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  1. stevcha

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    Does anyone know if the default voicemail app on the evo is Sprint VVM? Its the app that shows you the icon in the notification bar and allows you to play the message without dialing in. If so, where can I get the apk? Are there any issues with it working on a AOSP rom?
     

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    you can just google sprint vvm and you'll find it posted over at xda. Im at work right now and cant help too much for the time being.

    What i can say is that what you want to do first is go to sense rom and make sure you back up your vvm data. then after installing your vvm apk go into whatever aosp rom your flashing and restore the vvm data with TB. And make sure you change your voicemail call settings. It might make your number *86 and you'll need to change it to your phone number in order to be able to speed dial 1 to your voicemail.

    i could never get it all to work smoothly for me and found that switchin to GV to handle my voicemail was easiest.
     
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    Thanks again guys!! I actually found the file over at xda. Flashed and got it working without issue. Just had to add the 9016 to my sprint.com profile so that it would block the incoming text alerts for new vm.
     
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    How did you add the 9016 code.
     
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    Just log onto your sprint.com web account. Then go click on your phone and check usage. There should be an option to block text messages. Choose the block incoming outgoing texts from this number. Then add 9016. That should do it.
     
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    there is a way to do it from the phone as well... someone posted it a couple of weeks ago. stevcha can you go back and unblock it from the website as well? I have always wondered that
     
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    Lol just found that also. Text 9999 with the message BLOCK 9016

    It takes a few minutes for the system to update.
     
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    Looks like I will be going back to vvm! Thanks guys!
     
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    So just learned if you block the 9016 texts you also prevent the VVM app from notifying you of new vm messages.

    The only way to prevent the the texts but still get your vvm notifications is to use an app called redlist. Found this:

    1) Sprint VVM can be obtained by booting to recovery and flashing "Voicemail.zip". Credit goes to theimpaler747 @ xda-developers

    2) To finally end all the confusion regarding the 9016 text notifications for new users:
    -Logging in to sprint.com and adding 9016 won't stop them from coming
    -You actually need to be able to receive the text messages, as they are read by Sprint VVM as instructions to download the voicemail
    -You can use Handcent to "blacklist" 9016 texts, but if you still use the stock messaging program, the 9016 texts still show up. Also, not everyone wants to switch to using Handcent
    -You cannot use just any number blocking app... as mentioned in the 2nd point, you must still actually be able to receive the text in order for Sprint VVM to work

    At the time of writing, RedList is the easiest and leanest free app available that gets the job done. Download it here. Then open the program, and add 9016 as a new contact in the Red List. Finally, go to Setup and make sure both notification boxes are unchecked. DONE! :D

    If RedList doesn't work for you, you can always use Super - Private Conversation. It's basically a more full featured version of RedList, but it takes much more internal memory.

    Once your phone receives the text from 9016, Sprint VVM immediately recognizes it and properly downloads the voicemail. Immediately afterwards, RedList recognizes it and removes it from the system SMS inbox. You won't even get a text notification; you will only get your voicemail notification

    [Guide] Getting Sprint Visual Voicemail AND blocking those 9016 text notifications - CyanogenMod Forum
     
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    If you want to unblock the 9016 using the 9999 method just text 9999 and include message ALLOW 9016
     
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    So for those who are trying to use Sprint VVM on the MIUI Rom and trying to block the 9016 notifications here's what you need to do:

    1) Select your phone icon and press menu > select dnd mode
    2) Then disable "Show Notification" and "Anti-stringer mode" at the bottom
    3) Then select "Reject from blacklist" and then click the arrow on the right
    4) Then select "Don't intercept calls" and "Silence notifications"
    5) Then go back to the top and select "Blacklist members"
    6) Add 9016 and you should be set

    Have someone call you and leave you a vm. You should receive the vm notification without the 9016 sms text.
     
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