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  1. bobby janow

    Post Is my 5G actually 5G?

    @xunholyx That is insane speed. You know where I can cross the border?
  2. bobby janow

    Post Pixel 5 Stuck on boot loop

    Is that a fact? I haven't had a bl unlock for many years now but I thought I could only do an OTA flash from fastboot with a locked bootloader. I know I can factory reset but other than that .. So if I loaded the beta 12 I could go back and flash a factory image? I would certainly flip the OEM...
  3. bobby janow

    Post Root without unlocking bootloader?

    Yeah, I know that. I never did understand the particulars of that but I'm sure it has something to do with money of some sort to someone. There was always too much fine print and conditions. I'm pretty much stuck on Pixel now so I'll only buy from Google and hope for some kind of discount. On...
  4. bobby janow

    Post Root without unlocking bootloader?

    This is really not directed towards you, I know for a fact you know all this. I don't even think the sales people at BB know what bl unlock means. And unlocked has nothing to do with the ability to bootloader unlock, I just can't believe that this is still an issue for some folks. As for carrier...
  5. bobby janow

    Post Can the Google Store Pixel 5 bootloader be unlocked?

    You're right it was a holiday return offer. Now it's 30 days, unopened returns whatever that means. What if you break the seal on the box? Ahh.. the fine print. Buy the way that it is listed it's pretty obvious that you could unlock it. I'd love to know why the SKU are so different. I wonder if...
  6. bobby janow

    Post Can the Google Store Pixel 5 bootloader be unlocked?

    @l7777 Yeah I wasn't sure about other vendors return policy. I've only bought from Google and VZW and they are both 15 days no exceptions. That's good to know though. Did you get lucky on your Amazon purchase or did you know it would be bl unlockable? @RBEmerson I didn't mean to suggest so I'm...
  7. bobby janow

    Post Can the Google Store Pixel 5 bootloader be unlocked?

    @xunholyx BB sells unbranded and unlockable bl devices. You just need to pay full price with no carrier discount. At least they used to when the P5 first came out. Perhaps they don't any longer. @RBEmerson Since you are returning the device this is moot but just to clarify once again for you...
  8. bobby janow

    Post Can the Google Store Pixel 5 bootloader be unlocked?

    You might be able to tell from the listings on the box. Perhaps SKU? My Google one is 1956 and the VZW one is 1986. Also my G version has the software version on the box and the V one does not. IMEI 1 and 2 are listed separately on G, together with a slash on V. There is only one way to tell...
  9. bobby janow

    Post [APP][2.2+][05 Oct. - V2.4] BetterBatteryStats

    Unfortunately no. But the 2.5-358 is still flawless.
  10. bobby janow

    Post Can the Google Store Pixel 5 bootloader be unlocked?

    @RBEmerson Just to clarify, factory unlocked means you can use it on any carrier. All Google devices, whether they are Fi, Verizon or simply Google unbranded are carrier unlocked. However, if you buy a Verizon phone from the Google store it will come with a VZW sim already in it. You can take it...
  11. bobby janow

    Post Can the Google Store Pixel 5 bootloader be unlocked?

    You can't until you actually see a screen shot of the OEM switch. Because even is someone bought it from Google store they could have bought the Verizon model and thus not unlockable. But you could have done worse, it's a great device and most people have forgone rooting and flashing these days...
  12. bobby janow

    Post Can the Google Store Pixel 5 bootloader be unlocked?

    The listing specifically says Verizon - TMobile. They also have a return policy if you bought it within 30 days. You might want to take advantage of that.
  13. bobby janow

    Post What is first 8 digit for imei pixel 5 I want genrate

    They are. This is a very unusual request to say the least.
  14. bobby janow

    Post [APP][2.2+][05 Oct. - V2.4] BetterBatteryStats

    That fixed those 2 issues for me but I cannot get past the "no stats collected" no matter what permissions I adb and fix. CPU states work and network works but summary, alarms, and partial/kernel wakelocks do not record. I unplugged, plugged back in, restarted with and without power attached to...
  15. bobby janow

    Post Can the Google Store Pixel 5 bootloader be unlocked?

    The only way is to get that OEM switch active otherwise you are SOL. Just an FYI, I have 2 Pixel 5s. One I bought at the Google store and the other was bought at a Verizon store. They are both model GD1YQ. So your model ID means nothing in relation to where the device was bought or how it's...
  16. bobby janow

    Post Windows update to ver. 20H2, Build 19042--Pixel 5 no longer recognized

    @cytherian It was worth a shot. My laptop says something different although it's basically the same I think. Mine says, "LeMobile Android Device" and under it Android composite ADB Interface. So even though I know you know these things and probably have tried each and every one I'll list them as...
  17. bobby janow

    Post Can the Google Store Pixel 5 bootloader be unlocked?

    @RBEmerson Unfortunately, unless you can determine which carrier it is on you are out of luck. If it's TM you might be able to call them and get it released and perhaps other carriers too. If it's Verizon then there is absolutely no hope to bl unlock. Are you sure the device has been paid off or...
  18. bobby janow

    Post Can the Google Store Pixel 5 bootloader be unlocked?

    @RBEmerson Where did you buy the device?
  19. bobby janow

    Post Windows update to ver. 20H2, Build 19042--Pixel 5 no longer recognized

    Nonsense. I have the same Win 10 version and everything connects the same. They are clueless and reverting might bring way more problems than you wish to deal with. It's a driver issue plain and simple. There is a .inf file that needs to be reinstalled but I'll be darned if I remember which and...
  20. bobby janow

    Post [APP][2.2+][05 Oct. - V2.4] BetterBatteryStats

    No I haven't. First one FC, second couldn't see the screen text, this one no stats.
  21. bobby janow

    Post [APP][2.2+][05 Oct. - V2.4] BetterBatteryStats

    Only way I have found is to uninstall and reinstall 2.5-358.
  22. bobby janow

    Post Can the Google Store Pixel 5 bootloader be unlocked?

    Your P5 is tied to something whether you know it or not. If you didn't buy it from Google, Fi, or another company as unlocked then it's tied to a carrier. Whether OEM unlocking is active has absolutely nothing to do with the bootloader being unlocked other than allowing it to be so. You've got...
  23. bobby janow

    Post Can the Google Store Pixel 5 bootloader be unlocked?

    The sim has nothing to do with the ability to unlock the bootloader. If you buy a Verizon device I don't care what sim you put in or if you never put in a sim, you can't unlock the bootloader. I always buy Google devices and before I turn it on I put in my Verizon sim. OEM unlock is always...
  24. bobby janow

    Post ROM ❯ PIXEL 5 ❯ OFFICIAL ❯ ProtonAOSP 11.3.3

    With Messages you can choose whether to ask every time which to send it from or have a default one. You'll see everything in the setup under "network & internet" Sim manager runs it in the background. Works great, good luck.
  25. bobby janow

    Post ROM ❯ PIXEL 5 ❯ OFFICIAL ❯ ProtonAOSP 11.3.3

    Yes I get sms on both with the Google messages app by default. If I use Signal only one is allowed I believe. On WhatsApp you can't get both but the workaround is to use business WhatsApp. Is that what you mean?
  26. bobby janow

    Thread 5G dual sim (dsds)

    Finally with the March update we have 5G with both sims enabled, the eSim and physical. No need to wait for Android 12.
  27. bobby janow

    Post ROM ❯ PIXEL 5 ❯ OFFICIAL ❯ ProtonAOSP 11.3.3

    5G DSDS works on the March update. Thanks for your effort, donation on the way.
  28. bobby janow

    Post ROM ❯ PIXEL 5 ❯ OFFICIAL ❯ ProtonAOSP 11.3.3

    That's what I mean I'm out of the loop. Last time I unlocked was on the 5X so that's at least 5 years ago. Time flies. I was under the impression that the rom automatically roots the device but from what you are saying I can just flash the rom and it stays unrooted. I do not need root. Did you...
  29. bobby janow

    Post ROM ❯ PIXEL 5 ❯ OFFICIAL ❯ ProtonAOSP 11.3.3

    Thanks for this. I have a lot of reading to do since I haven't rooted or bl unlocked in about 4 or 5 years. I need to make sure how to reenable the eSim on Verizon, backup and restore messages and apps, and basically re familiarize myself with the whole process. Bl unlock is not the issue but...
  30. bobby janow

    Post Android 12 DP1 anyone?

    Not necessarily. I just got ninja'd but the Pixel Buds are part of the system OS and not merely a bluetooth head phone. They probably didn't work on that yet since it would be internal. I'm sure DP2 will fix it.
  31. bobby janow

    Post Android 12 DP1 anyone?

    Perhaps it's just the Pixel Buds? Those are more integrated with the OS than 3rd party ones. Hey @sn0warmy did you see that dual sim now supports 5G on 12? Hoping it makes it into the March update since the commit has been merged into AOSP since November. So seems you're using it as a DD. Any...
  32. bobby janow

    Post Probleme weather information

    That happens to me occasionally perhaps once or twice a week. I keep another weather app on a far home screen for when that happens and just scroll over. It usually comes back within a few hours. If you're rooted then this might not apply.
  33. bobby janow

    Post Android 12 DP1 anyone?

    Yeah 38 is very decent. Have you tried it with 4G for comparison? I have dual sim so I only get 4G unless I temporarily disable a sim. When I test the 4G is faster. I agree, it will improve once they start rolling out mmWave.
  34. bobby janow

    Post Android 12 DP1 anyone?

    @sn0warmy Thanks, great review. Boulder 5g sucks. Denver by Lodo has the high speed one and some other areas nearby. I'm really wondering if we will get eSim + physical sim and 5G. As of now, even though there is a commit that has been merged, we only get 4G if we use both sims. It's obviously...
  35. bobby janow

    Post Android 12 DP1 anyone?

    Curious about 5G and eSim. Have you tested either?
  36. bobby janow

    Post ROM ❯ PIXEL 5 ❯ OFFICIAL ❯ ProtonAOSP 11.3.3

    Is DSDS with 5G supported on this rom? https://android-review.googlesource.com/c/device/google/redbull/+/1493217
  37. bobby janow

    Post ROM ❯ PIXEL 5 ❯ OFFICIAL ❯ ProtonAOSP 11.3.3

    How do you search a thread in this new format? I can't find a search bar for individual threads. So with that I'll ask, there was an AOSP commit that was merged on November 11th that allowed 5G if you have dual sims. Stock does not allow it yet. Does this rom? TIA
  38. bobby janow

    Post Unlocking Pixel 5 for Verizon

    mmwave support is in all Pixel 5s sold in the US. No need to get a VZW branded device for any reason other than deals, rebates and paying it off over 24 months without further credit checks.
  39. bobby janow

    Post Pixel 5 on Verizon help with warranty

    Try getting a replacement from Verizon. Tell them your charge port is not working properly. They should send you a replacement under warranty, no charge and overnight it. As for battery issues there are a few battery threads around. Most of them recommend you install BBS and monitor activity...
  40. bobby janow

    Post Pixel 5 on Verizon help with warranty

    What are your charge port issues?
  41. bobby janow

    Post Google Play System Update issue (U.S. T-Mobile)

    The only thing I can think of is that it's a staged rollout and a random one at that. I update my phone's apps more often than she does so I figured that might be it and then forgot about it. A month later it popped up. I believe the monthlies are way more critical and those come at the same time.
  42. bobby janow

    Post Google Play System Update issue (U.S. T-Mobile)

    Same thing happens to me but in reverse. My wife P5 gets it and then about a month later I get it on my P5. I don't really think about it since it really doesn't affect anything. Is there a reason you feel you need it?
  43. bobby janow

    Post Pixel 5 having just one IMEI code blacklisted ?

    Bad choice. Find another deal.
  44. bobby janow

    Post PSA: Unlocked Pixel 5 compatibility on Verizon - good news

    Every single Pixel 5 sold in the US will connect to Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband. When you say unlocked do you mean bootloader unlocked or carrier unlocked? If you bought a Verizon or carrier locked P5 at BB then no matter what you do you cannot bootloader unlock. So you probably got an unlocked...
  45. bobby janow

    Post No one talking about battery life?

    Let's make it easy.. lol https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/screen-on-time.4152659/
  46. bobby janow

    Post Brand New Pixel 5, battery seems awful

    That was always one of the things that bugged me and drained my battery. Awake with screen off under summary. I sometimes had a hard time determining what was doing it but digging down into BBS usually showed me. You can always get a log file as per the OP and submit it in the forum. They are...
  47. bobby janow

    Post Brand New Pixel 5, battery seems awful

    Install BBS https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/app-2-2-05-oct-v2-4-betterbatterystats.1179809/ paying special attention to post #4 installing on an unrooted device. You'll need those permissions. Then run it and check it overnight and during the day for alarms, partial wakelocks, network and...
  48. bobby janow

    Post assembly problem: gap between screen and case

    That's not really so. Lots of people care about the gap and have sent their phones back like you did. Some might have gotten deals with headphones and decided to get a case and forget about it. But I for one would never have kept a device with an obvious flaw no matter what any snake oil...
  49. bobby janow

    Post Issues with Google Messages app on Pixel 5!

    You have the option I believe to either restore all messages or not. But one easy thing you can try is to backup all your messages, they have a free 3rd party app, then delete all of them and try GM again to see if it fixes your issue. There might be one message improperly formatted or something...