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Default Samsung Focus On Straight Talk w/ Working MMS

This is a reprint of a working solution I posted on WPCentral.com

Okay, I'm going to try to list the steps to get internet sharing and MMS working with Straight Talk, Please bear with me since I've only been playing with WP7 for a couple of weeks, I'm a webOS refugee and I seek asylum within the Windows world. A couple of props need to be handed out first. To Heathcliff74 at XDA for the terrific WP7 Root Tool and to the wonderful folks at the Windowbreak project for the interop unlock that allows us to do these fine things in Mango. Please note that the WindowBreak only works on Samsung devices. If you have an LG Quantum you can unlock by reg edit without having to do any additional downloads, hacking, etc. Last, but not least, the folks at MS for their Windows Phone SDK 7.1 which allows us to side-load XAP's.

1. Get the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 if you don't already have it. It's a large DL so be patient. The prog you will need to run from here is the "Application Deployment" to side-load the XAP's you will be using.
2. Go to WindowBreak by WindowsPhoneHacker.com ON YOUR DEVICE!! Click on the "windowbreak me" link and follow the instructions. Trust me, it's quick and works perfectly.
3. By now you should have an unlocked device and internet sharing available to you. If MMS is not a big deal to you, quit now and forever hold your peace. If you need it, continue with the sideshow.
4. Fire up Zune and make sure you sync.
5. Now the fun begins, go to the SDK app "Application Deployment and install the WP7 Root Tool from Heathcliff74 from here http://forum.xda-developers.com/atta...4&d=1325517854
6. If you get an error message that your device is pin-locked, go to your phone's app list and hit "interop unlock" because Zune will re-lock your phone at every sync.
7. Now that you have WP7 Root Tools installed, you will notice that you have a file explorer tab. This will become your best friend.
8. Extract the Straight Talk XML from the zip file below and email it to your phone. Tap on the download and save.
9. In the file explorer find the folder called "Application Data> Volatile> Email Attachments> Attachments and find the XML. Cut and paste to the "provxml" folder in the root directory. If the folder is not there, click on the "+" icon at the bottom and create a provxml folder. There should be some XML's already in there that you would have seen when you were doing the windowbreak earlier. Another user told me that he didn't have the provxml folder so I instructed him to find the folders which have these existing XML's. They have names like "Gumi Test Bed, Suwon 2G Test Bed" and so forth.
10. Now go to diagnostic (##634#) and enter *#9908# to get to the GPRS settings. This is the same step you had to do during the windowbreak part of this program except now you will select the "StraightTalk" XML you put in at step 9. Save, reboot and Voila! You should have working data and MMS. Send a test message to another phone and reply with another MMS to make sure you're receiving.

Please note that I've recited these steps from my diminished memory of close to 50 years old and I may have forgotten a step. The most important things to consider are that you have to unlock with windowbreak and you have to get that Straight Talk XML in the proper folder. Once you can get step 10 out of the way you're golden. I won't ask for PayPal donations because others have done the leg work, all I've done is consolidate some files and info and put them together. For that, a simple "Thank You" is all I need. God bless you and God bless our troops overseas.

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Just wanted to revise by saying that this same procedure has netted me the same results with a Euro-version Omnia 7. Of note to those who have this wonderful piece of hardware, there are some extra settings that need to be played with for the optimal experience. The Omnia 7 is a tri-band phone for its 3G data. I was pissed beyond belief when I first got the phone and noticed a T-Mobile splash screen and only EDGE speeds. Luckily, there is a key in engineering mode that enables "all WCDMA" and Bam!! I have a beautiful 3G+ icon sitting on my header bar.

After you're in the diagnosis app (##634#) punch in *#2263# to get you to "Test Mode" for band preference. Select option "2" and on the next screen select option "6" for "WCDMA ALL" and exit. That's it! I wish it were more complicated than that.
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Simple. There is a mountain of posts from people who hadn't figured out how to get MMS and/or internet sharing on their Focus phones. I stumbled upon a solution and decided to share it with all who could use it. I don't personally know anybody who would use this nor am I in it for the money or the glory. It's the least I could do since Heathcliff74 and others are the ones who have made the tools to accomplish this. Some of us don't bother to stream video or music, but I'm sure there are far more of us who send pictures to their friends and family or need to send/receive data on their tablets when away from a hotspot. In the end I did it out of a sense of community, and that's what XDA is, a community. Peace, love and soul.
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Thank you! I am on StraightTalk with a Samsung Focus!
 
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You lost me on step 9 where you said "Cut and paste to the "provxml" folder in the root directory." where do I find this directory? Is it accessed from within WP7 Root Tools?
 
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The provxml file is found in WP7 Root Tools. When you first open the app, go to "explorer" and scroll down to find the folder. It should have already been placed there during the windowbreak operation and there should be 1 or 2 xml files already in there (windowbreak and/or system tweaks). If it's not there, you can either repeat the windowbreak procedure or create the folder by pressing the "+" button at the bottom of explorer.
 
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I open the app WP7 Root Tools it starts with registry open. When I scroll over to explorer it closes and goes to the Apps page. It appears all the other sections in the app open fine except Explorer. Now I do have an app called DiagProvXML. Could this be causing a conflict with the WP7 Root Tools?

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Disregard prevouse post. I removed the DiagProvXML app, re-booted and was able to complete step 9 and 10...It works!! Thanks!!
 
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i emailed it to my focus but i can only open the file it wont download to the phone and when it opens it opens in internet explorer. i did this back with the chevron nodo unlock with no problem. i am using a custom rom could anyone tell me how to get it to work?
 
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biggmax81, look at step 9 in the tutorial. You saved it when you opened it in IE9. It's in the folder called "Application Data> Volatile> Email Attachments> Attachments. I did have some feedback from another user who had a custom ROM and was having difficulty getting GPRS settings to load the StraightTalk.xml file.
 
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fatclue,

I have a Samsung Focus and just switched to Straight Talk to find out about this problem. I stumbled across your instructions...thanks!...and have been able to get through each step until I got to step 9. Have you run across anyone who wasn't able to save the file? I am stumped. I can open the file from my email but saving it is another story. When I look in root tools I cannot find it anywhere, not surprising since I can't save it. Any help would be appreciated.

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It looks like biggmax and I have the exact same problem. Sorry I missed that. I didn't mean to repeat. I do find subfolders in the email/attachments folder, but no Straighttalk.xml is in there or any file.
 
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fatclue,

I have a Samsung Focus and just switched to Straight Talk to find out about this problem. I stumbled across your instructions...thanks!...and have been able to get through each step until I got to step 9. Have you run across anyone who wasn't able to save the file? I am stumped. I can open the file from my email but saving it is another story. When I look in root tools I cannot find it anywhere, not surprising since I can't save it. Any help would be appreciated.

Jen

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It looks like biggmax and I have the exact same problem. Sorry I missed that. I didn't mean to repeat. I do find subfolders in the email/attachments folder, but no Straighttalk.xml is in there or any file.
When you email it to yourself you have to open the file in email. You'll see the progress dots and it should say "downloading" in the header bar. The paper clip will turn into an xml file signaling a successful download. Open the file and IE will show the xml data, close it and look in the folder and you should see it. biggmax has a custom ROM so I don't know if that's an issue and you didn't specify either. Good luck!!

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