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I want to flash a metropcs phone to cricket

Flash or Flashing--Technically, flashing refers to the overwriting or re-writing of the phone's firmware. There are many phones which can be flashed to cricket with all features working. On most CDMA phones, programming the phone can be done "over the air" by dialing a special code, usually *228 or some variation. Colloquially speaking, flashing can also loosely mean making a phone from one carrier work on another carrier. The easy way to tell the difference is that if your phone does NOT take a SIM card, then it is probably CDMA.

To flash a phone to cricket you will be overwriting th phones firmware. The firmware is software in the phone that doesn't change when you turn it off, and it cannot be deleted unless it is overwritten, hence flashed. It requires specific files called prl files.PRL or PRL File--Short for Preferred Roaming List--A small text file containing instructions for how a phone connects to a specific network's radio towers It is usually loaded by connecting the phone to a computer to overwrite its data. There are a few tools used such as a pst PST--Short for Phone Service Tool or Tools--Special software used by phone manufacturers to program their phones. And also a monster file - -"Monster File"/"Monster Pack", ROM, or "Kitchen"--System software that is needed to flash a phone.

In almost all case you will need to access the phones service programming menu- - -Service Programming Menu--A special menu typically hidden from the primary User Interface that allows for "deep programming" of a phone.You will also need access to msl and spc codes specific to the device you are flashing.MSL/SPC--Special six-digit codes needed to access service programming features on the phone. Access to the service programming menu can be disabled in a phone's firmware.

Depending on your phone, it may require extra steps to unlock or get WAP and MMS working. That is why you need the msl/spc codes to allow deep programming to unlock these features. Not all phones will be capable to access wap or send and receive mms.

Ringtones generally have to be prepaid using a flex bucket. It is best to download ringtones before you flash your phone to cricket since they have a limited selection of ringtones and wallpapers.There are cases were flashed phones will not be able to download ringtones directly from cricket.

The details outlined above will not only work with cricket but you can also flash phones to metro pcs using the information provided above. It is best to do all your research before purchasing your phone to ensure that the cell phone you are interested in can be flashed to cricket or metro PCs

Feb 21, 2012 | Motorola SLVR Cell Phones

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Yes it can.
You have to take it into Cricket and let them flash it over in the store. They have this really odd way of doing it with this program.

However. yes. It can...

Aug 31, 2011 | Cell Phones

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Have a lg vx1000s that was verizon flashed to cricket. It has been hooked up through cricket previously, however i spent 12 hours trying to hook it up yesterday, finally got far enough that they took my cc...

Try *22804 it seems to work for verizon phones that are failing on *288 more often than not.

However if your phone was fully flashed you may need to have it reprogrammed since these phones need to be programmed to your number, without this most likely you will only get talk and text.

Dec 26, 2010 | LG VOYAGER VX10000 Cellular Phone

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Below are some known codes for Samsung phones. I have yet to get to try them.

*#8999*8378# Test Menu
*#4777*8665# GPSR Tool
*#8999*327# EEP Menu
*#8999*667# Debug Mode
*#9998*627837793# -should display more menu's

Post back and let me know if any of these work properly. Thank you for trying Fixya!

Mar 28, 2009 | Samsung SCH-a870 Cellular Phone

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Manuelly programming lg vx 9900 to cricket service

any missing info should be provided by your reseller.......
here is what I found...

Note: Some Programming must be done from the internal keypad / QWERTY Keyboard.

Alternate Programming Sequence for the VX9900 (Orange) or for newer software versions.

[#] [#] + [7][7][6][4][7][2][6][9][9][0][0] + [SEND]


Step 01:
Change ESN in billing system.

Step 02:
Power up the handset.

Step 03:
Dial *228 + SEND

Step 04:
Follow the VRU prompts

USE OTA Where Available. If OTA is not available follow instructions below.



Step 01:
Generate a random A-Key and power phone on.

Step 02:
With the flip CLOSED, press 2539 + * + * to access AKEY INPUT MODE.

Step 03:
Press 1 for Akey Entry

Step 04:
New AKEY displays, enter 26 digit A-key then press OK when complete.


Feb 03, 2009 | LG enV VX9900 Cellular Phone

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Invalid esn#

CDMA cell phones generally cannot be used on any other network than the one that the ESN is programmed to. For example, Cricket ESNs can only be used on cricket, Verizon ESNs, can only be used on verizon... It doesn't matter if you change the firmware or not, many other service providers will not accept another service provider's ESN.

Aug 07, 2008 | LG CHOCOLATE VX8500 Cellular Phone

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Uh .. LG 8500's were only issued for Verizon wireless. Therefore Cricket may not run as it's provider. Have you called Cricket to ask if this phone is a phone they can offer service to??

Dec 07, 2007 | LG CHOCOLATE VX8500 Cellular Phone

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Manual Programming Instructions

Cricket should have that information. Just call in. Hope that helps :)

Sep 26, 2007 | Sanyo SCP-3100 Cellular Phone

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