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AT&T Galaxy S4 SGH-I337 OTA Update to Lollipop

Woke up this morning to Lollipop, so its official AT&T has finally started pushing out the highly-anticipated Android 5.0 Lollipop Over-The-Air (OTA) update for Galaxy S4

Now its time for me to find a method to root and enable some features such as Wifi Tethering

Tech Info:

  • Model SAMSUNG-SGH-I337
  • Android Ver: 5.0.1
  • Baseband Ver: I337UCUGOC3
  • Kernel Ver: 3.4.0-4408911
  • Build Number: LRX22C.I337UCUGOC3

Galaxy S4: No Sim Card Error, Please Reboot

For several months now I have been dealing with an issue where my phone reports that my sim card was removed and prompts me to reboot the device. As you can guess this is very annoying as I am unable to receive SMS and Phone calls and there is no warning other than when I go to look at my phone screen to see this message displayed.

I worked with my phone provider AT&T who later told me to replace my SIM card and reset my phone. I did just that with no success.

After calling Samsung they  told me that couldn’t work with me on the issue and that I needed to deal with AT&T.

I’ve even gone the down the road of rooting the device and installing a custom firmware; No dice, the issue still exists, so I went back to stock.

I had a friend who also uses AT&T use her SIM in my phone and guess what  *****BAM**** same thing.  At this point I am convinced this has something to do with my Samsung Galaxy S4 and the fact that it get’s very hot at times and something internal is damaged.
Model: SAMSUNG-SGH-I337

Android Version: 4.2.2

Baseband Version: I337UCUAMDL

 

Sorry, I don’t have a solution / fix for this problem just posting about it  #venting

Text-to-911

There are situations where the ability to speak is not an option. In the past it was very problematic for those who are deaf or have had some type of accident rending their ability to speak impossible.

Even worse — What if you were hiding away from an attacker and needed help?

Now you can get help via a text (sms) message.

The providers supporting the service include AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless.

However there is a small drawback;  Call centers will not have the ability to triangulate your location the same way they can with a phone call.

Here is some more info right form the FCC’s Website

Text-to-911 is the ability to send a text message to reach 911 emergency call takers from your mobile phone or device.

In the future, text-to-911 will be widely available in the United States. However, for now, the ability to contact 911 using text is only available on a limited basis in a few markets. For this reason, you should not rely on text to reach 911.

On January 30, 2014, the Commission adopted a Policy Statement and 2nd FNPRM stating the goal that all wireless telephone companies and providers of interconnected text messaging services should enable consumers to send text messages to 911. The Commission encouraged industry-developed solutions to achieve this goal, and proposed rules that would require all covered text providers to support text-to-911 by December 31, 2014. (See also: Best Practices for Implementing Text-to-911:www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/best-practices-implementing-text-911.)

How to Contact 911

IMPORTANT! If you use a wireless phone or other type of mobile device, make sure to do the following in an emergency:

  • Always contact 911 by making a voice call, if you can.
  • If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability, use a TTY or a telecommunications relay service, if possible.
  • Remember – in most cases now, you cannot reach 911 by sending a text message.

Bounce-Back Messages

The FCC has rules to help keep consumers safe during the transition to text-to-911. These rules are intended to minimize the risk if consumers attempt to send text messages to 911 where the service is not available. Specifically, beginning September 30, 2013, all wireless telephone companies and certain other text messaging providers are required by the FCC to send an automatic “bounce-back” message to any consumer who tries to send a text message to 911 where this service is not yet available.

  • Consumers who receive this “bounce-back” message will be advised to contact emergency services by another means, such as by making a voice call or using a telecommunications relay service (the latter for consumers who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability).
  • The nation’s four largest wireless telephone companies – AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon – have agreed to voluntarily begin sending these “bounce back” text messages across their networks as of June 30, 2013, a few months earlier than the September 2013 deadline established by the FCC’s rules.

When Will Text-to-911 Become Widely Available?

  • In a Policy Statement adopted January 30, 2014, the Commission expressed its belief that every wireless carrier and every provider that enables a consumer to send text messages to telephone numbers should support text-to-911 capabilities.
  • In an agreement with NENA and APCO, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon have voluntarily committed to provide text-to-911 service by May 15, 2014 in all areas served by their networks where a 911 call center is prepared to receive texts.
  • The Commission encourages wireless providers and interconnected text providers that are not parties to the Carrier-NENA-APCO Agreement to work with the public safety community to develop similar commitments to support text-to-911 in a timely manner, so that all consumers will be assured access to text-to-911 regardless of what text provider they choose. The Commission has also proposed rules that would require all covered text providers to support text-to-911 by December 31, 2014.
  • The Commission has encouraged 911 call centers to begin accepting texts as text providers develop text-to-911 capability. It is up to each 911 call center to decide whether and when to begin accepting texts. Some call centers have started to accept text messages already. We expect that others will do so and that text-to-911 will become available in more areas over time.
  • Nevertheless, even where text-to-911 is available, consumers should continue to contact 911 by making a voice call if they can, and use text only if voice is not a feasible or safe option.

Status of Text-to-911 Deployments

Wireless Carrriers’ Voluntary Commitment to Accelerate Text-to-911 Services

Commission Text-to-911 Documents

For More Information

To learn more about FCC programs to promote access to telecommunications services for people with disabilities, visit the FCC’s Disability Rights Office website.

For information about other communications issues, visit the FCC’s Consumer website, or contact the FCC’s Consumer Center by calling 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY; faxing 1-866-418-0232; or writing to:

Federal Communications Commission
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Inquiries and Complaints Division
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554

AT&T LTE PTA APN Setting

Ok just jumped into yet another custom rom. And silly me; I misplaced my notes on my factory APN Settings. That’s ok, because I am going to put them here for future reference.

Here are the settings; simple and to the point:

4G LTE PTA/HSPA+:
Name: PTA
APN: pta
MMSC: http://mmsc.mobile.att.net
MMS Proxy: proxy.mobile.att.net
MMS port: 80
MCC: 310
MNC: 410
Auth: none
APN type: default,mms,supl,hipri

HSPA+:
Name: AT&T
APN: wap.cingular
Username:WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM
Password:CINGULAR1
MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
MMS Proxy: wireless.cingular.com
MMS Port: 80
MCC:310
MNC:410
APN type: default,supl,mms

*note* HSPA+ (aka H+) will save you on battery life where 4G/LTE will burn baby burn

 

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How to Unroot and Go Stock: Galaxy S4 AT&T

In previous posts I have gone over rooting the AT&T model of the Galaxy S4. Now it’s time to go over unrooting and going back to stock.

I recently installed ClockworkMod Recovery so that I could install CyanogenMod 10. After a few days I found myself missing some of the stock features; mainly the way the camera works with the stock Samsung / AT&T Firmware.

Here are steps I’ve done to make this possible:

  1. Power off your Galaxy S4
  2. Now hold down volume down, center button (home) and the power button together. This should take you to a warning screen. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. At this screen press volume up to continue; now you should be in the download mode
  4. Connect your USB cable to the Galaxy S4 and your computer
  5. Run the ODIN program; you will see a highlighted yellow box indicating your COM connection to the phone.

  6. Select the stock firmware; File should end with “tar.md5”
  7. In ODIN, select PDA to browse to the stock firmware file “*tar.md5”
  8. Click Start; you will now be in the process of installing the stock firmware for the Galaxy S4
  9. When completed you will see “PASS!” on the screen; your Galaxy S4 will restart.

  10. If you hit a message such as “Firmware Error”, just start the process over again.
  11. Once all has worked you should see the factory splash logo on screen.
  12. Power off the phone and do a factory reset.

How to do a factory reset of the Galaxy S4:

  1. Power off the Galaxy S4
  2. Hold the volume up, center button (home) and power buttons together; the phone will boot
  3. Once you see a logo on screen; keep holding down the volume up and center button (home) and let go of the power button
  4. In the recovery mode, choose “wipe data/factory reset” – this will take a few seconds
  5. Once this has completed; choose the option to reboot system; you are now back to stock.

Resources you may need:

  1. U.S. Galaxy S4 Stock Firmwares:
    I337UCUAMDB_I337ATTAMDB_ATT.zip
    key: Jj5hlQkz-Ip1gt3w7ET5MCYxyepRIZViC229JNDr77Y

    I337UCUAMDL_I337ATTAMDL_ATT.zip
    key: Q3uDcxXbgMmlyIu1CyW2dEQ-Bnxp7RJBqfz9YjlN5jw
  2. ODIN
    key: 
    B033ByaFT8xaRIzqJ2uNYD9Ky28pjMCdbVNBokJP_aU
  3. SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones
    Key: YZXUVGUg8YsxUfycfatSmTelodIa_6n8WAthQHj0OOs

Other Links:

  1. motochopper
    key: 
    XuUjDE5seaKP7iP5pp-0DDW2VYFXbHIllpLsrLwfHjQ

Links above provided by MEGA cloud storage service.

For other firmwares: http://galaxys4root.com/galaxy-s4-stock-firmware/

 

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