Former Writer · Dec 15, 2012 at 03:00 pm

Remove Non-Verizon SIM Message and Get APN Data on VZW Galaxy Note II

Not long ago, great news came to Verizon Galaxy Note II owners that the Verizon Note II has had its bootloader unlocked. Now that developers can transfer some of the really cool stuff brought over to the Note II, they are doing just that. However, even before unlock, the Verizon Note II was a world phone capable of running on GSM and CDMA networks. The only issue? When on a GSM network, only phone calls and texts work. Now, there is a mod to make data work too.

XDA Forum Member joderme has released a method that gets data working when on a GSM network. XDA Recognized Developers adrynalyne and imnuts also gave a helping hand in the mod. In addition to making data work on GSM networks, the process will also get rid of the annoying error message about the SIM card not being from Verizon.

There are two ways to apply the mod. The manual way is to pull the apns-conf.xml, add the carrier data, put it back, and change permissions. Then you should be able to set it to that carrier and allow you to access data. The simpler way is a flashable zip that adrynalyne released, which allows users to edit these settings without pulling any files. There is also talk by imnuts of making a all-in-one APN file that works for all major networks. That is still a work in progress, but if it works, then users would just need to add that file and be done.

For the full details, check out the original thread.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!

Former Writer

Former Writer is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. View Former Writer's posts and articles here.
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Jul 30, 2015 at 02:04 pm · 3 comments

What Do You Think About Fingerprint Scanners?

More and more phones are featuring fingerprint scanners, and with many promising developments and it being natively supported on Android M, we can soon expect to see them on smartphones everywhere. If done right, it is a useful feature that allows for quick unlocking and authorization. There are concerns regarding security, but nonetheless the industry seems to be embracing it with open arms. What do you think?

DISCUSS
Aamir Siddiqui · Jul 30, 2015 at 01:20 pm · no comments

What’s Next for Samsung and Its Flagships?

If we were to say that the Galaxy S6 was a leap of faith made by Samsung, we wouldn't be too wrong. After all, the device marked a definite change in how Samsung perceived the market and its own place in it, as it stood amongst the signs of decline which started with the critical reception of the Galaxy S5. To recap, the Samsung Galaxy S5 was criticized heavily for feeling more like a toy, rather than a premium flagship...

XDA NEWS
Eric Hulse · Jul 30, 2015 at 12:24 pm · 2 comments

The Ultimate Showcase of dBrand Skins

In the search for ways to protect, accessorize, and personalize; a user has many options. One could choose a case, a “skin”, “armor”, or “wraps.” In fact, the global mobile accessory market is poised to reach a high of $62 Billion in 2017. dBrand is one of the more creative and friendly vinyl skin manufacturers around. In hopes of sharing what they can offer, our friends at dBrand sent us over some skins to have a look at. They offer...

XDA NEWS