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    Default how can i restore mobile data on my sprint SGIII

    Was given a Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3, not realizing code breaking it wouldn't allow me to simply change networks, I'm stuck without any mobile data, before I could acsess Sprints signal everynow and then. Is it possible to restore this data connection
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    Default Re: how can i restore mobile data on my sprint SGIII

    What changes did you do to it?

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    Default Re: how can i restore mobile data on my sprint SGIII

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheila Thurmond View Post
    not realizing code breaking it wouldn't allow me to simply change networks
    Code breaking? Do you mean 'unlocking' (the term generally used around here to mean changing a phone intended for one network to work on a different one)?

    Are you using a SIM card for a different carrier?

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    Default Re: how can i restore mobile data on my sprint SGIII

    I followed a utube video, girl with a samsung flip phone, put in some numbers, color screen came up, touched colors in same order and couple of other things, didn't think it worked but it did....No, it doesn't have a sim card or place for one. I tried to get to a sight that could help before I did anything, but the phone I have (Sharp ADS1) can be a real pain sometimes
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    Default Re: how can i restore mobile data on my sprint SGIII

    Hmm, well you could try a Factory Reset and see if that returns it to the original working state. From any Home screen, press the Menu button (the lighted button to the left of the physical Home button) -> Settings -> Accounts (if using the Tab view) -> Backup and reset -> Factory data reset.

    I know next-to-nothing about using phones on different carriers so you'll have to rely on the experts. What carrier were you planning to use the phone on?

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    Default Re: how can i restore mobile data on my sprint SGIII

    Well @ the moment I'm using att&t pay as u go. I let my nephew open an account with Sprint using my info., turns out resemption was very bad where I live, so, he switched to att well he let the bill get to far behind and they cut us off, still have phone so I bought cheep gophone and registerd the sim to it. Was think-n might be some way to do the same with samsung, found out the hard way its not possible...as of yet?
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    Default Re: how can i restore mobile data on my sprint SGIII

    Quote Originally Posted by GSDer View Post
    Hmm, well you could try a Factory Reset and see if that returns it to the original working state. From any Home screen, press the Menu button (the lighted button to the left of the physical Home button) -> Settings -> Accounts (if using the Tab view) -> Backup and reset -> Factory data reset.

    I know next-to-nothing about using phones on different carriers so you'll have to rely on the experts. What carrier were you planning to use the phone on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheila Thurmond View Post
    Well @ the moment I'm using att&t pay as u go. I let my nephew open an account with Sprint using my info., turns out resemption was very bad where I live, so, he switched to att well he let the bill get to far behind and they cut us off, still have phone so I bought cheep gophone and registerd the sim to it. Was think-n might be some way to do the same with samsung, found out the hard way its not possible...as of yet?
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    Default Re: how can i restore mobile data on my sprint SGIII

    I did the factory reset on it but didn't help. Was wondering if a recovery rest might fix it. I read about it on a post.
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    Default Re: how can i restore mobile data on my sprint SGIII

    I don't think the device can be run on a GSM network like AT&T.

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    Default Re: how can i restore mobile data on my sprint SGIII

    Right, but until I'm able to get my internet set up for my online education, an occassional sprint signal on a therabread phone.....
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    Default Re: how can i restore mobile data on my sprint SGIII

    You could try using the Kies software to reload the stock firmware. If the phone has Android 4.3 then you'll need Kies v3 (just Google it).

    Or you could use a tool called Odin and download the stock firmware here - select your device in the drop-down list in the upper left corner and download the latest version. You can look in any of the rooting sub-forums to find instructions on how to use Odin, or just come back here.

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    Default Re: how can i restore mobile data on my sprint SGIII

    Thanks a lot, maybe u can direct me to help with rooting my Att Sharp ADS1
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    Default Re: how can i restore mobile data on my sprint SGIII

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheila Thurmond View Post
    maybe u can direct me to help
    I'm not familiar with that phone but Google is your friend

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