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By wolf1o, Member on 17th September 2013, 10:14 PM
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Hi,

So I'm abroad right now with my unlocked sprint s4. I can use the sim card to call and sms without any problem, but I don't have access to data, eventhough my plan includes it!
also,when going to system update-->uicc unlock, it says:"mobile data not available"....what does it mean? How can I resolve it and define my apn settings???
This is so annoying for such an expensive device and a "world" one!

Please help....

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18th September 2013, 06:09 AM |#2  
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Originally Posted by wolf1o

Hi,

So I'm abroad right now with my unlocked sprint s4. I can use the sim card to call and sms without any problem, but I don't have access to data, eventhough my plan includes it!
also,when going to system update-->uicc unlock, it says:"mobile data not available"....what does it mean? How can I resolve it and define my apn settings???
This is so annoying for such an expensive device and a "world" one!

Please help....

Thanks!

i believe you need to root your phone to gain access to the APN to manually connect to the data server
18th September 2013, 06:32 AM |#3  
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i believe you need to root your phone to gain access to the APN to manually connect to the data server

My phone is rooted...the question is: do I have to flash a customized rom over the stock rom in order to gain access to this option? In the stock rom sprint/Samsung eliminated this option, you can't change the apn manually!

I'd really appreciate if you can help or if someone knows if a customized stock (also recommend which one is better) can get/let me access these apn settings.

Thanks!
18th September 2013, 06:49 AM |#4  
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Lightbulb answered!
Hi,

Had the exact same issue and got it fixed ..
here is how..

if your phone is already rooted..

open play store :
Download any APN database (i use HiAPN ) .. install
use titanium back up(PRO) to make that a system app.
if PRO version not available use root explorer to move the .apk to system/data..

Restart Phone.. SU will pop-up allow .. and Voila!!!

First post helping someone .. please do let me know how it goes ..

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18th September 2013, 05:02 PM |#5  
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Hi,

Had the exact same issue and got it fixed ..
here is how..

if your phone is already rooted..

open play store :
Download any APN database (i use HiAPN ) .. install
use titanium back up(PRO) to make that a system app.
if PRO version not available use root explorer to move the .apk to system/data..

Restart Phone.. SU will pop-up allow .. and Voila!!!

First post helping someone .. please do let me know how it goes ..

Thanks & cheer'S

thanks
i had the same question on the general subforum so this is good to hear.
18th September 2013, 05:11 PM |#6  
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18th September 2013, 08:13 PM |#7  
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i used Hi APN to test a sim card to set up my phone for GSM use and now cat get Sprint data settings correctly set. i need help
18th September 2013, 09:27 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by NeRd^

Hi,

Had the exact same issue and got it fixed ..
here is how..

if your phone is already rooted..

open play store :
Download any APN database (i use HiAPN ) .. install
use titanium back up(PRO) to make that a system app.
if PRO version not available use root explorer to move the .apk to system/data..

Restart Phone.. SU will pop-up allow .. and Voila!!!

First post helping someone .. please do let me know how it goes ..

Thanks & cheer'S

Hi,
I'm going to try it now, but didn't completely understand: Can I do it over the stock sprint rom? I prefer to leave it as is right now, and not add/replace with a customized rom...
Where do I find this apn database? Can I edit it with my local carrier apn settings?
Also, How do I use the titanium backup app to make the apn database to an app?
Isn't the HiAPN an app to begin with?
Also, Do you have the "sprint" s4 as well?
will this work with any apn tweaking program or database?

Thanks!
Last edited by wolf1o; 18th September 2013 at 09:54 PM.
18th September 2013, 11:30 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by wolf1o

Hi,
I'm going to try it now, but didn't completely understand: Can I do it over the stock sprint rom? I prefer to leave it as is right now, and not add/replace with a customized rom...
Where do I find this apn database? Can I edit it with my local carrier apn settings?
Also, How do I use the titanium backup app to make the apn database to an app?
Isn't the HiAPN an app to begin with?
Also, Do you have the "sprint" s4 as well?
will this work with any apn tweaking program or database?

Thanks!

Hi
It simply worked!!!
Thanks, you really "saved" me
19th September 2013, 06:38 AM |#10  
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Good to know it did.. Anything else you can lemme know :beer:

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22nd September 2013, 02:29 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by NeRd^

Hi,

Had the exact same issue and got it fixed ..
here is how..

if your phone is already rooted..

open play store :
Download any APN database (i use HiAPN ) .. install
use titanium back up(PRO) to make that a system app.
if PRO version not available use root explorer to move the .apk to system/data..

Restart Phone.. SU will pop-up allow .. and Voila!!!

First post helping someone .. please do let me know how it goes ..

Thanks & cheer'S


Hi,
I have another problem and thought you might have encountered it as well and know how to fix: When i'm trying to do a short dial with a "*" before the number , I'm getting this message :"Connection problem or invalid MMi code". Is there a way to fix it?

Thanks again!

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