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# 170949 31-Mar-2015 14:28
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Before I go to the trouble of going down and grabbing a Semble enabled SIM for my i9506 I noticed my phone is not listed as compatible on the Playstore, is that because I need to have the SIM first?
Just asking as I am rooted on ASOP and wanted to make sure it doesn't require anything silly like an unmodified phone (ie my KNOX is broken now).




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  # 1274448 31-Mar-2015 14:34
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freitasm: No, your phone has to be listed as compatible here.


I see what the problem is, no Lollipop support! (yet)




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  # 1274526 31-Mar-2015 15:32
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Wot? No Nexus devices are compatible?



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  # 1274531 31-Mar-2015 15:43
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tstone: Wot? No Nexus devices are compatible?


Pretty sure Android 5 is being pushed (or about to this/next month) out to the S5/Note4/Note3/S4, so that takes them out of compatibility as well. Leaves about 4 models that will work lol!

It is only day one tho...




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  # 1274591 31-Mar-2015 16:41
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tstone: Wot? No Nexus devices are compatible?


None of the Nexus hardware has support for SWP enabled, or have the SimAlliance API installed in the OS.

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  # 1274639 31-Mar-2015 17:13
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My note 3 was rooted when towel root was a thing and then got unrooted at the next update. Other apps are happy. Root checker says not rooted. Semble says rooted and not supported.




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  # 1274649 31-Mar-2015 17:27
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Rooted phones are not supported, first of all, OP.

Looking at the list of compatible handsets, there really isn't many lol!




 
 
 
 


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  # 1274694 31-Mar-2015 18:39
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Its rather pathetic....firstly cause its android only and secondly cause its only 2 banks. It will get swallowed up by a more global alternative sooner or later..hopefully sooner.

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  # 1274707 31-Mar-2015 19:12
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freitasm: No, your phone has to be listed as compatible here.



bugger looks like my Sony handset is only supported by  Spark instead of a Vodafone

oh well never mind





 

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  # 1274715 31-Mar-2015 19:42
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marlinz: bugger looks like my Sony handset is only supported by  Spark instead of a Vodafone

oh well never mind


Porting is easy. But spark have really screwed up with their launch of this with staff knowledge and sim availability so perhaps wait a little.




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  # 1274725 31-Mar-2015 19:58
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From the other thread

 

 

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ubernoob: It appears my phone is supported on Spark, but not 2Degrees or Vodafone.

Why is that?

 Looks like whoever supports the most phones will win

 



What exactly do you mean? And what handset do you have?

I'm assuming you your handset is only officially supported by Spark, rather than being a model that's sold by all networks.


 



I thought if the hardware and software worked with Semble for one company it would work for all.

I have Sony Xperia z1

 




That's correct i.e. A Semble supported device from Voda should work on Spark and vice versa.  Device support however is best efforts if we didn't originally supply the handset

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  # 1274728 31-Mar-2015 20:00
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richms:
marlinz: bugger looks like my Sony handset is only supported by  Spark instead of a Vodafone

oh well never mind


Porting is easy. But spark have really screwed up with their launch of this with staff knowledge and sim availability so perhaps wait a little.


What do you mean?




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  # 1274729 31-Mar-2015 20:00
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Read his previous comments about going to store and first person didn't know what he was talking about and second person didn't make an effort to find the SIM.





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  # 1274732 31-Mar-2015 20:04
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yeah just read the response in the different thread. Apologies >_<




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  # 1274756 31-Mar-2015 20:17
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Flickky:
richms:
marlinz: bugger looks like my Sony handset is only supported by  Spark instead of a Vodafone

oh well never mind


Porting is easy. But spark have really screwed up with their launch of this with staff knowledge and sim availability so perhaps wait a little.


What do you mean?



I don't want to port my number to Spark just to use Semble very happy with my Vodafone plan and my Sony Xperia Z .

It just seems strange that one provider will support a particular phone model but another can't or will not





 

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