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Get MMS/Android Market working on Metro PCS Flashed phone?

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28th July 2010, 07:27 AM   |  #1  
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I flashed my phone successfully over to MetroPCS, but MMS and the marketplace is not working. Data works however. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
8th August 2010, 08:26 PM   |  #2  
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Wow my first post!!!!

Damage Control V1.0 or v1.1 (which is based off of the Eris) wil get you there. Sadly, this rom is no longer being updated, so us MetroPCS Hero users are stuck. I have tried all the latest roms, but MMS will not work. I am even willing to try an Eris rom, but I have not seen any thread that mentions if it's possible or not.
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8th August 2010, 11:27 PM   |  #3  
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Hey, if your ROM supports phone codes, you'll have to configure MMS using DATA (3282) which should be entered into the phone keypad as one of these

##3282 <dial>
##3282#
##3282# <dial>

from there, the MMS server is listed. Flashing to a different ROM will reset this.

Check out this thread for MetroPCS provisioning..
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=448955

Edit: Are you using a custom ROM, or is it stock? If the unit is rooted and on a custom ROM, I know that Fresh ROM does support these codes (and is just a great ROM in general). For future reference, d-shade included in his ROM thread, a program called "APN Backup & Restore" to backup MMS settings and restore them in a different ROM.
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Thanks for your response.
The unit is rooted and on custom rom. I personnally have tried all of the latest ASOP and Sprint based roms available. I have used APN Backup & Restore to copy and restore my settings from Damage Control v1.1 rom. No Luck. I have tried changing the DATA settings. No Luck. SMS works, but MMS does not. From what I understand, Sprint based roms do not have the messaging structure that MetroPCS uses. Verizon does, and that is why Damage Control v1.1 (Eris based) works. Voicemail is also an issue with Sprint based roms for us MetroPCS users.
If someone has have success with a Sprint based rom with MetroPCS, please share.
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In the HTC messaging app, under settings will be "Connection Settings" which will show the MMSC, but not allow you to change it. I have never gotten MMS to work using AOSP/stock Android messaging.

By entering basic provisioning (DATA/3282), EPST should let you edit all settings. Let me know if the dialer doesn't open EPST. When EPST opens and you enter your MSL for edit mode, the MMSC is listed under "Advanced". Once you change the MMSC and go to Menu>Commit Modifications, it will tell you "No changes made" unless you change another settings (I just change the SCI to something different) I was able to edit it on the Fresh ROM I posted earlier, and my carrier uses Verizon's method for messaging.

For the voicemail issue, refer to this post. Voicemail is usually the only issue I have flashing Sprint ROMs.
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11th August 2010, 05:13 AM   |  #6  
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Thanks again.
Believe it or not, I have tried everything you suggested already. Despite that, I did try the rom you suggested again and double checked all my settings. I don't know what is different about the Eris rom, but Damage Control v1.0 or v1.1 is the only rom that is fully working for MetroPCS Hero users right now. This rom is great, but my only fault is that it is no longer being upgraded, and I cannot find an ESPRESSO lockscreen that prevents the menu button from unlocking the phone. I am not a big fan of the vanilla or other lockscreens.
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Not sure what to tell you at this point, but I'm positive there isn't anything you could be doing wrong. I'll go ahead and try a Damage Control ROM and see what happens, since it is Eris-based. And I honestly don't blame you at all about your lockscreen preference. Thanks for your feedback, though. Are MMS and voicemail the only problems you're having when using a different ROM?
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Yes. MMS and Voicemail are the only problems that I am having with other roms. Depending on the Rom, voicemail works if I flash the PHONE.zip file, but I still get the annoying voicemail connection message . With AOSP roms, the voicemail works perfectly. MMS does not work with either.
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Since VM is a known issue, I'll just say to focus on MMS for now - is the MMS server in the thread I pointed out earlier the most recent one (that you're using on Danger ROMs)?

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Yes it is.
For the record, this is the thread that I am following.

forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=730289

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