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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rjglenn, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. rjglenn

    rjglenn Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I have found an alternative method of editing the APN settings. I never was able to get offline APN editor to actually change the APN.

    What's needed:

    A rooted Commando
    HiAPNGlobal application - google it
    Root Explorer or some application that will allow you to edit an xml file.

    HiAPN will install as a system app.

    Open it and click "Click to autoset APN" It doesn't matter what APN it creates, you're going to edit it later.

    HiAPN.png

    Next click "Click to backup APNs". A pop-up will come up asking permission to save the backup. Make a note of the path where the backup is placed.

    HiAPN_backup.png

    Open root explorer and go to the path where the backup is saved.

    Rootexplorer.png

    Open it with the text editor.

    open_in_text_editor.png

    Go through the file and change/add the required information:

    apnlist_backup.png

    Save the edited backup and return to HiAPN. Click to restore a backup. Once that is completed your APN should be properly configured.
    net10APN.png

    Have fun & good luck!

    BTW, the APN info above is for Net10 on T-Mobile. I get HSPA, edge, and GPRS, no LTE or HSPA+. In my area the phone works better with Net10 on AT&T as they have better coverage and this phone supports their HSPA+ bands which is just about as fast as VZWs LTE for less money. I've enjoyed unlimited data on VZW for many years, but with the new price increase $49.99 a month for ULD per line is just too much.
     


    #1 rjglenn, Nov 23, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2015
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  2. ykp

    ykp Lurker

    Hi rjglenn,
    Thank you so much for this post.
    It saved me from a heart break.
    I moved the backed up file using USB connection and then edited the xml using notepad++ in the PC and then copied the file back.
    I moved to H2O wireless.
    If anyone needs here is my xml content

    <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8' standalone='yes' ?><apns><apn name="h2ointernet" numeric="310410" mcc="310" mnc="410" apn="prodata" user="" server="" password="" proxy="66.209.11.33" port="80" mmsproxy="" mmsport="" mmsprotocol="" mmsc="" type="default,supl,mms" /></apns>

    My main concern is that when I googled, the first link is to an appstore named aptoide. aptoide get install first and then install the HiAPNGlobal. I'm bit of worried what may got in to my Android. But it seems so far so good. I may get rid of aptpoide later.

    PS: It seems that once HiAPNGlobal installs and reboots the phone to get system privileges, the home screen links does not work. You have to go to the actual app panel to get it going.
     
  3. rjglenn

    rjglenn Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    You can use titanium to get rid of aptoid
     
  4. champion1701

    champion1701 Newbie

    This method didn't work for me with a VZW sim and the korean rom, it gave me an error based on my isp which is VZW.
     
  5. ykp

    ykp Lurker

    Does VZW means Verizon Wireless?
    Isn't Verizon is CDMA?
    I'm not sure whether Verizon use the same technique to configure APN.
    In my case I moved from Verizon to H2O and I did not even had the option edit APN settings.
     
  6. rjglenn

    rjglenn Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    The Casio Commando 4G LTE has a "bug" that will not allow you to edit the APN settings in the usual manner.

    Verizon is CDMA for voice and 3g data, LTE for 4g data with their LTE devices. The LTE device idles on the LTE channel when LTE is available. All data, texting, and control is on the LTE channel. It switches to CDMA for voice and then back to LTE after the call is completed. You have to have a properly configured APN for the phone to follow Verizon's LTE network. The point of this thread was to show a way to take a Casio Commando 4G LTE that is Verizon branded and use it on a different network, specifically prepaid AT&T or T-Mobile. If you want to use this phone on a different CDMA carrier you will have to do some work beyond the scope of this method including setting it up to prefer the appropriate CDMA home channel for the network you are wanting to use and loading the appropriate PRL.
     
  7. rjglenn

    rjglenn Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    The Korean ROM is not compatible with Verizon and is likely rendered your phone useless for data. You can search through this forum and try to fix it but unfortunately the initialization tool used to set up the phone for the Korean ROM makes changes to the firmware that there is no known tool to undo.
     
  8. champion1701

    champion1701 Newbie

    Thank's for making me hate this phone more than I thought I could. It's two seconds from a sledge hammer.... So damn frustrating!
     
  9. space_cat

    space_cat Well-Known Member

    I'm curious why you installed the Korean ROM in the first place if you're using Verizon. The phone works on Verizon right out of the box. What functionality were you attempting to gain?
     
  10. space_cat

    space_cat Well-Known Member

    RJGlenn, just curious if you're still using the C811. It's been about 2.5 years for me on the Casio, and I've recently moved to the Nexus 5x. Such a difference in community support, available ROMs and ease of reflashing to factory if something goes awry. Still, it's a much more fragile and somewhat larger phone than the Casio. I'm constantly worried about cracking the larger screen and getting the phone wet.
     
  11. champion1701

    champion1701 Newbie

    I was trying to fix the shitty buggy software on that phone, unfortunately it seems to have become a $50 paperweight. There's not many Rom options out there, I honestly want a non Casio Rom for this phone but they don't exist. This c811 is probably the worst android I've bought, I'm now not surprised at all that Casio stopped making dumbphones.
     
  12. rjglenn

    rjglenn Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    @space_cat: I was using the Casio until just last month. Now I'm using an S5 Active. It's bigger, brighter, faster and it is somewhat rugged. It has some support but it has a locked bootloader so no non-touchwiz ROMs can be used. The first one I bought came with 5.1.1 already on it so I couldn't root it. I sold it and then bought another and specifically requested one from the seller still on KitKat that I could work with. Now I have a rooted, debloated S5 Active on Lollipop with a couple of tweaks and I really like it. I'm on Cricket which works well enough where I live considering I have an AT&T tower on my property...
     
  13. rjglenn

    rjglenn Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter


    The Korean user interface is much nicer than the Verizon one. It's a pity it messes up the baseband though. I never did get that one to work right and ended up using it for parts by buying one with a broken screen.
     
  14. Fabian Juarez

    Fabian Juarez Lurker

    Then, how to fix the bug or what is the right method to include my APN settings and point to use specifically it? Thanks in advance!
     

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The Casio G'Zone Commando 4G LTE release date was April 2011. Features and Specs include a 3.6" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, processor, and 1460mAh battery.

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