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SIM Change Alert via SMS on Nexus 5

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Vivek Narayanan, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. Vivek Narayanan

    Thread Starter


    Is there a SIM change alert feature on Nexus 5? The one which sends an SMS to pre-configured numbers if the SIM card is changed.

    I am looking for an in-built feature and not an app which can uninstalled on performing a factory reset.

    Please let me know. Thanks

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  2. Wrend

    Wrend Member

    Not that I'm aware of, or at least I've never gotten a message when switching SIM cards.

    I have Sprint as a carrier, and I know they have to register the phone on their networks first before switching SIM cards will do anything other than preventing my phone from working. I imagine you could (with quite a bit of effort) hack a phone to get it to change carriers, depending on the carrier, etc.

    In effect though, all the SIM card is for me is another set of authentication strings.
  3. jj14x

    jj14x Android Expert

    If you are rooted, you can install cerberus app to the system partition and it won't get removed with a factory reset. It does have the email /sms notification upon change in sim card.
  4. Vivek Narayanan

    Thread Starter

    Thanks guys!!
    I'll wait for the phone's warranty to expire before I root my phone and install cerebrus to the system partition.
  5. Wrend

    Wrend Member


    Nexus devices are more or less intended to be rooted, and I don't believe rooting the Nexus 5 voids its warranty. There are some very easy was to go about doing it, even keeping everything nice and stock (what I prefer) but with the added functionality and customizability that rooting provides. I've done this with three different Nexus 5s so far without any issues: http://androidforums.com/nexus-5-al...-5-easy-rooting-guide-using-cf-auto-root.html

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The Nexus 5 release date was November 2013. Features and Specs include a 4.95" screen, 8MP camera, Snapdragon 800 processor, 2300mAh battery, and 2GB storage.

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