6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 28, 2010 12:38 AM by djtonic RSS

    Hidden SIM card unlock screen

    scott82

      After reading Droid-Life's post on using Google Gesture Search to find the "hidden" 4G settings menu on the DInc, I followed suit on my DX, and found a settings menu to unlock a SIM card. Having only been on Verizon, I'm not all that familiar with SIM cards, but would this be used to unlock the phone from carrier restrictions, or is this just an artifact setting used only on GSM Android phones? I'm mostly curious, since I can't seem to find any postings related to the Droid X.

        • 1. Re: Hidden SIM card unlock screen
          djtonic

          Well, considering there is no place for a sim card to be installed and the phone is not GSM capable, the menu item is of no use to a DX user.

          also, there is no 4G radio on the incredible so even with some random menu item you won't be able to use the phone with verizon's LTE next year.

           

          Dj. 

          • 2. Re: Hidden SIM card unlock screen
            mortb

            Older phones used SIM cards I forget what the M stood for, but S stood for System and I stood for Information. They were like the BIOs are to PCs. Newer phones have this information built into the phone itself, so you no longer need a SIM card...Thank the Lord, because they had their own problems. As for G4, Verizon claims (true or false) that they will have G4 sometime at the beginning of next year. The only provider, as far as I know, that offers G4 is Sprint.

             

            • 3. Re: Hidden SIM card unlock screen
              curtterp

              mortb wrote:

              Older phones used SIM cards I forget what the M stood for, but S stood for System and I stood for Information. They were like the BIOs are to PCs. Newer phones have this information built into the phone itself, so you no longer need a SIM card...Thank the Lord, because they had their own problems. As for G4, Verizon claims (true or false) that they will have G4 sometime at the beginning of next year. The only provider, as far as I know, that offers G4 is Sprint.

               


              G4 is a designation for an Apple Macintosh Computer. 4g is the designation for the next generation of data for cell phones beyond the 3g designation. Verizon's designation of their '4g' is called LTE.

               

               

               

              :smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy:

               

              Sorry.... couldn't resist.

               

              But seriously, Verizon is talking of turning on some of the major cities for LTE ,middle of next year, and most of the nation by the end of 2012.

               

              But with the lack of any phones with LTE installed, I do not see Verizon having anything ready for early next year.... Not saying it will  not happen, just not seeing it happing anytime soon.

               

              Have a good day

              • 4. Re: Hidden SIM card unlock screen
                djtonic

                curtterp wrote:

                mortb wrote:

                Older phones used SIM cards I forget what the M stood for, but S stood for System and I stood for Information. They were like the BIOs are to PCs. Newer phones have this information built into the phone itself, so you no longer need a SIM card...Thank the Lord, because they had their own problems. As for G4, Verizon claims (true or false) that they will have G4 sometime at the beginning of next year. The only provider, as far as I know, that offers G4 is Sprint.

                 


                G4 is a designation for an Apple Macintosh Computer. 4g is the designation for the next generation of data for cell phones beyond the 3g designation. Verizon's designation of their '4g' is called LTE.

                 

                 

                 

                :smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy:

                 

                Sorry.... couldn't resist.

                 

                But seriously, Verizon is talking of turning on some of the major cities for LTE ,middle of next year, and most of the nation by the end of 2012.

                 

                But with the lack of any phones with LTE installed, I do not see Verizon having anything ready for early next year.... Not saying it will  not happen, just not seeing it happing anytime soon.

                 

                Have a good day


                LOL! 

                I have read somewhere that LTE on verizon will be sim card based.  Any thoughts or insight on that?

                • 5. Re: Hidden SIM card unlock screen
                  gerio
                  The only thing I have is that the local Verizon store guys, who are usually pretty sharp for a change, tell me that the LTE phones will have SIM cards. They have been on the mark so far with most everything they have let me in on.

                  Geri O
                  • 6. Re: Hidden SIM card unlock screen
                    djtonic

                    Hey Gerio, thanks.  That was my understanding too.  Will be a change for those long term CDMA users who have been sim free for all these years.

                     

                    Dj.