I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-S959G for Tracfone and can't add a new apn?


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  1. sbzahn

    sbzahn New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am trying to edit or add a new apn to convert my galaxy s2 SGH-S959G into a straight talk apn. I know the apn settings, but it wont allow me to change or add them. I even downloaded apn backup and restore, deleted the apn, and the only option thereafter was to restore the default apn. when I go into the apn, it is grayed out and won't let me change anything.

    I feel so dumb....I am awesome at dealing with gadgets, and I just can't figure this one out.

    Do I need to unlock or jailbreak it? It makes calls and texts and works on wifi, but when I'm not in a wifi zone, I cannot use mms or web.

    Please help me. I know this might be a hard one, as I cannot find ANYTHING on this subject..... am I just doomed?

    again this is the tracfone model SGH-S959G not the straight talk model. I want to USE my straighttalk service with it.
     

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  2. ptcoll

    ptcoll New Member

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    You do not have to change the APN to use Straight Talk as your service provider. I have the Tracfone version of the same phone and it was purchased from Straight Talk. If you want another provider you will have to root the phone and unlock it.
     
  3. tinaarina

    tinaarina New Member

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    I am having the same problem everything is greyed out and I cannot get menu to
    pop up on bottom of page of APN then of edit access point page to make changes.I can not get edit or add new APN info. Yes you do have to change theAPN to use Straight Talk I just hung up from talking with them.I do have new APN settings for my Samsung Galaxy Sll SGH-S959G.Can anyone help me with my problem?
     
  4. Digital Controller

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    If you have that version it should already be on Straight Talk as it's the Straight Talk version of the S2.

    Otherwise you might need to unlock the device to edit the APN settings.
     
  5. tinaarina

    tinaarina New Member

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    HI, i HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM AND MY PHONE IS UNLOCKED IT IS SUPPOSE TO BE
    STRAIGHT TALK. I HAVE SPOKEN WITH STRAIGHT TALK BUT THEY DID ALL THEY COULD.I HAVE NEW SETTINGS BUT LIKE YOU SAID ITS GREY NO MENU COMES UP
    TO ADD OR EDIT.DO YOU HAVE AN ANSWER ?THIS IS SO FRUSTRATING PLEASE
    SOMEONE HELP.
     
  6. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator Guide

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    I know there is a mod floating around to be able to edit the APN settings, requires you to change some system settings....
     
  7. talmadge

    talmadge New Member

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    what kind of mod? can you provide a link ? I have been pulling my hair out trying to figure this out. also do I need to root the device? galaxy s2sgh-959
     

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