Sprint LG Optimus G (LS970)

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  • I would assume it would work, minus the LTE as that can't be switched over currently. I don't have any proof that a Sprint device will work with BYOD to Ting, but I have reason to believe that it would based on my experience activating my Optimus G that I bought from the Ting store directly.

    Out of the box, the phone appeared setup to run on Sprint. It would connect to the Sprint towers (expected since Ting uses Sprint towers) and the carrier text showed Sprint. I had a heck of a time getting it to activate, though. Went through the steps to manually change the device's phone number and MID and it still wouldn't activate. So I used the LGNPST tool to reset the device back to a factory image. After doing this, the phone immediately activated upon boot and the carrier text now said "LG" instead of "Sprint".

    So, my assumption is that if you used LGNPST to reset the device to a factory image and manually changed the phone number/MID... then I'd think it has a good chance of working.

     

    You can take this with a grain of salt, though, as it's all just assumption. Again, I have no proof that bringing an actual Sprint Optimus G over would work.

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  • @Michael Sleeper You cannot BYOD an Optimus G because it is an LTE device. Sprint will not allow the BYOD.

    Using a donor phone may be possible, but that is not BYOD.

    @Michael Hartzheim I have proof that you can BYOD Sprint devices to Ting. I have done that with a Samsung Epic 4G and a Sanyo Katana II. Just because Ting sells a device does not mean it is on the BYOD whitelist from Sprint.

    Ting cannot "claim" the ESN of the phone because Sprint does not currently allow an BYOD of LTE capable devices.

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  • I have a Sprint LG Optimus G running on Ting. The Ting people talked me through the process, which was relatively simple. The Optimus G is on the updated list of BYODs.

     

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  • Yes, LTE devices are now permitted. When I posted back in February, they were not permitted.

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  • I have three lg optimus g's ls970 all running ting, two with stock rom one of which is rooted and the third with carbon rom. all fully functional.

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  • Caleb,

    You say the Carbon ROM based unit is fully functional. Does that include LTE data? I am currently running a Cyanogen 12 nightly and haven't gotten LTE working.

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  • YES I WORKS DIAL ##DATA# AND EDIT MMSC: HTTP://WHOLESALE.MMSMVNO.COM/MMS/WAPENC THEN ALL WILL WORK ACTIVATION, UPDATES, DATA SERVICES.

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