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Rooting T-Mobile Samsung a14 5G?
These phones come absolutely full of garbage software I want off them. I didn’t ask for facebook and when I found out there was Microsoft stuff there - blech. I can’t remove a lot of garbage, unfortunately, because I don’t have actual access to control my own phone that I bought and paid for (why, Samsung, why must you be so Apple-like). Some googling shows that to remove that stuff I need root access (I know what this means, I’m a linux user). To get root, I apparently need to unlock my bootloader. XDA Devs says I need to allow OEM unlocking - but this option has been totally removed by T-Mobile. No problem. Downgrading the OS by fooling the system clock is supposed to be possible - but, no, that was removed too. I talked to Samsung and they couldn’t help me, but said I should talk to my carrier, so here I am. How can I get OEM unlock working?
Native Visual Voicemail not working on my brand new Unlocked Pixel 6a phone
I just bought a new Unlocked Pixel 6a phone and my native Visual Voicemail is not working. My Unlocked Pixel 3a native Visual Voicemail worked fine for 3 years and it still works fine as I’ve given this phone to my brother who has the same T-Mobile plan.I’ve talked to T-Mobile support and so far they haven’t been able to figure out why it’s not working. It appears (see pics) that it’s trying to activate, but never does.Using the T-Mobile Visual Voicemail App is NOT an option… it is not the same and it doesn’t transcribe the voicemail to text. If this issue can’t be resolved I’ll be forced to change carriers.
trouble sending text
I have one apple phone number that my text messages won’t go through, other apple phones I have no problem. It spins for a bit then closes the messaging app. When I keep trying, it says, messages keeps stopping/ app info or close app I can receive messages from this phone or call the number, I just can’t send texts. I’ve restarted it numerous times, turned airplane mode on and off, cleared cache. Any ideas? I have the Samsung Galaxy J7 Star. ThanksDianne
Payoff Phones ISSUES
Shows on my T-Mobile account, that we owe another year on our phones, during a “PROMOTION”. It says we owe “xxxxxxxxx”; however, no place online will allow me to pay it here; sooooo, I call 611 on a Saturday, and receive the usual Out of Country”assistance”. To make this short, they would not allow me to payoff my phones, and account, because of the promotion. Wonder if I could pay them off, if I sent “NO Payments”???…………………………….
Best Cell Phone under $200
I currently have a TCL 10. Been a good phone but the battery is growing old. I take an occasional photo - it does well (three lenses). Like the zoom in - zoom out capability. Mostly used for calendar, texting, e-mail, internet and an occasional phone call. Looking for a large phone with good battery life and high res screen. Definitely want finger print port. Must be Android.Keep waiting (hoping) for a good deal from T-Mobile but have to get a new line to get anything from them.Any suggestions? OrcasDoug
LG V60 MMS won't send on wifi
Is it normal to have no APN selected? This is what is default when I enter the APN settings.Recently, I haven’t been able to send any MMS messages while connected to wifi, whether it is my home wifi or wifi at work (or any other place for that matter). SMS and other things work; MMS works when I’m not connected to wifi. I have tried configuring APN settings manually but nothing online that I have seen has worked for me. I am currently back on default settings but still can’t figure out how to get my MMS to work while I am connected to wifi. MMS had not been working in the past initially, but I changed to a new messaging app (Google Messages) and MMS had been working fine for a while on wifi, before not working again recently.
Android Voice Mail
We transferred our phones from another carrier to T-Mobile a couple weeks ago. We brought our Android phones (and numbers) with us. We have been unable to access voice mail since then. Before, we would just press and hold "1" for a moment, and it would bring up the voice mail menu. Doing that now causes the phone to dial *86, but then I get the message that "this call cannot be completed as dialed." I know I've gotten voice mail messages, because I've gotten text messages that are an attempted transcript of the message. These messages invite me to dial a phone number (469 area code) to listen to the full message, but it's a different phone number every time. Also, it's not a voice mail account or menu -- I can just listen to that one message, then choose what to do with it, but as soon as I delete the message, the service hangs up on me -- I can't do anything else. What am I missing?
How can I stop TMobile from installing crapware?
I just got my OnePlus 10Pro finally updated to Android 13 this week, and found a few extra T-Mobile bloatware apps on my phone, like AppSelector, Device Manager, Global Search, Kid Space, T-Mobile Diagnostics, T-Mobile Play, and (worst of all) MCM Client.These are all things I don’t need, and am not able to uninstall them. I can’t even disable most of them. I can force stop them, but many of them come back.Today, I got a notification from MCM Client that it had installed TikTok on my phone. I guess it’s good that I was told that T-Mobile installed a major security risk on my phone, and I need this to stop.How can I get this crap off of my phone and be the only person who has control over my phone? T-Mobile is going to have to pay me an enormous amount of money for me to go along with this. Unfortunately, I got this phone on a payment plan, and I will never, ever do that again. It’s not worth the sacrifice of security and privacy.So, how do we get this stopped?
How to make wired headphones to work properly with Android phone calls?
Headphones work fine for listening songs (e.g., youtube). However, headphones leak sound when used with visual voicemail and with calls (including app calls), even when volume is set to minimum. I tried using a few different headphones. My phone is Samsung. Why is this happening and did anyone find a solution? Is it Android 13 issue or Samsung issue?
Reduce the number of rings before it goes to voicemail
Hi- I’m trying to reduce the time/ number of rings before it goes to voice mail. Right now it rings 15 seconds. (There are other related answers on this post, but they are about extending the time before the voicemail answers). Thanks for your help with this!
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