08/27/2010, 04:03 PM
I have a Sprint Pre with a broken screen. It is activated, but needs the MSID and number to be re programmed before it can take calls. I wanted to get it programmed before I tried the conversion, but could not find any way to do this. The Sprint store even told me it was impossible without touch screen capabilities.
So I decided to try the conversion without programming those numbers, figuring i could just program it once I swapped it over. Anyways, the phone was locked at the first run application, so I couldn't do anything. I followed the steps on the metadoctor wiki for cygwin, then followed the directions in this thread
to try to bypass the first-run app, using cygwin instead of ubuntu in virtualbox. The only part of the instructions that I did not follow (other than the ubuntu stuff) was this step:
mount -t vboxsf hostOS ~/Desktop/guestOS/
Instead, I just ran the .jar file straight from it's folder inside of the cygwin file tree. While the meta'd doctor was running, all of a sudden my computer froze and showed a white screen. I had to reboot, and the phone now says palm.com/ROM or something like that.
Can anybody tell me how to get the tokens extracted so I can do this swap? I just want it to work!
Ps sorry about the links, I don't have 5 posts so it won't let me post real ones.