General Guide to Prevail and RepositoryTips

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  1. Vexen

    Vexen Well-Known Member

    Have to agree with new optimus, though i am a new member and new to rooting and pretty much everthing technical about androids and phones in general, i have found most information to be very helpful, however, its been quite confusing. I've already said on a previous post of mine that i went through like three different rooting files for my prevail before finally finding the one that worked. In my foruming experience i always thought that you check the very first post for what your looking for and then check the last post to make sure it matches up and is up to date.

    you can take my rants and lazy punctuation as a newbie thing but as simple as i can say it is, finding the updated stuff that is currently in operation is difficult and confusing, in my opinion

  2. junx

    junx Well-Known Member

    Just got off the phone with
    They said to use the "RTR Instant TopUp" instead of the Reboost on their website for quicker transfer of money to your account. Otherwise you have to call their 1800 number afterwards and have them transfer the money.
  3. monimon81

    monimon81 Member

    so im a newbie and have lots of questions naturally but there is one that bugging me now: i successfully rooted my phone yesterday :) and all was well and working thanks to you guys and the much needed help to push me along, but now my camera will not work. it says it cannot connect!! i noticed that when i rooted and added the mods and stuff that my camera was different and i actually liked it better...but know i have nothing. whats the next move to remedy this??
  4. Kcsuper

    Kcsuper Well-Known Member

    What "mods" did you add?
  5. bumrocks

    bumrocks Active Member

    Not available for this device...Should be removed from OP to not confuse other Prevail users.

    It appears that this is the next best option unless someone else says so...

    Barcode Scanner

    Not trying to take away from this wonder guide...Been trekking along with it! Much appreciated!
  6. Lordvincent 90

    Lordvincent 90 ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Guide

    Red laser is only unavailable in the market. The prevails fixed focus camera is the reason. It can be downloaded for an outside source and installed.

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  7. bumrocks

    bumrocks Active Member

    Thanks! Did a Google search for redlaser apk, found a link for direct download, moved to SD card, and then used ASTRO File Manager to install!

    Thanks for the heads up!
  8. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    CallingMart no longer offering Boost, edited.

    WirelessRefill discount code not working so not adding as currently no savings, I am testing this website to see if worth substituting for CallingMart..
  9. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    The point of this thread is to consolidate info that is spread out while being easy to read. Much of the info here is not my own and credit has been given to authors as I could find.

    Feel free to use anything here for your own thread, sharing knowledge is the reason for forums. Looking forward to seeing your thread.
  10. Syaozen

    Syaozen Member

    Try these codes out: 01578 or 01729

    As stated earlier, the coupon codes change every month but contains the same 3% discount. You will have to constantly update this thread for the monthly coupon code. Let me know if these work for January 2012.

    As for someone saying that you have to call a 1800 number to load your balance onto your account, I have yet to do so since they should be immediately calling you after placing your order for confirmation. Shortly after, you should have the purchased balance on your account.

    If all else fails, there's always the option of getting a Target Redcard and using its 5% discount on anything purchased.
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  11. UncleBud

    UncleBud Well-Known Member

    Just did my refill at and went without a hitch.
    Did have to do a phone confirmation sorta deal being it was 1st order.
    She started to send me thru a bunch of hoops with an email, and having to
    send a copy of ID or some such but then she asked me if I was ordering
    from callingcardmart previously I told her yes and she seemed to drop the
    whole email thing. Got my approved confirmation email shortly after and
    one from Boost as well.

    The 015878 code surprisingly worked, tried 01729 and it came up expired
    1/31/11. Figured the higher number would be more current but apparently

    They also have a renewal reminder deal and if you approve the renewal
    I think you get like another 5% off.
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  12. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    Added with 3% discount code.
  13. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    Added ron580 's thread on speed boost.
  14. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    Added connecting Blutooth thread.
  15. Syaozen

    Syaozen Member

    February's discount code for WirelessRefill is 02938
  16. suzi1965

    suzi1965 New Member

    Ok I am a brand new user, I have been reading that you need to root your phone for some apps to work but considering I'm new at this how necessary is it?
  17. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    Do you want to get rid of things like Hookt and Layer, or even thinkfree office?

    All that preinstalled stuff that takes up space and does nothing for 99% of of users.
    You need to be rooted to remove any of that.

    If you use wireless tether you need to be rooted.

    There are many more reasons to root but those are the main ones people mention here.
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  18. suzi1965

    suzi1965 New Member

    I would like to be able to uninstall those apps, as you said they aren't ones I'll use so they are just wasted space. Is it fairly simple or do I have to worry about messing up my phone?
  19. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    rooting is very simple. removing apps is also simple but you need to follow the guides on which items can be safely removed.

    You do NOT want to remove the wrong thing.:D

    Check the subforum all things root for a sticky thread that has all the info you will need.
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  20. junx

    junx Well-Known Member

    does anyone have the discount code for this month at wirelessrefill?
  21. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    March 2012 Discount Code is: 03762

    From a WirelessRefill.Com email.

    Updated at top for March code
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  22. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor


    2. battery life
    12. creating a unique Gmail account.
  23. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor


    13. Use Prevail to create an Infrastructure Network (instead of typical ad-hoc):
  24. Texanna

    Texanna Member

    Hi, everyone. May I ask a favor? Since this is the beginners guide, would you please spell out a term before using an acronym or an abbreviation. For example, "Silly Rabbit (SR)". I am truly a beginner and sometimes it's hard to understand what you are saying.
  25. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    Spelling out certain abbreviations like CDMA and .apk are not going to help users if you do not have a working knowledge of wireless networks and filesystems.

    If you have a working knowledge, spelling out would be useless so I am putting out the Prevail is is CDMA (not UMTS, GSM, IDEN, etc...) without being verbose.

    I think code division multiple access (CDMA) confuses new users as they dont know code division multiple access from Universal Mobile Telecommunications System and what the difference means.

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