Activating/Provisioning your EVO
Picked up my phone at radio shack and after 3 hrs it hadn't become active on the Sprint network yet. Whenever I tried to place a call it would tell me this phone was not authorized.
Called Sprint and they gave me directions to manually activate it on the network, figured I would share with anybody who has the same problem.
Need to double check they have the correct ESN in their system. It can be read off the box or off the back of the phone under the battery.
Next, they'll give you your MSL (six digit number) to enter, ##XXXXXX# .
Choose edit from the menu and then enter your mobile phone number into the mobile directory number and MSID fields. Hit Menu->Commit.
It will reboot the phone and when it comes up, starts hands free activation. Go ahead and hit cancel, since we manually set it up. Skip the updates and it should be activate on the network now!