CDMA iPhone 4 on metroPCS
Notice: (link) means I had a link there but I'm not allowed to post it because I'm a new member. Message me for links.
I'm starting a thread on how to flash the iPhone 4 (CDMA) to metroPCS because when I was looking for it on Google it took me so long.
This is only for the Verizon iPhone 4 (CDMA).
First off it doesn't matter whether or not the iPhone 4 (CDMA) you have has a good or bad ESN. metro doesn't care.
Keep in mind only talk and text works. All data will require WiFi but you can't beat unlimited talk and text for $40 (plus $5 unlimited international texting).
Now. You will need to download
metroPCS 1038 PRL (renamed to 130VZW.prl) (link)
Configuring the phone for use on metroPCS
the metroPCS PRL
1. Jailbreak using either redsn0w (4.2.9) or JailbreakMe (4.2.8 and lower)
2. Download afc2add on Cydia
3. Open iPhoneBrowser
4. Go to /System/Library/Carrier Bundles
5. Scroll all the way down to Zeppelin_US.bundle
6. Delete the 310VZW.prl file first then drag the metroPCS 1038 PRL file there
metroPCS Roaming Lists
1. Dial *22801 on your iPhone (on the top left it should say Roaming)
2. Follow voice directions to get the latest Roaming Lists
3. When it's Done it should say Service Update Complete
Your phone is now fully configured for use on metroPCS. Easy right?
To get your ESN you need to convert it from the MEID number the iPhone gives you.
The ESN should be an 18 digit number (there should be no letters). Google for a MEID to ESN converter.
Now the hard part.
Getting your iPhone's ESN added into the metroPCS inventory
I learned this the hard way but you can't just go to a metroPCS store and have them add it for you. This is applicable not only for iPhones but for all flashed phones. The only way they can add it is if you're phone is officially flashable with metroflash. Why? Because there software adds the ESN automatically when the phone is flashed.
To have it added manually you have to find someone who is willing to do it. Most corporate stores will do it but they will charge you for it.
Otherwise I would recommend this guy on eBay. (link)
He adds ESNs at 3-4PM Pacific Time (6-7PM Eastern Time).
His number is 6509213360
To verify your ESN has been added
(link) and check if your ESN is verified as a metroPCS ESN.
Anyways after your ESN is added all you have to do is either
Dial *228 on your phone and talk to customer service (important!) and have them add them switch the phones for you, it should be done automatically.
Go to a metroPCS store and have them add it for you.
After that, talk and text should be working on metroPCS.
Some things to note:
There won't be a carrier name showing on the top but you can just use FakeCarrier or something to do it. Honestly though, I prefer the clean look of having no carrier name though.
If you want to get rid of the O next to the carrier name or signal bars. Just disable Cellular Data. It's an indication saying it couldn't connect.
Last edited by justinxtreme; 07-25-2011 at 11:22 PM.
Reason: Forgot to add instruction
Great info, is there a way to do this with sprint?
Could u plz check it inbox I would like ur links
I don't know about Sprint yet but it might be possible
Can someone inbox or email me the links
sorry guys it's actually *22804 not *22801 but yeah. also for the links I don't really get on here a lot look for me on HowardForums (Hellojustinr) I have a thread with complete links there
hey am new here thanks for ur hard work.. i wanted to know if this procedure would work with cdma networks in other countries?
Originally Posted by justinxtreme
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