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Virgin Mobile has their Virgin Mobile HTC One V Prepaid Smartphone for $50 with free shipping. Thanks siddichan

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Edited November 25, 2012 at 09:19 PM by siddichan
Verified with a chat specialist on 11/25:

HTC One V will drop to $49.99 with a savings of $100.
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The other phones currently on sale for Black Friday will no longer be on sale after 11/26.


I will update with a direct sale link later if it changes. woot

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Last Edited by kevingattaca January 21, 2013 at 11:26 AM
So I think folks have been complaining that the HTC One does not have a Wi-FI Hot Spot host ahh but it does and I stumbled upon it quite by accident.

Download ES File Explorer form the Play Store.

Launch it click on the top button App Manager at the top of the screen.

Now Click Category and choose System apps Scroll down to the bottom of the screen hold the Wi_Fi Hotspot button and choose create a shortcut. There you go, maybe this is not news but it was news to me.

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This is a guide that will walk you through Unlocking your Bootloader, Rooting, Installing a Recovery, Making a Backup, and Flashing to PagePlus.

Disclaimer: This will void your warranty. I am not responsible for any problems this may cause with your phone (but I'll do my best to get it working).

NOTE: This was all done in Windows 7. I originally tried in Windows 8, but ran into too many problems so I installed Windows 7 on another Hard Drive and booted from it.

Also, since this was done on a new install of Win 7, I do not have Word installed, so I am using WordPad, which lacks Spellcheck. I think everything is good though.

Most of the content from this tutorial was taken from the xda-developers forum and modified to fix some missing steps and to be more specific and easy to understand. I did not figure any of this out alone by myself. The members at xda-developers did. Also, a big thanks to dzap, octavio, and all of the other members that helped me to get my phone working in the Cyber Monday thread for this deal.

PagePlus Plans (Monthly or Minutes)

Unlocking the Bootloader and Rooting
  • Follow the Primo C CDMA steps. Following the Primo U GSM steps will brick your phone.
Flashing TWRP
  • Copy it into C:\fastboot\
  • Boot into Fastboot and open CMD
  • Type: fastboot flash recovery twrprecovery.img

Making a Backup
  • plug your microSD card into the phone, if you haven't already
  • boot into bootloader and select "Recovery"
  • TWRP will open
  • Select "Backup", select the items you want to backup and then swipe
  • Backup will complete and you will now have a backup on your microSD card, copy this over to your computer

Flashing to PagePlus
  • NOTE: 3G will not work. Speeds will be 1X. No one from the Cyber Monday deal has been able to get 3G to work yet. It may be possible, but don't expect it.
  • This will not work on custom AOSP ROMs, install a custom ROM (if you want) after flashing
  • Open the Play Store, search "MSL Reader", download and install
  • Open "MSL Reader", grant it root access when prompted, get your MSL and write it down
  • Call PagePlus (800) 550-2436, select 1 at the menu for activation of a new phone
  • Hold tme has been about 15-20 minutes for me during the 5 or so times I have called in
  • Tell them you are flashing a new phone to PagePlus and you need a MDN (the phone number) and a MIN. They will ask you for the ESN, read them the MEID Decimal from the back of the phone.
  • They will try to have you dial a number for Over the Air Ativation, this is a VM phone so it woin't work. Tell them it doesn't work, but you know what you're doing. They will give you the MDN, MIN, and probably the SID. You do not need the SID.
  • Install CDMA Workshop and QPST
  • Plug your phone into the computer and dial ##3424# choose "ON' to put it in diagnostic mode, click "SELECT", enter your MSL at the prompt, it should say "Diag enabled"
  • Open 'Device Manager', just hit the windows key and type it in
  • Look for "HTC Diag", it was under "Other Devices" for me. It should have a yellow exclamation point next to it.
  • Right click it and select "Update Driver...", select "Browse my computer...", select "Let me pick...", "Show all devices", "Have disk...", "Browse..."
  • Navigate to the drivers you downloaded and choose either the 64 or 32 bit driver. Whichever your OS runs. Select 'Next' and then tell Winows it's safe at the prompt.
  • Open up CDMA Workshop, select "Port" from the top and double-click your phone which will be named "HTC USB Modem #", then click "Connect" (also up top)
  • Click the Security tab
  • On the bottom right it says “SPC/user lock”, enter the MSL the MSL Reader app gave you. Click SPC and select "Send". If you entered the right MSL, it should say device unlocked successfully.
  • Click SPC again and select "Write 000000", it should say successfully written.
  • Click the "Other" tab at the top, choose "Write" from under PRL and select the PRL file you downloaded. It should say successfully written.
  • Click the Main tab, click "Read" from above the security tab, then click "Read" in the bottom right corner. It will fail to read some items, this is normal, they are inactive or are only read in the non-demo version.
  • There are two boxes that say "MIN", delete the current MIN and enter the MIN that PagePus gave you.
  • Look for the "Dir_Number" and "Dir_PCS" boxes, delete whatever is in them and enter the phone number (MDN) that PagePlus gave you.
  • Click the "Write" tab, it will write, then close CDMA Workshop, save changes when asked.
  • The phone will reboot, close CDMA Workshop and open QPST.
  • Dial ##3424# again and make sure your phone is still in Diagnostic Mode
  • Hit the Windows key on your computer keyboard, type QPST and select "QPST Configuration"
  • Click "add new port", choose the COM port that your phone is plugged into.
  • From the top bar, select "Start Clients", then "Service Programming", uncheck "Show Serial and USB/QC Diagnostic ports only", double click on your phone (mine shows up as COM# - USB/QC Data Modem) and a new window will open.
  • Click "Read from Phone" in the bottom left of QPST, enter 000000 (yor new MSL you wrote in CDMA W)
  • At the top right, there are a bunch of tabs, click the right arrow until you see the "M.IP" tab, select it when you do, on the bottom it will say Mobile IP Behavior, select "Simple IP only"
  • Double click profile 2
  • In the "HA Shared Secret", select "Enter Text String" and then type in 'vzw'. Repeat this in the "AAA Shared Secret"
  • On the right, Home Address should be set to 0.0.0.0, both Primary and Secondary HA addresses should be set to 255.255.255.255
  • Hit ok at bottom left, now look at the tabs again and navigate to the "PPP Config" tab
  • Click "um"
  • Click in the password box and type “vzw”
  • Click the AN tab
  • Password is "vzw"
  • Click "Write to phone"
  • You will now get a read only error that pops up, this is NORMAL. The phonne will reboot and you will get another error saying that the phone disconnected. This is also NORMAL.
  • You are now done with QPST.
  • When the phone reboots, make a call, dial the phone number of another cell you own or your home phone. NOTE: Your phone will still say Virgin Mobile. This is because that is built into the ROM, you will be on PagePlus. To change this you will need a custom ROM.
  • Your call will go to a PagePlus automated message. Press 1 for English. Your account is now active and you have a $2.00 balance. Your call will now go through to the number you originally called.
  • Congratulations, you're done and now on PagePlus!
  • This seemed to fix MMS.
    Dial ##3282#
    Select edit mode
    enter your code (hopefully you have changed it to 000000)
    Go to Advanced ==> MMSC Setting

    Name= Production
    MMS= http://mms.vtext.com/servlets/mms
    Port= clear this field leave it blank
    Proxy = clear this field leave it blank

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Complete Page Plus Tutorial
Unlock and Root: http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=1598964
Flash to Page Plus: http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=1838606
OTA Program: *228, then 1 when prompted (*22890 will not work!)
Update PRL (again): http://www.howardforums.com/showt...-Ver-52896

Start hacking: http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1906

Here is the link to check your order status [virginmobileusa.com]

HTC One V ROMs - TheUnlockr (theunlockr.com) [theunlockr.com] --mikefxu

Just a heads up because this was driving me nuts trying to figure out. There's a bug in the radio that causes a reboot loop flashing custom roms here's how you fix it. http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=1996665

If you are flashing ROMs make sure it is CDMA.

dont forget to register or sign in to your dropbox, free extra 23GB for 2 years. COURTESY of HTC.
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#1981
Quote from faiz_23 View Post :
use TWRP. Since you are missing some of the touch button CWM does not work as nicely. Use TWRP and flash via fastload and you will be done and moved on to the next step. TWRP is much nicer and all touch screen based.
If I already installed CWM Recovery and ran it, can I still install TWRP and run it?
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#1982
In order to enter diag mode on AOKP, I understand I need to enter a script to enable it.
I tried the script from this post. (http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=1833622)

#/system/bin/sh

# sets DIAG mode
echo 0 > /sys/class/android_usb/android0/enable
echo 04E8 > /sys/class/android_usb/android0/idVendor
echo 6860 > /sys/class/android_usb/android0/idProduct
echo diag > /sys/class/android_usb/android0/f_diag/clients
echo 1 > /sys/class/android_usb/android0/f_acm/instances
echo diag,acm,adb > /sys/class/android_usb/android0/functions
echo 1 > /sys/class/android_usb/android0/enable
start adbd
setprop sys.usb.state sys.usb.config

But it says it can't create "echo 1 > /sys/class/android_usb/android0/f_acm/instances"
So is there any change needed to make it work on HTC One V?

Thanks!
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#1983
Quote from vorabj View Post :
If I already installed CWM Recovery and ran it, can I still install TWRP and run it?
I am not sure of the phandroid geeky science answer to that. I installed CWM recovery and noticed it was junk for the HTC one V and then flashed TWRP after on top of it and crossed my fingers and toes. It worked and no signs of bricking the phone. I was able to create a backup in TWRP of the complete phone. I would flash at your own risk but I flashed CWM and then flashed TWRP on top with no issues. YMMV and don't blow up your phone into smoke LMAO
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Quote from faiz_23 View Post :
I am not sure of the phandroid geeky science answer to that. I installed CWM recovery and noticed it was junk for the HTC one V and then flashed TWRP after on top of it and crossed my fingers and toes. It worked and no signs of bricking the phone. I was able to create a backup in TWRP of the complete phone. I would flash at your own risk but I flashed CWM and then flashed TWRP on top with no issues. YMMV and don't blow up your phone into smoke LMAO
well i am not worried about that as I have both backup of the phone after I unlocked the bootloader and also RUU for my phone. So will go ahead and install TWRP and flash it to root.
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Quote from dealisdear View Post :
I unlocked and rooted the phone. I was ready to flash it to P+. But for some reason, I can never program the phone into diag mode. It asked me the MSL number after dialing "##3424#". I tried to use Get My MSL but it failed to read out. Also I tried to use Terminal Emulator, it returned nothing after entering su followed by getprop ril.MSL. Does anybody know how to read out the MSL for the phone? Thanks!
Get My MSL didn't work for me. I tried MSL Reader and it worked right away. Search for it in the Play Store.
Quote from oldskulwagon View Post :
How are your wifi performance with this phone? Mine fluctuates and would like to ask if there are ways to make the signal stronger. thanks in advance.
Mine fluctuated the first couple of days, but working fine now. When it was giving me trouble, it would usually work fine after a reboot.
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#1986
To those who flashed to PP, are you getting voicemail notifications?
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#1987
went through the cdma process, red x on top right corner, just regular black x to close the program for me???

Now I am at the qpst process, but I don't have a port with "USB/diagnostic," just with port 1 on my phone, please help, thanks!!!
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went through the cdma process, red x on top right corner, just regular black x to close the program for me???

Now I am at the qpst process, but I don't have a port with "USB/diagnostic," just with port 1 on my phone, please help, thanks!!!
did you hit ##3424# and enter diagnostic mode before you enter qpst. Also did you force install the driver for htcdiag. Check your device manager to make sure there is no errors or exclamation and ensure you are in diagnostic mode using your MSL.
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#1989
Got it to work with a different USB port. Thanks for the quick reply, last thing, do I need to worry about the OTA update the new PRL. I like to use a different rom so I don't have worry about all the pre-installed bloatware in the virgin mobile rom, would it be hard to enter the diagnostic mode again for future updates, thanks again!!!
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Happy to Announce that I'm on PagePlus TEXT, But Still I'm unable to make a call, but I was able to text out. What does this mean? could someone please help?. Please let me know where to get the latest PRL (52952) got it from kitty forms, I did OTA using *22801 and updated both Roaming and activation(option 1 and 2) after this I was able to text out though. But no calls still, When I call P+ to check my balance I see that it shows my account and and balance.... I'm CLOSE still far...I see Roaming bar on top of my signal though. Eventhough I know I'm well within Verizon network in NYC.

When I make calls it wouldn't go though gives me engaged tone and disconnects, that's wired.

For those that made it work could someone please confirm
On the Main tab in CDMA workshop
1. What version of PRL you have and where you got it from?
2. Sys pref #1: B then A
3. Roam Pref: Automatic
4. Mode pref: Automatic
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Last edited by jersey521 December 7, 2012 at 08:05 PM
#1991
Now that texting works, Is it a problem with the PHONE functionality of calling phone it self. Does it makes sense to update the firmware or something like that?
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Happy to Announce that I'm on PagePlus TEXT, But Still I'm unable to make a call, but I was able to text out. What does this mean? could someone please help?. Please let me know where to get the latest PRL (52952) got it from kitty forms, I did OTA using *22801 and updated both Roaming and activation(option 1 and 2) after this I was able to text out though. But no calls still, When I call P+ to check my balance I see that it shows my account and and balance.... I'm CLOSE still far...I see Roaming bar on top of my signal though. Eventhough I know I'm well within Verizon network in NYC.
Didn't the guy on the HOFO thread I posted that you've been on have the same problem?
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Quote from jersey521 View Post :
Happy to Announce that I'm on PagePlus TEXT, But Still I'm unable to make a call, but I was able to text out. What does this mean? could someone please help?. Please let me know where to get the latest PRL (52952) got it from kitty forms, I did OTA using *22801 and updated both Roaming and activation(option 1 and 2) after this I was able to text out though. But no calls still, When I call P+ to check my balance I see that it shows my account and and balance.... I'm CLOSE still far...I see Roaming bar on top of my signal though. Eventhough I know I'm well within Verizon network in NYC.

When I make calls it wouldn't go though gives me engaged tone and disconnects, that's wired.

For those that made it work could someone please confirm
On the Main tab in CDMA workshop
1. What version of PRL you have and where you got it from?
2. Sys pref #1: B then A
3. Roam Pref: Automatic
4. Mode pref: Automatic

i am telling you it is your prl that is fubared. Your phone has been flashed like 300 times by know. Just Keep it Simple and use the prl attached on XDA. I sold and programmed phones for 3 years in college and continue servicing and refurbishing phones on the side(mainly iphones). MY PRL from OTA killed everything and the second I rebooted and flashed over prl from xda it worked after reboot. It was dead obvious that Prl lead to issues on the network and I stuck with the prl provided in the tutorial. Do not mix and match instruction as that will end up hosing your settings really bad.


http://forum.xda-developers.com/a...1345220342
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Last edited by faiz_23 December 27, 2012 at 08:54 PM
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Quote from cmorris1441 View Post :
Didn't the guy on the HOFO thread I posted that you've been on have the same problem?
Yes I posted in the same forum that you started there... I'm still stuck with only texting. And yes I'm on P+, when dialing #737 it takes me to page Plus, tried with PRL from XDA forum without OTA still left me without call.

I'm assuming without too much change after the tutorial I'm on P+ and I could only TEXT. Other things that I tinkered with OTA etc etc was redundant and did nothing more to the phone I guess... But still I'm only with TEXT, anyone who can unlock my TALK will get first prize....Smilie but seriously can someone please help me.
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#1995
Thanks a lot faiz_23, I tried your suggestion made all setting match yours, but still could not make the call out yet.
Now our PRL version match as well 51765
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