With a root bounty of over $18,000 up for the taking, developers were highly motivated to get the AT&T and Verizon Wireless variants of the Samsung Galaxy S5 rooted. Legendary hacker George Hotz, aka Geohot, has won the race and can now step up to claim his prize. Hotz is not ...more
PRL, or Preferred Roaming List, basically tells your phone which towers to connect to first. Changing PRLs can improve reception and data speeds, and in some cases even give you access to corporate/test towers. Because PRLs only operate on CDMA networks, this method only appl ...more
As the largest wireless service providers in the United States, AT&T and Verizon Wireless carry some serious clout. Sadly, they use some of this power to heavily modify the Android phones that they offer. While smaller carriers like Sprint or T-Mobile are happy to just have t ...more
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) 4G LTE on Verizon has only been released for a couple months now with good reviews. It comes with dual cameras, memory expansion, and very quick 4G LTE speeds, without needing a contract. While most users are satisfied with the tablet as is, ther ...more
The bootloaders on the AT&T and Verizon Wireless variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 still cannot be unlocked, despite the $1,400+ bounty that arose late last year. Nine months later and still nothing. But just because we can't "unlock" the bootloader doesn't mean we can't g ...more
As you may have heard, Verizon has jumped on the "giving up users' data to whomever will pay" bandwagon with its new AppFlash spyware app that's all set to be pre-installed on at least one of the Android phones they sell. Currently, AppFlash is only being tested on the LG K20 ...more
PSA : You Can Upgrade Your iPhone at the Apple Store if You Financed Through AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon
With four major carriers, buying an iPhone X or iPhone 8 can be more complicated than you'd think. While Apple has its own iPhone upgrade program, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile all have versions of their own. Which plan you choose depends on your needs and, of course, yo ...more
Learn how to determine username and password on a Verizon FiOS Router. You'll see the easy steps on how to find out or reset the user name and password of your Verizon FiOS Router by Actiontec.
Apple doesn't want you to know how to do this - at least not by yourself - because they can't earn any moolah off of it. But with just a few basic tools you probably already have lying around the house you can remove the back cover of your iPhone 4 easily and then replace the ...more
This is a video tutorial on how to cancel your Verizon contract without having to pay an early termination fee (ETF). You're going to need to things to accomplish this task; your Verizon Wireless customer agreement which you can get online, along with a copy of your latest Ve ...more
After years of false rumors and abandoned hopes, the day has finally come. Verizon Wireless is finally getting the Apple iPhone! No longer does AT&T monopolize the iPhone market. Three weeks ago, Verizon Wireless and Apple announced the iPhone 4's arrival to the nation's most ...more
Whether you're the proud owner of a Verizon LG Ally Google Android smartphone or perhaps just considering picking one up, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial, which presents a complete overview of how to activate and get started using the Ally. For details, an ...more
Last week, HTC released their new Droid DNA smartphone in hopes of gaining more traction in a smartphone world currently dominated by Apple and Samsung with their popular iPhone and Samsung Galaxy lines. The new Droid DNA boasts a 5-inch 1080p display—the highest resolution fo ...more
One of the main reasons why the Samsung Galaxy S III has dethroned Apple's iPhone 4S as the best-selling smartphone in the world is due to Android's open-source operating system. The vast spectrum of customization that comes with Android has become one of its focal points, all ...more
crash your friend's verizon phone and not waste any text message allowance either! Crash your friend's Verizon cell phone. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com
Learn how to improve wireless networking on Verizon's FiOS Router. You'll see some easy tips on how to improve wireless networking with the MI424WR Verizon FiOS Router, by Actiontec.
The Motorola XOOM was just released last week to Android-hungry fans waiting the next best thing to Apple's iPad. But should it have been released, considering Verizon's switching to the 4G LTE network soon? From what I saw across Android forums, yes—because most could not wa ...more
A few months ago, it was discovered that Verizon was installing an extremely shady app called "DT Ignite" on some of its smartphones—most notably, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The app, created by Digital Turbine, monitors your smartphone usage, then uses the data it collects to ...more
In this video tutorial, we learn how to navigate and use ringtones a Verizon LG Octane VN530 cell phone. Whether you own a LG Octane phone or are merely curious to see how they work, you're sure to enjoy this brief clip. For detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
Whether you're the proud owner of a Verizon LG Ally Google Android smartphone or perhaps just considering picking one up, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial, which presents a complete overview of the phone's various features. Specifically, this video demonstr ...more
Learn how to setup the Verizon FiOS Router for multiplayer gaming. Most games and gaming consoles only require that UPnP (Universal Plug-n-Play) be turned on. The MI424WR Verizon FiOS Router that is manufactured by Actiontec ships with UPnP ON, as the default.
This video explains how to set up port forwarding on the Verizon MI424WR router. See how to setup basic port forwarding for a Verizon FiOS Router.
In recent years, unwanted calls have become a top priority for the FCC. In 2016, analysts estimated that US customers received over 2.4 billion robocalls per month. As a result, the FCC has provided carriers new tools to combat this problem. The Federal Communications Commiss ...more
Learn how to connect your computer to the Verizon MI424WR FiOS Router using wireless. This video tutorial will show you the easy steps to connecting wirelessly from your computer to the Verizon FiOS Router by Actiontec.
Although the Motorola Droid isn't the newest Android cell phone from Verizon Wireless (e.g. Droid X, Droid Incredible), a lot of mobile phone users are reluctant to switch because of its reliability and QWERTY keyboard. If you're one of those users, but haven't quite fully rea ...more
Learn how to change your wireless network name on Verizon's FiOS Router. You'll see the easy steps on how to change your wireless network name and / or password for your MI424WR Verizon FiOS Router, manufactured by Actiontec Electronics, Inc.
Android 7.1.1 stock images for the Nexus 6P were released last week on December 5, 2016. However, Verizon users seem to have been excluded from the update. Google's factory image page states "All carriers except Verizon" next to version number NMF26F. This doesn't seem fair, e ...more
Now that the iPhone 4 made its way to Verizon, there's a whole new crowd of smartphone users that are looking for jailbreak methods. And GreenPois0n has come to the rescue (yet again). The Chronic Dev Team recently pushed out GreenPois0n RC5.4 for both Mac and Windows machine ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to use the SMS and MMS text messaging features on a Verizon Wireless Salute. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started messaging on your own Salute, watch this helpful vid ...more
It seemed like an impossible task. No one could figure it out. Only God himself knew the answer. But the impossible has become possibly after only a week of trying. The Droid X has been rooted. Yes, it's true. Everybody who owns Verizon Wireless's Droid X from Motorola can no ...more
Learn how to set up and install the Verizon MI424WR FiOS Router. This video tutorial will show you the easy steps to installing and setting up the Verizon FiOS Router by Actiontec Electronics.
You may be a little confused about all the new functions and features of your new Motorola Droid X cell phone from Verizon Wireless, bud don't worry, help is here. This video will give you a complete walkthrough of the new Droid X mobile device, showing you all the new stuff a ...more
In this video, get to know the Verizon Droid from Verizon Wireless. In this video, learn about the useful features and functions behind this phone, like watching YouTube videos in high quality, and getting alerts while browsing.
Attention folks—the Samsung Galaxy S4 is coming soon to a cellular provider near you. Though the official release date for the GS4 here in the states has been closely guarded, a recent leak from a Staples store training document has revealed some possible days that the GS4 cou ...more
Verizon Wireless advertises that their highest data plan caps at 10GB, which unfortunately isn't enough for a lot of users (especially if you're fond of tethering your phone). Go over their limit, and they'll slap you with seriously unwelcome charges—$15 per 1GB over. It's fun ...more
If you're considering getting the new Verizon iPhone, you may want to check out reliable teardown site iFixit. Although the exterior of the new phone may look the same as the old, the interior shows significant differences. A few notable distinctions (click through for the wh ...more
If you can't wait to see what's inside your new Motorola Droid X mobile device from Verizon Wireless, this video will show you the complete dissection process. Just because the Droid X is new, doesn't mean that the cell phone isn't prone to damage or minor repairs, like the to ...more
Use a special code to access a special system menu inside of a Verizon Motoroloa V3m Razr cell phone. Access a hidden menu on a Verizon Motorola V3m Razor - Part 1 of 2. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com Access a hidden menu on a Verizon Motorola V3m Razor - P ...more
Learn how to connect your Apple iPhone to the Verizon MI424WR FiOS Router using wireless. This video tutorial will show you the easy steps to connecting wirelessly from the iPhone to the Verizon FiOS Router by Actiontec.
Whether you're the proud owner of a Pantech Crux phone or are merely considering picking one up, you're sure to benefit from this free video guide, which presents a general overview of how to set the phone up. For details, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to ...more
Verizon customers who use the Samsung Galaxy S7, beware: a recent update installs new bloatware over your existing bloatware that installs new bloatware. Confused or pissed off? You should be, as this app can install new apps onto your phone without you knowing. Verizon Galax ...more
Cashcroppimp teaches you how to open your XBox 360's NAT with Verizon Fios. You first have to find your IP address. For this, you simply point your internet browser to http://findmyip.com to find IP. This is also calling the default gateway. Make sure to write this down somewh ...more
Verizon Wireless's most recent Android smartphone, the Motorola Droid Bionic, is having quite a few problems with activation. If you need support activating your Droid Bionic, take a look at this walkthrough for a quick little work around for the activation problem.
We've been expecting the latest Android Pie update for current Samsung flagships like the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 for some time now, but Samsung's running behind schedule in the United States. Thankfully, it appears that One UI has finally started rolling out for some lucky S9 ow ...more
Market Reality : HoloLens 2 Secrets Revealed, Nreal CEO on AR Future, Meta Lawsuit Update, & Verizon Teams with Vuzix
As Microsoft continues to bask in the glow of its HoloLens 2 unveiling and begins ramping up the hype to launch, Nreal and Vuzix are carving out their own niches in the AR hardware landscape. Nreal continues to make waves with its forthcoming tethered smartglasses, and its fo ...more
Whether you're the proud owner of an Apple iPhone 3G or perhaps just considering picking one up second hand, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial. For more information, including a detailed overview, watch this iPhone user's guide.
Learn everything you need to know to set up and get started using a Verizon Samsung Fascinate Galaxy S Google Android smartphone. This video guide presents a general overview of the phone's hardware and software. For all of the details, and to get started using your own Galaxy ...more
Whether you're the proud owner of a Verizon LG Fathom Windows Mobile smartphone or perhaps just considering picking one up, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial, which presents a complete overview of the phone's various features and functions. For more informat ...more
A few days ago, we got word that Verizon's KitKat update to the Samsung Galaxy S4 was scheduled for release on May 2nd, 2014. However, this morning the OTA update was popping up on devices all over the states, ready for download and installation. Galaxy S4 owners on various ot ...more
This video is about how to get free ringtones for a Verizon wireless phone. First you need a Verizon wireless phone with Vcast. You can either have or not have a micro SD card. You need a phone with Bluetooth. First go to your email, then where it says to put vzwpix.com you do ...more
With Verizon Wireless's Android phone numbers growing rapidly (e.g. Droid X, Droid Incredible, Motorola Droid), one of the of the favorites remains to be the HTC Droid Eris. If you have one of these mobile devices, Verizon Wireless would like to show you a little more about it ...more
The Galaxy S8's Bixby Vision feature isn't working up to its full potential for Verizon customers, according to a recent CNET report. Bixby Vision was supposed to let you use the phone's camera to recognize bar codes and shop for products via Amazon, but for Verizon customers ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use a GPS/navigation free on a Verizon Blackberry Storm phone. Begin by clicking on Browser and go to this web address: Google Maps. Now install the application onto your phone. To access it, go to Applications and select Google Map ...more
Verizon Wireless executives recently cooked up a plan so devious that it could have only come from one of the four major US carriers. Apparently, they aren't satisfied with simply loading every Android device they sell with their own bloatware, so now they're reaching out to b ...more
Need a quick primer on how to get started using a Verizon Wireless ZTE Salute cell phone? Whether you're a proud owner of the Verizon ZTE Salute or are merely considering picking one up, you're sure to benefit from this video tutorial. For more information, including detailed, ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to install and use a Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) emulator on a Droid 2 phone. Whether you're the proud owner of a Verizon Droid 2 Google Android smartphone or are merely considering picking one up, you're sure to be well served by ...more
Yesterday, Bryan Clark pointed out a new option on Verizon's privacy settings that gives new customers 30 days to opt out of a data sharing program that gives advertisers information on basically everything you're doing on your new iPhone (or any other smartphone). The progra ...more
Magicmattman1 teaches you how to get free Verizon ringtones. You will need a Verizon phone and iTunes. Start iTunes and go to Preferences. Then go to Import settings and set it to MP3 Encoder. Click Custom, set it to 96 kbps and click Ok. Right click on a song, click Get Info, ...more
This WirelessZone video gives a first-look and shows how to setup a recently un-boxed Razzle from Verizon Wireless. First the features of the unique Razzle with its flip speaker keyboard combo is highlighted, thereafter a walk-through is given on how to set up the display bann ...more
Verizon launched the $80 unlimited prepaid plan this week and we've found that it actually isn't as limitless as they would have you believe. The gist of the deal is basically that customers get unlimited talk, text, and data for $80 per month, and no contract or credit check ...more