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A must read over at xda-developers (get your msl)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DaWeav, May 27, 2010.

  1. DaWeav

    DaWeav Well-Known Member
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  2. puffx0r

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    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

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    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.

    Regards
     
  4. idle19

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

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    You're thinking of something else...

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

    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

    Regards
     
  6. aceofspades626

    aceofspades626 Well-Known Member
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    You need the MSL to change your Slot Cycle Index.
    He's thinking of the right thing.
     
  7. Taterus Maximus

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    Worked perfectly!!!
     
  12. salpiche

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    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

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    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 Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for the post
     
  15. TMay102

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