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    Trying to Rebrand Galaxy from Boost to Virgin

    Hi I have a J700PVPU2BQJ2 which has been carrier (uicc) unlocked and would like to use this phone on the Virgin Mobile network. Ive seen plenty of threads saying it cannot be done, which is why I am here asking the best.

    For starters, I have J700PVPU2BQJ2 which was on Boost, which I am currently using with virgin, however this active phone was not branded when I purchased it. Both are UICC unlocked.

    The new Boost phone accepted my VM Sim with a bunch of network errors.
    I am assuming at this point I need to flash the J700p stock ROM and reconfigure the APN settings before this phone can be used on Virgin mobile. I have to "unbrand it" is it easier to flash or root and remove?

    Any suggestions? Can I copy the APN names from my working Galaxy? Any stock roms around? customs? At what point do I try to activate the phone?

    On the other J700p Im rooted, bootloader, busy box, vnc, and 4 Linux OSes on partitioned SD cards. I even have the SDRs but this network thing is not my department. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

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    I flashed the Galaxy J700P factory image and boost is still set up. Apparently I need to change the CSC to VMU? I managed to get the MSL with 'am start com.sec.hiddenmenu/.Program_Edit' but I have still dont have the network config and branding ironed out. Is this a code I need to enter? I think it was something like *#code*imei* or something like that? The flash rom was a single md5 file, and did not have a seperate CSC file. The only advantage here is that I have 2 identical phones, one on Virgin and one stuck on Boost xD

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    I made some progress here.
    The problem was really identifying what type of CSC this phone had.
    This is a multli carrier branded multi csc GSM/CDMA phone.
    I needed to edit /efs/imei/mps_code.dat and /system/csc/sales_code.dat
    from BST to VMU. This requires root. Then I had to copy the contents
    of the VMU folder to the CSC folder
    The *#272*imei# did not work, even after factory reset
    A little more work and this phone should be ready to self activate.
    Ill need to unroot, flash stock, reroot, then flash a custom ROM.
    Where is that girl who has the debloated custom for the j700p?



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    boost mobile phones are not compatible with virgin mobile services - https://community.virginmobileusa.co...bile/td-p/3627

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    Go to XDA. You might get help there. This forum has NO support for flashing, rooting etc. At best you'd probably get wrong info here.

    For what it does Hofo is the best.

    But your better off at XDA Developers.
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    Thank you kind Sir!
    I have learned the CSC folder
    backwards and forwards.
    There is even a hidden
    CSC extra features file which
    can be activated. Funny though,
    I actually got the two phones
    mixed up and edited my own
    carrier files as well
    Thanks again.. XDA is super
    technical, been a member!
    if anything I would
    embarrass myself asking
    stupid questions there lol

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    You can handle XDA. Key for me is I try extra-hard to be humble there & express my appreciation.

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