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I have a spring samsung rant, i had it "fully" flashed to cricket, but still am not able to access the internet or pix messages. But what i need to know now is can this phone be flashed back to sprint?

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  • bikerbi333 Apr 25, 2010

    another question about this phone. The store that flashed it says that my particular phone has some kind of software problem & that is why I can not get internet or pix messages. They say there is nothing anyone can do to fix it, it that true? Am I just S__t Outta Luck?

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Yes, Sprint can reflash the Rant back to its own branded firmware and system software.

The software to do it yourself does not seem to be available online for consumers. Plus, if you do it yourself and make a mistake, you can brick your phone. If Sprint Customer Service bricks your phone, they give you a new one.

I hope that helps.
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