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"initial programming needed" problem

The battery in my LG VX3300 was shot so i switched it with my fathers phone thinking i was being intelligent becasue its the same battery, now all it says on the screen is "initial programming needed" and i cant make calls or send text messages. i have no idea what to do. please help.

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  • aangelita22 Aug 25, 2008

    i have metro pcs and it was dropped in the pool i got it out fast it turns on but my information was not there and the screen is good but it says on the screen "initial programming needed"



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I can not guarantee this Punksk8er but, i did the same thing with my phone by switching the battery with my mother's and I ended up with the initial programming needed sign. This is how i fixed it...

Go to...
Select the option...
Scroll down to...
>Phone Settings
Then Select the option...
>NAM selections
There you will see the options

Mine was on NAM2 and i switched it to NAM1.
The system restarted and the error "initial Programing needed" went away.

I am no phone expert or anything so I don't really understand how it works but i hope this helps you out dude.

Posted on Mar 13, 2010

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    Mitchell Solum Jan 01, 2017

    Do you need your sim card in the phone when you dial *228 to activate it?!



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