1. manhattan212's Avatar
    I purchased a Verizon Note 4 N910V.05 off eBay.
    When I got it, it had a custom ROM (didn't mention Verizon anywhere except for the logo on the back) and it worked fine with whatever SIM card I threw at it. At that time it was running Android 4.X

    With time my phone started to get laggy and buggy, so I decided to reset to factory, and while I was at it, I decided to update to the most current official android version available to the phone: Android 6.0.1

    Now, the phone won't use SIM cards I put it in it. It demands a Verizon one.
    I read somewhere that I could just put one in, remove it, and then the phone should work fine with different carrier's SIM card. I tried but that didn't resolve my issue.

    I also tried downgrading to previous android versions, hoping to root or do something -but no joy.

    The phone shows the 4G notification and it receives (but not send) text messages -it doesn't send or receive phone calls -or data. I know the hardware is capable, because up until I updated to Android 6.0.1, it was working.

    Does anyone know of a tried and true solution to getting this phone working again? Should I be trying to install a different ROM that's not for Verizon? Should I be trying to do something else? I'd really like to get my phone working again.

    Any and all suggestions are appreciated.
    03-09-2018 09:43 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Should I be trying to install a different ROM that's not for Verizon?
    ABSOLUTELY NOT! If you flash a GSM ROM, you could hard-brick the phone.

    See Device Unlocking Policy | Verizon Wireless. There's a phone number there that you can call to get unlock instructions.
    03-10-2018 02:45 PM

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