*- None of this would be possible without the shared knowledge of others in Ting threads who have paved the way with other donor phones!
- Joey Scotti for his support, patience and persistence!
Things to know before you start:**
- Donor Phone: Samsung SPH-M370
- Software: QXDM (used for reading the elusive HA and AAA Shared Passwords)
- Software: Data Pilot v520 trial software http://www.tucows.com/preview/421541
**===== Getting the info from the M370 (donor phone): =====**
Connect your PC to your M370:
1) Install the Data Pilot software which will provide the drivers for the M370
2) Connect your phone. Your laptop should recognize the M370 and install the drivers
Profile-0 (3G data): Getting HA + AAA Shared Passwords:
1) Connect the M370 to QXDM
2) Select Command Output from the View drop down list
3) In the Command box, type spc <your-MSL-here> (without the “<” and “>” signs). Example: spc 123456
4) Press Enter
5) In the Command box, type Password 01f2030f5f678ff9
6) Press Enter
7) In the Command box, type Requestnvitemread ds_mip_ss_user_prof 0 for Profile-0 which is your 3G data connection
8) Press Enter
9) To find the “HA Shared Password” for Profile-0: Skip past the green text (as seen in the attached image in the word doc) and look for the purple/blue text for your passwords. Look for mn_ha_shared_secret  thru . In the example in the attached image, the hex password 736563726474 translates to ‘secret’ when converted to ASCII. If you are curious and want to convert Hex to ASCII, you can use this site: http://www.dolcevie.com/js/converter.html
10) To find the “AAA Shared Password” for Profile-0: Skip past the green text (attached image in doc) and look for the purple/blue text for your passwords. Look for mn_aaa_shared_secret  thru .
Profile-1 (1x data): Getting HA + AAA Shared Passwords:
11) Repeat steps 7 thru 10 above, except that you will look for the Profile-1 (1x data) passwords by using the “Requestnvitemread ds_mip_ss_user_prof 1” command.
===== Sprint Evo 4G as the Target Phone =====
I was able to clone the M370 to my Sprint Evo 4G and now have the following:
- 1x Data Connection (initially until I found the Profile-0 passwords for 3G data connection)
- 3G Data Connection
I used CDMA Workshop to transfer the settings from the M370 to the Evo as follows:
1) Import the NAM1 profile from the M370
2) Import the NAM2 profile from the M370
3) Set the Profile-0 HA Shared Password
4) Set the Profile-0 AAA Shared Password
5) Set the Profile-1 HA Shared Password
6) Set the Profile-0 AAA Shared Password
7) Set the ESN
8) Set the MEID
Note: While I did use CDMA Workshop, others have also been successful with QPST and QXDM software which are both free.
I am now a new Ting customer enjoying the service and $aving$!
If you need clarification on any of the above steps. . . or find mistakes, please let me know.
I will update/fix the post.
Thanks, Joe . . .
===== How to add MMS -- [Contributed by Joey on 8/8/2012) =====
**To add that to get MMS (picture messages), you have to change the MMSC URL on the target phone. Ting uses the URL: http://mms.plspictures.com for their MMS service, which differs from the sprintpcs URL that is pre-programmed on Sprint Android phones. I was told by Ting support today that in order to activate your MMS account, you have to send an MMS on your donor phone first, before being able to use it on your target phone. Then, on the target* phone, you have to change the MMSC URL. I say to do this on yoru donor phone first for good measure, as that is an unmodified Ting phone so the instructions Ting gave me should definitely work on the donor phone. I am trying this today on my lunch break and will report back if it is successful.
Step 1*: send an MMS message on your donor phone to activate your MMS account. if the message is not set successfully, you need to make sure your Ting phnoe has the correct MMSC url to begin with as well. Ting support can tell you how to get into the settings to change this, but I'm told the Vero at least is ##3282# (##DATA#).
- HTC Androids: dial ##DATA#, go to edit mode, type in your MSL for the target phone (I set mine to 000000 when I unlock my Androids). then scroll to MMSC URL and enter ** http://mms.plspictures.com**. Might have to hit menu to save changes, I don't remember.
- Samsung Androids: dial *#*#DATA#*#*, go to edit mode, type in your MSL, go to 'Others', and change the MMSC URL to ** http://mms.plspictures.com**. I believe changes are committed instantly.
Step 3: you may have to reboot. try sending an MMS from your target phone to a friend to test. Hopefully others can report if these instructions are successful or not.