How to get rid of FAKE APN profile? iphone 4

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  1. CBillups1 macrumors 6502a

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    I installed this a year or two ago so i wouldnt get charged data since i didnt have it.

    now everytime i restore my phone and added the new tmobile settings it would show up as FAKE APN on the data settings and i had to manually enter the tmobile apn.

    anyone know how to remove this from the iphone 4? ive tried everything.
     
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  3. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, but i have to unless i want to lose everything on my phone like contacts, texts, and everything.

    its not an issue really since i have all the settings set up right now
     
  4. Ajones330 macrumors 6502a

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    The only way I know to get rid of it would be to do a clean restore. If you want to keep text, and contacts(etc) try this software called Phoneview for the iPhone. It will back up your info. You need to back the info up first then do a clean restore. After doing the restore just transfer the backed up info in Phoneview. I purchased it like 4 years ago for $20 and it works like a charm.
     
  5. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i dont know if its because i rebooted but the fake APN showed up again
     
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  7. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    there is no profile in the settings, there is no option for profile...
     
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  9. spacehog371 macrumors regular

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    Download iFile or iExplorer and navigate to /private/var/Managed Preference/mobile and delete the com.apple.managedCarrier.plist file.
     
  10. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    how legit is this? i dont wnna delete something important.
     
  11. spacehog371 macrumors regular

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    It's legit. It just deletes any APN settings that are on the phone and resets them to default. Should solve your problem.
     
  12. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    how do i do it in iexplorer? ive never done this
     
  13. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    any update on how i do that?

    i have the tmobile APN settings on my phone which i need..

    but i have iexplorer and cannot find that stuff
     
  14. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    What exactly the devil are you doing that requires periodic restore?


    Simple: Change it to what you want, then IMMEDIATELY do a backup. Now the recent backup has your new setting.
     
  15. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ive done that, theres a bug from long ago that doesnt let you delete the profile unless you do a clean restore and dont do a back up.

    ive backed up with the new settings and when i reboot it will show up the old fake APN
     
  16. Radiating macrumors 65816

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    Just do this, it's very easy.
     
  17. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yes but how do i find that?

    im on the free demo of the program and not sure where to find it...

    which is why i asked several times LOL
     
  18. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    looked on google, think i might i have fixed it. used another program and delete the file from a backup and reset the phone.
     
  19. alice11 macrumors newbie

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    which program did you use ?? I have the same problem and i dont even have a jailbroken phone can you pleassse help ???:(:(:(:):):confused::confused:
     

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