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Viper32

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I want this to be a thread dedicated to help others to flash the mentioned devices to Page Plus / Selectel / Next-G / Service in REAL 3G....

I have been flashing phones for a several years now as a hobby and want to pass on some of my knowledge and advice to others making this transition.

A few things I want to do when time allows as I work a full time job and have a family.. (Not to mention my Flashing Phone Hobby)

1. Keep a list of PRL's that work with Page Plus with no roaming symbol...


2. Maintain a summary of how to get into Diag Mode on all phones and methods to get your SPC/MSL on Sprint Phones......


3. Post useful Apks,, 16 Digit Passwords, and other instructions on flashing the phones.......


4. Maintain a Current List of Page plus Sids for Flashing..........


5. Make this a thread that people can come to and discuss issues etc....

Now I am not good at writing Guides and truthfully at this time have no desire to do so, but I will however try my best to help you along the way when my time is available. So please I ask do not flood my Inbox with request for a guide etc. (Post here so others can contribute and everyone can learn together)

One thing I have learned over the years of flashing devices is its better to think it through and work by trial and error so you can truly learn the skill of performing successful flashes.

(Please everyone keep it civil and make this a community effort to help each and everyone)

Current Status is that I can pull Keys/Passwords on Verizon S3 / S4 / S5 / Note 2 and 3, Sprint S2 / S3 /S4/S5 / Note 2 and 3, US Cellular S2 / S3 / S4/ S5 and Note 2 and 3 phones, Plus several other Phones and get REAL 3G with no donor on Page Plus / Selectel / Next-G....

(Again let me stress, please do not flood me with request to show you how to do this, as currently I will not post this information, I have my reasons and I hope you can respect that and use this thread for the other benefits you can get from it)

** Note: I did not include Verizon Prepaid or Straight Talk in this due to my beliefs that the cloning of esns/meids to obtain service is not LEGAL **

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Page Plus Sid List

https://www.dropbox.com/s/o4yatnkv7g6lwm5/PagePlusSIDList.xls

16 Digit Passwords:

USCC S3 / S4 / S5 /Note 2 / Note 3 2010031619780721

USSC Note 3 (Kit Kat) 2013051320130909

Verizon S3 / S4 / S5/ Note 2 / Note 3 2009031920090615

Sprint S3 01F2030F5F678FF9 or 2012112120131219

Sprint S4 / S5 2012112120131219

Sprint Note 2 / Note 3 2012112120131219

Metro PCS S3 2FF811282FF9F323

Cricket S3: 2010031619780721

Cricket S4: 01F2030F5F678FF9

Alltel S3: 2013032720130712

Gusto (Friend) U365 2011101116083112

Gusto 3 U385 2013091220140410

Working PRL's by Original Carrier phone:

Sprint

60009 PRL Latest Modded Verizon PRL All Carrier Phones https://www.dropbox.com/s/i6659mf3vo1xbuy/60009.prl

60008 PRL Modded Verizon PRL All Carrier Phones https://www.dropbox.com/s/nnykb969xd9daz1/60008.prl

60007 PRL Modded Verizon PRL All Carrier Phones https://www.dropbox.com/s/7upnkzpi41u2kf1/60007.prl

65002 PRL Most Popular https://www.dropbox.com/s/hfw92t2r3i8icfn/65002.prl

52874 PRL https://www.dropbox.com/s/rrpkxqwhk5khtpw/52874-page-plus-sprint-phones.prl

52896 PRL https://www.dropbox.com/s/r47fa53i32c3596/52896-page-plus-sprint-phones.prl

59317 PRL https://www.dropbox.com/s/6svp8p8qcqhk5ea/59317 sprint modified.prl

65005 PRL Modded PRL https://www.dropbox.com/s/1mkxmv4mox6hzw0/65005.prl

53263 PRL Selectel Latest (Not Modded) https://www.dropbox.com/s/734mz0pj0wng0ws/53263Selectel.prl

53269 PRL Page Plus Latest (Not Modded) https://www.dropbox.com/s/fphctk79gf7k0cd/53269PPlus.prl

Verizon

60009 PRL Latest Modded Verizon PRL All Carrier Phones https://www.dropbox.com/s/i6659mf3vo1xbuy/60009.prl

60008 PRL Modded Verizon PRL All Carrier Phones https://www.dropbox.com/s/nnykb969xd9daz1/60008.prl

60007 PRL Modded Verizon PRL All Carrier Phones https://www.dropbox.com/s/7upnkzpi41u2kf1/60007.prl

65002 PRL Most Popular https://www.dropbox.com/s/hfw92t2r3i8icfn/65002.prl

53078 PRL https://www.dropbox.com/s/1nd3erjcpkym55v/53078.prl

53126 PRL https://www.dropbox.com/s/u1i4w9kqfj609fr/53126verizon.prl

53188 PRL https://www.dropbox.com/s/l9rqhbvrgqiochc/53188verizon.prl

53160 Selectel PRL https://www.dropbox.com/s/vc0i0pea8igr78d/53160.prl

65005 PRL Modded PRL https://www.dropbox.com/s/1mkxmv4mox6hzw0/65005.prl

53263 PRL Selectel Latest (Not Modded) https://www.dropbox.com/s/734mz0pj0wng0ws/53263Selectel.prl

53269 PRL Page Plus Latest (Not Modded) https://www.dropbox.com/s/b41fbuimja5dw9y/53269-page-plus-sprint-phones.prl

US Cellular

60009 PRL Latest Modded Verizon PRL All Carrier Phones https://www.dropbox.com/s/i6659mf3vo1xbuy/60009.prl

60008 PRL Modded Verizon PRL All Carrier Phones https://www.dropbox.com/s/nnykb969xd9daz1/60008.prl

60007 PRL Modded Verizon PRL All Carrier Phones https://www.dropbox.com/s/7upnkzpi41u2kf1/60007.prl

65002 PRL Most Popular https://www.dropbox.com/s/hfw92t2r3i8icfn/65002.prl

52874 PRL https://www.dropbox.com/s/rrpkxqwhk5khtpw/52874-page-plus-sprint-phones.prl

59317 PRL https://www.dropbox.com/s/6svp8p8qcqhk5ea/59317 sprint modified.prl

65005 PRL Modded PRL https://www.dropbox.com/s/1mkxmv4mox6hzw0/65005.prl

53263 PRL Selectel Latest (Not Modded) https://www.dropbox.com/s/734mz0pj0wng0ws/53263Selectel.prl

53269 PRL Page Plus Latest (Not Modded) https://www.dropbox.com/s/b41fbuimja5dw9y/53269-page-plus-sprint-phones.prl

What is a PRL and what it does:

PRL=(Preferred Roaming List)

The PRL is a list of information that resides in the memory of some kinds of digital phones. It lists the radio frequencies the phone can use in various geographic areas.

The part of the list for each area is ordered by the bands the phone should try to use first. Therefore it's a kind of priority list for which towers the phone should use.

The PRL helps determine which home-network towers to use, and also which towers belonging to other networks to use in roaming situations (areas where the home network
has no coverage.) When roaming, the PRL may instruct the phone to use the network with the best roaming rate for the carrier, rather than the one with the strongest signal at the moment.

Since a PRL tells the phone "where" to search for a signal, as carrier networks change over time, an updated PRL may be required for a phone to "see" all of the coverage that it should,
both with the home network and for roaming.

10.key if needed:

10.key https://www.dropbox.com/s/ybyi51lodiislt5/10.key

PagePlus APN:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/h81z8am5pk0tr7g/apnpageplus.zip

The Best MMS Apk by far fully Flash Compatible

Version 1.40: http://8s.ms/download/releases/8sms-1.40.apk

Read all about it: (I have tested works on all carrier phones)

http://8s.ms/

(Settings:)

Instructions Below:

Setup Instructions Below:

1) Launch 8sms app.

2) Press Menu button on your phone.

3) Choose Settings

4) Choose Multimedia (MMS) Messages

5) Press "MMS Settings"

6) Choose "MMSC"

6) Type in "http://mms.vtext.com/servlets/mms?X-VZW-MDN=Your Phone number including area code" do not include the double quotes. Press OK button. EXample: http://mms.vtext.com/servlets/mms?X-VZW-MDN=7792559415

7) Press "MMS PROXY".

8) Make it Blank

9) Press "MMS PORT".

10) Make it Blank

Press OK button.

Press the Phones Back Button

Choose Phone number under the extra settings and enter your 10 digit phone number then press the ok button.....

Restart the Phone.........

DONE..................

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Working MMS Program:

USSC/Verizon MMS Messages (Must be on JB and up to use)

This MMS apk. will keep you from having the issue of when sending a MMS it showing up as the Phone Number on the Sim Card

https://www.dropbox.com/s/eclk63eyssz4to6/workingmms2.apk

When you install the apk and open, it will ask you the carrier you flashed the phone to, along with the phone number. It is very important that you fill this information in. If you fail to do so, the apk will not function.

Verizon Messages (Messaging Apk. for use with Flashed phones)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.verizon.messaging.vzmsgs

Slightly Themed Version of Verizon Messages:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/w9kmkyhpkj6ljnr/vzmThemed.apk

Voicemail Notification Apk for Flashed Phones (Does not suppose to have ads):

https://www.dropbox.com/s/32lvu0n7dlill84/voicemailnotifier.apk

DFS latest

http://cdmatool.com/downloadFiles/application/Setup DFS 14.04.16.0.zip

QPST 2.7.402

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4et0l079vnf0jir/QPST.2.7.402.msi

Hidden menu Apk:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hefr96pykkuifj1/HiddenMenu_No_Root.apk

Samsung Drivers

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/SCH-I545ZKAVZW#
 
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Viper32

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Helpful Tips:

How to Enter Diag Mode by Carrier Phone:

Sprint SPH-L710 (Galaxy S III) and SPH-L900 (Note 2)

Open Dialer enter ##3424#
When PhoneUtil Opens Select PDA
Tap Qualacomm USB Setting
Select DM+Modem+ADB
Tap OK
(Remember after flashing to return and put phone back to MTP+ADB)

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Sprint SPH-L720 (Galaxy S4,S5)

There are two options to dial for diag menu on this phone
##3424# and *#7284#
One will ask for an SPC Code and One will Not
Use the one that does not ask for SPC Code
When PhoneUtil Opens Select PDA
Tap Qualacomm USB Setting
Select DM+Modem+ADB
Tap OK
(Remember after flashing to return and put phone back to MTP+ADB)

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Verizon ]SPH-I535 (Galaxy S III) and SCH-I605 (Note 2) up to 4.2.2 Android Version

Open Dialer enter *#22745927
When Enable/Disable Menu comes up tap "Hidden Menu Disabled"
Select "Enable" on Popup
Press Home button
Open Dialer
Dial **87284
When PhoneUtil Opens Select PDA
Tap Qualacomm USB Setting
Select DM+Modem+ADB
Tap OK
(Remember after flashing to return and put phone back to MTP+ADB)

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Verizon ]SPH-I535 (Galaxy S III) and SCH-I605 (Note 2) 4.3 Android Version

Dial ##DMMODE#
Tap On
(Remember after flashing to return and Tap OFF)

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Verizon SPH-I545/SM-G900F (Galaxy S4, S5) / Galaxy Stellar I200 4.1.2

Dial ##DMMODE#
Tap On
(Remember after flashing to return and Tap OFF)
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USCellular SCH-R530 U (Galaxy S III) and SCH-R950 (Note 2) up to 4.1.2 Android Only

Open Dialer enter *#22745927
When Enable/Disable Menu comes up tap "Hidden Menu Disabled"
Select "Enable" on Popup
Press Home button
Open Dialer
Dial *#7284#
When PhoneUtil Opens Select PDA
Tap Qualacomm USB Setting
Select DM+Modem+ADB
Tap OK
(Remember after flashing to return and put phone back to MTP+ADB)

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USCellular SCH-R530 U (Galaxy S III) and SCH-R950 (Note 2) 4.3 Android Only

Dial ##DMMODE#
Tap On
(Remember after flashing to return and Tap OFF)

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USCellular SCH-R970 (Galaxy S4) under 4.3

Open Dialer enter *#22745927
When Enable/Disable Menu comes up tap "Hidden Menu Disabled"
Select "Enable" on Popup
Press Home button
Open Dialer
Dial *#0808#
When PhoneUtil Opens Select PDA
Tap Qualacomm USB Setting
Select DM+Modem+ADB
Tap OK
(Remember after flashing to return and put phone back to MTP+ADB)

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USCellular SCH-R970 (Galaxy S4, S5) 4.3

Dial ##DMMODE#
Tap On
(Remember after flashing to return and Tap OFF)
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APK to Get SPC/MSL on Sprint Phones running 4.3 Android

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gy1729al1zn4hzg/SPCUtility .apk

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Utility to Get in Diag Mode.......

https://www.dropbox.com/s/555mcjdpcp3vem3/PhoneUtilss.apk

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How to Bypass Verizon S3 Activation Screen without Sim Card


While in Portrait Mode of the Languge Screen

- Tap below the last language, Left side - Right Side

- Left Side - Right Side

- Volume up Button.
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YouTube Fix for Sprint Flashed Phones:

Dial ##3282#
Enter SPC (000000)
Look through Menus and find the options to change the below, and modify them to below settings

RSTP Proxy Port
0

RSTP Proxy Address
0.0.0.0

HTTP PD Proxy Port
0

HTTP PD Proxy Address
0.0.0.0

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How to Reset a Sprint Samsung Phone back to Sprint

Open Dialer and dial ##RTN# then enter your MSL/SPC Code (Most likely is 000000 if it has been flashed before

You most likely will need to also put a Sprint PRL on the phone also if you are not using the Sprint Corporate PRL

If so you can use this one and it should work fine:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/frdvl985bsdfdt9/24006.prl
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Remove No Sim Card Icon from Taskbar

Must be Rooted

Use BuildProp Editor here to edit: https://www.dropbox.com/s/srnoi9qwzggujex/com.jrummy.apps.build.prop.editor-1.apk

Ad the Below line to Build Prop at the very bottom

ro.config.donot_nosim=true

Tap Save and reboot

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Verizon S3 i535 Casual Root/Unlock/Recovery

(THIS IS ONLY COMPATIBLE WITH FIRMWARES UP TO 4.1.2 MF1 if you try on any other versions you will BRICK your device)

Easy way to Root/Unlock/Install Recovery Verizon S3 Only

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2332825

**As always use at your own Risk... This is not my work.... Give credit and thanks to the developers of the methods please**

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How to Reset a Sprint Samsung Phone back to Sprint

Open Dialer and dial ##RTN# then enter your MSL/SPC Code (Most likely is 000000 if it has been flashed before

You most likely will need to also put a Sprint PRL on the phone also if you are not using the Sprint Corporate PRL

If so you can use this one and it should work fine:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/frdvl985bsdfdt9/24006.prl
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Android 4.3 Upgrade Methods for Verizon and Sprint Phones

DO NOT DOWNLOAD THESE FILES AND ATTEMPT UNLESS YOU ARE 100% SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING

THIS WILL LOCK YOUR BOOTLOADER FOREVER NO GOING BACK TO PREVIOUS VERSIONS EVER


Let me stress that anytime you flash either with ODIN or normal methods you take the chance of BRICKING your device.

SO be sure you know what you are doing as I am not responsible for anything that may go wrong.....

These will wipe your devices and bring the phone back to like is what was brand new, and should not affect your flash, but then again do at your own risk.....

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ODIN 3.07 Program to use for the Update: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zjw7zhr9br...Odin_v3.07.rar

Flashing Firmware with Odin Instructions:

1. Put your phone into download mode. To do this turn the phone off and then press volume down+home button+power button at the same time. You will then get a warning saying press up to continue and down to cancel, press volume up and you are now in download mode

2. Start Odin

3.At this point please make sure that ONLY TWO OPTIONS TICKED are "Auto Reboot" and "F.Reset Time" (otherwise you could end up with a very expensive paperweight)

4. Select the PDA button in the Odin program: Direst it to the tar file that you are using to upgrade the one you downloaded for your device......

5. Plug your Phone into the computer, wait for the drivers to install and then wait for the ID:COM section to turn blue in ODIN.

7.Press start and the flash will begin, once this has started do not remove the usb cable or turn off your computer or the device (or you will have brick for sure) the phone will reboot once the flash has finished.

8. All Done Enjoy 4.3

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SPRINT S3 ONLY 4.3 Jelly Bean L710VPUCMK3

You cannot downgrade from 4.3 if you try with ODIN or any other method you will BRICK your phone....

Link 1:

http://terafile.co/243485193552/L710...UCMK3_HOME.zip

Link 2:

http://ul.to/q2tqpepc

Link 3:

http://rg.to/file/d084d17f683d047600...ginal.zip.html

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Verizon S3 ONLY 4.3 Jelly Bean I535VRUCML1

You cannot downgrade from 4.3 if you try with ODIN or any other method you will BRICK your phone....

Link:

http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23269279319199798

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Verizon S4 ONLY 4.3 Jelly Bean I545VZWEMK2

You cannot downgrade from 4.3 if you try with ODIN or any other method you will BRICK your phone....

Link:

http://terafile.co/99d3fb3e0855/VZW_I545VRUEMK2_I545VZWEMK2.zip

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SAFEROOT

Safe Method to Root Only the Device: (This will work on other versions OF Android also) Does not include Custom Recovery (ROOT ONLY)

Will not trip KNOX for warranty purposes either:

Link:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2565758&highlight=s3

Before you try using this rooting program, you'll need to have the USB drivers installed for your phone: (Linked Below)

Drivers Download: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8n1bl5uusy... (2).exe

Step 1 - Install Drivers Above
Step 2 - Enable USB Debugging
Step 3 - Unzip the saferoot.zip
Step 4 - Root your phone
Double click on the "install.bat" to run the root. It will root and reboot your phone. Once that's done, you're rooted!
(Follow Instructions that are included in exploit)

remember you cannot downgrade from 4.3 if you try with ODIN or any other method you will BRICK your phone....

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Things Not To Do With A Flashed Phone


1. NO OTA Android Updates Period (You will break your flash)

2. No OTA Programming *228, *22890, *22800, *22801 or any other Variants

3. Some Rom's do not play well with Flashed Phones do your research before flashing.

4. Never do a RTN (Return to Network) Reset ##786# on a Flashed Device (Most definitely will break your flash)

5. Some Radios/Modems cause issues if you flash (If the phone is working leave it be)

6. Factory Reset ( I recommend not to do this also, some versions of Android phones it will break things period)

7. PRLS ..... aww my favorite, everyone thinks these are the answer to all their prayers ;)

a. If the phone is working leave it be (my personal stance)
b. Some PRL's are not EVDO or have not been Modded and will break your 3G or throw the Roaming Symbol
c. I have posted many PRL's above that will work with 3G (Latest one I modded is 60007 for all carrier phones)

8. No Phone Number Change (You change your carrier assigned number, you must reflash)

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Why Is My 3G Data Slow?

It's a complaint I hear everyday from people using flashed smartphones performed by them or another flashing provider...

Why are my speeds so slow and is it possible to improve the situation?
There are a variety of reasons why 3G data speeds may be less than stellar, and each one requires a different solution.

Before assuming there's a problem, though, make sure you understand the realistic capabilities of your service.

VERIZON/Page Plus/Selectel:

2G 1xRTT: 50-100kbps download and upload with bursts to 144 kbps
3G EVDO Rev-A: (shows up as "3G" on your phone): 600-1400kbps download with bursts to 3Mbps, 200-800kbps upload with bursts to 1.8Mbps

(Don't get to caught up in running speedtest as these can be very confusing and fool you at times into thinking you have a problem when actually
the way they test and the servers they use get congested also)

POTENTIAL PROBLEM #1: Weak signal

If you're too far away from the tower (or if there are a lot of obstructions/interference between you and the tower), your device won't be able
to pick up a strong signal and your performance will suffer.

Solution: Try other locations in your home or area you are in, some areas do not get great signal strength and this could be your issue.

POTENTIAL PROBLEM #2: Tower overcrowding (Network Congestion)

The bandwidth available from a cell tower is shared amongst all the users connecting to the tower. A cell tower can only provide so much bandwidth,
and the more users there are connecting to the tower, the slower everyone's speeds will be.

Is this YOUR problem? If you notice that your speeds tend to follow a pattern most days (for example, nice and fast late at night or early in the day but slower in the evening when everyone is home from work and school) and you've confirmed that the problem isn't signal-related (by testing your speeds at home and then again somewhere closer to the tower), you'll know your tower is simply being used by lots of other subscribers at the same time.

Solution: Unfortunately, there's nothing you can do about this (other than consider switching to a different provider who might have more capacity at their towers or isn't as oversold in your area).

POTENTIAL PROBLEM #3: Incorrectly Performed Flash

It's very common for flashed phones to have been done incorrectly.

Is this YOUR problem? This is very possibly the source of the problem if your flash was done incorrectly or you made changes to your setup recently.

Solution: You'll need to either troubleshoot the phone and or reflash the problem phone.

POTENTIAL PROBLEM #4: Tower issues

Providers periodically do maintenance or upgrade work on cell towers, which can disrupt service; other factors like severe weather occasionally damage cell towers and cause problems.

Is this YOUR problem? If your service suddenly degrades significantly and doesn't improve much during non-peak hours (which it would if the problem was overcrowding), and you've confirmed it's not a problem with your flash, the problem likely lies with the tower. The best way to confirm is to take your device several miles away where you'll be connecting to a different tower and test there — if everything works fine when connected to a different tower, you'll know something is amiss with your home tower.

Solution: Out of your control, bear with it until the provider finishes work and repairs.....

Potential Problem #5: Sprint and USSC Devices

I hate to say it but I have seen some Sprint/USSC phones have this issue, likely due to weaker radios and or hardware implemented in the device.

Is this YOUR problem? This is very possibly the source of the problem if your flash was done correctly and you verify that other devices on the network in the same location as yours get consistently better data speeds.

Solution: Verify flash is correct and that your connected at EVDO in settings and passwords have passed authentication. If so this most likely a Sprint/USSC device issue out of control by the user. Replace device with another Cellphone Carrier brand and most of the time problem will be solved. (I see this allot with some of the Samsung S3 Devices from Sprint/USSC, almost like certain lots had a weak radio for whatever reason)

In the end your speeds can be related to any or all of these issues, and a proper flash is key to performing at optimal speeds.
Sometimes as much as we hate to admit a professional flasher is needed to correct speed issues, you would not believe some of the poor flashes I see when I read preflashed phones everyday that so called professionals performed
 
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dirkdigles

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Definitely keeping an eye on this thread! Thanks Viper for putting this together. As a current PP customer with a Sprint GS3, I'm interested in learning more.

I personally used DFS / QPST and a Fascinate to get mine working w/ 3G. A couple things I'd be interested in documenting / learning:

1) Updating the PRL on my GS3 (or other flashed Sprint phone). I currently have to activate my Fascinate, *22891, downloading PRL w/ DFS, loading it onto the GS3, then reactivating the GS3

2) The proper procedure to get AOSP roms to work 100% (MMS in particular) on flashed Sprint phones. I haven't tried yet, but I believe AOSP roms (vs TW) require some extra work to get full functionality.
 

Viper32

Senior Member
Feb 16, 2009
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Definitely keeping an eye on this thread! Thanks Viper for putting this together. As a current PP customer with a Sprint GS3, I'm interested in learning more.

I personally used DFS / QPST and a Fascinate to get mine working w/ 3G. A couple things I'd be interested in documenting / learning:

1) Updating the PRL on my GS3 (or other flashed Sprint phone). I currently have to activate my Fascinate, *22891, downloading PRL w/ DFS, loading it onto the GS3, then reactivating the GS3

2) The proper procedure to get AOSP roms to work 100% (MMS in particular) on flashed Sprint phones. I haven't tried yet, but I believe AOSP roms (vs TW) require some extra work to get full functionality.

Yeah good questions, I want this to be a team effort with everyone helping and learning together......

Couple of comments on your questions..
..
1) Updating the PRL on my GS3 (or other flashed Sprint phone). I currently have to activate my Fascinate, *22891, downloading PRL w/ DFS, loading it onto the GS3, then reactivating the GS3

I am not clear on why you would need to reactivate to update PRL, What PRL are you using now?

2) The proper procedure to get AOSP roms to work 100% (MMS in particular) on flashed Sprint phones. I haven't tried yet, but I believe AOSP roms (vs TW) require some extra work to get full functionality.[/QUOTE]

This one hopefully some others can chime in as I run TW Roms myself, but this is exactly the things I want this thread to answer for ones needing help.....

Viper
 

dirkdigles

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Nov 23, 2010
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Yeah good questions, I want this to be a team effort with everyone helping and learning together......

Couple of comments on your questions..
..
1) Updating the PRL on my GS3 (or other flashed Sprint phone). I currently have to activate my Fascinate, *22891, downloading PRL w/ DFS, loading it onto the GS3, then reactivating the GS3

I am not clear on why you would need to reactivate to update PRL, What PRL are you using now?

2) The proper procedure to get AOSP roms to work 100% (MMS in particular) on flashed Sprint phones. I haven't tried yet, but I believe AOSP roms (vs TW) require some extra work to get full functionality.

This one hopefully some others can chime in as I run TW Roms myself, but this is exactly the things I want this thread to answer for ones needing help.....

Viper

#1 - Right now I'm just using the Verizon PRL that was on my Fascinate when I got the 3G keys from it - 53022. To get rid of the roaming icon, I loaded eri.xml onto my phone and changed the carrier name to Page Plus (actually I'm not sure if this actually removed the roaming triangle, but I rarely see it anymore.)

I know there has been a VZW PRL update since then - It's something like 53078 or 53096 now. I'm in the Chicago area so the exact PRL number probably depends on that.

I'd like to update the PRL on my (sprint) GS3, however the only way I know how to do it is by reactivating the Fascinate on my account to get the newest PRL, then saving it w/ DFS, then loading it onto my GS3 using DFS (then of course reactivating the GS3).

I was under the impression that *22891 to update PRL doesn't work on flashed Sprint phones, unless I"m mistaken?

***

As for #2, I did ask xda member alphahere about getting MMS working on AOSP roms, as he had mentioned in one of the PagePlus threads that he had AOSP fully working on his Sprint GS3. He gave me the following advice (which I haven't tested yet):

/system/etc/apns-conf.xml changed to the following to fix MMS

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<apns version="7">
<apn carrier="Verizon"
mcc="310"
mnc="004"
apn="internet"
type="default,supl,mms"
mmsc="http://mms.vtext.com/servlets/mms"
/>
</apns>
 
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I believe you can do the *22890 option 2 new PRL
the problem is that when it reboots it will have a roaming unless you go into dfs/cdma and change the Preffered Settings
Sys Pref=.HomePref Pref Mode= CDMA_HDR Pref Serv =.SystemB Band Pref= Auto Roam Pref= Auto Analog=Dis

Thats is what I do
 

Bujjet

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A way to tell which US Cellular S3s are unable to have keys/pass pulled?

Hi @Viper32 -

I have two quick questions:

You had written
Current Status is that I can pull keys/pass on ... Some US Cellular S3
. I'm looking to buy an S3 and was wondering if there was a way for me to determine if I could use your technique(s) to pull the keys/pass from a phone. Is there anything particular I can look for?

Lastly, I am wanting to flash the phone to Straight Talk and not Page Plus - do you know if I'll be able to get 3G with ST as well?


I greatly appreciate you sharing your thoughts and time here @Viper32 - huge thanks!
 

dirkdigles

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I believe you can do the *22890 option 2 new PRL
the problem is that when it reboots it will have a roaming unless you go into dfs/cdma and change the Preffered Settings
Sys Pref=.HomePref Pref Mode= CDMA_HDR Pref Serv =.SystemB Band Pref= Auto Roam Pref= Auto Analog=Dis

Thats is what I do

I have to flash back to the LG2 radio to do this, correct? (To access the phone via DFS)
 

moparfreak426

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Hi @Viper32 -

I have two quick questions:

You had written . I'm looking to buy an S3 and was wondering if there was a way for me to determine if I could use your technique(s) to pull the keys/pass from a phone. Is there anything particular I can look for?

Lastly, I am wanting to flash the phone to Straight Talk and not Page Plus - do you know if I'll be able to get 3G with ST as well?


I greatly appreciate you sharing your thoughts and time here @Viper32 - huge thanks!

Page plus and straight run on same towers, so yeah, about the same process

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Xparent Skyblue Tapatalk 2
 

BurntBiscuits

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I have to flash back to the LG2 radio to do this, correct? (To access the phone via DFS)


That is correct dirkdigles

I also believe that if your in a 4g area that it you may get a message saying " I'm sorry but we unable to program your phone at this time " when you attempt
I am in a 3g area so that might make a difference as well; since it not looking for 9900000000's to program to 4g


Burnt
 
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Some US Cellular

Does anyone know what @Viper32 is referring to when he says that only "Some US Cellular" phones are able to have pulled keys/pass?

I only have one chance at buying a phone, if it ends up being a no-go I'm out the $$$ - is there a way to know if this process will work with a particular US Cellular phone?
 

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Does anyone know what @Viper32 is referring to when he says that only "Some US Cellular" phones are able to have pulled keys/pass?

I only have one chance at buying a phone, if it ends up being a no-go I'm out the $$$ - is there a way to know if this process will work with a particular US Cellular phone?

Well I quote that because I have only come across 2 US Cellular S3 phones, one I was able to pull keys/pass the other I was not. I would not personally run away from it if its a great deal.

Viper
 
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    I want this to be a thread dedicated to help others to flash the mentioned devices to Page Plus / Selectel / Next-G / Service in REAL 3G....

    I have been flashing phones for a several years now as a hobby and want to pass on some of my knowledge and advice to others making this transition.

    A few things I want to do when time allows as I work a full time job and have a family.. (Not to mention my Flashing Phone Hobby)

    1. Keep a list of PRL's that work with Page Plus with no roaming symbol...


    2. Maintain a summary of how to get into Diag Mode on all phones and methods to get your SPC/MSL on Sprint Phones......


    3. Post useful Apks,, 16 Digit Passwords, and other instructions on flashing the phones.......


    4. Maintain a Current List of Page plus Sids for Flashing..........


    5. Make this a thread that people can come to and discuss issues etc....

    Now I am not good at writing Guides and truthfully at this time have no desire to do so, but I will however try my best to help you along the way when my time is available. So please I ask do not flood my Inbox with request for a guide etc. (Post here so others can contribute and everyone can learn together)

    One thing I have learned over the years of flashing devices is its better to think it through and work by trial and error so you can truly learn the skill of performing successful flashes.

    (Please everyone keep it civil and make this a community effort to help each and everyone)

    Current Status is that I can pull Keys/Passwords on Verizon S3 / S4 / S5 / Note 2 and 3, Sprint S2 / S3 /S4/S5 / Note 2 and 3, US Cellular S2 / S3 / S4/ S5 and Note 2 and 3 phones, Plus several other Phones and get REAL 3G with no donor on Page Plus / Selectel / Next-G....

    (Again let me stress, please do not flood me with request to show you how to do this, as currently I will not post this information, I have my reasons and I hope you can respect that and use this thread for the other benefits you can get from it)

    ** Note: I did not include Verizon Prepaid or Straight Talk in this due to my beliefs that the cloning of esns/meids to obtain service is not LEGAL **

    Viper
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    Page Plus Sid List

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/o4yatnkv7g6lwm5/PagePlusSIDList.xls

    16 Digit Passwords:

    USCC S3 / S4 / S5 /Note 2 / Note 3 2010031619780721

    USSC Note 3 (Kit Kat) 2013051320130909

    Verizon S3 / S4 / S5/ Note 2 / Note 3 2009031920090615

    Sprint S3 01F2030F5F678FF9 or 2012112120131219

    Sprint S4 / S5 2012112120131219

    Sprint Note 2 / Note 3 2012112120131219

    Metro PCS S3 2FF811282FF9F323

    Cricket S3: 2010031619780721

    Cricket S4: 01F2030F5F678FF9

    Alltel S3: 2013032720130712

    Gusto (Friend) U365 2011101116083112

    Gusto 3 U385 2013091220140410

    Working PRL's by Original Carrier phone:

    Sprint

    60009 PRL Latest Modded Verizon PRL All Carrier Phones https://www.dropbox.com/s/i6659mf3vo1xbuy/60009.prl

    60008 PRL Modded Verizon PRL All Carrier Phones https://www.dropbox.com/s/nnykb969xd9daz1/60008.prl

    60007 PRL Modded Verizon PRL All Carrier Phones https://www.dropbox.com/s/7upnkzpi41u2kf1/60007.prl

    65002 PRL Most Popular https://www.dropbox.com/s/hfw92t2r3i8icfn/65002.prl

    52874 PRL https://www.dropbox.com/s/rrpkxqwhk5khtpw/52874-page-plus-sprint-phones.prl

    52896 PRL https://www.dropbox.com/s/r47fa53i32c3596/52896-page-plus-sprint-phones.prl

    59317 PRL https://www.dropbox.com/s/6svp8p8qcqhk5ea/59317 sprint modified.prl

    65005 PRL Modded PRL https://www.dropbox.com/s/1mkxmv4mox6hzw0/65005.prl

    53263 PRL Selectel Latest (Not Modded) https://www.dropbox.com/s/734mz0pj0wng0ws/53263Selectel.prl

    53269 PRL Page Plus Latest (Not Modded) https://www.dropbox.com/s/fphctk79gf7k0cd/53269PPlus.prl

    Verizon

    60009 PRL Latest Modded Verizon PRL All Carrier Phones https://www.dropbox.com/s/i6659mf3vo1xbuy/60009.prl

    60008 PRL Modded Verizon PRL All Carrier Phones https://www.dropbox.com/s/nnykb969xd9daz1/60008.prl

    60007 PRL Modded Verizon PRL All Carrier Phones https://www.dropbox.com/s/7upnkzpi41u2kf1/60007.prl

    65002 PRL Most Popular https://www.dropbox.com/s/hfw92t2r3i8icfn/65002.prl

    53078 PRL https://www.dropbox.com/s/1nd3erjcpkym55v/53078.prl

    53126 PRL https://www.dropbox.com/s/u1i4w9kqfj609fr/53126verizon.prl

    53188 PRL https://www.dropbox.com/s/l9rqhbvrgqiochc/53188verizon.prl

    53160 Selectel PRL https://www.dropbox.com/s/vc0i0pea8igr78d/53160.prl

    65005 PRL Modded PRL https://www.dropbox.com/s/1mkxmv4mox6hzw0/65005.prl

    53263 PRL Selectel Latest (Not Modded) https://www.dropbox.com/s/734mz0pj0wng0ws/53263Selectel.prl

    53269 PRL Page Plus Latest (Not Modded) https://www.dropbox.com/s/b41fbuimja5dw9y/53269-page-plus-sprint-phones.prl

    US Cellular

    60009 PRL Latest Modded Verizon PRL All Carrier Phones https://www.dropbox.com/s/i6659mf3vo1xbuy/60009.prl

    60008 PRL Modded Verizon PRL All Carrier Phones https://www.dropbox.com/s/nnykb969xd9daz1/60008.prl

    60007 PRL Modded Verizon PRL All Carrier Phones https://www.dropbox.com/s/7upnkzpi41u2kf1/60007.prl

    65002 PRL Most Popular https://www.dropbox.com/s/hfw92t2r3i8icfn/65002.prl

    52874 PRL https://www.dropbox.com/s/rrpkxqwhk5khtpw/52874-page-plus-sprint-phones.prl

    59317 PRL https://www.dropbox.com/s/6svp8p8qcqhk5ea/59317 sprint modified.prl

    65005 PRL Modded PRL https://www.dropbox.com/s/1mkxmv4mox6hzw0/65005.prl

    53263 PRL Selectel Latest (Not Modded) https://www.dropbox.com/s/734mz0pj0wng0ws/53263Selectel.prl

    53269 PRL Page Plus Latest (Not Modded) https://www.dropbox.com/s/b41fbuimja5dw9y/53269-page-plus-sprint-phones.prl

    What is a PRL and what it does:

    PRL=(Preferred Roaming List)

    The PRL is a list of information that resides in the memory of some kinds of digital phones. It lists the radio frequencies the phone can use in various geographic areas.

    The part of the list for each area is ordered by the bands the phone should try to use first. Therefore it's a kind of priority list for which towers the phone should use.

    The PRL helps determine which home-network towers to use, and also which towers belonging to other networks to use in roaming situations (areas where the home network
    has no coverage.) When roaming, the PRL may instruct the phone to use the network with the best roaming rate for the carrier, rather than the one with the strongest signal at the moment.

    Since a PRL tells the phone "where" to search for a signal, as carrier networks change over time, an updated PRL may be required for a phone to "see" all of the coverage that it should,
    both with the home network and for roaming.

    10.key if needed:

    10.key https://www.dropbox.com/s/ybyi51lodiislt5/10.key

    PagePlus APN:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/h81z8am5pk0tr7g/apnpageplus.zip

    The Best MMS Apk by far fully Flash Compatible

    Version 1.40: http://8s.ms/download/releases/8sms-1.40.apk

    Read all about it: (I have tested works on all carrier phones)

    http://8s.ms/

    (Settings:)

    Instructions Below:

    Setup Instructions Below:

    1) Launch 8sms app.

    2) Press Menu button on your phone.

    3) Choose Settings

    4) Choose Multimedia (MMS) Messages

    5) Press "MMS Settings"

    6) Choose "MMSC"

    6) Type in "http://mms.vtext.com/servlets/mms?X-VZW-MDN=Your Phone number including area code" do not include the double quotes. Press OK button. EXample: http://mms.vtext.com/servlets/mms?X-VZW-MDN=7792559415

    7) Press "MMS PROXY".

    8) Make it Blank

    9) Press "MMS PORT".

    10) Make it Blank

    Press OK button.

    Press the Phones Back Button

    Choose Phone number under the extra settings and enter your 10 digit phone number then press the ok button.....

    Restart the Phone.........

    DONE..................

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    Working MMS Program:

    USSC/Verizon MMS Messages (Must be on JB and up to use)

    This MMS apk. will keep you from having the issue of when sending a MMS it showing up as the Phone Number on the Sim Card

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/eclk63eyssz4to6/workingmms2.apk

    When you install the apk and open, it will ask you the carrier you flashed the phone to, along with the phone number. It is very important that you fill this information in. If you fail to do so, the apk will not function.

    Verizon Messages (Messaging Apk. for use with Flashed phones)

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.verizon.messaging.vzmsgs

    Slightly Themed Version of Verizon Messages:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/w9kmkyhpkj6ljnr/vzmThemed.apk

    Voicemail Notification Apk for Flashed Phones (Does not suppose to have ads):

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/32lvu0n7dlill84/voicemailnotifier.apk

    DFS latest

    http://cdmatool.com/downloadFiles/application/Setup DFS 14.04.16.0.zip

    QPST 2.7.402

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/4et0l079vnf0jir/QPST.2.7.402.msi

    Hidden menu Apk:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/hefr96pykkuifj1/HiddenMenu_No_Root.apk

    Samsung Drivers

    http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/SCH-I545ZKAVZW#
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    Helpful Tips:

    How to Enter Diag Mode by Carrier Phone:

    Sprint SPH-L710 (Galaxy S III) and SPH-L900 (Note 2)

    Open Dialer enter ##3424#
    When PhoneUtil Opens Select PDA
    Tap Qualacomm USB Setting
    Select DM+Modem+ADB
    Tap OK
    (Remember after flashing to return and put phone back to MTP+ADB)

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    Sprint SPH-L720 (Galaxy S4,S5)

    There are two options to dial for diag menu on this phone
    ##3424# and *#7284#
    One will ask for an SPC Code and One will Not
    Use the one that does not ask for SPC Code
    When PhoneUtil Opens Select PDA
    Tap Qualacomm USB Setting
    Select DM+Modem+ADB
    Tap OK
    (Remember after flashing to return and put phone back to MTP+ADB)

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


    Verizon ]SPH-I535 (Galaxy S III) and SCH-I605 (Note 2) up to 4.2.2 Android Version

    Open Dialer enter *#22745927
    When Enable/Disable Menu comes up tap "Hidden Menu Disabled"
    Select "Enable" on Popup
    Press Home button
    Open Dialer
    Dial **87284
    When PhoneUtil Opens Select PDA
    Tap Qualacomm USB Setting
    Select DM+Modem+ADB
    Tap OK
    (Remember after flashing to return and put phone back to MTP+ADB)

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Verizon ]SPH-I535 (Galaxy S III) and SCH-I605 (Note 2) 4.3 Android Version

    Dial ##DMMODE#
    Tap On
    (Remember after flashing to return and Tap OFF)

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Verizon SPH-I545/SM-G900F (Galaxy S4, S5) / Galaxy Stellar I200 4.1.2

    Dial ##DMMODE#
    Tap On
    (Remember after flashing to return and Tap OFF)
    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


    USCellular SCH-R530 U (Galaxy S III) and SCH-R950 (Note 2) up to 4.1.2 Android Only

    Open Dialer enter *#22745927
    When Enable/Disable Menu comes up tap "Hidden Menu Disabled"
    Select "Enable" on Popup
    Press Home button
    Open Dialer
    Dial *#7284#
    When PhoneUtil Opens Select PDA
    Tap Qualacomm USB Setting
    Select DM+Modem+ADB
    Tap OK
    (Remember after flashing to return and put phone back to MTP+ADB)

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    USCellular SCH-R530 U (Galaxy S III) and SCH-R950 (Note 2) 4.3 Android Only

    Dial ##DMMODE#
    Tap On
    (Remember after flashing to return and Tap OFF)

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    USCellular SCH-R970 (Galaxy S4) under 4.3

    Open Dialer enter *#22745927
    When Enable/Disable Menu comes up tap "Hidden Menu Disabled"
    Select "Enable" on Popup
    Press Home button
    Open Dialer
    Dial *#0808#
    When PhoneUtil Opens Select PDA
    Tap Qualacomm USB Setting
    Select DM+Modem+ADB
    Tap OK
    (Remember after flashing to return and put phone back to MTP+ADB)

    __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    USCellular SCH-R970 (Galaxy S4, S5) 4.3

    Dial ##DMMODE#
    Tap On
    (Remember after flashing to return and Tap OFF)
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    APK to Get SPC/MSL on Sprint Phones running 4.3 Android

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/gy1729al1zn4hzg/SPCUtility .apk

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    Utility to Get in Diag Mode.......

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/555mcjdpcp3vem3/PhoneUtilss.apk

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    How to Bypass Verizon S3 Activation Screen without Sim Card


    While in Portrait Mode of the Languge Screen

    - Tap below the last language, Left side - Right Side

    - Left Side - Right Side

    - Volume up Button.
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    YouTube Fix for Sprint Flashed Phones:

    Dial ##3282#
    Enter SPC (000000)
    Look through Menus and find the options to change the below, and modify them to below settings

    RSTP Proxy Port
    0

    RSTP Proxy Address
    0.0.0.0

    HTTP PD Proxy Port
    0

    HTTP PD Proxy Address
    0.0.0.0

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    How to Reset a Sprint Samsung Phone back to Sprint

    Open Dialer and dial ##RTN# then enter your MSL/SPC Code (Most likely is 000000 if it has been flashed before

    You most likely will need to also put a Sprint PRL on the phone also if you are not using the Sprint Corporate PRL

    If so you can use this one and it should work fine:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/frdvl985bsdfdt9/24006.prl
    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Remove No Sim Card Icon from Taskbar

    Must be Rooted

    Use BuildProp Editor here to edit: https://www.dropbox.com/s/srnoi9qwzggujex/com.jrummy.apps.build.prop.editor-1.apk

    Ad the Below line to Build Prop at the very bottom

    ro.config.donot_nosim=true

    Tap Save and reboot

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    Verizon S3 i535 Casual Root/Unlock/Recovery

    (THIS IS ONLY COMPATIBLE WITH FIRMWARES UP TO 4.1.2 MF1 if you try on any other versions you will BRICK your device)

    Easy way to Root/Unlock/Install Recovery Verizon S3 Only

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2332825

    **As always use at your own Risk... This is not my work.... Give credit and thanks to the developers of the methods please**

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    How to Reset a Sprint Samsung Phone back to Sprint

    Open Dialer and dial ##RTN# then enter your MSL/SPC Code (Most likely is 000000 if it has been flashed before

    You most likely will need to also put a Sprint PRL on the phone also if you are not using the Sprint Corporate PRL

    If so you can use this one and it should work fine:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/frdvl985bsdfdt9/24006.prl
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    Android 4.3 Upgrade Methods for Verizon and Sprint Phones

    DO NOT DOWNLOAD THESE FILES AND ATTEMPT UNLESS YOU ARE 100% SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING

    THIS WILL LOCK YOUR BOOTLOADER FOREVER NO GOING BACK TO PREVIOUS VERSIONS EVER


    Let me stress that anytime you flash either with ODIN or normal methods you take the chance of BRICKING your device.

    SO be sure you know what you are doing as I am not responsible for anything that may go wrong.....

    These will wipe your devices and bring the phone back to like is what was brand new, and should not affect your flash, but then again do at your own risk.....

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ODIN 3.07 Program to use for the Update: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zjw7zhr9br...Odin_v3.07.rar

    Flashing Firmware with Odin Instructions:

    1. Put your phone into download mode. To do this turn the phone off and then press volume down+home button+power button at the same time. You will then get a warning saying press up to continue and down to cancel, press volume up and you are now in download mode

    2. Start Odin

    3.At this point please make sure that ONLY TWO OPTIONS TICKED are "Auto Reboot" and "F.Reset Time" (otherwise you could end up with a very expensive paperweight)

    4. Select the PDA button in the Odin program: Direst it to the tar file that you are using to upgrade the one you downloaded for your device......

    5. Plug your Phone into the computer, wait for the drivers to install and then wait for the ID:COM section to turn blue in ODIN.

    7.Press start and the flash will begin, once this has started do not remove the usb cable or turn off your computer or the device (or you will have brick for sure) the phone will reboot once the flash has finished.

    8. All Done Enjoy 4.3

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    SPRINT S3 ONLY 4.3 Jelly Bean L710VPUCMK3

    You cannot downgrade from 4.3 if you try with ODIN or any other method you will BRICK your phone....

    Link 1:

    http://terafile.co/243485193552/L710...UCMK3_HOME.zip

    Link 2:

    http://ul.to/q2tqpepc

    Link 3:

    http://rg.to/file/d084d17f683d047600...ginal.zip.html

    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________

    Verizon S3 ONLY 4.3 Jelly Bean I535VRUCML1

    You cannot downgrade from 4.3 if you try with ODIN or any other method you will BRICK your phone....

    Link:

    http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23269279319199798

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Verizon S4 ONLY 4.3 Jelly Bean I545VZWEMK2

    You cannot downgrade from 4.3 if you try with ODIN or any other method you will BRICK your phone....

    Link:

    http://terafile.co/99d3fb3e0855/VZW_I545VRUEMK2_I545VZWEMK2.zip

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    SAFEROOT

    Safe Method to Root Only the Device: (This will work on other versions OF Android also) Does not include Custom Recovery (ROOT ONLY)

    Will not trip KNOX for warranty purposes either:

    Link:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2565758&highlight=s3

    Before you try using this rooting program, you'll need to have the USB drivers installed for your phone: (Linked Below)

    Drivers Download: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8n1bl5uusy... (2).exe

    Step 1 - Install Drivers Above
    Step 2 - Enable USB Debugging
    Step 3 - Unzip the saferoot.zip
    Step 4 - Root your phone
    Double click on the "install.bat" to run the root. It will root and reboot your phone. Once that's done, you're rooted!
    (Follow Instructions that are included in exploit)

    remember you cannot downgrade from 4.3 if you try with ODIN or any other method you will BRICK your phone....

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Things Not To Do With A Flashed Phone


    1. NO OTA Android Updates Period (You will break your flash)

    2. No OTA Programming *228, *22890, *22800, *22801 or any other Variants

    3. Some Rom's do not play well with Flashed Phones do your research before flashing.

    4. Never do a RTN (Return to Network) Reset ##786# on a Flashed Device (Most definitely will break your flash)

    5. Some Radios/Modems cause issues if you flash (If the phone is working leave it be)

    6. Factory Reset ( I recommend not to do this also, some versions of Android phones it will break things period)

    7. PRLS ..... aww my favorite, everyone thinks these are the answer to all their prayers ;)

    a. If the phone is working leave it be (my personal stance)
    b. Some PRL's are not EVDO or have not been Modded and will break your 3G or throw the Roaming Symbol
    c. I have posted many PRL's above that will work with 3G (Latest one I modded is 60007 for all carrier phones)

    8. No Phone Number Change (You change your carrier assigned number, you must reflash)

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    Why Is My 3G Data Slow?

    It's a complaint I hear everyday from people using flashed smartphones performed by them or another flashing provider...

    Why are my speeds so slow and is it possible to improve the situation?
    There are a variety of reasons why 3G data speeds may be less than stellar, and each one requires a different solution.

    Before assuming there's a problem, though, make sure you understand the realistic capabilities of your service.

    VERIZON/Page Plus/Selectel:

    2G 1xRTT: 50-100kbps download and upload with bursts to 144 kbps
    3G EVDO Rev-A: (shows up as "3G" on your phone): 600-1400kbps download with bursts to 3Mbps, 200-800kbps upload with bursts to 1.8Mbps

    (Don't get to caught up in running speedtest as these can be very confusing and fool you at times into thinking you have a problem when actually
    the way they test and the servers they use get congested also)

    POTENTIAL PROBLEM #1: Weak signal

    If you're too far away from the tower (or if there are a lot of obstructions/interference between you and the tower), your device won't be able
    to pick up a strong signal and your performance will suffer.

    Solution: Try other locations in your home or area you are in, some areas do not get great signal strength and this could be your issue.

    POTENTIAL PROBLEM #2: Tower overcrowding (Network Congestion)

    The bandwidth available from a cell tower is shared amongst all the users connecting to the tower. A cell tower can only provide so much bandwidth,
    and the more users there are connecting to the tower, the slower everyone's speeds will be.

    Is this YOUR problem? If you notice that your speeds tend to follow a pattern most days (for example, nice and fast late at night or early in the day but slower in the evening when everyone is home from work and school) and you've confirmed that the problem isn't signal-related (by testing your speeds at home and then again somewhere closer to the tower), you'll know your tower is simply being used by lots of other subscribers at the same time.

    Solution: Unfortunately, there's nothing you can do about this (other than consider switching to a different provider who might have more capacity at their towers or isn't as oversold in your area).

    POTENTIAL PROBLEM #3: Incorrectly Performed Flash

    It's very common for flashed phones to have been done incorrectly.

    Is this YOUR problem? This is very possibly the source of the problem if your flash was done incorrectly or you made changes to your setup recently.

    Solution: You'll need to either troubleshoot the phone and or reflash the problem phone.

    POTENTIAL PROBLEM #4: Tower issues

    Providers periodically do maintenance or upgrade work on cell towers, which can disrupt service; other factors like severe weather occasionally damage cell towers and cause problems.

    Is this YOUR problem? If your service suddenly degrades significantly and doesn't improve much during non-peak hours (which it would if the problem was overcrowding), and you've confirmed it's not a problem with your flash, the problem likely lies with the tower. The best way to confirm is to take your device several miles away where you'll be connecting to a different tower and test there — if everything works fine when connected to a different tower, you'll know something is amiss with your home tower.

    Solution: Out of your control, bear with it until the provider finishes work and repairs.....

    Potential Problem #5: Sprint and USSC Devices

    I hate to say it but I have seen some Sprint/USSC phones have this issue, likely due to weaker radios and or hardware implemented in the device.

    Is this YOUR problem? This is very possibly the source of the problem if your flash was done correctly and you verify that other devices on the network in the same location as yours get consistently better data speeds.

    Solution: Verify flash is correct and that your connected at EVDO in settings and passwords have passed authentication. If so this most likely a Sprint/USSC device issue out of control by the user. Replace device with another Cellphone Carrier brand and most of the time problem will be solved. (I see this allot with some of the Samsung S3 Devices from Sprint/USSC, almost like certain lots had a weak radio for whatever reason)

    In the end your speeds can be related to any or all of these issues, and a proper flash is key to performing at optimal speeds.
    Sometimes as much as we hate to admit a professional flasher is needed to correct speed issues, you would not believe some of the poor flashes I see when I read preflashed phones everyday that so called professionals performed
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    Definitely keeping an eye on this thread! Thanks Viper for putting this together. As a current PP customer with a Sprint GS3, I'm interested in learning more.

    I personally used DFS / QPST and a Fascinate to get mine working w/ 3G. A couple things I'd be interested in documenting / learning:

    1) Updating the PRL on my GS3 (or other flashed Sprint phone). I currently have to activate my Fascinate, *22891, downloading PRL w/ DFS, loading it onto the GS3, then reactivating the GS3

    2) The proper procedure to get AOSP roms to work 100% (MMS in particular) on flashed Sprint phones. I haven't tried yet, but I believe AOSP roms (vs TW) require some extra work to get full functionality.

    Yeah good questions, I want this to be a team effort with everyone helping and learning together......

    Couple of comments on your questions..
    ..
    1) Updating the PRL on my GS3 (or other flashed Sprint phone). I currently have to activate my Fascinate, *22891, downloading PRL w/ DFS, loading it onto the GS3, then reactivating the GS3

    I am not clear on why you would need to reactivate to update PRL, What PRL are you using now?

    2) The proper procedure to get AOSP roms to work 100% (MMS in particular) on flashed Sprint phones. I haven't tried yet, but I believe AOSP roms (vs TW) require some extra work to get full functionality.[/QUOTE]

    This one hopefully some others can chime in as I run TW Roms myself, but this is exactly the things I want this thread to answer for ones needing help.....

    Viper
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    Yeah good questions, I want this to be a team effort with everyone helping and learning together......

    Couple of comments on your questions..
    ..
    1) Updating the PRL on my GS3 (or other flashed Sprint phone). I currently have to activate my Fascinate, *22891, downloading PRL w/ DFS, loading it onto the GS3, then reactivating the GS3

    I am not clear on why you would need to reactivate to update PRL, What PRL are you using now?

    2) The proper procedure to get AOSP roms to work 100% (MMS in particular) on flashed Sprint phones. I haven't tried yet, but I believe AOSP roms (vs TW) require some extra work to get full functionality.

    This one hopefully some others can chime in as I run TW Roms myself, but this is exactly the things I want this thread to answer for ones needing help.....

    Viper

    #1 - Right now I'm just using the Verizon PRL that was on my Fascinate when I got the 3G keys from it - 53022. To get rid of the roaming icon, I loaded eri.xml onto my phone and changed the carrier name to Page Plus (actually I'm not sure if this actually removed the roaming triangle, but I rarely see it anymore.)

    I know there has been a VZW PRL update since then - It's something like 53078 or 53096 now. I'm in the Chicago area so the exact PRL number probably depends on that.

    I'd like to update the PRL on my (sprint) GS3, however the only way I know how to do it is by reactivating the Fascinate on my account to get the newest PRL, then saving it w/ DFS, then loading it onto my GS3 using DFS (then of course reactivating the GS3).

    I was under the impression that *22891 to update PRL doesn't work on flashed Sprint phones, unless I"m mistaken?

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    As for #2, I did ask xda member alphahere about getting MMS working on AOSP roms, as he had mentioned in one of the PagePlus threads that he had AOSP fully working on his Sprint GS3. He gave me the following advice (which I haven't tested yet):

    /system/etc/apns-conf.xml changed to the following to fix MMS

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <apns version="7">
    <apn carrier="Verizon"
    mcc="310"
    mnc="004"
    apn="internet"
    type="default,supl,mms"
    mmsc="http://mms.vtext.com/servlets/mms"
    />
    </apns>