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Instructions for flashing the Samsung Epic 4G (or similar Sprint Android phone) to Straight Talk (Verizon), with FULLY working talk/text/3G EVDO RevA data, AND MMS (No Sprint 4G obviously)
(I don't think Visual voicemail or anything like that will work, but I use Google Voice anyway so I don't know.. regular old voicemail calling works though.)

Disclaimer: I can't be held responsible for anything you do illegal or not, or anything you might break, you're reading and following this guide at your own risk, if you brick your phone etc, blah blah blah. If you get booted from Straight Talk or get the "air tank" software crap that *some* people are getting, don't look at me... etc etc etc
Also, don't use excessive data over 2GB/month, you might get a warning or get booted


Notes: Props to modman72 for this guide http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1210240 and, thanks to other random people off XDA, howard forums, etc. XDA has some great devs who make amazing ROMs, thank you!

Speed test of my Epic on Straight Talk (Verizon's towers) over 3G Data... (and btw no I don't live in War WV or whatever the location says)

What you need:
Verizon phone, like the Samsung Fascinate (needed to get 3G EVDO RevA HA, AAA, and DMU10 keys) yeah it sucks you need a VZW phone, but Straight Talk does run off Verizon towers, borrow one from a friend or something -- if you only want talk/text, don't worry about this. The first time you over the air (OTA) activate on Straight Talk with your donor MEID, your keys will be programmed in the phone, you can only get them with a VZW phone the first time you OTA. Once you get the keys, you don't need the VZW phone any more, just the first time you activate, make sense? If your donor phone was already activated, you'll need a new donor.
CDMA Straight Talk donor phone & service plan (phone model ends in C for CDMA), and a 30-day unlimited service plan. For example, you can get the LG 220C for $50 with a 30-day plan, makes the phone cost just $5 bucks http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-T...ished/17113676

NOTE: You only need the ST donor phone for the MEID, NEVER turn on the phone or even put the battery in it, never never ever, got it? Good

Q: What other Verizon phones can I use?
A: You should be able to use any Verizon 3G phone to extract the HA AAA and DMU10 keys IF you can do the following on your phone:

1) Put phone in diagnostic mode and access it on your PC over COM port using DFS/Cdma WS/QPST/etc
2) Unlock phone using current SPC and or 16 digit password if applicable
3) Change SPC, MEID, and PRL on your phone
4) ...should be it, as long as phone works and you can use it to program all those settings as well as read the settings back, and dial the *22890/*228 number to activate on Verizon/StraightTalk

If you want to use a Verizon phone other than the Fascinate then you need to figure out how to do all the above for your specific phone, so search XDA, howard forums, etc. Obviously its not the same for each phone...

Software needed:
Samsung USB drivers for Samsung Epic - http://www.samsung.com/us/support/ow...KASPR#software click manuals and downloads, then click software
DFS - download from http://cdmatool.com/Download and register for Demo account at http://cdmatool.com/Register it shouldn't expire and a Demo account will work fine, just has a nag screen making you wait 60 seconds every time you run it. After you download & install make sure to enter your login that you registered.
(You only need CDMA WS and QPST if you plan on doing 3G, again you need a VZW phone to get 3G on your Sprint one)
CDMA Workshop 2.7 -- just google this, not gonna link to the pirated software, https://www.google.com/search?q=cdma+workshop+2.7 try the first result 
QPST 2.7 build 348 or newer, just google this one too and find a download for it https://www.google.com/search?q=qpst+download+2.7+348
PRL and DFS settings: Contains the Straight Talk PRL for VZW/Sprint phones, and screenshots for how the DFS settings should look on a Sprint phone to get 3G working:http://www.mediafire.com/?cldpvp9g7h57amo MIRROR: check attachments at bottom of this post
*Hack/dial codeshttp://androidforums.com/epic-4g-tip...ack-codes.html Also useful, for reference. I have provided the 16 digit Epic password to unlock phone below though, and how to put in DIAG mode, etc...


NOTE: Dial codes don't work on the Epic running ICS/JB/etc ROMs, so you will need a custom launcher that allows you to create an activity shortcut to the Diagnostic mode, DEBUG mode, etc etc. See my post here for info: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=405

Still reading so far, haven't given up yet? Let's continue...

Flashing the fascinate:

This is using DFS 3.3.0.7 or newer

If you don't have a VZW phone, and just want talk/text on your Sprint phone, just follow these steps and it will work. Make sure your SPC is 000000 on the phone though, if not, write it to the phone and save your old one!

1) Factory reset VZW phone, after it reboots make sure everything including activation is erased (factory reset may not be completely necessary, but I did it, and it worked this way, so, yeah)

2) Make sure you know how to bypass VZW activation screen so you can access the phone's menu settings and everything without a problem, even while it's not activated. (Or if you're phone doesn't require you to bypass anything, you're set) -- If you're using the Samsung Fascinate, bypass activation by clicking emergency call and dialing *#83786633

3) Go ahead and put your VZW phone in DIAG mode or whatever it's called per your phone, so you can access it over DFS/CDMA WS/ETC. For the Samsung Fascinate, you do this by dialing **33284 entering in the SPC as 6 zero's (000000) and set the phone to Dialup Networking Mode

4) Open DFS and connect to your VZW phone's COM port, if you don't know the COM port # look in Device Manger under your computer under Ports (COM & LPT) (if you haven't already, you were supposed to connect your phone over USB to your PC, then the COM port for the phone will appear on your PC)

4) Enter your SPC in DFS to unlock, and hit the send button next to the text box. Make sure the SPC is 000000 (6 zeros) so it can activate without any problems. Logging at the bottom should say phone unlocked after sending unlock code. Also, if your phone has one, send the 16 digit password for your VZW phone, to unlock changing the MEID. The samsung fascinate 16 digit pass is 2010031619780721

5) Changing the MEID... In DFS, go under the Programming tab, then the General tab, go ahead and enter the DEC for your ST MEID, and hit write MEID (Make sure to save your old VZW MEID if you want)

6) After you hit write, hit read, and make sure the MEID stuck. If you want to double check the MEID saved, which you probably should, at the top right of DFS hit the Reset button to reset your phone, then read the MEID again to make sure the ST MEID you wrote stuck.

7) Still connected to your phone in DFS, click the NAM tab, and under PRL click the load button, and select the Straight Talk PRL file. In the text box under enabled it should say 51765 which is the PRL number for ST. After it says this, hit write. If you want to confirm it wrote successfully, hit read, or reset the phone, and hit read again and make sure. 

8) Now your VZW phone should have the ST MEID and the ST PRL (which tells the phone to connect to ST/VZW's phone towers), if it doesn't don't proceed and troubleshoot what's wrong.

9) If you've made it this far, go ahead and add your Straight Talk MEID on their website so you can activate the phone, or call them and tell them to add it. You could do this step first, but I listed it as step 9 so you can make sure the PRL and MEID get set on your VZW phone first. http://straighttalk.com/activate

10) After you hangup with Straight Talk or added the MEID online to your account, on your VZW phone go ahead and dial *22890, *22891, or *22800 one of those should work and it should activate your phone. Usually the first number works fine, but just in case. You can also go ahead and update to the latest PRL after activating, for the PRL you dial *22891 and it should update your roaming list, it might prompt you to press 1 to do this. Once you have the latest PRL you can copy it back to your computer, and then over to your Samsung Epic later on...

11) During the OTA activation the VZW phone will pull all the settings, and if this is the first time the donor MEID has been activated it will be able to pull the HA AAA and DMU10 keys needed for 3G EVDO RevA

12) If everything went successfully, everything will work on the VZW Phone. Talk/Text/Data/MMS and you will be able to copy the keys to a sprint phone!

Phew, congrats, you're half way done. Okay, now you have your VZW phone working on ST with everything, now we're going to port everything over to the Samsung Epic 4G (or similar Sprint Android phone):

This is assuming you have DFS, QPST 2.7 Build 348 or newer, and CDMA workshop 2.7 or newer

This is from VZW phone on ST with working talk/text/working 3G/etc, don't connect Sprint phone yet

1) Open QPST Configuration, add your port to your phone, then under Start Clients click EFS Explorer

2) Look for a folder on the phone called "DMU", open the folder and copy the dmu.10 key to your desktop or somewhere close by

3) Close QPST and EFS explorer, then open DFS and connect to phone

4) Navigate to the Programming tab, then Mobile IP. Click on the bullet for the top profile and it should read the profile

5) Now you will see the HA and AAA keys for 3G EVDO RevA, copy those keys to a text file, labeling them like HA=(your ha key) and AAA=(your aaa key) so you don't get them mixed up. You can go ahead and copy your username too, should be your 10 digit phone number at vzw3g, ex   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

6) Close DFS... Open CDMA workshop

7) Save the NAM settings to a file from CDMA workshop, this is so you don't have to OTA your Sprint phone. Open CDMA WS, under NAM hit read, then save to a file. If you can't read the NAM, try putting phone in unlock mode first, use Security tab, type 6 zeros into the box, and hit SPC and send.

8) Power off VZW phone and remove battery, you can factory erase if you want, or leave it for now incase you need to refer to it later. Whatever you do, DO NOT have a Sprint phone and VZW phone both powered on with the same MEID as your donor ST phone, don't be stupid!!!

9) Power on sprint phone, and set the ST MEID and ST PRL on it, and also make sure the SPC is 6 zeros just in case, backup your old SPC if needed. To put the Epic in diag mode, go to the dialer and type ##8778# ( if you're under ICS/JB/etc dial codes don't work, so look at my post here ) and under USB, make sure the Modem bullet is checked, not PDA. When changing the MEID on your Epic, make sure to enter in the 16 digit Epic pass to unlock phone, the password is 01F2030F5F678FF9 and you can also write the SPC and change it to 6 0's after you enter this pass. Under Programming and general you can write your SPC, or use CDMA WS to write the SPC, just make sure you unlock phone first with 16 digit pass

10) Use CDMA workshop to write the NAM file you copied from the VZW phone (so you don't have to OTA again). If it doesn't write, unlock the phone first from the security tab, click the 2nd bullet for password, and copy the 16 digit Epic pass in and hit send.

11) Open QPST again, click EFS Explorer, and copy the dmu.10 key over, if the DMU folder doesn't exist then create it and copy the key into the folder. By default most (or all?) Sprint phones won't have the DMU folder, so you will have to create it. * The filename should be "10.key" and in the DMU folder *

12) Too much to write.. see attached screenshots in the ST_FLASH zip for DFS settings, it is attached to the thread and also linked above... Make sure all the settings match what's in the pictures. Obviously fill in "YourPhone#" with the phone # you have on ST, no dashes or anything, just the 10 digit number. Once it is correct, write the settings. Before you make any changes, just in case, might want to backup/screen shot your current Sprint settings for your phone just in case you mess up anything or ever need to go back...

13) If you write the settings, and then read them, and the vzw passwords, or the AAA or HA key is blank, don't worry, as long as you write it correctly it's fine. I can't view mine either on my phone, just make sure everything is right

14) After you saved everything, reboot phone, turn data on and you should be good. If you have problems do ##DEBUG## or ##33284# in the dialer and enter your SPC and make sure the AAA key is Passing by clicking EVDO Enginnering and checking AN-AAA. As long as AAA passes it means you're good and are authenticating, and should get an IP Address right below it.

Also, if the Sprint activation app keeps coming up on your phone saying you need to activate, just cancel it and use a root file manager and rename/disable "SprintAndroidExtension.apk", it is in the system/app folder...

Getting MMS to work on the Epic 

Not sure exactly how I ended up getting mine working, for awhile it had been working off and on. If you're on ICS you can try this thread entitled MMS Fix for Epics on Alternative Carriers http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1622055

What I did recently to get MMS to work, thanks to a suggestion from slickrichierich, is the following: (and so far so good, it hasn't stopped working)

1. Goto your phone dialer. Dial ##DATA# or Dial ##3282# (same thing)
2. Click Edit. and enter your spc/msl password (should be 6 zero's 000000)
3. Click on Others, and goto MMSC URL
4. After you select the MMSC Tab put in the following.
5. http://mms.vtext.com/servlets/mms?X-VZW-MDN=Your Phone Number
6. exit and test your picture messages

  1. Example http://mms.vtext.com/servlets/mms?X-VZW-MDN=7738542010

If that doesn't work, dunno what to tell you, other than mine is working.  .....

Removing Sprint RTSP and HTTPD proxies 
I had to do this to get apps and sites working like YouTube, GrooveShark, Pandora, etc..

1. Goto your phone dialer. Dial ##DATA# or Dial ##3282# (same thing)
2. Click Edit. and enter your spc/msl password (should be 6 zero's 000000)
3. Click on Others, and goto Multimedia
4. Click on each one and erase all the text in all 4 values. After you erase each hit OK, and it should change the value to <Not set>
5. If you ever need restore them back, write them down, or here they are:
rtsp.vog.sprintpcs.com 554
pd.vog.sprintpcs.com 8085

Annnndd that about wraps it up. Please try to read through everything to see if your questions might be answered already in the guide. Goodluck, and don't use excess data over 2GB/month, especially if you tether!! 

Old post...

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Originally Posted by justan00b View Post
Thinking about posting a guide for flashing the Samsung Epic (or similar Sprint Android phone) to Walmart's Straight Talk service (CDMA using VZW), just wanted to give back what I could contribute to XDA.. sucks there is no info about this besides douches and spammers on ebay charging ridiculous amounts of $$ to flash this. Since this exists, am I allowed to post a guide similar? http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1210240

And for some people saying blah blah ST sucks, or they'll disconnect you, "air tank" prepaid crap will get you kicked off, use boost mobile, etc -- this is just a use at your own risk guide. 

I flashed my own Epic and it's worked great for almost 3 months, 3G and everything, only MMS doesn't work, just sayin...

thanks for the feedback

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    (I don't think Visual voicemail or anything like that will work, but I use Google Voice anyway so I don't know.. regular old voicemail calling works though.)

    Disclaimer: I can't be held responsible for anything you do illegal or not, or anything you might break, you're reading and following this guide at your own risk, if you brick your phone etc, blah blah blah. If you get booted from Straight Talk or get the "air tank" software crap that *some* people are getting, don't look at me... etc etc etc
    Also, don't use excessive data over 2GB/month, you might get a warning or get booted


    Notes: Props to modman72 for this guide http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1210240 and, thanks to other random people off XDA, howard forums, etc. XDA has some great devs who make amazing ROMs, thank you!

    Speed test of my Epic on Straight Talk (Verizon's towers) over 3G Data... (and btw no I don't live in War WV or whatever the location says)

    Flash Samsung Epic 4G to StraightTalk

    What you need:
    Verizon phone, like the Samsung Fascinate (needed to get 3G EVDO RevA HA, AAA, and DMU10 keys) yeah it sucks you need a VZW phone, but Straight Talk does run off Verizon towers, borrow one from a friend or something -- if you only want talk/text, don't worry about this. The first time you over the air (OTA) activate on Straight Talk with your donor MEID, your keys will be programmed in the phone, you can only get them with a VZW phone the first time you OTA. Once you get the keys, you don't need the VZW phone any more, just the first time you activate, make sense? If your donor phone was already activated, you'll need a new donor.
    CDMA Straight Talk donor phone & service plan (phone model ends in C for CDMA), and a 30-day unlimited service plan. For example, you can get the LG 220C for $50 with a 30-day plan, makes the phone cost just $5 bucks http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-T...ished/17113676

    NOTE: You only need the ST donor phone for the MEID, NEVER turn on the phone or even put the battery in it, never never ever, got it? Good

    Q: What other Verizon phones can I use?
    A: You should be able to use any Verizon 3G phone to extract the HA AAA and DMU10 keys IF you can do the following on your phone:

    1) Put phone in diagnostic mode and access it on your PC over COM port using DFS/Cdma WS/QPST/etc
    2) Unlock phone using current SPC and or 16 digit password if applicable
    3) Change SPC, MEID, and PRL on your phone
    4) ...should be it, as long as phone works and you can use it to program all those settings as well as read the settings back, and dial the *22890/*228 number to activate on Verizon/StraightTalk

    If you want to use a Verizon phone other than the Fascinate then you need to figure out how to do all the above for your specific phone, so search XDA, howard forums, etc. Obviously its not the same for each phone...

    Software needed:
    Samsung USB drivers for Samsung Epic - http://www.samsung.com/us/support/ow...KASPR#software click manuals and downloads, then click software
    DFS - download from http://cdmatool.com/Download and register for Demo account at http://cdmatool.com/Register it shouldn't expire and a Demo account will work fine, just has a nag screen making you wait 60 seconds every time you run it. After you download & install make sure to enter your login that you registered.
    (You only need CDMA WS and QPST if you plan on doing 3G, again you need a VZW phone to get 3G on your Sprint one)


    CDMA Workshop 2.7 -- just google this, not gonna link to the pirated software, https://www.google.com/search?q=cdma+workshop+2.7 try the first result 
    QPST 2.7 build 348 or newer, just google this one too and find a download for it https://www.google.com/search?q=qpst+download+2.7+348
    PRL and DFS settings: Contains the Straight Talk PRL for VZW/Sprint phones, and screenshots for how the DFS settings should look on a Sprint phone to get 3G working:http://www.mediafire.com/?cldpvp9g7h57amo MIRROR: check attachments at bottom of this post
    *Hack/dial codeshttp://androidforums.com/epic-4g-tip...ack-codes.html Also useful, for reference. I have provided the 16 digit Epic password to unlock phone below though, and how to put in DIAG mode, etc...


    NOTE: Dial codes don't work on the Epic running ICS/JB/etc ROMs, so you will need a custom launcher that allows you to create an activity shortcut to the Diagnostic mode, DEBUG mode, etc etc. See my post here for info: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=405

    Still reading so far, haven't given up yet? Let's continue...

    Flashing the fascinate:

    This is using DFS 3.3.0.7 or newer

    If you don't have a VZW phone, and just want talk/text on your Sprint phone, just follow these steps and it will work. Make sure your SPC is 000000 on the phone though, if not, write it to the phone and save your old one!

    1) Factory reset VZW phone, after it reboots make sure everything including activation is erased (factory reset may not be completely necessary, but I did it, and it worked this way, so, yeah)

    2) Make sure you know how to bypass VZW activation screen so you can access the phone's menu settings and everything without a problem, even while it's not activated. (Or if you're phone doesn't require you to bypass anything, you're set) -- If you're using the Samsung Fascinate, bypass activation by clicking emergency call and dialing *#83786633

    3) Go ahead and put your VZW phone in DIAG mode or whatever it's called per your phone, so you can access it over DFS/CDMA WS/ETC. For the Samsung Fascinate, you do this by dialing **33284 entering in the SPC as 6 zero's (000000) and set the phone to Dialup Networking Mode

    4) Open DFS and connect to your VZW phone's COM port, if you don't know the COM port # look in Device Manger under your computer under Ports (COM & LPT) (if you haven't already, you were supposed to connect your phone over USB to your PC, then the COM port for the phone will appear on your PC)

    4) Enter your SPC in DFS to unlock, and hit the send button next to the text box. Make sure the SPC is 000000 (6 zeros) so it can activate without any problems. Logging at the bottom should say phone unlocked after sending unlock code. Also, if your phone has one, send the 16 digit password for your VZW phone, to unlock changing the MEID. The samsung fascinate 16 digit pass is 2010031619780721

    5) Changing the MEID... In DFS, go under the Programming tab, then the General tab, go ahead and enter the DEC for your ST MEID, and hit write MEID (Make sure to save your old VZW MEID if you want)

    6) After you hit write, hit read, and make sure the MEID stuck. If you want to double check the MEID saved, which you probably should, at the top right of DFS hit the Reset button to reset your phone, then read the MEID again to make sure the ST MEID you wrote stuck.

    7) Still connected to your phone in DFS, click the NAM tab, and under PRL click the load button, and select the Straight Talk PRL file. In the text box under enabled it should say 51765 which is the PRL number for ST. After it says this, hit write. If you want to confirm it wrote successfully, hit read, or reset the phone, and hit read again and make sure. 

    8) Now your VZW phone should have the ST MEID and the ST PRL (which tells the phone to connect to ST/VZW's phone towers), if it doesn't don't proceed and troubleshoot what's wrong.

    9) If you've made it this far, go ahead and add your Straight Talk MEID on their website so you can activate the phone, or call them and tell them to add it. You could do this step first, but I listed it as step 9 so you can make sure the PRL and MEID get set on your VZW phone first. http://straighttalk.com/activate

    10) After you hangup with Straight Talk or added the MEID online to your account, on your VZW phone go ahead and dial *22890, *22891, or *22800 one of those should work and it should activate your phone. Usually the first number works fine, but just in case. You can also go ahead and update to the latest PRL after activating, for the PRL you dial *22891 and it should update your roaming list, it might prompt you to press 1 to do this. Once you have the latest PRL you can copy it back to your computer, and then over to your Samsung Epic later on...

    11) During the OTA activation the VZW phone will pull all the settings, and if this is the first time the donor MEID has been activated it will be able to pull the HA AAA and DMU10 keys needed for 3G EVDO RevA

    12) If everything went successfully, everything will work on the VZW Phone. Talk/Text/Data/MMS and you will be able to copy the keys to a sprint phone!

    Phew, congrats, you're half way done. Okay, now you have your VZW phone working on ST with everything, now we're going to port everything over to the Samsung Epic 4G (or similar Sprint Android phone):

    This is assuming you have DFS, QPST 2.7 Build 348 or newer, and CDMA workshop 2.7 or newer

    This is from VZW phone on ST with working talk/text/working 3G/etc, don't connect Sprint phone yet

    1) Open QPST Configuration, add your port to your phone, then under Start Clients click EFS Explorer

    2) Look for a folder on the phone called "DMU", open the folder and copy the dmu.10 key to your desktop or somewhere close by

    3) Close QPST and EFS explorer, then open DFS and connect to phone

    4) Navigate to the Programming tab, then Mobile IP. Click on the bullet for the top profile and it should read the profile

    5) Now you will see the HA and AAA keys for 3G EVDO RevA, copy those keys to a text file, labeling them like HA=(your ha key) and AAA=(your aaa key) so you don't get them mixed up. You can go ahead and copy your username too, should be your 10 digit phone number at vzw3g, ex   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    6) Close DFS... Open CDMA workshop

    7) Save the NAM settings to a file from CDMA workshop, this is so you don't have to OTA your Sprint phone. Open CDMA WS, under NAM hit read, then save to a file. If you can't read the NAM, try putting phone in unlock mode first, use Security tab, type 6 zeros into the box, and hit SPC and send.

    8) Power off VZW phone and remove battery, you can factory erase if you want, or leave it for now incase you need to refer to it later. Whatever you do, DO NOT have a Sprint phone and VZW phone both powered on with the same MEID as your donor ST phone, don't be stupid!!!

    9) Power on sprint phone, and set the ST MEID and ST PRL on it, and also make sure the SPC is 6 zeros just in case, backup your old SPC if needed. To put the Epic in diag mode, go to the dialer and type ##8778# ( if you're under ICS/JB/etc dial codes don't work, so look at my post here ) and under USB, make sure the Modem bullet is checked, not PDA. When changing the MEID on your Epic, make sure to enter in the 16 digit Epic pass to unlock phone, the password is 01F2030F5F678FF9 and you can also write the SPC and change it to 6 0's after you enter this pass. Under Programming and general you can write your SPC, or use CDMA WS to write the SPC, just make sure you unlock phone first with 16 digit pass

    10) Use CDMA workshop to write the NAM file you copied from the VZW phone (so you don't have to OTA again). If it doesn't write, unlock the phone first from the security tab, click the 2nd bullet for password, and copy the 16 digit Epic pass in and hit send.

    11) Open QPST again, click EFS Explorer, and copy the dmu.10 key over, if the DMU folder doesn't exist then create it and copy the key into the folder. By default most (or all?) Sprint phones won't have the DMU folder, so you will have to create it. * The filename should be "10.key" and in the DMU folder *

    12) Too much to write.. see attached screenshots in the ST_FLASH zip for DFS settings, it is attached to the thread and also linked above... Make sure all the settings match what's in the pictures. Obviously fill in "YourPhone#" with the phone # you have on ST, no dashes or anything, just the 10 digit number. Once it is correct, write the settings. Before you make any changes, just in case, might want to backup/screen shot your current Sprint settings for your phone just in case you mess up anything or ever need to go back...

    13) If you write the settings, and then read them, and the vzw passwords, or the AAA or HA key is blank, don't worry, as long as you write it correctly it's fine. I can't view mine either on my phone, just make sure everything is right

    14) After you saved everything, reboot phone, turn data on and you should be good. If you have problems do ##DEBUG## or ##33284# in the dialer and enter your SPC and make sure the AAA key is Passing by clicking EVDO Enginnering and checking AN-AAA. As long as AAA passes it means you're good and are authenticating, and should get an IP Address right below it.

    Also, if the Sprint activation app keeps coming up on your phone saying you need to activate, just cancel it and use a root file manager and rename/disable "SprintAndroidExtension.apk", it is in the system/app folder...

    Getting MMS to work on the Epic 

    Not sure exactly how I ended up getting mine working, for awhile it had been working off and on. If you're on ICS you can try this thread entitled MMS Fix for Epics on Alternative Carriers http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1622055

    What I did recently to get MMS to work, thanks to a suggestion from slickrichierich, is the following: (and so far so good, it hasn't stopped working)

    1. Goto your phone dialer. Dial ##DATA# or Dial ##3282# (same thing)
    2. Click Edit. and enter your spc/msl password (should be 6 zero's 000000)
    3. Click on Others, and goto MMSC URL
    4. After you select the MMSC Tab put in the following.
    5. http://mms.vtext.com/servlets/mms?X-VZW-MDN=Your Phone Number
    6. exit and test your picture messages

    1. Example http://mms.vtext.com/servlets/mms?X-VZW-MDN=7738542010

    If that doesn't work, dunno what to tell you, other than mine is working.  .....

    Removing Sprint RTSP and HTTPD proxies 
    I had to do this to get apps and sites working like YouTube, GrooveShark, Pandora, etc..

    1. Goto your phone dialer. Dial ##DATA# or Dial ##3282# (same thing)
    2. Click Edit. and enter your spc/msl password (should be 6 zero's 000000)
    3. Click on Others, and goto Multimedia
    4. Click on each one and erase all the text in all 4 values. After you erase each hit OK, and it should change the value to <Not set>
    5. If you ever need restore them back, write them down, or here they are:
    rtsp.vog.sprintpcs.com 554
    pd.vog.sprintpcs.com 8085

    Annnndd that about wraps it up. Please try to read through everything to see if your questions might be answered already in the guide. Goodluck, and don't use excess data over 2GB/month, especially if you tether!! 

    Old post...

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by justan00b View Post
    Thinking about posting a guide for flashing the Samsung Epic (or similar Sprint Android phone) to Walmart's Straight Talk service (CDMA using VZW), just wanted to give back what I could contribute to XDA.. sucks there is no info about this besides douches and spammers on ebay charging ridiculous amounts of $$ to flash this. Since this exists, am I allowed to post a guide similar? http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1210240

    And for some people saying blah blah ST sucks, or they'll disconnect you, "air tank" prepaid crap will get you kicked off, use boost mobile, etc -- this is just a use at your own risk guide. 

    I flashed my own Epic and it's worked great for almost 3 months, 3G and everything, only MMS doesn't work, just sayin...

    thanks for the feedback

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  • Guide Flash Android to StraightTalk easy step by step

    Flash Android to StraightTalk Easy Guide

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    Ok alot of people Have been asking for a good guide on how to flash their Android based handset to Straight Talk, well here is that requested guide. The information provided in this flashing guide should be detailed enought to help you fully flash just about any Android Phone over to Straight Talk Prepaid service saving you a little money on your monthly cell phone bill.

     

     

     

     


    Here is what you will need:
    Rooted AnDroid
    USB data cable
     
     
    Android drivers
    HW Virtual Serial Port: http://new.hwg.cz/download/sw/version/hw-vsp3-single_3-1-2.exe
    CDMA Workshop 2.7: http://www.mediafire.com/?yghajyzzlzv
     
    or 3.5
    QPST: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=qpst%202.7%20mediafire&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCEQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mediafire.com%2F%3F2bd521ghjsezdyf&ei=kZQUT_eOJYSU0QG67rCqBQ&usg=AFQjCNFcW9rpIR7ZXFfV355mqo4Ng3RVSQ
    Straight Talk PRLS(2011): 
    http://uploading.com/files/fc3bd54b/st.prl/ copy
    http://www.mediafire.com/?zxshwbr9d03kx96
     
     
     
    Now let's get started... 
     
    Section 1: Creating a COM Port for Your Android 
     
    1. Boot the phone up regularly without the cable attached. There is no special button to press while booting. 
    2. Connect the phone to the PC with a USB data cable.
    3. Slide down the notification bar and click on USB Connection row.
    4. Make sure the phone is set to PC Mode
    5. If you have the Android SDK kit on the PC the drivers should install automatically, or be pulled from the phone. If not there are some attached to this post.
    6. Now Download and Install HW Virtual Serial Port.
    7. Once you have it downloaded and installed open it up.
    8. Click the Login button. The password should automatically be filled in and click OK.
    9. Go to the Settings tab and make sure that NVT Enabled is unchecked and go back to the Virtual Serial Port tab.
    10. To be safe, pick a COM port above 8.
    11. Make sure the IP Address field reads 192.168.16.2 and the Port field reads 11008
    12. Click the Create COM button and after a few moments you should now have successfully created a COM port for your AnDroid Phone. (Varies Due to being in Daig. Mode)
    Put Phone in Daig. Mode before connecting.
    *Droid 1: Boot up phone while holding T and Connect USB.
    *Droid 2/Global: Press camara + power and plug in USB. You'll need diagnostic drivers too. *Droid X: Normal boot just connect Usb.
     
    If you get Error in the LAN Status field then you have not successfully installed the drivers for the phone, or the phone is not set in PC Mode.
     
    You can now use CDMA Workshop or QPST with the port you have created. Section 2: 
    Downloading Files You Need 
     
    1.) Download a PRL for your carrier. Just google the name of your carrier and EVDO prl. It doesn't really matter how old the PRL you download is. Just get one, and save the file. 
     
    2.) Next step is to get the NV settings for your number. You generate the file at Http://whiterabbit.org In the first box, type " This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. " for Virgin Mobile, or " This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. " depending on your carrier. Type your phone number in place of xxxxxxxxxx. Select your version of CDMA Workshop using the radio buttons, and click the "Generate" button. It will generate a .txt file with a name that starts with your phone number. Save the file.
     
    Section 3: CDMA Workshop 
     
    You can find CDMA Workshop online. It's paid software that costs $99, or you can look for a cracked version. This guide uses version 2.7. The latest one might be slightly different, but the settings should still be the same. 
     
    2.) Open CDMA Workshop. On the "Main" tab, look for COM Settings (AT mode). Click the drop down box next to Port: and select the COM port you created. Click the "Connect" button at the bottom. It should say "Connected to COM port successfully" in the bottom left corner. 
     
    3.) Click the "Security" tab. Under the SPC box, there will be a drop down menu and an empty box. Leave the drop down alone. Type 000000 in the box. Click the "SPC" button, then click "Send." You should see a little popup box that says the SPC is correct and the phone is unlocked. Click the "OK" button.
     
    4.) Click the "Other" tab. In the PRL section, click the "Write" button. You will get a browse window. Browse to the location of the PRL you downloaded and click "Open." 
     
    5.) Click the "Nam" tab. Type your MIN number in the MIN field. If you don't know what it is, call your carrier and they can tell you. Sometimes it's the same as the phone number, but not always. Type your phone number in the Dir_Number field. Do not put in any spaces or dashes, and no one in front. Click the "Write" button at the bottom of the screen. 
     
    6.) Click the "Memory" tab and click the "Write" button under NV items. It will pop up a box reminding you to put in the SPC first. Click "OK" and a browse window will pop up. Browse to the .txt file you downloaded in part 2 of section 2 and click "Open." It will tell you 12 NV items have been loaded successfully. 
     
    7.) Go back to the "Main" tab and click the "Mode" button. Select "Reset" and the phone will reboot. When it comes back on, test call to *611. You should receive the customer service prompt from the new carrier. If not, try loading a different PRL. 
     
    8.) Close out of CDMA Workshop. 
     
    Section 4: QPST 
     
    When using QPST, don't let your phone go into sleep mode or it will lose connection. 
     
    QPST Configuration. If you do not see an active phone listed, select the "Ports" tab and click "Add New Port..." at the bottom right. Highlight the port you created for Your Android Phone, then click "OK." It should show the phone information. If it doesn't, check to make sure the Android Phone is in PC mode. 
     
    Service Programming. Select the phone info, and click "OK." On the new window that pops up, click the "Read from Phone" button on the bottom left. A box will pop up asking for the SPC, but it already has 000000 in it, so just click "OK" and a blue progress bar will start creeping across the top left part of the screen. It might take a few minutes to finish. 
     
    3.) Click the "M.IP" tab. Select the entry for your phone, then click the "Edit" button. Make sure the NAI and Tethered NAI both read Still in the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Your phone number should take the place of the Still in the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Home address, Primary HA address, and Secondary HA address should all be 0.0.0.0. If they aren't, change them. Click the "OK" button. While you're on the M.IP tab, make sure the Mobile IP behavior drop down is set to "Mob + Simp f/back" and Active User is set to 0. 
     
    4.) Select the "PPP Config" tab and click the "Um" button. Tethered NAI and User ID should be the same as they were in the M.IP tab. The Req PW box should be checked. In the password field, type in "Still in the works" depending on your carrier. Click the "AN" button, and make sure the USR ID is the Still in the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The Req PW box should be checked, and the password is the same as it was for the Um tab. Tethered NAI should be blank and grayed out. 
     
    5.) Click the "Write to Phone" button on the bottom of the screen. It may take a few minutes, and the phone may reboot. When it comes back up, you should have web access. 
     
    Section 5: MMS Settings 
    Download Apn BackUp and Restore from Android Market.
    Here they are again:
    http://uploading.com/files/mefmdb36/apns-20120420212556.xml/ 
    http://www.mediafire.com/?oozgvpzftfogc6h 
     
    Make a Apn Backup.
    Goto that apn folder on you sd card.
    Delete the File inside the folder. It was just used to make the folder.
    The file I had you Download put in the Apn folder on the SD card.
    Open Apn, Click restore.
    Choose my backup.
    Done.
    Enjoy. 
     
     
    *HTC Thunderbolt diag mode ##3424#, Choose lan. Most be on stock or sense roms (Asop Roms will not work) Also You need to change it to nv edit only in cdma workshop. Change your phone to CDMA Only mode so you dont have lte anymore.
     

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