Nexus One Learns A New Trick: T-Mobile's WiFi-Calling Now Possible Via Community Hacking Effort
Friday 08th of November 2013
The Nexus One may be growing long in the tooth, but it's still surely one of the most active phones when it comes to development. Hence this hack should come as a surprise to no-one: T-Mobile's WiFi-Calling functionality has been extracted from one Vanilla Froyo running device (the G2) and injected into another, the one and only Google Phone. While this will obviously only work on N1s on the T-Mobile network, it comes as a welcome distraction to those of us waiting for the imminent Gingerbread OTA.XDA-developers member Rsotbiemrptson has put together a short guide on installing the hack yourself, reprinted below:Instructions: 1. Download CyanogenMod 6.1.0 rom and copy to SD-Card (Not included) 2. Download the app from the first post or this one and copy to SD-Card 3. Download WiFi_Calling.zip and extract the contents to you SD-Card 4. Flash CyanogenMod 6.1.0 (Gapps is optional, It is included in my mod) 5. Go through the initial setup and sign in, then reboot to recovery 6. Flash WiFi Calling Kernel.zip, reboot, then reboot to recovery (It's IntersectRaven's kernel but can't remembe
Contract Opinions & Phone Rantings
Wednesday 18th of September 2013
I wanted some opinions on my wireless plan and phones. I currently have the grandfathered unlimited 4g, 1400 minutes, and 1000 texts. I also have my daughter's basic phone on a second line. I am eligible for an upgrade right now and while I have wanted to leave Verizon they have the best coverage in my area. I wanted T-Mobile and tried a Nexus 4 but I had zero coverage in the house and wifi calling isn't an appealing option.So it looks like Verizon is my only option right now. I have narrowed my upgrade choices to the the LG G2 and the Nexus 5. I would be very surprised to see if the Nexus 5 makes Verizon so the LG G2 seems the logical choice. If I upgrade and use the current discount being offered I can get the G2 for $139.99 and another 2 year contract. I lose my unlimited but I rarely use more than 2GB of data per month. I gain unlimited minutes and texts which would be nice.I contemplated selling my Verizon contract on eBay but the average price is probably around $200 for a contract. I will have the hassle of the AOL process and eBay fees so it doesn't seem likes its worth since
Wifi Calling on T-Mobile Nexus 5?
Thursday 31st of October 2013
Any hope for the Nexus 5 on T-Mobile to get wifi calling? I know the nexus 4 didn't, but I do hope this does :/
Android 4.4.2 SIP setup
Friday 13th of December 2013
I have a Nexus 5 with Android 4.4.2 on it.I setup the SIP username/password and it works great to make a call from my home WiFi using the cell phone.When I use T-Mobile's data connection (LTE or 3G) all I get when I place a call is Ringing on my cell, but the call does not show up on the number I am calling nor does it complete.I've check to see if T-Mobile might be blocking that traffic and the best I can tell they don't.Any ideas on why it's not working?Thanks
Nexus 5 & T-Mobile Wifi Calling
Wednesday 25th of December 2013
I think I read somewhere that that T-Mobile doesn't allow wifi calling through the Nexus 5. Is this correct?Anyone out there using wifi calling on their TMo N5? We live in a dead zone so the only way we can make calls at home is via Wifi, so the Nexus 5 will not be my next upgrade if that's the case. Merry Christmas Everyone !!
Another Solution for Android users to Group Text or Group Message with iPhone users
Wednesday 16th of July 2014
I'm running the latest version of KitKat on a Nexus 5 and these settings work best for me using the Textra app (not Hangouts). -First of all you have to be sending and receiving MMS properly first. -Next, make sure you're using Textra as your default SMS app. -If that's all working, under the MMS menu in settings check the box for 'Default for Delivery Reports (whether to request MMS delivery reports)' and also check the box for 'Use MMS for Group Chats (MMS can make group chats work better with other smart phones such as iPhones and Android phones)' -After checking those 2 boxes in the same part of the menu go into 'MMS Settings (Go here if MMS isn't working)'. -Under that check 'Activate Mobile Data (Set this to temporarily activate Mobile Data when sending or receiving an MMS)' and... -Check 'T-Mobile WiFi Calling Fix (Set this to temporarily de-activate WiFi when sending or receiving an MMS. This makes MMS work with T-Mobile WiFi calling)'. Do this regardless of your cell network. I'm on AT&T for example and I needed this. Under SMS I also have checked 'Default for Delivery
Solution to Nexus 5 MMS Issue (with T-Mobile) While on WiFi
Friday 05th of September 2014
Some have encountered a problem sending and receiving MMS while on WiFi, because the phone or SMS app or whatever tries to use the WiFi for data. Since the Nexus 5 has no WiFi calling, it cannot use the data for MMS, but it won't connect to the radio data to send. I found the solution in the evolveSMS app: Settings -> MMS Settings -> Preset User Agents -> Nexus 5 (change from Default Android). MMS now send even if you're on WiFi. Posted via the Android Central App
Solution for MMS Problem on WiFi - T-Mobile / evolveSMS / WiFi / MMS
Friday 05th of September 2014
Some have encountered a problem sending and receiving MMS while on WiFi, because the phone, or SMS app, or whatever tries to use the WiFi for data to send it. Since the Nexus 5 has no WiFi calling, it cannot use the data for MMS, but it won't connect to the radio data to send. I found the solution in the evolveSMS app: Settings -> MMS Settings -> Preset User Agents -> Nexus 5 (change from Default Android). MMS now send even if you're on WiFi. Posted via the Android Central App
Moto G LTE vs. Nexus 5 vs. Galaxy S4 On T-Mobile?
Sunday 07th of September 2014
G'day,My wife and I are currently using HTC Sensation 4Gs. They are more-or-less okay--which I guess is about the most that can be said for them.We're considering upgrading. Cost aside, the following three devices are under consideration:Motorola Moto G LTE (outright purchase and BYOD)Nexus 5 (thru TMO)Samsung Galaxy S4 (thru TMO and TMO branded)Doing my research, it appears to me the Moto G LTE beats the other two in the following aspects:Build quality (it's even slightly water resistant)RuntimeCell signal acquisition and retention (typical of Motorola)I know the N5, and particularly the S4, are higher-performing devices, with bigger, better displays, but the other three criteria are more important to us. We use these things nearly 100% as phones and for texting, followed by email, calendaring, keeping an eye on the weather, and occasionally light web browsing. No gaming at all. No video streaming at all. Neither of us even streams music, news, etc. on them.The only thing that really gives us pause about either the N5 or Moto G is the lack of WiFi calling.I haven't seen many comment
Google Voice on Nexus 5 for internet calls
Tuesday 21st of October 2014
I'm an android super n00b, I have a t-mobile nexus 5. I've got pretty spotty coverage at my house and I'm trying to figure out how to make and receive calls through wifi using google voice. I signed up for google voice lite and activated it on my phone. Do I need to set up an account under internet calling also? Or am I all set? Will regular calls go to my phone on wifi now using google voice or am I completely confused on how all of this works? Sorry for being n00by.