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Sim card randomly dropping out.....? Sim not found...

3rd May 2014, 09:43 PM |#31  
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Same here in San Diego. NO preparing sim card message for 1 full day now. I think it was a network issue. What was interesting is that my phone lost root access when the network went down. I had to reinstall superSu to get root back. Weird.

That's crazy

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4th May 2014, 05:16 AM |#32  
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So all my issues are gone now. Hangouts working correctly too. Think it was a network issue. Were all of u in Cali?

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Yeah. I think it's network issue. How many days did it happen?
4th May 2014, 05:55 AM |#33  
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Yeah. I think it's network issue. How many days did it happen?

At least 3 days of weirdness for me. I'm now back to getting amazing battery life.

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7th May 2014, 10:40 PM |#34  
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I've been having an issue lately where the Sim card becomes undetectable and I lose all network access til I eject the Sim card and re-insert it. Very annoying and dangerous while driving. It just happened while I was writing this post in fact.

I am uncertain as to why this is happening... I just took a look at the Sim card and noticed it had some smudges on it possibly from the initial install but I did drop the phone once and am wondering if it impacted the Sim card area and it's now fubared... I dunno, hopefully wiping it down good will prevent any future instances but... We'll see. I just put on my tempered glass protector so if I have to get a replacement I'll be pretty unhappy.

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Follow up: I did have the issue again. I think it's a connection issue with the sim. I took the tray out, physically bent it just a little to angle the tray DOWN in an attempt to improve the contact of the sim with the phone. It seems to have worked as I haven't had an issue since.

The tray is made of a very durable metal so bending it is very hard. The bend I made is not noticeable, but I notice that when inserted it sits slightly different along the edge. That tiny bit of extra pressure connecting the phone with the sim seems to have corrected it.

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23rd May 2014, 11:19 PM |#36  
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Preparing sim card
Hey folks, I just thought I would share my experience even tho my M8 is stock on T-Mobile. I started to randomly get the "preparing sim card" message, often times when downloading multiple updates from Google Play. I read thru all the forums and tried taking out the sim, cleaning it, and putting a thin layer of tape on the top so that it fits more securely in the sim tray slot. This helped for a while and then the problem returned. After reading further forum posts, I disabled the "My.T-Mobile" app and other T-mo related apps; so far this has seemed to fix the issue. Try as I might I have not been able to get the error again (hope I am not jixing myself) I know you guys are Verizon but that they have similar apps... It may be worth a try to disable them and see. I love the phone but the error was really buggin me. Hope this may help someone.
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