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Moto Droid Flashed TO Boost Mobile CDMA?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by drb115, May 7, 2010.

  1. drb115

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    Alright, so I recently purchased the droid and I am looking to put in on Boost CDMA for their unlimited plan.

    I can pull the PRL off of a boost phone that I am using right now (I think) and have an esn of an old boost phone can I can use for a switch so it is recognized in the database. I own both phones so I don't see any issue with this.

    My question is; is rooting the phone necessary for this to work. I would think so, but I am not sure. I have seen people flash the droid over to cricket, virgin, page plus, metro pcs, so why not boost mobile?

    I am just looking for some feedback from people more knowledgeable than me. This is my first android phone, so I am quite ignorant in all things android. I flashed an HTC TP2 over to boost, so I am hoping I can do the same with the droid.

    Thanks in advance for any advice you guys can offer!
     

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  2. Legacystar

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    Doesnt boost use iDen not cdma?
     
  3. tom108

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    why did you double post this?
     
  4. drb115

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    I am going to delete the other one, I figured this would be a better spot for it. Boost is owned by Sprint/Nextel, they offer both iDen and CDMA phones. The CDMA runs off of sprints 3g/4g towers so it is by far (as far as I know) the best prepay CDMA option.
     
  5. emirsosa

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    how to i flash a moto droid so i can use it in other networks?
     
  6. drb115

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    Thats what we are trying to figure out. I would assume you would need to change the esn for boost/sprint. Cricket and other providers are a little more liberal with their allowance of non-branded phones. Hopefully, someone can shed some light on this topic.
     
  7. emirsosa

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    oh ok. i thought u already knew how to do it.

    can this be done?
     
  8. drb115

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    It can be, I just am not too sure how to do it. You can use software like CDMA Workshop.
     
  9. emirsosa

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    i have seen some vids on youtube that use cmda workshop but they use phones like HTC touch, moto razr etc. hopefully it works with the droid
     
  10. drb115

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    It will work, its just a matter of getting the correct driver and knowing the prl. Because of the nature of sprint/boost activation, and ESN change will be necessary. Addtionally, it looks like you will have to root your droid as well.
     
  11. emirsosa

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    hey have u ever unlocked a phone? me never(only iphone lol)
     
  12. emirsosa

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    hey so no answers?
     
  13. OMJ

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    this is illegal mods will probably close this thread shortly
     
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  15. Trident

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    Right here! :p

    When I told you the last time that this was illegal and that Android Forums does not condone it, I was serious. Should this happen again, you will be banned.
     

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