Got my 6s+ RG 128gb Verizon.....and it's broken....

deathtotoasters

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UGGGGGG

Did a walk in for a service on my laptop. Just asked if they had a 6s+ RG 126GB Verizon...they got one in literally 5 min before I asked.
So picked it up! Loved it....

But imessage would NOT activate. Tried for days. Spent hours on the phone with verizon and apple. NOTHING!

Took it into the store... NOTHING. Said they need to replace it, but they don't have ANY in stock. Of Course!!

They ordered me one and said that there is a special stock of new phones for broken, newly released ones. Should have it by the end of the week.

I assume the imessage issue is a OS issue, not a physical issue, but they could not fix it.

So frustrated.

Then again....1st world problem. So not complaining too much. More annoying than anything else.
 

entraik

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reset network settings, deactivate and activate iMessage. If that doesn't work...reinstall 9.0.1 and setup as a new phone
 
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T5BRICK

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If it's an iOS issue, a restore should fix it.

Did you try logging in with a different account? I seriously doubt that an iMessage issue could be hardware related.
 

deathtotoasters

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ALL above was retried, several times.

Did a restore of 9.0, 9.01, 9.02 None worked
Changed password
Did restore as new each time.
Reset EVERY settings with each try.
Restored, no less, than 9 times.

If you read the details of 9.02, it was supposed to fix this issue. Didn't work for me.

Now you know why I was so frustrated.
 

joygo

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Do you still have your old device? Maybe if you put both the old and new device on 9.1 beta and then backup and restore that might bypass the 9.0 issues?
 

deathtotoasters

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Do you still have your old device? Maybe if you put both the old and new device on 9.1 beta and then backup and restore that might bypass the 9.0 issues?
Nope, I don't. Apple took it back, gave me a Space Grey one to hold me over till the replacement comes in.

Please realize that while I am/was very frustrated, I am not getting angry about it. Just annoyed. Like I said, first world issue. It will be resolved, eventually :)
 

lordofthereef

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Software issue it sounds. Easy for me to say. It is just deal with it IMO Tim it's ironed out in an update. Sorry for your troubles.
 

Skyhawk21

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Had the same problem with a 16gb WiFi version of the mini 4, no matter what I tried using any version of IOS9, it would pop up an error saying there was an odd issue with my account when I would over and over again try to login with my Apple ID and iCloud account info.

Safari worked, iCloud Sync worked, Photos worked, but not the dam FaceTime app or Messages app. Yet I have two older iPads, a Mini 2 and an Air 1 on different versions of IOS 8.x and they are fine. Go figure!

So I returned it.

(Yes I set the mini 4 up as a complete new device and manually installed all apps and got everything going again cloned to my other devices)

Whats the point though of a new tablet to replace an old one, if half of the functionality you need does not work due to issues with the new OS on older hardware that should be supported 100% out of the box.

Apple should of not rushed this OS out of beta, just so they had something new on the software side to include with the release of new devices this year and every year.

Android Lollipop is still a mess due to the battery glitches and bugs of it draining dead due to the mobile data over cellular staying connected in background for apps and OS when it does not need to be. Thus draining the battery quicker compared to older Android OS versions. My Note 3 lasts 3.5 hours now SOT with Lollipop.

What does Google do? They never fixed the bug in that version (5.0.x) and now they got to be like Apple and release Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) although the battery "total connection time on mobile radio bug" is supposedly fixed.

Problem here with Android, Manufacturers are not going to release that version for phones older than so many months or years. So its a crap shoot if my Note 3 or S5 gets the android version with bug fixes and new bugs. Anyhow....



ALL above was retried, several times.

Did a restore of 9.0, 9.01, 9.02 None worked
Changed password
Did restore as new each time.
Reset EVERY settings with each try.
Restored, no less, than 9 times.

If you read the details of 9.02, it was supposed to fix this issue. Didn't work for me.

Now you know why I was so frustrated.
 
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