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Promoted 12-23-2012 by brisar at 02:43 AM View Original Post
RadioShack.com has Virgin Mobile HTC One V Prepaid Smartphone for $49.99. Shipping is free on $50+, so you will want to add this $0.79 Filler Item to your order for a total of with $50.78 with Free Shipping. Thanks etphonehome & Funkorama

Note, you may receive an extra $10 off $10 coupon for future purchase for orders $50 or more.

Price Research: Our research indicates that Virgin Mobile HTC One V Prepaid Smartphone is $43 lower (46% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices ranging from $94 to $170. - yuugotserved

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Edited December 23, 2012 at 08:24 AM by widgit
Radio Shack has the HTC One V for Virgin Mobile for $49.99 this week (Starting 12/23).
If you spend $50 or more you get $10 back in coupons, so I'm sure you can find a cheap filler to make this sweeter.

They also have the Samsung Galaxy S2 for VM for $299.99

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*** Get $98 or $91 gift card ***
almost INSTANTLY at your local
Verizon Wireless corporate stores
by trading in VM HTC One V purchased
from Radio Shack!!!!!

(** $91 if you don't have corporate discount at VZW)



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NO, it cannot be used on Sprint. NO, it cannot be used on Verizon.

This is a CDMA phone, not GSM, so it's not going to work on T-Mobile/AT&T

How to Unlock your Bootloader, Root, Install a Recovery, Make a Backup, and Flash to PagePlus
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=56339212&postcount=491

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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!
  • MMS will not work in the native app, donwload one from the Play Store or follow the guide in the Wiki.
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Fixes

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
Exit to Save

Turn off updates:
Settings > About > Software Updates, and turn off the update check from there




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*** Get $98 or $91 gift card ***
almost INSTANTLY at your local
Verizon Wireless corporate stores
by trading in VM HTC One V purchased
from Radio Shack!!!!!
Pleas see details in post# 816

(** $91 if you don't have corporate discount at VZW)



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Quote from LILLYS_CLOSET View Post :
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.
Did you test it to see if it worked?

The way I stumbled upon it was when I installed Apex Launcher, and the hidden Wifi Hotspot app was no longer hidden. I don't have one of these activated on Virgin Mobile, so I had another Slickdeals member test it for me, and he said it was not effective in sharing a data connection.
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My .25 cent filler came yesterday. Wow, it's the smallest little thing I've ever bought in my entire life!
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Did you test it to see if it worked?

The way I stumbled upon it was when I installed Apex Launcher, and the hidden Wifi Hotspot app was no longer hidden. I don't have one of these activated on Virgin Mobile, so I had another Slickdeals member test it for me, and he said it was not effective in sharing a data connection.

I have a MIFI and so i have no need for it so i never tested it. I will try when i get home Also do you know if that user applied this value during the inital setup

For tethered NAI enter phonenumber@dun.vzw3g.com (for phone number, type the MDN PagePlus gave you)
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I have mine rooted and use it as a wifi only device. Since yesterday, it keeps prompt me to update the system to 1.08.652.11. Is this a good update to have? I seems to remember the latest system update screw up wifi.
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Did you test it to see if it worked?

The way I stumbled upon it was when I installed Apex Launcher, and the hidden Wifi Hotspot app was no longer hidden. I don't have one of these activated on Virgin Mobile, so I had another Slickdeals member test it for me, and he said it was not effective in sharing a data connection.


I just tried it looks like its not getting DHCP from the phone, sorry folks
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For those of you that are interested in de-branding the phone a little bit and removing some of the Virgin Mobile apps. There is an app for that…sorry I could not resist.

The phone must be rooted. Download No Bloat Free from the app store and you can now remove all those Virgin Mobile Branded apps including activation.

What did I remove? I removed all the language packs for space except for English and Spanish incase of resale. I removed the sprint installer (anything that says sprint) and the anything that said virgin mobile. I also removed the two red buttons one was for activation and the other for downloads, the download button comes back just not branded virgin mobile. And then I moved all my apps to the SD card and rebooted. Everything is working will and the only think that is left is the VM insignia on the back of the phone and I don’t really care about that and my Otter Box Case covers that, and the actual Virgin Mobile banner, I have been thought enough with this phone that I am not going to decompile that system file to change it and the common apps to change it don’t seem to be on that app store anymore so I can live with it....welll i say that now.

Has anyone changed their banner. I think that there is an eri.xml with it already chaged to PP out there and i have it somewhare but it was not important enought to try.

Also check out Songza like Pandoria but very different.

Finally I am just staring to work on my slider and I have to say....it kind of smokes the V One in terms of responsiveness I was actually really impressed. I am going to put the slider on Page Plus too. I rooted it and de- branded it using the same app. Not as much to remove and at a quick glance did not see any language packs. Smaller screen but a nice phone and definitely more responsive then the HTC ONE the speakers alone smoke it and it would make a really nice what ever you need it to be.
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Quote from LILLYS_CLOSET View Post :
For those of you that are interested in de-branding the phone a little bit and removing some of the Virgin Mobile apps. There is an app for that…sorry I could not resist.

The phone must be rooted. Download No Bloat Free from the app store and you can now remove all those Virgin Mobile Branded apps including activation.

What did I remove? I removed all the language packs for space except for English and Spanish incase of resale. I removed the sprint installer (anything that says sprint) and the anything that said virgin mobile. I also removed the two red buttons one was for activation and the other for downloads, the download button comes back just not branded virgin mobile. And then I moved all my apps to the SD card and rebooted. Everything is working will and the only think that is left is the VM insignia on the back of the phone and I don’t really care about that and my Otter Box Case covers that, and the actual Virgin Mobile banner, I have been thought enough with this phone that I am not going to decompile that system file to change it and the common apps to change it don’t seem to be on that app store anymore so I can live with it....welll i say that now.

Has anyone changed their banner. I think that there is an eri.xml with it already chaged to PP out there and i have it somewhare but it was not important enought to try.

Also check out Songza like Pandoria but very different.

Finally I am just staring to work on my slider and I have to say....it kind of smokes the V One in terms of responsiveness I was actually really impressed. I am going to put the slider on Page Plus too. I rooted it and de- branded it using the same app. Not as much to remove and at a quick glance did not see any language packs. Smaller screen but a nice phone and definitely more responsive then the HTC ONE the speakers alone smoke it and it would make a really nice what ever you need it to be.


What will you do with the slider? I have 2 that I bought and thought since I only paid $20, maybe I can just keep it as emergency phone

Slider smoking the One V? not sure what you're smoking but I doubt it

Anyway, if you do anything and have instructions on how to get it over to pagers plus, please post, I would be interested in seeing it.

Quote from screenname View Post :
I have mine rooted and use it as a wifi only device. Since yesterday, it keeps prompt me to update the system to 1.08.652.11. Is this a good update to have? I seems to remember the latest system update screw up wifi.


same here. annoying alert about upgrade that i can't seem to make go away
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What will you do with the slider? I have 2 that I bought and thought since I only paid $20, maybe I can just keep it as emergency phone

Slider smoking the One V? not sure what you're smoking but I doubt it

Anyway, if you do anything and have instructions on how to get it over to pagers plus, please post, I would be interested in seeing it.





same here. annoying alert about upgrade that i can't seem to make go away

I thought that I was clear in my post, in fact I said it twice in terms of responsiveness yes it does not freeze or hesitate, and menus are smooth in their transitions yes much smoother the V one. I also indicated that the speaker on the slider outperforms the V one and it does it smokes it. So how about you setup your slider to compare the items I discussed prior to mouthing off...I did

With regard to Page Plus, I completed the Page Plus setup on the slider tonight (it was painfull) and you can find information about how do it in the Front Page Deal forum and Wiki for that phone. Like the V one the information is in bits and pieces. And your post does not exactly motivate me to send you links and guides. In short root it, download the drivers fight with the windows to install the correct drivers, once you have the drivers installed use CdmaDevTerm to get your SPC, after you figure witch port to select because now you have like four of them available, Call PP and get a MND and MIN and have them add your ESN to the network, add a PP PRL, honestly I don't even think that you have to do the manual programming in QPST you could just do the over the air program and it should populate most of those fields for you. To be safe I used the same guide for the V one in terms of profile settings and manually applied them. Reboot make a test call. I have not tested 3G because I am not sure I am ever going to use it as a phone but I have gone through my 2 dollar credit ($2 credit that they give you =20 mins) You will need to add your PRL back if you do OTA programming.

MMS.Fix on the slider

• Dial ##3282#
• Select MMSC
• Select Edit
• enter your service code (hopefully you have changed it to 000000)
• Select edit mode
• Enter your url as http://mms.vtext.com/servlets/mms
• Done


I will say one disadvantage of the slider over the V one is that that like many others the WiFi on the slider does not stay connected
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So, people are not getting $10 off coupons emailed yet? I bought 2 phones + a filler at local Radio Shack on 12/24, but still haven't received $20 coupon yet. I thought a SA told me the coupon email arrive in 7 days or so?
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I thought that I was clear in my post, in fact I said it twice in terms of responsiveness yes it does not freeze or hesitate, and menus are smooth in their transitions yes much smoother the V one. I also indicated that the speaker on the slider outperforms the V one and it does it smokes it. So how about you setup your slider to compare the items I discussed prior to mouthing off...I did

With regard to Page Plus, I completed the Page Plus setup on the slider tonight (it was painfull) and you can find information about how do it in the Front Page Deal forum and Wiki for that phone. Like the V one the information is in bits and pieces. And your post does not exactly motivate me to send you links and guides. In short root it, download the drivers fight with the windows to install the correct drivers, once you have the drivers installed use CdmaDevTerm to get your SPC, after you figure witch port to select because now you have like four of them available, Call PP and get a MND and MIN and have them add your ESN to the network, add a PP PRL, honestly I don't even think that you have to do the manual programming in QPST you could just do the over the air program and it should populate most of those fields for you. To be safe I used the same guide for the V one in terms of profile settings and manually applied them. Reboot make a test call. I have not tested 3G because I am not sure I am ever going to use it as a phone but I have gone through my 2 dollar credit ($2 credit that they give you =20 mins) You will need to add your PRL back if you do OTA programming.

MMS.Fix on the slider

• Dial ##3282#
• Select MMSC
• Select Edit
• enter your service code (hopefully you have changed it to 000000)
• Select edit mode
• Enter your url as http://mms.vtext.com/servlets/mms
• Done


I will say one disadvantage of the slider over the V one is that that like many others the WiFi on the slider
does not stay connected

Haaaaa.. yeah sorry .. I was just kidding .. thanks for the info though I may just keep these things and play around with them
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Noticed that there's a new ota update for the phone. However, because my phone is rooted and has a teamwin recovery, the ota update will not install. Anybody know how to install this ota update? Thanks.
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I have mine rooted and use it as a wifi only device. Since yesterday, it keeps prompt me to update the system to 1.08.652.11. Is this a good update to have? I seems to remember the latest system update screw up wifi.
I'm also using this primarily as a wifi device. If you plan on flashing Jellybean do not do the update. It updates the radio which is causing boot loops after flashing a custom rom. Anyone who installs the update will have to flash the stock recovery, re-lock the boot loader, and then reboot the stock ruu before you can flash a custom rom. Here is the thread on xda about this http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=2018518. I haven't heard of the update affecting wifi, but I never installed it.

I flashed the Nov18 stable Jellybean and the latest supersick kernel last night. Jellybean is great on this device.
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Noticed that there's a new ota update for the phone. However, because my phone is rooted and has a teamwin recovery, the ota update will not install. Anybody know how to install this ota update? Thanks.
Yeah custom recovery wont work with ota updates. Outside of flashing stock recovery, re-locking boot loader, and rebooting stock ruu I don't think you'll be able to install the update. I think the phone needs to be on a clean stock rom (or very close to it) for ota updates to install. I'm no expert though so maybe somebody else knows a way.
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I'm also using this primarily as a wifi device. If you plan on flashing Jellybean do not do the update. It updates the radio which is causing boot loops after flashing a custom rom. Anyone who installs the update will have to flash the stock recovery, re-lock the boot loader, and then reboot the stock ruu before you can flash a custom rom. Here is the thread on xda about this http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2018518. I haven't heard of the update affecting wifi, but I never installed it.

I flashed the Nov18 stable Jellybean and the latest supersick kernel last night. Jellybean is great on this device.
I guess I have a lot to read up. What will a new kernel do for me?
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I guess I have a lot to read up. What will a new kernel do for me?
I'm definitely still learning myself, as I knew nothing about android before I bought this phone 2 weeks ago. I've done a lot of reading since, mostly on xda forums. My understanding is that a custom kernel gives you additional features from your hardware that stock kernels don't (like the ability to overclock). When you start dealing with choosing which custom kernel to use, it is less about new features and more about alternate configurations for the rom you are running. Here's the links to the rom and kernel I used.

Rom: http://goo.im/devs/gannon5197/aok...c/stables/ (Nov 18)

Kernel: http://files.simonsickle.com/?dir...oc/kernels (SuperSick-12_31_12-0032cdmarelease.img)
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