- 03-14-2011, 10:50 AM #51
- 5 Posts
"Hmmm, I would not mind trying the app but is cost $4."
There is a cheaper method of doing this, see:
[TIP] Force roaming without hack. | Android Phones Tips and Tricks
It gives you access to seriously mess up your phone, so enjoy.
- 03-14-2011, 11:09 AM #52
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- 03-14-2011, 11:56 AM #58
So here is what I've seen so far. I can connect to the non-sprint towers, but they kick me off every min or so and my phone has to reconnect. The data connection will load google.com but no other sites and all searches fail. Phone calls do not go through either. I get the message that was mentioned earlier about purchasing a card.
This could mean that it doesn't work...or it could mean that not all towers work. I could swear that I was roaming and making a call a few days ago. Maybe Virgin saw threads like this one and at XDA and put a stop to it. I don't know...
- 03-14-2011, 12:05 PM #59
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- 03-14-2011, 12:37 PM #64
Alternatively, you can load the stock rom. Follow the directions here: [TIP] Force roaming without hack. | Android Phones Tips and Tricks
And then restore your preferred rom. The settings you set for roaming will carry over. If you ever want to reverse the settings, you'll have to restore the stock rom again, use that guide, and then restore your preferred rom again. You can change the same settings with QPST, but that is a but riskier if you don't know what you are doing.
- 03-14-2011, 01:38 PM #65
- 03-14-2011, 01:53 PM #66
Correct me if I'm wrong.
- 03-14-2011, 01:57 PM #67
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- 03-14-2011, 10:46 PM #71
If you think I'm dumb check out the videos about android I made and the tools/roms/guides for android and threads I made on xda and android forums. Of course that should really tell you about how much time I've put into helping others so I've no need to lie.
- 03-14-2011, 11:07 PM #72
Calm down killer. I just want a '2nd' 61007 to compare to. It has nothing to do with not believing you. If the Hash checks match-up from a a person who has never messed around with PRL's, then we will know 100% for sure that the Sprint PRL and the Virgin Mobile PRL 61007 are the same. Either way, you took it kind of bad, when I am simply playing it safe here. It's good to have 2 backup's
- 03-14-2011, 11:57 PM #74
Just a little info for others a prl stays the same until the next one is released. For instance if you have 61007 nothing on it will change. If there are changes though they will release a new prl (61008).
So a prl 61007 will remain the same whether you got it ten years ago or today
- 03-15-2011, 06:29 AM #75
- 71 Posts
Virgin Mobile phones use sprint PRL's. The current PRL for Sprint is 60676. The difference is in the modem settings. Virgin Mobile phones are set to "Home Only", meaning that they will only utilize native Sprint coverage towers and no others. If you're advanced enough you can use QPST to go in and change the roaming preference settings to something like "Automatic" and see if that makes any difference. Worst case scenario, you pay attention to what they were before and put them back when you're done with your experiment.