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[GUIDE] Easy way to get MSL without calling Sprint, using CMDA Workshop, OR ROOT!!

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By kyouko, Senior Member on 26th May 2010, 11:38 PM
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First off I'll start by saying I have tried this on my phone (custom rom obviously) and on both my sister's and father's phone, both of which ran the official sprint update... don't ask me why.

Anyway, I came across this screwing around a couple months ago when I wanted to reset my PRI, and apparently it still works with 2.1 roms.

Before doing this make sure you have aLogcat. Also its easier to find your MSL if you go into logcat and "clear log" before doing these steps.

**Refer to the attached pictures if you get lost**
  • So step 1 is to go to your dialer and enter ##DATA# or ##3282# which will bring up the EPST menu
  • Once the menu pops up just select "View Mode"
  • At this point you will see a screen with 3 selections.
  • From here either press and hold the Home Key and select aLogcat if you ran it before, go to your tray and run Logcat.
  • After opening Logcat it will update, once it finishes press "Menu" and "Pause" the log.
  • Then scroll until you see a group of entries labeled "I/EpstBroadcastReciever" which should be green
  • Locate the line that has "MSL Code=" at the end of it
  • Edit: Or press Menu and Filter "MSL" (thanks wjason)
And there you have it, your 6-digit MSL code without ever calling sprint or using a computer.

Please let me know if this actually works for you guys as I have only been able to test it on 3 phones so far.
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26th May 2010, 11:48 PM |#2  
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Worked like a charm. Thanks.

If you are going to use the MSL to fix your PRI after getting the code, just make sure you copy your last nandroid off the sd card, because if you are like me, it won't restore properly after the reboots. Didn't have a copy, so I got to rebuild everything.
26th May 2010, 11:50 PM |#3  
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Holy crap, im gonna try... thank you, thank you!
27th May 2010, 12:04 AM |#4  
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Confirmed that it worked... thank you!
27th May 2010, 12:13 AM |#5  
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Confirmed. Great find
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27th May 2010, 12:29 AM |#6  
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This should be pinned, it really comes in handy.
27th May 2010, 12:31 AM |#7  
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Once you pause it look for I/Eps....Really I looked for I/ and then Eps.
27th May 2010, 12:42 AM |#8  
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Worked for me
27th May 2010, 01:15 AM |#9  
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Worked here. Vote this gets stickied!
27th May 2010, 01:28 AM |#10  
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this worked for me also,thank you great find!
27th May 2010, 01:32 AM |#11  
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Ive posted this at ppcgeeks, hope you don't mind OP.
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