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missing the alarm from the government

shiqing843
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Why I never get the alarm from the government? like the weather alarm, lost child something like that.

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@shiqing843 wrote:

I don't say govt. on my list.


The alerts can't be turned on or off. They're always on.

fujiyama
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

We have a Xiaomi phone that doesn't get alerts. I think some other “international version” phones from certain brands also don't get them.

shiqing843
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

I have vivo. maybe that is the issue. do you do something to try to fix it?

fujiyama
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

@shiqing843 

We actually don't want alerts on the Xiaomi so that worked out perfectly 😎

 

But I asked a friend who has an Oppo which has been flashed with android GSI (think of it like a rom that makes the phone almost "stock" android). It can get alerts but not reliably and received alerts are not always real-time...lol

 

So I'm not sure if you're willing to try flashing your phone just for the alerts. You can try asking on the XDA Vivo forums to see if they know other ways to enable alerts.

 

Oh and btw, neither phones are rooted. Our Xiamoi is stock, running on MIUI.

HI @fujiyama   you are actually correct about the non-Canadian phone.

 

According to https://www.cwta.ca/for-consumers/wpa-sasfp/

There are many factors that will determine whether you will receive an emergency alert.. 
... Devices purchased from other countries are not certified by Canadian wireless service providers.

 

@shiqing843  is your phone a Canadian or North American version?