Originally Posted by rwestbrookjr
I have a Verizon version of the Galaxy S5 that I recently switched over to the Cricket network. I have been getting the notification in the title ever since switching over. So I rooted the phone in hopes that I would be able to resolve this issue. Below are the specs of my phone as well as things I have tried.
Model Number : SM-G900V
Android Version : 4.4.2
Baseband Version : G900VVRU1ANCG
Kernel Version :3.4.0
Mon Mar 31 13:30:24 KST 2014
Build Number : KKOT49H.G900VVRU1ANCG
SE For Android Status: Enforcing
Wed Jun 25 17:51:34 2014
Hardware Version : G900V.05
Security Software Version: MDF v1.0 Release 2
VPN v1.4 Release 1
After rooting the phone I have gone through and turned off all Verizon related apps as well as cleared the phone's cache from recovery mode. I also tried searching in the /system, /system/app, and /system/bin directories for the following files to no avail:
I would like to remove everything Verizon related from the phone, but I'm sure this would be much more involved than I want to get so if we can get the unknown sim card message to go away and hopefully the 'Wi-Fi Detected' screen that keeps prompting me to sign into Verizon, that would be great.
Thanks for starting a new thread.
As you have a Verizon phone, I agree that the annoying nag you are seeing is caused by the Verizon setup app. And unless they have renamed their app (which would just mean searching a bit more).. it should be one of the names you listed above.
At a glance, it just appears that you didn't search in all of the places that the app could be located. It's probably located in the /system/priv-app directory.. and you didn't list that as a place that you looked.
Is your phone rooted?
You can use a root aware browser like FX or a terminal emulator app and search these directories:
/data/app or /data/data/app or /userdata/app
Then rename the file and it's odex counterpart, clear your cache and reboot..
Let us know if that succeeds or not.
If you are using the command line, try
# find / -name vzwphoneservice.*