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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Pixel XL apn read only?

@koimr1 they're attempting to make it impossible to tether, if that's what the carrier wants.  Which is going to piss off a lot of people.  It's working for me for now, hopefully it doesn't get screwed up with my next Android update though.

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Pixel XL apn read only?

Wow, my Nexus on 8.1 now has the same behaviour. I can't edit or add any APNs.

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Pixel XL apn read only?

Hey @Moderator_Team, can you please confirm that Public Mobile hasn't opted in to this ability to block people for editing/adding APN information?

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Pixel XL apn read only?

I've just recently signed up for Public Mobile and have a Pixel 2 with Android 8.1. Some of the APN settings that were automatically detected appear correct, but not all.

 

I'm also unable to add a new APN or edit the existing.

 

Without rolling back to a previous version of Android, is there any way for Public Mobile to update these settings? Or to allow them to be edited?

 

Please advise.

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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Pixel XL apn read only?


@WearySky wrote:

Hey @Moderator_Team, can you please confirm that Public Mobile hasn't opted in to this ability to block people for editing/adding APN information?


I'd like to know this as well.

 

Although I don't have a Pixel, my particular phone did not have the correct PM APN info automatically added and I had to do so myself.

 

My phone is supposed to receive an update to Oreo this year and if this is something now built-in to that version I might be hooped in the case of a factory reset or anything else that might delete the APNs. I don't want to find out too late that the ADB thing won't work for my phone.

 

So yes, some clarification would be good. Smiley Happy

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Re: Pixel XL apn read only?

@sheytoon, my Nexus 5 is stuck on Marshmallow, and no longer receives over the air updates.  What Nexus are you using?  I want to know if something may or may not change on me...

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Pixel XL apn read only?

@stonechucker

In our house we have a 6P on Bell and a 5X on Public Mobile. Both phones have the same behaviour on 8.1.

 

I think your Nexus 5 is safe Smiley Happy

Oracle

Re: Pixel XL apn read only?

This has more impact than blocking tethering.  It is a great way for carriers to lock a phone to their network without using SIM lock.  Just limit the APN settings to a select few that only work with their own and affiliate networks.  I just checked my essential phone and the APN addition function is gone too.  I was certain it was there before the 8.1 update.

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Pixel XL apn read only?

@will13am, I think once you change your SIM, the APN will change to the new provider.

Oracle

Re: Pixel XL apn read only?


@sheytoon wrote:

@will13am, I think once you change your SIM, the APN will change to the new provider.


What assurances do we have that they don't butcher the APN file and disable adding a custom APN at the same time?  In many phones the APN file is far from complete as evidenced by so many customers having problems with adding the Public Mobile APN.

 

Edit:  I confirmed with a colleague this morning that Rogers has not disabled APN addition on their sourced phones.  This is on a pixel running android 8.1, May 2018 security patch.