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  1. 3 points
    I just wanted to chime in and verify that yes this phone activates just fine through US Cellular. I recently purchased this phone to eventually jump from US Cellular over to project fi. One thing I wanted to let you all know from my experience is when the u.s. cellular representative asks what phone you have all you have to tell them is you have a Motorola X. Once they find Motorola X in their system they will use that code to successfully activate your phone. I did this over the phone and took 10 minutes. Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
  2. 3 points
    I should have made this switch a long time ago! I love this phone, plus I'm done with USC! Well somewhat, considering they're my best Fi service coverage. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  3. 3 points
    You will never go back! Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  4. 3 points

    [How To] GSM unlock S6

    You should probably contact Tracfone about this. This forum is for US Cellular devices and US Cellular service. While the topic of this thread is about using USCC hardware on non-USCC networks, we don't know how to troubleshoot your problem since you're not on USCC's network.
  5. 3 points
    yes, the regular sim slot. only carrier that uses the esim is FI. That was only for the original pixel/xl with 7.1.0 sold by verizon. If it was ever updated to 7.1.1 then the bootloader could not be unlocked. the Google play store version can always be unlocked regardless.... In other words... just by it directly from google, better warranty/rma from them also, especially with the whole 6p/5x fiasco.
  6. 2 points

    New fone who dis

  7. 2 points


    wow these boards really are dead haha
  8. 2 points
    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.
  9. 2 points

    Werid Display Issue

    Factory reset? Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  10. 2 points

    Oreo Updates

    Never forget Samsung's motto: "We give you last year's OS and you pay us!" I came up with an analogy (all by myself!): Samsung is to software as Apple is to hardware. Current enough for the average consumer, but excruciatingly outdated for power users. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  11. 2 points

    Countdown - 10k

    1 No actually 9984. Still a long way to go! Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
  12. 2 points

    Roaming issue

    That would not work. Flashing a ROM to a device will not change its model number, and will not affect network connection either. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  13. 2 points

    Roaming issue

    I don't know much about LG but are you sure you have the model for the us cellular network? Maybe it's Verizon or Sprint out something. Which of is the case, you would have a similar issue. Did you buy the phone new or used? What's the model number? Start there. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  14. 2 points

    [How To] GSM unlock S6

    Congratulations. Would you like to share your solution? Or are you just telling us that it's fixed for no reason? Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  15. 2 points

    iPhone 6S+ 64GB Silver *MINT*

    Sold Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  16. 2 points

    Pixel 32gb

    Google phone but it's been on Verizon, Fi and USCC. The bootloader is not unlocked if that is what you're wondering.
  17. 2 points

    Hardware Problems Worth Fixing?

    Have you considered the Nexus 6P? You can get one on swappa for $200,and if the battery fails it sounds like you have the technical ability to replace it. It's a great phone, and I'm pretty sure you'll have no issue activating it Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  18. 2 points

    VoLTE rollout

    So I found this page and saw uscc advertising enhanced calling: https://www.uscellular.com/4g/enhanced-calling-hd-voice-data/index.html Still didn't see the option on my device so chatted with Angie (who was really nice), and after verifying my device and coverage, had to turn the option on for my account. I saw the toggle and turned it on and she called to test but still didn't work. She talked w/ a tech and found out my phone # prefixes aren't in their "table" yet, sometime in January 2018 hopefully. So I have the option on but it doesn't do anything. Thought I'd pass this along since it took a good hour I'll never get back
  19. 2 points
    Only the original pixels if they were not updated to 7.1.1 could be unlocked as long as they were not activated. The Google store units were not affected. Once unlocked they stayed unlocked until you relocked them and then they lost the option to be unlocked again. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  20. 2 points
    Doesn't work... Have to unlock bootloader to flash firmware Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  21. 2 points

    Pixel 2?

    They say this everytime. Call it in, tell them it's a Nexus 6
  22. 2 points

    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?
  23. 2 points

    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...
  24. 2 points

    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
  25. 2 points

    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?
  26. 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
  27. 2 points

    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
  28. 1 point
    Hey y'all. The Oreo update is officially rolling out to US Cellular S8 and S8+ devices today. No word yet on a download link to manually update, so you'll have to rely on checking for the update on your phone for now. Have fun mashing that update button! https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/16/galaxy-s8-galaxy-s8-get-android-8-0-oreo-upgrade-us-cellular/ Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  29. 1 point
    I was a long time Samsung user before my Nexus 6P, I will never go back. Imagine a world where you only have one app to do each function (instead of 3 similar apps) I think the hardware on my S5 was more durable, and swapping the back button took a month to re learn, but you'll love it Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  30. 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.
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 1 point

    Moto E4 Plus stock rom

    You might find what you're looking for here: https://firmware.center/ https://androidfilehost.com/?w=devices&uid=24269982087010314 https://www.stockrom.net/motorola
  35. 1 point

    Oreo Updates

    Oreo Beta program is on going. You can check it out here. https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=https%3A%2F%2Fforum%2Exda-developers%2Ecom%2Fshowthread%2Ephp%3Ft%3D3700907&share_tid=3700907&share_fid=3793&share_type=t [OREO] Oreo Beta on ANY USA/Snapdragon S8/+! [12/28/17] As far as when we will get official OTA, and knowing Samsung... Probably after the S9 as S9+ are released. My guess but that's all. Just a guess. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  36. 1 point

    Android 4.4.2 - How to root?

    Sorry bud, it's just not possible. Not only will US Cellular not allow you to use it on their prepaid, but it literally doesn't have the hardware radios to function properly on other carriers, so they won't allow you to use it either. Here are the radio specifications for the SM-N900R4: NETWORK/BEARER: SIM Single WiFi Only No SIM card size Micro-SIM (3FF) Network 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE 2G GSM 2G CDMA: CDMA800, USPCS1900 3G UMTS 3G CDMA : BC0(800), BC1(1900) 4G LTE 4G LTE FDD : B2(1900), B4(AWS), B5(850), B12(700), B17(700)
  37. 1 point
    You'll likely get better help over at XDA-Developers as well. The user base here is not what it used to be, and that's an older phone too Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  38. 1 point

    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.
  39. 1 point

    Moto X4 compatible with U.S. Cellular

    I have the purchased version of FiSwitch. An app from the play store. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  40. 1 point

    iPhone 6S+ 64GB Silver *MINT*

    That is a hell of a deal. Too bad A} I don't need a phone or know anyone who does and 2} don't want an iPhone. But I'll ask around to all the people I know in real life Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  41. 1 point

    Black Friday 2017

    What happened to the good old black Friday deals and not rip offs...
  42. 1 point

    Hardware Problems Worth Fixing?

    I would steer clear of the 6p's and 5x's... they are known for bootloops and battery issues. Mine is doing ok, but it does have the early shutdown issue if it gets cold. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  43. 1 point
    His way is easier^^^ Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  44. 1 point
    You can find the older versions on Aptoide, just be sure their marked as trusted stores. Sent from my SM-G935R4 using Tapatalk
  45. 1 point

    Good equivalent of the Moto X Pure

    The Nougat update for the Moto X Pure 2015 does not include security fixes for the most recent major Bluetooth and WiFi vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities were discovered after the Nougat update was released.
  46. 1 point

    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
  47. 1 point

    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
  48. 1 point

    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
  49. 1 point

    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
  50. 1 point

    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.