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    Talking Pantech PN 810 / Helio Ocean - Unlocking, WAP, and Mobile IM guide [With images!]

    PLEASE READ THIS AND FAMLIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE VOCABULARY BEFORE STARTING!



    Guide on unlocking Helio/Pantech Ocean to Metro PCS - Working WAP - Mobile IM - +MMS Speculation.


    Hey everyone! I've been putting together instructions on this for my own personal use for a while, since while they're all out there around this forum, the information tends to be a little scattered around. As I was compiling all of this into one place for my own convenience, I figured I should share with you guys. Please, if you thank me, thank the original authors too. I couldn't have figured things out without them!

    Now that that's out of the way Lets start with the basic unlocking of your Ocean.



    UNLOCKING THE OCEAN TO METRO


    [Credit: http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1314038
    Author: taurolyon]

    Credit: http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1443845
    Author: berry_lthird]

    - Download CDMA Workshop DEMO or purchase the program. [Found here http://www.cdma-ware.com/workshop.html ] Go ahead and install it now.

    - Download an EVDO PRL file for Metro. I have downloaded and used PRL 00068. [Found here http://www.corolada.com/prl ]

    I reccomend placing this on the desktop for easy finding OR creating a folder on your desktop for this.

    - Make sure you have all of your device drivers installed. [Found here: http://www.helio.com/support ]

    - Plug the phone into your computer using the compatible USB cable.

    - Once the phone is plugged in, open your computer's device manager. Look under "Ports (COM & LPT)". You should see "Curitel Packet Service Diagnostic Serial Port (WDM) (COM##)" From here on out I will shorten that to CPSDS. Take note of that COM##. Write it down or remember it, because you need that number for the next step. DO NOT EXIT THE DEVICE MANAGER.



    -THIS IS IMPORTANT because the CDMA workshop trial does NOT work with certain ports! Check and see which ports are already being used. It port 1 is open, then CHANGE the CPSDS (WDM) port to port one. Here's how to do it:
    ..........-RIGHT CLICK on the CPSDS (WDM) (COM##).
    ..........-Go to Port Settings, then click on the "Advanced" button near the bottom center.
    ..........-Go to the dropdown box next to COM and select port 1.
    ..........-Click OK.





    -You may NOW exit the device manager.

    - Open CDMA workshop and set the "COM Settings Port" to the number you just wrote down OR to port 1 if you changed it, which I'm assuming the majority of users here will need to do. Do NOT change anything else at this step.

    - Make sure your phone is on and all sliders are CLOSED. Do not touch the phone yet.

    - Click "Connect" in CDMA workshop.

    - Now, go to "Read" and information on the phone should now fill up fields that were previously blank. Now click on the Security tab. Where it says "Password (16 Digits)", do NOT bother with the drop down menu, since the trial version of CDMA workshop will NOT allow you to use this feature for the Ocean. Instead, enter the 16 digit code in the box below that. The code is: 7341B6CDCFFA9692.

    - Click "send."

    - If done correctly, you will recieve a popup notification like this [image] "Password Accepted. Phone Unlocked."

    - Now look under the "SPC/User Lock" area, click on the "Read" button and you will see the SPC code appear there. Either write this down and place it somewhere where you will not lose it. YOU CANNOT WRITE THE SPC TO 0S ON THE TRIAL VERSION. So write this number down and keep it safe. You can access it again in the future if you need to.

    - Click on the "Write" button, and when a little menu appears select "Send".

    - If done correctly, you will recieve another popup saying "ESN Accepted. Phone Unlocked." or if you changed it, you'll see this:

    Notice that the 16 digit code is in the "Password" area, underneath the dropdown box, and the SPC is in place in the box to the right.


    - Now, go to the "Other" tab. Go to the PRL section and click on "Write". Do NOT change any settings in the pull down boxes, as they should already be at "Universal" and "Nam1".

    - From here, find where you downloaded your PRL to, and select it.

    - It will then say "PRL file <file location> Written Successfully"



    - You're done now. DO NOT reset the phone! If it asks you when you exit, select NO. Do NOT reset it!

    Once this is done, your Helio/Pantech Ocean is now completely unlocked! It will either be in roaming mode or say "No Service" or something along those lines. At this point, if you do not wish to work on the phone further, you may take it in to a Metro rep to have your ESN added to the network OR you should be able to dial *228 and give them the ESN. KEEP IN MIND that even though the phone is already flashed, they MAY still charge you to have the ESN added! Don't walk in expecting to have your phone added for free! I personally still had to pay the FULL fee and they insisted on "reflashing" it! So if you want to save yourself some time, call ahead and ask if they will charge you the same if you've already flashed the phone OR try activating via phone.



    Getting WAP on an Ocean with Metro.

    Sources!:
    [Source: http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1525575
    Author: hcenteno21]

    Source: http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1391927
    Author L0GiC4L 3ViL]

    - If you did not set your PRL to 0s in the first section of this guide, make sure it is done before moving on here OR that you have your PRL written down and handy. I highly, highly reccomend the former. If you took your phone to Metro to be flashed, they should have set it to 0s. Confirm this with them before leaving.

    - Dial ##3282#, then enter your SPC.

    -Go to User name, edit, then profile 1.

    ---->



    -Enter the following settings:

    - User name: <YourTenDigitPhoneNumber>@mymetropcs.com
    - Password: leave blank!

    - SPI MN-HA: 3128
    - SPI MN-AAA: 3128

    - M Home Address:
    0.0.0.0

    - Prim Home Agent:
    000.000.000.000

    - Sec Home Agent:
    000.000.000.000


    - Rev Tunnel Pref: Disabled.

    -Save this profile, then go to Profile 2 and set everything EXACTLY the same. [Image]

    -Save, reset.

    -Make sure the phone is connected to the computer.

    -Open CDMA workshop back up.

    -Unlock the phone by selecting "Connect", then "Read", going to the security tab and re-entering the code [7341B6CDCFFA9692] and then selecting "read" by the SPC options. Again, you will see "Password accepted" and "phone unlocked" etc after doing them.

    - Exit CDMA workshop WITHOUT restarting the phone, leave the phone connected to the computer.

    - Download/Acquire QPST. [Found here http://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=613623 ] or, google is your friend.

    [[Mods, if that link is not allowed, feel free to let me know and I'll edit/delete that sentence or you can. ]]

    - Open up QPSTs Service Programming Tool and connect it to your phone. DO NOT have "Work Offline" selected.

    - Click "Read from phone" and the phones information should fill blank fields, much like when we used CDMA workshop.

    - Now, you need to click on the right arrow in the upper right corner until you can see the tab "MIP". Click on it.

    - Set the mobile IP to "Simple" in the drop down box on the left side.



    - You will also see those profiles you edited earlier here. You don't need to change anything else, just make sure that the MN-HA SPI and MN-AAA SPI are both "C38", which is 3128 in Hex.

    - Next, go to the "PPP Config" tab.

    - RM, UM and AN settings need to be changed around here. Make sure they're all the same throughout.


    -Also, make sure that your User ID Is <YourTenDigitPhoneNumber>@MyMetropcs.com on UM and AM. You cannot enter a username for RM. Do not enter a password.

    - Now select "Write to phone". The phone will reset. You are done with QPST Service Programming Tool.

    - You need to open up CDMA Workshop and unlock your phone again, as we did previously. Again, exit CDMA workshop WITHOUT restarting your phone.

    - Download BitPim. [Found HERE http://www.bitpim.org/#download ]

    - Connect the phone manually to the right port via BitPim.

    - Go to "View" and make sure View Filesystem is checked.

    - Now go to Filesystem, and click the little blue folder.

    - Then click on "Wipi", then "Shared", then "NGB.


    - Find cwconfiguration.ini, right click, and save it to your desktop or designated folder.

    - AFTER YOU HAVE SAVED cwconfiguration.ini to your COMPUTER, go back to BitPim and DELETE the folder from your PHONE, not your computer, by right clicking and selecting "Delete".

    You are done with BitPim for now! Feel free to close it.

    -Open up that .ini file by double clicking it. It SHOULD open up in notepad.


    -Scroll down until you see [CONFIG].

    - Copy this, and paste it over [CONFIG]:

    [CONFIG]
    URL=str:http://wap.metropcs.net/
    PROXY=str:wap.metropcs.net
    SEARCH=str:http://google.com
    JUNE=str:http://rtp_vod.nate.com:84/h264_rtp.jsp
    PORT=int:3128
    AUTOCOMPLETE=bool:true
    SCROLL=int:2
    FONTSIZE=int:1
    DTD=int:1
    MENUSET=bool:false
    DORMANTTIME=int:255
    MUX=int:2337
    NATE=int:1
    COMPRESSION=bool:true
    NEWURL=str:http://www.
    ZOOM_LEVEL=int:100
    DEFAULT_FAILE_COUNT=int:2

    - Now, save it, make sure it overwrites the original cwconfiguration.ini

    - BEFORE OPENING BITPIM BACK UP, you need to do something else with your phone.

    - Open up your phone, you can leave it connected to the computer [that's what I did], and enter: ##1122 and hit end [the red button!] quickly.

    - Scroll down until you see "NGB Config". Enter this.

    ------>

    - Enter the following settings:
    Home: http://Google.com/
    Proxy: wap.metropcs.net

    -Make sure you save it! Then exit. The phone should not reset, and DO NOT reset it at this point.

    -Now, with the phone still connected, open BitPim back up. Go back into Wipi -> Shared -> NGB.

    - Take that edited cwconfiguration.ini file and DRAG AND DROP it into the NGB folder on BitPim. Double check to make sure it's copied, you can open it up on BitPim to verify that the information should match what you copied and pasted still.

    -Now UNPLUG the phone from the computer WITHOUT exitting BitPim.

    You should now have working WAP with Metro on your Ocean! Hooray!
    You will see this screen eventually:

    No worries, nothing important. You can access everything via "Go".


    ------->



    I haven't reset/restarted my phone, so I do NOT know if this resets the settings or not. I really don't want to find out, heh!

    WORKING MOBILE IM WITH AIM/YAHOO AND MORE


    - On your phone, open up your [now working! yay!] browser and select "Go". The error screen might pop up before you can finish entering the address, which is fine, no big deal etc, just get to "Go" eventually and enter this address: http://oklahoma.ebuddy.com/multi/mob...vm?network=AIM

    [Just click the link and view the address in the bar.]



    - Go to it! I suggest bookmarking this site as well. I bookmarked it as "Messaging" [Image].

    - I tested it out with AIM and Yahoo and they work fine!


    - There are many other messaging options at this site as well, so have at it!



    MMS SPECULATION


    Now, with working WAP, generally, comes working MMS. However, on the Ocean it has been repeatedly said that it is IMPOSSIBLE. The only reason I can find why it is impossible is here in this thread: http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1467441

    So, if the only thing stopping MMS from functioning on an Ocean is indeed the lack of a slash, how can this be worked around? Could someone re-program ONE key on the keyboard to function as the needed slash? Could one copy a slash or the address from another source? Or is there MORE than just this issue which prevents the MMS from working? What are the known reasons for the MMS not working on the Ocean? What do you SPECULATE could be preventing MMS on an Ocean from working? Has anyone come close to enabling it? Please do not just say "It can't be done" without giving a reason. I would love to mess around with this phone some more and at least come closer to a solution =o)



    Aaand that's that! Hopefully this works for everyone as well as it did for me. If you run into any errors/bugs/mistakes in this tutorial please let me know and I'll gladly correct it. And thanks again to the posters I drew some information from!

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    excellent work! logic can you put this on stickie? also if you want to avoid the qpass page at logon set your homepage to "mpcs.downloads.blue-cdp.com/xhtml/m/100291/1/def/122/0/1/" it will go straight to the metroweb homepage seen on metro branded phones. has links to myspace, weather and google search bar at the top. if my link got screwed up just search "metroweb blue-cdp.com" and the first result will be it.

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    "Also, make sure that your User ID Is <YourTenDigitPhoneNumber>@MyMetropcs.com on UM and AM. You cannot enter a username for RM. Do not enter a password"

    my user name wont change after the reset it changes back

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdubb9800
    "Also, make sure that your User ID Is <YourTenDigitPhoneNumber>@MyMetropcs.com on UM and AM. You cannot enter a username for RM. Do not enter a password"

    my user name wont change after the reset it changes back
    Hmm. Try re-doing that step after you've finished the part with cwconfiguration.ini, including writing the cwconfig file to the phone. Maybe it'll stick then. If not, don't fret, it -should- still work..

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    ok ill try that still no luck on the mms

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    cool man i got it to work great post other than that slight problem i give a+ lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdubb9800
    cool man i got it to work great post other than that slight problem i give a+ lol
    Very nice! I'm glad it worked for you! Enjoy :]

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    i found this in bitpim

    –û60http://jvx.mms.helio.com:8082/mmsd40/02i806VQL01 09168931667 018540 PictureMail

    under wipi and the file name is mms_recv.log

    maybe if we can edit this and change it to http://mms.metropcs.net:3128/mmsc but the right format we can enable mms i tried to overwrite it but it made my phone screen trip out had to replace it to fix it

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdubb9800
    i found this in bitpim

    –û60http://jvx.mms.helio.com:8082/mmsd40/02i806VQL01 09168931667 018540 PictureMail

    under wipi and the file name is mms_recv.log

    maybe if we can edit this and change it to http://mms.metropcs.net:3128/mmsc but the right format we can enable mms i tried to overwrite it but it made my phone screen trip out had to replace it to fix it
    I think thats a log file, not settings.

    In fact, every .log file I stumbled across had some.. very disturbing old messages/search terms. Haha!

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    yeah i found that out too wonder why it made my phone go wacky when i removed it

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    Helio Pantech 810 Virgin Pre Paid

    Can you tell me if I can Change the ESN to a Virgin Mobile ESN I already have. I have 2 of these Helio’s for my kids but I want them on Virgin Prepaid not the Helio contract plan. I have been all over the net looking for the HOW TO and you are the closest I have come. Any help would be greatly appreciated. By the way, great informational outline. Really good work to you and all of the others that traveled your path.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyDBabe
    Helio Pantech 810 Virgin Pre Paid

    Can you tell me if I can Change the ESN to a Virgin Mobile ESN I already have. I have 2 of these Helio’s for my kids but I want them on Virgin Prepaid not the Helio contract plan. I have been all over the net looking for the HOW TO and you are the closest I have come. Any help would be greatly appreciated. By the way, great informational outline. Really good work to you and all of the others that traveled your path.

    Joe
    Hi Joe! Thanks for the compliments on the post.

    Unfortunately, it is my understanding that an ESN change is illegal. I am not sure if this is federal or state determined, however, I know that it is something that shouldn't be discussed here. Either way, I wouldn't know how to change it Sorry.

    However, what I can say is that if you unlock a phone [I am assuming that you would follow the same steps above, but use a Virgin PRL, [Someone correct me if that's wrong please.] a carrier cannot deny a request to have an ESN -added- to their network, so I would look into that.

    If for some reason, you wouldn't be able to add the phones ESN to Virgin's network, I would recommend looking into Cricket or Metro, whichever is predominant in your area, if it fits into the type of budget you're looking at. I switched to Metro from Virgin because I couldn't stand Virgin's customer service.

    I hope this has been of some help! Good luck!

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    its federal controlled so it is a serious offense in all 50 and minor states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodat105
    its federal controlled so it is a serious offense in all 50 and minor states.
    Thanks for clearing that up

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    wow!! thanks so much!

    that really help me out alot!

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