Ting APN now on CyanogenMod by default

Ting's APNs are included in CyanogenMod 11 by default now! This started with the nightly builds about 2 days ago.
To start using the Ting APN, go to

1. Settings>Mobile Networks>Access Point Names

2. Open the menu (three dots), and choose "Reset to default"

3. After it has reset, scroll down, and press the radio (circle) button next to Ting

 

You will not lose any data in this process except custom APNs you have configured. If you are setting up a new device, you can skip the reset to default step. Make sure you are running a nightly from the last few days (specifically, anything from 20140917 and on, not including the M10 release) and that you don't flash any APN zips after upgrading to fully take advantage of this.

Also note that this does not affect Google Hangouts SMS. You'll still need to manually configure the APNs in Hangouts, but not for the system overall (like the default messaging app).

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  • Thank you for this. I had been following snapshots, but was glad to install this nightly build.

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  • My APNs screen is blank.  Anyone know why?

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  • Did you Reset to Default?

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  • Yes I did but it didn't fix the issue.  What DID fix the issue was doing a wipe and clean flash of the latest nightly WITHOUT flashing the ting APN zip I used to use to make things work.

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  • Kyle thanks for letting us know this

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  • Keith, just make sure you're running a nightly from the last few days. I guess I didn't make it clear that you'll need to upgrade to a recent nightly in order to take advantage of this. But yeah, don't flash any custom APNS zips either.

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  • Just to be clear for others who might have the same issue... Flashing the nightly over an older install where you have already flashed an APN zip may lead to a blank APN setting screen as I saw.  Doing a wipe and clean flash of the nightly resulted in the setting screen having all of the different APNs to choose from.

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  • What excellent timing I have for switching to Ting and Cyanogen Mod this week. I was a little disappointed I couldn't get the APNs to work, but a more recent update than the 9/16 snapshot, plus the reset solved my issues!

     

    Thanks!

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  • Since making this change I seem to be hitting more deadspots and getting fewer LTE connections than usual in my normal areas of usage. Could the APN settings be to blame?

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  • Normally, I would recommend updating the PRL on the phone, but I do not think you can do that from CyanogenMod. The PRL tells the phone which towers it can best use.

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  • Great to hear, guys! Just installed CM11 on my HTC One m7 today, and this makes life even easier.

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  • Keith, depending on the phone you may may able to update the PRL in cyanogenmod. The Galaxy Nexus, and Nexus 5 I know for sure you can. I suspect on non Nexus devices it may not be as plentiful since Nexus are pretty much running AOSP and its probably easy to move over.

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  • Wesley,

    I was not aware of that Does CM support the dialer codes on the Nexus 5 too?

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  • Bruce, yes it does. It didn't early on, and me being the geeky dude I am watched the merge request into the nightlies and about 2 months in there was a commit for "Sprint bits" after that all was good. I must admit I never found CM to be nearly as good as Stock, rooted with Xposed framework.

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  • Thanks. I have not rooted my Nexus 5 yet. When I realized I needed to wipe the phone to root it, I decided to wait.

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  • Bruce, I have seen this method: http://www.reddit.com/r/Nexus5/comments/288bdj/guide_rooting_the_nexus_5_without_losing/  I haven't tried it. I unlock the bootloader of Nexus devices as soon as I get them because I know I will eventually want to tinker.

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  • Does someone on the thread have a link to the CM11-supported dialer codes?

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  • Michael, I would guess it is very device dependent, on the Nexus 5, it had all of them. I suspect that is how it works, all or none. I am far from a CM developer however so I would take what I say with a grain of salt.

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  • Sweet now will this get rid of the apns i had to hack into the system by using google gesture search?

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  • I now only get 3g and it takes quite some time to connect to begin with.  Don't know if it's a bug with cm or if it's something on my end.  But, it appears to be the same apn i was using before just officially inserted into cm

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  • I can confirm that I now get only 3G, too. I haven't had time to restore an older OS image to compare.

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  • I flashed a backup of my 9/30 nightly and got lte back the settings appear to be very similar/identical to the ones cyanogenmod ships with.  I wonder whats up

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  • From what I've gathered in the forums the latest nightlies of CM have some signal issues.  Most people say that M10 is stable with good signal but it doesn't yet have the APN settings in it.  You may want to wait for M11.

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  • I'm on CM 11 and it seems somewhere a couple of weeks ago I started losing LTE in specific areas I had LTE before.  I"m not sure if this is a Sprint/Ting thing or what or a CM11 thing.  APN's are the same as I had before but I will now reset them to see if this gets better.

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  • I'm on the latest nightly and my APN list is empty.  I've also tried flashing some of the APN zip files I've found and had no luck.  I can make calls but I cannot get 3g or LTE data.  Any ideas?

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  • I have CM11 M11 on my HTC EVO 4G LTE phone and can select Ting in the APN list. However, still only get 3G at best and not LTE. LTE was working fine on the stock ROM. PRL version is 25002 (not sure if that matters because LTE was working last week on stock ROM).

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  • Same issue here.  I have CM11 M11 on my Galaxy S3.  I also only get 3G with the new built in Ting APNs as well as with APN zip files I've found.

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  • Well, I flashed back to stock ROM and updated PRL. While I was now getting LTE, it was pretty spotty. I flashed back to CM11 M11 and was able to get LTE in the same spots in my house and neighborhood that I did with the stock ROM. What's worse though is the switch back to LTE doesn't happen smoothly. If I'm getting LTE outdoors, then move indoors, the phone switches me to 3G pretty quickly. If I then move back to the same spot outdoors where I had a good LTE connection before, it does not switch me back (I waited 5 mins to see). Only an airplane mode recycle put me back in LTE.

    So even though Sprint's coverage map shows that I'm in the middle of LTE coverage, it is not very reliable in the Los Angeles area.

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  • I've decided to just stay on M10 until I hear that these issues are worked out.  LTE works fine on M10.

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  • Seems to me that the most recent few CM builds don't work anymore as I can't send MMS Pictures anymore.

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