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siddichan 89 503 November 25, 2012 at 03:52 PM in Tech & Electronics (9) More virginmobileusa.com Deals
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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.
http://www.virginmobileusa.com/sh.../features/ [virginmobileusa.com]


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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Deal is dead

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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#61
Not sure if this has been noted already, but the CSRs claim of this having a $100 dollar discount and being $49.99 is not consistent. If this phone has a $100 discount, that will make it $99.99, not $49.99. My money is on a $99.99 price Frown
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#62
Does this info seem legit? VM CSR's seem to give a lot of inaccurate info. Some earlier posters had screen shots of chats with CSRs, in which they wrongly stated that there would be no black friday sales (Evo dropped to $149).

Also, the info in this thread seems to contradict VM's official twitter feed. On the other hand, I suppose that tweet is full of questionable syntax and is open to interpretation.

Like many others, i've got my fingers and toes crossed for an S2 sale. Evo at $150 isn't a bad back up plan.
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Quote from dogmatixpsych View Post :
What I'm really hoping is that the Galaxy S II or iPhones go on sale. If the SII hits $200, I'll likely spring for that. An iPhone 4s at $350? Definitely would buy it. That's all wishful thinking though. There's no way Virgin Mobile would lower the iPhone prices that much.
Target has been selling the iphone 4s since Thursday for $449 and giving a $100 gift card = $349. Ended yesterday.
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#64
Quote from j_ten_man View Post :
I just ordered the $30 Kyocera Rise (currently have the POS Samsung Intercept). Might have to return it though for this.
I got the 30$ Kyocera Rise and it's awesome! It's super fast and the sliding keyboard is awesome. I had both the Evo 3D but the battery was not good on that, even with extended... I also had the Samsung Intercept, which is ok once you ROM it, there are no roms that I know for the Rise, but so far I've loaded like 30-40 apps and it's still chugging along, I use it with Talkatone. I will also buy this to give either the Rise or the One V to my mom though, such a good deal, now I've to sell the BestBuy Optimus Elite... 'Frown.
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#65
I would rather wait for a sale on the htc evo v (1.2ghz dual core 1gb ram) rather than this. The one V has a bigger screen and is little faster than my optimus V but same ram 512mb. Also, havent looked up how easy to root the HTC phone but I have a htc flyer rooted with custom rom so I assume its just as easy.
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Do I have to activate it? Can I just use it with free WiFi hotspots to check e-mail and such?
nope, bought the triumph on cybermonday and didn't activate for mom until later Smilie just used that phone with groove ip for months and other apps too.......

she was able to transfer her $25 plan from the rumor touch in june
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#67
Hmmmm, according to their Twitter...

"#cybermonday from VMU #Galaxy Reverb $100 off $149.99 -- HTCOneV $99 - #payLo Montage 50% off $24.99 - 3G/4G OverdrivePro $50 off $69.99"

Would be nice to see a $49.99 price though but I think it will be $99.99. Would be great to get more confirmation on this.
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Quote from DonnieT View Post :
Hmmmm, according to their Twitter...

"#cybermonday from VMU #Galaxy Reverb $100 off $149.99 -- HTCOneV $99 - #payLo Montage 50% off $24.99 - 3G/4G OverdrivePro $50 off $69.99"

Would be nice to see a $49.99 price though but I think it will be $99.99. Would be great to get more confirmation on this.
Actually talked to the VM agent, and she said that it will be $100 off today $50 discount off. So it's ($149 - $100 = $49). And I actually asked her, will it be $100 off $199 or $159. And that's the answer. It might change..don't be surprised since it is the most popular cellphones in VM. And for the time, it is unknown as this time.
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Quote from Crartech View Post :
Actually talked to the VM agent, and she said that it will be $100 off today $50 discount off. So it's ($149 - $100 = $49). And I actually asked her, will it be $100 off $199 or $159. And that's the answer. It might change..don't be surprised since it is the most popular cellphones in VM. And for the time, it is unknown as this time.
I'm betting it's 100 off the total price which would make it 99.99.
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#70
I was hoping for iPhone deal. Wishful thinking, I know.
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#71
Would you say this is a big improvement over a LG Rumor Touch slider? I'm on the old grandfather plan at $25 and I don't mind the $10 increase if all I'm paying is $50 for this. At the same time, I read up that the One V is made of aluminum and gorilla glass in one of the links here.. Sounds highly durable and I put my slider through hell from two moves, drops and constant travel. It makes it sound like the One V is a capable replacement but now that most of you made a point about the 4G and the Evo being faster, I'm divided on which to purchase. In the end I'm still seeing a $10 monthly increase but it's a matter of how much I'm willing to put down for a phone up front.

Any advice?
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I've read that people have issues with texting/calls with the Evo V. Something about a radio or antenna error or something.

That's the main reason I think I'm gonna stick with a Reverb for $100.
I get that error almost every day on my Eco v 3d. It does it when it will not send a text. Says radio interface error. It also reboots all the time for no reason.
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I'm betting it's 100 off the total price which would make it 99.99.
Yeah, that's what I thought; it didn't make sense to me. I'm guessing it's going to be $99.99 according to logic and the twitter. I'm fine with the Optimus Elite, it's just that Bestbuy is taking forever to ship!
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#74
I think last year they made all of their phones half off for the day. No way of knowing if that happens again but certainly something to look out for. Was able to flip one on EBay easily.
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Quote from siddichan View Post :
Would you say this is a big improvement over a LG Rumor Touch slider? I'm on the old grandfather plan at $25 and I don't mind the $10 increase if all I'm paying is $50 for this. At the same time, I read up that the One V is made of aluminum and gorilla glass in one of the links here.. Sounds highly durable and I put my slider through hell from two moves, drops and constant travel. It makes it sound like the One V is a capable replacement but now that most of you made a point about the 4G and the Evo being faster, I'm divided on which to purchase. In the end I'm still seeing a $10 monthly increase but it's a matter of how much I'm willing to put down for a phone up front.

Any advice?
The LG Rumor Touch isn't even an android phone. Its more of a regular phone with some smart capabilities. The difference is night and day. In both hardware and software.
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