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Old January 9th, 2012, 08:30 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by unofornaio View Post
I currently have Sprint and have a Sprint Hero 200 phone (US).

I want to switch to Metro Service but use my Hero. I know it can be done but. NONE of the local stores although listed as Flash stores on Metros site will flash the phone. Citing "metro removed our flashing software"

So I know its been done. It CAN be done but I just dont know HOW to get it done.

Can anyone offer any advice. I seem to meet all the criteria for flashing the phone based on The Metro site. The model is listed the zip code is ok so what am I missing here?

One more question please. If I can get this phone flashed for Metro can I still use the 40.00 plan even though its a smart phone?
I wish I could call metro and ask these questions but NOBODY answers the phone. Just this morning I called 4 local Metro Stores AGAIN..and NOT 1 answered.

Thanks for any help

All you need to do is find someone to add your heroes esn to metros database. A lot of corp stores will say they won't do smartphones even if they are on the houdini list. You should be able to find a local store to flash with talk and text. Then you can follow the guides on here for say the EVO to program data and mms. As for the fourty dollar plan. That is all metro will allow because they don't support the full flash(they want you to buy thier phones).
However depending on what market your in a sprint phone may or may not work. Some markets are aws and some are non aws. If your in a aws market your phone will not pick up a signal due to it being a different band/frequency. Once u find a store they will know if will work in your market. You can also fijnd people on Craigslist that add esns for next to nothing and you can flash yourself.
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