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  1. DaWeav

    DaWeav Android Enthusiast
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  2. puffx0r

    puffx0r Newbie

    Would you care to explain to the fine people of this forum what the MSL is used for?
    For example to change the ringer lag they might be experiencing...
  3. cooolone2

    cooolone2 Android Enthusiast

    Master Subsidy Lock
    The code used to unlock and program you phone... its individual per phone. Can be used for many things, some good, some bad... ;)

    Google should be your friend with this one, but good link :)

    P.S., there's no reason Sprint should ever give you a hard time to obtain it.

  4. idle19

    idle19 Newbie

    i updated my profile which fixed my phone lag issue. also fixed my wifes too. its inthe settings| About phone| System update
  5. cooolone2

    cooolone2 Android Enthusiast

    You're thinking of something else...

    The MSL is a 6 digit code used to gain access to program your phone's innards!

    Be careful with it if used and don't give it to anyone, your phone could be cloned with it and knowing some other info. ;) but of course nobody would do something like that - right!??? lol

  6. aceofspades626

    aceofspades626 Well-Known Member

    You need the MSL to change your Slot Cycle Index.
    He's thinking of the right thing.
  7. Taterus Maximus

    Taterus Maximus Android Enthusiast

    I never had any issues with Sprint giving me my MSL, but I have heard a couple horror stories. You can also use it to manually update your PRL if you're having issues updating it OTA
  8. chinkster

    chinkster Android Enthusiast

    im guessing MSL codes is similar to ATT/T-MOBILES unlock codes? they are codes used to unlock phones to be used on other mobile networks?
  9. AmericanHero

    AmericanHero Well-Known Member

    This is quick and easy. Works great, thank you for the pointer!
  10. bluemark

    bluemark Newbie

    I tried this last night. I couldn't find the lines they are referring to: "I/EpstBroadcastReciever" and "MSL Code="
    Does this work with 1.5?
  11. mich0020

    mich0020 Member

    Worked perfectly!!!
  12. salpiche

    salpiche Well-Known Member

    nope! just to be able to get deeper in the system settings of your phone as well as to manually program the phone
  13. americonium

    americonium Member

    I tried to do this on my wife's phone, (it's 1.5), and it wouldn't work. Works on 2.1. I called Sprint, asked for "Advanced Technical Services" and they gave it to me after I asked him to give me the MSL so that I could change my slot from 2 to 0. That's the best I could do. There may be a way to work it on 1.5, but I couldn't figure it out.
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  14. thefley

    thefley Android Enthusiast

    Thanks for the post
  15. TMay102

    TMay102 Lurker

    Is this something you need to be rooted to do? Tried this but it didn't work...

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