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Old December 23rd, 2011, 10:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool Easiest & Fastest way to get your MSL Code

This is the Easiest way to get your MSL code for your Samsung Prevail including all CDMA Android smart phones. Just go to your Android Market and download Terminal Emulator.

And Type in "su" (for super user access)
And then type "getprop ril.MSL" (then enter to get you Device's MSL code)
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Old December 24th, 2011, 03:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Did not work for me. Said only for HTC phones. It tried anyway but could not get it. Is there some way around this?
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Old December 24th, 2011, 11:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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if your phone is rooted download terminal emulator from market.
"su" turns $ to #
"getprop ril.MSL" to get MSL number
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Old December 24th, 2011, 01:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Did not work for me. Said only for HTC phones. It tried anyway but could not get it. Is there some way around this?
Ill look into it since I do remember seeing different versions of it. But it has worked on my prevail just fine.
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Old December 24th, 2011, 01:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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if your phone is rooted download terminal emulator from market.
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I agree. This way is guaranteed to work.
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Old December 24th, 2011, 02:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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if your phone is rooted download terminal emulator from market.
"su" turns $ to #
"getprop ril.MSL" to get MSL number

i too used this way to get my msl....very easy..didnt find out untill a few trys later that it is case sensitive...but other then that worked awsome
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Old December 24th, 2011, 02:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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if your phone is rooted download terminal emulator from market.
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i too used this way to get my msl....very easy..didnt find out untill a few trys later that it is case sensitive...but other then that worked awsome
Same here. Easy as pie, and if you can't do it that way you probably ought not be messing with anything that requires the MSL anyways.
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Old December 24th, 2011, 02:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I agree with all of you sorry for putting up the wrong info. probably the reason that mine worked is because I made a custom system with some HTC similarities.

For now the fastest way Is to download terminal emulator from the market.
Type "SU" allow super user access
Then type "getprop ril.MSL". And enter to get the MSL code for your device.

Sorrry for my wrong info in the first post.
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i too used this way to get my msl....very easy..didnt find out untill a few trys later that it is case sensitive...but other then that worked awsome
Anything you do in linux is case sensitive. That is the way linux is coded and since android is based off a common base its coded that way as well.
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Ironically, I just found this post AFTER posting a nearly identical post lol.

HOWTO: Get your MSL

Thanks for your info, sorry about that
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Get connectbot from the market and then type( getprop ril.MSL ) don't us the quotes.
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Anything you do in linux is case sensitive. That is the way linux is coded and since android is based off a common base its coded that way as well.
i didnt know that lol...trial and error...the only way learn lol
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I've come across some phones that if you do that you just get a blank line. No MSL number.

I've done it on my phone and gotten it but on some others I didn't get it. Anyone else having this issue? Is it the version of Android the phone is on?
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The best way to do it on the prevail that I know of is by downloading alogcat from marketplace open it press menu > filter type in msl press the home key then dial ##data#. Then when asked to enter msl just enter random numbers press okay. Now go back to alogcat it should be there and look something like this: I/MSL_Checker( 220): MSL result : ******.

For some reason when you enter the wrong msl it gives you the right one when looking at the logs with alogcat.
This method works with both rooted and unrooted prevails.
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Odd.

I'm rooted. when I pull up the soft keyboard, it doesn't type anything--nothing appears on the screen. Any ideas?

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I'm rooted. when I pull up the soft keyboard, it doesn't type anything--nothing appears on the screen. Any ideas?
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I've had this problem too. getprop ril.MSL works... most times. Sometimes it only inserts a carriage return and exits with a blank line. Not helpful. There is the alogcat method mentioned just before your post but I have yet to make it work.

I have another method.
Change the Prevail's MSL/SPC

It is a bit long winded. But you're guaranteed to get the MSL for your device and it works even if your account with boost is inactive. Good luck.

PS: Now if I only knew how to do this with non boost phones...
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Default An app that does getprop ril.MSL

Yep, on my Samsung Transform Ultra (boost mobile), it does not show up in the 255 line long getprop results when getprop is ran with no arguments. It still shows up with 'getprop ril.MSL' however.

The reason I am posting on this old thread is because I have developed a very simple app to display the MSL code, this way it can be accessed without a terminal app or adb shell.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present Get My MSL:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.patternedsoftware.getmymsl

It is free, and ad-free, and needs no extra permissions. At less than 50kB the apk does not take up much space, so I hope this may be of use to somebody out there!

Sofar is tested on at least two samsung: SPH-M930 and SPH-D700, will work on any phone that has property ril.MSL set.
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Yep, on my Samsung Transform Ultra (boost mobile), it does not show up in the 255 line long getprop results when getprop is ran with no arguments. It still shows up with 'getprop ril.MSL' however.

The reason I am posting on this old thread is because I have developed a very simple app to display the MSL code, this way it can be accessed without a terminal app or adb shell.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present Get My MSL:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.patternedsoftware.getmymsl

It is free, and ad-free, and needs no extra permissions. At less than 50kB the apk does not take up much space, so I hope this may be of use to somebody out there!

Sofar is tested on at least two samsung: SPH-M930 and SPH-D700, will work on any phone that has property ril.MSL set.
Thanks for the app! It works! This is now definitely the easiest and fastest way to get your MSL! LOL.
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I've come across some phones that if you do that you just get a blank line. No MSL number.

I've done it on my phone and gotten it but on some others I didn't get it. Anyone else having this issue? Is it the version of Android the phone is on?
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The logcat and getprop tricks are unreliable. Use MSL Reader or try the app listed above.
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This method no longer works on Jelly bean 4.1.2 the file physically does not exist on the file system. Rooted or not. I just called my carrier and got the MSL. F it! :-)
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The best way to do it on the prevail that I know of is by downloading alogcat from marketplace open it press menu > filter type in msl press the home key then dial ##data#. Then when asked to enter msl just enter random numbers press okay. Now go back to alogcat it should be there and look something like this: I/MSL_Checker( 220): MSL result : ******.

For some reason when you enter the wrong msl it gives you the right one when looking at the logs with alogcat.
This method works with both rooted and unrooted prevails.
muchas gracias. had my s2 flashes, couldnt get past this dumb MSL screen. thankfully, i was able to get the data i needed with your advice and i can access what i need to now
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