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Complete Guide on How to Unlock Verizon Motorola Moto E (XT1528)

Thursday, August 20, 2020 / No Comments

 


Unlike AT&T and T-Mobile, Verizon phones operate and connect via a CDMA network, which means it is not configured to work on GSM networks as AT&T and T-Mobile do. If it’s a CDMA phone it’s by default unlocked, however, simply inserting a sim card from AT&T or T-Mobile or any foreign network won’t make it work.

In this guide, we will show you how to reconfigure a CDMA XT1528 to connect to GSM networks so it can be used with any other SIM cards from AT&T, T-Mobile, and even international ones!

There’s a video below that supplements this written guide:



We also supplemented this step by step guide with screenshots to help you along the way. 

Now, let’s get started!

Step 1: Download and install the universal ADB drivers from this website (Clockworkmod). Note: the universal ADB (Android Debug Bridge) drivers are needed because it will allow you to control your android device over USB from your laptop or desktop computer. Through this, you can copy files, install and uninstall apps, and do special functions that will unlock your Motorola phone.





You may delete this file from your computer at the end of this guide or after your phone is successfully unlocked. 

Step 2. Download the SDK Platform Tools from Android Developer’s website and extract the said file to your desktop so we can easily find it later. Note: SDK Platform Tools is needed here because it will allow you to perform functions available only for Android Developers. This will help you get into the “brain” of the phone and remove the sim lock from Verizon. 

You may delete this file from your computer at the end of this guide or after your phone is successfully unlocked. 

Step 3. Open the “platform-tools” folder, and then copy everything on its address bar.

Step 4. Open the command prompt and type “cd” (without quotation marks), press space, and then right-click on your mouse

Step 5: Activate the Developer mode on the phone

Step 6. Allow USB Debugging on your phone.

Step 7: Connect your phone to the computer with a USB cord. Type the following codes on your command prompt in this order. Note: DO NOT include the quotation marks.

• “Adb shell” and press Enter. After this, you will see a prompt on your phone. Tap box for “Always allow from this computer”. 

• Type “adb shell”, again on your command prompt box (black box). If you see “shell@surnia_cdma:/ $”. It means you’re doing everything correctly, so far.

Step 8. Next, type the following codes in the command prompt box in this order. Note: DO NOT include the quotation marks.

• “pm clear com.android.providers.telephony”, then press ENTER on your keyboard. Do this, twice. 

• “settings put global preferred_network_mode 9”, then press ENTER. Do this, twice.

• “settings put global preferred_network_mode1 9”, then press ENTER. Do this, twice.

• “settings put global preferred_network_mode2 9”, then press ENTER. Do this, twice.

• “reboot”, to reboot the phone.

It should look like this.

Step 9. Wait for the phone to reboot. If you see the network’s name on the upper left corner (and on the bottom of the screen), along with signal bars (upper right side). It worked!

On the other hand, if the phone says “No Service” repeat step 8. 

Step 10. Add your carrier’s APN. To obtain your APN’s info, click on the search bar and type your APN’s name. The example is using Sun Cellular so I typed “Sun Cellular APN”. Once you filled up all the info, tap on the three dots on the upper right, and then tap “Save”.

Step 11. Turn on your Data.

And that is the end of this guide! You may now disconnect your phone from your computer and remove all the files you have downloaded on your computer earlier.

If you’ve been able to successfully use another sim card using this guide, congratulations! 

Do you have a phone that you want to sim unlock from your carrier? Let us know how we can help! We have unlocked over 8 million phones worldwide and we have the fastest turnaround times, perfect if you’re traveling or in a hurry! 

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Remote education - Overview

Friday, August 7, 2020 / No Comments

 


The Problem With Remote Education

Faced with an unanticipated lockdown, the only tool many schools could use readily was something like Zoom, which turned out to be woefully unsecure even though it was impressively easy to use. Another issue with Zoom is that it was never designed to be an education solution -- it merely allows one person to talk remotely with many others.


That undoubtedly is part of the problem. To keep kids focused and interested in remote lessons, it's critical to have tools that go beyond ordinary communications to help teachers ensure better student attention and performance.


The problems with remote schooling are similar to those associated with working from home, with a few exceptions. Students usually aren't as mature, and most lack the attention span of an adult. They don't have their careers to or income to worry about, so they tend to be less focused, in general, on accomplishing their tasks.


With a solution like Zoom, which is just a communications tool, it's likely that the lessons won't work, because the students aren't engaged. The level of acting out in the classroom will make it virtually impossible to hold class, let alone instill any knowledge.


Tech companies sell to schools, but they typically don't create focused educational tools. Generally, they sell PCs that are priced lower for the market but are specified by the school itself, and there isn't much engagement beyond that.


Lack of engagement makes it difficult for those companies to offer effective help when a school has to pivot to remote operations, because their answers typically will be to buy new Windows PCs, Chromebooks or iPads. While these tools are critical to remote learning, they fall well short of what a solution should be.


Lack of engagement speaks to why so many schools, after trying to operate remotely, gave up. Their programs weren't working.


Lack of engagement likely impacted sales to the education market as well. Lenovo came up with the idea of buying a company -- LanSchool, created by teachers for teachers -- and selling its product to schools to increase engagement. Lenovo realized that while technology was becoming more prevalent in schools, the OEMs weren't advancing as quickly in understanding the changes affecting education and weren't positioning effectively.


Approaches to education have changed a great deal in recent years. Teachers' responsibilities have shifted from teaching core STEM to helping students develop life skills like critical thinking, collaboration and digital literacy. (Schools also are teaching kids to use technology -- which means that older folks typically will rely more on younger ones to help them get their tech to work.)


Lenovo also knows from market data that schools were moving to the cloud to reduce costs and improve security. They already knew that schools were using Chromebooks heavily in K-12 (16 percent penetration) but that purchasing was problematic. When many schools recently tried to buy PCs at once, they found they were unable to.