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    Full Flash HTC Hero (Sprint) to Cricket: Talk, Text, MMS, and Internet

    This thread has been copied and modified slightly. It seems to have originally come from brandonharrison at Howard forums.

    Let it be known that sometimes Cricket says they have put you on the $55 Android plan, but they put you on the All in 55 Plan (5m5). This is not where you want to be. You're paying 10 more bucks a month for absolutely nothing over the 45 dollar plan.

    We offer plan change for free to forum members. Just use the contact us link at the very bottom of this page. Premier Supporters of the forum receive additional benefits such as free ESN changes on your account. No more paying $15 everytime you change phones. To become a Premier/Supporting Member, just go to the settings up top and find Paid Subscriptions on the left hand side. Choose a membership level of your liking. Also use the contact us form for any modifications you need made to your account or additional help.

    On to the tutorial...












    ---Start---

    Step 1: Talk and Text
    What you need:

    A. QPST (http://www.cricketusers.com/flashing...ild-355-a.html)
    B. HTC Diagnostic drivers for the Hero (attached on this thread [32 and 64 bit])
    C. A Windows PC with either win7, XP or Vista
    D. PRL (http://www.cricketusers.com/flashing-tools-files-programming/5041-*sticky*-official-cricket-prl-thread.html)
    E. CDMA workshop (google) OR http://www.cricketusers.com/flashing-tools-files-programming/44-cdma-workshop-2-7-download.html) to get the MSL (aka SPC) if you don't know it already.

    Step 1

    1. Once you have all of the items above installed, go to your number pad on your Hero and dial ##3424# and hit Call. You will see a screen come up on the Hero called the "DM Command Service."
    2. Now, plug in your phone via the USB and your computer should install the necessary drivers. These will be the drivers mentioned above.
    3. Once they are installed, open QPST Configuration, Listed under the QPST Folder on your start menu.
    4. Click Ports, then click "Add New Port". You should see a port in the left part of the window. If not, unselect the button that says "Show Serial And USB/QC Diagnostic Ports Only".
    5. Select the port and Click OK. There may be several ports, so repeat this process until you see a port where it says "Surf..."
    6. Take not of which port says Surf, then open CDMA Workshop. Do not close QPST Configuration yet.
    7. On the right side of the window select the same port as was in QPST with the word "Surf..." next to it and click "connect".
    8. Click on the Security Tab on the top of the screen and click "Read" under the SPC/User Lock, ensuring that the default setting is listed in the drop-down menu.
    9. Select the 6 digit number it generates and copy it.
    10. Go back to the QPST Configuration and click on "Start Clients" and click on "Service Programming".
    11. It will come up with a window displaying active phones. You should see one, the Surf....(whatever). Select it and click OK.
    12. Click "read from phone". It will ask you for an MSL/SPC Code. Paste the 6 digit code you copied earlier and click Ok. In the settings tab you will see a box for the MSL/SPC code. Replace whatever is written in it with six zeros (000000). Click "write to phone". Ignore any errors that occur.
    13. Click The CDMA Tab. Under Directory Number enter your 10 digit cricket number. Under IMSI_S enter you MIN.
    14. Click The Display Tab and type "Cricket" in the Banner.
    15. Click the Roaming Tab and click "Browse" under the Preferred Roaming box.
    16. Find and select the PRL that you downloaded.
    17. Click Write to Phone on the bottom. Ignore any errors that occur.

    A QPST tutorial is here if you had problems: http://www.cricketusers.com/flashing....html#post6489

    Step 2. Setting up Web
    What you need:
    The same programs and drivers listed above

    1. Connect Phone Via QPST and open Service Programming. (See steps 1-3, 10 above)
    2. Once you have begun Programming, click "Read From Phone". It will ask you for an SPC/MSL code. That code should now be six zeros (000000) -see step 12 above.
    3. Click M.IP (may be M.IPv6 and set Mobile IP Behavior as MOB + Simp...
    4. Select any profiles (there should be 1 or 2) listed under User Profiles, and click edit. Do the following for all profiles.
    5. Make sure that "Profile enabled" is checked and enter in the following:

    NAI: your10digitcricketnumber@mycricket.com
    Tethered NAI: your10digitcricketnumber@mycricket.com

    6. Change home address, primary ha, and secondary HA to all zeros.
    7. On both HA Shared and AAA Shared Secret, click enter text string and type in the following password (all lower case): cricket
    8. click ok
    9. Set active user as 0.
    10. Click PPP Config
    11. The "Um" Button
    12. Under user ID enter your10digitcricketnumber@mycricket.com as well as for tethered NAI. If a text box is black with red lines in it, click it and press ctrl D. Enter cricket in the password box.
    13.Click "AN" Button and repeat step 12.
    14. Click "write to phone". Ignore any errors that occur.
    YOU'RE DONE NOW

    --> If you are on the $55 Android plan the Internet should work (reboot will probably be required). If you are on the $45 plan, please continue below.

    For Method 1 (most preferred)

    GreenK45

    For method 2 (preferred)

    Required:

    ADB installed on your computer.... http://www.cricketusers.com/android-...w-youtube.html

    Autostart.sh & U2nl from
    whiterabbit.org


    (thanks to whiterabbit). Save autostart.sh and U2nl in C:\android\tools\. (if you are going to be on the $55 Android plan you don't need to download this)

    Download Autostart (Root) from Market (if you are going to be on the $55 Android plan you don't need to download this). We will also attach this for your convenience.

    Before starting the next step make sure you have the u2nl file in your this folder c:\android\tools and also that you have you autostart.sh file in this folder c:\android\tools
    Now go to command prompt and type the following commands,

    cd c:\android\tools <enter>
    adb shell <enter>
    mkdir /data/opt/ <enter>
    exit <enter>
    adb remount <enter>
    adb push c:\android\tools\u2nl /system/bin/u2nl <enter>
    adb push c:\android\tools\autostart.sh /data/opt/autostart.sh <enter>
    Now:
    adb shell <enter>
    chmod 0755 /system/bin/u2nl <enter>
    chmod 0755 /data/opt/autostart.sh <enter>
    adb reboot <enter>

    For method 3 (least preferred)

    Required: Anycut.apk-- get it in the android market place VIA Wifi. Also attached here for your convenience.

    15. Install the anycut.apk mentioned above on your HTC Eris.
    16. Open Anycut and click New Short Cut.
    17. Click Activity and scroll down to Proxy Settings. Select it and Click Ok on the window that comes up.
    18. Go to The home screen on your Eris and find the Proxy Settings on your Eris.
    19. For Hostname enter: wap.mycricket.com and for port enter 8080.

    For method 4 (web and mms, requires root)

    Requires: Cricket MMS v10 zip which is attached below. Root access with a recovery image (ClockworkMod or Amon_RA).

    If you're not rooted with a recovery image,

    Root Method 1 (one click APK): http://www.cricketusers.com/sprint-htc-hero/6461-root-htc-hero-z4root-one-click-app-method.html
    Root Method 2 (Unrevoked): http://www.cricketusers.com/sprint-h...ed-method.html
    Flash the MMS v10 zip just like you would a ROM. As always, it is encouraged to do a nandroid backup.

    If MMS doesn't work, please continue to follow the tutorial for MMS.

    Step 3: MMS!
    What you need:
    a. Android SDK---
    b. Modified Telephony.db --
    c. Have Eris phone flashed for talk text and web (see above if you have not done this).

    Root the phone and get a recovery image on it if you haven't already.

    To recap from earlier:

    If you're not rooted with a recovery image,

    Root Method 1 (one click APK): http://www.cricketusers.com/sprint-htc-hero/6461-root-htc-hero-z4root-one-click-app-method.html
    Root Method 2 (Unrevoked): http://www.cricketusers.com/sprint-h...ed-method.html
    1. Unzip android sdk to a place where you can find it (the shorter the directory name the better as you will soon see. Mine is saved in C:\android
    Also unzip the telephony.db into a folder where you can find it. Mine is saved in C:\android
    2. In windows xp click start, then run, then type cmd and hit enter. In Vista or windows 7 click start and type cmd in the search and hit enter.
    3. Navigate to the folder where you unzipped the Android SDK. If you are not familiar with the command prompt, I will make a list of the commands I enter in blue. The rest you see will be the text that will be generated by the command prompt: CD the directory of adb!!! ex. type cd hit space the drag the tools folder into cmd window. now you can adb push/adb pull etc.

    4. Type the Following command
    C:\android\tools>adb root
    * daemon started successfully *
    adbd is running as root

    If you have problems obtaining root (it says it's not available in a production build or whatever), try using root explorer and moving these files over from an SDCard. Remember to make the folders read write)
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    5. Send the Modified telephony.db to the phone with the following command (keep in mind that you will need to substitute the directory I am using for the one where your telephony.db file is located

    C:\android\tools> adb push c:\android\telephony.db /data/data/com.android.providers.telephony/databases/telephony.db
    85 KB/s (4096 bytes in 0.046s)

    6. Unplug your Phone and hold the power button to turn it off. Turn it back on and there you go!


    Some roms aren't allowing the telephony.db to work giving 245kb/s or any other like 130kb/s.

    My advice is if you get one to work, do a Nandroid back up, so you will always have a working web browser and MMS.

    ---end---

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    Hello, I attempted to flash my HTC Hero to Cricket using your guide but when I got to CDMA Workshop I got an error message saying "Failed... Unable to open COM3 port." I then tried reinstalling all drivers but then it wouldn't install the Diagnostic drivers so I couldn't add a new port in QPST. Can you please help?

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    You did the whole ##3424# ? Hope your USB port / cord is good...
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    I was actually able to get past that and finish it. Is there anything special that I should do after finishing the "Setting Up The Web" part because it isn't working...

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    I wasn't only referring to the web. Do I have to call Cricket customer care to have them activate the phone after performing these steps? (BTW this is what I meant)

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    If you're already a Cricket subscriber and My Cricket Forum supporting member, we can add a line or put it on your current line.

    If you're not with them yet, we can't really do anything for you there. Then you'd need to take it to a Cricket dealer.
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    I'm already a Cricket subscriber. Any help you can give will be greatly appeciated

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    Cricket's online interface is down at nighttime. If you become a supporting member and contact us tomorrow, we can get it all setup. Supporting Member .
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    One more question. How do I know if I correctly flashed the phone before activating it and replacing my old phone?

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    hi guys, and thanks so much for this post, ive been able to nearly fully flash my htc hero using your walkthrough, and its my first time even attempting to flash anything. i am however having problems with the mms portion, i tried the sdk thing with the command prompt, but it gave me some error when i was trying to start it, something about a production build or something, so i copied the telephony to my card, then used a file app from the market in superuser mode (i did a successful root) to copy your telephony to replace the one on the phone in /data/data/com.android.providers.telephony/databases. the first time, i just overwrote the first one, rebooted, and when i try to send or recieve a message i get an error that states the following

    "the application messages (process com.android.mms) has stopped unexpectedly. please try again."
    the only option for that error is to force close.

    im not really sure what to do any help would be fantastic, and thanks again for your awesome walkthrough.

    oh and on that note i forgot to mention, it gives me a little notification when i get that error, up in the top, of an envelope with an exclamation point that when opened states generic network failure.
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    Oh and another side note, for those of you that tried to use z4root and had it just freeze up your phone. i found something on youtube where this guy was using it for the hero, and he used z4root, and it went through, then froze when it said rebooting device, after 8 minutes he went to turn off the phone, and hit the home button by accident and it unfroze and completed the uninstall, i tested this and it works, when you run z4root for a permanent root, when it gets to rebooting device it will freeze up forever, then when you hit the home button an htc logo will flash and it will load up all your stuff (really slowly at first like its lagging bad then pick up speed) and superuser will be on your phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amarant0407 View Post
    Oh and another side note, for those of you that tried to use z4root and had it just freeze up your phone. i found something on youtube where this guy was using it for the hero, and he used z4root, and it went through, then froze when it said rebooting device, after 8 minutes he went to turn off the phone, and hit the home button by accident and it unfroze and completed the uninstall, i tested this and it works, when you run z4root for a permanent root, when it gets to rebooting device it will freeze up forever, then when you hit the home button an htc logo will flash and it will load up all your stuff (really slowly at first like its lagging bad then pick up speed) and superuser will be on your phone.
    How do you know if you successfully flashed it before paying the fee for activation?

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    once you do the basic talk text flash you can test it by trying to make a call, it wont connect, but the sprint message is different from the cricket version of it.

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    What did yours say?

 

 
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