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Thread: Want to permanently kill the CDMA radio on a Droid1

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    Want to permanently kill the CDMA radio on a Droid1

    I have a droid 1 that is no longer tied to Verizon service.

    I would like to make it into the Droid equivalent of an ipod touch, by permanently horking the CDMA radio. I want to use it in an area where there are no towers, and don't want the battery to die. Plus, since it will never be a phone again, I don't care about being able to restore the function.

    I know I can put it in Airplane mode, but you can't re-activate bluetooth (unlike wifi).

    I've used the *#*#4636#*#* method to disable the radio, but the setting is lost between reboots.

    Thanks
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    Hey there, recently I found myself in a similar situation. I bought a Thunderbolt but kept the D1 mainly to use it as a test device of sorts and also as a music player.
    What I did to disable the CDMA/EVDO radio was the following:
    I used Root Explorer to find the Phone and TelephonyProvider apks in system/apps and added '.bak' to both (Phone.apk.bak). That way you can rename them again if you ever need to. Then reboot and voila, no more mobile network. Hope it helps.
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    yeah but im sure the phone will waste battery looking for telephonyprovider.. an even better technique would be to remove anything with "RIL" from library or bin... at least i think that would kill all connections besides wifi and bluetooth.

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