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NoBantheSnowman 2,009 December 23, 2012 at 02:53 PM in Tech & Electronics (4) More Amazon Deals
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UPDATE: Item is back-ordered but you can still place an order and it will ship at a later date.

Amazon has Virgin Mobile HTC One V Prepaid Smartphone for $49.99 with free shipping. Thanks NoBantheSnowman

Price Research: Our research indicates that Virgin Mobile HTC One V Prepaid Smartphone is $50 lower (50% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices ranging from $100 to $170. - yuugotserved

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Just noticed they pm'ed radioshacks price.

i had gc's so i got this for free.
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This is a guide I wrote that will walk you through Unlocking your Bootloader, Rooting, Installing a Recovery, Making a Backup, and Flashing to PagePlus.

Do NOT do the most recent System Update if you plan on rooting or flashing this phone. It has caused problems for several users.

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, both Primary and Secondary HA addresses should be set to
  • 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 settins:
Dial ##3282#
Select edit mode
enter your code (hopefully you have changed it to 000000)
Go to Advanced ==> MMSC Settings

Name= Production
Port= clear this field leave it blank
Proxy = clear this field leave it blank

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Do you think next year the EVO V 4G will reach this price? lol
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good time to thread crap in here Wink

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HAHAHHA....glad i did not pursue that crazy RadioShack event....SOLD!
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Got one. Thanks!
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tempted to order one to illinois where there is no tax. Then have wifey bring it back to me and I can give the current one to family in illinois to use as a VOIP device. This would be a badd ASSSSS christmas gift. Prepaid page plus evo htc v with 8gb micro sd card. hmmmmm
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Quote from moSom View Post :
Do you think next year the EVO V 4G will reach this price? lol
It's just the Evo 3D which I haven't been able to sell for like $100 used now. It will be this price soon probably lol.

It's a really powerful phone that just didn't catch on because Sprint's marketing sucks.
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about to drive to another ratshat store because the one i stopped by did not have instock. now i can use my amazon giftcard without tax. forget about that $10 coupon with filter. nothing is worth to buy instore.
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Great price. Might have actually been cheaper for me to get in on this deal than direct from VM because my FC cashback didn't get reported and Amazon doesn't charge me tax. I don't need any more though.
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tempted to order one to illinois where there is no tax. Then have wifey bring it back to me and I can give the current one to family in illinois to use as a VOIP device. This would be a badd ASSSSS christmas gift. Prepaid page plus evo htc v with 8gb micro sd card. hmmmmm
Virgin uses sprint network. Can it be used on page plus, which uses Verizon network ?
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Good phone but be aware that you cannot use this with their PayLo plans. If you want a nice phone with good specs for PayLo and were planning to turn on WiFi for your data needs, this is not the phone for you.
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