[MOD][ROOT] VZW GN2 GSM Unlock - Add APN Data - Remove Non-Verizon SIM Message

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pdrayton

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Uinstall apn editor package?

I flashed the apn editor package, and now have the "settings has stopped" error when opening system settings.

I tried wiping cache and dalvik and rebooting, still no settings.

Is there a way to remove this apn editor update package? Titanium backup? Or reflash my rom backup?

UPDATE: Titanium backup couldn't do it. So I found the original secsettings.apk on my phone. I deleted the existing secsettings.apk in the apneditor.zip file and replaced it with my original secsettings.apk, and reflashed the zip. Settings restored.

No point me posting the modified zip here since it is a custom rom - N3BULA, so I think it will only work with this rom.
 
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jfin79

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have read and read i am having issues now since the sim message is generated by tbe system ui i cant kill this is in the verizon note 2 when i install the sim it force closes everything any thoughts would be great.I edited the apn file etc just giving me problems thanks everyone.
 

kennethbass

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Does anyone know if these techniques will work on the Verizon HTC One M7??? I have been trying so many different options for weeks to unlock the apn settings on my m7 with no luck! If anyone has the answer or can direct me to the correct post I would greatly appreciate it!
 

Sands207

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Ok, I have confirmed this to work, and works well with imnut's mod to remove the sim warning.

http://www.mediafire.com/?wqmad2ypgsyd75z

This enables the apn editor under settings.

Go to Settings, More Settings, Mobile Networks, Access Point Names, menu button.

This is a flashable mod! :D

Screenshot_2012-12-11-22-51-29.png



Note to rom devs: Feel free to use this, but give credit where due. Trust me, I will know if you kang it ;)
Would this possibly work on the Moto E 2015? I cannot add or edit any APN settings in CM 12.1
 

HARI619

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Hai ,
'No options to add new apn'
I have recently purchased HTC ONE M7 from ebay, Network is showing and I can use phone for calling . But not able to use internet. No options to add new apn.i
had tried using different operators , reset the phone. Still not working and not showing to add new apn.
Any one please help , Thanks
 

GNT01

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Hi guys
Does anybody knows an alternative way to unlock gsm on the VGN2 with 4.4.2?
 

creamdotcom

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Well deleting the setup wizard app through Titanium Backup stopped the Verizon sim card notification and I just been adding a picture to my messages to send texts. I guess it's like a signiture until I find a fix.
 

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    Overview:
    There are a number of threads out there discussing if the VZW GN2 is carrier unlocked and what methods work, etc and I am creating this thread to pull it all together.

    First and foremost, the VZW GN2 comes SIM unlocked out of the box. It is global ready and you can technically put in any SIM (assuming it is active) and not need an unlock code or the unlock method you have seen in other posts (AT&T or T-Mobile variants). This includes domestic carriers such as AT&T and T-mobile. Also voice should work without any changes, however, data will not work unless you add APN data.

    Verizon chose to only put their APN data on the phone and block the ability to add APN data via settings. Most likely so you use their global services to make more $$$.

    How to add APN data:
    In order to get data working you have to add carrier specific data to the apns-conf.xml file. While you may have been able to do this is in the past on other devices under settings, VZW has blocked this.

    Method 1:
    See Adrynalyne's post below (Post #2) for a flashable mod (via custom recovery) that will enable the Add APN menu by removing Verizon's block. (For deodexed roms only)

    Method 2:
    1. Ensure your phone is rooted
    2. adb pull /system/etc/apns-conf.xml
    3. Add the carrier data to apns-conf.xml with your favorite text/xml editor and save
    4. adb push your modified apn-conf.xml file back to /sdcard/
    5. Copy this file back to /system/etc/ and change permissions (I use root explorer)
    6. Power down and change your SIM card (AT&T, T-mobile, whatever) if you hadn't already done so
    7. Power back on and go to Settings -> More Settings -> Mobile Networks -> Access Point Names (if done properly you should see the APN data you entered for your respective carrier).
    8. Select one of the APN listings and then you should have working data
    9. Profit

    VZW & AT&T APN Settings:
    A working example so you can see how I added additional lines at the beginning for AT&T 3G/HSDPA+/Tether/MMS
    http://pastebin.com/ms7a07sE

    Removing the Non-Verizon SIM message :
    This will occur on roms that include Samsung's Setup Wizard (including stock) - all others can ignore

    Method 1:
    - Freeze "Setup wizard 1.0" in Titanium Backup

    Method 2:
    See imnuts' post below (Post #4) regarding replacing a file (for deodexed roms only)​

    Credits:
    Adrynalyne: Removing VZW's lame Add APN block
    GermanGuy: AT&T APN data
    GitNick: Helping me tinker around and finding the secret menus
    imnuts: Removing non-VZW SIM nag and APN list from international GN2
    thevsg: Testing SinTel sim to confirm unlock with foreign carrier

    NOTE: I am not responsible for any issues caused by tinkering around with this due to the nature of root and messing with /system. Use this at your own risk and ask someone if you have any question before doing something that may mess up your device.
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    Ok, I have confirmed this to work, and works well with imnut's mod to remove the sim warning.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?wqmad2ypgsyd75z

    This enables the apn editor under settings.

    Go to Settings, More Settings, Mobile Networks, Access Point Names, menu button.

    This is a flashable mod! :D

    Screenshot_2012-12-11-22-51-29.png



    Note to rom devs: Feel free to use this, but give credit where due. Trust me, I will know if you kang it ;)
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    If anyone is interested, I combined the International Note 2 (N7100), AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon apns-conf.xml file to create what is hopefully a fairly complete APNs list. Not saying it will work for your carrier, or that it works at all (remember, I don't have a device yet ;)), but people can use it if they wish. I put it on Pastebin for everyone's viewing pleasure and you can get it here.
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    I hate double posting, but if people also want to get rid of the annoying ongoing notification when using a non-VZW SIM card, I've found the culprit and fixed it. Download this apk for a deodexed ROM and replace the original in /system/app/, then reboot. Make sure that /system is mounted as read/write before copy/pasting, and also that you're on a deodexed ROM. After copying it over, reboot and you shouldn't have the ongoing notification anymore.
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    Thanks for your work. I flashed it in recovery. However, under Mobile Network when I hit menu, my only option is reset to default just like before. I'm on Beans V2 ROM. Any help will be appreciated.

    Total derpage on my part.


    Here you go. I also updated original post.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?wqmad2ypgsyd75z