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exeleon

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This is just the Sprint Visual Voicemail apps slightly modded so that the launcher icons better align with the new material design. I simply created the new icons in illustrator (one for each dpi), unpacked the apk and replaced the png's, repacked and signed. I'll try to keep this thread up to date with the latest version of the VVM app.
Confirmed working on s5 running 4.4.4 and s4 running 5.1.1 and with the newest update (vvmL). Keep in mind though, Sprint's VVM app is a finicky beast and it's performance/functioning heavily depends on the ROM that you're running.
Uninstall any existing Sprint VVM installation you have (to avoid mismatched signatures), then install the modded version as you would any other app. Enjoy!

Tip: Most ported ROMs contain information in build.prop from the device in which they were ported from, some unified builds may be slightly off. In order for this app to provision correctly, the following section in build.prop must be set to reflect your Sprint device before installing this app:

The following example is for the Sprint GS4:
Code:
ro.product.model=SPH-L720
ro.product.name=jfltespr
ro.product.device=jfltespr
(note this is not the tri-band L720T variant)

NOTE: The "9016" text messages are needed to wake the vvm client up to retrieve new voicemails as the come in. Blocking texts from 9016 in some sms apps (especially system sms apps) may cause the sprint visual voicemail app to not download new voicemail messaged. Muting the notifications for 9016 so your device doesn't ring/vibrate is ideal.

Don't have 9016 blocked or blacklisted, but still not receiving voicemails in the app?
  1. Try reactivating VVM by opening the app, touching compose, recording a 5+ second message delivering it to [email protected].

Yes, the phantom voicemail notification is here on most kitkat ROMs. You can temporarily clear it by disabling then re-enabling notifications from vvm. I've personally had success by going into the app and selecting the voicemail message and touching "save" to move it into the archive folder. This has seemed to permanently fixed the phantom notification bug for me, IDK why. ;)

Screenshot_2015-01-05-23-09-422.jpg


Just pulled Sprint VVM T.7.0.0.16 (Sprint-vvm-m.apk) from the latest update-PB6 (Marshmallow) on GS6 edge . Haven't gotten a chance to test on any other phone/ROM so install at your own risk.
 

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exeleon

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The newer APK didn't work for me and though the first APK worked, it doesnt rexieve any voicemails am I missing something?

Are you by chance running a ported lollipop rom? Some people have reported issues with sprint vvm (even with the stock, unmodded version) myself included. I think this occurs because the build.prop's of some ported roms shows information from the device which they are ported from. To correct this, grab a build.prop editor from the play store or use es file manager to edit the build.prop. The sections ro.product.model, ro.product.name and ro.product.device should look like this for the Sprint GS4 L720 (not the L720T variant):

Code:
ro.product.model=SPH-L720
ro.product.name=jfltespr
ro.product.device=jfltespr

The GPE port I'm running had all the information from the international Google play edition GS4. I uninstalled Sprint VVM, edited the build.prop, and reinstalled and it provisioned flawlessly and the app functions as it should.

Thanks for the heads up on the new VVM, I wasn't able to test that one yet. I'll take it down and see whats going on and repost later. Did it give you any errors? or did it just say app not installed?
 
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exeleon

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I get that same message when I download apks and Roms in chrome. Mobile lookout might be giving you this message because I had to sign the apk in order to make it installable so the my signature doesn't match the official Sprint signature in the apk. I can assure you though I didn't mess with the code within though (I wouldn't even know how) just swapped out .PNG image files
 
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The newer zip just force closed on opening. I tried the build prop and it didnt work (I tried modifying it on an HTC M8 with the correct device info).
 

exeleon

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The newer zip just force closed on opening. I tried the build prop and it didnt work (I tried modifying it on an HTC M8 with the correct device info).

Yes, I removed the latest in the op, I wasn't able to test myself and when I did I had the same results as you. After the build.prop edits and reinstall the first version worked though correct?
 
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jfogle01

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Are you by chance running a ported lollipop rom? Some people have reported issues with sprint vvm (even with the stock, unmodded version) myself included. I think this occurs because the build.prop's of some ported roms shows information from the device which they are ported from. To correct this, grab a build.prop editor from the play store or use es file manager to edit the build.prop. The sections ro.product.model, ro.product.name and ro.product.device should look like this for the Sprint GS4 L720 (not the L720T variant):

Code:
ro.product.model=SPH-L720
ro.product.name=jfltespr
ro.product.device=jfltespr

The GPE port I'm running had all the information from the international Google play edition GS4. I uninstalled Sprint VVM, edited the build.prop, and reinstalled and it provisioned flawlessly and the app functions as it should.

Thanks for the heads up on the new VVM, I wasn't able to test that one yet. I'll take it down and see whats going on and repost later. Did it give you any errors? or did it just say app not installed?

Hey there. I am having the same problem as you. I downloaded an editor and
am comfortable using it, but am just not sure exactly what I should change.
I'm hoping you would be willing to help me out. I'm using a sprint note 3,
rooted of course, with the AICP Lollipop 5.0.2 rom. The device model under
settings shows it as an hltespr while the ro.product.model shows aicp_hltespr. I'd really appreciate any help you fouled offer of. Thanks!
 

exeleon

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Hey there. I am having the same problem as you. I downloaded an editor and
am comfortable using it, but am just not sure exactly what I should change.
I'm hoping you would be willing to help me out. I'm using a sprint note 3,
rooted of course, with the AICP Lollipop 5.0.2 rom. The device model under
settings shows it as an hltespr while the ro.product.model shows aicp_hltespr. I'd really appreciate any help you fouled offer of. Thanks!

I believe the model number for the Sprint N3 to be SM-N900P while the name and device values should = hltespr. Keep in mind I have yet to test this on 5.0.2. Let us know how it goes.
 
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jfogle01

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I believe the model number for the Sprint N3 to be SM-N900P while the name and device values should = hltespr. Keep in mind I have yet to test this on 5.0.2. Let us know how it goes.

You called it exeleon! Worked great!! Now, if I could just figure out how to stop those 9016 texts without it messing up what I just did!!! I'm considering texting 9999 and sending them the 9016 number....you think that will work?

Update:
I just tried texting 9999 with "block 9016" and this is what I received back:

"SprintFreeMsg: Sorry, the sender "9016" cannot be blocked because it is used for legal or account related notices."

Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks again!

Yet another update:
OK....I just found out that in my messenger app, after selecting a message to read and/or reply to, that while in the message if you click on the drop-in menu in the upper right-hand corner, you'll see an option to "add to blacklist". Well I clicked on it and added it but won't know if it works until I get another voicemail. When I do I'll let you all know!!
 
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exeleon

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You called it exeleon! Worked great!! Now, if I could just figure out how to stop those 9016 texts without it messing up what I just did!!! I'm considering texting 9999 and sending them the 9016 number....you think that will work?

Update:
I just tried texting 9999 with "block 9016" and this is what I received back:

"SprintFreeMsg: Sorry, the sender "9016" cannot be blocked because it is used for legal or account related notices."

Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks again!

Yet another update:
OK....I just found out that in my messenger app, after selecting a message to read and/or reply to, that while in the message if you click on the drop-in menu in the upper right-hand corner, you'll see an option to "add to blacklist". Well I clicked on it and added it but won't know if it works until I get another voicemail. When I do I'll let you all know!!

From what I've read, as long as your SMS app isn't installed as a system app you can block 9016 texts. Otherwise, if it is a system app, it gets blocked at the system level so the vvm app never knows when to retrieve messages. I use Google messenger as a system app and I muted the notifications so I still get the SMS, but my phone doesn't ring or vibrate when they come in.
 

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From what I've read, as long as your SMS app isn't installed as a system app you can block 9016 texts. Otherwise, if it is a system app, it gets blocked at the system level so the vvm app never knows when to retrieve messages. I use Google messenger as a system app and I muted the notifications so I still get the SMS, but my phone doesn't ring or vibrate when they come in.

Hey there.

I'm also having that issue with the Sprint Note 3. I did my build.prop edits, dialed *38 to make sure none of my calls were being forwarded. My phone is getting the voicemails, just not to the visual voicemail app. Just keep getting the messages from 9016.

Whenever I re-install it I get the "Verifying account..." message and shortly after the "Account Verification Failed". The first time I did it, 9016 sent me a message saying "Provisioning successful" but nothing.
Not too sure what I'm doing wrong here, would love any insight you may have.

***UPDATE****

& the noob in me is showing. I figured it out. I did the very first thing you advised we do "Compose 5+ second message and email to vvm..."

That did the trick. Don't know why I didn't see that at first. Thanks again for all your work. :D
 
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exeleon

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Hey there.

I'm also having that issue with the Sprint Note 3. I did my build.prop edits, dialed *38 to make sure none of my calls were being forwarded. My phone is getting the voicemails, just not to the visual voicemail app. Just keep getting the messages from 9016.

Whenever I re-install it I get the "Verifying account..." message and shortly after the "Account Verification Failed". The first time I did it, 9016 sent me a message saying "Provisioning successful" but nothing.
Not too sure what I'm doing wrong here, would love any insight you may have.

***UPDATE****

& the noob in me is showing. I figured it out. I did the very first thing you advised we do "Compose 5+ second message and email to vvm..."

That did the trick. Don't know why I didn't see that at first. Thanks again for all your work. :D

Glad you got it working!
 

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    This is just the Sprint Visual Voicemail apps slightly modded so that the launcher icons better align with the new material design. I simply created the new icons in illustrator (one for each dpi), unpacked the apk and replaced the png's, repacked and signed. I'll try to keep this thread up to date with the latest version of the VVM app.
    Confirmed working on s5 running 4.4.4 and s4 running 5.1.1 and with the newest update (vvmL). Keep in mind though, Sprint's VVM app is a finicky beast and it's performance/functioning heavily depends on the ROM that you're running.
    Uninstall any existing Sprint VVM installation you have (to avoid mismatched signatures), then install the modded version as you would any other app. Enjoy!

    Tip: Most ported ROMs contain information in build.prop from the device in which they were ported from, some unified builds may be slightly off. In order for this app to provision correctly, the following section in build.prop must be set to reflect your Sprint device before installing this app:

    The following example is for the Sprint GS4:
    Code:
    ro.product.model=SPH-L720
    ro.product.name=jfltespr
    ro.product.device=jfltespr
    (note this is not the tri-band L720T variant)

    NOTE: The "9016" text messages are needed to wake the vvm client up to retrieve new voicemails as the come in. Blocking texts from 9016 in some sms apps (especially system sms apps) may cause the sprint visual voicemail app to not download new voicemail messaged. Muting the notifications for 9016 so your device doesn't ring/vibrate is ideal.

    Don't have 9016 blocked or blacklisted, but still not receiving voicemails in the app?
    1. Try reactivating VVM by opening the app, touching compose, recording a 5+ second message delivering it to [email protected].

    Yes, the phantom voicemail notification is here on most kitkat ROMs. You can temporarily clear it by disabling then re-enabling notifications from vvm. I've personally had success by going into the app and selecting the voicemail message and touching "save" to move it into the archive folder. This has seemed to permanently fixed the phantom notification bug for me, IDK why. ;)

    Screenshot_2015-01-05-23-09-422.jpg


    Just pulled Sprint VVM T.7.0.0.16 (Sprint-vvm-m.apk) from the latest update-PB6 (Marshmallow) on GS6 edge . Haven't gotten a chance to test on any other phone/ROM so install at your own risk.
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    I am too on the GPe 5.0 rom.
    - So I change the build.prop and then just install the apk
    - Recvd a text from 9016 stating Provisioning successful
    - called myself from another phone and IT WORKED!!!!!
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    In case anyone is interested. These are the stock Marshmallow Voicemail apps. Vtt-Sprint is the visual voicemail. Don't flash these in recovery just unzip and put into system/priv-app folder and change permissions to the standards. Both were tested on my S4 and are working well with CM 13.1
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    This worked for me on my Sprint Note 4 running Slim Rom 5.02 also. Thank you so much. Linking this is our thread if you don't mind.
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    This worked for me on my Sprint Note 4 running Slim Rom 5.02 also. Thank you so much. Linking this is our thread if you don't mind.

    Hey, no prob! Go right ahead and link this thread to yours!