giffgaffAPN

giffgaffAPN


A simple tool to setup Internet support on Android phones for the giffgaff mobile phone network.

IMPORTANT Android 4 notice: automatic APN setup is not possible in ICS and higher. The app can supply manual assistance where automatic setup is unavailable. Rooted device owners can now work around the problem by copying the apk to /system/app (just once, updates will continue to work)

Be aware: the app changes nothing on your phone until you *run* it. A good option is to install now but only run after inserting a giffgaff SIM. In normal use only existing giffgaff (and optionally O2 UK) settings will be changed, so swapping to another SIM should just work, useful for visitors to the UK. If you do have problems or need to restore O2 UK settings Advanced mode can restore stock settings.

The app cannot change a number of settings that will prevent internet access, please read the included troubleshooting guide for help.

IMPORTANT: The app will add correct mms settings but you MUST also follow the steps in the mms troubleshooting list. In particular if you leave O2 APN's installed don't expect mms to work reliably and you may be charged for messages that fail. I MAKE NO GUARANTEE THAT MMS WILL WORK AT ALL.

Technical details:
In automatic mode the app installs a basic dual APN configuration known to work on the majority of phones. The Advanced menu has options that may give better results on some phones.
On ICS,JB and later uses a single APN to save on manual input.

Permissions:
CALL_PHONE,READ_PHONE_STATE required by the tools menu to control voicemail service settings and access balances. Provided you have a giffgaff SIM none of the calls are chargeable.

ACCESS_WIFI_STATE,CHANGE_WIFI_STATE used by test button to ensure mobile data is actually tested, not WiFi

SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW allows the HUD helper window to float above other windows in cut&paste mode


Not got your free giffgaff SIM yet and want to support the app? Order a SIM from the web link below, when you activate you get £5 extra credit and I get a referral fee. Just want information, visit giffgaff.com

Recent changes:
1.7.1
fixed lots of rotation bugs, shouldn't crash as much when you rotate the phone
rotate no longer causes the keyboard helper to restart or lose sync with HUD
attempt to make enabling the keyboard helper work better, not 100% fixed

1.7.0
add HUD helper overlay for cut&paste modes
add IME based fast cut&paste mode. Much faster than the notification version, setup of the input helper is a little unreliable and may need multiple attempts.
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About giffgaffAPN
A simple tool to setup Internet support on Android phones for the giffgaff mobile phone network.

IMPORTANT Android 4 notice: automatic APN setup is not possible in ICS and higher. The app can supply manual assistance where automatic setup is unavailable. Rooted device owners can now work around the problem by copying the apk to /system/app (just once, updates will continue to work)

Be aware: the app changes nothing on your phone until you *run* it. A good option is to install now but only run after inserting a giffgaff SIM. In normal use only existing giffgaff (and optionally O2 UK) settings will be changed, so swapping to another SIM should just work, useful for visitors to the UK. If you do have problems or need to restore O2 UK settings Advanced mode can restore stock settings.

The app cannot change a number of settings that will prevent internet access, please read the included troubleshooting guide for help.

IMPORTANT: The app will add correct mms settings but you MUST also follow the steps in the mms troubleshooting list. In particular if you leave O2 APN's installed don't expect mms to work reliably and you may be charged for messages that fail. I MAKE NO GUARANTEE THAT MMS WILL WORK AT ALL.

Technical details:
In automatic mode the app installs a basic dual APN configuration known to work on the majority of phones. The Advanced menu has options that may give better results on some phones.
On ICS,JB and later uses a single APN to save on manual input.

Permissions:
CALL_PHONE,READ_PHONE_STATE required by the tools menu to control voicemail service settings and access balances. Provided you have a giffgaff SIM none of the calls are chargeable.

ACCESS_WIFI_STATE,CHANGE_WIFI_STATE used by test button to ensure mobile data is actually tested, not WiFi

SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW allows the HUD helper window to float above other windows in cut&paste mode


Not got your free giffgaff SIM yet and want to support the app? Order a SIM from the web link below, when you activate you get £5 extra credit and I get a referral fee. Just want information, visit giffgaff.com

Recent changes:
1.7.1
fixed lots of rotation bugs, shouldn't crash as much when you rotate the phone
rotate no longer causes the keyboard helper to restart or lose sync with HUD
attempt to make enabling the keyboard helper work better, not 100% fixed

1.7.0
add HUD helper overlay for cut&paste modes
add IME based fast cut&paste mode. Much faster than the notification version, setup of the input helper is a little unreliable and may need multiple attempts.

User reviews of giffgaffAPN
I would highly recommend GiffGaff to anyone in the uk. Too many people waste large amounts of money on the wrong tariff or wrong provider. Giffgaff works out to be the cheapest in the UK by cutting back logically. For example, rather than outsourcing their call centres, making calls for help a source of irritation. Giffgaff makes use of the community of users. Support is provided mainly by fellow users who are rewarded with additional call time. Also note the "Community" with Giffgaff you feel you are a part of something as opposed to only being linked to other users by your annoyances with the service. http://giffgaff.com/orders/affiliate/timothy_coxon
Apr 11, 2011
No settings message > manual apn entry fails . This just works 12 out of 10
Mar 22, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Apr 30, 2015
JJ amari Good stuff
A Google User
Apr 29, 2015
can't get it to work. I'm on android 5.1
A Google User
Apr 27, 2015
Works but... How do you remove it? I have m9ved from giffgaff to another provider and i can see no way of removing this app.
A Google User
Apr 27, 2015
Sorted! Had an issue connecting to mobile network. This app seems to have resolved it . Option 2 worked for me as automatic APN isn't supported on Lollipop 5.1.
A Google User
Apr 24, 2015
Great utility If you aren't sure how to setup your apn or the settings. Then this is the app you need. Idiot proof and no one needs to know how clever you really are?
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