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Purchased a Sprint EVO 4G w/ Gingerbread 2.3 and Cyanagen Mod 7.03 - can i activate?

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By bluearchtop, Junior Member on 4th June 2011, 06:00 PM
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Hi Guys I just bought a Spring Evo 4G that has Gingerbread 2.3 and Cyanagen Mod 7.03. Will I be able to activate this w/ Sprint? The seller says it is a clean ESN. Or will I have to restore this (how?) to activate it?
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4th June 2011, 10:16 PM |#2  
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As long as the esn is clean, you should be fine. The things needed to activate a phone on your account are the imei, min, mdn, etc. These are independent of the rom. Since the imei is already in Sprint's system, you might even be able to do it yourself (though perhaps not a good idea if you have the insurance).
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I thought so too, although the seller told me I would have to flash to stock rom...
5th June 2011, 06:37 PM |#4  
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Something else just occurred to me. If you take the phone to a Sprint store to activate it, I can imagine the rep being less than enthusiastic about programming a phone with non-standard software. For that matter, I'm not certain that cyanogen includes the programming menu required to edit these codes for activation. I'll update when I learn more.

Edit: The epst app which does the phone programming is not compatible with cm7, as far as I can tell. So he's right. You will have to revert to stock to activate it.
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When I first bought my hero it was using cyanogenmod, I had to flash back to the original rom to be able to activate it.
5th June 2011, 08:57 PM |#6  
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Just make a nandroid backup & flash the stock rooted rom. After activation you can just restore from your nandroid backup or flash another rom.
I'd suggest the odexed version of stock. If you're taking it in, go ahead and flash the latest update that came out yesterday so they don't try to update it for you.

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Like was said....simple nandroid the current setup and flash the latest OTA-Rooted update.

Once you get it set up the simply nandroid the stock ROM (Just in case) and restore to the CM7 setup.
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