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  1. Saijin_Naib's Avatar
    I'm on cricket wireless as well and i haven't been on any cricket branded phones until now. That means no VVM. You could try a third party VVM provider called YouMail.
    Do you have any insight into why CricKet VVM is "special" when compared to the other carriers? From what I understand, most other carriers are natively supported by WP/W10M. Is it an issue on Microsoft's side or on ATT/CricKet's side? I'd really like to see VVM support, but not at the cost of being on grossly outdated firmware.

    I think I'm just going to de-brand my Lumia 635 to the NA Variant, get the firmware, go back to W10M Fast Ring, and be "happy" as I can on this device. I think a Lumia 735 or 640 are in my future...

    Edit:
    I've nearly completed the de-brand to the NA variant, but I can't get the thor2 command to execute properly as it says that -skipflash is not a supported command. It looks like perhaps the syntax has been changed and it is now -skip_flash. Is that correct?

    I can't believe the NA variant doesn't have GDR2 still. Wow. Is there a single ROM that is actually fully up to date for this device?

    I've attached a screenshot of the console output if that would be helpful.

    Edit 2:
    After updating the product code with thor2, the Windows Device Recovery Tool saw that the server had updated firmware and OS version compared to what was on the phone, despite the fact that I had checked multiple times for updates after I had changed the registry values and had found no updates. Really odd. Glad I performed that last step!
    Attached Thumbnails thor2.png  
    Last edited by Saijin_Naib; 03-02-2016 at 02:57 AM.
    03-02-2016 02:27 AM
  2. pankaj981's Avatar
    Glad to know it worked for you. I usually do not use the thor2 cmd line for flashing. It's either through the Product Support Tool or a combination of WDRT and Fiddler.
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    03-02-2016 07:53 AM
  3. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Yes, the original -skipflash was a typo, I corrected my post but not until after pankaj981 copied it into the OP. Pankaj981, can you fix that please? It is -skip_flash with an underscore.
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    03-02-2016 09:54 AM
  4. Saijin_Naib's Avatar
    Glad to know it worked for you. I usually do not use the thor2 cmd line for flashing. It's either through the Product Support Tool or a combination of WDRT and Fiddler.
    It was quite a project, but it seems to have been worthwhile. I still can't Hotspot or get Visual Voice Mail, but I've noticed very significant improvements in call quality, multitasking, battery life, SMS lag, system stability, and general speed of the device. Absolutely worth it, and thank you so much for your help in this!

    Now we just need to figure out how to get VVM and Hotspot for CricKet on the NA ROM :P

    Yes, the original -skipflash was a typo, I corrected my post but not until after pankaj981 copied it into the OP. Pankaj981, can you fix that please? It is -skip_flash with an underscore.
    Ahh, gotcha. I thought that perhaps they had changed the syntax during the course of the various WDRT/thor2 updates since I came to the party fairly late, haha.

    I've attached a picture of the current status of my device.

    Am I fully up to date? Did I miss any firmware or anything? If I'm going to keep this thing (which it seems I will until something like the 735 comes out in the USA), I want it to work right.
    Attached Thumbnails wp_ss_20160303_0001.png  
    03-03-2016 10:36 AM
  5. pankaj981's Avatar
    Now we just need to figure out how to get VVM and Hotspot for CricKet on the NA ROM :P
    Enabling Cricket VVM on a non-Cricket branded WP would be a feat in itself..lol. BTW hotspot only works if you have that in your plan.

    Yes, the original -skipflash was a typo, I corrected my post but not until after pankaj981 copied it into the OP. Pankaj981, can you fix that please? It is -skip_flash with an underscore.
    Done
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    03-03-2016 10:58 AM
  6. Saijin_Naib's Avatar
    Enabling Cricket VVM on a non-Cricket branded WP would be a feat in itself..lol. BTW hotspot only works if you have that in your plan.
    Why is that though? I thought that WP/W10M have built in profiles for VVM? Is CricKet's profile simply not built in? Couldn't we modify the registry to set whatever keys we need for that?

    I'm too used to my webOS and FireFoxOS devices that let me HotSpot on CricKet without any fuss. I assume that WP/W10M are checking the service provider for a status about hotspotting or is something else going on that prevents it from happening? Quite frustrating as I use my phone as a work tool, so having access to a hotspot when I'm deployed in the field is something very useful to me. I may just have to get another FFXOS device and use that :C
    03-03-2016 11:03 AM
  7. pankaj981's Avatar
    Why is that though? I thought that WP/W10M have built in profiles for VVM? Is CricKet's profile simply not built in? Couldn't we modify the registry to set whatever keys we need for that?
    We could but there hasn't been known reports until now.

    I'm too used to my webOS and FireFoxOS devices that let me HotSpot on CricKet without any fuss. I assume that WP/W10M are checking the service provider for a status about hotspotting or is something else going on that prevents it from happening? Quite frustrating as I use my phone as a work tool, so having access to a hotspot when I'm deployed in the field is something very useful to me. I may just have to get another FFXOS device and use that :C
    Actually I have only seen reports of Android phones to be able to enable tethering on Cricket. My wife's iPhone 6S doesn't even show the toggle in settings after inserting the Cricket SIM.
    03-03-2016 07:27 PM
  8. Saijin_Naib's Avatar
    We could but there hasn't been known reports until now.
    How do we go about poking in the ROM to see what registry settings it uses for it? I was reading somewhere in the WP developer documents that VVM settings are just registry configs the carrier have to make and put into the ROM, but I don't recall where they get stored.
    Actually I have only seen reports of Android phones to be able to enable tethering on Cricket. My wife's iPhone 6S doesn't even show the toggle in settings after inserting the Cricket SIM.
    Now you've seen reports of FireFoxOS and webOS tethering just fine on CricKet :) I've done it across one webOS device and 3 FireFoxOS devices, so I'm 100% certain it works just fine.
    03-04-2016 12:09 AM
  9. pankaj981's Avatar
    How do we go about poking in the ROM to see what registry settings it uses for it? I was reading somewhere in the WP developer documents that VVM settings are just registry configs the carrier have to make and put into the ROM, but I don't recall where they get stored.
    They may be but at this point there are some unknowns.

    Now you've seen reports of FireFoxOS and webOS tethering just fine on CricKet :) I've done it across one webOS device and 3 FireFoxOS devices, so I'm 100% certain it works just fine.
    It doesn't work on iOS and WP, Android may be because of a hack. As far as I know its against Cricket's T&C to tether without it being enabled in your plan.
    03-04-2016 12:33 PM
  10. Droska's Avatar
    Can someone upload the de-branding tools to a server like mega? i cant download from Yandex...
    03-06-2016 06:41 PM
  11. Saijin_Naib's Avatar
    They may be but at this point there are some unknowns.
    It doesn't work on iOS and WP, Android may be because of a hack. As far as I know its against Cricket's T&C to tether without it being enabled in your plan.
    I found the developer article on what settings Visual Voicemail needs to function:
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...=vs.85%29.aspx

    I'm trying to re-brand my ATT GoPhone Lumia 640 to the CricKet variant right now, and if that is successful, I'm going to see if I can run the CustomWPSystem hack on it to poke in the registry to find the CricKet keys.

    Changing the product code with thor2 isn't enough to have WDRT cross-flash the firmware. ATT's stupid lock is still on the device.

    For the Custom WP System route, I have the product code for the Cricket Lumia 640 from the vpl file:
    <Description>RM-1073 VAR NAM US CRICKET SL</Description>
    <TypeDesignator>RM-1073</TypeDesignator>
    <ProductCode>059X0B6</ProductCode>

    What I lack to try this method on my Lumia 640 is these items:
    PhoneMobileOperatorName
    PhoneManufacturerModelName

    Where can these be found?

    Thanks!
    Last edited by Saijin_Naib; 03-14-2016 at 04:06 PM.
    03-14-2016 03:31 PM
  12. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    I'm trying to re-brand my ATT GoPhone Lumia 640 to the CricKet variant right now, and if that is successful, I'm going to see if I can run the CustomWPSystem hack on it to poke in the registry to find the CricKet keys.

    Changing the product code with thor2 isn't enough to have WDRT cross-flash the firmware. ATT's stupid lock is still on the device.
    There's a thread specific to the 640 which should get you sorted. http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...a-640-lte.html
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    04-08-2016 02:08 PM
  13. mgforce's Avatar
    Hello All,

    I am new member here... must start with confession that am noob when it comes to Windows / Lumia. Long back had used Windows 5 & 6 and and then moved to Android. Today am here because have got spare AT&T branded Nokia Lumia 635 (RM-975) which is officially unlocked. The OS version is 8.10.12397.895 and phone Update returns with status as "Phone is up to date".

    I want to to un-brand this phone and update to firmware which has maximum LTE bands open. And this is where am confused how to proceed.

    Especially because the guide in OP talks about having min. OS 8.10.14219. Also the download links (for files needed) is not working.

    Pls give me some pointers, tips and direction. Thanks in advance

    EDIT:
    After couple of hours of search, reading etc have been able to get the CustomWPSystem and Custom PFD files from xda and still proceeding without worrying much of base OS version.

    But when ibstalling CustomPFD from SD Card the CustomWPSystem just closed without any message about operation complete? Any idea here.
    Last edited by mgforce; 06-03-2016 at 09:22 AM.
    06-03-2016 06:31 AM
  14. mgforce's Avatar
    Guess, no one to help newbie

    EDIT:
    Finally got this working. Thanks to help of xda members Pasquiindustry & DilanChd followed by using steps as in OP.
    Last edited by mgforce; 06-06-2016 at 06:11 AM.
    06-04-2016 01:26 PM
  15. Lautaro Papagno's Avatar
    Hi, does Facebook Messenger crash on your W10 635 ?
    10-15-2016 04:34 PM
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