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Can droid 4 be used on Page Plus

miller351 428 62 August 19, 2013 at 07:29 AM
Can droid 4 be used on Page Plus?


Addtl question: Can someone give their review/opinion on the D4 overall? I am trying to find out if it is worth getting vs the droid 3 (I currently have the 3)

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It seems that while possible it's difficult (Needs flashed). Honestly the D4 is a early 2012 phone running an early build of ICS I believe. It's similar to a D3 but had small improvements to all specs. The big difference is LTE which won't work on PP.

If spending money on a phone I would look to something else. It all kind of depends on how you use it. Personally a hardware keyboard is pretty old school and going out for a reason.
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It seems that while possible it's difficult (Needs flashed). Honestly the D4 is a early 2012 phone running an early build of ICS I believe. It's similar to a D3 but had small improvements to all specs. The big difference is LTE which won't work on PP.

If spending money on a phone I would look to something else. It all kind of depends on how you use it. Personally a hardware keyboard is pretty old school and going out for a reason.
Thank you for your reply. I am one of those that like to have a hardware keyboard, or else I would have been looking for a different phone.

One of the biggest reasons I wanted to go with a D4 (Assuming I can get it on PP) is because of the upgraded specs to make it quicker overall. Is it worth it to go from a D3 to a D4 for the speed increase?

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It seems that while possible it's difficult (Needs flashed). Honestly the D4 is a early 2012 phone running an early build of ICS I believe. It's similar to a D3 but had small improvements to all specs. The big difference is LTE which won't work on PP.

If spending money on a phone I would look to something else. It all kind of depends on how you use it. Personally a hardware keyboard is pretty old school and going out for a reason.
if I was to get a phone with NO hardware keyboard to work on PP, which would you recommend?
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Thank you for your reply. I am one of those that like to have a hardware keyboard, or else I would have been looking for a different phone.

One of the biggest reasons I wanted to go with a D4 (Assuming I can get it on PP) is because of the upgraded specs to make it quicker overall. Is it worth it to go from a D3 to a D4 for the speed increase?



if I was to get a phone with NO hardware keyboard to work on PP, which would you recommend?
I really can't say if it's worth it or not. The specs are better on the D4 but it was a midrange phone when it came out so in comparison to todays hardware it's probably low range. For me that and the fact that it won't get any OS updates is a dealbreaker.

Not on page plus so I don't know exactly what phones work there. I know the Galaxy S3 does and the Galaxy S4 does probably as well. Both are pretty solid all around phones that are quite popular. Budget comes into play here as well as what your doing with your phone.

As for the physical keyboard your options are super limited. I really recommend trying a slightly larger modern device. The software keyboards are immensely more powerful. They are fully configurable, offer suggestions, and flow features. Personally Swiftkey is the best I have used and well worth the $2-3 it costs. Heck I would pay $10 it if I had to. The people I have known who said "I need a physical keyboard" have all come around to a touch keyboard after a few days of really giving it effort. It's much more natural than you think and offers many benefits.
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given the age not sure it's the way to go (unless, like me, you're all about the hardware keyboard), but fwiw, it (D4) was upgraded to jelly bean several months ago.

i've had mine since april-ish 2012 and love it, age and all.
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I can offer a little info. Droid 4 is supported officially by Cyanogenmod, you can install Android 4.3 if you want, or an older stable build.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/f...php?f=1505
http://get.cm/?device=maserati

http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/1...-4-review/

It looks like many if not most 4G phones can be made to work on Pageplus, there are do it yourself guides for some phones online. Or there are services that will do it for you for a fee.

If you do look at older phones, I suggest finding one that is supported by CM so you aren't stuck with the old OS at least for now.

Of course getting 3G phones on Pageplus is much easier, but they would be around the same age as your 3, likely not much improvement with any model of the time.

Other than this, can't say much. I have a Motorola flip phone on Pageplus and I like the service. I would break a smartphone in about 5 minutes if I took it outside, they aren't as practical for phone calls only, heavy duty, greasy hand, kicked around use, etc. I have a Galaxy S phone with a bad esn, not activated that I use as a wifi tablet for email and weather, with the latest CM for it, works fine. On screen keyboards are easy to use after a short learning period.
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given the age not sure it's the way to go (unless, like me, you're all about the hardware keyboard), but fwiw, it (D4) was upgraded to jelly bean several months ago.

i've had mine since april-ish 2012 and love it, age and all.
Are you using your D4 on Page plus?
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Are you using your D4 on Page plus?
no, sorry. i have a grandfathered cheap verizon plan w/unlimited data
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I can offer a little info. Droid 4 is supported officially by Cyanogenmod, you can install Android 4.3 if you want, or an older stable build.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/f...php?f=1505
http://get.cm/?device=maserati

http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/1...-4-review/

It looks like many if not most 4G phones can be made to work on Pageplus, there are do it yourself guides for some phones online. Or there are services that will do it for you for a fee.

If you do look at older phones, I suggest finding one that is supported by CM so you aren't stuck with the old OS at least for now.

Of course getting 3G phones on Pageplus is much easier, but they would be around the same age as your 3, likely not much improvement with any model of the time.

Other than this, can't say much. I have a Motorola flip phone on Pageplus and I like the service. I would break a smartphone in about 5 minutes if I took it outside, they aren't as practical for phone calls only, heavy duty, greasy hand, kicked around use, etc. I have a Galaxy S phone with a bad esn, not activated that I use as a wifi tablet for email and weather, with the latest CM for it, works fine. On screen keyboards are easy to use after a short learning period.
Any phones that is flashed to PP that is LTE, would it have to be re-flashed if I had to do a phone restore to factory?
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What are some dependable online companies to flash a D4 or LTE device to PP?
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personally, I would stick to Verizon (or PP) branded devices that aren't 4g lte capable. If you plan to rely on this phone for everyday use ("driver" in tech forum lingo) its always easier to not rely on the flashing capabilities of the fellow flashing it and his knowledge of your phone, carrier requirements etc. If you do want a good non-lte verizon phone, I suggest you look into the htc incredible 2. if you are willing to root, you can run a very stable version of jellybean 4.2.2 (reply if you want details). that worked out great for me on pageplus (until I lost it on a beach 2 weeks ago Frown ). if you do insist on flashing a 4g phone, I would suggest that you look into the possibility of flashing a sprint branded phone to pp. the upside is that they are generally cheaper somewhat (you can technically use a sprint phone with a bad esn if its going to be flashed to pp (this is a potentially legal grey-area; consult your flashing expert) you can get a galaxy s3 on sprint with a bad esn for quite cheap (and they are somewhat preferred by flashers ttbomk) the evo 3d is another great option. as far as who to contact, I don't know if he does exactly what you are looking for, but he's a great place to start. follow this link and call the number in the description. if he's still got that number and is still in business, (his name should be eric) he can probably point you in the right direction.. I hope any of this helps...

Btw, as for your original question, if this phone (DROID 4) does need to be flashed, (and I think it does) I am almost certain that noone is capable of flashing Moto phones due to the tightness of their firmware security... good luck!!

here's the link:
http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=Fy...yGUJKAmSlc
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