Monday, March 26, 2012

How to Fix USB connection issues with Samsung Galaxy S2

Sometimes your PC does not recognize the samsung smartphone when connected via USB. You have tried using different usb ports or different pc's but without any luck. You may try the following as well:

1) Disconnect phone from usb
2) In phone dialpad, dial *#7284#
3) A menu will show up for UART and USB settings. Make sure PDA is selected for USB. If it's already selected you may select MODEM and then go back to select PDA again.
4) Connect your phone to PC via USB

Thursday, March 8, 2012

How to find out Blackberry original carrier registered on BIS

Most of the time the carrier logo is present on the blackberry device so it's easy to tell. However, some blackberry may not have the carrier logo present. You can find out the original carrier in the following way.

First, access the "Help me" menu to read the vendor id. Depending on the blackberry, one of the methods below will pop up the "Help me" menu.

  • Press ALT CAPS H (hold at the same time) from main menu
  • Press and hold the ALT key (Bottom left) and type E A C E if the phone is pearl or other sure-type phone
  • Whilst pressing down ALT, select E Then S then C then R
  • For storm or torch 9860, hold the Back Arrow and tap the screen in the following areas: TOP LEFT, TOP RIGHT, TOP LEFT, TOP RIGHT

Once you have the "Help me" menu pop up and you can use the three digit vendor id to look up in the following table:

vendor id carrier

100 T-Mobile US
101 AWS
102 Cingular Wireless
103 Nextel
104 Sprint PCS
105 Verizon
106 Alltel
107 Rogers
109 BWA (Aliant/Sasktel)
111 MM02 DE
113 Telfort
114 T-Mobile DE/AU
115 TIM
116 Hutchison
117 Bouygues
118 SFR
119 OrangeFrance
121 Telcel
122 Telstra
123 T-Mobile (UK)
124 Vodafone Germany
125 MM02 UK/IRL/NL
126 Telus
128 Starhub
129 Telefonica
130 Swisscom
131 Cable & Wireless
132 Vodafone (IT)
133 Vodafone (ES)
134 T-Mobile (NL)
135 Cincinnati Bell
136 Telefonica
137 Vodafone Austria
138 Vodafone Australia
139 Vodafone Ireland
140 Vodafone Sweden
141 CSL
142 Orange UK
143 Vodafone New Zealand
144 SingTel
145 Globe
146 Optus
147 Orange Mobistar
148 VodafoneHU
149 Bharti
150 KPN
151 TIM
152 Proximus
153 VodafonePortugal
154 TIM
155 BTMobile
156 Earthlink
158 E-Plus
159 BASE
160 Dobson
161 Vodafone
162 OrangeSwitzerland
164 Triton
165 Maxis
166 Vodafone
167 MobileOne
168 Vodacom
169 T-Mobile
170 T-MobileCZ
171 T-Mobile
173 MTN
174 Entel
175 Amena
176 SmarTone
177 TCS
178 Avea
179 F100
180 Turkcell
181 Partner
183 OrangeGlobal
186 Telkomsel
188 Vodafone
189 USCC
190 Mobilink
194 VodaLuxembourg
195 Voda
198 VodafoneCZ
204 China
205 Movilnet
209 Sympac
210 TIMArgentina
212 Etisalat
214 AMX
215 Telefonica
217 Orange Romania
218 KTP
222 Mobitel Bulgaria
224 PCCW/Sunday
227 Mobily
229 Eurotel
230 Hutchison Essar
303 iusacell

Does it work for you? Is the vendor id list complete? Please leave a comment whether this works for you.

Does the list have your carrier? If not, add your vendor code to the comment and i'll update the list.

Friday, March 2, 2012

How to enable internet tethering on Samsung Galaxy S Captivate

The following is a guide for you to enable internet tethering on Samsung Galaxy S Captivate from AT&T. AT&T disabled
free tethering on AT&T branded phones. This can remove such limitation on your phone for free.