and go about your business without having to baby it because it's attached to something. Potato, potato I reckon. /rant Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
    1 Points
  43. Coolasice

    Galaxy S8

    I'd rather have e it on the bottom,. It's cleaner when both cables are at the same end. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
    1 Points
  44. mweba

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    For sure. My test was in town. It's crazy fast there obviously. At home it's around 8 down although USCC was 4-5. Some spots are better, some are worse but at least it isn't an intentionally neutered plan.
    1 Points
  45. Just switched from the Note 5 to the S8+ so I thought I'd start a thread. I can confirm that TWRP and cf-auto root on the Xxynos processor will fail on snapdragon I'll be keeping up with daily checks on root and recovery and will post results when available.
    1 Points
  46. Coolasice

    video calling and texting voice recordings

    Google duo does video calls. It works but both parties have to be registered for it to work. Verizon's video calls do use data. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
    -1 Points