Remove t-mobile from Straight Talk

p5200

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How can I get rid of t-mobile boot up and shutdown screens sound also. Switched from t-mobile prepaid to straight talk prepaid. Now, I still have t-mobile bootup and shutdown screens. Also, I no longer have send or receive mms messages. This is my daughter's phone and I'm trying to help getting it working right again. When she first activated on straight talk customer service had to give her some APN address info in order to get her internet working. I told her it may, have something to do with the APN info but I don't really know so I thought I'd ask on here. Thanks for all input.
 

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It's part of the firmware, so you probably can't remove it. You could consider flashing a different firmware, but that can be risky, since there's always the risk of something going wrong (or the firmware being incompatible).

The correct APN settings are important for MMS to work. See these links:

https://forums.androidcentral.com/e...ttalk.com/support/apn-settings&token=OBlT05yh
https://bestmvno.com/apn-settings/straight-talk-wireless-apn-settings/
https://www.androidcentral.com/what-apn-and-how-do-i-change-it
 

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They shouldn't be able to do that legally, because the phone was originally bought through Verizon a few years ago and paid in full after 2 year contract then, put on t-mobile prepaid plan with no contract, and after that put on straight talk prepaid plan but now stuck with t-mobile boot and shutdown screens. I could understand if it was a contract plan. Any way, thanks for the info.
 

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Phones sold by carriers can be modified in many ways that the carrier wants. The phone manufacturers typically have to negotiate and wrangle a lot with the carrier in order to get the device to be sold in those stores (after all, it's significantly more exposure for the phone manufacturer to be sold directly in a carrier store). So the carriers have a lot of say over what goes into the firmware for those specific variants.

I learned a lot of this from the Android Bytes podcast, which does pretty deep dives into the inner workings of Android -- check it out! https://android-bytes-by-esper.captivate.fm/
 

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Phones sold by carriers can be modified in many ways that the carrier wants. The phone manufacturers typically have to negotiate and wrangle a lot with the carrier in order to get the device to be sold in those stores (after all, it's significantly more exposure for the phone manufacturer to be sold directly in a carrier store). So the carriers have a lot of say over what goes into the firmware for those specific variants.

I learned a lot of this from the Android Bytes podcast, which does pretty deep dives into the inner workings of Android -- check it out! https://android-bytes-by-esper.captivate.fm/

Unless you're Apple, than carriers bend over backwards for you. Verizon literally had to change their contracts and return policies before Apple would let them carry the iPhone years ago.
 

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