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How to SIM unlock the LG V10

March 12, 2016 Leave a comment

The LG V10 is quite a unique device. It’s not LG’s 2015 flagship phone, but it definitely has all the right ingredients to set it apart from the competition. The phone is loaded with a 5.7-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 808 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, fingerprint sensor and an impressive 16MP camera on the back. But what truly sets the LG V10 apart from the competition is its secondary display on the front which displays shortcuts and notifications.

Since the phone’s spec list is jam packed with goodies, the LG V10 is quite expensive. This means you likely purchased the phone from your favorite service provider with a discount or a payment plan. This also means that your LG V10 is SIM unlocked and you need a SIM unlock code before it can be used on another service provider. Fortunately, there are a few different way you can go about getting the SIM unlock code for your phone.

Get your LG V10 SIM unlock code

Free unlock code

The cheapest way to SIM unlock your LG V10 is to get a free SIM unlock code from your service provider. Many service providers around the globe will give you the unlock code for your phone, as long as the phone is paid in full or you are no longer under contract. If that’s you, follow the steps below to get your LG V10 SIM unlock code for free.

  • Open the phone app and dial *#06# to display your phone’s IMEI number
  • Write the IMEI number on a piece of paper
  • Call your service provider’s customer service line and request your LG V10′s free unlock code
  • If you meet your service provider’s requirements, your unlock code will be emailed to you in 2-5 days

Paid unlock code

Those who do not qualify for a free SIM unlock code for their LG V10 will need to use a paid SIM unlocking service. We’ve found that Android SIM Unlock usually offers the best prices and a money-back guarantee if the code they provide does not work. Android SIM Unlock is currently offering LG V10 unlock codes for only $9.90. The steps below will walk you walk you through how to purchase your SIM unlock code and how to enter the code into your LG V10.

Note: If you are trying to SIM unlock the T-Mobile LG V10, pleases use the T-Mobile LG V10 section at the bottom. 

  • Open the phone app and dial *#06# to display your phone’s IMEI number
  • Write the IMEI number on a piece of paper
  • Go to Android SIM Unlock’s LG V10 SIM unlock page
  • Enter your LG V10′s IMEI number and your email address
  • Select your payment method and complete the checkout process.
  • Once your order is processed, you will receive an email with the unlock code

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SIM unlock your LG V10

  • Turn your LG V10 off and remove the back panel
  • Replace the SIM card with a card from another service provider
  • Place the back panel back on and turn the phone on
  • Once the phone boots up, you will see a screen asking you to enter the unlock code
  • Input the unlock code your received from Android SIM Unlock
  • Your LG V10 is now ISM unlocked!

T-Mobile LG V10 SIM unlock

If you purchased the LG V10 from T-Mobile, the unlock methods mentioned above will not work. T-Mobile is using its own SIM unlock method for the LG V10 which requires the use of the T-Mobile Device Unlock application which is pre-installed on the phone. T-Mobile offers free unlocking for your phone, as long as it is fully paid off. Fortunately, the LG V10 can still be unlocked using the application, even if you’re still making payments on the phone. But you will need to pay to do so. Follow the instructions below and your T-Mobile LG V10 will be unlocked in no time.

  • Visit Android SIM Unlock’s T-Mobile Device Unlock page
  • Enter your LG V10′s IMEI number and your email address
  • Select your payment method and complete the checkout process.
  • Once your order is processed, you will receive an email notification saying that your LG V10 can now be unlocked
  • Open the T-Mobile Device Unlock application on your LG V10
  • Tap Device Unlock > Continue > Permanent Unlock
  • An “unlocked” message will display on the screen
  • Reboot the phone and your LG V10 will be SIM unlocked

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Sprint Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge getting Marshmallow update

March 11, 2016 Leave a comment

Are you the owner of a Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 edge? Well you’re in luck, because both devices are receiving the Marhsmallow update now. Android 6.0 Marhsmallow has tons of great improvements as it is, but Samsung has included a few goodies too.

With the update you’ll get Doze mode to save battery, customizable permissions for security, a new look for TouchWiz, and lots of improvements to make for a smoother and quicker experience. While it doesn’t seem like much at first, it really does make devices feel significantly better.

The update will be rolling out in stages, so if you don’t see it now, you’ll get it in a few days. Make sure to check for updates in Settings > About > Software updates and let us know how you like it!

Source: Sprint (2)

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Verizon offering new promos; now selling Samsung Galaxy View

March 11, 2016 Leave a comment

Verizon is fighting hard to stay competitive with the other carriers and today, the company is launching a whole host of new promos as well as a new tablet. We’ll get things rolling with the promos. First up is a $100 bill credit for new Verizon customers who purchase a DROID Turbo, DROID Turbo 2, DROID Maxx 2, Samsung Galaxy S7 or Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Again, this offer is only good for new Verizon customers.

The next offer is good for both existing and new Verizon customers, and it applies to the same phones as the previous offer. Customers who trade in a smartphone in good working condition and upgrade or add a line with one of the qualifying phones can get a $300 guaranteed trade-in value that’s issued as a Verizon credit, so it can be used towards bills, device purchases and more.

Verizon is also offering a free Gear VR or Gear S2 to customers who purchase a Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge. You will need to activate the free device on a two-year contract to receive this deal.

Finally, Verizon is offering up to $650 to cover the switching costs of those who come to Verizon. This can be used towards things like paying off your phone, covering early termination fees and any other costs that may accompany your switch to Verizon from another carrier.

Samsung Galaxy View

In addition to all of those offers, Verizon has begun selling Samsung’s massive Galaxy View tablet. The Galaxy View is known for its 18.4-inch 1080p display, but other specs include a 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos processor, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of storage plus microSD card slot, 5700mAh battery, 4G LTE support and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. This is priced at $599 full retail price or $499 on a two-year contract, though you could always break the cost up over monthly payments.

For more info, check out the source links below.

Source: Verizon (Offers), Verizon (Galaxy View)

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Deal: Save $50 on Nexus 5X and up to $100 on Nexus 6P

March 11, 2016 Leave a comment

Nexus fans aren’t suffering from a lack of deals lately. While nothing is likely to unseat the Project Fi offer of a $199 Nexus 5X for new Project Fi customers, a $50 discount on the already low-priced Nexus 5X is not too shabby, and the Nexus 6P has a couple deals of its own.

Today you have two different options to save yourself $50 off either the 16GB or 32GB version of the 5X.

The first option is from B&H and includes free shipping and no sales tax as long as you aren’t in New York. The only option they are missing is the Mint/Ice 32GB.

As it happens, the Google Store is celebrating its first birthday and is offering the exact same deal. You can check out the full complement of Nexus 5X options at the Google Store, As this is published the 16GB Mint/Ice version is the only one that is out of stock. Shipping is free, but you are going to be on the hook for sales tax.

Now, lest the Nexus 6P feel neglected, let’s take a look at its offers.

B&H is upping the ante slightly for the pricier Nexus and is not only taking $50 off the price, but it’s also throwing in a $50 gift card. Considering the wealth of products available at B&H, that’s almost as good as cash. Again, there’s free shipping and no tax for anyone not in New York.

And finally, the Nexus 6P direct from the Google Store. You will save the same $50 as with the Nexus 5X and, at the moment, you will still eligible for a $50 credit towards a Huawei Watch as well. Check out the full list of Nexus 6P options on the Google Store. The two big differences are the 128GB option that B&H doesn’t carry and the Frost option.

If all this talk of the Android Beta Program has been too exciting for you, now is your chance to swim in the dangerous Android N waters.

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Samsung offering $30 gift card to Galaxy S7, S7 edge owners who use Samsung Pay

March 11, 2016 Leave a comment

Mobile payments are taking off in a big way and Samsung has sought to get in on the action with Samsung Pay. As the company launches its latest flagships, it’s using the release as an opportunity to increase the amount of customers using Samsung Pay. In order to grow that number, Samsung is now offering a $30 gift card to Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge owners who make a purchase with Samsung Pay between March 11 and March 31.

Once they’ve made their purchase, users can choose a $30 gift card from one of five merchants: Best Buy, eBay, Whole Foods, Nike or Regal Entertainment. Once you choose your gift card, it will be added to your Samsung Pay Wallet.

Again, this is only open to Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge owners who make a qualifying purchase. It should be noted that customers using Bank of America debit and private label cards are not eligible for this offer. All other Samsung Pay-compatible cards will work.

For eligible customers, this is an easy way to score a gift card. It’s not the first time we’ve seen a company offer a reward for those who use a mobile payments service. Google has offered several perks for Android Pay users, ranging from Best Buy gift cards to free songs and even to a free Chromecast for users.

Check out the source link for more details.

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Top 10 Android app updates this week: Truecaller, Waze

March 11, 2016 Leave a comment

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the most installs. As in the past, we’re going to filter out minor updates for the super-popular apps that have over 10 million installs, but we’ll make exceptions for apps that have had significant updates. We hope you enjoy this weekly feature and that you discover some apps that end up being useful.

Treucaller – Version 7.0.0

Truecaller

What’s new in this version:

  • Smart Call History replaces unknown numbers with real names and faces in your call history, even for numbers that are not saved in your contacts.
  • Availability shows you if your friends are free to talk before you call. Now you’ll never get a busy signal or interrupt someone again.
  • Built-in dialer allows you to make all your calls directly with Truecaller.
  • New design and app icon to help you use Truecaller to replace your dialer.

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AmpMe – Version 3.0.1

AmpMe

What’s new in this version:

  • Performance improvements
  • New audio synchronization technology
  • UI improvements
  • Bug fixes

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Ampere – Version 2.0.0

Ampere

What’s new in this version:

  • 5 display styles
  • Favorite style selector
  • Battery voltage in notification
  • Battery temperature in notification
  • Bug fixes

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News Republic – Version 6.5.0

News Republic

What’s new in this version:

  • Meet your personal news profile! It displays all the articles you shared, commented on and reacted to
  • Keep track of surveys you participated in
  • Get an account & become a News Republic Citizen
  • Follow your friends & relatives and learn what’s important to them
  • Follow Experts and discover what’s hot with the top News Republic Citizens
  • Are you a News Warrior? Get your rank and compare it with your friends, family & followers!

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Simple – Version 2.5.6

Simple

What’s new in this version:

  • Good news, adventurers! Now you can use the app to give us a heads up about your international travel plans. That way, we can (when possible) raise your daily spending limit and clear card use in specific countries.
  • Unlock the app with Nexus Imprint.
  • Add memos to your Instant Transfers to let the recipient know what the payment is for.
  • We completely rebuilt the Payments feature. One happy result: you can see if your Pay a Bill contacts accept electronic payments.

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OneDrive – Version 3.9.3

OneDrive

What’s new in this version:

  • Use a variety of apps to create photos and videos on your device? No problem! The OneDrive app can now automatically upload them from the locations you select.
  • Have an SD Card with your photos stored on them? Plug it in and OneDrive can upload them up for you.

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Yahoo Mail – Version 5.3.1

Yahoo Mail

What’s new in this version:

  • Customize your theme – Select a new color scheme for your inbox. Screen too bright? Choose a darker theme to dim your inbox.
  • Rename your accounts – Give your accounts unique names like “Personal” or “Work” by long-pressing on an account in the account switcher screen.
  • Create and manage subfolders in mobile – now you can create, rename, and delete subfolders from your phone or tablet.

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Opera min – Version 15.0.0

Opera Mini

What’s new in this version:

  • Added “Save to SD card” for phones on Android 4.4.4 or higher.
  • Access your SD-card files when uploading on the web.
  • Included the “video boost” option to compress video.
  • Updated high data-savings mode so it can save data on Wi-Fi.
  • Improved fast scrolling, triggering a handle you can drag.
  • Added an option to shrink photos before uploading, with three different sizes.

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Waze – Version 4.0.0

Waze

What’s new in this version:

  • Significantly reduced battery consumption.
  • Fewer taps to start a drive, send locations and directions.
  • New ETA panel organizes everything you need in one place. View reports, check alternate routes, add a stop on the way, or instantly send ETA to friends and family.
  • Smart reminders to leave on time for your Calendar events based on traffic conditions and drive times.

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PhotoMath – Version 2.0.0

Photomath

What’s new in this version:

  • Easily type in math problems using our new Math keyboard
  • The app has a completely new, beautiful design and is easier to use
  • Still the smartest and the most powerful camera calculator

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Top 10 new Android games this week: Ninjet, FlipSide

March 10, 2016 Leave a comment

Welcome back to Android Gaming Weekly, our weekly recap of new game releases. We still plan to cover upcoming releases and games we’re playing, but this column is dedicated to new games that you can start playing right now. Check out our top picks and let us know in the comments section if you have any suggestions for next week’s post.

Glyde

DescriptionExperience flying in an arcade style like you’ve never seen before! Arcade style flying experience. Enjoy beautiful 3D graphics. Take breathtaking screenshots while flying! Fly multiple airplanes.

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Reactor – Energy Sector Tycoon

Description:  Super challenging, most epic and nuclear idle game – Reactor – Energy Sector Tycoon! This game packs tons of the things you’ve come to love about best clicker and idle games!

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The Greedy Cave

DescriptionIn “The Greedy Cave”, you are a brave adventurer tasked with exploring a mysterious cave and battling all kinds of monsters. Use your wits to defeat them, learn different skills, gain mighty equipment, challenge evil monster bosses, and decipher the mysterious surrounding this cave…

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Bik: A Space Adventure

DescriptionA young boy, abducted by a UFO, joins forces with alien mercenaries and tries to find his way home. Along the way, Bik and his newfound friends outsmart hijackers, (eat some brownies), accept a perilous mission to find a missing alien, (make some sandwiches), foil a dastardly plot by an evil corporate empire, (argue with disgruntled robots), and save a planet on the brink of destruction.

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Thumb Drift

DescriptionWhether you know how to drift or not, you’ll enjoy sliding sideways around the corners to compete for the highest score. Over 60 fully unlicenced cars to unlock + more to come. Simple one thumb controls. Addictive drifting gameplay. Original soundtrack with 4 pumping tunes.

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Dungeon Monsters

Description: The rebirth of the 3D first-person dungeon-crawler. Lead your team of mighty heroes through forbidden dungeons crawling with nasty creatures! Collect over 400 units, evolve them into fierce fighters and come up with clever battle strategies. 

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FlipSide

DescriptionOpposites unite! Split your attention and take control of two opposed characters simultaneously. Put your hand-eye coordination to the test and bounce your way through a progressively more challenging obstacle course!

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Kings of Steam

DescriptionInnovative rotating gameplay mechanic paired with meticulously tweaked pacing creates a unique twist on the mobile action genre. Mastering it will be a challange even to the hardcore bullet hell fans!

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Lil Big Invasion

DescriptionYou are a rescuer who has been trained since youth to protect little green flies from getting lost in caves. Sounds easy but trust me it’s a hard job. Especially for an aged firefly like yourself. You’ve been sleeping for just one second… and yep, they’ve invaded every cave. It’s a Lil Big Invasion.

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Ninjet

DescriptionNinjet is a shoot ‘em up where you control a jet which can transform into a powerful robot ninja. Armed with other powerups, you will face the endless horde of alien swarms and their bosses. Take on the challenge as you compete for high score on our leaderboards!

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