T-Mobile is working with manufacturers to ‘provider Updates smartphones after purchasing




T-Mobile is working with various manufacturers on the basis of the SIM card that people use to distribute updates for smartphones. In those updates are under more apps T-Mobile ringtones provider and network optimizations.

The provider works with, HTC and Samsung to the updates, but is the furthest with LG, as the manufacturer has announced in a statement opposite Tweakers. The device checks a number of fields on the SIM card, such as “group identifier gid1, the server provider name, mobile country code and mobile network code. “When they match a known provider in our case Ben or T-Mobile, the device will give the message that there are updates. The customization will be installed after the approval of the customer,” said spokesperson Kathleen Shed against Tweakers. This happens after the purchase, when a user enters a T-Mobile SIM card inserted into the phone.

The provider updates include two parts: visible and invisible elements. The visual elements include ringtones and other sounds and apps that want to put on your device T-Mobile. These are removable, so claims the provider. According to spokesperson Kathleen Shed, the provider also changed the startup screen. “Customers have indicated that T-Mobile splash screen is not desirable, so it will disappear in the course of time,” says Pilot. LG set which, inter alia, on the LG G4, but not on the G5. The invisible elements include settings for NL-Alert and future calls over 4G. This first set is already well on virtually all devices without operator updated.

The update is the device on a regular edition in a branded version of the same smartphone. It is unknown whether it affects the rate at which Android updates on the camera. The adjustments based on the SIM card first came forward in a topic on the forum of T-Mobile. Providers fit for years firmwares phones for branding, but that usually happens for sale. It is unknown whether other providers here also are doing.


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