Flashable Zip - Fixed LTE/eHRPD for CyanogenMod

Matthew Trent

Just wanted to share this in case it helps anyone.

I noticed the stock Google 4.2.1 rom on my Galaxy Nexus connected fine to eHRPD and LTE, but when I flashed CyanogenMod 10.1 I could only get EVDO. So I used an APN backup utility to get the proper APN settings from stock and created a recovery-flashable zip file. This also sets the Ting MMS URL.

This fixed both LTE and eHRPD for me.

The zip file is attached to this post. Flash it over an already-installed Cyanogenmod rom, and again any time after you flash a rom update. I don't know if these APNs will work for other LTE devices besides the Galaxy Nexus, but I suspect they will. I've only flashed this zip from TWRP, so it may or may not work with other recoveries (ie: Clockwork).

Uninstall is as simple as re-flashing your CM rom, or restoring your original "/system/etc/apns-conf.xml" file with a root file explorer app (if you saved a backup before flashing this).

**edit**

New version attached for Android 4.3. Credit to @ poo706 for figuring out the new APN version number change. (Now removed. Use version 3 zip.)

**edit**

New version 3 zip, also updated with CM Sprint APN revisions. Unless you're running an older CM, use this one.

**edit March 14 2014**

Since some of the latest CM nightlies, I'm having better luck with flashing the zip from this post:

https://help.ting.com/entries/42358068-LTE-MMS-APN-Fix-Android-4-4-Kit-Kat-

Thanks to @Deante Flood for that. His APNs have some additional lines for bare CDMA (non LTE/eHRPD).

Make sure you do a "Reset to default" in the APNs screen afteward. (Voice Dialer -> Say "open apns". Or under Settings -> More -> Mobile Networks -> Access Point Names on some devices).

Comments

76 comments

  • Comment author
    Zarthan South

    What APN backup app did you use? 

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  • Comment author
    Matthew Trent

    I used "APN Backup & Restore" from the market. You have to make it a system app with Titanium Backup before it'll work on Jellybean. The output was different and incompatible with the CM APN format, but I manually edited it to make it work.

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  • Comment author
    Zarthan South

    I have used it before. Thanks. I just wanted to compare the output.

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  • Comment author
    Matthew Trent

    Interestingly I had a friend with a GNex on Sprint proper try it and he couldn't get eHRPD or LTE. Must be something different with Sprint proper vs Ting.

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  • Comment author
    Matthew Trent

    OK, I have verified that LTE works with these APNs as well.

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  • Comment author
    Jamaal Yarborough

    Hey Matthew Trent can you please post a video on youtube showing LTE on ting. I want to put my Sprint Galax S III on ting and the only reason I would come to ting is LTE. If you do can you email me the link xxavierx96@gmail.com

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  • Comment author
    Jamaal Yarborough

    Thank you or just post the link up here.

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  • Comment author
    Zarthan South

    @Jamaal

    If you are in an area that has Sprint LTE then it will work with Ting. Ting is basically a reseller of Sprint services. 

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  • Comment author
    Jamaal Yarborough

    Ah okay. Thank You Zarthan South. I have a question I watched a video that had a ting referral link that gave me $25 of a phone or towards my ting service. Does that mean if I active my Galaxy S III on here that I can use that $25 and not pay anything when I activate it? 

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  • Comment author
    Scott Sandler

    I tried to flash this with my epic 4g touch on clockworkmod, but it didn't seem to write any new APNs. Would you be able to post screenshots of your settings in the APN editor?

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  • Comment author
    Matthew Salazar

    This worked perfectly, I was worried when I couldn't access mobile data after flashing, but this quickly solved the problem.

    Thanks again!

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  • Comment author
    Christopher Arevalo

    Thank you sir.  This fixed my problem.

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  • Comment author
    Kyle Altendorf

    Thanks.  I already had the .XML but having it in the flashable .ZIP is certainly nice.  Just installed it on my Samsung Galaxy S III SPH-L710 running CM10.1-20130725-NIGHTLY-d2spr.

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  • Comment author
    Michael Coronas

    Thank you very much for providing the zip. It works on my Galaxy S III and Galaxy S4.

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  • Comment author
    Majdi Razick

    I was about to say that this didn't work from me, then I did another reboot and I'm good on my Note 2. Appreciate it friend!

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  • Comment author
    Majdi Razick

    I'm actually still having an issue. It works on a reboot but as soon as I enable Wifi and then disable it, mobile data doesn't function again until I reboot.

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  • Comment author
    Matthew Trent

    New version for Android 4.3. Credit to XDA user @ poo706 for figuring out the new APN version number change. Very little testing on this but seems to work for me. YMMV!

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  • Comment author
    Gustave Gerhardt

    This is great but i am not sure which apn to use now... Still experiencing trouble sending mms without being on wifi

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  • Comment author
    Anthonius Sulaiman

    I'm using the Ting APN Android 4.3. All seems to work for me after applying "Fix Permissions". Without "Fix Permissions", it works only once per reboot (it stops working if I turn on Wifi and off again, until I reboot).

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  • Comment author
    Stephen Smith

    Thank you soo much!!! I spent several days flashing nightlies and RCs and other custom AOKP until I realized it must have to do with Ting! Only slight problem is that it seems slow to go to LTE if wifi is still on (but disconnected). May improve over time.

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  • Comment author
    Wesley Stout

    Thank you!! Awesome worked great on my Nexus, with CWM.

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  • Comment author
    Jonathan Murray

    Just installed the 4.3 on Bean Stalk AND IT WORRRRRRRRRRRKS.  Thank you!

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  • Comment author
    Patrick Marcoux

    trying to get LTE to work with 4.3 BeanStalk and not having any luck Jonathan, can you give your process or was it just flashing the 4.3 zip? 

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  • Comment author
    Jonathan Murray

    I'm in an area right now with 4g/lte but I don't know how to turn it on lol.  I went into Bean Stalk and selected "un-cap 3g speed" and using google maps on 3g was really fast.  I also went into Android Tweaker Pro and looked around, most stuff in there I didn't understand but there's some cool performance and battery settings built into the ROM and also Android Tweaker.

     

    But in answer to your question I just saved the file onto the root of my SD card, reboot to recovery and install the zip just like you did when you installed the ROM originally.

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  • Comment author
    Jonathan Murray

    Guess I should have posted in my previous post that I have a HTC Evo 4g LTE (jewel) that is running Bean Stalk which is 4.3

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  • Comment author
    Patrick Marcoux

    Ah okay from what i've read that even if you use Sprint coverage map and it says 4G LTE is available it probably isn't, they're roaming onto Verizon 4G LTE which we cannot do on Ting. 

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  • Comment author
    Brian Baur

    My SG4 using cyanogenmod stable 10.1 was unable to connect to ting mobile network. I tried the 4.3 zip first and the issue persisted, then I tried the first one listed and it worked for me.

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  • Comment author
    Patrick Marcoux

    I believe the 4.3 zip is for CM10.2/JB 4.3 only 

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  • Comment author
    Wesley Stout

    Brian, like Patrick said CM10.1 is Android 4.2 so the 4.3 zip wouldn't work, if you decide to move to the 10.2 nightlies or 10.2 when it is released you will need to reflash with the 4.3 zip. I keep them both on my phone just in case, since they are really small files.

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  • Comment author
    Patrick Marcoux

    Just note that after reading a little bit, it seems that the Sprint Galaxy Nexus is nearing it's EOL. I would advise buying the phone if you want to reliably use anything past 4.2.2. 

    4.3 desperately needs a new radio, lots of data dropping which may be a no go for a lot of ting users trying to groove ip. 

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