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Post [HOW-TO][E SS/DS]*UPDATED*Workaround for problems to save APNs manually on ICS ROMs

As most users already know, there is a bug in the dual-SIM ICS FTF if you flash it on Xperia E, not being able to manually save APNs. Infact, not being able to create them at all.
Well, I had this and fixed this problem on xmoose's XBoosT ROM , but since its based on the stock ICS firmware, it'll work for it too.
Here's what you want to do to fix it :
METHOD 1:
  1. Disable 'Data Transfer" : Go to Settings > (under Wireless and Networks) More.... > Mobile Networks > UNTICK 'Data Enabled'
  2. Go Back, and turn ON Airplane Mode
  3. Wait till its completely turned on
  4. As soon as its turned on, turn it back OFF
  5. Now go set up your APNs!!
  6. Hit the THANKS !!
P.S : I believe the bug was because the ROM could not detect the MCC and MNC port numbers of your respective carrier. But this fixes it. Weird.

UPDATE: Looks like this bug exists in the Dual SIM variant too. To fix it on DS phones, follow these: OK, it seems the bug isn't device-specific. Just try either method (if Method 1 doesn't work, try Method 2)
METHOD 2:
NOTE: You'll need a working Wi-Fi network with for this!
  1. Connect to any Wi-Fi network
  2. Go to Settings > Dual SIM card > Untick SIM 1, and then tick it back again
  3. Go to Settings > Xperia (TM) > Internet settings
The APNs should get downloaded and be working!
(Thanks to @TheRealSS for Method 2)

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Will try this,if you are sure it works,let @UltraGamerHD note this in his Official thread under "How To"

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Will try this,if you are sure it works,let @UltraGamerHD note this in his Official thread under "How To"
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As most users already know, there is a bug in the dual-SIM ICS FTF if you flash it on Xperia E SS, not being able to manually save APNs. Infact, not being able to create them at all.
Well, I had this and fixed this problem on xmoose's XBoosT ROM , but since its based on the stock ICS firmware, it'll work for it too.
Here's what you want to do to fix it :
  1. Disable 'Data Transfer" : Go to Settings > (under Wireless and Networks) More.... > Mobile Networks > UNTICK 'Data Enabled'
  2. Go Back, and turn ON Airplane Mode
  3. Wait till its completely turned on
  4. As soon as its turned on, turn it back OFF
  5. Now go set up your APNs!!
  6. Hit the THANKS !!
P.S : I believe the bug was because the ROM could not detect the MCC and MNC port numbers of your respective carrier. But this fixes it. Weird.

UPDATE: Looks like this bug exists in the Dual SIM variant too. To fix it on DS phones, follow these:
NOTE: You'll need a working Wi-Fi network with for this!
  1. Connect to any Wi-Fi network
  2. Go to Settings > Dual SIM card > Untick SIM 1, and then tick it bak again
  3. Go to Settings > Xperia (TM) > Internet settings
The APNs should get downloaded and be working!
(Thanks to @TheRealSS for the fix for DS)
thank you. it works.
 
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As most users already know, there is a bug in the dual-SIM ICS FTF if you flash it on Xperia E, not being able to manually save APNs. Infact, not being able to create them at all.
Well, I had this and fixed this problem on xmoose's XBoosT ROM , but since its based on the stock ICS firmware, it'll work for it too.
Here's what you want to do to fix it :
METHOD 1:
  1. Disable 'Data Transfer" : Go to Settings > (under Wireless and Networks) More.... > Mobile Networks > UNTICK 'Data Enabled'
  2. Go Back, and turn ON Airplane Mode
  3. Wait till its completely turned on
  4. As soon as its turned on, turn it back OFF
  5. Now go set up your APNs!!
  6. Hit the THANKS !!
P.S : I believe the bug was because the ROM could not detect the MCC and MNC port numbers of your respective carrier. But this fixes it. Weird.

UPDATE: Looks like this bug exists in the Dual SIM variant too. To fix it on DS phones, follow these: OK, it seems the bug isn't device-specific. Just try either method (if Method 1 doesn't work, try Method 2)
METHOD 2:
NOTE: You'll need a working Wi-Fi network with for this!
  1. Connect to any Wi-Fi network
  2. Go to Settings > Dual SIM card > Untick SIM 1, and then tick it back again
  3. Go to Settings > Xperia (TM) > Internet settings
The APNs should get downloaded and be working!
(Thanks to @TheRealSS for Method 2)
dude i followed each and every step and it would work for the time being but after just one reboot the prob comes again all my apn accounts r gone but able to revive by following this procedure again and again. cant there be any permanent fix for this problem.
 
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dude i followed each and every step and it would work for the time being but after just one reboot the prob comes again all my apn accounts r gone but able to revive by following this procedure again and again. cant there be any permanent fix for this problem.
ya.. even for me after first reboot the apn disappeared but still I could connect to the internet. after some reboots (didn't count) the apn reappeared all by itself !
EDIT : now my phone saves the apn's sent as a msg from my operater. this wasn't working before żż
 
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ya.. even for me after first reboot the apn disappeared but still I could connect to the internet. after some reboots (didn't count) the apn reappeared all by itself !
EDIT : now my phone saves the apn's sent as a msg from my operater. this wasn't working before żż
Well, atleast its working now...wasn't that the whole point?

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