Regarding the 2.3.6 Update & MetroPCS (Solved)


Last Updated: 2012-08-19 14:08:42
  1. GTK313

    GTK313 Well-Known Member

    :mad: I know how frustrating it could be and I totally understand you (I have been trying it more than 100+ times). :mad:

    Try it one more time and do the QPST before the Network APP
    Uninstall the Network app do the QPST and than install it again and see what happens.

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  2. GTK313

    GTK313 Well-Known Member

    any changes with QPST are not altered or modified by the re flash of the OS
  3. GTK313

    GTK313 Well-Known Member

    In the Wireless & networks-->Mobile networks: Check 3G data & Data roaming
  4. GTK313

    GTK313 Well-Known Member

    Let me ask you guys a question. What was the original (first) network type displayed in the Network App before changing it.

    I was trying the app and did not pay attention when I was trying to rotate between the network selection (I did not even expect that this will fix my data connection!)
  5. oscarher4

    oscarher4 Member

    In the 'Network' app i dont remember but now that i am looking at it, the ping IpAddrs: is empty, from the Network app; it has nothing maybe thats why it wont work
  6. GTK313

    GTK313 Well-Known Member

    Although the change that triggered the 3g network was GSM/CDMA auto(PRL) it is now changed to (Unknown) and refuses to change back, but still the 3G Data Network is still active.
  7. oscarher4

    oscarher4 Member

    Do you think we still have a chance in fixing the data
  8. SpawnHyuuga

    SpawnHyuuga Well-Known Member

    I'll reflash 2.3.6 tomorrow, and repeat the steps posting my results. I have a Titanium Backup of my 2.3.4 apps and data, so maybe I can go back. Otherwise, I'll try to exchange with METROPCS. My last option would be switching carriers, which is something I've been considering.

    Am I the only one who upon dragging down the Notification Bar it says my Network /Provider is 'Home'?
  9. oscarher4

    oscarher4 Member

    Mine also says home but what's weird is that in the setting under phone status it says mobkle network state disconnected..
    Changing carrier sounds good but which one and will tha anable the market, internet, and tethering.
  10. SpawnHyuuga

    SpawnHyuuga Well-Known Member

    Here's the Straight up and Up:
    If you're switching carriers, and you get an Android phone, it will have the market.
    All Androids require a data plan, so internet will be there, too. Tethering is either a violation of the ToS on any network, /or/ they charge for the ability.
  11. gelige

    gelige Well-Known Member

    I tried this update during the slower moment watching football on TV, and something is going goofy about the market app. Had to be the football game. :(:confused:
  12. SpawnHyuuga

    SpawnHyuuga Well-Known Member

    Did you read the whole thread? It has a temporary market fix.
  13. gelige

    gelige Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I read the thread, but with one eye on football. 90% its my bad, so more I'm warning if you do this, pay attention, instead of doing it with only half of your attention.
  14. oscarher4

    oscarher4 Member

    For everyone that updated their Samsung Admire to 2.3.6 and it messed up the data..

    Okay so i finally fix my phone. I have the new update you guys 2.3.6 and i am just going to say that i am complete new at this. I dont exactly now what i did but i follow GT313, and now i have full internet access with mms.
    the only thing i did difference is that..
    in the M.IP tab change the mobile ip behavior to: simple IP only
    then i ran the Network app from the this forum set it to CDMA auto (PRL) and ran it and done. You get your internet with market and full mms

    Ps; you do not need to root your phone all the apps were download from here
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  15. SpawnHyuuga

    SpawnHyuuga Well-Known Member

    Oscar.... thank you, bro. You just fixed my phone. :D Many thanks to GTK as well, because 2.3.6 is a MAJOR improvement over 2.3.4. I still find it hilarious that neither Metro nor Samsung can give up this upgrade, and yet now we have two amateur (I apologize if this offends you, I can select a different word if you'd like) programmers/users fix the damn settings so that we can have the upgrade! :D

    Also Gelige, I'm sorry if I came across as rude. I didn't have much room to talk since I was in the Data/MMS boat, so I'm really sorry about that.

    EDIT: With this fix it also appears that you no longer need Market Enabler. What about the other apps? I'd personally like to Factory Reset to 2.3.6 again, and start populating my phone with my old apps, but I need to know the apps I have to keep and such.
  16. AaronEmoBoi

    AaronEmoBoi Well-Known Member

    You guys are saying turn on 3g networks and stuff what if i dont live in a 3g network? Would i be able to do this?
  17. SpawnHyuuga

    SpawnHyuuga Well-Known Member

    I don't live in a 3G area either, Aaron. When I did all of the steps listed above, AND I did what Oscar suggested, I got my 1X back. No worries!

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    Gentlemen, thanks again. If you can solve a few minor bugs/issues - you've done for us what Metro and Samsung haven't. Thanks again!
  18. GTK313

    GTK313 Well-Known Member

    :) to be honest with you this is the first time for me to play around with cellphone technology, so yes I am amateur at this and hope that this experience will help me improve on the Mobile skills.

    The other apps (which could be found here) are not deodexed which mean we can't just copy them to the 2.3.6 (it has some relation to other files for security and speeding up boot process).

    The post solving the MMS problem has links to videos and tutorial on how to deodexed any app just make sure you have to place the "framework" folder in the same folder the app you're trying to deodexed (that was the only way I was able to avoid java errors.)

    I am not sure if there is a deodexed apps for mertoPCS, or if they will work with our phone.
  19. SpawnHyuuga

    SpawnHyuuga Well-Known Member

    Data Working: CHECK
    MMS Receive: CHECK
    MMS Sending: I have to check this in a bit...

    This seems to be fully functional now. Do we have to keep the "Network" or "APN Shortcut" apps now?
  20. GTK313

    GTK313 Well-Known Member

    for the network I did not have to re-install it even after re-flashing the phone... I just have to do it once.

    APN Shortcut is just a short cut to the APN system setting, there is no need for it unless you decide to re-flash the phone (when you re-flash the phones the apps are not removed )
  21. MatrixCodeNeo

    MatrixCodeNeo New Member

    OMG!! Dude,, THANKS to you I just UNBRICKED my Metro Admire!!!lol... it started out so innocent ,,, ya right,, just wanted to get rid of the bloatware ,, who knew taking out the stock calender would BRicK my phone. glad that's over, I've tried non stop for 2 weeks to fix this, I TRUELY Appreciate all your work on the codeing you have done, I now have an awsome phone that runs BETTER than it did out of the box! oh and it's really nice that i don't have to unlock my phone to turn off the alarm!!lol
  22. gelige

    gelige Well-Known Member

    Be Careful


    I did something wrong in following the directions, and now,
    my phone is no longer restarting. Its taking a really long time, on the same Samsung boot images
  23. GTK313

    GTK313 Well-Known Member

    I really glad that it worked for you MatrixCodeNeo
  24. GTK313

    GTK313 Well-Known Member

    If the Samsung boot image is taking to long to boot than you have a boot loop (this happens if the boot check is missing something, in our case deleting Mms.apk without deleting Mms.odex)

    To solve your problem you have to re-flash your phone again with the 2.3.6 update and make sure to delete both files for the MMS.

    to re-flash the phone turn off the phone, plug in the USB and keep holding the camera button, when the Odin Recovery Mode comes up press "Volume Up" and run the 2.3.6 Update.
  25. gyclark

    gyclark Member

    Got Data to work!!! done it several times now and this time it worked.. The only thing different was changing ip behavior.. Thanks to both of you guys for everything!! Now for Market and MMS...
    edit: Market works... Slowly without wifi though. For some reason when I set my provider to TMOBILE it wouldn't work.. So I faked to Verizon and now the market works..
    did everything for mms again .. Still doesn't work.. When I went to system/app there was no mms.odex file.. i just deleted the .apk
    I'm so close and don't want to give up... I copied the mms.apk to app folder then the etc folder and build.prop to system and downloaded apn.. reset it and still not able to send or receive... is there something I did wrong?

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