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Flashing Verizon Banner gone, Roaming indicator on, help?

Discussion in 'Other Phones' started by ballernike, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. ballernike

    ballernike New Member

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    I had a problem with my previous phone and got a replacement(refurbished) at the store and i guess the flashing verizon banner on the outside either wasnt on there to begin with and i somehow initially didnt notice or somehow it magically disappeared a few days in, either way it doesnt flash back and forth anymore. however when i travel out of where i usually am to another city whre i KNOW i am not roaming, the roaming indicator comes on and stays on until i get back to my original location a few days later. i was told that i'm not roaming even though the indicator may say so. i dont understand why that happens and i was actually surprised that the roaming indicator finally came off overnight when i came back home. does anyone have any insight?



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  3. davidh

    davidh New Member

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    what about without using the cable?
  4. ballernike

    ballernike New Member

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    roaming indicator??

    david...are you have this problem too? i had it a while back but i guess it resets when you get back to your home area for a few hours. i dont know what the deal is but i dont use the cables and all that either so if you find a solution or yours fixes on its own let me know
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    0011245 New Member

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    here is a tip i learned a long time ago what ever service you have call *228 including the star and this should fix your roaming problem i hope that i didn't post this info up to late i hope it will help anyone who will stumble upon this message.

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  6. davidh

    davidh New Member

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    i used to have no banner w/roaming indicator on. I called *228 and updated my PRL. the roaming indicator dissapeared but the banner started flashing.
  7. 0011245

    0011245 New Member

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    well try and visit this website: http://smithplanet.com/8600/#freewallpapers.
    this guy is da Sh*t and well it helps wit da VZ stuff and even
    more to do with alot of stuff but if da link don't work here it iz:

    WARNING THERE IZ A DISCLAMER ON DA WEBSITE

    Disabling the "Verizon Wireless" banners
    What you will need:
    - Data cable
    - BitPim
    - The eri_binary.bin file

    This hack works with the Audiovox 8900 and MAY work with other Audiovox models. Use at your own risk.

    The Verizon 8600 displays a "Verizon Wireless" banner on both the outside LCD and the inside display. The outside banner cycles every 5 seconds between "Verizon Wireless" and the time/caller. This 'feature' makes it difficult to quickly identify the time or who is calling unless you are lucky enough to look during the 5 seconds that "Verizon Wireless" is not displayed. The flashing "Verizon Wireless" banner is actually an Enhanced Roaming Indicator (ERI). It will only display "Verizon Wireless" if you are within Verizon's digital network. If you are roaming or on another network, it will display "Roaming" or "Enhanced Network". By applying this patch, the "Verizon Wireless" display will be removed, but the phone will still display "Roaming" or "Enhanced Network" if you are not on Verizon's digital network.

    Several Verizon stores have confirmed that they can remove the "Verizon Wireless" banner (ERI) if you request it. Their approach will remove the banner entirely, whereas this fix will only remove it when you are on Verizon's digital network (you'll still get roaming indicators). If you don't have a cable, go to your local Verizon store and request a non-ERI PRL. While you're at it, demand a credit for your time and inconvenience - we want Verizon to know that we're sick of them limiting phone functionality so that they can inundate us with marketing.

    Connect to your phone with BitPim, as instruced above.
    Backup the eri_binary.bin file from the nvm/eri directory on your phone (Right click... Save...). If something goes bad, just restore the original file to the phone.
    Download eri_binary.bin (right click... Save As...) and save to your computer. This file is the patched file that will get rid of the ERI on both the inside and outside of the phone.
    Using BitPim, replace the eri_binary.bin file on the phone with the file you just downloaded by right clicking on the file and selecting Overwrite... then browsing to the new file.
    Reset the phone by either right clicking on the / at the top of the BitPim window and selecting Reboot Phone OR by simply turning off then on the phone.
    The banners will be gone and will only appear if you are roaming or on Verizon's extended network. Now you don't have to look stupid for 5 seconds when someone asks you what time it is. Look at the wallpaper images below to see what it looks like with and without the banner.

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