Samsung Galaxy S III and CDMA Workshop

Has anyone successfully been able to use the new Sprint Galaxy S III (S3 not S2) and CDMA Workshop to move to Ting?  Some say that the S III has a VIA chipset which would be incompatible with CDMA Workshop, but in other cases I have read the US versions of the S III are based on the Qualcomm chipset.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated before purchasing the S III.

 

Thanks!

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  • I haven't heard anyone porting the SIII over to Ting yet.

    It's rare for a CDMA phone not to use a Qualcomm processor. The CDMA Galaxy SIII uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 chip, so it should be reprogrammable if prior history is any indication.

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  • Hi Ryan

    After doing more research, you are right.  CDMA workshop will work with the US version of the cdma Galaxy S III.

    Thanks for the reply!

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  • Let us know how things go. I too am waiting to use a galaxy S3. 

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  • Has anyone tried yet?

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  • I'm happy to confirm that it does work. Got 3G on the S3.

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  • $108 for CDMA workshop seems quite hefty when you only need it for personal use. Are there any reliable alternatives?

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  • Mark,

    If it is a Sprint GSIII, then Ting's BYOD would be a good option, when it becomes available. I think they are still targeting to offer BYOD before the end of this year.

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  • Bruce, thanks, but I am not that patient. =P

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  • I know that can be difficult. I just got my Sprint Epic 4G on Ting. Now I can sell my Ting HTC Detail (EVO Shift 4G) that I bought in June. I could not wait either, but took a different path.

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  • Ok, so I am not talented or skilled in the electronics field in the least so please excuse the simplicity of my question. I am wanting to move from T-mobile and use our already recently purchased Galaxy S3's and am reading that I can do that if I purchase the CDMA workshop that is $108. So am I to understand that with this purchase it makes it possible to use my current phone? Do I have to purchase one for each of my phones and is it easy to install? We are trying to make the decision to move over to Ting, thus I need this info to know if it makes sense to do this for us. We have a large family and have a total of 10 lines, thus we really could use the savings. Thanks in advance for the info and help. Misty

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  • Misty,

    If you bought Galaxy S3's from Ting, they can just be activated.

    T-Mobile Galaxy S3's cannot work on Ting because they have do not have a CDMA radio. T-Mobile uses GSM.

    For Sprint Galaxy S3's, you can either use CDMA Workshop (only 1 copy needed) plus a Ting donor phone for each Galaxy S3 you with to move to Ting or you can wait until has finished testing allowing Sprint phones on Ting. I was involved in testing this and now have a Sprint Galaxy S phone (Epic 4G) that is now on Ting.

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  • I've successfully (well, mostly) swapped a Sprint Galaxy S3 to Ting.  I used a Ting Optimus S (refurbished) as a donor phone and used DFS (the free version) to do the reading/writing to the Qualcomm chipset on both phones.  It was actually less scary than it sounded when I read up on it.  I'm still having some issues that I believe are related to AAA/HA keys (my 3G works on some towers and doesn't work on others), I'm starting a post to see if anyone can help with my issues there.

    Once I've got it worked out, I'd be happy to do a writeup of the steps necessary to swap an LG Optimus S donor to a Samsung Galaxy S3 :)

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  • Would it be possible to bring over a Verizon Galaxy S3 to Ting? I believe Verizon phones use CDMA as well.

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  • Peter, any further info on getting data to work on all towers with your S3?  I've BYOD'd my old HTC Evo 3D to Ting but really want to use my Sprint Galaxy S3.  Since BYOD isn't allowed by Sprint on this device, I'm looking at using CDMA Workshop or DFS or similar software to swap the ESNs but am unfamiliar with the process so a writeup with more details would be very helpful.

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  • Bounethai: I'm about to do this in the coming weeks, with a m370 donor phone. I'm not worried about no lte, Goal is to have a ting smartphone that will work on gsm networks when travelling, and not deal with the lack of ics/jellybean support that plagues the photon.

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