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Well I was experimenting around, and here it is. A flashable zip that makes your cell phone not a cell phone. Great for turning an old phone into a media player or something.

What it does:
  • Removes unnecessary apps (Messaging.apk, Phone.apk, TelephonyProvider.apk, Mms.apk, TelocationProvider.apk)
  • Completely turns off cell radio on bootup
  • Installs the radiooptions binary in case your ROM does not include it
  • Prevents emergency calls and 911 calls (good for giving your kids your old phone to play with)
How to install:
  1. MAKE A NANDROID!
  2. Flash zip
  3. Reboot
  4. ...
  5. Profit?
Download:
v2 (5/15/12): View attachment jellybellys-mod-wifionly-2.zip
Old Versions:
v1 (137 Downloads): http://jellybeangame...-wifionly-1.zip

If you yike it, click LIKE!
On the other hand, if you don yike it, reply below and I can help you :)
 

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Does this permanently disable the cell radios or do we flash it everytime everytime we flash a new ROM?
 

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So this disable emergency calling? Always afraid my son will hit that button.

When i can buy my son another phone to be his ipod touch basically. I will surely be installing this on the phone. Would it also increase battery life on a phone not on a plan to begin with?

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So this disable emergency calling? Always afraid my son will hit that button.

When i can buy my son another phone to be his ipod touch basically. I will surely be installing this on the phone. Would it also increase battery life on a phone not on a plan to begin with?

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Yes. This completely turns off all cellular communications, so you can't make emergency calls.
And as far as battery life goes, even if you don't have a plan, the phone would be still searching for a tower to connect to if you have the radio on, and it eats the battery. Installing this mod turns off the radio, so it saves a ton of battery life. :)
 

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You are wonderful! Lol, I've seen this question brought up so many times and here you have a perfect, flashable answer. Kudos man, I may try this for the heck of it on my own phone we'll see, I've linked some members at XDA over here who were looking to do just this so hopefully we can get you some more feedback.

I know I could look at your zip and everything, but I'm no dev so it'll be a million times easier to ask: how do you go about removing the phone apk and everything without causing process FC's and such? Any way to get a more detailed explanation of what all goes on with this thing?
 

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You are wonderful! Lol, I've seen this question brought up so many times and here you have a perfect, flashable answer. Kudos man, I may try this for the heck of it on my own phone we'll see, I've linked some members at XDA over here who were looking to do just this so hopefully we can get you some more feedback.

I know I could look at your zip and everything, but I'm no dev so it'll be a million times easier to ask: how do you go about removing the phone apk and everything without causing process FC's and such? Any way to get a more detailed explanation of what all goes on with this thing?
In the zip file, open up META-INF/com/google/android/updater-script in a text editor. That's how it removes the apk's and stuff.
 

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Yes, it gets rid of unnecessary apps too, and you don't have to worry about turning on wifi on every boot.
Or emergency calls, none of that nonsense


*EDIT:

Ok, I installed it on my DesireZ running a CM7 "AOSP" ROM, and upon first reboot received a message about the mms process FC'ing. Upon subsequent reboots I did not get the message, so it did work out fine. However, a poster over at XDA is having a couple of processes FC on a MIUI build. I don't know if it's persistent across reboots yet, poster won't be back home until after the weekend, but I thought it strange that he would have more issue than I and so I just wanted to go on and post.

I'll be back as soon as I've either been able to replicate his problem exactly or he's posted back.

**EDIT:

Ok, on MIUI.us after applying the zip, the mms app force closes every reboot. Also doesn't look like the phone, mms, or contacts apps have even been touched. I'll go delving into the ROM and your zip, see if I can't notice what's up.

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On this ROM at least, it's Mms.apk as opposed to Messaging.apk. I don't see a Phone.apk, but the dialer is still present. What about TelocationProvider.apk, any idea what significance that has to the system? No need to worry about it?
 

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Answered my own question haha, the telocation provider apk apparently helps emergency personnel locate where your device is located.

Do I have your permission to make any changes I see fit to your file and to redistribute it? All credit to you of course, I'll just be copy/pasting and renaming: I don't even know Java yet :D
 

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What is wrong with the way it is? Works fine.
Answered my own question haha, the telocation provider apk apparently helps emergency personnel locate where your device is located.

Do I have your permission to make any changes I see fit to your file and to redistribute it? All credit to you of course, I'll just be copy/pasting and renaming: I don't even know Java yet :D
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