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    Default how to remove the "verizon wireless" text from lockscreen?

    not a fan of it at all, it's pretty annoying ....
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    Default Re: how to remove the "verizon wireless" text from lockscreen?

    You can download a 3d party lock screen from the Google Play Store. Otherwise your stuck with it. Mine has AT&T on it. It was a little annoying at first, but I got used to it. All part of carrier branding.
    Current Device: Nexus 6 & Nexus Player

    Current Carrier: Sprint


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    Default Re: how to remove the "verizon wireless" text from lockscreen?

    No need to change lockscreen, go settings -> lockscreen -> additional information and make sure it is set to OFF.
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    Default Re: how to remove the "verizon wireless" text from lockscreen?

    The "Additional Settings" on mine is off and I still have AT&T on the screen.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_C View Post
    No need to change lockscreen, go settings -> lockscreen -> additional information and make sure it is set to OFF.
    Current Device: Nexus 6 & Nexus Player

    Current Carrier: Sprint


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    Default Re: how to remove the "verizon wireless" text from lockscreen?

    It isn't part of carrier Branding as I have an unbranded phone and Mine shows Vodafone UK on the Lock Screen whether I turn off the setting to show information or not
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    Default Re: how to remove the "verizon wireless" text from lockscreen?

    Quote Originally Posted by tomothy94 View Post
    It isn't part of carrier Branding as I have an unbranded phone and Mine shows Vodafone UK on the Lock Screen whether I turn off the setting to show information or not
    Yes. Carrier branding. It shows what network you are on.

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    Default Re: how to remove the "verizon wireless" text from lockscreen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg C View Post
    The "Additional Settings" on mine is off and I still have AT&T on the screen.
    I just checked mine, could have sworn it removed that text (I'm on vodafone uk) but apparently not.

    I think I must be going mad....
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    Default Re: how to remove the "verizon wireless" text from lockscreen?

    Sorry I thought Carrier Branding meant that the Firmware/Rom was edited by the Carrier and put onto the phone before shipping leading to bloatware etc?

    Displaying the carrier on the lockscreen is something most phones do all the time, it may even be required by law in some areas but i'm not sure why. I've never had a phone where the network wasn't displayed on the home/lockscreen
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    Default Re: how to remove the "verizon wireless" text from lockscreen?

    Nexus devices do not have this obviously. This is part of your skinz / carrier branding that is inherent with devices like the Galaxy line and many others.
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    Default Re: how to remove the "verizon wireless" text from lockscreen?

    Quote Originally Posted by GGearX View Post
    not a fan of it at all, it's pretty annoying ....
    If you have a rooted device then you can remove that lockscreen carrier branding text as well as the text in the notification area by installing Xposed Framework and then Wanam Xposed.

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    Default Re: how to remove the "verizon wireless" text from lockscreen?

    you can already root the s5? wow thats fast. i dont know where to look into doing that though.
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    Default Re: how to remove the "verizon wireless" text from lockscreen?

    If I'm not mistaken it pulls the network name from the SIM card. Hence if I slap an AT&T SIM into my T-Mobile it will say AT&T in all the spots it says T-Mobile now.

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    Default Re: how to remove the "verizon wireless" text from lockscreen?

    I didn't even notice it until this thread. Pretty sure I won't notice it again.

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    Default Re: how to remove the "verizon wireless" text from lockscreen?

    My Nexus 4 still had AT&T branded on the lockscreen.

    Quote Originally Posted by deftdrummer View Post
    Nexus devices do not have this obviously. This is part of your skinz / carrier branding that is inherent with devices like the Galaxy line and many others.
    Current Device: Nexus 6 & Nexus Player

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    Default Re: how to remove the "verizon wireless" text from lockscreen?

    Quote Originally Posted by dwd3885 View Post
    Yes. Carrier branding. It shows what network you are on.

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    It's not part of the Carrier Branding. It's in the FW and built in by the OEM to display what Carrier you're connected to. The iPhone and Windows Phones do the same thing, and the carriers aren't allowed to modify those OSes.

    It's there for informational purposes. Some people SIM Swap and that info is useful.
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    Default Re: how to remove the "verizon wireless" text from lockscreen?

    Quote Originally Posted by n8ter#AC View Post
    It's not part of the Carrier Branding. It's in the FW and built in by the OEM to display what Carrier you're connected to. The iPhone and Windows Phones do the same thing, and the carriers aren't allowed to modify those OSes.

    It's there for informational purposes. Some people SIM Swap and that info is useful.
    seems pretty obvious carrier branding. Call it what you want, describe it how you want, carrier still displayed. And that's ok. It should be that way.
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    Default Re: how to remove the "verizon wireless" text from lockscreen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    If I'm not mistaken it pulls the network name from the SIM card. Hence if I slap an AT&T SIM into my T-Mobile it will say AT&T in all the spots it says T-Mobile now.

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    Rightly said.

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    Default Re: how to remove the "verizon wireless" text from lockscreen?

    Well since I can't do that does anyone know how to remove the notification bar in the lockscreen? I dont like that it displays the time 2 times. it doesnt make sense.
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    Default Re: how to remove the "verizon wireless" text from lockscreen?

    Quote Originally Posted by GGearX View Post
    you can already root the s5? wow thats fast. i dont know where to look into doing that though.
    Chainfire has already worked out root method for certain variants of the s5,head to XDA developers forum to see for yourself.

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    Default Re: how to remove the "verizon wireless" text from lockscreen?

    I don't have an option to turn the "Verizon" off when I go to settings>lock screen>additional information. It only lists "Weather".
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    Default Re: how to remove the "verizon wireless" text from lockscreen?

    PLEASE GET BACK to biz,

    How can we remove "verizon wirelss" from the lockscreen? is there a way with root?
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    Default Re: how to remove the "verizon wireless" text from lockscreen?

    Quote Originally Posted by bumpaudio View Post
    PLEASE GET BACK to biz,

    How can we remove "verizon wirelss" from the lockscreen? is there a way with root?
    Read Roy Mustang's post above ^^

    IMO it's worth rooting just to be able to install Xposed. It's fan-freaking-tastic.
    S5 w/ Dodol Launcher, Xposed Framework. Best phone I've ever owned.
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    Default Re: how to remove the "verizon wireless" text from lockscreen?

    Quote Originally Posted by bumpaudio View Post
    PLEASE GET BACK to biz,

    How can we remove "verizon wirelss" from the lockscreen? is there a way with root?
    Do you mean in the upper left hand corner? That's a part of the new Lollipop upgrade. It replaces the notification icons. Can't be removed if you're on stock. Not sure about rooting. Mine says T-Mobile now.
    My additional information lists "weather" and "pedometer".
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    Default Re: how to remove the "verizon wireless" text from lockscreen?

    Folks, I have the same (the T-mobile on the top left side of the screen). But I've found the solution to get rid of it once and for all..

    I've installed different locker to my Samsung S5 - and this time it was CM Locker, and I have to admit, that this is the best locker I've ever used. It's very light, though has the basic functionalities (weather, configurable notifications, etc).
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    Unhappy Re: how to remove the "verizon wireless" text from lockscreen?

    CM Locker and other alternate lock screens are not an option that will work for me.
    My phone is supplied by my employer. Encryption and a password or PIN are enforced. I installed CM Locker thinking I could replace the stock lockscreen with CM Locker -- nope -- I ended up with two lock screens. I enter my PIN on the stock lock screen ( With "Verizon Wireless" hiding the status icons I want to see ), and then I see the CM Locker lock screen.

    I would love to "root" the phone, but that too is not an option -- If I root it I loose all access to my work email and calendar.
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