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TracFone BYOP Program / Re: List of BYOP compatible phones
« on: November 12, 2016, 09:23:53 am »
I bought a used Note 4 N910W8 (Canadian, or "international" version) a few months ago. All the Tracfone features work perfectly with it.
I have found that unlocked and international versions of phone work very well with TracFone, including my LG G4 Beat and the Moto G3.

Thank you both. I have updated the thread. Sorry for the wait.

How about separating CDMA and GSM?
Especially since the newer ones (MOTO G etc), can do both, but there are various scattered
reviews on how well these phones work with Tracfone CDMA (Verizon).

That's a good idea. I'll see if I can find a way to do it in the thread without it becoming too confusing.

TracFone BYOP Program / Re: List of BYOP compatible phones
« on: July 25, 2016, 01:08:42 pm »
I will add the Moto G and the Nexus 5 and 5X. I am an iPhone user so my brain got the 5X and 5S confused  :D

LG Optimus Fuel / Re: How to root the LG Optimus Fuel!
« on: June 02, 2016, 03:18:58 pm »
Very good tutorial! It was easy and simple to follow.


TracFone BYOP Program / Re: List of BYOP compatible phones
« on: June 02, 2016, 03:17:39 pm »
You should also add the Nokia Lumia 822 and LG Ally to the list, I have tested both on TF and they have both worked with no issues.

Thank you. I've updated the list. The 822 working might also mean the 820 works, since the 822 is just a variant of the 820.

TracFone BYOP Program / Re: List of BYOP compatible phones
« on: May 29, 2016, 10:03:20 am »
Thank you. I'll be sure to add that to the list.

TracFone BYOP Program / List of BYOP compatible phones
« on: May 28, 2016, 10:25:53 am »
List of phones compatible with TracFone's BYOP program

Welcome! I have decided to make my own list of phones compatible (and not compatible) with TracFone's BYOP program. I have tested only a few phones, so if you have a phone that works, be sure to leave a comment and I'll add it to the list. Keep checking back, because as I discover more phones that do I'll update the list.

What do GSM and CDMA mean?
GSM phones work with AT&T and T-Mobile.
CDMA phones work with Verizon and Sprint.
In most cases, both types will work with TracFone.

This is a huge thread, so if you want to find your phone easily, try using the find function (CTRL+F) on your browser.
Last update: 11/12/16, 9:29 ET

Key: Compatible Unknown Incompatible

iPhone (first generation)
iPhone 3G (GSM/CDMA)
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4
iPhone 4S (GSM/CDMA)
iPhone 5
iPhone 5S (GSM/CDMA)
iPhone 5C
iPhone 6
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6S
iPhone 6S Plus
iPhone SE
iPhone 7
iPhone 7 Plus

Nexus One
Nexus S
Galaxy Nexus
Nexus 4
Nexus 5
Nexus 5X
Nexus 6
Nexus 6P

Samsung Galaxy S
Galaxy S
Galaxy S II
Galaxy S III
Galaxy S4
Galaxy S5
Galaxy S6
Galaxy S6 Edge
Galaxy S6 Edge+
Galaxy S7
Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy Note
Galaxy Note
Galaxy Note II
Galaxy Note 3
Galaxy Note 3 Neo
Galaxy Note 4 (International)
Galaxy Note Edge
Galaxy Note 5
Galaxy Note 7 (exploded)

LG Optimus G
LG G4 Beat

Motorola Moto X (2013)
Motorola Moto G (2013)
Motorola Moto X (2014)
Motorola Moto G (2014)
Motorola Moto E (2014)
Motorola Moto X Pure Edition/Style (2015)
Motorola Moto G (2015)
Motorola Moto E (2015)
Motorola Moto G4
Motorola Moto G4 Plus
Motorola Moto G4 Play

HTC One M7
HTC One Mini
HTC One Max
HTC One M8 (CDMA only, could someone confirm GSM?)
HTC One M8 for Windows
HTC One Mini 2
HTC One E8
HTC One M9
HTC One A9

Droid (Motorola)
Droid 2
Droid 3
Droid 4
Droid Bionic
Droid Pro
Droid X
Droid X2
Droid Razr
Droid Razr HD
Droid Maxx
Droid Ultra
Droid Mini
Droid Turbo

Droid (HTC)
Droid DNA
Droid Eris
Droid Incredible
Droid Incredible 2
Droid Incredible 4G LTE

OnePlus One
OnePlus Two
OnePlus X

Nokia/Microsoft Lumia
Nokia Lumia 800
Nokia Lumia 710
Nokia Lumia 900
Nokia Lumia 610
Nokia Lumia 510
Nokia Lumia 820
Nokia Lumia 822
Nokia Lumia 920
Nokia Lumia 505
Nokia Lumia 620
Nokia Lumia 520
Nokia Lumia 720
Nokia Lumia 925
Nokia Lumia 1020
Nokia Lumia 1320
Nokia Lumia 1520
Nokia Lumia 2520
Nokia Lumia 625
Nokia Lumia 525
Nokia Lumia Icon
Nokia Lumia 930
Nokia Lumia 630
Nokia Lumia 530
Nokia Lumia 730 Dual Sim
Nokia Lumia 735
Nokia Lumia 830
Microsoft Lumia 535
Microsoft Lumia 435
Microsoft Lumia 532
Microsoft Lumia 640
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
Microsoft Lumia 430
Microsoft Lumia 540
Microsoft Lumia 950
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
Microsoft Lumia 550
Microsoft Lumia 650

Other (LG)
LG Ally

More coming soon
NOTE: Remember the key before buying phones just to use on TracFone. If the phone name is black, it is unknown if it will work (until I find out).

LG Optimus Fuel / How to root the LG Optimus Fuel!
« on: May 28, 2016, 10:00:16 am »
How to root the LG Optimus Fuel!

1. The first thing you need to do is install an app called towelroot. On your phone, visit the website I linked (click on towelroot in the last sentence) and click the lambda (λ). It will download a file called tr.apk. Before you can install this app, you must go into Settings, Security, and tick the "Unknown sources" box. Then install this app, ignore security prompts, (they're their for obvious reasons), and move on to step 2.

2. You should see a new icon in your launcher called towelroot, with the familiar lambda from the website. Open that app. Now tap "welcome to towelroot v3" 3 times. A text field should have opened, saying "1337 0 1 0 4 0". Change this to "1337 0 0 0 4 0".

3. Press "make it ra1n".

4. Download SuperSU from the Play Store. If you cannot use the Play Store, it is also available on APKMirror.

5. Open SuperSU. It should ask you to update binaries. You should, and when it is finished it should ask you to reboot. Press reboot, then when your phone boots back up move on to step 6.

6. This step is optional, but I recommend it. Download Root Checker from the Play Store. If you cannot use the Play Store, it is also available on APKMirror. Open this app, and press "Verify Root". A dialog should pop up asking you if you would like to grant root access to Root Checker. Press grant. Root Checker should then say "Congratulations! Root access is properly installed on this device!". If it doesn't, you did something wrong, and you are not rooted.

Thank you for reading my tutorial! I hope it helped you out. I would like to give some credit to user toxinbum on Android Area 51 (a forum, I know I haven't heard of it either until now :D) for this post, which is where I got my steps 1 through 3 from (which I made easier to understand, and I essentially combined some of his steps).

If you need help with anything just leave a comment. I'll reply as soon as I can.

Other Topics / Re: AOSP & Google Apps APKs & Downloads
« on: May 22, 2016, 05:33:30 pm »
I have most of the apps and will upload them soon. I ripped them from an AOSP ROM.

Other Topics / AOSP & Google Apps APKs & Downloads
« on: May 22, 2016, 05:07:42 pm »
    AOSP and Google Apps APKs & Downloads

    This is a list of AOSP APKs and links to download them. I've included links to Google's closed source Play Store versions. I have also included APKMirror links for those who do not have the Google Play Store (or whose devices say they are incompatible).
    Or at least it will be.
    If you could please send me an APK or a link to download it, that would be awesome. Google replaced some of these with their apps. For those, I would like the latest AOSP version. I will give credit to whoever finds them too. AOSP APKs needed are marked with (N/A). I will try to find as many APKs for AOSP apps as I can.

    What is AOSP?
    AOSP, or the Android Open Source Project, is what Android starts out as. First, Google develops this. Then they add their apps on top. The Android Open Source Project apps are open-source, meaning you can study them, modify them, and redistribute them. You do not need to (in most cases) ask anyone, or pay a single cent.

    APKs and Downloads:

    Thanks to:
    Credits to people who found the AOSP APKs (I will add names in once people send me links or files):
    NOTE: I did not list the websites, because I either forgot them, they either forgot them, and because AOSP apps are open source, it doesn't matter. If you would like the specific website I found these files from, simply comment and I'll find it for you.
    • Calculator:
    • Calendar:
    • Camera:
    • Browser: me
    • Clock:
    • Contacts:
    • Downloads:
    • Email: me
    • Gallery: me
    • Keyboard:
    • Launcher: me
    • Music:

    I know I made a post asking for AOSP APKs before, but this post is also made to give the community the APKs and download links as well.[/list][/list]

    Sorry for the late reply

    TracFone seems to like to be difficult often and not just give you a list of phones that work with the BYOP.

    So far I have tried a Verizon iPhone 5S (my current daily driver) and an AT&T iPhone 3G (just for fun for a bit).
    I'm almost certain most phones will work, but I wouldn't guarantee it.

    If you call them (1 (800) 867-7183) and get to a human and ask them "Will phonename work with the BYOP program?" they'll probably be able to tell you. (That's what I did)

    I would highly recommend you BYOP instead of using a TracFone. Most are bad, and the others are mediocre at best. I would reccomend you get an iPhone, Galaxy, Moto, LG G, or HTC.

    General Device Support / Re: LG Ultimate 2 bricked part 2
    « on: April 09, 2016, 08:34:22 pm »
    Well that's ok. I learned a lesson and have like 2 other phones a tablet and some other stuff. Anyway, it makes an awesome paperweight!

    Site Discussion / Re: Suggestion: BYOP boards
    « on: April 09, 2016, 08:32:05 pm »
    Oh nice. Thanks!

    Site Discussion / Suggestion: BYOP boards
    « on: April 09, 2016, 09:25:50 am »
    TracFone's BYOP program is really good and allows anyone to add any phone to TracFone. Since now there are many TracFone users who use primarily iPhones, Windows Phones, or Androids not sold by TracFone, including myself, I think it would make sense to make boards covering these topics.

    General Device Support / Re: LG Ultimate 2 bricked part 2
    « on: April 09, 2016, 09:22:38 am »
    Thank you. I've been known to write good (or at least by myself) ;D. Anyway, all I remember was that when I started messing around and I flashed ROMs, I installed a recovery to flash the ROMs (and make backups). I think I only flashed a ROM once, but I might have done it before after modifying some files, but I think TWRP was only installed once. I never uninstalled it. When doing the button combo, it says "Factory data reset" and then, after telling me controls, it says "Erase all user data & restore default settings?", then after selecting Yes, it asks to confirm, and I hit yes again. Then it says "Factory Reset Processing...", shows the LG Life's Good Powered by Android "splash" screen, then just bootloops some more.

    General Device Support / LG Ultimate 2 bricked part 2
    « on: April 08, 2016, 05:04:24 pm »
    I haven't been on here or using Android as a daily driver for quite a bit, so here is a short story:
    I was bored and accidentally deleted lgsystemui.apk one day back in October 2015 (I think)
    Then I bought a LG Optimus Fuel with an iPod Touch and in February 2016 I bought an iPhone 5S and put it on TracFone's BYOP program.
    Today, I was riding my bike and I checked my phone and dropped it face down. The screen is ok (except it popped out but I put it back) and a few dents. This experience made me realize why I should have a backup phone (one usable since the LG Optimus Fuel doesn't suit my needs). I pulled out my bricked Ultimate 2 and am now exploring new ways to fix it. I asked a similar question awhile ago but now I have learned the basics of ADB (I bought a Fire 2015 that I soft bricked once or twice but fixed it) and I'm also not stupid enough to delete important system files. Of course with my luck, my Ultimate 2 does not show up in ADB. Does anybody have a stock ROM (or at this point I don't care and any rom is fine as long as it is for the phone) and know how I can install it (or to just get the stupid APK on there I was using the LG G3 ROM with TWRP last time I checked). Last time we came to the conclusion to get a replacement or an upgrade, and I just bought a new phone, and it isn't worth it to replace since I have my iPhone, I'd just like to fix it as a backup.

    EDIT: I know how to fix this phone if it is possible to enable ADB without the phone fully booting. Which it probably isn't. Don't make this high priority, since this phone isn't my daily driver. 

    TLDR: I deleted LGSystemUI.apk on a phone, asked about it before, got a new phone, almost broke it, and want to fix it as a backup. What annoys me is that I had a recovery but now I don't (unless I need the SD card for it to work). Or, could I make a bootable TWRP or CWM recovery SD card and then boot from that to fix the phone (or at least enable ADB)?

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