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

Price Research: Our research indicates that Virgin Mobile HTC One V Prepaid Smartphone is $90 lower (64% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices ranging from $140 to $200. - yuugotserved
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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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#2206
Quote from dzap View Post :
You need to change your MSL to 000000 because Verizon requires it for OTA programming. It's also good for updating your roaming PRL list every now and then.

Verizon's network doesn't recognize other MSLS like Sprint those and they just universally set it to 000000 so it makes activating and updating phones on their network really easy.
Thanks DZap, One more noob question. Do I need OTA programming? My phone is working fine without it and is on page plus and can make calls, text, data, etc. And is that when I need to flash stock recovery and suspend root (think I read that somewhere) for the OTA updates?
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Quote from GnatGoSplat View Post :
There is a tutorial out there that recommends NOT changing MSL to 000000. He instead recommended changing MSL to something you can remember. He explained it's better that way because the Verizon PRLs don't work in Sprint phones and you need a custom PRL anyway, so it's better not to allow an OTA update to overwrite the custom one that you programmed in. I can see how that would make sense, imagine being nowhere near a computer with CDMA WS installed and your PRL gets overwritten, you can no longer make calls.
Actually, in his post he warned to if Verizon were to send you an updated PRL that you phone would not work until you added the Page plus PRL back. I would recommend storing the PP PRL on the phone directly so this becomes a non issue if you are worried about that
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#2208
Has anybody received the cashback from Fatwallet yet? mine still says "PENDING" for almost a month now......Frown
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Quote from sushikid View Post :
Has anybody received the cashback from Fatwallet yet? mine still says "PENDING" for almost a month now......Frown
They can only pay us when they get paid, I've gotten over $200 from FW, so nothing to worry about.
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Last edited by wiredspider December 20, 2012 at 02:20 AM
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They can only pay us when they get paid, I've gotten over $200 from FW, so nothing to worry about.
Thank you wiredspider! is there anything we can do to help speed up the process or make the merchant paid them ? sometimes the merchant need a reminder I think....
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Quote from sushikid View Post :
Thank you wiredspider! is there anything we can do to help speed up the process or make the merchant paid them ? sometimes the merchant need a reminder I think....
you need to wait 2-3 months. It's just $5/ phone anyway.
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#2212
Had to register here to let you all know that I finally have full flash with 3g and mms. So it IS possible. Questions?
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Quote from TomE1228 View Post :
Had to register here to let you all know that I finally have full flash with 3g and mms. So it IS possible. Questions?
Yes, how did you do it...please. Thanks (if you're the same guy who just posted on XDA then know I asked you there too lol.
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#2214
Are there missing instructions here for rooting and unlocking the phone.

I followed all of the instructions
1. Go Here "http://www.htcdev.com/" and create yourself an account on HTCDEV.
2. Download These Fastboot Files
3. Make a new folder on your C: drive called fastboot.
4. Extract The Zip downloaded in step 2 to the new folder
5. Go Here http://www.htcdev.com/bootloader/ and select "All Other Supported Models" and "then begin unlock bootloader"
6. Yes, Tick both Boxes, Proceed
7. Skip up to step 8 as we have all we need for the first 7 steps
8. Power off your phone by holding the power button down for 5-7 seconds (the three keys will flash a few times then it will power off)
9. Hold volume down button, the device will boot to HBOOT
10. Select Fastboot With Volume+or- then press Power once (you'll be in fastboot mode)
11. plug your phone into your PC and open a Command Prompt.
(windows XP - Click Start > Run > type CMD in box then press OK
(Windows 7 - Click Start > type CMD in search box then press Enter)
12. cd to your folder where we put fastboot files cd c:\fastboot
13. type this into your command prompt window fastboot oem get_identifier_token

After 13, it keeps saying "waiting for device" is there any setting on the phone or other software I need to download before I can unlock and root the phone.

FYI, my Win XP PC doesn't recognize my phone.
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#2215
Quote from gilcho View Post :
Are there missing instructions here for rooting and unlocking the phone.

I followed all of the instructions
1. Go Here "http://www.htcdev.com/" and create yourself an account on HTCDEV.
2. Download These Fastboot Files
3. Make a new folder on your C: drive called fastboot.
4. Extract The Zip downloaded in step 2 to the new folder
5. Go Here http://www.htcdev.com/bootloader/ and select "All Other Supported Models" and "then begin unlock bootloader"
6. Yes, Tick both Boxes, Proceed
7. Skip up to step 8 as we have all we need for the first 7 steps
8. Power off your phone by holding the power button down for 5-7 seconds (the three keys will flash a few times then it will power off)
9. Hold volume down button, the device will boot to HBOOT
10. Select Fastboot With Volume+or- then press Power once (you'll be in fastboot mode)
11. plug your phone into your PC and open a Command Prompt.
(windows XP - Click Start > Run > type CMD in box then press OK
(Windows 7 - Click Start > type CMD in search box then press Enter)
12. cd to your folder where we put fastboot files cd c:\fastboot
13. type this into your command prompt window fastboot oem get_identifier_token

After 13, it keeps saying "waiting for device" is there any setting on the phone or other software I need to download before I can unlock and root the phone.

FYI, my Win XP PC doesn't recognize my phone.
Do you have HTC Sync installed? I believe it is necessary for USB to allow the connection to work with the phone. It is one of the 'required resources' listed on the right hand side of the screen on htcdev.com.
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#2216
Quote from gilcho View Post :
Are there missing instructions here for rooting and unlocking the phone.

I followed all of the instructions
1. Go Here "http://www.htcdev.com/" and create yourself an account on HTCDEV.
2. Download These Fastboot Files
3. Make a new folder on your C: drive called fastboot.
4. Extract The Zip downloaded in step 2 to the new folder
5. Go Here http://www.htcdev.com/bootloader/ and select "All Other Supported Models" and "then begin unlock bootloader"
6. Yes, Tick both Boxes, Proceed
7. Skip up to step 8 as we have all we need for the first 7 steps
8. Power off your phone by holding the power button down for 5-7 seconds (the three keys will flash a few times then it will power off)
9. Hold volume down button, the device will boot to HBOOT
10. Select Fastboot With Volume+or- then press Power once (you'll be in fastboot mode)
11. plug your phone into your PC and open a Command Prompt.
(windows XP - Click Start > Run > type CMD in box then press OK
(Windows 7 - Click Start > type CMD in search box then press Enter)
12. cd to your folder where we put fastboot files cd c:\fastboot
13. type this into your command prompt window fastboot oem get_identifier_token

After 13, it keeps saying "waiting for device" is there any setting on the phone or other software I need to download before I can unlock and root the phone.

FYI, my Win XP PC doesn't recognize my phone.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...tcount=224

if you run into anymore errors, just search the thread.
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Quote from ugleee View Post :
Yes, how did you do it...please. Thanks (if you're the same guy who just posted on XDA then know I asked you there too lol.
Can you give a full description? Currently there are a lot in the thread and it is hard for me to know which one to follow.
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Quote from TomE1228 View Post :
Had to register here to let you all know that I finally have full flash with 3g and mms. So it IS possible. Questions?
Insight on this will be helpful. thx.
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#2219
Quote from TomE1228 View Post :
Had to register here to let you all know that I finally have full flash with 3g and mms. So it IS possible. Questions?
Smilie A breakthrough! A few of us that have posted in this thread have tried with help from cmorris, dzap, gnat and a couple of other helpful souls but I don't think anyone actually achieved "real 3G". I think many of us, including me, get 1x (verified through NetMonitor) but it displays the 3G symbol on the phone. Please tell us how you were able to do this. I'm really hoping to make this possible on my 2 devices. Thanks in advance.
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#2220
I actually recieved some help from a guy on HOFO, he had a tutorial posted on getting 3g working and I emailed him and he did it throught Teamviewer. He said no charge but I sent him something anyway and honestly it was well worth it. I had spent 2 weekends messing with this. I had everything working but 3g and I just couldnt get the keys generated. I told him there was a bunch of us trying to get it working and he said he did not mind me sharing his email if you want to hit him up. His email is
sedds89@gmail.com his user name at HOFO is sedds89. He basically writes your esn to a phone he has, generates the keys and then writes them to your phone. It took a couple tries because my phone was being stubborn and wasnt allowing something to be written but now I have full flash and my download speed is around 1500 down and 700 up. Guys its worth it to throw him a few bucks and get it going rather than spend our time banging our heads against the wall with a method that just doesnt seem to work.
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