Support A few questions, and, yes, I've tried searching

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JeepsOLot, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. JeepsOLot

    JeepsOLot Active Member
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    This is on an Atrix 2, unlocked, on Walmart Family Mobile (T-Mobile).

    1. How do I get rid of the "Entitlement Check Failed" message? I would think I would have come up with this by searching, but, I haven't, maybe I'm not entering the right keywords.

    2. I know that T-Mobile's 3G/4G band is different then AT&T's and that's why the Atrix 2 doesn't have those bands and defaults to "E". What happens every now and then, and just happened today for about 5 mins, is, for some weird reason, it goes to 4G. I know it was really 4G, because it was fast as all get-out while it said it was on 4G. Is the phone having a brain fart, and thinks it's an ATT phone and switching to their network for a min or so?

    3. Rather basic, but, can't exactly find it, what is the difference between blue bars, white bars, and blue/white radius indicators (the ones above and just to the right of the "4G/E" indicator).

    I think that is it for right now. If this stuff is posted else where, please let me know, and I'm sorry.

    Jerry
     

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  2. JeepsOLot

    JeepsOLot Active Member
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    I can't believe no one can help me with any of this, really?

    Jerry
     
  3. TVCCS

    TVCCS Well-Known Member
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    Just ran across this...here are your likely answers:

    1) To get rid of the entitlement check your phone has to be rooted and the entitlement check value in the phone's configuration needs to be set to either 0 or disabled instead of 1. There may be other lines that should be modified as well for full functionality of tethering, lapdocks and hotspots. Do a Google search on "atrix 2 entitlement check" and you will see a lot of threads on this...mostly at XDA.

    2) T-Mobile is refarming some of their old 850mhz spectrum to 1900mhz, and when a T-Mobile SIM sees that it will show as 4G. However that service is only available in limited areas, mostly in major metros, although T-Mobile is expanding it as fast as they can. However, most AT&T 4G phones will rarely see 4G service from T-Mobile for some time to come.

    Hope that helps.
     
  4. macgiobuin

    macgiobuin Well-Known Member
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    The bar colors denote 3G or 4G or some other badn, I believe.
     

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