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Old 06/06/2009, 04:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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An easy way to get your MSL code is to call up and say you need to do a data erase and restore. That particular operation requires that you know the MSL code. Good luck and happy times!
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Old 06/07/2009, 09:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I got my MSL's (wife's and mine + a 3rd) during activating my Pre's last night. They happily gave them to me over the phone.
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Old 06/07/2009, 09:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What exactly is an MSL code and what will it allow me to do?
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Old 06/07/2009, 09:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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An easy way to get your MSL code is to call up and say you need to do a data erase and restore. That particular operation requires that you know the MSL code. Good luck and happy times!

OK, Just called and they were a bit hesitant, but they gave me my MSL number..

Now lets work on getting NAI working...I need to get tethering working...any ideas?
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Old 07/02/2009, 04:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Anyone found out how to get the MSL without having an existing Sprint account?
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Old 07/29/2009, 04:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Anyone found out how to get the MSL without having an existing Sprint account?

I know I need to have the MSL for my pre but I can't exactly call sprint and ask for it...is there another way to get it?!?
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Old 07/29/2009, 04:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I know I need to have the MSL for my pre but I can't exactly call sprint and ask for it...is there another way to get it?!?
My question would be why do you need it? I have yet to do anything on my Pre that required it. On my WM phones I did but not for the Pre yet.
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Old 07/29/2009, 05:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My question would be why do you need it? I have yet to do anything on my Pre that required it. On my WM phones I did but not for the Pre yet.
my pre is stuck on the profile log-in page and I need to do a hard reset...however i can't get into the phone and do it....nor can I go to the palm website and do it...soft resets dont work...I need the MSL to do a hard reset!!!!
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Old 07/29/2009, 05:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I dont have an account with sprint either. I need the msl too. It also helps to hack the phone to a different Cdma carrier. Thats what I need it for. I want to switch to Metro Pcs.
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Old 07/29/2009, 06:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
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my pre is stuck on the profile log-in page and I need to do a hard reset...however i can't get into the phone and do it....nor can I go to the palm website and do it...soft resets dont work...I need the MSL to do a hard reset!!!!
After a hard reset you will still need to log in to your profile to use the phone.
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Old 07/29/2009, 06:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Just call *2 and ask for it. I've never been turned down and if you are hang up and call again to get a differen rep.
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Old 07/29/2009, 06:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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What exactly is an MSL code and what will it allow me to do?
I wonder too
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Old 07/29/2009, 07:54 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Got it no problem over the weekend. Told em I reset my Pre with WebOS Doctor and needed it to enable my data connection so I could sign into my Palm profile and activate my phone again.
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Old 07/31/2009, 03:12 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Got my MSL and am planning on changing some settings in the DATA menu....I will be jumping over to an Instinct Forum as there were some great Hash code hacks to improve signal strength/ EVDO connection and will report back with my results.
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Old 07/31/2009, 03:22 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Got my MSL and am planning on changing some settings in the DATA menu....I will be jumping over to an Instinct Forum as there were some great Hash code hacks to improve signal strength/ EVDO connection and will report back with my results.
Keep us updated!
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Old 07/31/2009, 03:46 PM   #16 (permalink)
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So much easier to do than it was on the instinct! Get your MSL and do some stuff from this thread: Samsung Instinct Forum - Login

Make sure to read the instructions carefully, just as if you were using Linux code, and I guess instead of Updating Data Profile (which you had to do with the instinct), just reset your phone to have the changes take hold.

Give your thoughts on what you notice. On my instinct the changes were like night and day. Sprint Tv was way faster, and because you connect to a closer Home Agent, the EVDO is faster. Obviously Pretards are spoiled with Wifi option, but obviously when you aren't in a hotspot, every boost can help.

Again make sure to UNDERSTAND (not just read) the disclaimers. If you change your Home agent, realize that if you travel to another part of the country, your signal will still go back to the home agent locale first and that will cause a delay or no signal.


***Also very important***

Write down the initial values for everything you change. There is a reset defaults in the ##DATA# menu, however I'm not sure if that will basically wipe the whole cell clean, and you may just want to revert those couple settings....Enjoy!
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Old 02/01/2010, 07:19 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Called and got my code. I had to go to tech support, the normal support person got all weird on me, but I pressed them till they sent me to support. The support guy was cool and gave me the number no trouble, I just told him I was about to doctor (which I am) and that I wanted the number just in case cause I don't have access to another phone easily (which I don't, lol). He gave me the number for my wife's Pre too...awesome!
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Old 02/01/2010, 09:00 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Got my MSL and am planning on changing some settings in the DATA menu....I will be jumping over to an Instinct Forum as there were some great Hash code hacks to improve signal strength/ EVDO connection and will report back with my results.
There is a thread on one of the forums here with that info. I used it and changed my DATA details.
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Old 03/20/2010, 10:46 PM   #19 (permalink)
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OK, Just called and they were a bit hesitant, but they gave me my MSL number..

Now lets work on getting NAI working...I need to get tethering working...any ideas?
well i use pdanet to tether works like a dream and i get 2 mb download yay
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Old 03/20/2010, 11:07 PM   #20 (permalink)
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When you activate your phone online through your Sprint account the MSL is given at the activation success screen. Not many people realize this.
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