Sunday, April 27, 2014

Program Verizon Galaxy S4 for PagePlusCellular

In order to activate this phone on PagePlusCellular, we need its 15-digit IMEI. Go to Settings, More, About phone, Status:

 
Activate your phone on PagePlusCellular with the first 14 digits of its IMEI as ESN/MEID. Then you'll have MIN and MDN, let's assume 6265558888 and 6265559999, respectively. You also need to find a Verizon PRL (such as 60008.prl).

Enable DM Mode, so we can program it. If your phone is updated to 4.3, simply dial ##366633# and select Enable DM Mode:


Plug the phone to your Windows PC. If the drivers installed fine, you'll see two new serial ports in Device Manager:


Only one of the ports is what we need, let's assume COM5. If it does not work, then change to the other port (COM4) in the following steps. If you don't see these ports, you need to download and install Samsung USB drivers for your phone.

Start DFS, click Ports, double click on COM5, then double click SAMSUNG Mobile USB Serial Port (COM5) to select this port.


Now send SPC (000000) and Pwd (2009031920090615) to be able to access phone's secure area:


Programming, General, CONFIG: Read, Ruim Confi:, change from RuimOnly to NV_ONLY, Write. "RuimOnly" means the phone gets configuration from a UIM (SIM) card, then we cannot program it. So we change it to phone's NV area where we can access and make changes. Click "Reset", the phone will reboot.


Once the phone is boot up, send SPC and Pwd again. Need to do this every time after a reboot.

Programming, NAM. Read, fill in your MIN and MDN, then write. Optionally, you may find your SID and set it too. Under the PRL section, load the PRL, then write. Wait for few seconds for the PRL uploading to finish, then click Reset. The phone will reboot.


Now you can make phone calls and add LTE data like what's showing in this video:



Change the phone back to DM Mode disabled, as now we have done its programming. Otherwise it won't show up as a media device on your compute.

Above procedure applies to other phones, such as S3, Note 2 and etc.

30 comments:

  1. Thanks! 捣鼓. Very useful information.

    I should visit your blog earlier. I spent 4 hours yesterday to flash my s4 to pageplus using dfs. I thought the verizon sim card should be inserted before flashing, but dfs cannot write the mdn/min to the phone with the sim card in the machine. This morning, I powered off the phone, and pulled out the sim card, then dfs had not trouble to to write mdn/min.

    Call and text work now . But I get the annoying "missing sim card" message when the phone powers on. How do you get rid of this thing?

    BTW, you can use dfs to set the phone to ruimpref or nv_only (general/config).

    Thanks!

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    1. Yes I myself actually always set "UIM If Available", but to avoid the problem you just experienced, it is better for most people to set it to "NV Only".

      You need to root the phone and remove the SamsungSetupWizard.apk to get rid of the annoying popups about SIM:

      http://kingoftweaks.blogspot.com/search?q=samsungsetupwizard.apk

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    2. I got the same problem "missing sim card" message and after removing the SamsungSetupWizard.apk message still popping up. What Im doing incorrect?

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    3. When I insert used previously SIM card, phone takes all MIN and MDN from SIM card

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    4. Read comments above and below. If you use a Verizon SIM, you must change to "NV Only".

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    5. Yes I did it is NV Only

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    6. Double check if it is indeed in NV mode and/or simply use a non-Verzion SIM.

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    7. Inserting non Verizon SIM card ending with "NonVerizon SIM card" and all internet setting from SIM card. Is any other way to disable SIM card?

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    8. Your S4 is not root and the SamsungSetupWizard.apk is not removed, and your phone is not actually set to NV Only (you can easily versify it by reading this option).

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    9. Sorry, I don't want to going into deep arguments but it is rooted with SamsungSetupWizard.apk removed and I've set the phone to NV only, is there any way to provide screenshots?

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    10. If you have a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 running stock ROM 4.4.2 and older and rooted with the apk removed and a non-Verizon SIM inserted in NV only mode, it is impossible to see the "Non Verizon SIM" pop message.

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  2. this wa, do you get 3g data? Thanks

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    1. To get 3G, you need to write the credentials.

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    2. Thanks. So, need so called donor phone? Also, I am curious how those flashing software works. It is asked for either $10 for one flash or $75 for unlimited with one month, you are the guru, any insight?

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  3. i followed your instructions. PPC call and text work fine. Tmobile LTE works fine. I have one problem: when i dial 611, the call can not be completed. I can call #CCARE to reach PPC. any help?

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    1. Verizon changed the 611 code, it no longer dial out but open your account online.

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    2. Thanks again. What is the steps to reverse back from PPC to Verizon? I don't have the original Verizon PRL, can I findone on the Internet?

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    3. Change from NV Only back to UIM Only.

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  4. I have heard that a used verizon sim card is needed in order to get 3G data? Is this true?

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    1. No, you don't need any SIM card for 3G to work. If you don't insert a SIM card, just the "3G" sign won't show up even if it is connected to 3G. To get the sign, you insert any SIM card you have, even a wasted T-Mobile card. As I said above, all you need is to write the EVDO credentials to get 3G.

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    2. If your phone has been updated to 4.4.2, then you do need a SIM card to connect to 3G.

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  5. so in order to flash back to verizon from pp, all i have to do is change from nv only to ruim in dfs?

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  6. I just tried to flash verizon S4 to Pageplus 3G using a donor phone, I got HA/AAA, but I encountered two problems:
    1. The Pwd in the PPP section and HDR AN LONG section are some weird letters;
    2. I cannot write DMU/10.key to the S4 in DFS or QPST.
    Would you please help me?
    Thanks!

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  7. SCH-1545 using pageplus and wanted to use lycamobile sim, but lycamobile sim does not work

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