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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
    BoгИX

    [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. 2 points
    Zenzr

    New fone who dis

    Herro?
  6. 2 points
    slw0363

    *STOCK FIRMWARE*

    wow these boards really are dead haha
  7. 2 points
    Coolasice

    Werid Display Issue

    Factory reset? Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  8. 2 points
    BoгИX

    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 Current enough for the average consumer, but excruciatingly outdated for power users.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
  9. 2 points
    dBuster

    Countdown - 10k

    1 No actually 9984. Still a long way to go! Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
  10. 2 points
    BoгИX

    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
  11. 2 points
    slim2none4u

    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
  12. 2 points
    BoгИX

    [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
  13. 2 points
    iR1O

    iPhone 6S+ 64GB Silver *MINT*

    Sold Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  14. 1 point
    therealtoddster

    Amazon Moto X4

    Sold Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  15. 1 point
    Have you looked into Tasker? Might be root only Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  16. 1 point
    You will still have to call and have it re-enabled on the account. They may or may not still have the IMEI number on file, so be prepared to provide it again.
  17. 1 point
    You have to call US Cellular or go in to a store to provide them with the device's IMEI/MEID first, you can't just swap the SIM and do *228. They have to register the IMEI on their system along with the SIM ID number before a *228 will work.
  18. 1 point
    ppsi

    Anyone with info about the Pixel 3?

    I had to guess I'd say it's an agreement "clause" that fi uses t-mobile as a "go-to". After my previous post I went to the fi switch app and forced us cellular and got 3 of 5 bars Immediately. Prior to switching, as is often the case when I'm home, the strength meter was searching for a signal. This is about my only beef with Google fi. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  19. 1 point
    BoгИX

    HD Calling (VoLTE) with google pixel XL

    Does USCC have VoLTE in your area? Edit: This post from a few weeks ago indicates that in a place where USCC's VoLTE works on the S7, it does not work on the Pixel XL. It's probably not possible for you at this time, but you could always try calling USCC to find out. I wish you luck finding a CS rep who actually knows what they're talking about regarding this kind of thing!
  20. 1 point
    Corster88

    Pixel XL LTE Signal Issues

    I know how to fix this issue. Settings > Network & internet > Mobile network > Advanced > Access Point Names. Now, this is the important part. Copy down all of the information in both of the APN's. MAKE SURE IT IS RIGHT! Now click the 3 dots on the top right. Make new APS with the same information and delete the old ones. Once done change the preferred network type in the mobile networks setting to LTE (recommended). Restart phone. You're welcome. You have no idea how long it took for me to figure this out.
  21. 1 point
    BoгИX

    Roaming

    Nope, there is no way to get extra roaming data with USCC. i'm not an employee btw, but I'm not sure any of them come here anymore.
  22. 1 point
    I've also made the change to a Pixel 2 XL(64Gb). I can say the it is a vast improvement from my S4... I'm also using the Google FI service at this time with it, I'm wanting to evaluate how well the FI service is for me. If I like what I see/hear/pay(and I am so far.....especially with the rebate) I'll get a Pixel 2 for my wife, port both our existing #'s and give USC the heave ho.....
  23. 1 point
    jr19

    Android Oreo

    Looks like Oreo was released for the S7. Just a heads up. It didn't show up automatically on my phone, but when I did a manual check, it showed up. It is also listed on US Cellular's site.
  24. 1 point
    chevrolet.racing252

    VoLTE rollout

    Has anyone seen or heard anything more about when this will be available on a broader scale? Sent from my SM-N920R4 using Tapatalk
  25. 1 point
    slw0363

    *STOCK FIRMWARE*

    Okay y'all. I fixed it. After a lot of research and time I ended up going to sammobile for the latest oreo firmware for US Cellular s8+ and it took literally like 5 hours to download because I got the free account (even with 70mbps download speed) and everything worked just fine. If you had problems with soft locking your s8+ I'm going to help you out a little: https://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/galaxy-s8-plus/SM-G955U/USC/download/G955USQS3CRE2/221230/ you can find a link to download the correct odin (3.13.1) and the instructions of how to correctly flash on the right side of that page as well. And like I said it's going to take FOREVER to download if you don't want to pay extra.
  26. 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
  27. 1 point
    I have a regular pixel 2 (Verizon model) and I find that I have no reason for rooting anymore,. It cAuses .ore trouble then it's worth. The pure Android system is way better then Samsungs bloat. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  28. 1 point
    *228? Sent from my SM-G935R4 using Tapatalk
  29. 1 point
    phalkon30

    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
  30. 1 point
    Coolasice

    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
    BoгИX

    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
  32. 1 point
    brianinmaine

    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.
  33. 1 point
    slim2none4u

    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
  34. 1 point
    iR1O

    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
  35. 1 point
    radiation

    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
  36. 1 point
    JohnB

    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
  37. 1 point
    BoгИX

    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
  38. 1 point
    barndawg76

    [Game] Last Post Wins!

    It only says "Last Post Wins" and memes are fun. Sent from my SM-G935R4 using Tapatalk
  39. 1 point
    BoгИX

    Question about Google Fi

    Project Fi works very well in Vegas And yeah, there was a way to like posts on here. Now you can only do it if you use Tapatalk, it's somehow missing from the web version. I bet Adam took it with him... Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  40. 1 point
    phalkon30

    Roaming issue

    If it is not a model US992 it will not work reliably or at all. No software will change the hardware From a quick Google search there is only one model that starts with US Have you tried factory resetting the phone? Frankly if it's used I would blow away the firmware and flash an official rom for security anyway Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  41. 1 point
    dBuster

    Countdown - 10k

    Per "iRub1Out" post="174376" timestamp="1452629200" Prizes for this thread: 100 points to each of the "thousand" marks (ie 9000, 8000, etc...) 200 points to the 100 mark 500 points to the "0" poster.
  42. 1 point
    slim2none4u

    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
  43. 1 point
    BoгИX

    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)
  44. 1 point
    phalkon30

    Question about Google Fi

    Totally agree with above. I'm on FI, use the fi switch app when it gets a stuck on sprint, and love the service. At least in Wisconsin, it's like being on uscc but cheaper and actually has roaming. My bills are in the 30 dollars range as well Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  45. 1 point
    zoodski

    Question about Google Fi

    I joined fi when the first pixel came out. Over a year later I've had no issues at all on uscc network. I'm currently using the pixel 2. I do notice when I'm home where a uscc is less than a mile away, it doesn't switch back from T-Mobile. It only happens occasionally. I can do it manually with an app I have called fi switch. I usually don't bother because my WiFi is really strong at home. My average bill is $30 a month. I rarely use my phone at work other than calls or texting, since I have a work laptop at my disposal. Most everywhere I go I'm connected to WiFi. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  46. 1 point
    mrjenkins

    System Update

    Blocking root is foolish on their part. Android is a Linux based OS that the manufacturers are commercializing. If you have ever used a computer with Linux on it, obtaining "root" or superuser permission is a way of life. My Note 8 will probably be my last android from Sammy because they are being this way. In my situation I haven't taken the update they are pushing because I haven't rooted yet because of the only being able to charge the battery to 80% once rooted but Sammy will only let you delay an update for so much time before it will just force the update through. At some point I will decide to root it and after a little digging I think I found a way to keep the old version of android until I do decide to go that route. There are apps called package disablers which allow you to disable BS on your phone without having root. The ones I found on the play store are paid apps and I chose the BK one in particular because it has a good rating. The system packages can be dangerous to disable but the app does give you the ability to do so. It also shows you what is safe to disable like bloatware. After some digging I found the necessary packages in the system file to disable to prevent the OTA Sammy update and so far so good. The update pop-up is gone. Now on to disabling some bloatware. Sorry about the long post but I just wanted to share with you guys. Maybe some of you are in a similar boat. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  47. 1 point
    BoгИX

    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
  48. 1 point
    dBuster

    Black Friday 2017

    What happened to the good old black Friday deals and not rip offs...
  49. 1 point
    dBuster

    Black Friday 2017

    I looked into these so called deals. Must be on the unlimited plan, which would be an additional $10 for me. Must have device protection at another $9.99. so take the initial $10 plus the additional $10 and $9.99 you are up to $29.99 for the device. Not sure of the savings there. Might have to look at the buyout price.
  50. 1 point
    martha3065

    Phone to buy for ~$150-$200?

    Since I moved to smart phones I had nothing but Samsung. Decided to give the LG G5 a try, moving from an S5. I was reluctant and not sure I'd like it, but wanted something new and didn't want to spend the coin on a S8. On my Sammys, I had rooted and custom ROMs. Haven't done any of that on the G5. I like it a lot. I know there are better phones, but it does everything I need. I wouldn't be affraid of it if I were you. Had it about 9 months now and no issues, with the exception of broken camera lens. My wife and I both cracked ours within a week of each other. Both have protective cases.